Famous Faces


Monday, January 23rd, 2017
No matter where we sit politically, its hard to refute how beautiful First Lady Melania Trump looked at her husband’s inauguration.  According US Magazine, makeup artist, Nicole Bryl, prepped Trump’s skin with small-batch products from her eponymous line.  Beginning with the Artisanal Vitamin C Face Lifting Water and Face Perfecting Serum, Bryl “wanted the emphasis to be on Melania’s perfect skin by adding warmth and dewiness and topping it off with a delicate smokey eye for understated grandeur.”  Juxtaposed was girlish pout, created with Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil (Cruz), filled in with Urban Decay Naked Ultra Nourishing Lipgloss (Lovechild).
For Trump’s evening look, Bryl deepened the smoky eye with a mix of Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Defining Eye Shadow Wet/Dry (Brash Bronze) and Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Corrupt), applying over upper and lower lash lines and inside tear ducts for “extra pop and sophistication.”  Lips were freshened with a layer of Urban Decay Vice Lipstick (Naked Cream), applied over Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Lip Pencil (Rose).


Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Calling Angelina Jolie the “icon” of its new fragrance for women, Mon Guerlain, French beauty brand, Guerlain Parfumier, announced its partnership with the actress on Monday.  Jolie, 41, and the legendary fragrance brand (established in 1828) began their partnership more than a year ago, when she was shooting a film in Cambodia; however, according to the brand’s press release, Jolie’s love for Guerlain began at childhood.  She recalls the scent of her mother’s violet-laced Guerlain powder and the wonderful memories it evoked.  While elements of the fragrance have yet to be released, master perfumer, Thierry Wasser, said he drew inspiration for the scent from “notes of a woman,” meaning “the choices, emotions, and dreams that embody modern femininity.”  Jolie, a very modern business woman and true philanthropist, is donating her entire salary from the collaboration to one of her charities.  Mon Guerlain will be released in March 2017.


Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

Maye Musk, 68, may be one of the most in-demand models for New York Fashion Week next month.  The glamma grandma, registered dietician nutritionist, and mother of billionaire, Elon Musk, has been working in fashion for more than fifty years; however, it was not until she started letting her hair go gray that she found true success.  “When I was approaching 60, I got sick of being blonde, so I decided to stop coloring my hair. I grew out the gray and I cut it short. People said, ‘You’ll never work again with short gray hair,’ but it came out white and everybody loved it,” she shared with Harper’s Bazaar.  “I got a billboard in Times Square for Target and a billboard in Madison Square Garden for Verizon and my career took off. I started getting a lot of high fashion work then, too,” she continued.  The brand ambassador for Atelier Swarovski has signed with top modeling agency, IMG, worked for beauty brands, Clinique and Revlon, shot spreads for Elle and Italian Vogue, and has even appeared in a Beyoncé video.  “Looking back, letting my hair go natural was an amazing decision because I started getting major ad campaigns. I also signed with agencies in Europe and travelled to many different cities, which I loved. People would stop me in the street and say they loved my hair.”  Musk has become the poster girl of the Greynaissance movement, which has emerged from  a new generation of fashion and beauty consumers  who respond better to products advertised by women their own age.