I was super excited to get an invite from the fab skincare line DDF to an intimate pre-Oscars gathering with E!’s Giuliana Rancic. Truth be told, I’m an avid E! News watcher and I truly admire G for her amazing work ethic and positive attitude, even though this is a very hard time in her life. All challenges aside, the reporter told us a hilarious story about how she got to LA (highlight: she cried her way into staying at The Mondrian) and she even gave us the inside scoop on her three dress options for the 84th Annual Academy Awards! And guys, she choose a dress we ALL loved- a gorgeous white Tony Ward that had all of us up in arms. Speaking of which, she also filled us in on the fact that she was also going WITHOUT FOUNDATION for the second year in a row, thanks to the wonders of DDF, of course.
Giuliana’s makeup artist, Catalina Su, filled me in the exact steps she took to get Giuliana red carpet-ready, minus the heavy base:
Giuliana prepped her skin with DDF’s Amplifying Elixir and Wrinkle Resist plus Pore Minimizerand used the Revolve 400X Micro-Polishing System twice a week to polish away imperfections, making her skin look absolutely incredible without foundation.
Giuliana also wore DDF’s Weightless Defense SPF 45+ to protect her skin under the sun in addition to MAC’s Studio Moisture Tint. Tom Ford Beauty Extreme Mascara and Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Liner in Black Ink finished off Giuliana’s brown eyes and a touch of Chanel Espiegle Blush and MAC Fresh Honey Blush were applied to her cheeks. The fresh look was completed with MAC Viva Glam Lipstick giving the perfect pop of color.
Now onto the dish…
Q: What does Bill do when you’re on the carpet doing interviews?
A: He basically finds out everything on Twitter. I come home and he’s all “I saw it! You did great…did you really lei George Clooney?”
Q: Your hair extensions look amazing and natural. Where do you get them done?
A: Byron & Tracey! I go to them for color, cut, everything. I have a girl who goes and buys the hair at this place on Wilshire and it’s great for the ombre look.
Q: What’s some good advice that you tell people who want to get into the business?
A: There are two types of people in Hollywood- some are down to earth and others have checked out of planet Earth. The more grateful you are, the more good things will come to you.