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Helena Bonham Carter on the Cover of Vogue UK

Hiya Poutlings

Vogue UK have dedicated their July 2013 issue to Ageless style, which as stated by them “celebrates women who possess a distinctive style that transcends age.”

Helena Bonham Carter on the cover of Vogue - Ageless Style Issue

Helena Bonham Carter on the cover of Vogue – Ageless Style Issue

Helena Bonham Carter is on the cover, and in my eyes this woman can really do no wrong, not only is she simply gorgeous, she encapsulates everything that “ageless style” means to me. She wears a Ralph Lauren dress and an Agent Provacteur corset while her hair is untypically sleeked back and decorated with a feather head piece. How beautiful, albeit, slightly over retouched does she look?

Helena has always drawn attention, not only to her roles but her quirky styles. Everything about her is extravagant with the tousled locks to tattered, corseted, and draped dresses to eye-catchy accessories. Regardless of being a regular on various worst-dressed lists she always stay true to her style and even got a fashion gig in 2011 with Marc Jacobs.

The photo shoot was shot by the famous fashion duo Mert & Marcus, and is mostly in black and white showing Helena in corsets and dramatic hats. The styling is quite reflective of Helena’s style and is yet very refined. In the interview she speaks of learning from her various roles about being a mother, actress and a wife to husband, Tim Burton.

“The research is what I get off on. My mom is a psychologist and I’m very similar to her. I love the challenge of working a character out. Ultimately, I don’t agree to do a film because I think it’s going to be a success. I do it because I think I’m going to learn something from the character I’m playing. I’m not sure what yet, but I know I’m going to learn something from Elizabeth [Taylor]. I know that, somehow, I’m going to grow as a soul from playing her.”

Helena Bonham Carter on the cover of Vogue - Ageless Style Issue

Helena Bonham Carter on the cover of Vogue – Ageless Style Issue

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Makeup LOVES Johnny!

Hi Pouters!

Johnny Depp’s latest movie venture as Barnabas Collins in the Tim Burton film adaptation of Dark Shadows, show cases, rather a lot of makeup. But this isn’t the first time he’s slathered on the cosmetics for a role!

Johnny has made a career out of playing characters with outlandish makeup jobs. So, after seeing a trailer on TV for Dark Shadows yesterday, why should we not revisit a few of these roles.

So I present to you, dear Pouting Readers –  Johnny Depp’s most makeup-tastic roles in order of the heaviness of the cosmetics.

Oh, I feel it unncecessary to point out, but I’ll do it anyway, the majority of the most makeup heavy roles were directed by the one and only Tim Burton.


Barnabas Collins. White skin? Purple shading? Strangely pointy hair? What the heck sort of vampire is this? Once Barnabas new look had a moment to sink, I realized that perhaps I shouldn’t have been so surprised.

ED WOOD, Ed Wood

This is more for the cross dressing factor, than the amount of makeup. The Tim Burton directed biopic told the tale of the notoriously terrible director Ed Wood. Ed was also a transvestite, so naturally Johnny ended up dressing accordingly for the movie. It might be a little hard to see because of the film being in black-and-white, but there’s definitely some lipstick action going on here. And of course, black-and-white films tend to use a different sort of makeup than that used for color. Makeup artists – you can probably imagine how much extra it would take to get all that shading and contrast in greyscale.

WILLY WONKA, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

There is nothing too outrageous here, however, there’s an artificiality to the Willy Wonka look that puts it slightly higher up on the not-at-all-made-up-to-violently-made-up scale. He’s kind of got the same coloring as his candy…just a little more subtle, but you ALREADY noticed that, right??

CAPTAIN JACK SPARROW, The Pirates of the Caribbean Series

Eyeliner! Guyliner, if you will! Massive amounts of it! But not much else in the way of bizarre-looking makeup; the rest of it is really just the standard grime that ends up transferring itself to you when you sail the high seas for months at a time. Of course there was that time when he got captured and all painted up by a bunch of islanders who believed he was the human incarnation of their god…

SWEENEY TODD, Sweeney Todd: Demon of Barber Street

Aha! The first of the “Whoa! That’s a lot of look!” looks! With a totally white face and a wild mane of black hair shot through with a streak of white, Johnny looks appropriately serial killer-esque as the Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Just make sure you keep him away from the straight razors. Things could get messy.

TONTO, The Lone Ranger

The Lone Ranger isn’t due out until 2013, but images from it have already begun appearing—and Tonto as played by Johnny Depp has Jack Sparrow’s dreads, Sweeney Todd’s black-and-white face, and a dead raven on his head. Classy.

EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, Edward Scissorhands

Edward’s origins were in a sketch Tim Burton drew as a teenager; and amazingly, Johnny looks exactly like the sketch come to life. Those scissorhand prosthetics are really something else, aren’t they?

THE MAD HATTER, Alice in Wonderland

By far the most makeup-heavy role Johnny has ever taken on. Is that really him under all that? Yes. Yes it is.

Hope you enjoyed going through Johnny’s most makeup-esque roles, in my opinion anway.



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Top 10 Fabulous Halloween Costume Ideas

So Pouters;

It’s 1 day to go till the parties start and you still don’t have a costume to wear for Halloween, what do you do? You listen to Marinda of course! While my costume is going to be top secret till the big reveal (hehe!), I’ve had so many ideas floating in my head of late, so I’ve decided to list a few of my favourite Halloween costumes of all time, just coz I’m cool like that.

10) Ali from Burlesque

9) Nina from Black Swan

8 ) Alice from Alice in Wonderland

7) Arwen from The Lord of the Rings

6)Neytiri from Avatar

5) Bellatrix Lestrange from Harry Potter

4) Valerie from Red Riding Hood

3) Princess Leia from Star Wars

2) Cruella De Ville from 101 Dalmations

1) Emily from Corpse Bride

Are you attending any parties? If so, who’s party is it? Or are you going to a special event? Tell us all about it and send us a photo of your outfit to poutperfection@gmail.com, we’re excited to see it!

And remember to stay classy and fabulous this Halloween!

Peace and love…



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Makeup Looks by Michelle Phan for Halloween

I love Halloween. Not because it’s evil or scary or any of that nonsence, but because it’s the one time of the year where you can put on as much makeup as you want, dress totally over-the-top and look absolutely different and NOBODY can say anything about it. It’s the night you can be anything you want!

So with just a week to go till the Halloween parties start, I thought I’d throw out some ideas for my fabulous pouters out there for their makeup. Why do the same thing as everyone else when you know you’re more fabulous than the rest? Go all out and outshine the rest!

Here are a few makeup ideas I’ve found online from the amazing Michelle Phan that are absolutely fabulous for Halloween:

Michelle’s Tim Burton Inspired look:

Michelle’s Seductive Vampire look:

Michelle’s Lady Gaga Bad Romance look:

Michelle’s Barbie Transformation:

Michelle’s Catwoman look:

Michelle’s Lady Gaga Pokerface look:

Hope these pointers help! I’ll be back with more ideas for Halloween. Have a lovely Friday Pouters.


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