Winnie Harlow credits cosmetologist mother for beauty product obessesion

Winnie Harlow grew up obsessed with beauty products and make-up thanks to her cosmetologist mother Lisa Brown.In a new interview with Allure, the model discussed her top skincare formulas and must-have cosmetics, and also revealed that she has an abund…

Winnie Harlow grew up obsessed with beauty products and make-up thanks to her cosmetologist mother Lisa Brown.

In a new interview with Allure, the model discussed her top skincare formulas and must-have cosmetics, and also revealed that she has an abundance of goods from a variety of brands because she’s always been a huge fan of beauty.

“I have so many products, because not only have I always loved products, but my mom’s a hairdresser,” Winnie explained. “She’s a certified cosmetologist, so I have always been around a lot of hair products, and she has always been obsessed with skin products. I used to buy a lot of products, and I’d test them out, see if I liked them.”

She also confessed she wanted to give beauty tutorials on YouTube a try when she was younger.

“I wanted to be a YouTuber when I was, like, 17, so I always (sit) in the bathroom by myself and talk to my ‘audience’ in the mirror. Be like, ‘OK, so now we’re going to go in with this BB cream.’ Yeah, I do all that,” the 25-year-old laughed.

Elsewhere in the chat, the Canadian beauty listed some of her favourite mascaras and revealed that she’s been a recent convert to Jessica Alba’s Honest Beauty brand.

“I love mascaras that have the spiky wand, because I feel like those give you the most length. You could use Benefit They’re Real (mascara), but They’re Real is for if you’re going to a wedding and you know you’re going to be crying, because that s**t does not come off,” Winnie quipped. “I’ve been trying to look for a mascara that has a similar wand, and I was looking online and saw Honest Beauty Extreme Length Mascara had a good brush. I got it, and it’s nice. It makes my lashes look like I have extensions, I think.”

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Jessica Alba became ‘best friends’ with her aesthetician following post-baby skin issues

Jessica Alba became “best friends” with her aesthetician after she began to suffer skin issues following her pregnancies.The actress/entrepreneur always looks picture-perfect whenever she steps out at a Hollywood event. However, in a new beauty tutoria…

Jessica Alba became “best friends” with her aesthetician after she began to suffer skin issues following her pregnancies.

The actress/entrepreneur always looks picture-perfect whenever she steps out at a Hollywood event. However, in a new beauty tutorial for Vogue.com, Jessica explained that she suffered a range of problems with her complexion after she welcomed daughters Honor, 11, and eight-year-old Haven with her husband Cash Warren.

“When I was working as an actress full-time, I had piles and piles of make-up on my face all day long. I was on lots of prescription medicine, actually, for acne. It’s also because there really wasn’t a make-up brand that was clean I could use on my skin,” the L.A.’s Finest star shared. “Then, when I became a mom and stopped acting full-time, and they say that your daughters take your beauty away from you – well, they did! So, I cried a lot and became best friends with my aesthetician ’cause I basically saw her every other day.”

Jessica went on to detail some of her go-to formulas, including the Deep Hydration Face Cream and Everything Primer, both of which are from her Honest Beauty brand.

And she noted that she always checks all of the ingredients on a product before trying anything new.

“I have such reactive skin and I’ve had such reactive skin literally since I was born. I really seek out products that are, for the most part, fragrance-free, and then looking for products that don’t have parabens, don’t have petroleum-based ingredients, things like that, because I’m actually allergic to a lot of petroleum-based ingredients,” the 38-year-old explained, before adding that she is a big advocate of practicing self-care “I think it’s important that we take time to take care of ourselves. If you can do it on the daily, even if it’s for 10 minutes, it’s important.”

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Jessica Alba’s struggle with insomnia affects her skin

Jessica Alba has pleaded for help in combatting insomnia as the sleep disorder affects her skin.The L.A.’s Finest actress has opened up about her beauty and skincare regime in an interview with U.S. InStyle magazine, and during the chat, confessed that…

Jessica Alba has pleaded for help in combatting insomnia as the sleep disorder affects her skin.

The L.A.’s Finest actress has opened up about her beauty and skincare regime in an interview with U.S. InStyle magazine, and during the chat, confessed that she often struggles to dose off at night.

“So many nights. I’ve tried it all, including the Olly Melatonin Gummies and putting my phone away in a drawer before bed,” she said, noting that taking a bath can sometimes help her relax.

