Olivia Wilde Swears by Brow Pencil, Liquid Liner, and This Natural Face Oil


“I’m a mom. I’ve got a job. I’m super-lazy,” says a fresh-faced Olivia Wilde of her laid-back beauty routine. Her demanding schedule (she has two dramas due out later this year) and nonchalance aside, the actress never looks anything short of a movie star. Before heading out for the day in Brooklyn, Wilde, her shoulder-skimming brunette lengths scraped back in a half bun, serves up a play-by-play on her beauty routine, replete with makeup hacks and whip-smart one-liners.

As chief brand activist for True Botanicals, an all-natural line out of California, nontoxic skin care is a vital part of the equation for the mother of two. She begins by misting on the brand’s Renew Hydrating Nutrient Mist, then slathers on Pure Radiance Oil, a sinks-right-in serum that doubles as her moisturizer. And forget foundation—for Wilde, a few taps of concealer under the eyes will do the trick. “I, like many people in the ’90s, really wanted to have Kate Moss’s eyebrows,” she confesses while filling in her arches with a pencil. “So I tweezed off all of mine and they never came back. But it’s okay, because we can fake it.”

Gleefully skipping mascara, thanks to her supernatural lash extensions, she then uses a liquid liner to slash subtle flicks on the outer corners of her piercing blue eyes. “I’d say the main ingredient in my makeup routine is saliva,” she says, wetting a cotton swab on her tongue before refining each wing to razor-sharp effect. “I don’t really use brushes, I just use my fingers, because I have them with me at all times,” she explains while pressing highlighter into her cheekbones, then blending soft pink blush onto the apples of her cheeks and lips, a coat of Rodin Lip Balm adding a hint of color and shine. “One last thing!” she exclaims. “I’m going to put on some deodorant, for everyone’s sake.” Once she performs a swift smell check underneath each arm, she lets out a sigh of satisfaction. Apparently perspiration becomes no one—not even Olivia Wilde.

Director: Lucas Flores Piran
Filmed at the Williamsburg Hotel

Source: Vogue

Olivia Wilde on Motherhood and Why It’s Important to Stay Woke About Beauty

Google actress Olivia Wilde’s name and you’ll find an impressive reel that includes credits like Her and Vinyl, which is, of course, not surprising. What may be surprising, however, is that Wilde quietly teamed up with eco-beauty brand True Botanicals earlier this summer. “I feel lucky to be their chief brand activist, because I have the chance to introduce people to a safer way to feel beautiful,” says Wilde. Here, she sounds off on adventures at Whole Foods, set life on the show House, and which products she trusts for her ethereal glow.

Was motherhood the big wake up call in cleaning up your beauty routine?
Yes, absolutely. We often don’t consider what we’re putting on our skin until we’re responsible for growing another human. Why can’t we be that thoughtful on behalf of just ourselves? I was struck by how serious the warnings were about the dangers of skincare while pregnant. Why is it okay to expose ourselves to such harmful chemicals at any point in our lives?

How did you find out about the lack of regulation in the beauty industry?
I was not aware of the complete and utter lack of regulation in the American beauty industry until I met Hillary [Peterson] and Christina [Mace-Turner] from True Botanicals. I knew the US was behind in terms of regulation, but I was not aware of just how far behind. The EU has banned more than 1300 ingredients. The US has banned 20. It is beyond shocking. It’s sad.

What upset you the most about it?
Why are we allowing ourselves to be used and abused by corporations who profit from our consumption of dangerous chemicals? Not to mention the fact that the skyrocketing rates of cancer are only creating more profit for some of those same corporations. It is appalling.

Going clean, or cleaner, can be confusing. Did you end up going the Whole Foods route at first?
Yes, years ago I dove head first into the organic skincare aisle, knowing I should cut out my toxic skincare routine, but ultimately not finding the results I was looking for. Unfortunately, many people give up after a bad experience with one or two organic skincare brands, without researching the alternatives, and end up going back to their trusted toxic products that may work in the short run, but are definitely not the best for your health, not to mention the planet.

Hillary is pretty rad. How did you two connect?
I was a fan of TB before we met, and once I sat down with her, I felt an even deeper connection to their mission. I have such deep respect for her journey from cancer survivor to skincare revolutionary. She has a real love for the products themselves, their ingredients, and the farmers producing them. She is approaching this business from a truly organic place. Pun intended!

