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Charlotte Tilbury’s New Beautiful Skin Foundation Lives Up to Its Name

The last word I would use to describe my skin is “beautiful.” Usually I prefer “embarrassing,” “painful,” or “pain in my ass,” thanks to over ten years of constant acne and the dark spots. So when Charlotte Tilbury’s newest foundation launch promised to deliver gorgeous skin in a tube—seriously, it’s called Beautiful Skin—I was skeptical. 

Although Charlotte Tilbury makes my holy-grail foundation, Airbrush Flawless, winning me over twice felt unlikely considering my intense foundation standards. I crave full-coverage—it’s like a security blanket for me— but detest the look of matte, heavy, and cakey. Somehow, Airbrush Flawless delivers some of the most full-on coverage I’ve ever experienced, without feeling heavy or fake. However, due to the recent subzero temps and an increase in my acne prescriptions, I’ve been drier than ever and searching for something dewier. 

Enter Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Foundation. The foundation boasts a medium buildable coverage, that claims to be lightweight, yet long-wear. It offers a natural-glow finish, and is packed with skin care ingredients like hyaluronic acid and rose complex to plump, hydrate, and brighten, both instantly and over time. Dewy foundations usually send me running for the hills, since they typically disappoint in the coverage department, but the brand also included Bix-Activ, an ingredient to help blur pores and reduce shine, so that restored my confidence a little. Besides, Tilbury has literally never let me down when it comes to a complexion product, so why start now? 

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After I patted Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Foundation on with my Beautyblender, it became apparent that I had no reason to worry whatsoever. The foundation was exactly what I was looking for—all the coverage of Airbrush Flawless, infused with a healthy dose of glow. The foundation glides right on, and blends out quickly and easily. One layer gave me solid medium coverage—though you could use a little less product for more of a tint—and it was easy to build it up where I needed without bunching or caking. I still had to go in with some extra concealer on any active pimples, but I didn’t need to add any more on old spots than I usually do. 

It’s not as long-wear as Airbrush Flawless—which truly doesn’t budge—but the staying power is impressive, especially for such a glowy product. It stayed all day, but did get a little jostled under a mask. However, in normal times (remember those?) it would be perfect. 

The Liquid Bob Is the Cool-Girl Cut of the Season

Last year, we called it. Liquid hair is the super glossy hair trend that we predicted would go stratospheric. The ultimate clap-back to staying-in hair that’s been chucked up in a bun? Smooth, shiny, fluid strands – which btw, have been gaining some pretty major momentum over the past few months.

It’s a trend that picks up where glass hair left off. It’s sleek, it’s straight—the only difference? Liquid hair is more laid back. In a nutshell, it’s silky-straight, only softer.

Of course, it was only a matter of time before the sheeny style joined forces with 2022’s coolest cut, which from the looks of things—and after a very successful 2021— remains the bob. So, we say this year, it’s all about the liquid bob.

We’ve seen the Queen Bee aesthetic beginning to shift from rebel cuts and shaggy styles (though they’re still a popular choice) to a more dialed-up glam. On the whole, people are more willing to invest in (and enjoy) time spent getting ready and styling their hair. Why would we choose to look ‘laid back’ when we could look glossy, phenomenal and ‘extra’? 

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Like the rise of ‘skinimalism’, which saw us focus on the condition of our skin before deciding what makeup to put on top of it, 2020 and 2021 saw many of us putting more impetus on the health of our hair. Increased masking and hair treatments mean we’re getting our kicks from seeing ultra-nourished looking strands. As for what’s making the cut, a big chop can help us get rid of dead ends – hence hair that looks even fresher.

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But why stop there. The liquid bob is the no-makeup makeup equivalent of super shiny hair. And to level-up the finish, top hair stylists recommend keratin treatments for a semi-permanent just-blow-dried finish, without putting in the elbow grease. 

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Or for some at-home action, London hair pro Hollie Rose Clarke told Glamour, “use IGK’s Good Behaviour Smoothing Spray or ColorWOW’s Dream Coat  and straighten with your flat iron, then finish with the ColorWOW Extra Mist-ical Shine Spray or Kevin Murphy’s Shimmer Shine Spray for that glossy finish,” she says.

This story originally appeared on Glamour UK. 

Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader Are Reportedly Dating

We can barely keep up with the Hollywood dating scene these days, but we’ve done our best to put all the new best celebrity couples in one place, because Instagram just doesn’t tell the whole story! Just when you thought nothing could top the return of Bennifer in 2021…2022 happened. And by all accounts, keeps happening. 

