Teyana Taylor learnt ‘less is more’ with make-up after red carpet faux pas

Teyana Taylor learnt that “less is more” when it comes to make-up after she overdid the blush for a red carpet appearance. The R&B singer has teamed up with MAC Cosmetics to create a ’90s-inspired collection, and the collaboration means a lot to her b…

Teyana Taylor learnt that “less is more” when it comes to make-up after she overdid the blush for a red carpet appearance.

The R&B singer has teamed up with MAC Cosmetics to create a ’90s-inspired collection, and the collaboration means a lot to her because she was a big fan of their products growing up.

Her relationship with the brand began when she was a make-up novice armed with the Hello Kitty x MAC collection back in 2008. She had no idea how much blush you’re supposed to apply or what lip shades worked for her and she learned the hard way that less works best after caking the cosmetics on for a red carpet appearance.

“One day, I powdered all this blush on my cheeks, and I thought I was so cute. Well, baby, I got on that red carpet, and that flash hit me, and (the media) tore me up the next day,” she recalled to Elle.com. “I don’t do too much these days. Less is more is the rule I follow.”

The 29-year-old struggled to embrace her “strong features” growing up and so she wants her MAC collection to cater for Black women whose features have held them back from experimenting with cosmetics.

“I realised that the power was really within my lips, my big fluffy lips, and that colours look great on it,” she continued. “Sometimes we get discouraged as Black women to feel like we can’t touch specific colours like red or nude, but I wanted to create colours that work for everyone, but most importantly, when that Black girl puts on that lipstick or lip gloss, she feels beautiful.”

The MAC x Teyana Taylor collection launches on 14 July.

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Lili Reinhart has to be ‘more disciplined’ with her skincare during lockdown

Lili Reinhart has to be “more disciplined” with her skincare regime during lockdown.The Riverdale actress discussed her beauty routine while self-isolating at home amid the Covid-19 pandemic, and she confessed that she has to do better when it comes to…

Lili Reinhart has to be “more disciplined” with her skincare regime during lockdown.

The Riverdale actress discussed her beauty routine while self-isolating at home amid the Covid-19 pandemic, and she confessed that she has to do better when it comes to her skin.

“I have to remind myself to exfoliate and do masks. Because I’m not wearing a lot of makeup right now, my skin is doing pretty well,” Lili told Elle U.S. magazine. “Then, I step outside and look in the mirror up close and I’m like, ‘Oh God, I need to exfoliate.'”

The 23-year-old is enjoying time off from filming the hit TV show Riverdale, and said the Hollywood shut down has prompted her to stop focusing on her face now she’s not in the make-up chair on set.

“When I’m not forced to be doing my make-up every day, staring at my face in a mirror, and doing touch-ups on set, I don’t prioritise my skin as much,” Lili explained. “I’m definitely still a fanatic about cleansing and washing my face when I wake up and when I go to bed, but I’ve had to remind myself to go the extra mile and do a nice face mask.

“I have to be a little bit more disciplined, but I’m not complaining,” the Hustlers star added.

Elsewhere in the interview, she revealed her style inspirations are Elle Fanning and Margot Robbie, as she prefers a natural look.

“I love how she keeps everything so natural and you can always see her skin. Everything is so youthful and that’s what I try to do in my own makeup,” she said of the Maleficent actress. “I also think Margot Robbie has a really cool and beautiful look.”

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Rosalia obsessed with ‘ephemeral’ nature of nail art

Spanish singer Rosalia has been “so passionate” about nail art for years. The 26-year-old, who won a Grammy earlier this year for her second album El Mal Querer, is known for rocking extravagant and statement nails, such as the long, razor-sharp talon…

Spanish singer Rosalia has been “so passionate” about nail art for years.

The 26-year-old, who won a Grammy earlier this year for her second album El Mal Querer, is known for rocking extravagant and statement nails, such as the long, razor-sharp talons covered in silver rhinestones she wore to the annual music ceremony in January.

