With an A-list roster of clients including Cate Blanchett, Michelle Williams, Julianne Moore, Kim Kardashian-West, Mandy Moore, Amanda Seyfried, Allison Janney, Debra Messing, Olivia Coleman, Laura Linney, Kristen Bell, Michelle Yeoh, Erika Janye, Edgar Ramirez, Helena Bonham-Carter, Gwendoline Christie, and Susan Sarandon, Gavin McLeod-Valentine is a, if not THE, facialist to the stars.
McLeod-Valentine, the director of studio services at Intraceuticals, came about this career organically. Plagued by acne during his younger years, he was frustrated and on the verge of becoming a shut-in when a colleague suggested he try some of Intraceutical’s low-weight hyaluronic serums.
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Cool is just about the only way to possibly describe the recent Coolsculpting media event at the minus5° Ice Experience in midtown Manhattan, a bar made entirely of ice and interactive ice sculptures.
And if that’s not cool enough, the fat-freezing brand introduced guests to their newest brand ambassador – actress Debra Messing aka Grace Adler from the recently rebooted NBC sitcom Will and Grace.
The icy location couldn’t have been more perfect. Coolsculpting is a non-invasive form of fat reduction that selectively freezes fat cells, destroying them for good. It’s approved for a growing list of trouble spots including visible bulges under the chin, the thigh, the abdomen and
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When it comes to awards shows, the names of the fashion designers and jewelers who adorn the leading ladies are no secret, but the professionals and brands behind the beauty—which plays an integral role in the overall impression—are a different story. No red-carpet appearance is possible without an extensive glam squad that covers everything from makeup and hair to nails and faux tanning (and beyond), and we think these artists deserve their fair share of credit. Here, a few of the most buzzed-about beauty looks from the Emmy Awards—and step-by-step directions for recreating them yourself!
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Nudes or the “no makeup” look is becoming more popular. There is a huge range of nude makeup shades that are available — Maybelline, Urban Decay, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, and more — and even some celebrities, like Jennifer Aniston, are embracing the au naturale look. Aniston recently ditched the makeup for her role in Cake, saying that she found it “dreamy, empowering, and liberating.”
Makeup artist Gita Bass is fond of the nude look, and has worked with celebrities like Ashley Greene, Selena Gomez, Katie Holmes, Debra Messing, among others. Her mantra is about taking care of your skin first, and the makeup will come later. She gave Beauty in the Bag 7 great “no makeup” look tips.