Selma Blair’s Makeup Tutorial for People With MS Is Heartwarming and Hilarious

Selma Blair continues to act as a pillar of inspiration, staying positive and strong while struggling with multiple sclerosis. She proved this once again through a hilarious and heartwarming makeup tutorial that garnered tons of A-list fans.

On Sunday, March 31, the 46-year-old actress posted a series of Instagram videos acknowledging how difficult it can be to do her own makeup. “So my fine motor skills aren’t, like, fine at this moment,” she starts the video off saying. “So I just want to say I’m going to probably give a makeup tutorial never. But if I do then you know I’m really just trying to have fun.”

She continued to do just that, posting a video to her feed showing how she blends her makeup so friends aren’t rubbing her face. “MS people. Brush. Big bronzer,” she says before rubbing the bristles all over her face as she giggles at her own joke. “There done.”

Fans quickly praised her for her lighthearted and touching candidness — including Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner, Tracee Ellis Ross and more stars.

“What a ROCKSTAR you are,” Jenner commented. “I adore you….sending you tons of love today my girl.” While the Blackish star wrote, “@selmablair you are a dream.”

Will and Grace star Debra Messing applauded her as well, writing, “Love you @selmablair and your application. You’re awesome.” And Down to You costar Freddie Prinze Jr. sweetly commented, “that’s pro.”

“You are so beautiful you don’t need makeup,” said Brooke Shields. “But I agree with a big brush always. Love you.”

Celebrity makeup artist Jo Baker even gave her stamp of approval, “Pretty brilliant application bird.”

The Cruel Intentions star received her diagnosis back in August 2018 and shared the devastating news via an Instagram post in October. “I am in an exacerbation,” she wrote in an Instagram post. “I am disabled. I fall sometimes. I drop things. My memory is foggy. And my left side is asking for directions from a broken gps. But we are doing it. And I laugh and I don’t know exactly what I will do precisely but I will do my best. … I am in the thick of it but I hope to give some hope to others. And even to myself. You can’t get help unless you ask.”

And even though it may not be the most serviceable makeup tutorial, it did make Us (and apparently many others) smile on this Monday morning.


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Urban Decay Reveals ‘Game of Thrones’-Themed Makeup Collection

As any die-hard “Game of Thrones” fan knows, winter is coming. Now, so too is the popular franchise’s first makeup collection.
The hit HBO series has teamed with Urban Decay for a makeup line inspired by the show’s Seven Kingdoms and women of Westeros. The collection gives a nod to many elements of the show, including Emilia Clarke’s “Mother of Dragons” character and the houses of Targaryen, Lannister and Stark.
In a dramatized video featuring the “Game of Thrones” much-loved intro music, Urban Decay revealed today on its Instagram the full 13-piece collection, which will be released on April 14, the same day the show returns to HBO for its eighth and final season.

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You're in the great game now. The moment you've been waiting for is FINALLY here—your first look at the ENTIRE Urban Decay | Game of Thrones collection! From the shores of Dragonstone to the frozen lands beyond the Wall, this collection was inspired by our favorite places in Westeros and the strong women of the Seven Kingdoms. This is a LIMITED EDITION collection, available GLOBALLY starting April 14th. @gameofthrones #FORTHETHRONE #URBANDECAY #MAKEUP #BEAUTY #GOT #GAMEOFTHRONES
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ICYMI: ‘Needle’ Face Creams, Beaded Handbags & Sunscreen-Fortified Makeup

Sure, we’re all glued to our phones/tablets/laptops/watches that barely tell time, but even the best of us miss out on some important #content from time to time. That’s why, in case you missed it, we’ve rounded up our most popular stories of the week to help you stay in the loop. No need to thank …

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You Still Need Sunscreen With Your SPF Makeup

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Supergoop, a fun-to-say sunscreen brand, is known for clear, non-sticky formulas. Since its launch in 2008, the line has developed a cultish following of skincare devotees who swear the products give them UV protection without the telltale white streaks of other sunscreens.

But this week, the line launched a new SPF product that, unlike previous launches, is meant to be noticed.

