Has Angelina Jolie been using ‘Dragon’s Blood’ to make her skin look radiant?

I’ve been obsessed with Angelina Jolie’s skin for a few years now. It wasn’t always this way – a decade ago, even four or five years ago, Angelina wasn’t known for her skin. It’s not like people actively thought she had bad skin or anything, but when discussing Angelina’s best qualities, people would just focus on her lips or her eyes or her tatas. But over the past few years especially, Angelina’s skin has been looking amazing, and I’ve always wanted to know what she’s been doing. Really good facials? Some kind of laser treatment? An amazing night cream? Botox? Well, I still don’t know, but The Mail has a theory. Their theory reads like an ad for this product, “Dragon’s Blood,” so just beware. It’s probably not true, but why not?

She’s considered to be one of the most beautiful women in the world, but it seems there may be an enchanted secret to Angelina Jolie’s flawless face. The 37-year-old Hollywood star is thought to be a fan of Dragon’s Blood, Rodial’s popular sculpting facial gel.

Dubbed the ‘Liquid Facelift’, the beauty product works by adding essential volume to hollow skin. It claims to plump, sculpt and lift the complexion whilst protecting against ageing and reducing skin sagging.

Celebrity facialist Nuz Shugaa who works with Rachel Weiz and Amanda Seyfried, as well as Angelina, says that the mother-of-six relies on the gel to maintain her youthful appearance.

‘Angelina needs to keep her skin plump and hydrated to maintain the youthful radiance she is famed for,’ says Shugaa. ‘Lack of sleep, hectic lifestyle with extensive travelling all contribute to depleted levels of hyaluronic acid – which result in the skin looking tired, dry and dull. This incredibly ageing to all women in their thirties. I recommended the Dragon’s Blood’s sculpting gel to Angelina as it gives her a dewy complexion (for appearance of sleep!) with added volume which define her beautiful high cheek bones’.

Angelina, who is currently preparing to marry long-term love Brad Pitt, has apparently been using the product since February.

Dragon’s Blood, £75, is made from the red sap of the sangre de drago tree and sold-out within minutes when it first launched earlier this year. It proved so popular that there were 20,000 eager customers on the waiting list before it went on sale, with Harvey Nichols reporting ‘queues out the door’. It is considered a less-invasive alternative to fillers, creating a youthful complexion without the needless and avoiding the common problem known as ‘pillow face’, where the cheeks look ‘inflated’.

[From The Mail]

Oh, the claim is that she’s only been using it since February. Which doesn’t really answer my question of why Angelina’s skin has looked amazing for the past few years. Obviously, as she got older, she began to take really good care of her skin, and she learned how to stay out of the sun, but I want to know the products! I doubt she was using Oil of Olay’s Age-Defying night cream, which is what I’ve been using. That’s not an ad or anything, Oil of Olay just works really well on my skin, and I praise the product all the time!

Meanwhile, Angelina and the family are definitely in France for a vacay. Perhaps NOW the wedding will go down?

Vive le weekend!

Angelina Jolie, fiancé Brad Pitt and four of their children surprised locals on Saturday when they visited the coastal town of Le Touquet, France for some family fun.

Jolie, who visited Le Touquet last September, flew her family from London to the beach town via helicopter and played tour guide as she led her brood to some of her favorite spots.

The first thing on the Jolie-Pitt family’s agenda was lunch at Au Bureau on Rue de Londres. Nestled in the back of the crowded restaurant, Jolie and Pitt ordered up five pizzas for Zahara, 7, Shiloh, 6, Knox, 4, and Vivienne, 4.

Then, it was time to shop! The famous family stopped into Culture Kid, a small family-owned toy shop. The Jolie-Pitt kids scooped up dinosaur figurines, dolls, Barbie clothes, rubber stamps and more for around $215.

“I wasn’t notified of their visit. I didn’t expect it. I didn’t even recognize them. I said ‘Bonjour’ like I do to all my clients and then I saw Brad Pitt,” says one employee.

“I asked him for an autograph.”

“Since Angelina was here with her son last year, the shop has moved, but they found us. I think she must really love the store,” the employee adds.

[From People Mag]

Cute. But how long have they been in France? When is the wedding?! For the love of God, tell us.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

 

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  1. foozy says:

    she’s truly amazine!!!!! even as a woman, i’d have to say “lucky brad”

    • Brown says:

      I know, right? Her face is seriously amazeballs. I just want to know everything about what she does to it, what products she uses, makeup, etc.

      I am 23 and have just recently started to have acne breakouts when I never had them before. Chin and forehead, like a 13 year old. So obnoxious. I use a Neutrogena wash in the mornings and an Olay wash at night, Neutrogena oil-free moisturizer with SPF each day, and zero face makeup. I am so frustrated and right now have some serious skin jealousy going on looking at these pics!

