Beauty Buzz: Chanel Stokes the Smokey Eye Trend, Cameron Diaz Turns to the Dark Side, and Watch This Guy Turn Into Kim Kardashian


We’re all still gagging of the gorgeous Café de Chanel that opened up at Paris Fashion Week, but we couldn’t get over the brasserie’s select patrons. For the Ladies who lunch, Sam McKnight mussed up the classic French roll with a bit of Bumble and Bumble’s DrySpun and held it together with black ribbons and #CCertified gold clasps and chospticks. Tom Pecheux topped off their looks with a clean cat eye. McKnight channeled the sharp waiter with a slick ponytail pasted with L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni.Art Glue while Pecheux added a swatch of grey smoke over the brows and onto the lids, stoking the haute and hazy eye looks that took over Paris runways. []

It looks like Benji Madden is starting to rub off on Cameron Diaz. The star debuted a darker hair hue over the weekend when the pair stepped out for a date night, but that wasn’t the only big change. She also showed off a fresh nose piercing, similar to the one Madden’s sported for years. And the best part is that she totally pulls it off! [People]

To say Filipino actor and makeup maestro Paolo Ballesteros is a chameleon is a massive understatement. His Instagram is surging thanks to a series of snaps of the up-and-comer transforming himself into almost every female celebrity, including part of the Kardashian clan, Dakota Johnson, Cate Blanchett, and many more. Now we’re dying to see how the transformation happens. This calls for an About Face! [The Huffington Post]

Mad Men has become a throwback landmark, influencing everything from TV formats to fashion. Now the series is celebrating the end of the ‘60s with Birchbox, linking up with subscription box service to curate a collection of men’s must-have and choice beauty buys. Plus, the pair will serve of fresh video how-to’s to help you to capture the look of the times. As Co-founder and co-chief executive officer of Birchbox, Katia Beauchamp, explained, “We curated a selection of products that captures the flavor of that era while maintaining a modern sensibility — for example, a bold lip in an easy to use pencil and a soft hold paste for a relaxed take on the men’s hairstyles.” [WWD]

In the wake of International Women’s Day, L’Oréal USA has named three women scientists as International Rising Talents for its L’Oréal-UNESCO Women in Science initiative. The winners will receive additional grant support for their research, receive special mentorship and training from the program’s alumnae, as well as receive international exposure for their work, including in the fields of neuroscience and evolutionary biology. Talk about girl power! [WWD]