As the name implies, “Shimmershade” is a sparkly eyeshadow made for the “no makeup makeup” set. The $ 24 cream topcoat is meant to be applied over one’s lid with a finger. Along with leaving a slight iridescent tint, “Shimmershade” contains SPF 30. Supergoop’s promise? A “long-wearing” product that “keeps eyes pretty and protected.”

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Kylie Jenner Hints A Kendall Jenner Makeup Collaboration Is Coming Soon

Kylie Cosmetics has a new collection in the works, and it is a collaboration fans have been dreaming about for years. The beauty brand founder, Kylie Jenner, hinted that a Kendell Jenner makeup collaboration is coming soon!

It is about time the two youngest of Kardashian/Jenner clan got together for a cosmetics line. Kylie has already done beauty collaborations with Kim, Khloe and even Kourtney but there has never any mention of her teaming up with the family model until now.

During an Instagram live, Stormi’s mother revealed there was an excellent reason the Jenner girls had not yet worked together on a makeup line.

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“Can we also get a collab with Kendall,” one fan wrote during the live segment.

The beauty mogul played coy as she read the question out loud. Kylie winked at the camera and put her finger to her lips saying “shh.” No, she didn’t just leave fans hanging in the wind with her response.

Kylie went on to explain to her millions of followers the reason why she and Kendall have yet to collaborate on a beauty line. It is good one and fans should understand better now why their dream makeup collection has taken so long.

“You know Kendall was in a contract for a really long time, so I couldn’t do a collab with her. That’s the only reason why I didn’t collab with her,” shared the 21-year-old.

Kendall was a model for the beauty brand Estée Lauder for years. Even though Estée Lauder dropped the brunette beauty from their payroll in 2017, that does not mean her contract ended then. Plus, there could have been a non-compete clause further preventing the 23-year-old from working with another cosmetics line.

The good news is, Kylie Jenner has hinted she and Kendall Jenner are going to do a makeup collaboration. She, of course, didn’t give any details or even necessarily confirm it is happening, but all signs point to a collection in the works.

Kylie likes to keep her beauty business all in the family. She has created a mega empire with her cosmetics line and loves working with her family to on new collections. Fans are going to have to stay tuned for more on her collaboration with Kendall. Will, it be under Kylie Cosmetics or will the sisters come up with another cool, hip name?

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Beautyblender’s New Opal Essence Makeup Primer Is Dewy Skin in a Bottle

Makeup-sponge brand Beautyblender launched its first-ever foundation primers, including the hydrating, illuminating Opal Essence Serum Primer. Also available are the Selfie Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 38 Dry Oil Primer, and The Leveler Pore Minimizing Primer, which comes in two shades.
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The brand that is famous for its high-tech makeup brushes is getting into the brow game

The brand that is famous for its high-tech makeup brushes is getting into the brow game


The brand that is famous for its high-tech makeup brushes is getting into the brow game

Sigma Beauty is beloved for their cult favorite makeup brushes, used by everyone from celebrity makeup artists to beauty lovers across the globe. Of course, the brand also offers makeup products like highlighters and eyeshadow palettes, but Sigma Beauty’s brushes are what really put them on the map.

So, you can imagine our excitement when we learned that the brand was launching an entire brow collection! A relatively untouched category for the brand (they had released a couple of powders in the past), Sigma has done a little bit more than just dip their toes into the brow category.

Instead, Sigma Beauty has officially entered the brow game with a bang, by launching not one, not two, but six (!) new products: a pomade, powder, gel, pencil, wax, and crayon. Starting today, February 19th, you can get the Sigma Beauty brow products at sigmabeauty.com.

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The best part? Every single item in the collection (which the brand calls “fierce and functional”) retails for less than $ 20. Below, we’ve highlighted some standout products from the Sigma Beauty brow line.

Sigma Beauty Fill & Blend Brow Pencil

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Sigma Beauty | $ 19


The long-wearing, short-tipped pencil comes in three shades, and is pretty much foolproof.

Sigma Beauty Define & Pose Brow Pomade

Sigma Beauty brows
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Sigma Beauty | $ 17


A creamy pomade that’s actually smudge-proof and water-resistant? The dream.

Sigma Beauty Color & Shape Brow Powder Duo

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Sigma Beauty | $ 19


Two shades, so you can create your own custom-blended perfect shade match.

