Archive: Celebrity News

The beautiful Anna Friel in Red Magazine.


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!


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


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.


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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Gisele Bundchen in March’s Harper’s Bazaar!


They say Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen was discovered by talent scouts at the tender age of 14 while chowing down on burgers at McDonald’s. By 2006, Forbes had named her the highest-paid model in the business! Fresh and animated, with deep blue eyes, tawny skin and lithe, sinuous curves, she’s a modern-day enchantress. Here she is in a palette of sand, bronze and muted peach. Makeup artist Deborah Grayson tells us how to get her breezy, beachy look.

Step 1: Start with a clean, lightly moisturized face; allow the moisturizer to seep in for a few minutes before applying makeup.

Step 2: Using a damp sponge, apply a fine film of creamy (but not oily) stick foundation to any ruddy or blemished areas of the face, neck and shoulders.

Step 3: With your fingertips, dot a tiny bit of the same cream foundation onto the area just under the eyes, to hide any darkness or shadows you might have; blend in soft patting (not pulling) motions.

Step 4: Dip a flat, fan-shaped contour brush into loose flesh-toned translucent powder. Shake off any excess and apply the powder lightly to the cheeks. The powder will set a base for the contour, which you’ll apply in the next step.

Step 5: With the same fan-shaped contour brush, place a sandy, bronze blush to the apples of the cheeks, moving back toward the ears.

Step 6: In the same direction you applied the blush, repeat step 4, to “diffuse and evenly distribute your sandy bronze blush, creating a subtle circle of color,” says Grayson.

Step 7: Next, define the brows using an angled, hard-bristled liner brush dipped in blonde brow powder. If you don’t have a marked arch like Gisele’s and you’d like to create one, you might try experimenting with an eyebrow kit that contains stencils.

Step 8: Outline the eyes using a pointed eyeliner brush and opaque coffee brown cream liner. To emulate Gisele’s subdued look, trace a fine across the upper lash line, staying as close to the lashes as you can manage.

Step 9: With the same pointed brush and what remains of the coffee brown liner, apply it to the bottom third of the lower lash line; for a really subtle line, you don’t need to re-dip your brush.

Step 10: Use an oval-shaped eye shadow brush to place a crescent of russet brown shadow just at the outer edge of the eyelids.

Step 11: Next, use a cotton swab to apply an iridescent, pearly powder eye shadow just above the creases of each eye; blend back and forth in soft “windshield wiper” motions, allowing the powder to subtly disperse for a soft halolike effect.

Step 12: Apply two coats of medium brown mascara.

Step 13: Fill the entire lips with a fleshy nude liner pencil.

Step 14: Use a lip brush to apply a shiny, translucent peach-tinted gloss.