Amber Heard: ‘Make-up empowers women’

Amber Heard is fascinated by the way in which make-up can help women express themselves.The actress, who has been a spokesperson for L’Oreal Paris since 2018, has opened up about her love of cosmetics in an interview with Allure, and during the chat, n…

Amber Heard is fascinated by the way in which make-up can help women express themselves.

The actress, who has been a spokesperson for L’Oreal Paris since 2018, has opened up about her love of cosmetics in an interview with Allure, and during the chat, noted that she feels a sense of freedom whenever she puts on sparkly eyeliner or red lipstick.

“Make-up and all beauty products can be the tools that you make them,” she told the publication. “But they aren’t what makes you a woman. That’s not what makes you powerful. I think offering us more tools to express our identity is power. It’s empowering women.”

Amber went on to explain that it’s taken her a long time to embrace being a “very feminine person” and said she will not “make excuses or apologise for being that way”.

Elsewhere, the Aquaman star shared her top skincare tips. In particular, she explained how double cleansing has changed her complexion.

“A clean face is real important,” the 33-year-old shared. “I never skip it. I double cleanse, then, alternate exfoliant and extra moisturiser.”

Amber, who is a self-confessed skincare addict, also likes to treat herself to facials at home and revealed her latest obsession is eye cream.

“I don’t know why,” she laughed. “It just makes me feel better. I feel like if I keep putting it on enough and just never have to think about it.”

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Helen Mirren wants more beauty products for older women

Helen Mirren wants to see more beauty products made for mature women.The Oscar-winning actress is currently the face of L’Oreal Paris’ Age Perfect range, and while there may be more inclusion and diversity in the fashion industry, the 74-year-old wants…

Helen Mirren wants to see more beauty products made for mature women.

The Oscar-winning actress is currently the face of L’Oreal Paris’ Age Perfect range, and while there may be more inclusion and diversity in the fashion industry, the 74-year-old wants there to be more choice for women of her generation when it comes to quality skincare products.

“Certainly, I think more needs to be done in the development of products,” she explained in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar. “Everybody’s entitled to look the best they can, to feel great, to enjoy doing their hair or putting on make-up, or a dress or suit. It should be open and accessible to everyone, and not just a select few who only look this way.”

And she revealed her own empowering personal philosophy which has helped her feel comfortable in her own skin.

“Try to find joy in your life, wherever you can, and be optimistic as far as is possible. Because I think this weird thing called ‘beauty’, which I’m not too sure I altogether agree with that word, has many different forms, and only one form is the outward form of your physicality. There are many other ways of being and feeling beautiful,” Mirren added.

On Sunday, The Queen star walked the catwalk during Paris Fashion Week for L’Oreal’s Le Defile show, alongside fellow L’Oreal Paris brand ambassadors including Camila Cabello, Eva Longoria, Amber Heard, Andie MacDowell, and Doutzen Kroes.

Mirren stunned as she joyfully ran barefoot down the runway while wearing a black and white chiffon Giambattista Valli gown, and she later confessed to Harper’s Bazaar that she was so grateful for the opportunity to take part in the inclusive presentation.

“I’m so happy that I witnessed that, and it’s come in my lifetime,” she smiled.

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Viola Davis named as brand ambassador for L’Oreal Paris

Viola Davis has been selected as the new spokeswoman for L’Oreal Paris.Executives at the French cosmetics giant announced on Tuesday that the Academy Award-winning actress is joining the company as a brand ambassador, with her gig as the face of Age Pe…

Viola Davis has been selected as the new spokeswoman for L’Oreal Paris.

Executives at the French cosmetics giant announced on Tuesday that the Academy Award-winning actress is joining the company as a brand ambassador, with her gig as the face of Age Perfect products to mark one of her first beauty campaigns.

“As a young girl, I wasn’t always told that I was smart, beautiful, or worthy. I worked tremendously hard to get where I am today – overcoming feelings of doubt to become a woman who truly believes I am ‘worth it’ in every way,” the 54-year-old said in a statement. “I believe it’s so important to build confidence in women from a young age, and to role model diverse perspectives of beauty. To now be part of a brand that has been championing women’s worth for more than 40 years and to use my voice to help empower others is truly surreal.”

In the role, Viola joins a roster of diverse spokespeople including Celine Dion, Helen Mirren, Eva Longoria, Elle Fanning, Aja Naomi King, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and Camila Cabello, among others.

The Fences star will appear in TV, print, and digital advertising campaigns for Age Perfect beginning later this month.