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Beyoncé’s make-up artist gave me SUCH brilliant tips, I’m basically now a pro

Luckily, I wrote them all down for you…

Sir John, Beyoncé’s make-up artist and L’Oréal Paris ambassador, started work at 18 on the make-up counter with Mac. Later he was on Pat McGrath’s team working backstage at various fashion weeks, before assisting Charlotte Tilbury, who then introduced him to Queen B. From there it’s all gone a bit crazy. One of his career highlights was when Beyoncé was performing at Coachella and the crowd oogled at the fact that when she wiped her face on a white towel, not a speck of make-up transferred: ‘I call that Teflon make-up’ he says.
When I met him recently, he gave me such amazing tips that I barely had time to breathe, because I was ferociously taking notes. So here they are – Sir John’s tips on how to nail your base, choose the right shades and basically smash your make-up routine…

Base – skin is aspirational

‘For truly beautiful skin increase your heart rate for at least 30 mins a day as it helps with skin turnover. Put your moisturiser on just before you start your base, because you want to put foundation on damp skin. Only apply primer to your t-zone, because that’s the area your foundation lifts from. Always have two foundations – a darker one for summer and a lighter shade for the winter. Take a look at where you do your makeup. Natural light is always better, so if you do it in a bathroom with no light, it’s going to look so different in the real world. Step into the light to see exactly how much coverage you need. You really don’t need to lacquer and conceal everything; embrace you dark circles and veins. And definitely don’t cover freckles – they are hot. You also need two concealers – one for spots, one for dark circles. When you’re doing you’re concealer, beware of the deep V that YouTubers tell you to create under your eyes. It’s way too much product. Don’t use powder. Normal skin is not matte. If you have healthy skin, you don’t need powder. However, if you want to use a bit of powder under your eyes, never use pressed powder. It’s too heavy and dry and will age you. Always go with loose.’

Cheeks – highlighter should stay on your cheekbones

‘Always go for a cool tone bronzer; it’ll stop you looking orange. Highlighters should only be applied to the side of your face. Tap it into your cheekbones, but stop when you get to the eye. You don’t want to see your highlighter from the front – you want that to be a matte blush. Use your lipstick as blusher. Dab a bit on the back of your hand and use a fluffy brush to apply. We don’t contour, we sculpt.’

Eyes & Lips – add a Pritt stick to your make-up bag

‘No matter what your skin tone is, you can wear any colour on your eyes. Don’t use a tinted eyeshadow primer, use a sheer, invisible one so that you can see your natural eyelid colour. The best brow gel in the world is Pritt stick and a toothbrush. It lasts all day and you can still draw on top. A perfectly modern look is to just pop a bit of foundation on and then a red lip. A blue based red lipstick makes your teeth look whiter.’

Tools – don’t hold your brush like a pencil

‘Don’t use foundation brushes, they don’t create a seamless look. Use a Beauty Blender. If you make mistakes with your bronzer or blush, your Beauty Blender that you used to apply your foundation is like your magic eraser. Use a fluffy eye shadow brush to buff in your concealer. A stiff brush won’t blend properly. Fluffier and bigger brushes are more diffused natural look. The tighter the brush the fuller the application. Don’t hold your brush like a pencil hold it at the base for a lighter touch.’

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New make-up, skincare and hair products to snap up in the post-Christmas sales

We’ve tested all the new launches to bring you the best of the best (yaaaass)

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The life of a beauty addict is never dull thanks to dozens of brand new make-up, skin and hair products launching every single week.

New launches always bring with them a lot of hype, and so it can be hard to tell whether that hype is actually warranted – because nobody wants to splash their hard earned cash on something they’ll eventually regret buying.

Fortunately for you, the Marie Claire online beauty team gets to test the lot of them way before they hit the shops, from the best mascara to the best moisturisers for dry skin.

We’ll be bringing you a break down of the best new releases you should be fighting to get your hands on before they sell out (which trust us, they will do).

So, what’s good this month?

French model, photographer and all-round ‘it girl’ Jeanne Damas has launched her own capsule line of lipsticks, Rouje, containing every lip colour you need from mauve-hued nude to classic red. For the ultimate Parisian cool girl feel, smudge them in with your finger rather than applying straight from the bullet. Dreamy.