      • GHJackie says:

        Her great skin probably comes in part from prescription Acne creams, Retin-A or most likely Differin, the gel version. Hence the staying out of the sun, it makes your skin photo-sensitive.

      • ZenB!tch says:

        @Brown Your skin will get better. My 20s were tough because Clean and Clear dried it out and La Mer was just grease in a fancy jar but my skin got and gets compliments in my 30s and now early 40s.

        I’ve been forced to use only drug store products since the recession – I like Neutrogena, Olay not so much but it’s an individual thing. Have you tried something of theirs with Salicylic acid? If you can afford to buy more than one product (darned recession) you should try using that on just the t-zone and a light moisturizer or retinol cream all over. If you have insurance you can get Retin A or Differin. They work and get rid of wrinkles. If you have acne they are covered, so you only pay the copay. If you don’t they are pricey (so unfair). They are drying the first two to three weeks. Neutrogena also makes or made a foundation for break out prone skin, if you want to try make up.

        There is a blessing to all this, when you are 40 you will still look 30 while your peers will look 45 or more.

        As for the Dragon’s Blood its $95 US at Nordstrom and $88 US online via Skin Medix for those who can afford it.

        The best product I have found out there but it costs 2 arms and 2 legs is Natura Bisse. I was using that religiously pre-recession but it makes the Dragon’s Blood look cheap. Sofia Vergara uses that per Allure. That made me giggle because this summer since I have to study in the sun (with a hat) because the writing on my Paralegal book is so tiny… I am modeling my look more on Sofia and that girl that dated Jeter… Minka? Than on my usual AJ, Ashley Judd when she wasn’t poufy, CZJ less tan brunettes.

        For us older women (30+) who are hit by the recession ROC makes a decent product.

        *yes this is my hobby

      • scorpiogirl says:

        Brown, I suddenly had adult onset acne when i was about your age and having never had breakouts as a teenager it was freaky. Here’s what helped me saliclyic acid (spelling it wrong) and benzoyl peroxide – one in am one in pm. There’s a neutogena wash that has the S.A. and clean and clear has (i think) 10 percent B.P. They cleared up my cystic acne and I still use them when I get a flare up, btw i’m 34 and my skin is now perfect. good luck!

      • Shelly says:

        @Brown – I had the same thing happen to me when I was your age. I had pretty good skin as a teen, then at about 22 or so, bam – started getting a ton of acne around my chin, etc. Nothing really helped it, I just eventually grew out of it and my skin finally went back to normal in my late 20s. I have really good, very clear skin now. I did find that the less I did to it and the less treatments, washing, etc. I did, the less I would aggravate it. Being overzealous made mine worse. Try not to be self conscious about it, even though it’s hard not to. No one notices it as much as you do.

  2. LO says:

    I think one of the reason that her skin looks so great these years is because that she’s truly happy and contended with her life now. If you look back at her movies before Lara Croft; when she was still troubled with her inner self, her skin didn’t look so good then.

  3. Amelia says:

    Well, if it works then I’ll definitely give it a try.
    …Oh wait, you need money?
    75 quid?
    Ah. Maybe not then.
    Personally, my number one golden skincare rule is to stay out of the sun. I’m 21 and have friends who worship the sun and also smoke like chimneys, and the difference between our skin is mad, even after only a couple of years of cigarettes and sunburn.

    • looseal says:

      Correct Amelia!
      I am 59 yrs old…never smoked, rarely sunbathe, drink moderately. I do not look anywhere near my age.

    • Mel says:

      I don’t know about that.
      It must be genetic, and also – perhaps – mind-influenced.

      I am a lot older than Angelina, I smoke a pack of cigarettes a day, use my own concoctions (carrier + essential oils) for hydration and no night cream at all, and my skin is every bit as good as hers appears to be. (I don’t use any foundation or powder.)

      I am a vegetarian and have been for 20 years.
      And I probably have very good genes, because my mother’s skin was the same (and her body, too). And my great-aunt, who also smoked, BTW, looked about 62 at 84. Without a drop of makeup.

      But most of all, thinking back, I’ve never dwelt on “ageing” as something that has to happen on a predetermined schedule. I never once thought that I “should” look different at, say, thirty from what I looked at nineteen.
      And so I didn’t. :)

      But I am interested in this “Dragon blood” thing. Sounds like fun. :)

      Oh, regarding her lack of sleep… If she is anything like me, the lack of sleep might even make her look better, not worse. You see, lack of sleep can cause water retention, which in its turn “plumps” up the skin.
      Depending on your bone structure, you can look bloated – or it just plumps up the skin.

      But in her case, it’s probably a good concealer. :-)

      • ZenB!tch says:

        If this was 2008, I would have run out and gotten 2 jars of Dragon’s Blood. I just love skin creams – even more than shoes.

