Drew Barrymore Has an Easy Trick to Make Your Concealer Work Harder
Drew Barrymore, who’s not just an actress but also at the helm of a beauty brand, recently gave fans a peek inside her makeup bag. In an interview with Leandra Medine of Man Repeller, Barrymore discusses which character she’s played she relates to the most, and explains how to best hide those under-eye bags.
Barrymore, who has been on our radar since E.T. and continued to bring us iconic films like Never Been Kissed and The Wedding Singer, has worked with some of the best makeup artists in the world… and she’s learned a few beauty tricks of her own. For her Walmart-stocked cosmetics brand FLOWER Beauty, she created a light-reflecting pigment that you put on under your concealer to make it more effective.
The Brightening Primer is a part of her four-product Hollywood Secret Concealer Kit ($14), which also includes two shades of concealer and an anti-redness concealer. Basically the whole kit has you covered! After putting on the white pigmented primer, Barrymore says that for under-eye bags, she uses it liberally: “I just put it all over.” No under-eye circles for only $14? That’s a lot of bang for your buck!
As for the movie character she feels she is? “I am Josie Grossie,” Barrymore repeats multiple times. “I feel so passionate about that movie, because it’s just a metaphor. It’s how we feel. I love empathy, and I love kindness, and goodness. When shit goes down in your life, it’s supposed to make you more nurturing, caring, and compassionate, and [give you] thinner skin, so you actually feel more. Not that you’re weaker. And so that movie feels like to me the essence of what growing up feels like,” she says.
And why she creates such high quality products for such an affordable price? “To me, Never Been Kissed and Flower Beauty, I want it to be an all-ages party and everyone’s invited. I want it to be an all-economics party, and everyone’s invited. You don’t have to be a certain age, or have a certain income — everyone is welcome.” Check out her full interview below:
What concealer tricks work for you? Tell us @BritandCo!
(h/t Man Repeller, photos via Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty + Flower Beauty)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)