Famous Faces

TREND ALERT: THE “NO ARCH” BROWS!

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

BrowsIt seems like Hollywood is raising eyebrows with a new youthful look, the “no arch” brows.  Victoria Beckham, Natalie Portman, Miranda Kerr, Emma Watson and others have been ditching the high-arch, made famous by Grace Kelly, Sophia Loren, and Elizabeth Taylor during the 1950s, in favor of this chic Koren beauty trend.  According to the Daily Mail, the “no arch brow” – literally a straight, thick brow with zero arch in it – is being touted as the cheapest and most effective way to knock years off your face.  M·A·C Senior Artist, Pablo Rodriguez, explains, “Straighter eyebrows look fuller, more boyish so it gives a youthful natural look.”  But others disagree.  “It’s been done before. It’s nothing new,” says Hollywood brow guru, Robert Bolaños.  He shares, “The main thing to do is not to cut or trim the eyebrows,” staying away from the popular “crew cut” look.

So how do you recreate this look at home?  Global Brow Expert Maybelline New York, Maribeth Madron, explains, “The brow should begin between the inner corner of the eye and bridge of the nose.  First, make sure to use a sharp pencil. Then, begin in the center of the brow and make short upward and outward strokes with very little pressure; this mimics the softness of your actual brows.”  Then she suggests, “Add definition by filling any holes with pencil, setting them with brow powder, and finishing with brow gel for a touch of shine and hold.”

UNDERCOVER AGENT REVEALED: CONNIE C!

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015
UA ConnieAGE: 16
CITY/STATE:  San Francisco, CA
BEAUTY PHILOSOPHY:   A person is only as beautiful as their mentality
AM BEAUTY ROUTINE: I wash my face with a wet washcloth then moisturize with Olay’s All Day Moisturizer with spf 15. I let that sit and absorb while I change out of my PJs. Afterwards, I prime my T-zone with the original Smashbox Photo Finish primer and apply Urban Decay’s Urban Defense tinted moisturizer to areas that need some coverage. I wet a flat eyeliner brush with water and dip it into a taupe eyeshadow to lightly fill my brows in. Then I dust over my entire face with e.l.f.’s Studio High Definition Powder. Finally I curl my lashes and finish with Lancôme’s Hypnôse mascara.
PM BEAUTY ROUTINE:  I wash my face in the shower.  I alternate between scrubbing my face with my Michael Todd Soniclear and Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, and Biore Acne Clearing Scrub. Then I use a Sisley Rosewater Toner, spot treat any zits appearing. Finally, I moisturize with the Neutrogena Combination Skin Oil Free Moisture.
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT PRODUCT:  Face scrub
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT COSMETIC:  Lip color
MOST EXPENSIVE PRODUCT:  Lancôme’s Hypnôse mascara
BEST BARGAIN PRODUCT:  Hands down, the e.l.f. Essential Eyelash Curler. It’s only $1 on their site and they also sell replacement pads for dirt cheap.
FAVORITE BEAUTY TOOL:  Heated lash curler
COMMENTS: Beauty radiates from the inside so stay humble and know your self worth​

 

IMPERFECTION IS BEAUTIFUL!

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Raisman

RAISMAN BARES ALL!

Olympic gymnast, Aly Raisman, has been in competition for most of her life.  The 21-year-old, who considers herself “old” for the sport, is currently training for the 2016 Rio games.  “I work out six days, 32 hours a week for the dream of competing at the Olympics again. I’m always eating healthy, always going to bed early. Everything I put into my body is for the purpose of gymnastics,” she admits.

Posing nude for ESPN The Magazine’s Body Issue, the superstar believes that imperfection is beautiful. “Instead of being insecure about my muscles,” she shared, “I’ve learned to love them. I don’t even think of it as a flaw anymore because it’s made me into the athlete that I am.”