Can you tell me what you like most about True Botanicals? The efficacy? The independent clinicals?
The efficacy is what blows me away, to be honest. I am a sucker for the incredible luxury of the products themselves, and the experience of using them (my bathroom smells like a northern Cali woodsy spa) but I was skeptical that using face oils could actually clear acne, for example. I can swear to you that they absolutely deliver on that promise, and so much more. I feel so much more comfortable in my skin. I glow. I smell amazing. My skin is clear and dewy. And I don’t need to worry about kissing my kids and getting toxic creams on their precious virgin skin. I actually use TB on their skin too! The entire household uses the shampoo, conditioner, and body moisturizer.

What are some of your favorite products?
The Renew Pure Radiance Oil ($110, barneys.com) is my absolutely #1 favorite must have product, and I use it twice a day. It is not greasy, it absorbs directly into the skin, it makes my makeup actually look better, and it outperformed La Mer in a blind clinical trial for anti ageing so count me in. The Cellular Repair Serum ($140, barneys.com) is the best serum I’ve found. I mix it with the Vitamin C ($95, barneys.com) powder three times a week, and wear it on its own the other nights. It makes my skin feel younger, without burning off 5 layers of skin. I also LOVE the Nutrient Mist ($48, barneys.com).

Has this interest in safety and sustainability impacted how you approach your home or your closet?
I do try and remain conscious of everything I bring into our home, and do my best to keep it free of the insane chemicals found in most household cleaners. Ever since I was on House and we started every episode searching the patient’s house for cleaners, because most horrendous health problems can be traced to exposure to toxic chemicals, I stopped bringing any of that crap into my home. Here’s the real point to all this: there are effective alternatives to the garbage now! We don’t need to compromise our health to get results. Hallelujah.

What do you wish more people knew about conscious beauty?
That it works, if you find the right products. Most organic skincare lines are not put together with the extensive research, and the investment into whole, high quality ingredients, as True Botanicals.

Source: W Magazine

Michael Moore, Mark Ruffalo Lead Trump Tower Protest After Broadway Play

Olivia Wilde and Zoe Kazan were among those who led chants after the show, attended by Harvey Weinstein, Georgina Chapman and Marisa Tomei.
Tuesday night’s audience of Michael Moore’s Broadway play The Terms of My Surrender were invited to partake in a post-performance protest outside Trump Tower in New York City — co-hosted by Mark Ruffalo.

“It’s a little field trip!” Ruffalo told ticket holders, including Harvey Weinstein, his wife Georgina Chapman, Marisa Tomei and Fisher Stevens, while chatting candidly with Moore onstage at the Belasco Theatre (previous surprise guests of the one-man show include Bryan Cranston, Keith Olbermann, Maxine Waters and Gloria Steinem). He informed the attendees of the one-man show — which Moore describes as a “12-step meeting for the Democratic Party”; it runs through Oct. 22 — that 200 of them would be driven the few blocks uptown on double-decker buses to Trump Tower, where president Donald Trump is staying during his brief visit (Moore encouraged the rest of the audience to walk over as well). The demonstration — which doubled as a candlelight vigil for Charlottesville, Va., victim Heather Heyer — followed the rally that took place the day before, when Trump first arrived in NYC. It was further fueled by Trump’s divisive defense of the weekend’s White Nationalist Rally, which was broadcast a few hours before the play began.

After a short bus ride up Sixth Avenue, Moore addressed the crowd outside Trump Tower. “He’s in there right now,” he said, pointing up to Trump’s penthouse. “We are here to perform a citizen’s arrest — well, there’s lots of police here, maybe they’ll do it for us! It’d be easier, right?”

Ruffalo kicked off the chants with a brief speech. “We’re here today to commemorate a life of an American that was killed by a Nazi on American soil. Let’s say her name so Donald Trump can hear what’s happened here — he’s allowed these people, he’s allowed fascism, he’s allowed the KKK, he’s allowed Nazis to show their ugly face, and we’re here to remind him there’s a cost for that. Americans have died because of that. Say her name: Heather Heyer!”