Jessica went on to share that she uses the Beauty Sleep Resurfacing Serum from her clean skincare brand Honest Beauty to help disguise her tired skin in the mornings.

“To be honest, I struggle with sleep and even when I don’t necessarily get my beauty sleep, the Beauty Sleep Resurfacing Serum allows me to wake up looking like I have – it’s a nice cheat. But I’m very open to advice on how to get more restful night’s sleep!” the 38-year-old stated.

Mother-of-three Jessica also swears by drinking plenty of water, and using a good facial serum, to keep her skin supple and wrinkle-free.

“I like to start off every day by hydrating my skin. When I wake up, I put Honest Beauty Vitamin C Radiance Serum on and then I slather a thick layer of the Hydrogel Cream all over my face,” she explained. “I always feel more awake and ready to go when my skin is hydrated first thing in the morning.

“I also love a good cup of coffee, but I try to chug a decent amount of water beforehand – between half a litre and a litre.”

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Katy Perry’s stylist creates party outfits for rent

Katy Perry and Jessica Alba’s stylist has launched a new autumn and winter collection fans can rent for holiday parties.Jamie Mizrahi, who also dresses actresses Ashley Benson and Riley Keough, has teamed up with clothing rental website Rent the Runway…

Katy Perry and Jessica Alba’s stylist has launched a new autumn and winter collection fans can rent for holiday parties.

Jamie Mizrahi, who also dresses actresses Ashley Benson and Riley Keough, has teamed up with clothing rental website Rent the Runway to create a capsule collection, titled Sweet Baby Jamie, for busy businesswomen and party girls.

The new line features outfits that are office-appropriate and party-ready, including velvet dresses, smart sweaters, and coats.

“For this first collection, my inspiration is my everyday dressing, just like things in my closet that I find and wear all the time,” Jamie told Entertainment Tonight. “I mix and rotate on a day-to-day basis. A pair of pants that I find that I’m wearing with all different tops and different sweaters.

“In my wardrobe, it’s really about quality, not quantity. I could wear the same sweater for a week in seven different ways, so being able to take staple pieces in my wardrobe and get a lot of different wear out of them, which is basically what you can do with the pieces in the collection, is really fun.”

Mizrahi’s 18-piece Rent the Runway collection is available for rental only.

The fashion guru, who also serves as the creative director of Juicy Couture, has given the looks a festive edge – with green and red hues as well as flirty patterns, including zebra and plaid.

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Jessica Alba puts together mood boards for press tour looks

Jessica Alba puts together detailed mood boards for each of her press tour looks.The actress/entrepreneur always pulls out all of the stops when stepping out on the red carpet, and has most recently been appearing on the circuit to promote her TV show …

Jessica Alba puts together detailed mood boards for each of her press tour looks.

The actress/entrepreneur always pulls out all of the stops when stepping out on the red carpet, and has most recently been appearing on the circuit to promote her TV show L.A.’s Finest, in which she stars opposite Gabrielle Union.

Even though doing interviews and press conferences can mean very long days, Jessica has now shared that she puts a lot of effort into her outfits for such events.

“Frankly, doing the 14, 16, and 18 hours days and the 12 hours of press is not very glamorous, but when I go on press tours, for me, it’s a time to dress up and (experience) the fantasy, glamorous side of entertainment,” she told Elle.com. “I’ll put together a Pinterest board of movie stars who inspire me. I’ll put together muses and fashions of that time and then hair and make-up and then I’ll collaborate with the make-up artists and the hairdresser to bring it to life.”

Elsewhere in the chat, Jessica reflected on some of her looks for big events, and noted that she did her own styling and make-up during the early days of her career.

The mother-of-three pinpointed a lack of eyebrow pencil and the use of lime green eyeshadow in the late 1990s and early 2000s as key errors, while she explained that her Marilyn Monroe-inspired bright blonde makeover in the mid-2000s was due to hair damage.

“I could have done better! You know what happened is my hair was so blonde, and it was so broken that I cut it all off to start all over. I should’ve just had my tape-ins. I felt like with the blonde it looked better long than short on me-especially with that baby face,” the 38-year-old smiled.

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Jessica Alba: ‘Revlon contract held me back from launching my brand’

Jessica Alba had to wait to launch her wellness company because it clashed with her Revlon contract.Sin City star Jessica used to be the face of the U.S. make-up giant, but the beauty gig held her back from launching The Honest Company, the ethical bus…

Jessica Alba had to wait to launch her wellness company because it clashed with her Revlon contract.