She sported the same bedazzled stiletto nails for a photoshoot for her cover of Elle U.S. magazine, and in the accompanying interview, explained how she has been obsessed with nail art since she was a teenager and likes to learn everything she can about manicures.

“For years, I’ve been so passionate about nail art and about doing my nails constantly, with different nail artists from around the world,” she said. “Every time I travel, I want to see how people do it in other places. It’s such an ephemeral art, but it’s an art -little works of art in miniature.”

According to the journalist, Rosalia also noted that her signature nails make her look “fierce”.

In January, when the star stepped on the red carpet in a red leather Alexander Wang dress, she was asked how she was able to do anything with such long nails.

“I can everything, I promise,” she told U.S. TV show Extra. “I can text with my phone, I can do anything. You just have to work on the skill, but once you’ve got it, you can do it.”

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Rose Byrne kept chic ’70s outfits from Mrs. America

Rose Byrne was delighted to be able to keep some of her outfits from her TV show Mrs. America.The 40-year-old plays American activist Gloria Steinem in the hit drama series, which follows the story of feminist icons such as Steinem, Shirley Chisholm an…

Rose Byrne was delighted to be able to keep some of her outfits from her TV show Mrs. America.

The 40-year-old plays American activist Gloria Steinem in the hit drama series, which follows the story of feminist icons such as Steinem, Shirley Chisholm and Betty Friedan and the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.

However, conservative organiser Phyllis Schlafly, played by Cate Blanchett, helped halt the amendment being passed after she publicly challenged the feminists.

Byrne discussed her time filming the hit show in an interview with Elle U.S. magazine, and revealed that she was even able to keep some of the ’70s outfits created by costume designer Bina Daigeler.

“There was this one episode where Gloria wears a great multicoloured pattern shift dress made by Bina. She’s also got this bolero hat. I loved that. Bina was so specific about the fabrics and the textures, because it’s easy to veer into retro when you’re doing a historical piece,” she explained. “This was such an iconic part of fashion history, but it can become a parody if it’s not done right. We felt it was very important to make it look as authentic as possible.”

Byrne also revealed that she worked closely with Daigeler to replicate Steinem’s chic fashion choices.

“That started with trying to emulate her silhouette: Her hair. Her glasses. Do we go with high-waisted pants, or her mini skirts? Gloria also had this innate sensuality about her, (but) the show never objectifies her,” she stated. “There’s never a male gaze on her.”

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Naomi Campbell wears lipstick during lockdown workouts

Naomi Campbell has found wearing lipstick during her daily workouts has given her a real boost amidst the coronavirus lockdown.The British supermodel, who was named as the first-ever global face of Pat McGrath Labs last week, has opened up about her qu…

Naomi Campbell has found wearing lipstick during her daily workouts has given her a real boost amidst the coronavirus lockdown.

The British supermodel, who was named as the first-ever global face of Pat McGrath Labs last week, has opened up about her quarantine beauty regime in an interview with Elle magazine.

Noting that lipstick is her go-to product, Campbell shared that she even applies a fresh coat before she kicks off any of her gym sessions.

“I wear lipstick or one of the lip pencils, every single day. It makes me feel good about myself and even for a workout I’m wearing it. I have to tell you, I do when I go work out in the gym with my trainer, I probably wouldn’t remember to put on my lips, but now that I’m at home, it makes me feel good to put on my lipstick,” she told the publication. “I want to put on lipstick when I work out. It feels good and makes me feel good. It’s good for self-esteem. We all need to look for anything that makes us feel good during this time. Positivity, enthusiasm, and during challenging times, they always say women turn to lipstick.”

Campbell and legendary make-up artist McGrath have worked together for more than 25 years, with the pair having met in 1994.

And as the face of McGrath’s new Mothership VIII: Divine Rose II Eye Palette, the model has been experimenting with the shades while she has some spare time at home.

“I love the extraterrestrial shades that are in the new Rose palettes. I like warmth and make-up with pigments. I don’t like when you put something on or see something in a box and it just lays on your skin. I like when the colours go into the skin,” the 50-year-old added.

