Lily Aldridge has recalled how she “cried for five days” the first time she was targeted by online trolls.The California-born model is one of the most sought-after names in the fashion business and has landed gigs for the likes of Victoria’s Secret, Ra…
Lily Aldridge has recalled how she “cried for five days” the first time she was targeted by online trolls.
The California-born model is one of the most sought-after names in the fashion business and has landed gigs for the likes of Victoria’s Secret, Ralph Lauren, Levi’s, and Bulgari.
Despite her success in the industry, Lily has had her experiences with social media critics, and in an interview with The Allure Podcast, remembered one particularly difficult time.
“I remember the first time I got paparazzied on a blog and I was like, ‘Ohh she’s major!’ and then I read the comments and I like cried for five days. They were so mean, and I was like, ‘This is not it. I don’t want my picture taken anymore,'” she shared. “I still get scared every post, I’m like, ‘I know somebody is going to say something mean.’ It hurts, it does. I don’t think I’ll ever stop hurting when you see someone saying something not nice about you. You try to grow a thicker skin and I definitely have over the years.”
Elsewhere in the chat, Lily also discussed the more positive elements of social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube and the way in which they have allowed her to communicate directly with her followers.
“When I was a young model, it was really cool to be really mysterious. My idol was Kate Moss, and no one knew what her favourite under-eye cream was. Social media has come around and people want to know more about you. I love doing tutorials and sharing my beauty routines and all that fun stuff,” the 34-year-old commented, noting that she tries to present herself in the most “authentic” way possible. “I am not perfect. I’ve got wrinkles and pores, cellulite and stretch marks – all of it. For my daughter and for future generations, I want beauty to be something that’s about your heart and about who you are and about, the things that matter.”
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Robert Pattinson has been told on more than one occasion he smells “like a crayon”.The British actor, who has been the face of luxury fragrance Dior Homme since 2013, candidly discussed his unique personal scent in an interview with Allure, and joked t…
Robert Pattinson has been told on more than one occasion he smells “like a crayon”.
The British actor, who has been the face of luxury fragrance Dior Homme since 2013, candidly discussed his unique personal scent in an interview with Allure, and joked that it resembled that of embalming fluid used to preserve dead bodies.
“Lots of people tell me I smell like a crayon,” he told the magazine. “Like I’m embalmed.”
In addition to his unusual confession, Pattinson also said he doesn’t wear fragrance all the time as he finds it too powerful, but makes an exception for the Dior Homme scent, which he described as “fresh”.
“I hardly ever wear fragrances. If I wear a fragrance, I find it quite overbearing. But this one, for some reason, you don’t really notice you’re wearing it,” the 33-year-old commented of the high-end cologne. “I can never really describe it. People are like, ‘Is it woody smelling?’ But I don’t really know what wood smells like. It definitely makes me feel more awake. There’s something fresh about it.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Twilight star Pattinson revealed that he was always shocked when he was picked for “good looking” roles in movies and was stunned when he was chosen to play school hunk Cedric Diggory in 2005’s Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
“I never was really up for the good-looking-guy roles, because I’ve always been quite awkward when meeting people. My Harry Potter role was a good-looking guy, and it was a shock that it was quite easy to get,” he explained.
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Lili Reinhart is disappointed by one of her tattoos because it’s “crooked”.The Riverdale star has been inked four times, including an arrow and a rose on her forearms and a cross on her finger, but it’s her fourth tattoo that she’s most upset with. Bef…
Lili Reinhart is disappointed by one of her tattoos because it’s “crooked”.
The Riverdale star has been inked four times, including an arrow and a rose on her forearms and a cross on her finger, but it’s her fourth tattoo that she’s most upset with.
Before she was famous, Reinhart headed to a popular Los Angeles-based artist to get an Earth symbol on her ribcage but it ended up looking like a pizza slice.
“It’s an earth sign – an upside-down triangle with a little line in it,” Reinhart explained. “People think it’s pizza. It’s crooked. I went to a really popular L.A. tattoo artist.