Olivia Wilde and Tom Sturridge, currently starring in the Broadway play 1984 next door to Moore, joined the demonstration immediately after their own performance. Wilde was spontaneously asked to lead a chant: “Stand up for justice! Stand up for America! Trump is not a legitimate president! Trump is not America!” Zoe Kazan, wearing a tee that read “Choose Love,” also led one: “We reject fascism! We reject white supremacy! We reject Neo-Nazis! We will not accept white supremacy in the White House!”

Before the rally, Ruffalo referred to the audience as “the Avengers” and commented on Trump’s press conference. “It was very disconcerting…. Basically our president today backed up and supported the Nazi, alt-right, KKK, and equated the left to the Nazis, as if there’s two sides. Back when we fought World War II and there were two sides, it was the Nazis and the rest of the world trying to stop them, and that’s where we find ourselves in America today, sadly. But we have a president that instead of standing up against them, actually [is] making excuses for them,” he said. “I’m actually really heartbroken, since this death and this violence and this whole new political paradigm that we find ourselves in where Nazis are actually out in the open without their hoods and without hiding, killing Americans — I’m really sad. I’m really scared.” Still, he added a bit of advice: “If you’re losing hope, you’re not doing enough.”

Moore also addressed Trump’s defense of the Charlottesville rally at the top of the show, when he usually discusses the latest headlines. “None of us can remember when an American president defended white nationalists…. After it was over, I had tears in my eyes, because it really showed me that this guy is not just crazy — he has an agenda, and he’s mad that he said what they made him say, and he walked it all back.” He closed the opening section with a joke: “When they finally indict him, when they finally arrest him, my only real question is, Do they try him as an adult?”

Though the post-show protests were initially teased when the new production was announced in May, Tuesday night’s demonstration was the first time the plan was executed during the show’s Broadway run. “There might be some impromptu excursions after the show to places that might be nearby. You can do the math,” director Michael Mayer told reporters at the time. “I think everyone’s going to be having a unique, exciting and politically incendiary experience.”

The protest — during which the speech portion lasted 15 minutes, and wrapped two hours after the show’s curtain — was filled with fellow protestors (and, of course, those hoping to see a celebrity and get a movie poster signed by Moore). Wearing a cap that read “No Surrender,” Moore shared his gratitude while leaving the Midtown intersection: “Thanks everybody for participating in this.”

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Olivia Wilde Is the Queen of Golden Globes Fashion

See Who Else Slays the Gown Game!

We’re excited to ooh and ahh over gorgeous gowns on the 2017 Golden Globes red carpet on Sunday, but the upcoming ceremony also reminds us of the celebs who’ve consistently brought their A-game to awards shows past.

Olivia Wilde slays the game every time the Golden Globes roll around, and last year was no exception. The 32-year-old actress turned heads in a plunging, ruby red sequined Michael Kors gown that hugged every curve perfectly and was paired beautifully with a gem-encrusted Bulgari necklace.

And that was just one of many stunning looks Wilde has debuted over the years. There was the shimmering, long-sleeved emerald Gucci gown the Vinyl star wore when she was pregnant with son Otis in 2014…

..and she looked like a princess in this chocolate brown Marchesa confection and killer gold heels in 2011.

Source: Entertainment Tonight

Olivia Wilde just had her second baby and her name is perfection

Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis have welcomed a baby girl into the world

We love a cute celebrity newborn photo, but we love them even more when they come with the announcement of one of the cutest names we’ve heard in a while

Which is why huge congratulations are in order for Olivia Wilde and her fiancé, Jason Sudeikis, who have just welcomed their second child into the world – a baby girl – and we reckon her name is pure perfection.

Jason and Olivia, who have been engaged since 2013, shared a sweet photo of their new arrival on Instagram with the caption: ‘There goes the neighborhood. Daisy Josephine Sudeikis. Born, like a boss, on #internationaldayofthegirl.’

There goes the neighborhood. Daisy Josephine Sudeikis. Born, like a boss, on #internationaldayofthegirl. ❤️

Una foto publicada por Olivia Wilde (@oliviawilde) el

Olivia Wilde, 32, and Jason Sudeikis, 41, first announced that they were expecting a second child back in April when Olivia posted a photo of her baby bump on Instagram. The cute snap showed her sat next to her two-year-old son Otis as they both pat their bellies, and was captioned with ‘matching baby bumps’.

