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Actresses Freida Pinto, Evangeline Lilly and Elizabeth Banks have been named spokeswomen for L’Oreal Paris


Pinto is one of the stars of the Oscar winner “Slumdog Millionaire,” Lilly is a cast member of TV’s “Lost” and Banks is known for her work in the big-screen comedies “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” “Role Models” and “Zack and Miri Make a Porno.” She has also appeared in the films “Seabiscuit” and “W.”

“On the eve of the Cannes Festival, to which I want to reiterate our attachment, L’Oreal Paris is delighted that these great stars of world cinema have agreed to represent our brand,” Jean-Jacques Lebel, president of L’Oreal Consumer Products, said in a statement.


“I am very moved to be joining the great L’Oreal Paris family and all these personalities: a family I am now proud to be a part of,” Pinto said.

“It is a source of great pride for me to represent a brand whose ambition is to respond to every person’s aspirations to beauty, and contribute to the fulfillment and well-being of everyone,” Lilly said.


“I am so honored to be one of the newest L’Oreal Paris spokespeople and to join such a distinguished group of women who proudly say the iconic phrase ‘Because You’re Worth It,'” Banks said. “What impresses me most about L’Oreal is the company’s commitment to empowering women. L’Oreal wants women everywhere to not only take charge of their beauty, but to also take control of their health and well-being.”

Nicole Richie’s favorite fragrance!


The star dishes on her beauty must-have’s to People Magazine!


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David Babaii’s “How Tos” from the Met Museum of Art’s 2009 Gala‏


Kate Hudson: To start, I sprayed our David Babaii for WildAid Bohemian Beach Spray and distributed evenly through the hair to create the volume, texture and lift I was looking for. Next, I used the David Babaii for WildAid Blow Dryer on medium heat and medium air flow. I used my hands instead of a brush so I could create texture. To create her beachy waves I did some soft scrunching and twisting small strands around my fingers until dry. I finished this look with Mise en Plis Light Styling Spray for a lightweight touchable hold.


Liv Tyler: To create this Sophia Loren inspired look, I used a large barrel curling iron by FHI Heat. First, I parted her hair to the side using the highest point of the eyebrow as my guide. Then I created 4 sections (top, sides and nape) for total control. Before curling each section, I sprayed Volcanic Ash Root Lift to each strand then clip each curl. This provided the volume and lift needed for any special event. Next, gently brush curls out using your fingers and allowing curls to fall into a natural pattern. To finish, I sprayed Mise en Plis Extra Hold Styling Spray that provides not only maximum hold but leaves hair with a brilliant shine.


Leighton Meester in InStyle Hair Magazine


How did you feel about becoming a brunette for Gossip Girl?

I’m naturally blond, but since my hair was bleached at the time, the dye soaked it up quickly and turned it green!  I didn’t cry, but I thought, I’d better get this part.  Fortunately, my roommate back then was a hairdresser, so he helped me fix it!

Is the color hard to maintain? 

My hairstylist dyes it for me every couple of months.  It looks even darker on the show, the way they style it and clip in extensions.  Sometimes, when my roots are coming in, they’ll spray brown color on them to blend it.  I’m a little serious, so I actually feel that being a brunette matches my personality more than the stereotypical blonde.

Have you picked up any secret hair tips from Strahan?

Yes! He tells me not to wash my hair every day.  I started following that advice, especially since the color fades so fast.  And ever since I bought a Mason Pearson brush, my hair is much healthier.  The brush is especially good in the winter, when little dreadlocks start to form in the back of my head!


Have you always had long hair?

I cut it about two years ago because it was super damaged, had too many layers, and was just a mess.  My hair is very fine so when I chopped into it, it looked like I had even less. And the style didn’treally work for the show because Blair is supposed to be very done up, so that hair was a little too edgy.

Are there any wild hairstyles lurking in your past? 

I’ve dyed my hair a million colors – purple was pretty crazy.  When I was doing the movie Drive Thru, my character was punked out, so I put black and bright red streaks in it.  At this point I don’t want to go too crazy with color because I know how long it takes to get my hair back to health.

You’re not wearing makeup and you look amazing.  How is that possible? 

Being a brunette complements my skin tone more so I can wear less makeup, which is totally my thing.  I also started a skin regimen: Before bed, I apply La Roche-Posay’s Cleansing Milk to my face with a cotton pad and use Evian Mineral Water Spray instead of hot water.

Would it be too soon if you never saw another headband again?  

I like headbands, but I’m definitely not as obsessed with them as Blair is.  Actually, I just got a couple, but they’re not very Blair-like.  They have little jewels on them.  I do wear hats a lot, though.  In the summer I’ll wear a nice straw hat that blocks the sun, or I’ll wear a cap or fedora to cover up bad hair days.


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