With her brow-grazing bangs and glossy, shoulder-length strands, actress Rashida Jones appears to have it all put together on top, but the “Parks and Recreation” star admits that she’s come a long way to loving her locks.
“I remember my mom used to spend hours trying to put my very fine, very straight hair up in a ponytail,” said Jones. “I also remember putting my hair in cloth rollers overnight, so I could rock a Shirley Temple look to school. I was elated with the results,” said Jones.
She adds, “I love my hair when it’s not unpredictable, when it is being my friend and is shiny and full, versus freaking out on me by being dry and frizzy, everything else in my life feels manageable for me.”
Styling Jones’ frizzy and fine hair to achieve the look she yearns for is quite the battle, and one that many women can relate to. So, it only seemed natural that the 35-year-old teamed up with Dove Hair Care to launch the “Make Friends With Your Hair” campaign — a nationwide movement where women are invited to put on their acting caps and produce a video on how their hair has an alter ego for a chance to win a trip to New York and experience a tress-formation by Dove Celebrity Stylist Mark Townsend.
British makeup artist Lisa Eldridge, who helps guide my brushes from the palette to my face with her reassuring voice and smile in the Chanel Makeup Confidential videos, recently unveiled the French fashion house’s Spring 2012 nail colors on her website. The candy-colored trio of shades include April (a rich garnet), May (a rose pink) and June (a creamy pastel apricot). But it’s the latter polish that caught my attention, as it reminded me of the orange sherbet my grandmother bought for hazy, summer days in South Carolina.
“I was immediately drawn to June (I’m wearing it in the pic) as its one of those shades that flatters many skin-tones,” wrote Eldridge. “I’m all about June’s future bloom.”
When we met with Eva Mendes back in June to discuss her new role as the face of Thierry Mugler Angel fragrance, we also brought you this behind-the-scenes video of the actress preparing for the campaign’s soon-to-launch commercial. It features Mendes singing “The Windmills of Your Mind,” a song that you might recognize from “The Thomas Crown Affair.” After we talked about her beauty routine and long-standing love for the Angel scent, the actress actually revealed that she wasn’t originally slated to sing in the commercial: “They had the original version of the song and they said they wanted to modernize it. I quickly volunteered, I was like, ‘I could modernize it.’ It just happens to be one of my favorite songs. It was a big moment for me.”
Pat McGrath is easily the most sought-after makeup artist in the world. Every season, her backstage beauty looks set the trends we’ll see on magazine covers, editorial shoots, red carpet starlets and girls on the street. Like we said, Pat’s the best in the game. While she was responsible for much of Fashion Week’s super minimal, washed-down makeup, as well as the more exaggerated intense eye looks, we wanted to know McGrath’s take on the perennial makeup classic: the bright lip. (A somewhat tricky thing to pull off.) We polled the industry veteran (and creative advisor for Dolce & Gabbana The Makeup) on everything from mastering a matte look to finding the right red for your skin tone to the shade that works on everyone.
Jessica Alba. Photos: Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Giorgio Armani | JEAN-PAUL AUSSENARD/BAUER-GRIFFINUptown: Giorgio Armani and Vanity Fair private dinner in Los Angeles, California
Look: The 30-year-old actress attended the stylish affair wearing loose, yet lush locks, bold brows, smokey eyes and warm, beige lip gloss.
Downtown: “Spy Kids: All The Time in The World” premiere in Los Angeles, California
Look: A pregnant Alba beamed on the red carpet of her latest film with her caramel strands in a soft updo, winged-out liner, bronzer and nude lipstick.
For me, it started with my left eyebrow. I do this thing where — if I’m confused or irritated — I raise my left eyebrow. Used to be, the skin around my eyebrow went right back to where it should be. But now that I’m creeping (or maybe being dragged is a more accurate way to put it) toward my mid-30s, it doesn’t do that anymore. There’s this little ghost of a line, right where there used to be smooth skin.
From starring in the Harry Potter films to modeling for Burberry to gracing the cover of Vogue to becoming the new face of Lancôme, Emma Watson has seamlessly (and stunningly) made the transition from child actor to style icon. The actress, with her ever-evolving pixie cut and perfectly-tamed brows, also has the the gamine beauty look down pat. We sat down with Watson to discuss her very exciting (and soon to launch) new Lancôme campaign (we’ll tell you more about it soon), as well her part in the new film “My Week With Marilyn,” the ultimate makeup for short hair and her secret to those amazing brows.