Angelina Jolie replaces Christie Brinkley as the “Beauty Idol” of today’s women!

For the March twentieth-anniversary issue, on stands February 22, Allure conducted a beauty survey of 2,000 women and men, taking the pulse of the average American to see how beauty perceptions and preferences have changed over the past two decades. It examines the face of American beauty and what we as a culture find attractive. The results indicate a shift in the features we find beautiful and shows that cultural desires have changed – perhaps forever.

Allure first conducted a beauty survey in 1991, when Christie Brinkley was considered to have the ideal, all-American look with her blonde hair, blue eyes, slim figure, and soft features. The new survey shows that Angelina Jolie’s dark hair, pronounced features and curvy body has replaced Brinkley as the beauty idol of today’s women. Additional findings include:

Celebrity Ideals

  • Both men and women include Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Tom Cruise, Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Matthew McConaughey, Harrison Ford, and Hugh Jackman in their top picks for most beautiful males.
  • Both men and women include Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry, Megan Fox, Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock, and Jessica Alba in their top picks for most beautiful female.

Racial Differences

  • African-American and Hispanic women are twice as likely as Caucasian women to report not wanting to change their body in any way.
  • African-American and Hispanic women are more likely than Caucasian women to feel they’re more attractive than their significant other.
  • A third of African-American women think of themselves as the most attractive person in the room.
  • African-American and Hispanic men are nearly twice as likely as Caucasian men to say the butt is among the most attractive features of a woman.
  • African-American men are directionally more likely to embrace and aspire to curviness – they say they want curvier hips and a higher/rounder butt or a larger butt.
  • African-American women are least likely to be on a diet/watch their weight

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Emma Watson: I need to grow my hair if I want movie roles!

Emma Watson tells ELLEuk.com she will have to grow her hair if she wants to keep attracting acting roles.

Emma Watson’s pixie crop has caused much debate since she had it cropped last year. Some love it, others not so much. We all know the reason behind the cut – she has been contractually obliged to keep it long for the Harry Potter franchise of films, so last August after filming she went to the Cutler Salon in New York where hairstylist Rodney cut off her luscious lengths into the now famous pixie crop. A couple of days later she posted the news on her facebook page saying, ‘Yes, I cut my hair off a few days ago! I love it – feels incredible.’

But last night she confessed she may have to grow it out. ‘I’m kind of looking forward to getting to a cute little bob stage. I am trying to grow it but it’s slow, it’s taking a while obviously. If I want to keep acting it’s more flexible for me to have it longer for different roles, it’s quite a specific cut.’

I think she looks great either way!


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No Stray Left Behind

I love Tweezeman, a company that is not only innovative but makes such well made products! I have a set of Tweezerman tweezers hidden all over my house and car. This mirror looks awesome I am obsessed with cleaning up my eyebrows and this little mirror might just take me to the next level!

Product SpotLIGHT: The Tweezermate® 10x Lighted Mirror

This spring, in addition to cleaning out your closets, car and office, why not clean up your eyebrows? Start the season with a fresh face with the Tweezermate® 10x Lighted Mirror and leave no stray behind. With the Tweezermate® 10x Lighted Mirror, you’re sure to find the smallest and most difficult hairs, each time, every time.

See the light! Isolate even the finest hair for precise, easy tweezing with the optically correct Tweezermate® 10x Lighted Mirror. Clear from edge-to-edge with no distortion — you won’t miss a hair!

Tips & Tricks
Great for any precision tasks, from tweezing to make-up application to contact lens insertion. Suction cups attach to any smooth surface. Moisten cups for stronger hold. Don’t use in direct sunlight. To change battery, unscrew the two screws from the back of light mechanism, remove batteries and replace with three AG10 batteries.

$15


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Grammy Beauty: Bangs Were Big!

Jennifer Hudson walked the Grammys red carpet with sleek, glossy strands, only to go on stage an hour later with a pair of faux bangs snapped in place. And Hudson wasn’t the only one having a bangs moment—the look was one of the most popular beauty trends of the evening. Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott‘s blunt bangs dusted her eyes, a pregnant Selma Blair had a wispier look, Faith Evans‘s thick bangs were razor sharp, and Florence + the Machine’s Florence Welch maintained her signature ginger style—wavy with a touch of fringe.

I’m always tempted to do bangs, but I’m not that gutsy. If I hated them, it would be a long growing-out process!


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