Olivia Wilde is not afraid to try out new things when it comes to hair and makeup — definitely a good trait for a Revlon brand ambassador. Throughout her career, Olivia has tried on multiple hair colors from jet black to honey blond for various roles, and she has a penchant for dramatic eye makeup. Today she is turning 29, and we're celebrating with her best hair and makeup moments.
Birthday girl Olivia Wilde is undoubtedly one of our favorite style-setters — the actress, producer, and philanthropist isn't one to shy away from dramatic dresses on the red carpet (remember the stunning Marchesa gown she wore to the 2011 Golden Globes?) — but she also seems to have a soft spot for the classic, quintessential black dress. When it comes to dressing up, Olivia isn't afraid to take risks with cutouts, open backs, or shorter hemlines, but she looks just as comfortable keeping things sleek and sophisticated in a full-length gown or ladylike pencil dress. In honor of Olivia's 29th birthday, we're celebrating with a look at her captivating and not-so-basic black dress looks over the years; click through to see them all now!
Steve Carell, Olivia Wilde, and Jim Carrey gathered in Austin, TX, last night for the world premiere of their new comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. The screening was the first to be held during the film section of the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival in Texas. The red-carpet reunion for the trio came before they headed inside the city's Paramount Theatre for the screening and afterward a question-and-answer session. In the film, both Steve and Jim play magicians, and last night, Jim spoke about his interest in magic. He said, "I've always had this weird relationship with magic. I think it's fascinating and yet it annoys me because I can't figure it out." The movie is out on US theaters next Friday March 15 — make sure to check out the Incredible Burt Wonderstone trailer!
Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis were all smiles as they went for a walk through NYC yesterday. Olivia, who was in a leather jacket by Rag & Bone, recently let slip that she is considering having the couple's wedding in NYC, where the two share an apartment. She shared that a "New York wedding would be ideal. I don't know. I haven't had time to think about it." Olivia and Jason have been engaged since just after the holidays, but she admitted that they have been too busy with other projects to really start planning. She added, "Right now, I'm just enjoying being engaged."
Jason and Olivia have certainly been busy: Jason is currently in the middle of Saturday Night Live, which will welcome guest host Justin Timberlake this weekend. Meanwhile, Olivia has a slew of films in the works and also confirmed yesterday that she will be attending SXSW to premiere her new film Drinking Buddies with Anna Kendrick and New Girl's Jake Johnson.
Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis bundled up for a sweet stroll in NYC yesterday. Jason sported his signature Baldwin Denim Kansas City cap while Olivia flashed her antique engagement ring. We first got a glimpse at the brilliantly cut diamond when Olivia was on location for The Third Person in Rome earlier this year, shortly after the couple announced their engagement in late 2012. She showed it off again during New York Fashion Week, where she teamed up with Jessica Chastain to take in the Calvin Klein show. Olivia talked about her dream wedding dress at the presentation but didn't share any details about her upcoming nuptials.
Olivia is currently enjoying downtime on the East Coast with her fiancé, who has been busy with his seventh season as a Saturday Night Live cast member. Jason is featured alongside Kevin Hart in promos for tomorrow's episode, and next weekend he'll welcome Justin Timberlake as the host and musical guest.
Olivia Wilde and Jessica Chastain treated themselves to a fashionable Valentine's Day yesterday. Both ladies dressed in Calvin Klein to attend designer Francisco Costa's Fall 2013 show. After posing outside, they retreated to the front row — check out POPSUGAR Fashion's review of the Calvin Klein show.
Yesterday was a special one for both Olivia and Jessica. It's Olivia's first Valentine's Day after getting engaged to Jason Sudeikis, and she certainly had romance on her mind. She tweeted, "90% of people get laid on Valentine's Day. The other 10% get cards. Good luck." Jessica, meanwhile, has a new guy in her life. Jessica Chastain's dating Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo, an executive at Moncler, according to reports.
We interrupt our regular runway programming to bring you last night's three-way cocktail-dress tie, courtesy of the Bulgari Celebrates Icons of Style: The Serpenti event. Olivia Wilde, Jaime King, and Julianne Moore all stepped out in equally sleek party dresses, but before you can make the final best-dressed call, we're giving you the outfit breakdown. Olivia paired a blue-and-black embroidered Alexander McQueen dress with Bulgari jewels, Jaime styled a pastel-hued J. Mendel number with a Jennifer Fisher collar and Bulgari add-ons, and Julianne opted for a darker asymmetrical-cut dress, complete with a serpent collar. Whose party ensemble do you like best?
Olivia Wilde has an addiction . . . to changing her hair color. From jet black to bright blond, she has just about tried it all, which makes her the ideal fit as a Revlon hair color spokeswoman. Her experimentation actually started as a preteen when she embraced punk style to its fullest. "When I was 12, I started working my way through the Manic Panic line. I went through purple, green, and I really liked blue," she says. "I remember at one point I wanted to do a sunset. So, I wanted orange into red, which is hard to do crouching over your sink."
While Olivia has stayed away from the primary colors as of late, she hasn't lost her love of experimentation. Even her fiancé, Jason Sudeikis, takes note of her sporadic changes. "I really don't go more than a month with the same hair color," she says. "So he'll tease me and say, 'Honey, it's been a week, are you sure you don't want to change your hair?'"
However, Olivia admits that one of the perks of her color updates is the makeup. "One of the fun things about changing your hair is getting to try out all these different colors. I think if you're a darker brunette, learning to contour is really helpful, and with eye makeup you can be a little bit more bold. And with really blond hair I think [it's best to] use way less makeup."
No matter the hair color, though, Olivia always leans on her makeup staples: a winged cat eye and a handy brow pencil. "I plucked off all my eyebrows because I wanted to be Kate Moss. She had the perfect wisps of eyebrows," Olivia explains. "But what you forget when you're looking at your beauty icon is that they have a completely different face than you."
Her time with the tweezers may be counted among her beauty blunders, but all in all Olivia embraces the trial and errors of life. "If I ever had a daughter I would tell her to make every mistake; go for it," Olivia says.
Emma Stone had the lucky job to hang out between Ben Affleck and Bradley Cooper on the cover of Vanity Fair's 2013 Hollywood issue, which will be available nationwide and digitally next Tuesday, Feb. 5. In this PopSugar Rush, we're going behind the scenes with the good-looking trio and the other cover stars, including Eddie Redmayne and Olivia Wilde.
Emma Stone had the good fortune of posing for the cover of March's Vanity Fair Hollywood issue between award-season darlings Ben Affleck and Bradley Cooper. The guys are hitting the red-carpet circuit to support their films Argo and Silver Linings Playbook, respectively — check out Ben Affleck's best award-season moments so far.
Also appearing on the foldout cover is Beasts of the Southern Wild's Quvenzhané Wallis, along with Kerry Washington and Eddie Redmayne. Olivia Wilde, showing skin in a retro showgirl outfit, is pictured too. The issue features more stars than any previous Vanity Fair Hollywood issue, with a whopping 75. Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Amy Adams, Selena Gomez, and many more can be seen in the edition, which hits newsstands in NYC and LA Jan. 31 and nationally — and digitally — Feb. 5.
Images courtesy Bruce Weber exclusively for Vanity Fair