Sin City star Jessica used to be the face of the U.S. make-up giant, but the beauty gig held her back from launching The Honest Company, the ethical business she finally got up and running in 2011.

Selling natural baby care, personal care, cleaning products, make-up and vitamins, the company has become the go-to place for those looking for safe and sustainable products.

“Frankly, the reason why I didn’t go into beauty right away was because I was the face of Revlon and I couldn’t. And so that was just the reality of the situation,” she said at the recent Her Campus Media’s eighth annual Her Conference.

She co-founded the venture with Brian Lee, Sean Kane and Christopher Gavigan, though the mother-of-three admitted she didn’t always see eye to eye with her business partners.

“I brought on business partners, and they weren’t always aligned with what I wanted to do,” the 38-year-old shared. “It’s been a very interesting and challenging thing, because like I said in the beginning, my co-founders didn’t understand why it’s so important, because I was the only woman.

“There are very few companies that understand the value of diversity and the value of women and women in the workplace.”

And when she asked for more female employees, she was rebuffed by one of The Honest Company co-founders.

“(I was told), ‘Women don’t want to work. They want kids and they just want to be moms and stay at home.’ And I was like, ‘Come on,'” she recalled.

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Duchess of Sussex and Amy Schumer helped boost maternity brand

The Duchess of Sussex and Amy Schumer are among the celebrity mums credited with raising a maternity brand’s profile. The royal was spotted wearing a dress from the company Hatch’s latest collection while awaiting the arrival of baby Archie, who she a…

The Duchess of Sussex and Amy Schumer are among the celebrity mums credited with raising a maternity brand’s profile.

The royal was spotted wearing a dress from the company Hatch’s latest collection while awaiting the arrival of baby Archie, who she and Prince Harry welcomed last Monday (09May19), and the look has sparked a craze for the label.

For the label’s founder Ariane Goldman, the 37 year old’s decision to wear the outfit, known as the Eliza, back in January (19) was a surreal moment.

“I had friends from London calling me saying, ‘She’s in Hatch’,” Goldman told Women’s Wear Daily. “You can’t gift the royal family, so I have no idea how she got her hands on Hatch. But it’s definitely a reflection of where the brand is and that the fan base is going global.”

In the days after the former actress was photographed in a maternity dress from the company, traffic to the brand’s official website rose by 3,000 per cent and led to a flood of A-list fans, including Amy Schumer, who also recently gave birth, Kate Upton, Jessica Alba, Natalie Portman, and Olivia Wilde.

Goldman launched Hatch back in 2011 while pregnant with her first child and was inspired to create chic maternity clothes she felt retailers were not offering. Now she has become one of the fashion industry’s leading designers, recently securing $5 million (£3.8 million) in funding for future ventures from the U.S. equity capital firm Silas Capital.

She is focused on staying true to the overall goal she had when she first unveiled the company.

“I pride Hatch on really being obsessed with the woman and not veering off my focus, which is making her happy at a time where she needs us,” she beams.

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Duchess of Sussex’s wedding day makeup artist was given ‘incredible gift’

Celebrity makeup artist Daniel Martin is still in awe after working with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex on her wedding day. The beauty guru, who has also worked with Diana Ross, Jessica Alba and Elisabeth Moss, was behind the former actress’ stunning look …

Celebrity makeup artist Daniel Martin is still in awe after working with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex on her wedding day.

The beauty guru, who has also worked with Diana Ross, Jessica Alba and Elisabeth Moss, was behind the former actress’ stunning look at last year’s (18) royal wedding and looks back on the collaboration as a “gift”.

“I feel like Meghan gave me this incredible gift to share,” Martin said during The Makeup Show NYC on Sunday (05May19). “I want to pay it forward now because it’s such an incredible opportunity that someone can give you.”

The Dior ambassador considers himself lucky to have worked with such a notable group of women.

“I’m really lucky to have been formed by amazing women growing up, but I also look and gravitate towards these women professionally and personally as well,” he tells People magazine. “I think about Elisabeth Moss and Veronica and Meghan – these women are in these positions to support each other and to really stand up for their own rights and just be vocal on the platform that they have.”

He adds, “I just have always gravitated towards these incredible women – like Jessica (Alba) in her own business. There’s a strength that these women have that I’m drawn to. And for me as an artist, it’s more about using makeup as decoration and then empowering them to be their best selves.”

