City of stars...looks like the Hollywood gods are smiling upon Lalaland this Oscar season! Also: Meryl Streep.
The nominations are rolling in as we type, and it's looking like a big day for everyone's favourite Ryan Gosling / Emma Stone fronted musical. With 14 nominations, it's the most nominated musical of all time (sorry Mary Poppins).
Speaking of most nominations...Meryl Streep just got a nod for her work in Florence Foster Jenkins, which just made her the most nominated person in Academy Award history.
Other notable nominations:
Canada's Denis Villeneuve as best director for Arrival!
Lion is getting an unexpected amount of love—best picture, best supporting actor and actress for Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman. (Remember when we interviewed Rooney Mara about her experience on the film?)
Beyoncé at the Met Gala in 2016. Image by: Getty
What we learned during a master class with Beyoncé's makeup artist.
After working closely with Beyoncé, Joan Smalls, Naomi Campbell and Karlie Kloss, you could forgive Sir John Barnett for not being humble. Except humble is exactly what he is. At a recent master class for beauty editors and industry insiders, L'Oréal Paris Celebrity Makeup Artist Sir John (yes, it's his real name) preached kindness in an industry that is sometimes perceived as being catty. “I am not in the business of makeup, I am in the business of people," he told the crowd. "It’s less of how I am with a brush and more of how I am with people. If you make them feel good, they will want to work with you again.” Here are 11 other things we learned from the makeup maestro.
1. Beyoncé wasn't mad that her 2016 Met Gala look wasn’t well received. "Fans wanted to kill me. [Laughs] I remember one comment, 'Who did this to her!?’ We wanted to do a bit of a graphic liner. She was happy though, I saw her the next day and I thought she was going to be so upset but she was like, 'Babe, I felt good, I liked it.' And I liked it too, so that was it!”
2. Beyoncé's favourite beauty look is all about the lip. “She loves a statement lip. She's a girl who loves lips and minimal eyes. If you see she is wearing a crazy eye look, it is probably because I convinced her to do it. One time I talked her into doing a glossy lid for one of her music videos and she loved it so much that now she tries to do it on her own.”
3. Use a light hand when applying foundation. “[My makeup pet peeve is] when girls wear too much foundation."
4. The makeup trend that he thinks is over: “Highlighting the tip of the nose.”
5. Reconsider your use of powder. "I never bake [makeup]. Never. The skin needs to be as natural as possible. Plus, imperfections give you swag. If you have oily skin use a mattifying moisturizer or foundation, don’t set with powder.”
6. Sir John looks for a "sense of urgency" in his assistants. "If I ask for something, I don’t want to see [them] walking over to get it. If I am feeling stressed out, I want to look over and see that [they] might be a little stressed out too.”
7. His favourite look is dewy skin. "It is the sexiest thing a woman can do.”
8. What he learned from working with makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury. “Be yourself, be unique.”
9. Joan Smalls is secretly amazing at makeup. "Joan Smalls is so good at makeup; she does amazing makeup on herself.” [Ed note: She also knows how to work her hair. I've seen her tweaking it backstage at fashion week.]
10. Take YouTube tutorials with a grain of salt. “While YouTube is great, we want to make sure it is not the blind leading the blind. Make sure you are seeking tips and advice from people who are out in the field and actually know what they are doing.”
11. He would love to work with Priyanka Chopra. "I saw her at the Globes and I was a little starstruck. I had to work up the courage to go and say hello. Also Olivia Wilde, she is beautiful.”
With files from Maryjane Peters.
The rocker chick reveals her beauty routine, style icons and dream Saturday night playlist.
New-face alert: Staz Lindes, a rock guitarist from Los Angeles who is equally famous for her modelling prowess (she has strutted for Jeremy Scott, Sonia Rykiel, Saint Laurent and Moschino), is the latest beauty to join the YSL fam (a minor leap forward from being discovered in...a bowling alley). We caught up with the 24-year-old pillow-lipped brand ambassador – known as @yostazyo by her devoted social-media followers – just in time for Yves Saint Laurent’s “The Street and I” makeup collection release.
While @theparanoyds are gearing up for our show in TJ on the 30th, weve put up a special demo on theparanoyds.bandcamp.com 👀👀👀 CHECK IT⚡️ This pic by @colin_caulfield is from a simpler time; would give anything to be on tour again. *wish you would step off from that ledge my friend i would understaaaaAANnd*
ON BEAUTY ICONS “I am inspired by my mom, her friends, my babysitter and Gwen Stefani. And all of the women in Cry-Baby.”
ON MUSIC “From the Beatles to Nirvana, a lot of musicians I listen to have great style. Music and fashion are both about self-expression. When I’m getting ready to go out, I usually listen to Devo, Hot Chocolate or George McCrae.”
ON BOOKS "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, God and the State, and Macbeth are on my bedside table right now. I have a problem of starting books before finishing other ones and kind of hopping back and forth."
ON NAILS “Since I play guitar, I have to keep the nails on my left hand a little shorter. I love wearing yellow or a classic-red nail polish.”
YSL Face Palette Collector The Street and I Blush Poudre Effet Bonne Mine Healthy Glow Powder Blush ($59), at yslbeauty.ca.
ON COCONUT OIL “I do oil pulling in the morning, and I use it as a makeup remover and body moisturizer. I have eczema on my legs, and it’s great for that.”
ON BEAUTY PRODS “I use a Caudalie serum and moisturizer on my face and Homeoplasmine [a French antiseptic ointment] for chapped lips. For makeup, I love YSL Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Baby Doll Mascara, Kiss & Blush Lips & Cheeks and Couture Kajal 3-1 Eyeliner.”
ON BEAUTY AESTHETIC "I love cat eyeliner and lipstick."
YSL Couture Palette Collector The Street and I 5 Color Ready-to-Wear ($68), at yslbeauty.ca.
Like you weren't emotional enough today (Trumpnauguration whyyyyyyy), here's the final episode of West Wing Week courtesy of the White House's Twitter accounts.
It's basically an incredibly moving montage of the Obama's saying thank you to all the people who've been by their sides for the past 8 years—from their security detail to the entire country.