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Gwen Stefani partners with Urban Decay for the Ultra Violet Edge

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Get 24-hour eyeshadow with a conscience. When you buy Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Enigma, a LIMITED-EDITION neutral matte shade, 100% of your purchase price funds The Ultraviolet Edge, our global initiative to empower women.

We also revamped our legendary Eyeshadow Primer Potion, making it better than ever (a seemingly impossible mission). With updated packaging that includes an applicator, our Potion looks more gorgeous and applies with more versatility. And it still packs the powers it’s famous for: 24-hour, crease-free shadow, more vibrant color and smoother application.

Our revolutionary paraben-free formula features space-age polymer technology that fills in any imperfections on the skin’s surface, prepping your lids for all-day shadow. Once you’ve tried it, you’ll never want to live without it.

Easy on the eyes in more ways than one, this coveted primer now comes in revamped packaging with gorgeous ombré artwork and a faceted, jewel-like cap. Squeeze the Potion directly from the tube or use the flocked wand applicator. Either way, you get precise, controlled application every time.


The Ultraviolet Edge

Urban Decay has always stood for the empowerment of women—from the products we create to the causes we support. When we launched in 1996, the prestige beauty market was a sea of pink, red and beige. We gave women the alternative makeup colors they craved and challenged them to defy the stereotypical notions of beauty. But it doesn’t end with makeup. Urban Decay announces the launch of The Ultraviolet Edge, our global initiative to empower women. By helping to fund organizations that fight for the rights of women everywhere, we encourage all women to embrace their individuality in everything they do. To us, that’s the definition of beauty with an edge™.

Women’s rights is a complicated landscape with many worthy causes, so we decided to pool together the money raised by The Ultraviolet Edge, which will give us the flexibility to support a variety of organizations that are doing incredible things to empower women. With this new initiative, we plan to donate three million dollars to causes that support women over the next five years alone.

Get The Look: Grammy Hair with help from Jenny Balding

Music’s biggest night celebrated the 57th Grammy Awards and stars showed off their “gotta get it” hair styles! Jenny Balding, Cutler/Redken Styling and Grooming Expert, shares her favorite Grammy styles and steps for how your readers can recreate these looks for their personal red carpet event.

Gwen Stefani’s Disheveled French Twist
“This Disheveled French Twist can be as casual a look as you like, to dress up or simply where slightly disheveled to tone down your evening wear.” – Jenny Balding

  • Start with day old hair as you’ll have some texture in your hair and it will be easier to manage
    Use dry shampoo to really boost the texture of your roots (Redken Pillow Proof dry shampoo is excellent).
  • Spray throughout your roots and even the mid-lengths to create body and texture. Shake through with your fingers.
  • Use a light hairspray for a little hold – Redken Fashion Work 12 Versatile Hairspray works best as it is a versatile spray. Mist over all and shake up with your hands to really create body and movement.
  • Section out the crown and front area and pin to one side.
  • Sweep the sides and back together and then twist upwards and pin. Make sure to use hairpins (U shaped pins) so they can really anchor the hair.
  • Take the top section , brush lightly, then let it drop gently to one side
  • Loosen the hairline a little with your fingers to work suits your face shape.
  • To finish, add a little shine by misting Redken Diamond Oil High Shine Airy Mist all over – this is very light but gives just the right amount shine you need.

Jessie J’s Sleek Bob
“The sleek bob compliments an interesting outfit as it has cleans lines and a sleek finish giving a more creative edge.” – Jenny Balding

  • Part your hair to whichever side suits your face shape best.
  • Blow dry really smooth and straight to create the sleek effect.
  • To create a really sleek finish, use a straightening iron from midlength to ends.
  • Finish by using Redken Diamond Oil High Shine Airy Mist to create the ultimate shine

Gwen Stefani graces the October cover of Marie Claire: “My biggest accomplishment is my marriage so far”

Gwen Stefani is Marie Claire’s October cover girl, and she is looking hotter than ever these days!

Some sites are commenting on her face, and whether or not she’s getting plastic surgery. If she is, it’s not obvious. I think she looks pretty fantastic.

In the magazine she opens up about her relationship with Gavin Rossdale, and considers her marriage her “biggest accomplishment”. Here are some more highlights via Celebitchy:

On rearing two high-energy boys just a few years apart in age: “From the moment they wake up, they start beating on each other. I never knew they would be so physical. They’re just starting to play real well together, but with a lot of fighting. They do look out for each other – especially the little one, he really loves his older brother.”