        I would like to book that facialist (again if this were 2008). Never mind Angelina, she does Rachel Weisz. I just saw the Bourne movie and her skin is GORGEOUS and she’s MY AGE. My skin is not THAT bad but I have developed undereye bags lately (may be the never-ending recession). Dragon’s Blood *does* make eye cream… hmmmm…

  4. lisa2 says:

    They were in France for a few hours. They; well she Brad and Pax and maybe Madd were Paint balling with Guy Ritchie and his sons on Sunday. I saw a tweet pic of Angie and Pax..So no wedding in France. I doubt they will marry there anyway. too many requirements. They seem to be getting around London and not getting photographed. But lots of tweet sightings.

    and she does have amazing skin. People rag on her for not being tan and covering up in the sun. Hell it is working. She is gorgeous. She should talk about skin care. I would listen and learn. I do recall her saying she loves lotion.. I do too.

    final note.. So there really are dragons.. I just thought that was only on Harry Potter.

  5. Nessa says:

    This woman is truly stunning. Whatever she is doing, it is working wonders. And she clearly hasn’t messed with her perfect face… Yet.

  6. LadyJane says:

    I am pretty sure this is just an excuse to put up some photos of AJ and talk about how beautiful she is. Which is why I love gossip. I am not the biggest fan on her acting but she is uniquely beautiful.

  7. GiGi says:

    I think she does microneedling – it is amazing. I’ve been doing it for about 4 months and my skin has never looked better.

    Basically thousands of superfine holes are punctured in the skin which creates wounds. This builds collagen and improves the overall look.

    • Nessa says:

      That sounds painful. Omg! Is it expensive?

      • GiGi says:

        I paid about $60 for my first visit (as part of a facial) but then ordered the tool (a roller with very fine pins) and have been rolling my own skin. You do it every 4-6 weeks.

        Even though you use numbing cream first, it is pretty painful. And bloody. I had my kids with no drugs and I still have to give myself a pep talk before I use it, lol.

        The great part is that your face isn’t red or anything within about 10 minutes and it feels just a little sore – like a mild sunburn. If they offer it at your derm, I’d say it’s worth a try.

      • RocketMerry says:

        Wow, that DOES sound painful! Well, if it works for you… :)

        Anywoo, I too am betting that Angie does do something in that department. She IS in showbiz and she KNOWS she has to look a certain way to get parts.
        I still believe her very chiselled features were surgically refined, her nose particularly, so she does have incredibly good dermatologists/surgeons. My guess is she’s doing chemical peels regularly and something a bit harsher every now and then, to give the skin a little boost.
        She looks really good.

      • iheartjacksparrow says:

        I have two of the rollers with different needle sizes. It is painful the first time you use it, but your skin gets used to it. Also, the thicker the skin in an area, the less painful it is. I use the rollers three times a week. There are great tutorials on YouTube.

    • Kim says:

      What’s the cost? As for JP’s
      I saw the pics of them in France.Twins looking adorable, Vivienne in all pink.Zahara in shorts giving the side eye, only can see part of Shiloh’s head .Brad looking sexy in white, Angelina looking elegant in black.Apparently by the time the France pics were released they were on their way back to London.

    • Liberty says:

      !!!!! I am covering my face with both hands and cowering under my desk! I am not brave enough for beauty?!? But I’m glad it works for you! :-)

      So my mom looks soooo young for her age, that even doctors or nurses at annual check-ups always think the age on the form is miles wrong. Her secret is no sun, plus religiously taking vitamin E, drinking lots of water “and smiling.” Good genes certainly help, but she looks glowing and rosy and younger than her sisters and handsome men years younger than her chat her up when we’re out for coffee.

  8. Janet says:

    No mystery here. Great sex. Guaranteed to put a glow on your face. ;)

  9. FreeSpiritedGirl says:

    You know it’s not Dragon’s Blood. It’s happiness. When you’re happy with your life your face glows. When you have no problems like us normal people, when you don’t have to worry about anything like paying your bills, etc, when you have all the money in the world, your face will shine like bulb. :) Also, you can go through several treatment like chemical peeling etc, to get a glowing skin like Jolie.

  10. Jennifer says:

    Chemical peels – that’s the secret of her good skin. Peels make her skin younger, tighter, and smoother but it seems she started overdose them because her skin looks waxy. She ain’t getting younger and we all know that her look is not a gift from mother nature.

  11. Carolyn says:

    Whatever Ange is putting on her skin, she looks amazing.

  12. Shitler says:

    Where’s Olivia? No Brange post is complete without your crazy rants girl..

  13. Toot says:

    Angelina has really beautiful skin. I know people rag on her for being pale, but her skin looks great.

    I’m also happy that the family is able to have private time, like paintballing with Guy and his kids, without photogs in the kids faces.

