All posts for the month April, 2012


Published April 26, 2012 by leaveittogossip

Ricky Martin to Host Obama Fundraiser


President Obama’s next trip to NYC will include a Ricky Martin-hosted event put on by the LGBT Leadership Council, Obama for America and the Futuro Fund. The party, to take place at the Rubin Museum of Art, will try to court two key constituencies the President’s re-election campaign: gays and Latinos and will cost between $5,000 and $35,800 to attend.

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Zoe Saldaña is first ‘Cosmopolitan for Latinas’ cover girl

Published April 26, 2012 by leaveittogossip


Zoe Saldana graces the cover of the premiere issue of “Cosmopolitan for Latinas,” a new women’s lifestyle magazine targeted at English-speaking Latinas that will be hitting newsstands May 1.

We don’t know if Saldana talked about dating Bradley Cooper, but she does talk about being a Latina (she was born in Passaic, N.J., to a Puerto Rican mother and Dominican father).

“People think of Latina women as being fiery and fierce, which is usually true. But I think the quality that so many Latinas possess is strength. I’m very proud to have Latin blood.”

Readers also can connect with Cosmopolitan for Latinas on myriad social platforms, including Twitter (@CosmoForLatinas), Facebook ( and Pinterest ( The magazine’s web site,, will go live on May 1.

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Shades of Coral

Published April 25, 2012 by leaveittogossip


Music festival season is here and brings with it your alter ego – a bohemian carefree version of yourself that has been counting down the days to come out and let go! Giving you the perfect opportunity to try things a little differently with your makeup + hair. In the upcoming weeks we’ll break it down as simply as possible, starting today with your lips. And I believe there is only one route to take and it’s coral! Red is too elegant or retro, vamp is too winter and pink is a little too girlie… making coral the perfect choice. It’s a warm + earthy shade that pairs perfectly with boho tops and cutoffs. And I’m not talking about a soft coral that we wear so beautifully in our every day lives! I’m talking about a bright coral that’s strong enough to anchor your alter ego’s ethereal hippie attire. So find your shade + finish below and you’re all set with one less thing to think about when packing!
CORAL RED WITH A GLOSSY FINISH: Dior Addict Extreme in Riviera with a golden tan is heaven.
CORAL POPPY TINTED LIP BALM: Tarte LipSurgence in Spirited is perfect if you hate feeling like you’re wearing more than chapstick, and the color really pops on fair skin (I used it in the shot above on Krysten Ritter for her premiere of Life Happens! on Monday and was so happy with how it photographed on the red carpet).
TRUE CORAL IN A MATTE FINISH: Bite High Pigment Matte Pencil in Zinfandel is electric and makes such a gorgeous statement on all skin tones.
SHIMMER CORAL IN A SATIN FINISH: Covergirl Blast Flipstick in Stunner has a bright orange-coral on one side and an orangey-gold shimmer on the other side, making it the perfect fiery choice for medium to dark skin tones.
Coming soon: Festival eyes… Look out!
The Beauty Department

Pretty in Pink

Published April 25, 2012 by leaveittogossip


THE JUST-BITTEN STAIN: This little beauty delivers a sheer stain to add color in a very fairy tale, “I have naturally bright pink lips, sorry!” kind of way. TBD Favorite: YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis in #14.

THE HIGH PAY-OFF TINTED BALM: This is for those of us who hate the feeling of wearing more than a lip balm, but don’t want to sacrifice color! TBD Favorite: Tarte LipSurgence in Amused.

THE INTENSE GLOSS: This is for the girl who loves a shiny glossy lip but still wants to rock a bright shade. TBD Favorite: NARS Larger Than Life Gloss in Place Vendome.

THE HIGH-PIGMENT MATTE CRAYON: This wonder stick is for the retro girl who loves the classic edge of a matte lip. TBD Favorite: Bite Beauty Matte Pencil in Grapevine.

THE DAREDEVIL MATTE GLOSS-STAIN HYBRID: This goodness-in-a-tube is like nothing you’ve ever felt before! It stains your lip for hours but in a matte finish and comes in the brightest array of colors possible. TBD Favorite: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tars in Brights.

Which is your favorite? What drugstore brands do you find have the most pink payoff?

The Beauty Department