Whether you are new to makeup or totally obsessed, here are five easy tips that will help you look like a celebrity. Rihanna, Adriana Lima, Khloé Kardashian and many other stars are sporting bold lips this season as if it’s their best accessory.
Your lip color should always be an enhancement of your mood. Select your hue the same way you choose your outfit. Consider your lip shade as a statement piece for your own self-expression. Have fun with your choices whether you feel pretty in pink, classically red, or powerful in black. In addition, an extra dose of confidence will automatically transform you into a showstopper!
Rihanna’s makeup artist. Karin Darnell, revealed to Elle Magazine (UK), “For the Te Amo video I used a deep, dark berry lipstick. I then applied a berry gloss in the middle of the lip to break it up. Light in the center, whether it’s a clear gloss or a hint of pink or red, will give dark lip colors warmth.”
If only we could all have a personal makeup artist. You don’t either? Good. Here’s our take on how to perfect RiRi and the stars’ favorite lipstick style this season…on a budget. Don’t forget to check out our gallery to see how a few gorgeous celebrities rocked their flawless pouts. We’ve included some great options that will help you create a similar look to the celebs. Good luck!
STEP 1: Moisturize
ChapStick is your friend! Remember, anytime you wear a bold lip it draws attention to your mouth. Therefore, it is very important that you hydrate your lips and moisturize well.
STEP 2: Apply Foundation
Take out your foundation powder (CVS: Maybelline Fit Me! Pressed Powder US.99) and lightly dab a small amount onto the surface of your mouth. It is essential that you create a blank canvas for your color, by using your foundation to neutralize the natural tint of your lips. This will ensure that the pigment of your new lipstick is being maximized to it’s fullest potential.
STEP 3: Lip Pencil
Carefully outline your lips with a lip pencil by using small strokes. Lining your lip is important because it will prevent your lip color from running off of the surface of your lips. Be sure to choose a lip pencil that blends well with your lipstick.
STEP 4: Lipstick
Fill in your outline with your lipstick (or lip stain). If you choose to use lipstick then we recommend you apply the color to your lips with a lip brush (CVS: Eco Tools Detailed Lip Brush US.99). Make sure you evenly apply your color so there are no clumps. Use a napkin to lightly blot your lips. This will prevent any excess product from smearing onto your teeth.
STEP 5: Lip-gloss
Lip-gloss should be used at your own discretion. However, we recommend that you apply a thin layer a few minutes after your lip color sets in.
In Hollywood, it takes a lot of star power to get anything done these days — and also a lot of money. And with production companies being picky about the ventures they want to sink their dollars into, celebrities are increasingly turning to you, the fans, to pitch in when they need cash to get their projects made.
In the clip above, Zach Braff explains that reaching out to fans allows him to sidestep the Hollywood machine and, of course, to give moviegoers what they want. However, quite a few stars have faced a backlash, with critics wondering whether celebs should reach into their own deep pockets for financing. Even though it’s hard out here for the masses, it seems like fans are flocking to crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo to offer up cash for their favorite celebs.
And with the Veronica Mars movie, one of the most successful crowdfunding examples to date, getting its debut at SXSW, we wonder if stars will be relying on us more and more for money. So who’s using crowdfunding as a way to make sure their ideas see the light of day? Hop into the gallery above to see the actors who’ve asked us for money — and for whom we decided to pony up the cash.
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Tattoos are hot. They just are. Good ink can make almost anything sexy — a wrist, the top of a foot, aging rock stars (kidding). And in the past year or so, tats have totally become zeitgeisty, thanks to the popularity of shows like VH1′s Black Ink Crew; Spike TV’s Ink Master and Tattoo Rescue; and Oxygen’s Best Ink and Tattoos After Dark. Celebs are jumping on the bandwagon, too, covering their A-list bods in every Sanskrit quote, rose incarnation, and litany of children’s names they can think of. Some try to hid them on the red carpet with heavy body makeup or clever draping, but others, like Megan Fox and Rihanna, proudly let their tat flag fly. These are the ones we love!
From Angelina Jolie to Nicki Minaj, we salute the ten celebs with the sexiest ink in Hollywood.
Is Chris Evans over being Captain America? Why was the twitter buzz for True Detective so negative last night? Did 300: Rise Of An Empire slay at the box office this weekend?
- Shailene Woodley doesn’t own a cell phone because she believes there’s “a bigger lack of camaraderie and community than there’s ever been.” Woodley also often takes treks up into the mountains to collect her own spring water and forage for berries. [Eonline]
- Chris Evans might lead the Avengers as Captain America, but he’s over doing Marvel movies. “I just don’t if my heart’s as in it as it once was,” he said. “I think when I’m down with this Marvel contract, I’ll take a little break from acting.” [Celebitchy]
- True Detective fans took to twitter in record numbers last night, but it wasn’t good buzz for HBO. Fans were complaining because their HBO GO accounts all crashed during the hyped finale. [US Magazine]
- 300: Rise Of An Empire grossed an estimated .05 million this weekend and cam in first place at the box office. Mr. Peabody and Sherman opened at a disappointing second place. [MTV News]
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We love TV’s iconic romantic couples. The lusty buildup, the will-they-or-won’t-they. The overwhelming obstacles. The office sex (we’re looking at you, Scandal. Obviously). But sometimes, it’s even more fun to watch the dazzling chemistry between totally platonic onscreen duos. Take Breaking Bad’s Walter White and Jesse Pinkman, for example. Their totally murderous, deeply dysfunctional, howlingly illegal – but somehow, sweetly father/son-esque — connection was far more intriguing than the ones they had with their significant others. Would Mad Men even be Mad Men without the emotional abusive, but deeply loving central relationship of Don Draper and Peggy Olson? And admit it, you tuned in to 30 Rock to watch Jack Donaghey hurl insults at his bestie (disguised as foil), Liz Lemon.