Martin also recalled a surreal moment last month (Apr19),when he styled Ross for the Dior Cruise 2020 fashion event in Marrakech, Morocco. While performing at the fashion show, the legendary singer pulled Martin onstage.

“She was three songs in, I knew every lyric to every song and she literally pulled me on stage and I’m on stage dancing with Diana Ross!” he shared. “It was so out of body.”

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Dior collaborates with African artists for cruise 2020 line

Dior has teamed with several African artists on garments for its cruise 2020 collection.The French luxury label, helmed by creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri, unveiled its latest line at the El Badi Palace in Marrakesh, Morocco on Monday night (29Ap…

Dior has teamed with several African artists on garments for its cruise 2020 collection.

The French luxury label, helmed by creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri, unveiled its latest line at the El Badi Palace in Marrakesh, Morocco on Monday night (29Apr19), with celebrities in attendance including Karlie Kloss, Lupita Nyong’o, Jessica Alba, Shailene Woodley, and the Haim sisters.

Entitled Common Ground, the show was influenced by an excerpt from philosopher Naomi Zack’s 2005 book, Inclusive Feminism: A Third Wave Theory of Women’s Commonality, and celebrated a “common ground for women and culture across territories”.

“Maria Grazia Chiuri has always had her heart set on establishing creative exchanges with African cultures,” a Dior representative said in a statement. “With this collection, she sought to dialogue with the real and imagined landscape of Morocco, at the crossroads of the Mediterranean, Europe and Africa, as a dream destination for artists, poets, writers and eternal adventurers.”

Accordingly, Chiuri consulted with French anthropologist Anne Grosfilley on African wax fabrics and the techniques that make the intricate patterns, while the Italian designer also worked with Moroccan craftswomen on the set design, which included bonfires and pools filled with floating candles.

Famed South African shirtmaker Pathe Oueedraogo, aka Pathe’O, made a shirt which paid homage to late President Nelson Mandela, and milliner Stephen Jones teamed with Daniella Osemadewa and Martine Henry on pan-African headpieces and turbans.

In addition, British-Jamaican designer Grace Wales Bonner and African-American artist Mickalene Thomas offered up their interpretations of Dior’s classic Bar Jacket and New Look skirt. Other highlights of the collection included off-the-shoulder patterned dresses and leather belts with the Dior logo on the front, while the presentation concluded with a line-up of red carpet-ready gowns, including a black number with a sweetheart neckline and fringed hemline.

The show marked the first time Dior has shown in the North African nation in spite of the fashion house’s long-held ties to Morocco, with former couturier Yves Saint Laurent, who helmed the label in the ‘50s, considering the country his second home. In 2017, the Yves Saint Laurent Museum opened in Marrakech.

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Jessica Alba expanding The Honest Company into Europe

Jessica Alba is banking on turning her The Honest Company into a global brand by launching her all-natural products in Europe. The actress and entrepreneur has been building up her U.S.-based consumer goods firm since its debut in 2012, and by 2014, t…

Jessica Alba is banking on turning her The Honest Company into a global brand by launching her all-natural products in Europe.

The actress and entrepreneur has been building up her U.S.-based consumer goods firm since its debut in 2012, and by 2014, the business had been valued at $1 billion.

The firm’s rapid growth has allowed Jessica and her business partner Christopher Gavigan to expand beyond baby and household products into skincare and makeup, although the Sin City star admits establishing their Honest Beauty label took a little more work than expected.

“In the beauty category, we’re growing like hotcakes,” she told Health magazine, before noting, “People are into natural skin care, but not as much makeup. But if you use regular makeup on top of natural skin care, you’re ruining everything that you just did.”

However, Jessica believes the latest additions to their skincare line will be big hits with consumers: “We just launched a new nourishing line that includes, as far as I or my team knows, the only 24-hour moisture lotion that is plant-based with no synthetic fragrances,” she smiled.

She then teased an upcoming top secret product: “We’re also leaning into our California roots, and there’s a secret project that we have coming up that is an actual game changer,” Jessica gushed.

She didn’t offer up any further details about the forthcoming release, but it’s not the only major development at The Honest Company, as she is also poised to introduce her collection of non-toxic beauty items to fans outside of North America.

“We’re launching into Europe, so that’s another big thing,” she shared.

The Honest Company’s beauty brand is expected to debut in Europe this spring (19).

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