Matching baby bumps. ✌️

Una foto publicada por Olivia Wilde (@oliviawilde) el

Former Saturday Night Live writer Jason has been dating Olivia since 2011, but apparently the couple have no plans to tie the knot any time soon. Earlier this year on Saturday Night Live, Jason joked that the pair wouldn’t be walking down the aisle ‘until weed is legal in every state.’

Until recently, the actress and model had been tight-lipped on the gender of her second baby. But taking to Twitter back in September, Olivia announced that she was expecting a baby girl as she tweeted her support for Hillary Clinton in the US presidential elections.

Sharing a video circulated by the Democratic candidate on Twitter, Olivia wrote: “As someone who is about to have a daughter, this hits me deep in my core. #NeverTrump

The video features girls of all ages looking in the mirror as clips of Donald Trump quotes are played in which he critiques women’s looks. The message, according to Hillary Clinton, is that ‘when Donald Trump speaks about women, our daughters can hear him.’ And it evidently resonated with mother-to-be Olivia Wilde.

Source: Marie Claire UK

I’m ‘literally about to have a baby,’ so vote for ‘reproductive rights’

Olivia Wilde: I’m ‘literally about to have a baby,’ so vote for ‘reproductive rights’

Olivia Wilde: I’m ‘literally about to have a baby,’ so vote for ‘reproductive rights’

October 14, 2016 (NewsBusters) — This November, Olivia Wilde is casting her vote for “reproductive rights,” something she defines as a “basic human right.”

In a YouTube video released Tuesday, the 32-year-old actress encouraged Americans to vote based on the issues they care about. For her, she said, that means voting on “reproductive rights.” (She avoided the word “abortion.”)

“This election cycle I’m thinking a lot about reproductive rights,” she began. “Everyone’s right to plan when they want to have a family.”

The topic, Wilde said, was “on my mind” because “I’m literally about to have a baby.” The star first announced in April that she was expecting her second child, a girl, with fiancé Jason Sudeikis.

For Wilde, “reproductive rights” meant “to be able to decide exactly how and when and why and where I want to have a baby” – choices she also called “a basic human right.”

Source: Life Site News

Margot Robbie, Reedus, Ryan Gosling Read Mean Tweets on ‘Jimmy Kimmel’

The tenth iteration of “Mean Tweets” is here — this time with Margot Robbie, Norman Reedus, Ryan Gosling and more reading scathing and hilarious tweets on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Wednesday night.

Hugh Grant kicked things off: “Watching Hugh Grant and his stutteringly pathetic ‘charm’ is about as appealing to me as closing my scrotum in a DVD case,” he read.

“Do y— … Are these real, or do you make them up to be especially nasty?” Grant asked with stutteringly pathetic charm.

Melissa McCarthy got to read, “Melissa McCarthy is the Madea of white people.”

“The Walking Dead” star Reedus took a bite out of an apple after reading an especially suggestive tweet.

Paul Rudd took some heat for being an everyman. His tweet read, “Paul Rudd is the most boring, vanilla dude. You know he just sits at home with his wife having a bland spaghetti dinner talking about his day.”

Zac Efron, Olivia Wilde and Russell Crowe were also among the stars who fell victim to the internet’s bitterness.

But perhaps no moment during the segment topped Bryan Cranston who read, “Bryan Cranston looks like Jim Carrey impersonating Matthew McConaughey,” which is followed up with a genius McConaughey impression that transformed into Carrey part way through.

Source: Variety

HBO Cancels ‘Vinyl,’ Scrapping Plans for a Season 2 Revamp

HBO has scrapped plans for a second season of “Vinyl,” the 1970s-set music biz drama exec produced by Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger.

The series starring Bobby Cannavale as a larger-than-life record mogul had a rough run in its first season earlier this year, drawing modest ratings and lukewarm reviews. Ray Romano, Olivia Wilde and Juno Temple co-starred.

“After careful consideration, we have decided not to proceed with a second season of ‘Vinyl.’ Obviously, this was not an easy decision,” HBO said in a statement. “We have enormous respect for the creative team and cast for their hard work and passion on this project.”