After the season finale of True Detective, a show with one of the most compelling non-romantic TV pairs, ever — let’s take a look at our favorite bromances, frenemies, and BFFs on televisions.
Get your sword and your shield ready because we’re going to be chatting LIVE with Vikings star Alexander Ludwig this Wednesday, March 12 at 11:10 AM EST for a very special Very VH1 Spreecast. We’ll be talking to The Hunger Games hunk about what it’s like to join a beloved show like Vikings in its second season and we’ll be asking him all of your burning questions.
Alexander Ludwig is perhaps best known for playing Cato in The Hunger Games, but soon he’ll be joining the cast of Vikings as the older version of Ragnar and Lagertha’s son, Bjorn. We’ll be chatting with Alexander LIVE over Spreecast about what to expect from a grown-up Bjorn.
If you’ve never participated in a Spreecast before, never fear! It’s way easier than invading and raiding Wessex. Just visit this page on Wednesday, March 12 at 11:10 AM EST. If you want to chat with other Vikings fans or ask Alexander a question, all you have to do is click on those talk balloons and sign in. You might even get a chance to talk to Alexander directly via video chat!
On Sunday, OWN debuted the highly anticipated docu-reality series, Lindsay, about Lindsay Lohan‘s comeback after her latest stint in rehab. Much of the premiere focused on Lohan’s attempts to find a NYC apartment while she’s holed up in a hotel. While fans expressed their excitement for the series on Twitter, Lohan herself wasn’t too happy with her portrayal.
While promoting the show, Lohan has expressed that she has a tight bond with Oprah Winfrey, who is producing the show. However, that relationship may be in trouble now that the show has debuted. At least, if the series continues to showcase Lohan in a negative light.
WARNING: Bachelor Spoilers Below
Has Juan Pablo Galavis destroyed ABC’s The Bachelor? Sources say that network insiders are calling Galavis the “worst Bachelor ever.” With Galavis handing out his final rose tonight, the show can’t end soon enough. Though, it looks like there won’t be a fairytale wedding for him or his final pick.
Get more celebrity gossip and entertainment news at VH1 Celebrity!
Who’s getting the MTV Generation Award? Khloe Kardashian isn’t afraid to strut, and Benedict Cumberbatch is tired of being typecast.
- Katie Holmes is reportedly attached to a new TV show, playing a New York City socialite. Since this is her first role as a series regular since Dawson’s Creek ended in 2003, we’d love to see her rule the small screen once more! [People]
- Khloe Kardashian is one hot mama! The Gossip Table crew looks at the newly single reality star’s latest style choice, all while giving her hope that she’ll find love again very soon.
- In a new interview, Benedict Cumberbatch revealed that being cast as a know-it-all has lost its luster. The acclaimed actor feels he’s ready to play a “dumb character.” Come on, Benedict, the ladies love a smart man! [Perez Hilton]
- Mark Wahlberg‘s days as a rapper are long behind him, and he’s left fans some memorable movie roles in the years since. No wonder he’s getting the Generation Award at this year’s MTV Movie Awards! [MTV News]
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Your Move: Resurrection Star Omar Epps Answers The Tough Questions + Shows Off His Kanye West Impression
From starring in Juice with a young Tupac Shakur to dancing behind Queen Latifah, Omar Epps has had an illustrious and diverse career. In the new ABC series Resurrection he plays J. Martin Bellamy, an American federal agent who finds himself inexplicably involved in a case of deceased family members coming back from the dead. Omar was careful not to spill the beans on the intricacies of the show’s central mystery during a recent visit to VH1, but he was completely down to show off his Kanye West impression. Yes, we all have one.
It might be easy for the Brooklyn native to choose New York City over Los Angeles, but it’s clear deciding between Bey and Jay and Kimye comes at a price. In honor of the many pairs of doctor scrubs he’s worn on the air, we tested his Operation skills in the latest edition of Your Move, and were treated to a wonderful reenactment of a now-infamous Yeezy-Sway interview. Watch at your own risk, especially if your name is Kanye.
Catch Resurrection on ABC Sundays at 9/8 C.
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Lena Dunham’s Presidential Double Date, Jessica Simpson’s Triple Kiss + More Of What You Missed On Instagram
As if a Saturday Night Live hosting gig isn’t enough for one lifetime, Girls star Lena Dunham got cozy with the Obamas over the weekend. Dunham’s boyfriend, fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff, shared a photo of the fearless foursome on Instagram, making us wonder whether they each revealed their thoughts on Ukraine, or just jumped into a debate about Taylor Swift vs. Beyoncé.
It’s not rare for celebrities to have more fashionable and fabulous weekends than us normals. Rihanna and recent Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o were in Paris to take in fashion shows, and RiRi showed us exactly what kind of special treatment she gets from her designer family while in the City of Lights. Taylor Swift took a road trip to remind us that Lorde isn’t her only celebrity friend–she has hundreds!–and One Direction broadened their musical horizons by hitting the studio with Benji and Joel Madden of Good Charlotte. Nicki Minaj got down to her birthday suit for some sexy shower selfies, as did Workaholics star Blake Anderson, whose revealing photo served to welcome his new bundle of joy to the Instagram world. Yet again, members of the Kardashian Klan attempted to prove their worth to the entertainment industry, this time by holding a staring contest–we’re not kidding.
For more of what you missed on the ‘gram over the last several days, check out our roundup of essential photos above.
[Photo Credit: @nickiminaj, @jessicasimpson, @badgalriri, @duckyantonoff]