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Rosie Huntingon-Whitely: “I have mood lips”

British model and actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is the Mega Babe on the cover page of men’s magazine Maxim US for the month of July 2011. Transformers hottie gives global warming new meaning with her super hot photo spread. She classes up the lad rag just like she did that over-sized gadget movie.

Here are some highlights from the interview:

What’s ‘New Moon’ about?

Sam, Shia Labeouf’s character, has to save the world, and he’s got a new girlfriend, which is my character, Carly. Things unfold a bit darker than they seem at first…

Is Megan Fox’s disappearance explained?

Yes. It’s explained, but that’s all I’m saying.

With the trend of models starring in big roles now, do you think it’s fair to take the money out of hard-working actors pockets?

Do you think it’s fair that actors have been taking money out of hard-working models’ pockets? Actresses have completely taken over the fashion industry in the last five years, in terms of big deals. Maybe it’s time the models get some payback.

You recently moved here, do you miss home?

Every day. It’s my soul, England. I miss the people, the culture, the food…

Wait, you miss the food in England – really?

Oh my God, so much! I find it strange that people say English food is so bad. To me it’s delicious! I’ve never really considered it, but I was thinking the other day maybe it’s strange to have beans on toast for breakfast.

That’s what you grew up eating?

I grew up on a working farm. We had chickens, sheep, horses – that’s how we ate.

You’re famous for your lips. Is that something you’ve worked on?

The rest of my body requires a lot of upkeep, but the lips are one thing I don’t have to work on. They’re funny because they change color with my mood. They get really, really red when I’m angry or passionate, and pale when I’m miserable or tired. But I suppose everyone else’s do too.

Uh, no…

They have a life of their own. They get me in trouble. You know mood rings? I’ve got mood lips.

Have your lips gotten you recognized more often in America?

I was at a DMV. My driving instructor was like “You’re the Victoria’s Secret model!” I failed my last test miserably, but this guy passed me with flying colors!

Beauty Talk with Christina Hendricks!

Fiery red hair and voluptuous charm may be the much-envied trademarks of Mad Men‘s Christina Hendricks, but she’s out to prove that beauty actually does run deep. As the newest face of Latisse, she’s doubling as their ambassador to the lash growth drug’s Wishes Challenge campaign, aiming to raise $500,000 in support of the Make-A-Wish-Foundation by this fall. Donations made to Latisse’s website will be matched by the brand up to $250,000, and all donors will receive a one month free trial of the popular prescription lash lengthener.

We sat down with the star at the Lambs Club in NYC (a fitting place for a cocktail with Joan Holloway), and talked red hair, lipstick, and, of course, lashes.

ELLE: Are you actually using Latisse?
CH: I’ve always felt like my lashes were sort of piddly, especially in comparison to all of the false strips and strong eye makeup I wear for the show. I just started Latisse a month ago, and I can gauge how the length is increasing when I use my eyelash curler in the morning. My mom and girlfriends are watching intently to see how this goes.

ELLE: Has Mad Men‘s retro makeup inspired your own beauty choices?
CH: I’ve worn a red lip since I started wearing makeup, and especially during my goth stage. I always had to wear a slash of deep red or that Clinique Black Honey everyone was wearing at the time. But I’ve stopped wearing red lipstick so much because I’m always kissing my husband, and he hates when he’s the one who ends up with the red lips!

ELLE: Is it true that you’re a natural blonde?
CH:
Yes, the rumors are true—I’m naturally a dark blonde. I couldn’t tell you what shade, because I haven’t seen it in ages. I started playing with red hair when I was 10 years old. I recognize how odd it is now, but my mom let me do it. I was obsessed with Anne of Green Gables and Ginger of Gilligan’s Island, and lusted for that red hair. My mom said, “Well, let’s throw a rinse on it,” and the next day, my teachers asked what had happened when I arrived at school with red hair. My mom also put Sun-In in my brother’s hair because he wanted to be Flash Gordon. We would walk around in costume at home.

ELLE: So you’ve been a red head ever since?
CH:
In high school, I started experimenting with permanent color. My mom nearly cried one day when I came down the stairs in jet black hair. I got purple, pink and black out of my system during those years.

ELLE: You sound like you were ripe for styling!  Did you ever consider a career in beauty?
CH: In fact, I did. My first job in high school was as a shampoo girl for the salon at the mall. My brother’s girlfriend worked at a hair salon, and I thought it was the coolest job because she got to listen to Depeche Mode and wear stylish clothes. I did a lot of community theater growing up, and I knew I wanted to be an actress, but I didn’t know you could be an actress for a living. I hatched this master plan to work at the hair salon by day and do community theater at night, and I figured that would be the perfect life. Things of course changed when I moved to New York to pursue acting fulltime. Whenever I’m back in Virginia, I’m always sure to visit that hair salon. They’ve been so supportive of my career.

ELLE: Do you have any porcelain skin beauty tips?
CH:
I have very dry skin, so I’m never without moisturizer. I’ve been using Lancôme’s Génifique serum, and I apply Dermalogica sunscreen every day. If I’m not careful about sunscreen, I’ll freckle, just like a real redhead. It’s like I’ve tricked my body in believing I’m really a redhead.

ELLE: When you’re traveling, what’s always in your beauty bag?
CH:
I’m in love with Dermaologica’s Daily Resurfacer, and always throw a few into my toiletry bag when traveling. They look like little finger puppets—you put one on your finger, and gently scrub your face. They’re absolutely adorable and really work, too.

ELLE: What’s your number one beauty secret?
CH: If there’s only one thing you wear, make it blush. A little on your cheeks, and you’ll instantly look pretty, lively and fresh. Isn’t that what we all want?