HBO gave the show a second season renewal after its premiere in February. But by the end of the series’ run in April, HBO announced a showrunner change for season two, with Scott Z. Burns replacing creator Terence Winter. Burns was still in the early stage of working out a blueprint for season two and had not turned in any scripts.

The decision to pull the plug entirely comes after HBO has undergone a big transition in its programming ranks. Last month, Michael Lombardo stepped down after nearly 10 years as programming president and was replaced by Casey Bloys, HBO’s former head of comedy.

It’s understood that in the final analysis, the decision was made that the budget that would have been allocated to revamping “Vinyl” would be better served on other pending projects.

Given its Scorsese-Jagger pedigree, expectations for “Vinyl” had been high leading up to the series premiere in February. But creative troubles were evident early on. In his review for Variety, Brian Lowry wrote that the two-hour series premiere “is a big, messy affair, sometimes mesmerizing, occasionally aggravating, providing a taste of what’s to come while feeling too caught up in stylistic flourishes. All told, this is a huge project that perhaps only HBO could deliver. But so far, the album isn’t quite as good as the liner notes.”

“Vinyl” joins the ranks of the most high-profile one-and-done cancellations in HBO history. In 2012, HBO pulled the plug on a second season of horse-racing drama “Luck” because of the deaths of two horses during production. And in 2008, HBO’s racy comedy “Tell Me You Love Me” was also axed even though it had been renewed for a second year. In 2007, “John from Cincinnati” made its series premiere with a lead-in from the high-rated series finale of “The Sopranos,” then was canceled two months later, the day after its first season ended.

Source: Variety

How Olivia Wilde Channeled the Raw Energy of Giving Birth Into ‘Vinyl’

Four weeks after giving birth to her first child with fiancé Jason Sudeikis in late-April 2014, Olivia Wilde was back to work, filming the pilot for what would become the HBO period drama, Vinyl, her first major TV series since becoming a star for playing Dr. Remy “Thirteen” Hadley on FOX’s House. The decision to join Vinyl was made after a careful determination she wouldn’t be undervalued or trapped on the show.

While that short of a turnaround time might make other new moms hesitate, it was exactly what the actress needed to embody Devon Finestra, a former actress from Andy Warhol’s Factory scene who was now a mother and wife to a drug-addled record executive played by Bobby Cannavale.

“Emotionally I think you’re quite raw after you’ve giving birth,” Wilde tells ET about this “enormous amount of energy” she needed to expend. “Actually, the creative outlet is a kind of a wonderful way to express it and I felt lucky because I wondered about so many women who give birth and then are tensed up in their houses, breastfeeding, feeling like cattle. They have no outlet for all this incredible inspiration that comes out of the experience of giving birth.”

“I was like, ‘Wow, I get to pour this into something.’ So, I actually felt really available,” Wilde continues, explaining that she’s thankful it wasn’t some horrible B-movie, which may have in turn been a miserable experience unlike the one she enjoyed on the set of Vinyl, working alongside Cannavale and being directed by Martin Scorsese, who helmed the two-hour premiere. “It was like, ‘OK, this is a safe place I can use all this creative energy that I feel.’”

Though, she’s quick to admit there were physical challenges that come with being a mother of a newborn that she had to work through. “Aside from the physical discomfort of having to go pump every 40 minutes” — [Laughs] — “ it was somehow kind of useful,” Wilde says.

What ended up onscreen was a deeply emotional woman, exhausted with trying to keep her husband, Richie, sober and rear two children alone in the suburbs. After Richie falls off the wagon, Devon takes refuge in the city, renewing her confidence and creative energy. From the onset of the series, it was easy to view Devon as another Betty Draper-type tied down to a despondent husband, but Wilde says she never thought of her character as just “the wife.” “[Creator] Terence Winter never expected me to fall into that role and I think he knew that from the beginning, because it just wouldn’t have been something they would have cast me for,” Wilde says. “She wasn’t designed to be that and I built her to be someone who had a marriage as a part of her life.”

