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Celeb Beauty: What’s in Bella Thorne’s Makeup Bag?

Bella-Thorne Makeup Bag FeatureBella-Thorne makeup bag celebrity beauty tipsBella Thorne is the star of the Disney Channel’s Shake It Up! and a lovely face (one battling recent rumors of lip injections – oh my) on the rise whose name you’ll be hearing a lot more. Here’s what Bella told Seventeen she’s toting around in her (rather disorganized) Betsey Johnson bag, including her choice makeup products:

  • A deck of cards – no, really. She likes Crazy 8s!
  • Giorgio Armani mascara – she says she always uses this because it gives you the “best lashes!”
  • Pink lip gloss – don’t we all carry that around?
  • Her wallet with her Humane Society debit card, ’cause she’s an animal lover
  • A wallet charm that says her character’s name “Cecilia”, but that she hasn’t hooked on yet!
  • An unidentified photo… hmmmm…
  • Her iPhone
  • Mints
  • Lotion to re-moisturize on the plane when she’s travelling to shoot
  • Her favorite gum
  • Her Beats by Dre earbuds (they look like the Tour-in-Ear black pair), but strangely no iPod

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What do you like best about Miss Thorne? Her new Kohls’ campaign, perhaps? Do you think she had lip injections?

Debby Ryan Jessie Marilyn Monroe Halloween Makeup Feature

Debby Ryan’s Halloween Makeup: Marilyn Monroe

Debby Ryan Jessie Marilyn Monroe Halloween MakeupStar of the Disney Channel’s uber-successful “Jessie”, Debby Ryan is near and dear to my heart as a fellow redhead (as is her Disney cohort Bella Thorne!). She dressed up as a rather funny version of Marilyn Monroe in a Halloween episode of Jessie entitled “Ghost Bummers”, but the Instagram selfie she posted (right) was much more beautiful than funny.

To get the look, an absolute must is a powerful, lasting red lipstick – Lime Crime’s Velvetines Red Velvet liquid lipstick will withstand the most pungent Halloween party punch. (If you’re into more traditional- and cheaper- lipsticks, try Julie Hewett Rouge Noir – it’s a long lasting classic red.)

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Beauty Tribute: Shu Uemura

Beauty Tribute Shu UemuraI’m sure by now most of you know of the brand Shu Uemura, but do you know about the man? He was an amazing influence on the world of cosmetics, so I’d like to do a small tribute to his work.

Shu Uemura was a Japanese-born Hollywood makeup artist who got his big break on the 1962 film My Geisha. The film’s regular make up artist fell ill and Uemura was called in to fill in. Uemura gained critical acclaim for transforming white actress Shirley MacLaine into a Japanese woman. He parlayed his success into an international makeup brand under his philosophy that “beautiful makeup starts with beautiful skin”.

His most famous product is probably the Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler (Amazon, $18). It has been hailed as the best eyelash curler on the market and even merited a mention in the movie The Devil Wears Prada (one of Gisele Bundchen’s few lines in the film).

Shu Uemura died of pneumonia at age 79 on December 29, 2007. Uemura was hugely influential in both cosmetics and skincare, and the beauty world is forever changed because of his work.

Celebrity Skincare & Makeup Profile: Cate Blanchett

Celebrity Skincare and Makeup Profile Cate BlanchettOscar-winner and elegant Australian beauty Cate Blanchett is famed for her acting, but we also know her for beautiful skin. But much like many of us, Cate has admired and imitated the beauty of other women.

“I remember seeing Ingrid Bergman when she played Golda Meir, and also Liv Ullmann, and thinking wow,” Cate recalled. “I discovered them as older actors, so I admired their work first. Then I looked back at their work and saw what incredible beauties they were when they were young and how, as older women, they were still incredibly beautiful. I thought, I want to age like that, to have an inner life.”

In that regard, Cate has certainly succeeded. At 44 years old, Cate revealed her love for a number of products, especially SK-II’s skincare line, for whom she’s also a spokesperson (shocker!). Here are a few products Cate adores:

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