Delphine Viguier-Hovasse, global brand president of L’Oreal Paris, commented that Viola’s appointment builds on the company’s mission to reflect the diversity of the modern world, as well as promote inclusivity, self-worth, and empowerment.

“We are thrilled to welcome Viola as a member of our family. Viola’s tenacity, authenticity, and bold spirit resonate with and inspire so many people,” she praised. “She challenges the status quo in all aspects of life and her drive to succeed has proven itself time after time – she leads by example and is the perfect conduit to elevate our core message, ‘Because I’m Worth It.'”

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Karl Lagerfeld brand to release limited-edition make-up line with L’Oreal Paris

Executives at the Karl Lagerfeld brand are to release a one-off make-up collection with L’Oreal Paris.The couturier initiated the exciting project before he died at the age of 85 in February, with the collaboration set to fuse his rock-chic style with …

Executives at the Karl Lagerfeld brand are to release a one-off make-up collection with L’Oreal Paris.

The couturier initiated the exciting project before he died at the age of 85 in February, with the collaboration set to fuse his rock-chic style with Parisian elegance, according to a statement announcing the news.

Items will feature Lagerfeld’s famous quotes – including “Embrace the present and invent the future” – and will be able to buy online in September, with a worldwide release during Paris Fashion Week later that month.

Pier Paolo Righi, chief executive officer of Karl Lagerfeld, told editors at WWD that the project with L’Oreal Paris brought the late designer’s ideas for the make-up collaboration to life “in such a cool way – and Karl’s way”.

While Caroline Lebar, head of image and communication at Karl Lagerfeld, agreed with Righi, and revealed that the line would be a “true reflection” of the eponymous brand.

“This line of make-up truly reflects the Karl Lagerfeld brand universe and what Karl loved in makeup,” she commented. “Karl liked it when a collaboration resonated with a brand and would make a real impact on many people.”

The Lagerfeld house is no stranger to make-up collaborations and had previously Australian beauty company ModelCo on a limited-edition make-up line and released a capsule range with French retail giant Sephora.

Though details of products and pricing are being kept under wraps, the range would be created with inclusivity in mind.

Delphine Viguier-Hovasse, global brand president of L’Oreal Paris, noted it was “particularly meaningful” to have worked with the former head of French fashion house Chanel on the posthumous line.

“While Karl upturned the hierarchy of the landscape to democratise fashion, L’Oreal Paris is committed to making beauty according to women’s own rules and desires,” she added.

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Julianne Moore disliked her freckles for most of her life

Julianne Moore has had a strong dislike of her freckles for most of her life.The Still Alice actress is instantly recognisable for her porcelain skin and striking red hair, and in addition to her Hollywood career, has acted as a brand ambassador for L’…

Julianne Moore has had a strong dislike of her freckles for most of her life.

The Still Alice actress is instantly recognisable for her porcelain skin and striking red hair, and in addition to her Hollywood career, has acted as a brand ambassador for L’Oreal Paris since 2012.

But in spite of her success, Julianne has now shared that she still battles insecurities over her appearance, especially her freckles.

“I still don’t like them,” she told Tatler magazine. “I’d prefer not to have them, but I do have them and so, so what? It’s OK to have something you don’t love. It’s really alright.”

For the cover of the July 2019 issue, Julianne sports a dramatic Prada dress and custom-made feather eyelashes created for her by make-up artist Hung Vanngo. She also appears in a number of other dramatic ensembles in the accompanying photoshoot, including the gold sequin Valentino ruffle dress she wore to the 2019 camp-themed Met Gala earlier this month.

Accordingly, Julianne explained that she holds a deep passion for fashion, and is still shocked by the death of her friend and Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld at the age of 85 in February.

“Losing Karl was a shock to everybody, because he was one of those people who we all believed would live forever. He was so vital, so present, he did everything himself. Whenever you went to the atelier he was right there, working,” the 58-year-old commented.

Elsewhere in the interview, Julianne spoke about her support for the #MeToo movement, opened up about journalist Gloria Steinem, who she is playing in the upcoming film The Glorias: A Life on the Road, and also chatted about the moment she discovered she needed to take control of her own life.

“It wasn’t until I was in my early thirties and I was really unhappy that I realised I hadn’t made my personal life a priority. I realised: ‘I really want this. I want to be married. I want to have children,'” the mother-of-two added.

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Adut Akech makes sure hairstylists are respectful of her hair

Adut Akech is no longer afraid to voice her opinions when it comes to hairstyling.The model, who was born in South Sudan and raised in Adelaide, Australia, made her runway debut for Saint Laurent’s spring/summer 2017 show in September 2016 and has sinc…

Adut Akech is no longer afraid to voice her opinions when it comes to hairstyling.