Helping push Wilde’s potential was Scorsese, who taught her to be bold and to be unafraid. “There’s no choice that you make that he doesn’t notice. He was really encouraging us to build people who are real and to really be thoughtful of where they’ve been and where they’re going,” she says, pointing to one particular scene in the pilot, where Devon finds Richie drunk and, initially as written, wasn’t completely coming together onscreen. Encouraged to play with it, Wilde transformed the scene into a larger moment for Devon, where she spits whiskey into Richie’s face. “I could have been really terrible, but Marty created this very safe environment to try things like that.”

The safety of the world Scorsese created transcended throughout the season, leading up to Wilde’s nude scene in episode six. A moment that might feel gratuitous on a show like HBO’s Game of Thrones, which has seen its female stars call for an equal amount of full-frontal nudity from their male counterparts, Wilde says was all about vulnerability as Devon launches herself into a world of artists she’s been so thirsty for since getting married. “I hadn’t necessarily seen it coming for her,” Wilde admits, but credits the writers for pushing interesting ideas. “Of course, this was season one and there was no shortage of new ideas, but I was thrilled by it.”

The scene itself was shot by Reed Morano, whom Wilde says did “a really beautiful job,” while the rest of the episode’s creative team was supported by a female director, a female assistant director, a female writer and female producer. “I was in a coven of smart women,” she says.

The only real discomfort may have been the merkin, a pubic-hair wig which Wilde wore during the scene. “Typically you’re given as much control as you possibly can [in that situation, but ] I certainly wanted to be historically accurate,” Wilde says of the very-present bush that was seen onscreen. “It was definitely cracking me up to no end. I mean, I just had never worn one before and I thought it was the funniest thing I had ever seen.”

In February, just two months before Wilde announced she was pregnant with her second child, HBO renewed Vinyl for a second season. While under contract with the series, the actress says her commitment to the show never deterred her from expanding her family. “If I’ve learned anything in this business is that you never know when you’re going to start shooting anything and you can’t put your life on hold,” she says, adding that since her character was not written to serve a male fantasy that “it would be fine no matter when we decided to shoot because Devon isn’t defined by her body.”

“Unlike actors, actresses have to consider that balance,” Wilde says of the conversation that’s come up more and more as female stars are not letting their show dictate those decisions. “I feel that what I’ve learned from much wiser people who have gone before me is to just not let the business stop you from living your life.”

Source: Entertainment Tonight

Olivia Wilde: Female superheroes need to have flaws

It seems like we’re finally living our dream of have female superheroes on the small and big screen — well at least the small screen for now. But, Olivia Wilde says, we still have a long way to go.

While TV has more of a chance to show complex female heroes — one episode into Supergirl and we already have a sometimes incompetent and unsure Kara who happens to be super strong, and the Jessica Jones trailer promises a surly female hero who struggles with PTSD — but movies are still lacking. Wonder Woman isn’t coming out until 2017, and Captain Marvel has been pushed back multiple times to a 2018 release date. And there’s still no mention of a Black Widow solo movie in the works.

Wilde herself has been thrown into the rumor mill for Captain Marvel, but — true or not — she wants to make sure that when that movie comes around, it will be more than just an all-powerful female hero who can punch things and save the world without messing up her hair.

Wilde told CinemaBlend:: I’m a big fan of superhero films, and I have so much respect for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The thing with female superheroes is that, in order to be powerful, they are flawless. The idea of kick-ass power lacks a certain nuance, at times. There is something to be said for a female director working to create a female superhero that perhaps [has] a little more complexity.

Wilde may be throwing some advice to Marvel Studios, who still hasn’t chosen their lead or director for their first female solo film. And her Twitter shows that she and her Meadowland director Reed Morano would be totally down to take the Captain Marvel reins.

While we do have Black Widow and the Scarlet Witch in the Avengers films showing their own layers of complexity, it often varies from film to film, depending on directors. Black Widow’s characterization is the most inconsistent, but she does show a deeper vulnerability beyond beating down HYDRA soldiers without a hair out of place, mainly thanks to Scarlett Johansson.

Wilde is right to push for better writing for strong female characters — a term that has often been misunderstood into just being “hot girls who can kick butt.” Strong female characters, like Wilde adds to CinemaBlend, are characters who have flaws.

The most interesting characters are the ones who have issues and are flawed individuals. It would be nice to give a real history, to give a real, tangible background to this character.

Source: USA Today