Melissa McCarthy and Isabella Rossellini Are Making Beauty a More Inclusive Concept

Also in this week's beauty news: a great reason to ruin your favorite foundation sponge.

I watch Mike & Molly syndicated reruns. There — I said it.

I cannot even begin to tell you how much I do not care for multi-camera sitcoms. I go out of my way to avoid them. However, one day, a couple years ago, I turned to one of the channels I could rely on for Law & Order: SVU reruns at 7 p.m., and instead of Elliot and Olivia, a man and woman named Mike and Molly, only one of whom is a cop, were on the screen. And even though my very disappointed gut was telling me to change the channel, I couldn't.

Why? Melissa McCarthy — that's why. The woman is a comedic magnet. I am so wholly charmed by every line delivery, every physical gag — and so, I gave it a chance.

Is it a good show? Meh. It's a'ight. But McCarthy is unfailingly fantastic, which is only further proven by the first of today's news items.

I'm glad Melissa McCarthy isn't sick of talking about body image yet because she still has great things to say

Redbook's new interview with their April cover star, Melissa McCarthy, reveals what an awesome mom and BFF-in-my-imagination she is, because she has such a grounded, realistic outlook on body acceptance.

"Give me your best punch in the face, and I'll take that punch rather than have my kid feel bad about herself," she told Redbook about her concern over how young girls are when they start comparing their bodies to models and the like. "There's an epidemic in our country of girls and women feeling bad about themselves based on what .5% of the human race looks like."

That comparison is partly fostered by the very women it negatively affects, and McCarthy would prefer if everyone just felt more free to be you and me.

"With women, there's this constant weird cultural thing where we're always supposed to be comparing ourselves with one another. Who wore it best? Whose butt's better? Instead, how about if everyone wins?"

Ultimately, it seems her attitude stems from being a feminist — a word she wishes more women would embrace.

"I always think, 'Oh, that sounds so dumb,'" she said in response to when women say they're not feminists. "And I don't mean that in a hateful way. It just sounds so ill-informed. Do you think women should be paid less? You don't believe in equality for women? I think people have worked hard to put a negative spin on the word."

I love this woman.

A British colorist is murdering Beautyblenders for the sake of great highlights

By now, you know that a lot of people (perhaps yourself included) love Beautyblenders for foundation application. But Cosmo UK reports that a stylist named Jamie Stevens has been using them for hair strobing, which is an unnecessary and confusing term for a type of face-framing highlight.

Tragically, the little bb's must be cut in half before he uses his technique.

He then uses the flat end of one of the pieces to apply the color, because, according to Tasha Stevens, head colorist at Jamie's salon, "The soft and round edges of the blender means that the applied colour blends into the hair so you don't get random splodges of colour."

SPLODGES! That's so much more British than "splotches." Adorable.

The first face of Lancôme is back at age 63

Unlike her character in Death Becomes Her (such a good movie), Isabella Rossellini is actually aging. This isn't a bad thing. In fact, it's an awesome thing, because even though beauty endorsements usually go to younger starlets — something Rossellini has spoken out about — Lancôme is breaking the usual rules by bringing her back to the forefront of their brand.

Rossellini was the first face of the beauty brand, and everyone involved is all but running to a karaoke bar to sing "Reunited" by Peaches & Herb.

"I am overwhelmed with emotion to come back to Lancôme," Rossellini said in a statement. "Our collaboration meant so much to me in my life. Continuing it fills me with immense joy and great expectations."

Good news for those of us who can't afford a Chanel bag

If, like me, you love the look of Chanel's signature quilted handbags but you don't have a few Grovers to throw around — Grover Cleveland is on the $1,000 bill and they call $100 bills Benjamins so I figured... ugh, never mind — then the eyeshadow trend (inevitably) started at Chanel's Fall 2016 show may be a suitable compromise.

Yep. Quilted eyeshadow.

Makeup artist Tom Pecheaux has yet to reveal exactly how he did the look, but I'm guessing a stencil of some sort. But hey, if you can do it freehand, that's awesome, and also why aren't you a professional makeup artist?

  • So, would you wear quilted eyeshadow?
  • Which other famous ladies over 60 would you like to see get a cosmetics contract?
  • Is Melissa McCarthy not the best? Come on.