The model, who was born in South Sudan and raised in Adelaide, Australia, made her runway debut for Saint Laurent’s spring/summer 2017 show in September 2016 and has since gone on to appear as the “bride” in a Chanel couture show, and walk for the likes of Valentino, Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, and Kenzo.

While Adut has quickly risen up the ranks of the industry, she has now shared that she has often had to have difficult conversations with hairstylists before shows and photoshoots, as many are unequipped to work with her natural hair.

“I have Afro hair, and you can’t use the same products or put the same amount of heat on my hair as you would with a Caucasian girl’s hair, but a lot of (hairstylists) fail to understand that. Last season, I let (the hairstylists) do what they wanted to do, and my hair got so heat-damaged,” she said in an interview with Allure magazine. “This season I didn’t let anyone touch my hair with heat at all, and a lot of people were offended, but if a model is not feeling OK (with a style), they should understand.”

Previously, models such as Iman and Leomie Anderson have spoken about how they have to supply their own foundation for gigs as make-up artists often don’t carry the right shade.

And disappointingly, Adut has had a similar experience, and often brings her go-to products to set, though she has now found a few foundations that blend seamlessly with her skin tone.

“I’m a really dark-skinned girl, and it was hard to find something in Australia; the only brand I could use was MAC. In America, I can find my shade. I like L’Oreal Paris True Match, Maybelline New York Fit Me, and Dior Backstage,” the 19-year-old added.

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Celine Dion named as new brand ambassador for L’Oreal Paris

Celine Dion has been named as the new global spokesperson for L’Oreal Paris.In recent years, the Canadian superstar has enjoyed a major resurgence, with fans flocking to her Las Vegas residency shows, which are due to wrap up in June (19). Now, executi…

Celine Dion has been named as the new global spokesperson for L’Oreal Paris.

In recent years, the Canadian superstar has enjoyed a major resurgence, with fans flocking to her Las Vegas residency shows, which are due to wrap up in June (19).

Now, executives at the French cosmetics giant have tapped Celine as a brand ambassador, with her gig as the face of Excellence Hair Colour set to mark her first-ever beauty campaign.

“I never saw that coming, especially at 51 years old. I thought seriously about it because, if my name was on it, I wanted to truly believe in it,” she said in a statement of her reaction to being asked to join the L’Oreal family. “We, women, are all dealing with a society that is pushing so much today. Considering that L’Oreal Paris gives women plenty of tools to feel good, to feel strong, to have a voice, to fulfil themselves and to feel worth it, I was honoured to become a global ambassador for the brand and represent women all around the world.”

Celine’s debut Excellence Hair Colour television commercial, which a spokesperson promised will highlight her “humorous and playful side,” is set to premiere on 22 April.

The My Heart Will Go On singer follows in the footsteps of Camila Cabello, Adam Levine, Julianne Moore, Eva Longoria, Helen Mirren, and Andie MacDowell, among others, in being named as an ambassador for the company.

Accordingly, L’Oreal Paris’ global brand president, Pierre-Emmanuel Angeloglou, couldn’t be more thrilled with the signing.

“Signing Celine Dion as the newest member of the L’Oreal Paris family builds on our mission of aligning with spokeswomen who are strong, self-empowered, assertive, diverse and inclusive,” he said. “Celine Dion is a woman of innate self-worth – following her heart to achieve success, challenge stereotypes and trailblaze the path for so many other women – and fully embodies our brand mission of ‘Because I’m Worth it.'”

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Doutzen Kroes swears by facial massage for glowing skin

Doutzen Kroes is a fan of massaging her face in order to achieve glowing skin.The Dutch model continues to be one of the most successful names in the fashion industry, having landed coveted gigs with the likes of Victoria’s Secret and L’Oreal Paris. Wi…

Doutzen Kroes is a fan of massaging her face in order to achieve glowing skin.

The Dutch model continues to be one of the most successful names in the fashion industry, having landed coveted gigs with the likes of Victoria’s Secret and L’Oreal Paris.

With years of experience in the make-up chair, Doutzen has picked up a few useful tips along the way, and has shared how she gently rubs her face with moisturiser each day.

“When you massage like this (along the jawline) it drains all the water out of your face, so it is really good to do this in the morning,” she said in a video tutorial for Vogue.com. “Somebody told me it has to go all the way to the sides of your face. I have noticed a difference actually, when I do this every morning, I do feel I have a less puffy face.”