Meanwhile Benefit is back once again with a superb liquid [roller] liner, expanding on the already excellent Roller Lash. Want proof of how good it is? I lent it to my sister and it survived a pre-Boxing Day sales shift in retail, without budging or smudging.

And Cover FX has released the perfect party multitasker, Shimmer Veils, which can be used on the eyes, lips and skin. Mix a little as a highlighter or apply directly to the eye for a shimmery shadow. Perfection.

Keep scrolling for our curated edit of the best new make-up launches and skincare drops, waving goodbye to your healthy bank balance in the process. Make sure you check back here for all the latest new beauty products 2019 brings in, as and when they’re announced.

It’s high time for a big beauty haul, we say…

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2019 make-up trends: 6 beauty brains predict the biggest looks for next year

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2019 makeup trends

A new year is fast approaching, so naturally 2019 make-up trends is the buzzword on everyone’s lips right now.

Love them or loathe them, beauty trends have a pretty big impact on the world of make-up. So even if you don’t follow the crowd, you can expect the below trends to filter into drugstores and beauty counters all all over the world next year.

With all that in mind, we decided to grill some of our favourite beauty brains to get their thoughts on what the most popular 2019 make-up trends will be.

Intrigued? Keep reading to find out their guesses (and when you’re done here, check out our experts’ 2019 hair trends predictions too).

Charlotte Tilbury, Brand Founder and Pro MUA

2019 make-up trends Charlotte Tilbury

Goddess Skin

‘Gorgeous, glowing skin is never not on trend, but next year it’s all about goddess spa-cleansed skin; think of that “just-stepped-out-of-a-facial” feeling with a replenished, restored and refreshed complexion. I’ve always believed that the key to a beautiful painting lies within creating a beautiful canvas, and that taking care of your skin with every day rituals is essential.

‘I have created a NEW miracle ‘spa-in-a-jar’ duo so everyone can double cleanse with the supernatural powers of a goddess, for perfect spa-cleansed skin at home! My Goddess Skin Ritual is all about bringing those backstage secrets to everyone in an educational, easy cleansing ritual with innovative, hard-working super- natural ingredients. First comes the citrus oil, second comes the charcoal – then it’s fresh, glowing, clean skin with a sparkle!’

Charlotte’s Goddess Cleansing Ritual launches in the UK on 26th December

Amy Conway, Bobbi Brown Senior PRO Artist

2019 make-up trends Amy Conway

The Sun-Kissed Sweep

‘A gorgeous new take on bronzer application as we move away from the heavy contoured cheekbones and into a healthier-looking bronze skin! This is the kind of trend that we love because it’s super wearable, easy to do and instantly makes us look more youthful.

‘The sun-kissed sweep is achieved by taking a matte bronzer across the cheeks and nose, focusing on the apple of the cheeks as opposed to the cheekbones. Then layer a cream highlighter on top to create that candle light glow.’

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Cher Webb, Pro MUA

2019 make-up trends

Pastel Eyes vs a Strong Lip

‘I can see an influx of colour coming onto the make-up scene for SS19. I predict a pastel palette for the eye and strong lip with not much else, just gorgeous balmy skin and natural groomed brows. 2018 was an experimental year for make-up and lots of colour was introduced, not only on the runway but also for everyday women. It’s less of a thing now to wear colour instead of neutrals, though I love how the jewel-toned shades of emerald for the eye have become a major trend on social media!

‘Next year will we will be following on from this with a beautiful makeup colour story… I see an array of fresh rosy pinks, mint pastel greens and baby yellow for the eye. My favourite look would be a pink glaze on the eye with a velvet matte oxblood lip. Divine!’

Caroline Barnes, Max Factor UK Ambassador

2019 make-up trends Caroline Barnes

Colour Clash

‘Just like the red lip trend took at least a couple of years before all your friends and colleagues adopted the look, the same goes for colour. Many of us have been sporting a neutral style make-up for a while now and bright, bold tones have been edging their way into our make-up bags but only as statement, one-off color blocking.

‘Next year color clash make-up will be a big trend. Think bright orange-based reds matched with soft blended lilac eyes, or peppermint liner matched with diffused sugar pink cheek and lips. The combinations are endless but, most importantly, colour is back with a splash and must be enjoyed to the max – with absolutely no age limits.’

