Gwyneth Platrow: “I can’t do my own makeup”

Rich people problems. :)

In Gwyneth Paltrow’s latest Goop Newsletter, the Oscar-winner opened up that she cannot do her own makeup, and shares tips with how to do your own makeup.

Believe it or not, I am terrible at doing my own makeup. I’m decent at doing it for a friend, but when it comes to my own face, I never get it right. I have been wanting a step by step lesson for ages so I asked my London makeup artist, Emma Lovell, to show me how. One of my gorgeous school mum friends from my son Mosey’s class agreed to be the model (thank you, Kate!), and I learned so much. I hope it’s helpful for some of you!

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She gives a really great tutorial for how to prep your skin before makeup, how to apply daytime makeup, and then how to transform that into evening makeup. Check out the tutorial here!

 


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Madonna launches new label for “older” women called ‘Truth or Dare’

Madonna, with the help of her 15-year-old daughter Lourdes, successfully launched ‘Material Girl’, a clothing line for tweens and teens.

Now, the 53-year-old singer is looking to cash in on the older crowd. She and her partner, the Iconix Brand Group, are launching a new label called ‘Truth or Dare’. The new line will focus on an older audience, targeting women aged 27-50.

The ‘lifestyle brand’ is due to launch next year with a fragrance and accessories.

An image of the bottle was released today – a minimalist, hexagonal white bottle with gold cap and simple, geometric logo.

Shoes, handbags and lingerie are expected to follow.

Madonna said that she had been approached many times in the past to create her own brand, but only now was the timing right.

She told WWD: ‘Over the past several years, I have been approached countless times to create my own brand.

‘The timing is right and I have found great partners in Iconix, who can help translate my vision to reality.’

Neil Cole, CEO of Iconix Brand Group, said that the success of Material Girl and Madonna’s star power indicate huge consumer demand for a second line.

He said: ‘The interest and excitement globally for brands developed by Madonna are significant.

‘After the highly successful launch of the junior brand Material Girl, we knew there would be a tremendous demand for a brand that Madonna herself is the face of and that truly captures her essence.’

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NEW nail polish line – just for men!

To this day – our post on men’s nail polish back in 2007 – is our most talked about, most controversial post we’ve done so far. (If you have a minute you should check out the post and just read any of the 300 comments in the thread. Some really interesting stuff!)

Here at MHU, we’ve known for quite some time that there is a HUGE need for men’s beauty products – and we even talked about starting a men’s beauty site (but c’mon, who has the time!).

Here we’re getting our first look at a line of men’s nail polish that will release this month! More from Glamour:

Men’s skincare and grooming brand EvolutionMan will introduce a line of nail polishes to its assortment this month. I’m pretty sure Jared Leto is going to be excited about it. And we know we’ve got Johnny Depp on board. Will your guy be down for a MAN-icure?

The line consists of two sheer nail varnishes and three opaque nail ‘paints’ that retail for $14 each. Matte finishes and colors that veer from “the traditional black, blue and white that can be found on many a man’s nail” define the new range, according to the brand.

A shiny purple shade called Alter Ego (above) probably qualifies as the most daring. Although Dave Navarro has been wearing purple nail polish for years so what do I know.

What do you think? Would your guy ever wear polish?


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The Muppets team up with OPI!

Jeez, the Muppets are everywhere these days! First, Miss Piggy and MAC team up, and now this!

OPI is celebrating the new Muppets film by launching a Muppet-inspired line of nail polish! Introductin The Muppets Collection, which has a shade for each of their favorite characters. Here are three that Cosmopolitan picked as their favorites.

You’ll never guess which one is Fresh Frog, Gone Gonzo or Gettin’ Miss Piggy With It.

I love the idea – and think the colors are awesome, but it’s not really my thing. Would you wear them?


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