Do you have a favorite? Or is your ideal ‘ship still in the talking stage? Things move fast in the industry, so you really never know who might pair up next. And deny it. And then confirm it on Instagram. And then on the red carpet. Of course. Keep checking back, and we will keep adding. 

So far, here are the best celebrity couples who got together in 2022.

Ciao! The White Lotus Season 2 is Reportedly Going to Italy!

The White Lotus on HBO has been extended for a second season, the network announced on Tuesday, August 10. 

For the unfamiliar, The White Lotus centers on a group of wealthy travelers vacationing at an exclusive Hawaiian resort. But what starts out as a picturesque getaway soon descends into chaos as the cracks in these people’s lives form. It received rave reviews from critics and was a number one show streaming on HBO Max last summer, per a press release. The true ensemble cast includes Jennifer Coolidge, Sydney Sweeney, Connie Britton, Alexandra Daddario, and Jake Lacy, among others. 

Here’s everything we know about The White Lotus season two: 

It’s happening. Francesca Orsi, executive vice president of HBO programming, said in a statement, “Mike [White, the creator of White Lotus] has once again delivered a quintessential HBO show, and it’s the talk of the town. We were thrilled to hear where he wanted to go next, after closing this epic chapter in Hawaii, and can’t wait to keep following him wherever he takes us.”

No release date yet. The first season ended in August 2021. 

The premise. We’re getting a new cast of characters—and a new location. Per HBO‘s press release, “The next chapter of The White Lotus leaves Hawaii behind and follows a different group of vacationers as they jet to another White Lotus property and settle in temporarily among its inhabitants.” 

The location. On January 20, Variety reported that season two will take place in the resort town of Taormina, located in Sicily, Italy. If so, in keeping with filming at a Four Seasons property (since season one was filmed at the Four Seasons Maui), the fictional White Lotus Resort will be at the Four Seasons San Domenica Palace. According to the FS San Domenica Palace’s website, the origins of the property date back to 1374, and the classic “Dominican convent was expanded in 1896 to become a hotel, featuring a new building designed in liberty style.” It overlooks the Ionian Sea and has panoramic views of Mount Etna and the ancient Greek theatre. The hotel has entertained guests including (but not limited to) Oscar Wilde, King Edward VIII, Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn and Sophia Loren. In other words, a location and property that Tanya McQuoid (Jennifer Coolidge) would be quite happy at. Glamour reached out to HBO to confirm the news, but there is no comment at this time.

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And Just Like That Just Featured Carrie’s Most Extravagant Dress From Sex and the City

The And Just Like That… season finale couldn’t help but feature another piece of fashion history from Sex and the City. 

During the flagship series’ own two-part farewell, which aired on HBO in 2004, Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) arrives at her fairy tale-esque hotel room with nothing but joyful anticipation. However, as day turns to night, she finds she’s been stood up by her then-love interest Aleksandr Petrovsky (Mikhail Baryshnikov). Of course, nothing romanticizes heartbreak like the image of a beautiful woman draped in an Atelier Versace Mille Feuille gown, staring wantingly out her window at the Eiffel Tower. 

The gown in question, which may be the most iconic in the series’ six-season history, was valued at $80,000, per People, and is reportedly the most expensive dress Carrie ever wore.  

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Now, almost 20 years later, we’ve learned that Carrie has only fond feelings towards the dress. In the reboot’s season finale, which hit HBO Max on January 20, the author and podcast host is archiving her favorite wardrobe pieces for storage. In one scene, she asks Seema Patel (Sarita Choudhury), “Do you want to see something amazing?” Of course!

It’s then that she brings out the massive Versace number, saying, “I don’t want to brag, but it is my pride and joy.” Carrie goes on to explain that she’s only worn the garment twice: “Once in Paris. And once here, just for fun. I sat at that window and ate a whole thing of Jiffy Pop.”

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Single, Drunk, Female Shows 20-Something Alcoholism, Finally

TV loves a messy woman. She stumbles! She embarrasses herself in public! She’s inarticulate—in a hot way!

Single Drunk Female, which premieres on Hulu on January 20, swerves from this model. Samantha Fink (Sofia Black-D’Elia) stumbles—because she’s drunk. She embarrasses herself in public—because she’s drunk. She’s inarticulate—because she’s drunk. Sam isn’t “quirky.” She’s an alcoholic.

Creator Simone Finch is trying to walk a very blurry straight line with Single Dark Female. We need more stories about the reality of addiction—narratives that challenge the stereotype that young people can’t experience alcoholism. But is it possible to make a TV comedy about the journey to sobriety without either being deeply offensive or—even worse!—blandly sermonic? 

