Laura Dern spent ‘too many years’ hiding her skin

Laura Dern spent “too many years” hiding her skin with make-up.The 52-year-old, who recently won a Golden Globe for her role in Noah Baumbach’s drama Marriage Story, has opened up about her beauty and skincare regime during a chat with Into The Gloss. …

Laura Dern spent “too many years” hiding her skin with make-up.

The 52-year-old, who recently won a Golden Globe for her role in Noah Baumbach’s drama Marriage Story, has opened up about her beauty and skincare regime during a chat with Into The Gloss.

Laura confessed that she no longer uses foundation on her face but instead slathers on True Botanicals’ Pure Radiance Oil, which contains chia seed, passion fruit and papaya seed oils, along with algae extract and squalane.

“My morning routine is washing my face and using the Pure Radiance Oil,” she explained. “That oil has become my foundation. If I’m using make-up, I use just a little bit of concealer when I need and a lip and a little mascara.

“I spent too many years thinking that I had to hide my skin. The quicker I moved away from foundation that suffocated my skin, the healthier and happier my skin became.”

And the oil transformed Laura’s skin so dramatically that even her make-up artist on Big Little Lies noted a big change.

“Suddenly over three months, the make-up artist was like, ‘Hold on, your skin looks beautiful. Your pores are looking smaller, and when you come in the morning your skin looks rested even though you tell me you haven’t slept,'” the star laughed. “Literally, the only thing that had changed was the oil.”

Laura, who serves as a brand ambassador for True Botanicals, knows she needs to keep her routine as simple as possible, due to her sensitive skin, and swears by a probiotic face mask if she needs to give her face a lift.

“I’ve tried so many different masks and they’re all so full of chemicals. Masks, particularly overnight masks, break me out,” she stated, before adding that her favourite is the Eminence Clear Skin Probiotic Masque. “It feels activating – I really, really like it. It feels like you’re nourishing your skin and waking it up, like taking acidophilus.”

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Zoe Kravitz felt ‘short and ungainly’ as a teenager

Zoe Kravitz felt “shortly and ungainly” when she was a teenager. The Big Little Lies star is an ambassador for YSL Beauty, has fronted campaigns for the likes of Saint Laurent and Tiffany & Co., and always flaunts her enviable style on the red carpet. …

Zoe Kravitz felt “shortly and ungainly” when she was a teenager.

The Big Little Lies star is an ambassador for YSL Beauty, has fronted campaigns for the likes of Saint Laurent and Tiffany & Co., and always flaunts her enviable style on the red carpet.

However, in a cover interview with Elle U.S. magazine, Zoe admitted she didn’t feel confident about her appearance growing up, because she compared herself to her actress mother Lisa Bonet and the models her father Lenny Kravitz dated, such as Adriana Lima.

“I didn’t like my new school. I didn’t feel like I fit in anywhere, and I was surrounded by an enormous amount of beauty and posturing. I was a chunky, perfectly normal-looking 15-year-old, but I had this remarkably beautiful skinny mother and a father who was dating a supermodel, and I felt short and ungainly,” she explained.

The actress soon developed an eating disorder which she suffered from for about a decade, and she remains mindful of her battle.

“I’m okay now,” the 31-year-old insisted. “But I am very vigilant. It’s a disease, and I never let myself forget that.”

Zoe, who married actor Karl Glusman last year, gave the interview to promote her starring role in upcoming miniseries High Fidelity, based on Nick Hornby’s book of the same name.

And the brunette beauty, who considers her love of fashion “an obsession”, revealed that she helped costume designer Colleen Atwood find vintage clothes for her character, including a leather coat that’s similar to the one John Cusack sported in the 2000 film adaptation.

“Most of them are now living in my closet,” she added of the costumes.

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Laura Dern: ‘Younger men find older women sexy’

Laura Dern wants older women to know that younger men still find them sexy.The Big Little Lies star has opened up on style and beauty in an interview with InStyle magazine and revealed that she’s still lusted after by the younger generation at the age …

Laura Dern wants older women to know that younger men still find them sexy.

The Big Little Lies star has opened up on style and beauty in an interview with InStyle magazine and revealed that she’s still lusted after by the younger generation at the age of 52.

“There is an American female myth that younger men don’t find older women sexy. That is a myth. Take it from me!” Dern laughed.

