March 1, 2012 at 6:00 am , by Ladies' Lounge
In our March issue, the beautiful Kate Winslet shared her new passion project—a crusade to spread autism awareness. After narrating a documentary on autistic children who themselves would never be able to speak, she knew she couldn’t just pack up and go home; she was desperate do something to help them. So Kate (and quite a few of her celebrity friends), put together a wonderful new book called The Golden Hat: Talking Back to Autism, sales of which will benefit Kate’s Golden Hat Foundation, a non-profit that advocates for the inclusion and education of autistic children everywhere.
We’re over the moon about this book, and can’t wait for you to pick it up—so we’re giving away 20 signed copies! To enter, just post a comment below.
April 4, 2011 at 7:30 am , by Chelsea Rae Simmons
Are you ready to make a dramatic hairstyle change like Kate Winslet’s bleach blonde pixie haircut? Deciding to cut and/or dye your locks is often scary— especially when you don’t have a personal glam squad to re-create your old style— but sometimes a short pixie cut or ruby-hued hair is exactly the beauty pick-me-up you need. Before you take the plunge, here are some tips to help you make the right decision:
Consult with your hairstylist. A hair consultation isn’t simply showing your stylist a photo of the hairstyle or color you want. You should ask the tough questions:
- What is the best look for my face shape?
- How will my hair care routine change with this cut or color change?
- Will you have to frequent the salon more often?
- Will this hairstyle fit with my busy schedule?
Get makeup tips. “A drastic hair color change will often necessitate some makeup tweaks,” says New York City stylist and salon owner Sam Brocato. Before you commit, schedule an appointment with a makeup artist to find out how the rest of your beauty routine will change.
Go with your gut. If one person says the daring new haircut or color change, which you love, won’t work with your eye color, skin tone, face shape, etc, then get a second opinion. When you truly love your hairstyle, you’ll look beautiful no matter what.
Wear a wig. If you’re really unsure of your decision, why not give it a test drive? “Find a […] wig that will give you a sense of how you will look… This is as close to a crystal ball as you can get!” says Brocato. We love the Raquel Welch wig line.
If you’ve followed all these steps and you’re still unsure if you want to do a complete hairstyle overhaul, then wait awhile to decide. In a month, if you still want to make the change, then go for it!
Use our Try-A-Hairstyle tool to instantly test-run your next dramatic look.
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January 21, 2010 at 4:47 pm , by Erica Metzger
I love knowing (and sharing!) the products behind a gorgeous beauty look, especially when it’s as fresh and non-intimidating as Kate Winslet’s radiant makeup at the Golden Globes.
First, let me help you with the makeup. Here’s what Kate’s makeup artist Jillian Dempsey used: Avon Be Blushed in Blushing Nude, Lancome L’Absolu Rouge in Rich Cashmere, Jillian Dempsey for Avon Professional Kohl Liner in Navy, and Lancome Hypnose Mascara in Excessive Black. (I am a huge fan of this mascara–instant eye drama that’s not too crazy to wear at the office.)
As for advice on how to apply red carpet-worthy makeup, get your hands on a copy of “About Face”, a new makeup how-to guide written by Scott Barnes, Jennifer Lopez’s longtime makeup artist. (Barnes also recently gave me some great tips on how to master the tricky art of contouring, a technique he’s been using on J. Lo for years.)
Do you have a favorite red carpet look you’d love to replicate? Let me know!