The easiest way to give yourself an “Avatar” makeover is to paint your entire face blue or make out with a member of the Blue Man Group. Unfortunately, going that route does nothing for your complexion. Soon, however, you’ll be able to get “Avatar” pretty without looking like you left a sci-fi convention.
Makeup company Milani is about to release a line inspired by the film that will include a nail polish, lip gloss, and eye shadow. The cool thing about the products is that they’ll produce “3D” effects through holographic and light-reflecting properties. We’re not sure what 3D makeup is supposed to look like, but sounds intriguing. And oh yeah, the makeup will all be blue. If you haven’t already guessed. [Vogue.fr] Keep reading »
Zoe Saldana, 31, is better known for playing a sexy blue alien in “Avatar,” but now she can add Avon lady to her resume. They’ve just announced that she’ll be the face of their new fragrance, Eternal Magic, which debuts in April, and will appear on their new brochure alongside the color cosmetics collection. Apparently, the scent “takes inspiration from the rare Princess Monaco Rose,” which, as far as we know, did not grow on Pandora. [People] Keep reading »
There are certain things sure to send one reeling into a pit of depression—getting laid off from a job, the death of a friend or family member, a particularly wrenching breakup, seeing the movie “Avatar.” No, that is not a typo, my friends. After watching “Avatar,” people are actually reporting feeling depressed because the gorgeous world of the movie is such a far cry from what we have here on earth, and they’re heading to fan message boards like Avatar Forums and Naviblue to lend each other support. One poster wrote on the latter, “Ever since I went to see ‘Avatar’ I have been depressed. Watching the wonderful world of Pandora and all the Na’vi made me want to be one of them. I can’t stop thinking about all the things that happened in the film and all of the tears and shivers I got from it. I even contemplate suicide thinking that if I do it I will be rebirthed in a world similar to Pandora.” Wow, that is seriously twisted. I can only hope this dude is kidding or has a good therapist on speed dial because after all—it’s only a freaking movie. My suggestion is to buy some blue body paint and rent “Planet Earth” so he can remember that this planet is pretty dope, too. [CNN] Keep reading »
Our favorite makeup tutorial vlogger, GlowPinkStah is back with a new look inspired by the hit movie “Avatar.” Naturally, the process starts with a blue base which, if you want it to be legit, “you’re going to have to bleach your skin and dye it blue.” Too extreme? A blue shadow will do the trick as long as you layer it on thick: “If you’re starting to look like a sea urchin, you know you’re doing it right.” Then comes gold eyeshadow, black stripes at your temples, and white dots, which are “basically the human equivalent to having really bad acne.” [YouTube] Keep reading »
If the sex scene in “Avatar” disappointed you, you’re not alone. James Cameron spent a quarter of a billion dollars on special effects, but there wasn’t even a hint of damn Na’vi peen. (Apparently, they screw by sticking their tails together?) Zoe Saldana, the actress who played Neytiri, has a little explanation:
“…Because [Cameron] was shooting for a PG-13 rating, we couldn’t move in certain directions. The motion would look a little too past the PG-13 rating standards. So it was really funny for Sam [Worthington] and me. We had a lot of giggles there.”
Fortunately, Saldana hinted we might get what we’re looking for in an unrated, special-edition DVD.
But let’s not forget there were an awful lot of curse words in “Avatar,” as well as bombings, death and cruelty. This is America today, folks: 13-year-olds can watch a movie with a lot of colonialist carpetbombing and S-bombs, but no Na’vi sex. [New York Magazine] Keep reading »
This weekend I went to see “Avatar,” James Cameron’s epic movie that has been, like, 12 years in the making. Originally I had no desire to see this film. Though I love a good sci-fi movie (I’m a proud “Star Trek” nerd), the trailer made it look hokey and I couldn’t for the life of me understand why anyone would do anything to obscure the hotness that is Sam Worthington. But then I read the glowing reviews from just about everyone and considering every movie I did desperately want to see was getting terrible marks — “The Lovely Bones,” “Nine” — I thought maybe I should quit trusting my own instinct and just see the damn movie already. My boyfriend was pressuring me anyway. And I’m glad I did and think you should too. Here are five reasons why women should see and will love “Avatar.” Keep reading »