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Florence Pugh wanted to ‘call the shots’ with Black Widow training

Florence Pugh was determined to “call the shots” with her physical preparation for Black Widow. The Little Women actress stars as Yelena Belova, a Russian spy and sister figure to Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff, in the upcoming Marvel Cinematic…

Florence Pugh was determined to “call the shots” with her physical preparation for Black Widow.

The Little Women actress stars as Yelena Belova, a Russian spy and sister figure to Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff, in the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) blockbuster.

Many stars have embarked on gruelling workouts, intense training plans, and strict diets to prepare for a Marvel role, but one of the first conversations Pugh had when she landed the part was to make it clear she didn’t want people checking up on her to ensure she was getting into the “right shape”.

“When I got the job, I wanted to know what the regime was,” she explained to Elle U.K. magazine. “I wanted to know whether it was them or me calling the shots. That was a big deal for me. I didn’t want to be part of something where I was constantly checked on. And people making sure I was in the ‘right’ shape. That’s not me at all.”

The Oscar nominee, who is also known for her cookery videos on Instagram, made her own meals before every shoot day and brought them into work because she finds cooking helps her unwind.

“Scarlett had this amazing guy who cooked beautiful things for her and her team. I thought that was clever because you’re doing fitness all the time and you need to have someone who’s on top of what you’re eating and the nutrients you’re getting,” the 24-year-old recalled. “I remember her asking, ‘Why are you cooking for yourself? Just let us feed you!’ And I was like, ‘Nope’… Genuinely, my therapeutic thing is chopping and cooking and stirring and tasting.”

Black Widow is scheduled to hit cinemas in November.

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Imaan Hammam pleased to see more diversity backstage at fashion shows

Imaan Hammam has praised industry leaders for beginning to hire a diverse array of creatives to work backstage at fashion shows.The Dutch model, who is of Moroccan and Egyptian descent, has previously discussed how she was often the only black person t…

Imaan Hammam has praised industry leaders for beginning to hire a diverse array of creatives to work backstage at fashion shows.

The Dutch model, who is of Moroccan and Egyptian descent, has previously discussed how she was often the only black person to be cast in runway events when she was first starting out in 2013.

However, in a new interview for the May 2020 issue of U.S. Elle magazine, Imaan shared that she has seen great strides made within the industry of late.

“When I first started, nobody knew what to do with my skin or my hair,” she insisted. “I stressed out before every show; it was actually pretty awful. Now I’m happy (to report) there are great make-up artists and hairstylists who know what they’re doing… And I feel more empowered to speak out about the way I was treated sometimes backstage. Modelling has gotten a lot better.”

But despite praising fashion executives, Imaan is adamant there is still a lot of work that needs to be done.

“You know what I want to see next?” the 23-year-old questioned. “More female photographers! It’s still a bunch of men backstage! We also need more people of colour in casting, and we need more designers of colour.”

Elsewhere in the chat, Imaan opened up about her collaboration with the team at Frame on a denim capsule collection that was released earlier this year, and also hinted at her plans to get more involved in fashion design.

“Do you know what it’s like to finally use what I’ve learned from Donatella Versace, and from Stella McCartney, who sets such a great example with sustainability?” she smiled. “Designing is like a dream. I’m in love with the process.”

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Kaia Gerber making an effort to look glam while in lockdown

Kaia Gerber is making an effort to look glam even though she’s holed up at home in Los Angeles.In a new chat with U.S. Elle magazine, the model opened up about how her beauty routine and style has changed while she’s been practicing social distancing d…

Kaia Gerber is making an effort to look glam even though she’s holed up at home in Los Angeles.

In a new chat with U.S. Elle magazine, the model opened up about how her beauty routine and style has changed while she’s been practicing social distancing during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and noted that she’s still getting ready to go out, even though she’s staying in.

“For me, it’s been really important to get ready every day even though I’m not going anywhere,” the 18-year-old said. “That’s been one of the biggest things keeping me sane – having that routine.”

