Archive: Celebrity News

Julia Roberts Ad Banned Because of Excessive Airbrushing!

Julia Roberts‘ L’Oréal advertisement for Lancôme has been banned in the United Kingdom for excessive airbrushing.

A Maybelline campaign featuring Christy Turlington was also pulled.

The watchdog Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) upheld complaints from politician Jo Swinson, who argues against “overly perfected and unrealistic images” of women in advertisements.

Roberts’ ad promotes Teint Miracle foundation, and was shot by famed photographer Mario Testino. Turlington’s is for an anti-ageing line called The Eraser.

Swinson claims the faces in the digitally altered photos were “not representative of the results the product could achieve.”

“Pictures of flawless skin and super-slim bodies are all around, but they don’t reflect reality,” said Swinson. “Excessive airbrushing and digital manipulation techniques have become the norm, but both Christy Turlington and Julia Roberts are naturally beautiful women who don’t need retouching to look great.”

The ASA agreed, ruling that the Roberts and Turlington ads breached the standards for exaggeration.

“On the basis of the evidence we have received we could not conclude that the ad image accurately illustrated what effect the product could achieve.”

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Nicki Minaj and Ricky Martin Are the New Faces of MAC’s Viva Glam

MAC Cosmetics have announced that two new faces will be following in the footsteps of Lady Gaga and Cyndi Lauper for the Viva Glam campaign in 2012.

Nicki Minaj and Ricky Martin will represent the campaign from February next year. The fund has already raised $224 million dollars and the makeup brand hopes to continue its fundraising success with the help of their new celebrity spokespeople.

This is not the first time the two have worked together. Last year, the Young Money raptress teamed up with M.A.C to release a limited edition “Pink 4 Friday” lipstick that flew off the shelves and sold out.

Minaj and Martin are shooting the new advert today with David LaChapelle; we can’t wait to see the results!
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Bethenny Frankel launching a skincare line!

Bethenny Frankel is expanding her ‘Skinnygirl’ brand!

The reality star – turned cocktail maker is going to launch her own beauty and skincare lines, with products that will deliver results without giving false hope.

“A $150 eye cream is ridiculous and absurd,” she told Women’s Wear Daily. “[Promises like] ‘you’re going to look like Heidi Klum in two days’ or ‘like you had a face-lift’ have always bothered me.”

The products are organized into four groups: lip treatments, face products, body potions and gift sets.

“I don’t want people to think in three days they’ll have no cellulite. That’s not going to happen,” she said.

Frankel’s Skinnygirl Face & Body Solutions will hit Wal-Mart shelves in November.

She said that she owes her good skin to using good products, not the priciest.

“I finally have good skin because I am consistent. I don’t worry about brands. I do buy brands that are not expensive, ones that don’t spend all the money on the packaging but on the ingredients inside.”

For fans of her low-calorie booze, there’s a product for you. Her bath gift sets smell like her Skinnygirl Margarita and Sangria.

It’ll be interesting to see how this line really works. The fact that they will make their debut at Wal-Mart makes me pause, not gonna lie.

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Kim Kardashian reveals incurable skin condition!

Kim Kardashian has a flaw!? Stop the press! On Sunday night’s ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’, Kim’s “incurable” skin disorder was revealed!

After her dermatologist revealed she has a psoriasis, a treatable skin condition that her mom also has – and a different diagnosis than Khloé’s theory that she had ringworm – Kardashian was told to take it easy and lead a “slower-paced life.”

Her response: “It’s just not possible.”

“My career is doing ad campaigns and swimsuit photo shoots,” the reality star, 30, explained on the episode. “People don’t understand the pressure on me to look perfect.”

She added: “When I gain a pound, it’s in the headlines. Imagine what the tabloids would do to me if they saw all these spots?”

Do you suffer from psoriasis like so many millions of people?

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