Michael Ashton, longtime makeup artist to Adele, opened up to The Cut about some of his stage secrets. One which caught our eye involved eyeshadow primer. Eyeshadow primer is intended to prevent powder and cream shadows from pilling and creasing, locking in color up to twelve hours. “Dusting powder on top of concealer can cause creasing,” he explains. “Prepping concealer with a primer first does not.” Ashton regularly dabs the primer underneath the eyes — favoring Marc Jacobs Beauty Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Eye Primer — prior to applying concealer. Not only does it make the cosmetic last longer, but the coconut oil transforms the concealer’s texture into a creamy confection.
The modern-day selfie-set is tired of looking so sexy, sultry, sophisticated, overdone, and plumped, as it often causes aging. Many are opting for a sweeter look. Turning to plastic surgeons for “Dimpleplasty,” it is believed to be the ultimate rejuvenation treatment. From check to chin, the outpatient procedure is in high-demand, as a “punctuated” smile with dimples is believed to relay a more youthful appearance. “We are seeing more and more patients (men and women) who are looking to frame their smile with dimples to get that effect they were not born with in one simple session,” said Dr. Gabriel Chiu, founder of Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery. “My patients often reference Jennifer Garner, Fergie and Demi Lovato for their dimples in the same way women often wanted the Cindy Crawford mole or Angelina Jolie lips,” he shares.
Yet, the procedure is not exclusively for women; even men are demanding dimples. While Dimpleplasty is most commonly performed on the cheeks, it is also used to create a cleft chin. “It is something that is distinctive and memorable and makes your face more unique,” observes Chiu. “There was time people wanted to fill in the defect (especially for the cleft chin on women and even at times men), but now with Sandra Bullock and Ben Affleck being examples of leading looks in Hollywood, the trend for clefts and dimples has cycled and it is high in demand.” (more…)
Actress Jessica Chastain, 40, has been named the face of Ralph Lauren’s new fragrance, Woman by Ralph Lauren. The scent, which becomes available next month, features top notes of pear, rhubarb, and black currant, with middle notes of tuberose, orange flower, and Turkish rose, accented by base notes of sandalwood, hazelnut, and vibrant woods. In the print campaign, shot by Steven Meisel, Chastain appears in a classic black tuxedo. Philippe Le Sourd shot the video component.
Sharing with fans on Instagram, the actress posted, “I am so proud to partner with @RalphLauren to represent its newest fragrance, Woman by Ralph Lauren. This campaign embodies what it means to be a woman today and celebrates all of the powerful women in this world,” adding, “I am a #WomanAboveAll.”