The actress is reportedly single after divorcing musician Ben Harper in 2013.

Elsewhere in the interview, the Dern said she and her Big Little Lies co-stars, including Reese Witherspoon, Zoe Kravitz, and Shailene Woodley, all share beauty tips and treatments while at work on the HBO show.

“We talked a lot about skin care. Reese and I even share a facialist. It’s a group of women working together for months, and we all want to take care of our skin and have tried different fads,” she explained. “Zoe turned me on to a face mist that was so beautiful. And I’m always looking for organic makeup and companies that are doing good things for the planet, which Shailene knows all about.”

And as for the vital piece of advice that she gave her co-stars? Take a bath.

“The one tip I bring to all of my friendships is that baths are the ultimate game changer,” the actress stated. “If I’m at a hotel and have eight minutes before I have to run somewhere, I’m in a warm bath with lavender. It’s my meditation and can totally change my energy.”

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Nicole Kidman understands importance of face creams now she’s older

Nicole Kidman realised how necessary skin creams are as she got older. The Australian beauty is known for her flawless porcelain skin and age-defying looks, but in a new interview with Allure magazine, the 52-year-old shared that she didn’t fully appr…

Nicole Kidman realised how necessary skin creams are as she got older.

The Australian beauty is known for her flawless porcelain skin and age-defying looks, but in a new interview with Allure magazine, the 52-year-old shared that she didn’t fully appreciate how vital moisturisers were until she was older, although she has always been aware of the importance of sunscreen.

“I used to be like, ‘All those creams, who cares?’ But definitely as I’ve gotten older, I’ve realised those creams are necessary,” she said. “I’m shooting outdoors a lot, so the most important thing is the sunscreen – I use Neutrogena SPF 100+. I reapply every 90 minutes, every single day.”

Nicole, who is a spokesperson for Neutrogena, has also come to learn about the importance of drinking water to keep her body hydrated and to flush out toxins, all thanks to her country singer husband Keith Urban.

“What my husband taught me is water, water, water. We drink so much water. I didn’t realise how important it was to hydrate and flush out,” the 52-year-old continued. “But because he’s a singer, that’s part of his routine. They know that they have to drink and that it helps the chords, but it also helps the skin; it helps all the organs. It keeps you healthy.”

The Big Little Lies actress recently finished filming limited series The Undoing and is currently in the process of “shedding” the intense character she plays by spending time looking after herself.

“Now, I can do some yoga if I want to. I can go to the beach. I take hot baths with lots of oil. I love oil, and I love bathing in it,” she added.

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Laura Dern swears meditation keeps her skin wrinkle-free

Laura Dern is adamant daily meditation sessions help to keep wrinkles at bay.The Big Little Lies star has opened up on her beauty regime in a new interview with Fashionista, and during the chat, commented that she believes de-stressing keeps her lookin…

Laura Dern is adamant daily meditation sessions help to keep wrinkles at bay.

The Big Little Lies star has opened up on her beauty regime in a new interview with Fashionista, and during the chat, commented that she believes de-stressing keeps her looking young.

“You’re going to be stressed. I hate when people are like, ‘You know, I just don’t have stress, I’ll never age.’ It’s like, how dare you? We’re stressed all the time! We watch the news!” she laughed. “Having an anti-stress regime, meditating and trying to get sleep – all those things can help.”

And the 52-year-old, who recently became the new face of natural skincare company True Botanicals, confessed she’s been getting more compliments about her skin now than ever before.

“I think that doing whatever you do to support skin elasticity, and balancing your skin, your pH, your hormones, your body as it’s changing is really important,” Laura noted.

The actress also went on to share that she was inspired to become educated about skincare by the women in her family and wanted to pass that knowledge on to her teenage daughter, Jaya.

“Ask questions, educate yourself, know how you’re treating your body and go from there. Whether it was in physical exercise or meditation or the products that I eat, the products that I consume in terms of skincare and beauty in general, I’ve always tried to approach it with an education,” she stated, before adding that she religiously slathers True Botanicals’ Pure Radiance Oil on her face each day.

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Nicole Kidman and Alexander Skarsgard to reunite for Viking drama

Nicole Kidman and Alexander Skarsgard are set to reunite for new Viking drama, The Northman.The duo played onscreen couple Celeste and Perry Wright in HBO’s Big Little Lies, and according to editors at The Hollywood Reporter, they have now been cast as…

Nicole Kidman and Alexander Skarsgard are set to reunite for new Viking drama, The Northman.

