JLo to help you glow with new makeup collection

Jennifer Lopez is about to help you get your glow on.

According to People, the multi-hyphenate is launching a brand-new, limited-edition makeup collection with Inglot Cosmetics, working with the brand on “everything from the shade range (all 70 color products in the line were either created and hand-picked by the star) to the names of some of her bound-to-sell-out-in-seconds skus, such as a bronzer and highlighter she christened ‘Boogie Down Bronze’ and ‘Livin’ the Highlight.'”

But make no mistake: this makeup collection isn’t just any line of basic products. No, JLo wouldn’t do us dirty like that. Instead, People reports that her collection features a “Freedom System Palette,” which allows fans to choose the specific products and shades they want and combine them into one palette — which totals over 300,000 possible combinations!

With her line offering up standards like mascara, lipstick, bronzer and eyeshadow, People says JLo herself acknowledged just how revolutionary her Freedom System Palette is, explaining that not only gives fans the chance to curate their palettes to suit their needs, it also eliminates spending money on sets that don’t fully fit your makeup must-haves.

“Now you no longer have to buy that 5-piece eyeshadow kit to get the one color you really want!” JLo explained in a release.

So when does this magical collection make its debut? People reports that the entire collection will be available on April 26, while a premiere palette will go on pre-sale on April 17. JLo’s collaboration with Inglot Cosmetics will be available on the brand’s website, as well as jenniferlopezinglot.com and in select Macy’s stores.

View photos from JLo’s Inglot campaign here.

Actresses to go to ‘Globes’ in black

While the Golden Globes are meant to be a celebration of talent in Hollywood, this year, things may be looking a littler darker.

According to People, sources confirmed that “many major actresses — including presenters and nominees (Jessica Chastain, Meryl Streep and Emma Stone are among those nominated) — are planning to wear all-black looks as a symbol of protest against harassment in Hollywood.”

The move comes as many prominent men in Hollywood — from Harvey Weinstein to Kevin Spacey to Dustin Hoffman — have been accused of sexual misconduct by Hollywood’s top leading ladies, executives and assistants, among others.

With the Globes kicking off awards season, People also reports that the protest may continue for other awards shows this year.

Turner transforms negative perceptions into body-positive pride

When model Sophie Turner saw behind-the-scenes photos of herself from a photoshoot, the first thing she noticed was her cellulite.

“I felt disgusting,” she told People magazine. But the 22-year-old decided that her cellulite — something she had since age 12 — would no longer hold such power in her life.

“It’s something I’ve grown up with, so I thought, why should I be ashamed of it when over 90 percent of women have it?” she explained to People. “Why shouldn’t we embrace it?”

And embrace it she did. According to People, Turner decided to post the photo on Instagram in an attempt to help other women see the beauty in their own bodies. And after receiving almost 16,000 likes on the photo, it seems like she accomplished her mission.

“It’s so amazing knowing I’ve helped other women, and it makes me so happy having women who support me and want to love themselves more,” she said. “I think it’s important to love yourself.”

Amen to that, Sophie.

Beckham receives posh honor from Queen

Victoria Beckham is more than just Posh Spice; she’s a fashion designer, a humanitarian and a UN ambassador. And now, Beckham is an official honoree of the Queen of England.

According to ELLE, Beckham has been selected to the Queen’s Honours List for 2017, earning her an OBE, or an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. “She is being recognized for her work in fashion and for her humanitarian work,” says ELLE, as “Beckham not only runs her eponymous fashion line, but also serves as a UNAIDS goodwill ambassador.”

But Beckham isn’t the only member of her family to receive the prestigious honor: ELLE says husband David Beckham received an OBE 13 years ago.

Congratulations to Victoria and the Beckham family.


Hall learns to overcome her hair haters

After getting her hair cut to resemble that of Anita Baker’s when she was 18 years old, Today show anchor and MSNBC host Tamron Hall kept the same style ever since, according to People magazine. However, Hall told Today.com that while she loved her haircut, others thought otherwise once she stepped before national audiences on television.