“Then when I was famous, he reached out to me and was like, ‘I would love to tattoo you.’ I was like, ‘B***h, you already did and you made it crooked.’ Well, I didn’t say the crooked part.”
Elsewhere in the interview, the 23-year-old opened up about her battle with cystic acne, which started when she was in elementary school.
“When I was in seventh grade, I started getting cystic acne on my forehead. I still get breakouts, but it’s much more under control now,” she shared, before adding that her biggest beauty extravagance is getting non-invasive laser treatments and facials from Renee Rouleau to help fight breakouts.
The Hustlers star also revealed that she gives her family skincare products as gifts, and is a big fan of the make-up styles on the hit HBO show Euphoria.
“I want glittery stars on my face. Euphoria did an amazing job at segueing crazy makeup into everyday looks, which is so wonderful,” Reinhart gushed.
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Billy Porter has made history with his new cover photoshoot for Allure magazine.The Pose star is the first male-identifying person to front the publication’s The Art of Beauty issue, and in stunning images for accompanying shoot, Porter is dressed in e…
Billy Porter has made history with his new cover photoshoot for Allure magazine.
The Pose star is the first male-identifying person to front the publication’s The Art of Beauty issue, and in stunning images for accompanying shoot, Porter is dressed in extravagant outfits by Area and threeASFOUR.
“She’s a cover girl, y’all! I’m so unbelievably excited and proud to be gracing the cover of @allure’s February 2020 “The Art of Beauty” issue! It is such an honour to be the first male to be on the cover in history,” the 50-year-old wrote on Instagram, alongside an image of his cover. “This is a testament that times can change and are changing. And it happens with visibility. Ya’ll better RUN to newsstands.”
In the accompanying interview for Allure’s February 2020 issue, Porter opened up about his love for fashion and clothes, and joked that when he was younger, his family insisted his taste was too expensive.
“It was always an expression for me. I always wanted to do something different. I always wanted to express myself in my clothes differently. And I always had great taste. And expensive taste. When I was 10, I could walk into a store for my Easter suit and scan the suits, and it would inevitably be the most expensive suit in the store,” he laughed, adding that he was told by his loved ones that he had to get a job so he could afford high fashion.
“I understood they couldn’t give me the s**t I wanted.”
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Taraji P. Henson has teased the launch of her new haircare line TPH by Taraji.The Empire star has been working for years on creating the perfect debut collection, and now the 18-piece line, which caters for every hair type, is almost ready. “Guys, TPH …
Taraji P. Henson has teased the launch of her new haircare line TPH by Taraji.
The Empire star has been working for years on creating the perfect debut collection, and now the 18-piece line, which caters for every hair type, is almost ready.
“Guys, TPH is coming. It’s coming, very soon. Stay tuned,” she teased in a short clip on Instagram.
TPH is divided into four categories, covering the basics of cleansing and care, repair, treatment stylers, and scalp-care products for textured, afro and curly hair.
At the heart of her haircare collection lies Taraji’s determination to avoid other women becoming embarrassed by their hair, and recalled a time when she was mortified when having her weave taken out at the salon.
“The first time I went to get the weave taken out, it smelled like mildew. I was so embarrassed. I was washing my hair, but wasn’t drying the weft,” she explained to Allure. “When you have a weave or an install, your hair is braided down, and then sometimes they sew a hair net down on top of that, and then they sew the hair tracks on top of that. My dilemma was how do I get to my scalp? How do I clean it? I didn’t ever want that mildew smell again.”
This incident inspired her to create the clarifying Master Cleanse, which is based on a homemade cleanser Taraji created to refresh her scalp when she wear weaves.
And the 49-year-old insisted that TPH is for every curly-haired woman, not just for those who wear weaves, with products such as the Never Salty Scalp Scrub ($13/£10), Honey Fresh shampoo ($10/£8) and Make It Rain conditioner ($10/£8) suitable for all.
TPH by Taraji is available now from the Target website and in stores from 29 January.
