Get a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair Beauty Prep
By now, we’re guessing you’ve seen the instantly-iconic image of Caitlyn Jenner on the cover of Vanity Fair. The stunning 65-year-old, formerly known to the world as Bruce, looked utterly gorgeous in a sleek satin one piece and tousled curls. While Caitlyn’s stunning metamorphasis is what caught our eye initially, the true beauty of the cover comes from the unrelenting sense of bravery Caitlyn has demonstrated throughout her transition. Laverne Cox, the transgender actress, producer and activist spoke out about Jenner’s photos in a Tumblr post. She writes, “Yes, Caitlyn looks amazing and is beautiful but what I think is most beautiful about her is her heart and soul, the ways she has allowed the world into her vulnerabilities. The love and devotion she has for her family and that they have for her. Her courage to move past denial into her truth so publicly. These things are beyond beautiful to me.”
We couldn’t agree more that it is important first and foremost to give props to Caitlyn for all the progress she represents (and for her own personal journey), we can’t deny that she looks stunning on the magazine cover. And as beauty mavens, we were excited to see that Vanity Fair‘s beauty editor, SunHee Grinnell had revealed exactly what went into Caitlyn’s cover look.
Vanity Fair called in an all-star glam squad for this monumental moment including makeup artist Mark Carrasquillo, hairstylist giant Oribe and celebrity manicurist Deborah Lippmann. Scroll on down to check out some of the highlighted products discussed in the article.
1. Tom Ford Traceless Foundation SPF 15 ($80): After some pre-makeup prep, Carrasquillo began by applying this natural-finish, long-wearing, humidity-resistant foundation that hydrates and evens skin.
2. Sculpting Powder by Kevyn Aucoin ($44): Carrasquillo skipped the typical eyeshadow application and used this contouring product instead by softly blending it in her crease and along her lower lashes.
3. Serge Lutens Lip Pencil ($55) While Caitlyn does rock some bold red lips in the editorial spread, she isn’t wearing any in the cover shot. Instead she’s sporting this nude colored lip pencil with a bit of balm. Yes, we will be borrowing that pro tip, thanks very much.
5. Signature Royal Blowout Heat Styling Spray ($64): After that, he applied this styling spray to create lasting volume.
6. Lady Is a Tramp ($18): For Caitlyn’s first ever covergirl manicure, Lippmann decided to embrace the color that had become a statement throughout the shoot in this sultry shade of red.
What are your thoughts on Caitlyn Jenner’s debut? Let us know in the comments.
(Photo via Vanity Fair)
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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