We’re loving Kerry Washington‘s sexy half up-do, smoldering Jason Wu strapless gown and that deep, raisin lip. Her makeup artist, Carola Gonzalez prepped the Scandal star’s pout with Neutrogena Revitalizing Lip Balm ($9 at neutrogena.com) to hydrate before lipstick application. “It really helps to keep lips moisturized and diminish appearance of dryness. Leave for at least 20 min before lipstick application,” says Gonzalez. Once fully moisturized she smoothed on Armani Cosmetics Rouge d’Armani 609 ($34 at giorgioarmanibeauty-us.com) and topped it off with Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick in Rich Raisin ($9 at neutrogena.com) to add a bit of sheen.
Truth be told, we’re often guilty of running the tap a little longer than we should, but Kristen Bell‘s latest venture with Neutrogena Naturals has us reconsidering our ways. For the month of October, the actress has partnered with the brand for its “Every Drop Counts” campaign, and is encouraging fans to take a pledge to help conserve 1 million gallons of water. “Every Drop Counts is really an awareness campaign where people can pledge to save water by doing simple, simple adjustments around the house,” Bell told us. (Consider how if everyone in the U.S. shortened their shower by three minutes, it would save about 25 million gallons of water a week!) To participate, head over to Neutrogena’s Facebook page and check off the activities where you plan to use less water. You’ll then be eligible for weekly giveaways, including eco-friendly prizes, and even a luxe eco trip. Plus, the brand also will contribute 10 percent from purchases of its Naturals Purifying Cleanser ($8; neutrogena.com) to The Nature Conservancy, an organization devoted to protecting the planet’s natural resources and leaving a sustainable environment for future generations. “I have always been an outdoorsy person, and I think exposing myself to all that from a young age made me conscious of preserving it,” Bell added. “Now having a baby, I am also concerned with wanting those resources to be there for her.” Well said! Head over to Neutrogena’s Facebook page to learn more about the campaign, and to submit your pledge now.
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Between her low-key eye makeup, clean skin, and flushed lip, Emma Roberts‘ beauty look from the Persol Magnificent Obsessions event defined effortless summer beauty. “We went for fresh lips that were a perfect way to add color to her fair skin,” said her makeup artist Nick Barose. “True pink can be too fussy, but a sheer berry adds a pop of color, which is great for a summer look.” Barose chose the Neutrogena Moisture Smooth Color Stick in Soft Raspberry, a tawny pink with slight wine tones. “I dabbed it onto the entire lip, then added a bit more on the center to add depth and create a soft rose petal effect,” he said. The crayon-shaped stylo makes application a breeze, and the infused mango and shea butters keep your pucker moisturized. Pick up the color for $9 at neutrogena.com.
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Spring starts tomorrow, and before you run into the sunshine, Jennifer Garner has a tip for you: Wear sunscreen. The actress makes sure she protects her entire family—including her three children with husband Ben Affleck—with a healthy dose every morning. “Sun care is such a big part of my family’s routine that if I’m not home, [my kids] will remind their dad to make sure they have it on,” Garner told InStyle.com at the Neutrogena Sun Summit in New York. “Sometimes they’re, like, ‘Mom!‘—and I don’t know any kid who isn’t—but you make it as fast and painless as possible.” And to do that, she recommends using spray-on sunscreen. “They’re fast easy, and they really do have great coverage, so we have those sprays everywhere. I have one in my purse, in my car, near the door before walking out, in the bedroom—everywhere!” For an easy-to-use spray sunscreen, try Neutrogena’s Ultra Sheer Body Mist ($8.49 at neutrogena.com) or Coppertone Sport Continuous Spray Ultra Sweatproof ($8 at walmart.com). For more sunscreen suggestions, see our favorites in the link below.
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Diane Lane is Martha Kent! The actress, 46, will play Clark Kent’s adoptive mother in the new Superman: Man of Steel movie due in 2012, which also cast Henry Cavill as Superman and (recently announced) Amy Adams as Lois Lane. So how does Lane keep her skin superhero strong? Her secret: Under-five-minute tricks. “There aren’t enough hours in a day for me to spend time worrying or fussing over my skin,” Lane, the new face of Neutrogena’s retinol-packed Rapid Wrinkle Repair line, told InStyle exclusively. Other than using the brand’s anti-wrinkle formula, Lane said the key is a quick fix that lasts, like groomed eyebrows, manicured fingernails and a loose low bun. “My five-minute makeup routine consists of a touch of mascara paired with a natural lip gloss and a quick sweep of a blush/bronzer duo,” Lane said. “Getting instant gratification with how you look is never a bad thing.”
1. Kristen Bell and her spotless skin scored a deal as the new face of Neutrogena. [E! Online]
2. Fergie’s hiring the next associate designer for her shoe line via FIT student contest. What a star-studded job search. [WWD]
3. This stuff actually happens: A New York woman turned her guest bedroom into a replica of Carrie Bradshaw’s closet on Sex and the City. [CocoPerez]
4. Eco-friendly nail polish brand Butter London will launch a Middleton-themed hue named No more Waity, Katie. [Refinery 29]
5. Designer Rachel Roy launched her new collection online today with fun new short films. [WWD]
6. Cool collab: Sophie Theallet and Giles Deacon teamed with Nine West for capsule accessories collections that will launch this year. [Stylelist]
Fresh-faced beauties and Neutrogena brand ambassadors Vanessa Hudgens and Hayden Panettiere hit the beach in L.A. this weekend to announce the Wave for Change campaign, a charitable initiative that encourages teens to vote on how $200,000 from the sales of two products, Wave Sonic Power-Cleaner and Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit, should be distributed. Through August 23rd, participants can take a quiz on the brand’s Facebook page to see what charities—from disaster relief to environmental causes—they want to support (all donations will take place through GlobalGiving.org). “Often people want to participate, but they don’t know how so the fact that Neutrogena is opening the door and kids are getting to be a part of something and help the world is amazing,” said Panettiere. Choose today at Facebook.com/Neutrogena.