Although Drew Barrymore is busy filming a movie with Adam Sandler in South Africa, she still finds the time to help her fans with their most-pressing beauty questions! On Tuesday, the star uploaded a video for her makeup line Flower Beauty, where she suggested a helpful tip she tried on the set—swapping the tried-and-true black eyeliner for a soft brown hue. “I think it’s really daytime-appropriate,” Barrymore said. “Also, if you’re at all apprehensive about eyeliner, there’s a lot more flexibility in brown.” Scroll down to see exactly what she did, then pick up Barrymore’s Easy on the Eyes Long-Wear liner for $6 at walmart.com. More
Just when we thought auburn was the must-have hue this season, celebrities like Anne Hathaway, Drew Barrymore, Reese Witherspoon, and Demi Lovato changed the game by unveiling sunny blonde makeovers. After a brief stint as a brunette, Witherspoon returned to her famous golden highlights, joining Barrymore, Hathaway, and Lovato in the trend. If you’re considering doing the same, be sure to load up on the deep conditioner afterwards to minimize damage. Brassy tones are the sworn enemy of blonde hair, so to prevent any shifts in shade, incorporate a blue or purple-tinted shampoo and conditioner into your routine. The cool pigments neutralize unexpected orange or yellow shades, and keep your highlights going strong until your next salon appointment. Our favorites are Clairol’s Shimmer Lights ($9; sallybeauty.com), Sachajuan’s Silver Shampoo ($28; sephora.com), and Rita Hazan’s Foaming Color Gloss ($26; ritahazan.com).
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Drew Barrymore loves switching up her hair color, but somehow, it never looks dry or damaged. Her secret? Making drastic changes slowly. Over the course of a few months, the star has been gradually lightening her deep brunette to the sunny blonde she revealed while out in Hollywood yesterday. “I changed my hair color three times in the past year!” the star told InStyle in February. “Why not try new things? Life is short. I’ll always play.” That’s the spirit, Drew! Going from dark brown to a light blonde like Barrymore’s can be damaging, so if you’re also feeling playful with your color, follow the star’s lead and work in stages. “Try taking the process with days or even weeks in between to see if your hair will get too dry or damaged,” said colorist Marie Robinson, who works with Michelle Williams. “Start with a color close to your natural that is a subtle enhancement. If you notice excessive dryness, then work with the lightness you already have.” Because blonde hues tend to make the hair shaft more porous, aftercare is important. Invest in a color-preserving shampoo and conditioner duo, and apply an intensive hair mask once a week to lock in hydration.
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Someone has her party pants on! Drew Barrymore appeared on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon in Alice + Olivia‘s five-pocket skinny jean ($198; aliceandolivia.com). She let the fun floral print take center stage by choosing a neutral top, but we can also see them paired with a rich jewel tone for a bolder look. Cobalt, anyone?
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With Earth Day around the corner, we’re thinking of our Flower Child cover girl Drew Barrymore‘s March 1999 issue for today’s #ThrowbackThursday on InStyle’s Instagram. The star was 24 at the time of this publication, and going through a major transition from actress to full-throttle producer. And look where it’s taken her! Fourteen years later, she’s the head of the production company Flower Films. Her personal life blossomed just as much as her career—now she’s the wife to Will Kopelman and mom to little Olive. “Life just happens in moments,” she told us back then. “I believe that.” How true it is…
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We’re wishing Drew Barrymore a big happy birthday today! The actress, producer, beauty-line founder, and mom to little Olive has always been a fan of makeup and beauty, and so for her 38th, we’re looking back at some of her most memorable looks ever (just last year, she changed her hair three times!). “I’ve been sitting in the makeup chair since I was a kid. It’s something I know and love,” Barrymore told InStyle. “I just think happiness is what makes you pretty. Period. Happy people are beautiful.” Click through the gallery to see the birthday girl’s beauty evolution!
Drew Barrymore worked an electric rose lipstick at a Bulgari event in Beverly Hills this week, and we love the eye-popping hue! “For this look, clean and classic seemed the best way to go,” said the star’s makeup artist Debra Ferullo. “I thought a bright fuchsia lip would add a nice twist!” Ferullo used makeup from Barrymore’s own cosmetic line to achieve the look, picking up the Flower Beauty Kiss Stick in Petunia Petals, a bright magenta, for the statement pout. The key to pulling off an bold lip color is equal parts balance and confidence—a strong lipstick paired with vivid shadow can look overdone, so follow the actress’s lead and go easy on the eyes. Pick up a tube of Barrymore’s lipstick for just $7 at walmart.com.
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Tommy Hilfiger opened his 6,600-square-foot west coast flagship in Los Angeles last night, and there were plenty of stars on-hand to help him celebrate! InStyle cover girl Jessica Alba (in head-to-toe Hilfiger) and her husband Cash Warren co-hosted the night’s events, which included a cocktail party at the store opening on Beverly Boulevard, followed by a private dinner filled with tasty crab cakes, mini sliders, and other bites at West Hollywood’s Soho House. “It’s really easy when you have Tommy Hilfiger throwing the party,” Alba told InStyle.com of her duties. “You just show up and then you can relax!” And the New York designer brought a piece of the east coast with him—six-foot flat-screen TVs surrounded the patio, broadcasting Hilfiger’s New York Fashion Week runway show to the A-list Tommy girls, including Drew Barrymore and “Girl on Fire” Alicia Keys. Click through the gallery to see more stars who celebrated Tommy’s L.A. opening!
— Kwala Mandel