“I remember reading the cruelest, most awful thing about my hair online,” she explained to Today.com, according to People. “A person speculated about who I was as a person and even read into my personal life based solely off my hairstyle. He or she said I must be lazy because I have short hair. It was just devastating.”

The comments even led to her trying to grow her hair out to shoulder-length, says People — that is, until she learned to not let the negative comments influence her hair decisions. Once her mother mentioned Hall’s hair when she was letting it grow out, she decided to go back to her cropped pixie style.

“I’ve finally learned that this is what I like, and this is how I look best. And that’s great,” she said, according to People.

Once you learn to own who are, negative comments can roll right off you. To read more about Hall’s story, click here.

Lady Gaga wants you to ‘love bravery’

They’ve performed duets and are collaborating on an album, but Lady Gaga and Elton John’s friendship doesn’t stop there.

According to People, the pair are set to launch a fashion line at Macy’s called, “Love Bravery,” which includes clothing and accessories ranging from “keychains to sweatshirts to graffiti-print skateboards (but of course) features piano key prints, heart motifs [and] claw-shaped items (for Gaga’s little monsters) and Gaga’s face (for her mega monster fans).”

Hitting stores on May 9, according to Fortune, the line aims to “make people feel proud of who they are,” and People says that 25 percent of the proceeds will go to Lady Gaga’s and John’s charities.

Designing the line with Lady Gaga’s sister Natali Germanotta and friend, stylist and fashion designer Brandon Maxwell, the pair had charity at the forefront of their minds while creating the line.

“We need to make the world a kinder and braver place where men and women everywhere are empowered to live with compassion,” Gaga said about the line in a statement. “That’s what Born This Way Foundation is all about, that’s what the Elton John AIDS Foundation is all about, and that’s what Love Bravery is all about.”

John summed up the line’s goal as aiming to bridge one’s outward appearance with their inner desires. “I love the idea of fusing who you are on the inside — your passions and dreams — with what you wear on the outside,” he said.



If she knew then what she knows now…

Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke has some advice, not just for her young female fans, but also for her younger self.

According to People, Clarke offered some advice to her 18-year-old self in a video for Teen Vogue on relationships, body image and everything in between that women of all ages can relate to and benefit from.

The actress addressed her younger self this way: “18-year old Emilia, I’m going to quote this Sunscreen song at you, I know you know it. You are not as fat as you think you are,” she said. “There are some women who look some way, and there are other women who look another way. Like a whole other way. And the way that the other women look, people love. Because they look like women.”

Even sharing a some relationship advice, Clarke she’s learned that the risk of heartbreak is worth the reward of true love later in life.

“You’re going to feel some serious heartbreak,” she said in the video, according to People. “You’re going to feel some proper things, and the reason why it’s going to hurt so much it’s because, that heartbreak is going to make you doubt yourself. You put yourself out on a plate, and you bare everything, and someone says that they don’t really like that, so that makes you feel like you’re not worth it.”

But she said, you will find people who will make you feel worthy. “But you are, and there are lots of people who are going to tell you that you’re worth it. The people in your life when all the lights are off, the real people you really love, just hug them like everyday.”

As if this advice weren’t enough, People says Clarke also shared what she’s learned in trying to break onto the acting scene.

“There are going to be times when someone says, that dream that you’ve had, your entire life, the moment that someone says that’s impossible, it is,” she explained. “I know you didn’t get into drama school this time around, but, you will. You have the strength to overcome it.”

But perhaps her best advice came when she concluded with this piece of wisdom:

“Little Emilia, I’m just going to say that it’s autumn right now, but winter is coming.”




Rodriguez says ‘goodbye’ to body pressure

It’s no secret that actresses are expected to look flawless and be fit in order to get roles in films or television shows. But Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez said that she’s had enough of the industry’s body standards.

According to People, Rodriguez said that she used to feel pressure to fit into a certain size in order to be a successful actress.

“Of course I’ve fallen into the pressure! 100 percent I’ve fallen into the culture,” Rodriguez told stylist and editor-in-chief of Yahoo Style, Joe Zee.

Explaining how that “culture” aims to trap stars into a vicious cycle of pursuing perfection, Rodriguez said, “If you look like a swimsuit model then you’re hot and everybody’s going to want you and money’s going to flow through, and everything’s going to be grand and dandy … And that’s bulls—.”