She confessed it was too easy to just laze around at home in Malibu, so she tried to get dressed and carry on her beauty regime.

“It can be really easy when you’re staying home every day to fall into that cycle of just staying in your pyjamas so I’m just getting myself out of bed, showering, and doing my skincare routine,” Kaia added.

And the daughter of Cindy Crawford also revealed that she’s been using face masks and charcoal cleansers to keep her skin in tip-top condition.

“Since we’re sitting inside all the time and we’re not getting fresh air it’s an adjustment for every part of you but also your skin,” the brunette beauty explained, before sharing that she’s been enjoying time off from wearing heavy cosmetics. “The biggest thing for me has been letting my skin take a break from make-up because when I’m modelling I’m constantly getting my make-up done and taken off and that can be really hard on your skin, so I’ve been letting my skin breathe.”

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Jennifer Lopez: ‘I’m in the best shape of my life’

Jennifer Lopez still can’t quite believe she is in the best shape of her life at age 50.The actress/singer has opened up about her experiences with ageing in a new interview with U.S. Elle magazine, and during the chat, confessed that she wished she ha…

Jennifer Lopez still can’t quite believe she is in the best shape of her life at age 50.

The actress/singer has opened up about her experiences with ageing in a new interview with U.S. Elle magazine, and during the chat, confessed that she wished she had been more optimistic about getting older when she was in her twenties.

“I’ll tell you what I wish I’d known about being 50 when I was younger: It’s not over,” the Hustlers star shared. “When I was in my twenties, I don’t know what I thought about being 50 except that it was basically just the end. I didn’t think I’d be in the best shape of my life.”

Jennifer added that she’s not only feeling incredible, but her career has had a resurgence in recent years, too, including an iconic performance with Shakira headlining the Super Bowl Halftime Show in February.

“I didn’t think I’d be able to say that in a way, my career is taking off, even though I’ve been going for a long time, you know? I have so much experience now. I have the knowledge that, if I use it, is a huge advantage,” she explained.

Elsewhere in the chat, Jennifer also shared her frustration over the negativity surrounding women ageing, and said she feels like she can do anything now she’s older.

“The narrative women are told is that you’re kind of put out to pasture at a certain age. And what I’ve found is that it’s the total opposite/ If you keep working hard and pushing yourself, you can be better as a person physically, mentally, emotionally,” the Jenny from the Block hitmaker fired, before urging women to stop focusing on how they look. “Stop asking, ‘Will I look like that?’ and just ask, ‘What do I want to do next?’ Because you can make it happen, you know? And nobody ever told me that.”

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Claudia Schiffer once hired security guards to stop underwear thieves

Claudia Schiffer has recalled how she once had to hire security guards to stop people from stealing her underwear.The German beauty shot to fame in the early 1990s as one of the “big six” supermodels alongside Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evan…

Claudia Schiffer has recalled how she once had to hire security guards to stop people from stealing her underwear.

The German beauty shot to fame in the early 1990s as one of the “big six” supermodels alongside Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, and Kate Moss.

However, in a new cover interview for the May 2020 issue of Elle U.K., Claudia reflected on some of the drawbacks of celebrity, including how she had to employ security staff in order to ward off peeping Toms and stop fans from taking her bras and underwear.

“People would cut holes in the fashion tents and try to take pictures of us,” she remembered. “We had security at every fashion show. When I was out on the runway I’d come back and constantly my underwear would be gone – my bra, my knickers … gone!”

And while Claudia has no regrets about her fashion career, she is pleased she no longer has to deal with the frenzied attention – and is happy to pass on her mantle to younger models like Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner.

“You don’t have to be called (beautiful) your entire life,” the 49-year-old explained. “It’s a nice memory, but then the next generation starts and you hand over. For me, it’s a natural thing to do… to hand over, to not be envious or jealous.

“As a matter of fact, I can’t think of anything worse right now than if you said, ‘There’s a magic pill and it’s going to make you look 20 again.'”

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