The duo played onscreen couple Celeste and Perry Wright in HBO’s Big Little Lies, and according to editors at The Hollywood Reporter, they have now been cast as the two leads for director Robert Eggers’s next film.

The Viking revenge saga is set in Iceland at the turn of the 10th century, and Eggers penned the screenplay with Icelandic poet and novelist, Sjon.

Anya Taylor-Joy, Willem Dafoe and Alexander’s younger brother, It star Bill Skarsgard, are also in talks to join the historical epic.

Nicole won an Emmy in 2017 for her role in Big Little Lies as mother-of-two Celeste, who suffers terrible abuse at the hands of her husband Perry.

The Oscar-winning actress will next be seen as Gretchen Carlson opposite Charlize Theron and Margot Robbie in Bombshell, which is released in December.

Alexander will next appear on the big screen in next year’s Godzilla vs. Kong and is currently filming a TV adaptation of Stephen King’s apocalyptic horror, The Stand. The 43-year-old will play villain Randall Flagg on the series.

“It’s extraordinarily thrilling and exciting. It’s a fantastic opportunity, an iconic figure and we’re just getting started. I was up there last week and filmed for a couple of days,” Alexander said of the upcoming CBS show.

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Alexander Skarsgard and Freida Pinto front Clarks campaign

Alexander Skarsgard and Freida Pinto have been tapped to star in the fall/winter 2019 campaign for footwear brand Clarks. The Big Little Lies star and the Slumdog Millionaire actress have teamed up with bosses at the British footwear brand to appear in…

Alexander Skarsgard and Freida Pinto have been tapped to star in the fall/winter 2019 campaign for footwear brand Clarks.

The Big Little Lies star and the Slumdog Millionaire actress have teamed up with bosses at the British footwear brand to appear in the marketing imagery for their new global campaign, which focuses on the importance of comfort in every situation.

Sweden-born Skarsgard posed for photographer Mikael Jansson in shoe styles including the Desert Boot, Ronnie Walk, Clarkdale Gobi, Trace Quest, and Batcombe Lord in his hometown of Stockholm, while the Indian star’s shoot took place in London with photographer Cory Tran. The images show her wearing the Desert Boot, Clarkdale Arlo, Pure Viola, Sense Lula, Tri Spark, and Trace Pine shoe styles.

“The Gallagher brothers of Oasis wore them, so naturally I had to get a pair,” said Skarsgard about his first pair of Clarks Desert Boots. “I remember thinking they looked too clean when I got them, so I asked my dad to run over them with his car. He went back and forth a bunch of times, so they’d look aged and worn.”

While Pinto shared a video showing her walking around sunny London in a red coat and the Desert Boots on her Instagram account and explained that being made an ambassador for the company was a full-circle moment for her.

“Growing up in Bombay it was impossible in the early 2000s to find shoes that fit my precious big feet,” she wrote in the caption. “Clarks had just come to India and it was the only brand that felt like it cared for my feet and did so quite stylishly. I was so ecstatic to not have to squeeze my feet into ill-fitted shoes or wait for the cousins and aunts to travel from the West with shoes for me and my sister. So imagine my happiness and joy when Clarks called to come on board and be their brand ambassador. Yes, Yes, Yes!”

The stars will continue to be the faces of the brand, which was founded in 1825, for the spring/summer 2020 campaign.

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David Rubin elected Academy president

Veteran casting director David Rubin has been elected the next president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). Members of the Academy’s Board of Governors elected Rubin to succeed outgoing president John Bailey on Tuesday. Rubin…

Veteran casting director David Rubin has been elected the next president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).

Members of the Academy’s Board of Governors elected Rubin to succeed outgoing president John Bailey on Tuesday.

Rubin, who becomes the first casting director to lead the Academy, is beginning his first term as president and his seventh year as a Governor representing the Casting Directors branch.

The casting director has more than 100 film credits to his name, including for work on The English Patient, Men in Black, Hairspray, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Get Shorty, and My Best Friend’s Wedding.

The Academy does not give out Oscars to casting directors, but Rubin has won two Primetime Emmy Awards, most recently in 2017 for his work on Big Little Lies. He is also nominated again this year for Sharp Objects.