Although she knows that the industry operates on a certain standard of beauty, Rodriguez said she knows that true beauty is not restricted to such a standard.

“You go to television and film, and, it does add 10 lbs., and, I don’t look like a skinny mini, and, the truth is, that’s okay too, and that is beautiful also.”

Rodriguez attributed her strong sense of self to her upbringing. The actress told People, “”[My dad] prepared us to be able to look at billboards and magazines and say, ‘This is not the only body type that is beautiful’ … He would encourage us to find our beauty and love our beauty and accept our beauty as what God gave us.”

Summing up her parents’ lessons, Rodriguez offered, “My parents really encouraged us to have confidence in who we are and accept who we are because it is not going to change and we are beautiful.”

Deserving Students ‘Say Yes to the Prom’

TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress is known for helping brides find the wedding dress of their dreams. But for the fifth year in a row, the show is coming to the rescue for deserving high school students.

According to PEOPLE, “TLC is hosting its ‘Say Yes to the Prom’ initiative that helps kids-in-need get the dream night they deserve — without the financial burden.”

On Monday, March 14, 50 high-achieving high school students from New York City took to the runway set up at Manhattan’s Intercontinental hotel to model the latest in prom fashion, trying on all styles from ballgowns to tuxedos.

Forty girls and 10 boys representing all five boroughs of the city chose the prom ensemble of their dreams from a selection of 2,000 gowns and suits donated by Sherri Hill and Men’s Wearhouse respectively. The best part — the outfits are gifted to the students, allowing some of them to attend their prom for the very first time.

After picking out their special look, the students received full hair and makeup tutorials, provided by Paul Mitchell and Dinair.

Working his magic in the same way he does with his brides, Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta‘s Monte Durham played host and stylist to the students, helping them put together their looks and encouraging them to keep their confidence in their outfits on their prom night.

“They come in a little shy, not sure what to expect and then throughout the day you see them opening up and really transforming!” Durham told PEOPLE. “I hope that the dress, tux and all the accessories are only a start of confidence that will last a lifetime.”

As each student took their turn on the runway to model their prom look, Durham introduced them and explained how their outfit perfectly complemented the student model.

“These deserving girls and guys just really make me smile,” he said. “When they walk the runway…their confidence really says it all.”



SI is Covered in Beauty

Last week, it was announced that size-16 model Ashley Graham would be featured in Sports Illustrated‘s Swimsuit Issue in ads for Swimsuits for All, a company that designs flattering swimwear for all body shapes. However, Graham is appearing in more than just ads for the magazine.

According to CNNSports Illustrated is making history this year by launching three covers of the issue for the first time in 52 years. The three covergirls include Graham, UFC fighter Ronda Rousey and model Hailey Clauson.

The magazine’s Assistant Managing Editor MJ Day spoke on the decision to feature three different women on this year’s cover. “All three women are beautiful, sexy and strong. Beauty is not cookie cutter. Beauty is not ‘one size fits all,'” Day explained.

Describing Graham’s confidence as “contagious,” Day had equally encouraging things to say about Clauson and Rousey, calling the former “smart” and a “cool girl,” while describing the latter as “the perfect combination of beauty, brains, brawn and humility.”

Graham told People that she credits Day for her appearance on one of the covers, who came to her with tears in her eyes explaining to Graham that her cover was going to make history.

“I thought Sports Illustrated was taking a risk by putting a girl my size in the pages,” Graham said. “But putting me on the cover? They aren’t just breaking barriers; they are the standard now. This is beyond epic.”

Set to be released on Monday, Feb. 15, Graham said her cover isn’t a victory for herself, but one for all women.

“I want to dedicate it to all of the women out there who never felt that they were beautiful enough, who never felt like they were skinny enough, and who never felt like they were going to be able to be represented in society like this,” Graham said. “Because now we’re being represented.”

Thank you, Ashley Graham, Ronda Rousey, Hailey Clauson and Sports Illustrated, for showing us that beauty is not ‘one size fits all.’