  14. mln76 says:

    I seem to remember a really old interview w/Angie back when she was still a wild one where she said her skincare regime consisted of sitting in front of a TV and putting on Oil of Olay.
    I think she’s obviously got access to the best skincare products and technology but genes have a lot to do with it many actresses still have to cake on makeup to look good even as they go for weekly facials and lasers etc… then you have your Angies, your Julianne Moores whose skin is just dewy perfection.

  15. Nibbi says:

    I’m with Kaiser… been trying to figure out her amazing skin for years now. Plus, having small children?! All that long-distance flying?! My skin would be grey and sallow, at best…

  16. serena says:

    Or maybe it’s just some good sex?
    lol

  17. F*ck you, I'm going to Guam! says:

    I keep hearing about something called cold laser peel? Maybe that’s it?

  18. Tanya says:

    I’m 47 and have no lines…(yet). ;-) however, great skin truly does come from within. I eat plenty of coconut oil..and use it on skin as well… avocados, a spoon of cod liver oil each day… lots of vegies…and tough, brief workouts…NO aging, steady state cardio…. good food, good skin… :-) (genes play a part to of course)… but, times waits for no one..some people put it off longer than others…and some age more gracefully..but, it will happen.

  19. Mash says:

    I say its a combination of the following;
    -Being happy & healthy in one’s life [as previously mentioned]
    -Great sex [as mentioned & tied to above]
    -A good face cream [for the moisture]
    -SPF & not tanning [as mentioned]
    -The change in hormones from her younger years [pregnancy + hormonal birth control - she said she takes the pill in a previous interview]
    -Genes [her parents had pretty good skin]

  20. ontheraw says:

    Know what works? Go back to natural oils, butters and waxes. Eliminate all toxics, all artificials. This, in 2-8 months depending on the cases, will get your skin to start properly functioning on its own again, doing what it’s supposed to be doing. Mix in the bag, plant extracts, essential oils, etc. and you go wrinkle/stain free. I’m turning 40 in 6 months, not the slightest line in my eyes, forehead, mouth. I have no lines whatsoever. You gotta know how to formulate, though. You need to give your skin the complete mix of nutrients and actives, you will not get very far ahead with just coconut oil, for instance. You gotta know how to properly formulate. 10 years it took me to learn and develop, but I got there :-) Oh, and keep out of the sun. Sunscreen every day of the year (rain or shine). Again, I made mine natural. The artificial ones are mostly yikes. Best one I tried, though, was Anthelios from La Roche-Posay. That’s the best one that you can find out there in the stores.

    Also, eat natural, no processed, use your head again and give your body (and your skin) a complete mix of grains, protein, veggies, fruits. Avoid red meat, and only have it one every two weeks or so, to keep your iron in balance. Another tip, almods, eat plenty of almonds (real good source of omegas) and, if eaten 10 mins after meals, they will balance your sugar spikes (from carbs). Also, excercise 15 to 30 mins daily (don’t worry if you skip one week or two, but do have a regular discipline), not harsh exercise, I do yoga and soft ballet (trained in classical for 12 years). Meditation helps too, with the stress that will age all your organs, skin too. 10 mins a day will be enough, I do that in the morning to channel the good energies. Have sex (with someone or on your own), that’s good too for the flow. And try tu suplement by orally taking some oils too, and herbs. I put mine (a mix of 5 things) in my fruit&spinach smoothy in the mornings.

    • stinky says:

      you are one disciplined Celebitchy sista!

    • Janet says:

      What, you mean I have to give up my Lays Sour Cream and Onion potato ships? Ain’t happenin’. I’d rather have a few wrinkles. Besides, I’m a grandma so I’m entitled to a few. :)

      Seriously, everybody tells me I look 10 years younger than I am. Very simple skin care regimen: keep all that greasy glop off your face, it just clogs the pores. Wash your face thoroughly every night with Dial soap and water, and then rinse, rinse, rinse, rinse, rinse — and when you think you’ve rinsed enough, rinse some more. Pat your face dry and slather on some 100% jojoba oil. Best thing in the world for your skin and most closely approximates your skin’s own natural oil. Don’t blow your paycheck on a lot of expensive products. La Mer costs over $100 a jar and doesn’t do a damn thing.

      Genetics also help. As the saying goes, good black don’t crack.

      • ontheraw says:

        I eat potato chips every day, one small bag. I eat chocolate everyday (actually dark chocolate, cocoa is full of benefits too), I eat burgers (once a week, but I make them myself, tell the butcher which cuts I want), I eat pizza (once or twice a week), I eat lasagna too once a week, I eat whatever you eat. Icecream on Sundays (that is processed, yes), you name it. But my main meals are not processed, I cook everything from scratch from natural ingredients. That’s the thing. Pizza, I buy the base, but will pile up on vegggies, cheese and chicken or whatever myself.

      • stinky says:

        and – and – AND… Creme De La Mer’s parent company is Nivea (i was told by a friend), and we both agreed that La Mer stinks and smells JUST LIKE NIVEA (no offense, but its a very pedestrian smell if youre paying a fortune for something) Bottom line, its prolly a rip-off like everything else.