Yes. Single Drunk Female is irreverent enough to joke about recovery (Sam is one of “a harem of sponsees.”) It’s sincere enough to provoke tears with a karaoke sequence featuring “The Climb” by Miley Cyrus. And it’s odd enough to keep you from looking up from your phone (Look away and you’ll miss Sam masturbating to a zoomed-in shot of her crush’s bicep.)

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If the plot sometimes feels predictable, maybe it’s because the path of the 12-step program is appropriately worn. Sam started drinking when her dad got sick, and kept drinking when he died. She drank her way through NYU and then her writing job at “Bzzz” (On behalf of my fellow digital media workers: that this was not a very incisive satire of BuzzFeed. BuzzFeed News won a Pulitzer last year! For reporting on the ethnic cleansing of Muslims in China! Come on!)

Single Drunk Female does its best to crack jokes while depicting the way Sam’s drinking takes everything from her—every person that she cares about, every career aspiration, and all of her independence. She gets drunk and slugs her boss, earning a misdemeanor and a parole officer. She moves back in with her mom, gets a grocery store job, and finds herself slumping—always in a very cute structured coat—into Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. Transported from Manhattan, with its many picturesque vomiting locations, to the sludge-filled streets of a Boston suburb, Sam is forced to spend the year trying to repair her tattered relationships and eke out new ones. 

You Said You Wanted to Free Britney. So Let Her Be Free.

Since Britney Spears got free after 13 years under a conservatorship, she’s been posting nudes—full frontal images, with carefully placed heart emojis. She’s tossed around the idea of having another baby. She’s been exchanging harsh words with her sister, Jamie Lynn Spears. (“I’m sorry Jamie Lynn, I wasn’t strong enough to do what should have been done … slapped you and Mamma right across your fucking faces !!!!!”) On Wednesday, January 19, Rolling Stone reported that Spears’s lawyer sent Jamie Lynn a cease and desist letter.

Over on Spears’s Instagram—her regular means of communicating with the public—she has maintained the style that caused so many people to worry over her conservatorship in the first place. The account reposts low-res images, repeats the same photos and videos of herself, and writes in a style that veers from cogent and funny to indecipherable. If you thought that her feed would look more like a Simpson’s or a Carey’s after the conservatorship was lifted, you thought wrong—here’s a stock image of a typewriter, kitschy black-and-white photos of toddlers, and seen-before selfies of Brit from a high angle.

So how is Britney’s public—who begged, marched, and posted for her release—reacting to her newfound freedom? In a recent post, a smiling Britney dances in front of a Christmas tree. Let’s pull a few comments:

“Briiiiit, now that you have your money back, hire a stylist please”

“She really gives off the weirdest vibes in these videos.”

“Now she’s free can ANYONE teach her some moves other than the last 3 yrs worth of awkward foot to foot, walk & spin or spin spin spin”

“Someone please get her a stylist”

“Umm….what are you doing??”

“I love you but please fix your eye makeup!!”

The public said we wanted Britney Spears to be free. But did we really want her to be free, or did we just want her released into our custody? Increasingly it seems that when some people said free Britney they meant “free her to entertain me,” and “free her to present as visually perfect and emotionally un-traumatized for my benefit as a viewer.” Certainly, plenty of Britney fans—including many of those who propelled the Free Britney movement—want her to do whatever she wants. Every famous person—especially women—get rude and offensive comments on social media. Even Malala! Even Martha Stewart!

But the particular creepiness of Britney’s comments is that they’re not just the typical mix of praise and insults. They’re all people telling her what to do, with even more vehemence than is typical on a celebrity post—fix your hair, write a book, go on tour, do better, be clearer, give a sign that you’re okay. The law controlled her, now her fans cajole her. In the last year, the Spears situation seemed like the crest of the wave of reckoning over the way we treat women entertainers—their talent and youth are extracted, their bodies are sexualized far beyond their consent, they are hectored and criticized no matter what they do. It felt like we were developing a greater sense of collective compassion, that we would extend beyond Britney Spears, beyond famous people altogether. 

Rachel Brosnahan Now Has Blunt Bangs and Just Rocked a Midriff-Baring Blue Top

The return of Amazon‘s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is so close. So close that star Rachel Brosnahan made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote the fourth season (it premieres February 18 on Amazon). 

For the appearance, Brosnahan went for a completely monochrome, boho-inspired look. She wore a bright blue loose, tunic-style blouse that bared some midriff with a matching maxi skirt. The matching set has a blue, animal print-like pattern. She styled the set with a small blue bag and blue suede pointed-toe heels with stylish ankle straps. Brosnahan wore her hair down in loose waves, with blunt bangs framing her face. You can check out the full look, below. 