After allowing her eye cream to sink in and brushing her eyebrows, Doutzen applies quite a bit of foundation to her face.

She then went on to explain that she really massages the product into her complexion, following on from advice make-up maven Pat McGrath once gave her.

“I almost do (foundation) like it is a cream. And don’t forget the neck – it’s your second face!” the 34-year-old noted. “I use my hands and I do that because it warms it up and really massages it in. This is a tip I actually got from Pat McGrath. She would just massage it like it was a face massage and I wasn’t used to that because (other make-up artists were) always using little brushes… I feel it is a really good way of making it look natural.”

Doutzen will also use a beauty blender on her face and concealer to hide any under eye bags.

And the blonde beauty concludes her regimen by sweeping on some bronzer, swiping a little black pencil on the corners of her eyes, and adding a quick coat of black mascara to her lashes.

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Iskra Lawrence hopes plus-size modelling helps people to love themselves

Iskra Lawrence believes plus-size modelling can “empower people with confidence,” regardless of accusations that such models could promote obesity.The British model is renowned for her curvaceous figure and positive attitude to body image, which she tr…

Iskra Lawrence believes plus-size modelling can “empower people with confidence,” regardless of accusations that such models could promote obesity.

The British model is renowned for her curvaceous figure and positive attitude to body image, which she tries to instil in her 4.3 million Instagram followers through inspirational and authentic posts. Though plus-size modelling is sometimes seen as a controversial practice, Iskra, who has posed for brands like Aerie and L’Oreal Paris, is adamant that there are significant benefits.

“People say plus-size models encourage obesity, but what about making people feel so s**t about themselves they can’t do anything with their lives?” she questioned in an interview with Hello! Fashion Magazine, adding that she often received messages from young girls who are too self-conscious to wear a swimsuit.

“That’s worse. Empowering people with confidence enables them to try new things, to go out there, even to start a new relationship – to learn to love themselves. That’s why, for me, body shaming is so detrimental to us individually and as a society.”

The 28-year-old recalled that started to believe something was wrong with her body when her 36-and-a-half inch hips were two and a half inches larger than the criteria established by an agent in the early days of her fashion career. After an unhealthy routine of starving and working out, Iskra decided to join a local agency near her home in Worcestershire – which didn’t offer the most glamorous jobs.

“There are thousands of pictures of me modelling fancy dress costumes online,” she giggled. “If you Google ‘sailor outfit’ then there I am; or ‘chef’s outfit’ and that’s me; or ‘Fiona from Shrek’ and there I am painted green.”

However, Iskra is adamant that she wouldn’t change anything about her journey to success.

“It’s taking a hell of a long time for me to get here – about 14 or 15 years,” she pointed out. “If it had happened overnight, I can’t imagine I’d have the same respect for it.”

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Adam Levine tapped to front L’Oreal Paris skincare campaign

Adam Levine has been named as the face of L’Oreal Paris’ Men Expert skincare line.The Maroon 5 frontman is no stranger to fronting campaigns, having previously appeared in the marketing imagery for Yves Saint Laurent Beauty’s men’s scent, Y.Now, Adam w…

Adam Levine has been named as the face of L’Oreal Paris’ Men Expert skincare line.

The Maroon 5 frontman is no stranger to fronting campaigns, having previously appeared in the marketing imagery for Yves Saint Laurent Beauty’s men’s scent, Y.

Now, Adam will be the brand ambassador for the French beauty giant’s popular Hydra Energetic range, and he is looking forward to encouraging men to adopt skincare regimes.

“To be the voice of this campaign is a great way to motivate men through the simple move of taking good care of the faces we’re given,” he said in a statement, according to WWD.

L’Oreal’s Men Expert line includes face washes, deodorants, shower gels, moisturisers, as well as beard care and shaving products.

The items are aimed at consumers aged over 30, and L’Oreal Paris global brand president Pierre-Emmanuel Angeloglou has explained that Adam was a natural fit for the gig due to his “multilayered, multifaceted” personality and “rock star status”.

“Adam Levine is one of the greatest musical artists in the world, an icon that reaches all generations as the lead singer of Maroon 5,” he commented of The Voice U.S. coach. “The unlimited energy he brings to his performances and life makes him a powerful spokesperson that embodies our vision of the modern Men Expert man.”

Adam’s advertisements for the Hydra Energetic line will begin to drop later in the month (Jan19).

In teaming with L’Oreal, the 39-year-old musician follows in the footsteps of Game of Thrones actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who is a spokesperson for the Men Expert range, and former soccer star David Beckham, who is the face of male grooming range House 99.

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