Giorgio Armani’s new Rouge d’Armani Sheers have the moisture and translucency of a balm, plus lipstick-like slip and stain-worthy pigment—in other words, the formula incorporates the best of all worlds! MY favorites are Black Lacquer (#602), Acid Tangerine (#300), and Ecstasy (#500), shown here. Look for these and the rest of the color range this April.
Naomi Campbell and Christy Turlington – Campbell and Turlington composed two thirds of the “Trinity,” a trio of supermodels (Linda Evangelista was the third) who roared onto the scene in the late 1980s. This photo was taken in 1990, a year before the pair’s statement pouts stole the show at Versace: they walked the runway while lip-syncing George Michael’s “Freedom.”
Dita Von Teese – Whether shiny or matte, Von Teese is known for her expertly painted red lips. “The first time I wore red lipstick was in the ’80s, when everyone was wearing pearly beige-y pinks,” she says. “I was completely bowled over by the splash of color it gave, and I haven’t stopped wearing it since.” To maintain her appearance, Von Teese stockpiles tubes of her favorite rouge hues and has “at least five drawers” of lipstick.
Lucille Ball – Alter ego Lucy Ricardo got into one hilarious predicament after another in I Love Lucy. Signs of panic included a wide-eyed stare and, of course, an expressive red mouth.
Angelina Jolie – Her exposed leg may have stolen the show at this year’s Oscars—but Jolie’s famously full lips have the last say.
Elvis Presley – His gyrating hips made girls dizzy with desire, and his pompadour was nothing short of perfection. But Presley’s lips stand out as his most memorable physical feature: whether curled at the corner in song or stretched into a lopsided grin, they were a major asset to his image.
Marilyn Monroe – Leaning in with lowered lashes, Monroe knew how to make her signature red lips the center of attention. Add a breathy voice and curvy figure to the mix, and it’s no wonder why she remains a sex symbol to this day.
Scarlett Johansson – Is a beauty chameleon; her hairstyles, hair color, and makeup are in constant flux. One thing that remains the same? Her famously voluptuous pucker.
Tim Curry – As Dr. Frank-N-Furter in the 1975 cult musical, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Curry wasn’t “just a sweet transvestite from Transexual, Transylvania.” His overt sexuality, mischievous nature, and mad-scientist leanings proved to be a potent combination. But it was his juicy red lips that made mild-mannered couple Janet Weiss (Susan Sarandon) and Brad Majors (Barry Bostwick) weak in the knees—and became the iconic logo for Rocky Horror.
Molly Ringwald – Though it premiered in 1986, Pretty in Pink inspired audiences’ inner fashionistas for decades to come. As Andie Walsh, Ringwald’s craftiness and fashion-forward ensembles dominated the screen. However, something else drew attention too: Her enviable kisser.
Julia Roberts – She’d appeared in Mystic Pizza and Steel Magnolias, but it was Pretty Woman that cemented Roberts’ star status and made her America’s sweetheart. In 1990, audiences flocked to see the film and fell in love with her toothy grin, hearty laugh—and naturally plush pucker.
Celebrity beauty experts reveal how they keep their clients looking flawless in the age of IMAX and HD
As if the glare of a life spent in front of the camera weren’t enough, today’s high-definition standards put every pore and fine line under public scrutiny. Whether on an IMAX screen or caught with a DSLR lens, perfection is the expectation. “Celebrities really hate those pictures,” confides New York City plastic surgeon, Michelle Copeland, MD. “It requires them to always be at their best.”
Yet from Angelina Jolie to Kate Winslet and Julia Roberts, a bevy of leading ladies manage to pose for cameras with aplomb and nary a flaw. Cherished skin care favorites and clever makeup tricks are what keep these A-listers ready for their close-up, according to the beauty experts who tend to their faces firsthand. Read on for must-have products and secret strategies!
Glamour comes easily to Angeline Jolie who, as the mother of six and one-half of a Hollywood power couple, is perhaps the most photographed woman in the country. While third world charitable causes factor high on her list, her beauty drawer remains a study in luxury.
Makeup artist Mary Burton, who has prepped the actress for both big screen and red carpet, swears by La Mer The Treatment Fluid Foundation SPF 15 for the flawless finish for which Jolie is best known.
Jolie is said to be a fan of La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream which, while steep at $390, boasts equally indulgent benefits. “Caviar is rich in fish oil and omega-3 fatty acids—antioxidants that scavenge free radicals that break down collagen,” says celebrity dermatologist, Patricia Wexler, MD.
t’s all in the eyes for the 36-year-old, who requests sultry emphasis for high definition occasions. “She likes to look exotic,” says Burton, who delivers by doing a gently elongated eye with Chanel Le Crayon Khôl in Noir.
Julia Roberts is America’s sweetheart, known as much for her sparkling smile as her charm and peaches-and-cream complexion. The au naturel beauty and mother of three prefers a lighter hand of makeup, so keeping skin glowing with the help of plant peptides is a priority.
Roberts has told Oprah that Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream is a beloved essential. Packed with rose hip, rose petal and antioxidants, the lotion eschews chemicals in favor of botanicals.
Makeup artist Richard Dean, who has worked with Roberts on the set of Eat, Pray, Love and the not-yet-released Snow White, says he likes to smudge the coffee-toned Lancôme Waterproof Le Stylo in Café along her lash line. “It’s always in my kit!” he exclaims.
Her movie stardom may have soared to Titanic proportions, but Kate Winslet’s beauty is marked by an approachable elegance that only the mum of two can pull off with such an English sensibility. For the 35- year-old, it’s all about transforming skin into the perfect canvas with the help of today’s leading topicals.
Celeb facialist Tracie Martyn prepped Winslet with her lifting Red Carpet Facial before the star’s recent Emmy win; to maintain results, the actress relies on Martyn’s Lotu Sculpt Activator, which brightens and hydrates with topical collagen and hyaluronic acid.
Winslet’s personal makeup artist, Linda Melazzo—who was most recently on the set of Mildred Pierce with the star—relies on the rounded air powder spheres of Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra foundation for a silky skin finish. “I apply with a foundation brush, and then blend with a squeezed, slightly damp makeup sponge. Flawless!” says Melazzo.
“ M.A.C Prep + Prime is a genius loose powder,” says Melazzo. For a translucent finish, she presses it on skin sparingly with a velour powder puff. “It controls shine all day, even when it’s exceptionally hot and humid.”