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Zooey Deschanel’s Beauty Secrets.

Zooey Deschanel moved from indie-film It girl and folk musician to mainstream TV star this year with her hit show The New Girl—but that doesn’t mean she’s put down her ukulele or quit being so gosh-darn quirky. Deschanel showed off her gorgeously offbeat side on our February cover, and told Allure all about her surprisingly balanced beauty regimen.

Her oh-so-pure skin treatment. “I use an organic cleansing oil by Laventine, and John Masters Organics makes a nice pomegranate [facial] oil as well.”

Her less-is-more makeup strategy. “I don’t wear a ton of makeup, but Rimmel has a really good liquid eyeliner.”

Her shiny hair secret. “Oribe shampoo and conditioner.”

How she stays healthy inside—and out. “I tried to be vegetarian while dealing with a lot of food allergies, and it was impossible. So I do eat meat, vegetables, and rice… very balanced.”

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Lumene Sensitive Touch Cleansing Wipes Win Allure 2011 “Best of Beauty” Award‏

I love these wipes I have crazy sensitive skin and lately its been acting all kinds of strange with the season changing. They feel so cool and refreshing when I clean my face and are gentle enough I can take off my eye makeup with them as well. Once clean my face is left clean, smooth and hydrated.

I recently had a big sleepover for my daughter and her friends and they all insisted on a Selena Gomez makeover. At bedtime these wipes worked perfectly to remove all the makeup safely and pain free. I’m stocking up!

 

Lumene Sensitive Touch Cleansing Wipes Win Allure 2011 “Best of Beauty” Award
– October issue recognizes product in Sensitive Skin category -

WHAT THEY ARE:

Facial cleansing wipes for sensitive skin

WHAT THEY DO:
Cleanses and moisturizes skin

KEY INGREDIENTS:
Ceteareth-20 and cetyl palmitate (cleansers); Glycerin and organic linseed extract (moisturizers)

HOW THEY FEEL/SMELL/LOOK:
These white, tissue-sized wipes have no discernable scent.

WHY WE  LIKE THEM:
These gentle wipes are alcohol-, paraben-, and fragrance-free and give skin a moisture boost while clearing away makeup in just a few swipes.

In addition to the Allure ”Best in Beauty” Award, the Lumene Sensitive Touch Cleansing Wipes have also received the seal of approval from the Finnish Allergy and Asthma Federation.

Lumene Sensitive Touch Cleansing Wipes are available at CVS/pharmacy locations and online at CVS.com for $2.99/10 wipes and $6.99/25 wipes

 

Disclosure: A complimentary sample was sent to me for an honest review.

Salma Hayek opens up about all things beauty in the new Allure Magazine!

Salma Hayek is Allure Magazine’s September cover girl. The actress opens up about all things beauty, including her skin, her bust and her beauty line. She also opens up about the awkwardness of filming love scenes and being bullied as a child.

Read on!

Salma on her skin: Hayek has worked for her astonishingly young-looking skin. “My career has given me a lot of experience to be under pressure of having to be beautiful, and having to look for tricks to make it work,” says the actress.

She‘s all natural: Hayek believes in fighting aging—up to a point. “I believe that every woman is entitled to fight to preserve her youth,” she says. But not by becoming overly surgified by celebrity dermatologists. “It’s like the uniform of a generation,” Hayek says. “And it’s not necessarily beautiful. It’s not wrinkled-looking, but it’s not beautiful. I’ve never had anything done on my face,” Hayek insists. “I’ve never had dermabrasion or peels or injections of any kind, nothing.”

Salma on her boobs: Ask Hayek whether any part of her body looked better ten years ago, and she’ll tell you. “My boobs,” she says with a laugh. “They’re not bad, by the way. I’m not complaining about them.” She famously breast-fed a hungry infant in Sierra Leone, where she was promoting a UNICEF initiative to eradicate tetanus. “If you have milk, you have milk, and if they’re hungry, they’re hungry,” she says. “I think it’s a beautiful thing, because motherhood is a very strong place for women to connect and understand each other.”

Confidence: “As a woman, you should be more at ease with your sexuality when you are in your 40s,” she says. “You are more self-assured about that part. And that’s the way it should be. If you are a girl who cannot walk in heels, it doesn’t matter how beautiful you are,” she says. “If you look like a chicken that’s been spiked in the feet, it’s not going to be sexy.”

Bullied at an early age: “I got teased because I was too short, or I was too brown,” she says. (Her complexion is the legacy of her father, a businessman of Lebanese descent.) “You would think in Mexico that would be something normal, but I did get teased,” she says.

Filming love scenes: Hayek first became known in America with Desperado, an action movie starring Antonio Banderas. A love scene between them took eight hours to film rather than the scheduled one hour because of Hayek’s reluctance. “I’m not an exhibitionist,” she says. “It was the first time, so it was very difficult.”

Hayek on her daughter, being rich: Hayek says of her daughter, who speaks English, Spanish, and French: “I never understood the point of being privileged if you don’t get to have the privileges. Like, people who won’t take their kids to an expensive restaurant, or won’t travel with them, or make them pay for everything at a really young age. I think it’s important that kids have responsibilities and understand the value of things, but I think it’s great that my daughter gets to travel the world.”

On her beauty line: Hayek’s beauty line is in many ways a tribute to her grandmother, who studied to be a beautician and made potions for government officials and their wives. “She started working on my skin when I was 12 or 13,” Hayek says. “I never used soap on my face. Once, she shaved our heads and put egg on it and all these things. But I have to give her credit—my hair is great.” Hayek believes that it’s possible to offer beauty products that will encourage women’s strengths rather than make them anxious about their weaknesses. “I’m [creating this line] with the philosophy that within you there is beauty, and you have to learn how to find it and enhance it in a natural way…. One thing that is exciting about being a woman is that you can rediscover your beauty over and over and over.”

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Fergie covers Allure, denies having plastic surgery

Fergie graces the July cover of Allure Magazine, and in the interview she denies having any plastic surgery done, despite the rumors. She says all she did was start parting her hair on the other side, and started wearing a brighter lipstick. Is that it? Is that all she’s worked one? I checked out a few older pictures of her, and nothing really stands out – maybe she’s telling the truth!

On having plastic surgery:

“I did two major drastic things, which is hair to the side—it was the first time—and the big neon lip. I wanted to try something different, and all of a sudden it was this big backlash. People were saying ‘It’s a fake Fergie.’ I heard about some ridiculous amount of money that I spent on my face, which I think is absolutely insane.”

Fergie on her age:

“I’m definitely young at heart, and I always will be, I’m just trying to age gracefully.”

On her body:

“I think people think that I’m pregnant sometimes because my weight fluctuates … My problem is my discipline. I see a Jack in the Box or a Del Taco, and I will impulsively want it. I’m a work in progress in that area … I gain and lose weight everywhere from the thighs up.”

On her relationship with Will.I.am:

“There is conflict, he’s very protective, and it drives me nuts because I do a lot of my best work, writing-wise, when I’m completely alone.”

On working so hard:

“I took a break to have a wedding. I’ve definitely committed some time this year to the Peas, but not as [much as] I have in previous years. I need balance in my life, and the guys understand that … I don’t think Will ever wants a break. We’re very different in that way.”

On her looks:

“I’ve learned to love my nose because it’s unique. It’s interesting, and it just makes me a little different.”

She tries to be a good person:

“I try to be a nice person. I’m not filled with saccharine. Do you want me to give you some bad things that I do? I’m obviously married, so I don’t sleep around. I guess I’ve tamed my ways a little bit, but I am 36.”

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