      • Janet says:

        @stinky: One thing that costs a fortune and WILL help your face is Laszlo Sea Mud Soap. I use it maybe once a week but the results are fantastic. Follow the directions and you’ll be blown out of your shoes at how clean and glowing your face looks. Don’t forget to use a light moisturizer afterwards. Keyword is LIGHT.

    • ZenB!tch says:

      Creme de la Mer and Strivectin are just grease in a jar (or a tube). When I had a steady income I would try everything because for me it’s fun. I had to give those to my mom.

      My problem with Anthelios is just that – it’s greasy. I use Neutrogena liquid SPF 70. I don’t want to shine or break out. Yes, this still happens in your early 40s. FRAK!

      I really do need to get a Clairsonic. It’s the first thing on my when I have a steady income list.

    • Jane says:

      Right on! I took 6 months off my cube job. Away from fluorescent lights. My skin has never looked better. No chemicals. Healthy foods. No stress. Beats working!

    • Nancy says:

      Can you please provide the FB info where you give tips and such? Thanks!

      • ontheraw says:

        Raquel Muñoz-Calero on FB. You can message and ask what you want to cover. I don’t charge. I’m now working non-stop, and I’ll be sort of absent for like a month and a half, but do drop your messages and I’ll get to them. Don’t fret if I don’t answer right away, work to be done and then my well deserved vacay for 2 weeks in mid-Oct. By then, all renewed, I’m all yours :-)

    • Sarah says:

      Will love to hear some of your tips on beauty since they do look very good.

  21. HadleyB says:

    I am sure she has laser and some filler just not over board like some.

    Skincare can only go so far, there is nothing small enough in skincare to penetrate the skin and plump it up like filler, or collagen. Even if you put collagen on your skin it won;t penetrate it. It would just sit there.

    Eating healthy, also helps a lot. She has wrinkles when you see unshopped pics, but its not wrinkles that make you look older, its sagging skin, crepiness, folds, dark circles, under eye sagginess and hollows, etc .. laser and filler help with all that.

    Laser is Gods gift to skin. I love it. If I had to choose to spend $$ on laser/ filler and botox, I ‘d take laser and filler. All the time.

  22. telesma says:

    I’m an esthetician. Products don’t give you the kind of turnaround results she’s had in the last few years. Diet might help, but not *that* much. It’s looked to me for a while like she’s had a combination of nonsurgical “facelift” treatments, including thermal or fractional skin tightening and IPL, and probably some fillers, microdermabrasion or other peel (laser or chemical), and maybe some Botox. The combination can turn the clock back like magic and stave off the signs of aging for years if you keep up with the maintenance treatments.

    She could use very basic products on her skin if she’s getting nonsurgical anti-aging treatments like that, it wouldn’t make much difference. Not that she does, but all she’d really have to do is wear some good sunscreen, her skin would glow from the treatments.

    Some doctors sell nonsurgical facelift packages for about $5-6K. They include tightening, filling, clearing, and polishing/peeling treatments. Dollars to donuts that’s what she’s been doing.

    • CL says:

      I do once a month microdermabrasion, use SPF every day of the year, use retinol and glycolic acid, but my skin improved even more when I bought a Clarisonic. That thing is fabulous!

      • telesma says:

        Yes, the Clarisonic is awesome. I use the older 3 speed pro model and a Lightstim unit every day, plus Retin-A cream, SPF 50+, SPF 15 eye cream, and big sunglasses with UVA/UVB protection. I’ve had some things done, IPL and a couple of laser peels, plus I do at home peels pretty regularly. I haven’t needed anything else just yet. I’m 42 and just Sunday I was with my daughter at her school and got mistaken for a college freshman. :D

    • ZenB!tch says:

      She totally peels… I used to (again recession). BTW: I totally do not consider that plastic like botox (which looks bad) or facelifts.

      What I want to do is laser. I’ve heard good things.

  23. stinky says:

    …she’s also NOT THAT old (hello?) seriously. she’s still young. that helps, doesnt it? sheez. how come no one is speculating on her MAKE UP. thats what i am always wondering about. what foundation is she using. someone get on this, please!

    • UNF Joan Jett! says:

      +1

      I also want to know the shade of it. Cause I can´t find anything that is pale enough to suit me, not even @ Bobbi Brown.

      • loveisthecoal says:

        No idea what she uses but Shiseido The Makeup is the only makeup I’ve ever found that comes in a shade pale enough for me. You can get it at Sephora, it’s a little pricey but I think it’s worth it! :)

      • ontheraw says:

        Maybelline’s Dream Satiné Fluid works wonders. I’m rather pale and I use two shades, alone or in combination: 21-Nude or 30-Sand. When I had the money (I’m Spanish, full-blown recession, no money to spare now), I used Armani. That was also very very good. I’ve been studying this shit since I turned 16 and used my first moisturizer. I’m not vain, but I do really try to look my best. I do admit that.