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Drew Barrymore dislikes what she sees when she checks her appearance during photoshoots. The Charlie’s Angels actress has been posing for photographers for decades, having found fame as a young child. However, Drew now believes she’s nearing a time whe…
Drew Barrymore dislikes what she sees when she checks her appearance during photoshoots.
The Charlie’s Angels actress has been posing for photographers for decades, having found fame as a young child. However, Drew now believes she’s nearing a time when she will stop doing them altogether because she has become increasingly critical and spends the duration of the shoot obsessing over how she looks in the monitor.
“It gets harder as you get older,” she confessed on the Allure podcast. “I will see the monitor all the time at photoshoots and just think, ‘Holy hell. I hate what I’m seeing. I don’t feel good about myself. Where did my chin go? Why is it inside my neck? Why are my two eyes so different? Why does the hair not look right? Oh my God! My puffiness, my dark circles. I will literally eviscerate myself.’ And I just think, ‘You know what? Eventually, I don’t want to do this anymore because I don’t want to look at myself that way.'”
The 44-year-old, who also runs a production company and a beauty brand, added that her self-criticism pours over into her work and she never feels like she’s doing a good job.
“All I do is like beat myself up and expect and demand more. I’m really hard on myself,” Drew shared. “I never kick back, put up my feet, and go, ‘You did a good job on that.'”
Yet, having been famous for many years, the mother-of-two has learned to pay no attention to other people’s opinions.
“There were a lot of things I had to go through in front of everybody that were not comfortable. Ultimately, it led to such a great freedom to not have to pretend to be perfect,” she stated. “You cannot be living your life looking and seeking exterior validation. It’s going to be a very exhausting journey.”
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Cher’s new fragrance took four years to create because she kept changing her mind during the process.The pop icon recently released Cher Eau de Couture – her first scent in more than 32 years – and explained that the process took more than four yea…
Cher’s new fragrance took four years to create because she kept changing her mind during the process.
The pop icon recently released Cher Eau de Couture – her first scent in more than 32 years – and explained that the process took more than four years because she kept changing her mind.
“I can’t say exactly why it took four years,” the 73-year-old told Allure magazine. “Nothing ever took me four years. I just knew when I had it. A few times, I thought I had it, but a few days later, I changed my mind. It was kind of like, you know it when you see it.”
Cher Eau de Couture is the Believe hitmaker’s second fragrance, her first being Uninhibited back in 1987. Featuring notes of bergamot, clove, jasmine, rose, sandalwood, vetiver, and vanilla orchid, the fragrance is a mixture of traditionally feminine and masculine scents.
However, Cher was keen to avoid giving her scent a gender.
“I don’t think in terms of genders. I didn’t specifically want to create a ‘genderless’ fragrance. I created it for people who like it. I’ve worn men’s fragrances,” Cher explained. “I wanted a heavy scent. Not that I wanted people to run out of the elevator, but I wanted to be sure it lasted beyond the first spray.”
Her new scent is influenced by her favourite smells and inspired by her mother – who was a big fan of Christian Dior’s Joy.
“I do love the smell of freshly cut grass. I used to do cartwheels and remember that smell really well. I love the smell of popcorn and pumpkin pie. My mom always smelled good. I know she sometimes wore Joy, but she guarded it like it was diamonds,” Cher sweetly recalled.
Cher Eau de Couture is now available for $85 (£66) on scentbeauty.com.
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Lili Reinhart’s hair has become “damaged as hell” as a result of her Riverdale character’s various looks.The 23-year-old spends a lot of time being preened and prepped for her role as Betty Cooper in the popular teen drama series, and in a new intervie…
Lili Reinhart’s hair has become “damaged as hell” as a result of her Riverdale character’s various looks.
The 23-year-old spends a lot of time being preened and prepped for her role as Betty Cooper in the popular teen drama series, and in a new interview for Allure, opened up about the impact it’s having on her locks.
“My hair is damaged as hell from being on my show and just from heat styling in general,” she said. “So, I try to take really good care of my hair.”