Sources tell Deadline that he beat Oscar-winning British make-up artist Lois Burwell to the role, as the pair were the only two to put their name forward to lead the Academy. Burwell will serve as First Vice President.

In addition, producer Sid Ganis was reelected vice president and will chair the museum committee; screenwriter Larry Karaszewski will continue as vice president and chair of the preservation and history committee; Fox Searchlight’s Nancy Utley will return as vice president and chair of the outreach committee; producer Mark Johnson will be treasurer and chair of the finance committee; and producer Bonnie Arnold will be secretary and chair of the membership and governance committee.

The AMPAS is best known for organising the Academy Awards, or Oscars, every year.

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Zoe Kravitz to release beauty line with Yves Saint Laurent

Zoe Kravitz is gearing up to launch a beauty line with Yves Saint Laurent. The Big Little Lies star announced her partnership with the international brand on Friday, teasing fans with a sexy promo video clip of herself cooking up a pot of red liquid i…

Zoe Kravitz is gearing up to launch a beauty line with Yves Saint Laurent.

The Big Little Lies star announced her partnership with the international brand on Friday, teasing fans with a sexy promo video clip of herself cooking up a pot of red liquid in a kitchen.

“@YSLBEAUTY#YSLBEAUTYXZOECOLLECTION ME + YSL BEAUTÉ! STAY TUNED FOR MORE, SEPTEMBER 1ST,” she captioned the footage before signing off with a red lipstick emoji.

Although the actress has been the face of Yves Saint Laurent beauty since 2017 and has fronted various campaigns – including the label’s Black Opium fragrance last year – this upcoming venture marks the first make-up line she’s ever launched.

Last month, the 30-year-old became the global ambassador for Yves Saint Laurent Beaute, just months after she was hand-picked to be the muse for the luxury French fashion house. She is also set to front their upcoming campaigns, including the Tatouage Couture collection later this summer.

At the time, the newly-married Zoe, the daughter of rocker Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet, expressed her excitement about working with YSL Beauty, and said it was one of her “favourite brands”.

“Their ability to combine the chicest of styles with a raw edge has always been to me one of the best ways to express yourself through fashion and beauty,” she added.

Zoe’s exciting collaboration announcement comes just weeks after she tied the knot with Nocturnal Animals actor Karl Glusman at her father Lenny’s home in Paris, France in June.

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Reese Witherspoon to star in and produce sci-fi movie Pyros

Reese Witherspoon is teaming up with director Simon Kinberg on new sci-fi movie Pyros.According to editors at Deadline, the Big Little Lies actress is attached to star in and produce the new movie, which will be directed by X-Men: Dark Phoenix filmmake…

Reese Witherspoon is teaming up with director Simon Kinberg on new sci-fi movie Pyros.

According to editors at Deadline, the Big Little Lies actress is attached to star in and produce the new movie, which will be directed by X-Men: Dark Phoenix filmmaker Kinberg, and studios are currently bidding on the project.

The film will be written by author Thomas Pierce, who is adapting his short story Tardy Man, which was published in The New Yorker last year. The story follows a group of people who have fire-retardant suits fused to their spines and work for a corporation that recovers objects for wealthy people when their houses are burning. They are forbidden from deviating from their salvage mission, even to help another human, but the protagonist decides to break this rule.

Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter will produce through their Hello Sunshine banner alongside Genre Films’ Audrey Chon.

The Oscar-nominated actress was recently seen onscreen reprising her role of Madeline in HBO limited series Big Little Lies, which she also produced. She has also completed filming Apple TV series, The Morning Show, alongside Jennifer Aniston and Steve Carell, and will star in TV series Little Fires Everywhere, both of which she is producing.

Witherspoon has a number of film projects in the pipeline too, including a voice role in Sing 2, Legally Blonde 3, in which she will play Elle Woods once again after a 16-year break, and a live-action Tinker Bell movie.

Her production slate also includes Natalie Portman’s space drama Lucy in the Sky, Penguin Bloom, with Naomi Watts and Andrew Lincoln, and a drama about singer Peggy Lee.

Longtime producer Kinberg made his feature directorial debut with Dark Phoenix earlier this year and is currently filming 355, a spy film starring Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong’o and Penelope Cruz, among others.

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