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In the interview with Kimmel, Brosnahan told the story about the time she fished a dead rat out of her toilet. “There’s a lot of urban myths about New York,” she said. “Well, the one that I recently discovered is not an urban myth, Jimmy, is that rodents can climb but through the pipework.” She then said that she found out there was a dead rat in her toilet after a friend swung by her apartment and saw it.  Brosnahan used “improvised rat chopsticks” to fish the rat out of her toilet.

Rachel Brosnahan also talked about season four of Maisel. “When we came back, the pace was kind off of,” she said of adjusting to the show’s rapid dialogue after being off for so long. “But eventually, we caught up.”

You can watch the full interview on Kimmel below:

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The fourth season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which will air over four weeks, is set in 1960. “It’s 1960 and change is in the air,” reads a Prime Video description. “Looking to hone her act, Midge finds a gig with total creative freedom. But her commitment to her craft—and the places it takes her—creates a rift between her and the family and friends around her.” 

Lady Gaga Wanted to Have a Sex Scene With Salma Hayek in House of Gucci

House of Gucci star Lady Gaga said she pushed for things to get “hot” with costar Salma Hayek in the movie . Unfortunately for us, it didn’t happen.

Lady Gaga has been very open and honest about her journey portraying Patrizia Reggiani in the Ridley Scott drama, which has earned her several accolades, including a SAG Award nomination for best actress. Gaga has shared that she spoke in an Italian accent for several months and that she hired a psychiatric nurse to be with her on the set.

And during the MGM Studios House of Gucci panel, per Insider, the pop star and actor shared that she pushed for a sex scene with Salma Hayek in the film. In House of Gucci, Hayek plays Giuseppina “Pina” Auriemma, a co-conspirator in the planned assassination of Patrizia’s husband, Mauricio Gucci, played by Adam Driver.   

“There’s a whole side of this film that you did not see where Pina and I developed a sexual relationship,” Gaga said. “Director’s cut, who knows. This is a testament to [Scott] as a director because he allowed us to go there, and I remember being on set with Salma and going, ‘So after Maurizio dies, maybe it gets hot?’ And she was like, ‘What are you talking about?'”

“You think she’s kidding…” Hayek added. You can see a clip of the panel here

Upon receiving her SAG Award nomination, Gaga wrote on Instagram, “I am so beyond grateful to be nominated for Best Actress by the @sagawards for my performance in House of Gucci, for best ensemble, alongside Jared Leto for Best Supporting Actor. I have long dreamed of being an actress and studied from a young age because I was passionate and committed to storytelling through art. To be recognized by fellow actors touches my heart and is deeply meaningful that I would be included in this artistic community of brave imaginative humans. Thank you so much and congratulations to all the other nominees as well as all the performers in films this year—you are all gifts to the world and I’m so honored to be in your company. 💕☀️ feeling very emotional 🙏 love you all so much.” 

This Engagement Ring Trend Is a Celeb Favorite

What do Emily Ratajkowski, Ariana Grande, and Megan Fox have in common? The three celebrities all have two-stone engagement rings, the latest trend to adorn ring fingers since fancy-shaped diamonds hit the scene. This particular setting is classic and timeless but still feels modern, especially when reimagined with more colorful gemstones like tourmaline, topaz, and blue sapphire—or unexpected diamond Asscher or emerald cuts.

Although two-stone ring styles are in the spotlight right now—courtesy of Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly’s recent engagement—they’re actually not that new. Also known as toi et moi rings (French for “you and me”) these engagement ring settings have been around for decades. Even Jackie O. had one. And these days, even our favorite jewelry brands are dreaming up on-trend interpretations worthy of their own Pinterest mood board.

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One stand-out perk about this unique design is that they offer more customization than your average single stone diamond ring, so you (or your loved one) can create a truly one-of-a-kind piece. For instance, you could go with a two-tone style with a princess-cut diamond as the center stone and your birthstone as the other. Or, you can combine a round cut diamond with an emerald or pear shape.  Basically: The world is your oyster.

And you don’t need an IRL jeweler to make a custom design happen, either. There are a ton of retailers and smaller jewelry designers offering online customization, so you can choose from different styles (like a crossover style or an open ring, a.k.a. a bypass style), settings (think bezel or prongs), and types of wedding band, be it platinum, rose gold, sterling silver, or a 14k white gold band. This level of personalization can give an engagement ring all the more meaning, as it did for Kelly and Fox

In an Instagram post announcing their engagement and revealing the ring, MGK shared the story behind the design: “I know tradition is one ring, but i designed it with Stephen Webster to be two: the emerald (her birth stone) and the diamond (my birth stone) set on two magnetic bands of thorns that draw together as two halves of the same soul forming the obscure heart that is our love,” he wrote in the caption.