      • Karma says:

        I use ‘Dermablend Cover Creme’, ‘Chroma 0′. It’s the only product that doesn’t leave a line on my neck and blends perfectly into my pasty skin. I also use their ‘Loose Setting Powder’, in ‘Original’, which is white so it doesn’t darken your foundation after using it like other shaded powders do. They have shaded powders as well if that is your thing but the white works with all of the foundation shades keeping the foundation color true.

        The makeup lasts all day, takes me forever to use a entire pot, and I don’t have to use much product for excellent results. Lots of shades to chose, from pasty to deeper shades, they are all based on actual skin tones.

        And Dermablend provides SPF protection while not clogging pores, which is often not the case. Dermablend’s SPF protection isn’t based on that stinky, zinc based, glop, that others put into their foundations and causes breakouts.

        http://www.dermablend.com/findyourshade/

        It takes a bit to learn how to be subtle with Dermablend because less really is more. And it’s important to note one type of sponge is great for application while other types just wipe it off, but you can use your fingers to blend it out as well, just let it warm up on your skin first and you’ll be dabbing and blending like a pro. Also, I use a light dab of prep H as an anti-puff eye cream and blend that well across my face so there isn’t any visible line of that product, which makes application of Dermablend much easier and I use even less. Some face creams/moisturizers as a base don’t play nicely with Dermablend so that’s important to know if you aren’t having success applying it. Like any makeup it has it’s quirks but they are easy to figure out and the results are amazing.

        I hope that helps end your search, and the tips gives you success in application, either way, it works on every level for my pasty skin. I set it with the powder and forget it all day.

        Look at the before and after photos and read the reviews section which has even more pics and see if it’s for you.

        http://www.dermablend.com/customerstories/all_stories.aspx

        Sorry for the novel. ;)

      • stinky says:

        Dior used to have great choices for pales. Surely Chanel would too !??

      • UNF Joan Jett! says:

        I always forget that what the most people consider “pale” is far from what I consider “pale”. Maybelline’s Dream Satiné Fluid in 21 for example is so much darker than my skin. That would be me tanning non-stop for weeks ;) Think more of ghostly white than chanel perfection lumiére in 10, which – in fact – is also too dark for me.

        But I definetly take a look at Dermablend. A shade that is called “Chroma 0″ sounds promising. Zero tan must be about right *lol*

        Thank you so much everybody!

      • ZenB!tch says:

        I’m naturally pale for my race(s) and I don’t think a 2 or 3 level color is that pale. Those match me in my natural state. I’m a brunette, naturally darker than Angelina and lighter than CZJ.

        My two BFFs are natural blonds. They are 1 levels or less. Mac has some very light shades according to them and they come in warm and cool undertones.

        Cover Girl’s Ivory is also pretty light. I used it in HS when I was goth to look vampiric so I can’t vouch for it’s actual tonality just lightness.

      • UNF Joan Jett! says:

        MAC NC/NW 15 is too dark on me. But I like that they have yellow and pink undertones in their range, because the lightest shades almost always are pinkish only which is unfortunete.

        Level 3 looks like an imposible tan on me *lol*

        I try to lighten my stuff by mixing in some completely white foundation (Illamasqua). But I don´t really like the texture of the Illamasqua thingy, as it does not suit dry skin.

        BTW: I´m a brunette with dark brown eyes, but still very, very pale.

  24. toto says:

    look at her father skin(when he was in forties )even now and you will have the right answer.

  25. Emma says:

    I’m always surprised when people say she looks bad for her age. She has wrinkles obviously but her skin is always so dewy, fresh and youthful.

  26. Caoilfhionn says:

    I didn’t read through all the comments to see if someone has already posted it but when her skin began to improve is when she stopped eating sugar and stopped smoking. She began to eat more fruits and vegetables. She actually gave an interview about it years ago and it was weird how you could see her appearance began to improve in candid photos.

  27. lucy2 says:

    Her skin has been looking great. For a while there she was sort of waxy looking, but whatever changed, it was for the better.

  28. mila says:

    Why is her skin shimmering?
    Good make up and skin care. And of course great make up artist can do miracles. Becca shimmering skin perfecta can give you that glow.

  29. LookAtTheBigBrainOnBrad says:

    I’d love to go all Samuel L. Jackson in the opening scene of “Pulp Fiction” on this post: “Say ‘amazing’ one more time!”

