Archive: Celebrity News

Hot Right Now: Yellow Eye Shadow

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GET THE LOOK: “Bright primary colors are so in for clothes right now, but you should diffuse them for your makeup,” advises makeup artist Natalie DiStefano of the Rita Hazan Salon in NYC. “Easter yellow is too full force, distracting and unflattering,” says DiStefano, who recommends hues with shimmer to dilute the shade.

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INSIDER TRICK: One word: Cream. “Straight yellow powder can look chalky, so look for a cream shadow you can easily spread and control,” adds DiStefano.

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Pics: Emmy Rossum at the “New Year’s in April: A Fool’s Fête” in New York City, April 16th.

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Christina Ricci’s beauty advice.

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Christina Ricci has a simple beauty philosophy: “I don’t think you should try to look like you’re not wearing makeup,” she has said. “What’s the point? You might as well put makeup on and have fun with it.” The edgy star has been in the public eye for almost all of her 28 years and isn’t afraid to go from goth to glam and back again.

“Her look is hard rock meets couture,” her hairstylist Richard Marin has said. “One day, she’s super funky; the next, she’s in a gown.” It’s no surprise then that Ricci recently braved a daring new haircut. As makeup artist Beth Katz has observed, “She’s very comfortable with herself.”

Pics: New portraits of Christina by Mario Anzuoni in Long Beach.

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The beautiful Anna Friel in Red Magazine.

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I love Anna Friel, I think she’s beautiful – and amazingly talented.  You may recognize her from ABC’s Pushing Daisies.  I was enjoying that show when it first came out – but it got to the point where it was painful to watch.  Love her, but not enough to sit through that show!  (She looks a bit like Evangeline Lilly, no?)

Anna was recently interviewed by Red Magazine (I’ve never heard of them…but okay) and they asked her what her favorite beauty product was.

Make-up wise, I like the By Terry Foundation Stick - it’s like a Touche Eclat for the face. I use Dr. Sebagh Deep Exfoliating Mask once a week.  Also, I can’t live without Max Factor Erace Secret Cover-up, no eye bags!

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Reese Witherspoon, as spokeswoman for Avon, pitches fund to combat violence against women.

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Oscar-winner Reese Witherspoon on Tuesday lent her star power to the UN global campaign to end violence against women, pitching a fund-raising drive by US cosmetics giant Avon for that purpose.

The 31-year-old US actress, who is Avon’s Global Ambassador to help promote women’s empowerment, voiced strong backing for a new long-term partnership between Avon and the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM).

“I strongly support the efforts of Avon and UNIFEM to put an end to” violence against women, she told reporters as she unveiled the “Women’s Empowerment Bracelet.”

“Every purchase of the bracelet will help empower women: 100 percent of the profits will go directly to the Avon Empowerment Fund to support UNIFEM in their work to end violence against women,” Witherspoon said.

“I hope to see this bracelet on the wrists of women all around the world as a sign of solidarity and hope that one day every woman will be empowered and live a life free from violence,” she added.

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Witherspoon won an Oscar in 2006 for her portrayal of country music star June Carter Cash in “Walk The Line” and is reported to be one of the top three highest-paid actresses in Hollywood, commanding around 25 million dollars a picture.

Joining Witherspoon and UNIFEM Executive Director Joanne Sandler at the press conference, Avon Products chief executive officer Andrea Jung pledged that the Avon Foundation would match the first 500,000 dollars in sales of the new fund-raising bracelet.

She said the result would be a one-million-dollar donation from her company to the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women, which she described as “the largest corporate grant” ever made to the fund in a single year.

Avon, known for its “Avon Calling” door-to-door sales pitch, is the world’s top direct seller of beauty products.

“Violence against women is the hidden pandemic,” Sandler said. “It is hidden in the estimated 9.5 billion dollars that criminal networks earn from human trafficking, with the majority of those trafficked women and children.”

The three women spoke at a symposium to mark International Women’s Day, which will be celebrated worldwide Saturday.

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