Famous Faces


Thursday, December 20th, 2018
NAME:  Joan R
AGE:  73
CITY/STATE:  New York City
BEAUTY PHILOSOPHY:  As I age I pay more attention to skincare and keep a lighter hand on the makeup
PM BEAUTY ROUTINE: Whamisa Organic Flowers Cleansing Oil,  CO Bigelow Dr. Galen Herbal Skin Tonic No. 010, Royal Fern Phytoactive Anti-Aging Eye Cream
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT PRODUCT:  Homeoplasmine Magic Cream
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT COSMETIC:  Divaderme Lash Extender
MOST EXPENSIVE PRODUCTVintners Daughter Active Botanical Serum
BEST BARGAIN PRODUCT: e.l.f. Essential Instant Life Brow Pencil
COMMENTS/ANECDOTES:  See Philosophy above: compared to my regime as my 30ish self, today’s me wears little or no foundation in the daytime, and only eyeshadow, mascara and lip color.  My skin looks fine with only an occasional swipe of blusher, and my mantra is that good skin was the gift of menopause.


Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

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Marc Jacobs Beauty has named Irina Shayk the face of its 2019 campaign, launching January 14th at Sephora Russia.  Shot by David Sims, Shayk appears in a turban wearing the brand’s Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette in Glambition, Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon in Mist Me and (Grape)Vine, with Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara. Katie Grand served as Creative Director for the campaign, with makeup by Diane Kendal and hair by Guido Palau.

Irina joins iconic women such as Jessica Lange, Edie Campbell, Winona Ryder, Aya Jones, Kaia Gerber, Adwoa Aboah, and Lila Moss, who have been, and also currently are, serving as faces of the brand.

“I’ve loved and admired Marc for his wonderful fashions and overarching vision of beauty. it’s such an honor to represent marc jacobs beauty in my home country,” Shayk exclaimed in a press release.


Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

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According to legendary makeup artist, Bobbi Brown, a bold red lip isn’t for everyone (including herself and Jennifer Aniston).  The classic red lip evokes the style of Grace Kelly, when paired with minimal makeup elsewhere.  To update the classic, Brown asserts it must be accompanied by the  look of ease — without liner or gloss!

“I am a fan of a true matte finish for long-lasting wear, but make sure the formula isn’t too dry or it will noticeably dry out lips,” she warns. “Apply with a brush and blot! Always check to make sure you have filled in to the inner corner of the mouth and to the end of the lips with out over lining.”  Again, the overall look must appear effortless and pared with a nearly-bare face (minimal blush, black mascara, nude shower, and tailored black liner (on the top lash line only)

If you are still searching for that perfect red, Brown recommends a bright pink or blue red for very pale skin, an orange-red for warmer skin tones, and a browner red for deep skin tones.  “Don’t be afraid to mix your own shade, using two or more of your favorite colors,” she adds.