  30. ask me says:

    NO skin care on earth will lift your sagging skin, especially on your face! All skin products “work” in the first layer of the skin. they can change the appearance of it but can’t lift it.

    the only thing that works – fillers. they go dipper in the skin and plump it up from inside out. the effect is IMMEDIATE! lasts for months, even longer when you use it regularly. but there is a limit to that too – after certain age they wont work that well. than you need a good plastic surgeon.

    it took me time to realize that so now I don’t spend thousands on expensive creams that do little to nothing. ;)

    the bottom line?! MOISTURIZING! start using good moisturizing cream before age of 30, eat right, drink plenty of fluids and be happy! also – pray for good genes :D

    • lrm says:

      actually, acupuncture facelifts DO work. and they end up helping the entire body’s health, as well, since points on the face address all the meridians. you get improvement for digestion, sleep quality, stress, muscle tension, etc…from the facelift tx’s, and no, the needles are not like those rollers that draw blood. they are very thin but not designed to do that-however, they do increase micro circulation which does help in collagen development and distribution. and not painful!

      also, raw honey on the face, and avocado—omg, the enzymes you can feel with a strong tingle/slight burning, lay down while they dry, or hang your head upside down at the end of the bed-the gravity helps as the product dries….huge difference using these so simple and cheap remedies!
      [obv, a little home made mask]….

      extra sleep as you are older does help-i get drawn looking w/o sleep. guess it depends on the person.

      i agree though about not doing long term hard core physical workouts….
      walking, yoga, pilates, hiking-these i find far better….and less draining which ages you.

      the acupuncture does work-though you have to go for the package which is a few times a week for i think 12 weeks on average…. they offer a standard package=acu facelift. just getting it once or twice doesn’t make a huge difference though it’s nice, but if you go for the full deal, it lasts quite a while. Also, diminishes lines and wrinkels…esp forhead, eye area and around lips.

      • ask me says:

        very interesting. I’ve heard of it (acupuncture), now you’ll make me research it. this when the fillers stop working ;)

        thanks for the masks ideas:) here is one in return – crush one non coated aspirin (the big ones) and mix it with Fage greek yogurt enough so you can cover your whole face. Fage doesn’t have too much water or it will be runny. wash it off when dries and become crusty. your skin will feel like baby bottom :)

        chicken collagen in the form of pills + hyaluronic acid pills works miracles, at lest for my skin.

  31. lower-case deb says:

    this woman.
    cate blanchett.
    tilda swinton.

    WHAT ARE YOUR SECRETS?!!

    • pwal says:

      Maybe that’s the answer.

      Over the last few years, Brad worked with Blanchett, and Angelina knew Blanchett from their Pushing Tin days – maybe she started asking Cate about her skin care regime, especially since Cate is over 40 and looking fantastic. The same with Tilda – over 40 and not rocking a tan either.

      Why not seek out skin care advice from women who are seemingly on the same skin care page?

  32. Reece says:

    Not true! Dragon blood is even more powerful than the dragon heartstrings in wand cores. The Ministry of Magic & the United Nations of Magical Beings strictly regulates the use of dragon blood. You need special permits and such and only under closely watched usage.

  33. Justaposter says:

    She looks really healthy in these photos. And that ia a good thing to see.

  34. RobN says:

    She’s only 37, with access to every possible skin product regardless of cost, every possible skin procedure, every possible make-up product and photoshop.

    Color me stunned that she has nice skin.

  35. kellyinseattle says:

    I was watching Family Feud and the question was, “What actress would other actresses by jealous of”…number one answer, Angelina. She is gorgeous and poised.

  36. Mara says:

    She have a very nice skin but also alot of makeup wich make her skin perfect looking .

    • lisa2 says:

      That may be true, but I have seen pics of her off the RC and her skin is just beautiful. She doesn’t wear a lot of makeup off the RC..and she doesn’t seem to shy away from having pictures of her taken without makeup or not much.

      so I have seen pics of her in all ways, and her skin is wonderful. I never wonder why she is not asked about such things. We get those questions all the time with other women. It pisses me off when reporters ask the dumb questions, and not the stuff that people want to know. I don’t give a shit about her not buying a waterfall or what houses they have. Man as fan I could come up with some freaking wonderful questions. And they have nothing to do with dumb gossip stories.

      Reporters are a waste of space.

      • EmmaV1 says:

        @Lisa,

        Agree with you. Angelina’s one of the few bigger stars who dares to brave without makeup and sunglasses quite a lot.

        She wears very little foundation, which is part of the reason she can look waxy or greasy, cause camera flash magnifies shine 1000xs…I think she wears liquid/cream foundation with no setting powder over it, since if you wear powder (and yes I’ve tried bare minerals and crap), you still have somewhat fake looking skin.

        http://www.justjared.com/2007/05/21/angelina-jolie-cannes-film-festival/

        Look at the pictures of close ups of her skin and face in that gallery…amazing!

  37. sunmoonstars says:

    She probably laid off the heroin for a while, that’ll clear your skin right up! Also, the gushing over this mediocre woman is so nauseating, she’s not the second coming, she’s just another celebrity with a fantastic PR machine. Why do people forget that? I dislike her immensely but I am NOT an Aniston fan either so don’t even go there!