As Betty, Lili often has her tresses swept back into a sleek ponytail. But the actress insisted that perfecting the hairstyle isn’t as easy as it looks.
“This ponytail causes me stress,” the star explained. “It takes a long time, longer than you’d think, and it’s really annoying and very frustrating. It’s just the fact that it’s really hard to get it perfect… That’s my biggest struggle. Being on camera, you can’t have flyaways, so I’m looking at my head probably 70 times a day to make sure that my hair is in place. I hate that it’s very high maintenance.”
Lili’s natural hair colour is a much darker blonde than the platinum shade her hair is on Riverdale, and she is desperate to keep her locks from falling out due to over-styling.
“I kind of promised myself if I were offered a role where they said I need to be a redhead (or) I need to be a brunette that I would have to wear a wig because my hair has been through so much,” she added.
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Mandy Moore takes time to meditate every day as it helps her to “mentally rest and recalibrate”.The This Is Us actress discovered meditation less than a year ago after a doctor suggested she meditates every day for 15 minutes, and she’s since become a …
Mandy Moore takes time to meditate every day as it helps her to “mentally rest and recalibrate”.
The This Is Us actress discovered meditation less than a year ago after a doctor suggested she meditates every day for 15 minutes, and she’s since become a convert, with her taking time out every day to get in a quick session.
“I had never had a doctor recommend something like that before, but it is it is a total game-changer,” she told Allure.com. “It’s the perfect reset. I take some time either in my trailer at lunch or when I get home from work, and it’s really helped me physically and mentally rest and recalibrate.”
Mandy tested out all the major meditation apps and settled upon guided meditation because she likes “someone reminding me to focus back on my breathing”.
When she was younger, the 35-year-old never put her wellbeing first, but she now knows the importance of listening to what her body needs.
“Wellness is more than just what I’m putting on my plate. It’s about how much sleep I’m getting. It’s about making sure that I’m setting aside time for my friends and family and having as much of a work/life balance as possible. It’s making sure that I take time to meditate or exercise or just get outside and take a walk my dog,” the star explained. “I’ve always been fairly good at taking care of myself, but I never took great pains to really listen to what my body needs. I’d like my younger self to adhere to the wisdom I’m using these days.”
Mandy also makes sure to take vitamins by herbal and dietary supplement brand Nature’s Way, which she has recently partnered with.
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Lily James uses a toothbrush to comb her eyebrows. The Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again actress, who is the face of Burberry Beauty’s latest campaign, has learned to leave her brows well alone after over-plucking them at the start of her career. These day…
Lily James uses a toothbrush to comb her eyebrows.
The Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again actress, who is the face of Burberry Beauty’s latest campaign, has learned to leave her brows well alone after over-plucking them at the start of her career.
These days, Lily simply fills her arches in with a pencil and brushes them – using a toothbrush.
“I used to over-pluck my eyebrows. When I first started acting, it was almost like they were one hair thick,” she told Allure.com. “Then, for a character, this director told me – I was playing a 14-year-old – he told me to grow out my eyebrows. My whole face just changed. It was a really exciting moment, and luckily, they did grow back.
“Now, I basically pluck them as little as possible. I do fill them in a little bit ’cause I’ve got gaps, and I brush them. Sometimes I like to use a bit of eyebrow gel. Mary Greenwell, my amazing make-up artist, she always uses a toothbrush on my eyebrows, so I started copying her. It’s not the same one I brush my teeth with, but I just brush them upwards with a toothbrush.”
Besides overdoing it was the tweezers when she was younger, the British star also regrets applying concealer on her pout.
“I used to put concealer on my lips, almost like taking nude to like a whole other level. You’d basically be blocking out your lips. I don’t know what that was about, that was 2000 or something. I won’t ever conceal my lips again,” Lily insisted.
Elsewhere in the interview, the 30-year-old shared that, although she doesn’t like to wear a lot of make-up, she wants to experiment with bright eyeshadow, like Bohemian Rhapsody star Lucy Boynton, and lining outside of her lips to make them appear bigger.
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