A MAN TO BECOME THE FACE OF LADIES FRAGRANCE

And reportedly that very man, paid US$7 million to become the first male ever to sell a woman’s fragrance for this ultra famous fashion house. Correction: it’s not just a fragrance, it’s Chanel No 5.

First introduced in 1921, Coco Chanel herself pronounced Chanel No 5 as “a woman’s perfume, with the scent of a woman”. Thanks to Marilyn Monroe who admitted to only wore a few drops of Chanel No 5 to bed, it became an iconic fragrance of glamour Hollywood superstars. Nevertheless, Marilyn was never become an official representative for the brand back in 1960’s.

Looking back at the Chanel No 5 advertisements, the glamorous women had graced the ads. From Coco Chanel herself in 1930’s , Catherine Deneuve in 1975, to Nicole Kidman in 2004 and Audrey Tautou in 2009. In 2012, for the first time in history of this iconic perfume, a man has been named to represent the scent in their ad campaign. Brad Pitt.

Until now, I’m still asking myself why. My lucky guess, looking back to the 1960’s ad which said “Every woman alive loves Chanel No 5”, maybe because every woman alive loves Brad Pitt? President of Chanel Fragrance & Beauty, Andrea d’Avack said, “We believe this dynamic, modern campaign will make people think in a completely different way about No 5.” Well, we’ll see. The commercial is reported to make its debut on October 15th.

 

STARS AS STARS

Lindsay as Liz and Nicole as Grace? It will only happened in Hollywood.

A bit surprised when Lindsay Lohan was finally cast as Elizabeth Taylor in the movie “Liz & Dick” which will premiere in the US this November. I mean, LiLo? Seriously? I loved her in “Parent Trap”, but her life now isn’t really a good example for younger generations, no? Let’s just hope when she finally decided to tie the knot, she won’t end up with a track record of 7 husbands like Liz. 

Luckily, Grace Kelly, the actress who married Prince Rainer III of Monaco and became Princess in 1956, will be portrayed by Nicole Kidman. Personally, I think she got the gracefulness of a Princess and I can’t wait to see the movie “Grace of Monaco” which will premiere in 2014.

WHITE RACCOON EYES

You remember this famous concealer mishap pictures of Nicole Kidman. A lesson for us mere mortals not to over do it on under eyes concealer.

I won’t lie, it feels good to know that even celebrities who have their own glam team can still experience make up mishaps. Yes, I know dark undereyes, panda eyes, raccoon eyes or whatever they called it can be such hell. But, there’s hope. Really. And please don’t copy Nicole Kidman’s makeup artist trick for her look above (most probably he or she is fired after Nic saw her own pic). The darker your under eyes circles doesn’t mean that you have to piled up on too light concealer and white powder. 

Trick to avoid tricky eyes concealer:
Best choice is to choose one shade lighter than your own foundation, pat a little concealer with your ring finger and dust your ordinary face powder on top with brush. Personally, I’ll never put foundation on top of concealer, because it’ll intensify more fine lines. So if you do have fine lines under the eyes already, I suggest you to skip foundation on top of concealer. And if you have dry skin especially under the eyes, pick a liquid concealer, rather than the creamy ones. More on staying power, easier to blend in so it’ll appear more natural. Yellow tone concealers are your best bet if you want to cover the raccoon eyes naturally, too.
Here are my own items/favorites:
– Soap & Glory Trick & Treatment
– Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat
– Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit
– Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage