This Week in Music: Colbie Caillat Likes You With Your Makeup Off and Your Hair Down

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Colbie Caillat’s new music video for the song “Try” is both sentimental and empowering.

“Try” is a ballad the Caillat co-wrote with Babyface over a year ago. The premise of the song is embracing natural beauty, and it features a medium tempo piano melody that will stay with you long after the song is over.

In the music video, several women in plain white tank tops mouth the words to the song as they reveal their make-up free faces.

Caillat also stips down to her bare face, even removing her hair extensions.

The real shocker for me was realizing that this gorgeous woman is actually bald.

Try video

My God, I hope I look that good bald!

Of all the song’s lyrics, I love the last verse the most. “Take your make up off, let your hair down, take a breath, look into the mirror, at yourself, don’t you like you? Cause I like you,” Caillat sings as the piano melody begins winding down.

It’s refreshing to see some natural beauty every once in a while. So ladies, take a moment today to admire yourself in the mirror after removing your makeup.

Enjoy the music video here:

 

Lupita Nyong’o Glows in New Lancôme Campaign Ad

Photo Credit: The Hollywood Reporter

Oscar winning actress Lupita Nyong’o is the face of the new campaign ad for Lancôme’s Teint Idole Ultra 24H Long Lasting Foundation.

“The secret I never intended to keep: @lancomeUSA#TeintIdoleUltra24H,” reads the caption on the photo posted to her Instagram account on Tuesday.

The 31-year-old Kenyan beauty joins brand supporters Julia Roberts, Kate Winslet, Penelope Cruz and Lily Collins.

The French brand hand picked Nyong’o for the campaign earlier this year saying,

Her instinctive and sophisticated talent and one of a kind beauty, both delicate and strength-exuding, has taken the world by storm. She is an outstanding example of a natural beauty; confident and simply true to herself, she embraces life with freshness, citing happiness as the most attractive form of radiance.

Radiant she is, with her chocolaty-smooth skin and gorgeous brown eyes.

“I am truly honored to join the Maison Lancôme, a brand with such a prestigious history and that I have always loved,” the 12 Years a Slave star said.

“Lupita is by essence the Lancôme woman,” said Françoise Lehmann, General Manager of Lancôme International.  “A strikingly beautiful and intelligent woman, serenely but strongly living her life her own way, Lupita has this special kind of aura both enlightening and deep.”

Nyong’o’s flawless campaign photos radiate extreme beauty and femininity. Lancôme could not have chosen a better ambassador.

 

Happy 51st Birthday, Johnny Depp!

Jhonny Depp et Marion Cotillard pour l'avant première de Public Enemies

I cannot believe that Johnny Depp is 51 today!

The actor has accomplished so much thus far, including getting his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and winning a Golden Globe for his performance in Sweeny Rodd.

Whenever I think of Johnny Depp, I remember the all of the crazy character transformations he’s gone through over the years. With each new film, I wonder how he made it out of the dressing room without having a heart attack after seeing himself in the mirror!

Thankfully, my all-time favorite film of his is Rum Diary, in which he appears as his normal self.

However, in honor of his birthday today, how about we take a trip down memory lane and marvel over the amazing masterpieces the makeup artists have created out of Johnny Depp?

1. Edward Scissorhands, 1990

Edward Scissorhands

In this Tim Burton film, Johnny Depp plays a man with scissors for hands. He becomes the town hairdresser. It makes no sense to me how he could have such unruly hair with that profession.

2. Pirates of the Caribbean Series, 2003, 2006, 2007,  & 2011


Johnny Depp plays Captian Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean series, one of his most famous roles. I think he was born to be a pirate.

3. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, 2005

Willy Wonka
I honestly wouldn’t have known that Willy Wonka was played by Johnny Depp in this film if he wasn’t credited as a lead actor. They cover every trace of Native American on this man’s face with white powder. And what is up with this haircut?!

4. Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, 2007

Tim Burton must have really wanted Johnny Depp to be a hairdresser in another life. Here he plays an evil barber whose real name is Benjamin Barker. Definitely loving the white streak.

5. Alice in Wonderland, 2010

Mad Hatter

How much money do you have to pay a man to let you do this to his face? They went all out for Johnny Depp’s Mad Hatter lookgreen eyes and all.

I can’t wait to see what the makeup artists have in store for Mr. Depp next.

Happy 51st birthday, Johnny!