Celebrity Beauty News: Solange, Zoe and More

Zoe Saldana is popping up all over the place! First of all, she’s too gorgeous for words. The Avatar star is on the March cover of Essence Magazine. I can’t wait to see Zoe’s spread, doesn’t she photograph beautifully?  I’m even more excited about “The Best Foundation For Our Skin Tones”!  These are the articles that make me a happy woman! Read on for more

2009 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals

Singer and DJ Solange Knowles has been named a new Ambassador for Rimmel London! She’s now part of the fam with models Kate Moss, Coco Rocha, Alejandra Ramos Munoz and Actress Zooey Deschanel. I love seeing mainstream brands include brown girls!  Now I’ll try a few more of their products!

Photo by: AJM/AAD/starmaxinc.com 2010 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2/27/10 Kim Kardashian at a prom

Kim Kardashian has a new Iphone App.  You can ask Kim a question. Every Tuesday and Friday, she’ll answer a question via her app. Some of the answers will also be sent out on twitter.  Check out the App Here.

Five Oscar Looks that Demand Applause

Last night’s Academy Awards were a huge success in my book. Instead of my usual live tweeting during the red carpet event, I stayed with my BFF and her 3 month old daughter. We oooh’ed and ahhh’ed. Loved it! Here are my favorite head-to-toe looks from the red carpet and beyond!

Oscars 2010 - RED CARPET

My girl Sarah Jessica Parker was a stunner. The first 3 seconds of looking at her, I thought, “what?” But that’s the magic of SJP. As the fourth second approached, I thought “Oooh, I get it! Yes SJP!” Her sense of style is on a different level. Always chic, always testing the waters. The mega-bun rocked my socks. However the “I love walking down the street on windy days” look was not so hot.

82nd Annual Academy Awards Red Carpet Arrivals

Who else can’t stop talking about Zoe Saldana? She’s already hot to begin with, but the hair, makeup, dress, shoes. Wow. There are a few brief moments where I only love her dress from the belly button, up. And then I see the rest of the dress and think that it can be cool too. But the shoes. Wow. Might have to snatch those up!

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Beauty Scans: Lauryn Hill and the Glossy Smoky Eye

There is so much makeup inspiration stored on these two small pages!  On the left (Honey Magazine, I think) beauty trends for the fall (of 2003). Smoking out the eye with a charcoal or black shadow, then adding a light gloss to the top for effect.  The go to product in the industry is “MAC Gloss” because of the consistency and texture.  I’ve seen it in many, many makeup artists kits. If you don’t want to take your chances, sure, try Petroleum Jelly. Keep in mind that this is one of the go to makeup removers, so your makeup may not stay on very long.  It will probably smear and then begin to melt away.

I’ve said this before, but doesn’t it hurt just a little bit everytime you hear “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill“?  I don’t know the specifics, but we’ve all noticed that Lauryn has been going through some serious changes over the past few years.  Changes that kind of make us worry a little.  Changes that will probably be perfect material for her new album!  I don’t know if she’s working on one, but I do know that she still has that breathtaking voice.  Come on Lauryn, for us? Please?

Lady Gaga Beauty by Billy B.

Lady GaGa arrives at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles

The one face that so many of us waited in suspense for was no other than Lady Gaga. Most people love her, or they hate her. I wasn’t really a fan until I saw her video for Bad Romance. In those 3 minutes, I was hooked. I won’t go so far as to say she’s so different, because people argue that she hasn’t reinvented the wheel. She’s major enough that she is now accompanied by my favorite makeup artist, Billy B. I’ve been talking about him for years on this blog, so I’m assuming that I don’t have to give an intro. He’s been working with Gaga for the past few months, thank God.  She’s had some pretty major appearances since the release of her newest EP, The Fame Monster.  This soft grey smokey eye and bubble gum pink lip was flawless. I love how big he made her eyes look.  They demand attention.  The brows are simply perfection. Contouring, lovely. She looks like a glamorous woman, a role that she doesn’t play often.  I’m not saying this because I love Billy, I’m saying it because it’s the truth (well, it’s my opinion anyway!) The outfit was outrageous, and she wore it well.  Armani Prive meets Lady Gaga. Lacefront hairline…not so much.

Whatever the case, I LOVED Gaga’s performance.  It was absolutely perfect.  Sir. Elton John served in this glasses and 5 pound earrings!