Thea Green, Nails Inc Founder

Gen-Z Yellow

‘We’re hugely backing Gen Z Yellow as the colour for SS19. Bright, happy and zesty, whilst the millennial pink fatigue has really set in, this colour feels fresh and current for the new season.

‘We’re introducing a highly pigmented, sunshine yellow nail paired with a unique pigment bubble jelly shot for a hint of this trend. Our Gen Z nail colour works for every skin tone and is already the favourite nail shade of the entire Nails inc office for next season.’

Fancy a yellow mani over the holidays? Read all about the best nail salons in London here.

Claire Mulleady, MAC Global Senior Artist

Colour as an Accessory

‘Viewing make-up elements as an accessory is the way to approach vibrant colour for SS19. Colour works so well when it stands on its own so keeping the skin clean and fresh is key to pulling it off. M·A·C Chromalines (£17) are an easy to paint formula that allows you to express whatever you’re feeling. Become your own artist and mix them together for any colour on the spectrum.

‘It’s about being empowered through colour so choose your hue according to your mood, whether it’s a calming pastel or energy driven primary colour. Give the look a modern lived in feel through smudging, blurring and applying your colours with fingers. Play it bold and keep it bright.’

Which of these 2019 makeup trends is your favourite? Let us know on social at @marieclaireuk

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13 Best Foundations for Mature Skin, According to Makeup Artists

As much as we love foundation, it does have a temperamental tendency to highlight stuff we don’t want seen — arguably, something that can be more of an issue for mature skin, which benefits from moisturizing and nourishing formulas. Makeup artists call out their favorite foundations for those with mature skin.
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Sex makeup tutorials are the latest beauty vlogging trend

Have you ever wondered which beauty products will withstand a vigorous roll in the hay? These YouTube vloggers are here for you. The latest viral beauty trend is, uh, “penis appointment” makeup tutorials: quick, breezy looks for your everyday 2 a.m. hookup. As Mashable reports, sassy product gurus are sharing their tips and tricks for…
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You have to see the make-up bag Meghan took on the royal tour

It’s GENIUS

Meghan Markle’s first royal tour with Prince Harry might be over, but that doesn’t mean we’re done talking about the outfits/cute moments/baby news. (In case you missed it, here’s why they chose to announce the pregnancy in Australia.)

When you’re packing for a trip as big as, say, an official tour of four countries, your luggage is a huge part of the organisation when it comes to managing clothes, hair, make-up, etc.

We’ve snuck a peek at the make-up bag Meghan took with her and boy, it is GOOD. But first, a little backstory.

By now we’re all aware that Meghan’s good friend and MUA Daniel Martin was behind her make-up look for the royal wedding back in May.

Martin has recently launched his own (dreamy) vanity case with fashion label Cuyana, and it’ll have you questioning everything you thought you knew about make-up storage. Spoiler alert: ‘I actually gave Meghan and Harry this bag before their trip,’ he revealed in a recent interview.

So, why do we keep wanging on about how great these bags are? We’ll let Martin explain in his own words.

‘A lot of girls I know carry bags that don’t fit their foundation. Or if it does, it’s laying on its side or it’s in a flimsy kind of case,’ he explained to Allure. ‘So I took my Dior Undercover Foundation, which is a pretty standard height for foundation, and measured it from that.

‘If the bottle could stand tall, then you could fit a lot more things into the bag. I wanted to create a bag that you could put your full face in, that’s foundation, concealer, bronzer or blush, a small eyeshadow quad, and lipsticks.’

The bags have a larger base to make sure things can stand up properly, a removable inside wallet and come in five different colours. But they’re not just great for make-up, they’re perfect for skincare and grooming products, too (hence why Harry also has one).

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‘For guys, our stuff tends to be a bit bigger, whether it’s a deodorant stick or a cleanser. So I really thought about how versatile this bag could be, regardless of what you want to put in it.

‘The most important thing, though, was that whatever you had inside could stand up.’ See what I mean? Genius.

The Vanity Sets retail for $ 110 but, good news, they ship to the UK. We’ll take ten, please.

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