On what her 10 year anniversary with Gavin Rossdale represents: “A miracle…my biggest accomplishment is my marriage so far. Because it’s hard, everyone knows it’s hard.” She continues: “[Marriage] is something that I always wanted to do successfully. It was a dream of mine. I like the official-ness and the family-ness of it all, having the same name and making decisions together.”

On her relationship with husband Gavin Rossdale: “[Our relationship] is better than it’s ever been. Like, we’re learning about each other all the time. He’s an amazing dad, he works so hard – I can hear him writing songs through the wall, and it is at a much quicker pace than me!” Above all, she adds, “He balances me out. And he – he never stops liking me, which is awesome! It makes me feel happy, that someone likes me as much as he does.”

On having a third child: “I really, really, really wanted one about two years ago. And it didn’t really work out. So…I feel good with what we’ve got. Everything works out how it should. You can’t plan anything, right? You can try.”

No Doubt’s new album Push And Shove: “My favorite record. I mean, your favorite record is always the last one you did, but it really is—it’s a really great record.”

Being a mom and a rock star: “I was definitely swimming upstream,” she says, “trying to balance everything that’s been going on with having kids and a family. There’s no way to do all these things.”

Working on the new album: “I would be up all night because my second baby [Zuma, now 4] didn’t sleep, and he had a lot of ear infections. Then I’d wake up in the morning and do my workout, which I always felt I had to do, and then meetings for my three clothing lines, and then hang out with my kids, take them topreschool, da-da-da. And then at 4 o’clock, I’d be like, ‘All right, I’m out of here, I’m going to go to the studio’ and try to write a record. Sit on the couch [with my bandmates] and be like, ‘Let’s do this now because I’m missing time with the kids; I could be having dinner with them and putting them to bed.’ It was really hard.”

Balancing: “Every day I fail at something,” she laments. “Every day someone is suffering because I’m doing all these things.”

Downsizing: “I’ve got myself in a lot of trouble by not saying no.” The solocareer? Buh-bye. Her weight? She’s got a new approach: “This last year I kind of stopped working out. I think my body just needed a break. And so I did that, and focused more on feeling good as opposed to beating myself up.” She’s even eased up her efforts on her L.A.M.B. (Love, Angel, Music, Baby) fashion line. “I have learned to delegate. It still looks awesome, but did I pick out the buttons? No, I didn’t. I missed the last two Fashion Weeks because they were when school started; I can’t miss the first week of kindergarten.”

I love her, and I love her relationship with Gavin! I saw them in concert – on the tour that brought them together back in the 90’s. The tour where ‘No Doubt’ opened for ‘Bush’. It was amazing!

Speaking of ‘No Doubt’, I sure hope the rest of their new album is good. I’m not a huge fan of the first single.


Gwen Stefani: “Makeup goes on every day, even if I’m not going anywhere”

Gwen Stefani is InStyle’s November cover girl. In the magazine Gwen opens up about her daily beauty routine. Gwen reveals that she has a rather addiction to dying her hair, which she claims to dye as often as Marilyn Monroe did. She also admits that she doesn’t leave the house without makeup.

In this issue, the rock star designer opens up about doing so much in so many arenas—fashion (she launches her third line Harajuku Mini for Target mid-November), music (a new No Doubt album is slated for next year), and family (“being a mother is probably the most challenging thing I do,” she says of parenting Kingston, 5, and Zuma, 3, with husband Gavin Rossdale). 

Whatever she’s doing, it works, because she looks amazing! Considering she’s 42-years-old (can you believe that!?) she’s definitely doing something right!

Gwen on finding balance: “At work I’ve learned how to delegate. You don’t have to be on a ladder in a warehouse, micromanaging. You can be at home. And teamwork is also such a big part of marriage and parenting.”

On making time for her sons: “The thing I’d like to do is enjoy these boys while they’re young – so I don’t regret I was working too much when they’re big and don’t want to cuddle with me anymore.”

Her trademark blonde: “My hair color is L’Oréal, but I won’t reveal the number. And I do my roots as often as Marilyn Monroe did hers. I’m serious. I found out.”

The one time she went red: “Right after we came home from the first No Doubt tour I felt like I might get recognized, so I colored my hair red. And I hated it.”

Her makeup: “The makeup goes on every day, even if I’m not going anywhere.”