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MUST SEE! Katy Perry lands the cover of Vanity Fair!

Vanity Fair sat down with singer Katy Perry for their June issue, and I think she looks amazing on the cover (even if it looks like she’s channeling Dita Von Teese, still hot).

On her religious upbringing:

“I come from a very non-accepting family, but I’m very accepting,” Perry says of her religious beliefs as an adult. “Russell is into Hinduism, and I’m not [really] involved in it. He meditates in the morning and the evening; I’m starting to do it more because it really centers me. [But] I just let him be him, and he lets me be me.” Perry says she didn’t stick with the mold growing up. “I have always been the kid who’s asked ‘Why?’ In my faith, you’re just supposed to have faith. But I was always like…why?” she says. “At this point, I’m just kind of a drifter. I’m open to possibility…. My sponge is so big and wide and I’m soaking everything up and my mind has been radically expanded. Just being around different cultures and people and their opinions and perspectives. Just looking into the sky.”

On her parents:

“I think sometimes when children grow up, their parents grow up,” Perry says of her evangelical-minister parents. “Mine grew up with me. We coexist. I don’t try to change them anymore, and I don’t think they try to change me. We agree to disagree. They’re excited about [my success]. They’re happy that things are going well for their three children and that they’re not on drugs. Or in prison.” Perry’s mother confirms that she is proud of her daughter’s success, telling Robinson, “The Lord told us when I was pregnant with her that she would do this.”

“I didn’t have a childhood,” she says, adding that her mother never read her any books except the Bible, and that she wasn’t allowed to say “deviled eggs” or “Dirt Devil.” Perry wasn’t even allowed to listen to secular music and relied on friends to sneak her CDs. “Growing up, seeing Planned Parenthood, it was considered like the abortion clinic,” she tells Robinson. “I was always scared I was going to get bombed when I was there…. I didn’t know it was more than that, that it was for women and their needs. I didn’t have insurance, so I went there and I learned about birth control.”

On her husband Russell Brand:

Perry says that there is “never a dull moment” and that Brand has “never lied to me once. I trust him; there’s just a level of trust that we’ve built up.” When asked about the infamous photo Brand tweeted of her without makeup in the middle of the night, Perry laughs it off. “We were just messing around,” she says, “I didn’t really care. I mean, when I go to rehearsals I look like that. I’m every woman. It takes a village to make me who I am…. You don’t have to wake up looking like, you know, Gisele.”

On being married in the public eye:

“The press is just not your friend when it comes to a marriage,” Perry explains of her need for privacy in her relationship with Brand. “That’s why we didn’t sell the pictures of our wedding, and we got offered millions of dollars for them, millions.” Why not take the money and give it to charity? Robinson asks. “Well, I can always do that later for something else; maybe if I have a child,” Perry says. “But I’ve seen too much of it with other people—it’s the wrong kind of attention. It detracts from the reason why you exist. We wanted that moment to ourselves.” After ultimately showing a clip of her wedding video at the Grammys, Perry tells Robinson she did it “because I felt the moment was right and not forced. Russell and I had time to savor our moment privately first and then share it with people when we were ready, and not for a paycheck. I loved the idea, because I thought it was beautiful and artistically accompanied the song I wrote for him. Plus, it was Valentine’s eve!”

On the gossip:

“I don’t care what people say about my relationship; I don’t care what they say about my boobs. People are buying my songs; I have a sold-out tour. I’m getting incredible feedback from my music.” But despite her immense fame, Perry never forgets what it took to get to where she is. “I don’t take anything for granted,” she says. “There are 500 other girls right behind me. And I know that, because I was one of them. I remember what it’s like to be someone who’s always trying to get there—sending out tons of e-mails … trying to connect with some person who could connect me with some other person. And I wouldn’t be working at this pace now if I didn’t truly know that fame is fleeting.”

Read the rest here!


SELF Magazine announces their 2001 Healthy Beauty Award Winners!

SELF Magazine announces their 2001 Healthy Beauty Award Winners. For the ultimate best-of-the-best beauty recommendations, 2,200 SELF readers in 48 states tested 1,187 new products, developed over the past year, to determine the top picks for Hair, Face, Makeup, Body and Sun products. These 87 winners stand out from among the crowded beauty aisle. Make shopping easy and download the full shopping list on Self.com!

62% of SELF readers say they rely on word of mouth for their beauty purchases and this is the perfect way to know exactly what products are the best on the market right now!

1 Best foundation with spf Origins Brighter By Nature SPF 30 Skin Tone Correcting Makeup, $29 A tester calls this powder, which has pomegranate, rosemary and UV blockers, simple to apply and blend.” It also controls oil and guards against future spots.

2 Best full-coverage foundation Guerlain Lingerie de Peau, $56 One reader-tester raves, “My search for the perfect foundation is over. I have to stock up!” Maybe it’s because this moisturizing must-have is made with silk and linen fibers to make skin look as smooth as…silk.

3 Best pressed powder Maybelline New York Fit Me! Powder, $8 Lightweight pigments in this powder keep color from caking off. “I could pile it  on without my skin looking crusty,” a tester enthuses.

4 Best illuminating cream Topshop Make Up Skin Glow, $20 This highlighting cream “blends easily and brightened my skin right away,” says one tester, who wore the light version under makeup. Try it in dark for a summery gleam.

5 Best blush Clarins Blush Prodige Illuminating Cheek Colour, $28 Bamboo powder, tomato extract and a dose of golden shimmer “really made me glow!” one tester raves. Try using the shimmery tone as a highlighter, too.

There are SO MANY MORE… This is just the TOP 5! Get all the rest of the Best Of’s HERE!