    PS the secret is plastic surgery and lots of it! Honestly, people!

    • LeighWorcestershire says:

      lol, see #37 above

    • Emma says:

      If Angelina is mediocre with that face the rest of us are so far below average we should wear paper bags on our head.

      • lisa2 says:

        The thing that gets me is when people say she looks better in person then in pictures.

        How is that possible. I could find so many comments of people that go all gaga when they see her. And I have never read a comment saying she was not beautiful in person. NOT ONE.

        and so tired of the “Angelina is beautiful because of plastic surgery”

        I can see pictures of her when she was 16 and modeling. She was beautiful then. No surgery needed. But I guess some people can’t handle her looks. I don’t see those claims for Charlize or others. Just Angelina. Because she was UGLY and less attractive year ago. Whatever floats your boat.

      • Emma says:

        I’ve seen her in person at the LA Salt premiere and it’s true. She’s absolutely stunning in person. Breath taking.

        People who think she’s ugly or mediocre are just letting their personal dislike of her get in the way.

      • EmmaV1 says:

        I saw her in person too in NYC around 2005 or 2006 (one of those dates lol)….I wasn’t up close or anything, but she was absolutely beautiful. She has a small frame though…like she’s not short, but just seems “small”

        Like granted in person people have wrinkles, uneven skin tone, stuff like that you can see…but also I guess it’s more like thinking “wow, people with features like these actually do exist in real life”

  38. LittleDeadGirl says:

    I was going to make some point about how well she looks but I got distracted by shirtless Askars picture. Thanks for the posts of the stuff some of the cheap things people do at home to take care of their skin. Love those tidbits!

  39. skuddles says:

    Well, whatever she’s doing, it’s clearly working – she has gorgeous skin!

  40. Tres Jolie says:

    Brad Pitt loves her, that can’t hurt.

  41. MrsBPitt says:

    my skin looks pretty bad…some brown spots…I have been wanting to get a chemical peel, but am a little afraid…Has anyone had one? I’d love to know if they work!

    • EmmaV1 says:

      @MrsBPitt

      Do it! Do it!

      So I had basically perfect skin most of my life (had like 3 pimples in total in hs)…but then sophomore year of college, I don’t know what happened, but I massively broke out on my right cheek. It went away (with religious use of benzyl peroxide) after a month, but I had many red marks and shallow pit marks.

      A friend recommended I get a chemical peel, so I had a glycolic acid one done (cost like 150 dollars) and it made a HUGE improvement, and with some other products, it faded away.

      But anyway, 2 years ago, a friend recommended doing peels at home and I have been and it makes my skin look amazing.

      Buy from skinlaboratory at amazon (20 dollars for 1 oz)

      http://www.amazon.com/Salicylic-Acid-Peel-30ml-Professional/dp/B000PLUZL8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1346125243&sr=8-1&keywords=salicylic+acid+gel+peel

      I would recommend the 20% salicylic and Glyco-Lac 60%

      Some tips

      salicylic acid makes you visibly peel (your skin comes off in sheets), whereas glyco-lac doesn’t BUT if you do glyco-lac long enough it will also peel off in sheets.

      Anyway, start off under a minute for your first time and slowly build up. Also, it takes me like a minute to put the acid all over my face so that means it’s already passed the 60 second mark when I’ve finished putting it on, but wash it off then…for your first few times (even though that means some areas of your face only get like 5-10 seconds of it on)

      Do 1 peel a week. And use A LOT of moisturizer. You don’t really need to wear sunscreen unless you’re gonna be standing outside in the sun.

      Also, when your skin peels (if it does) DO NOT PULL OFF THE SKIN AND DO NOT SCRATCH, or you’ll get dark discoloration scars that are brown colored.

  42. Kristin says:

    yeah dragon’s blood.. not botox or line fillers.. something that actually exists.. okay..

  43. floretta50 says:

    For the past two years Angelina have been doing something to her face but she is stingy she tells no one she does not share, I will really like to know my skin is starting to look so tired.

  44. ZZTop says:

    I thought she was using Shiloh’s blood.

  45. skuddles says:

    Guess we know where you spend 99.99% of your time on the internet.

  46. Issa says:

    I use Peter Thomas Roths version of Dragons Blood. Use his DB serum and cream. It has changed my skin. I have adult acne. It cleared my skin, where retinol has failed to clear my skin. My skin has a nice glow & more even toned. After using the serum, place Aragon oil on top, my skin has never looked better. Works better for me than Retin-A. Cheaper than Rodial’s DB.

  47. Janet says:

    *yawn* Jennifer, is that you again?

  48. LeslieM says:

    All the positive posts here reflect her poise and grace. Take a look at what people are saying on the Rosie O. Marriage story. Very few positive comments, not because it was a lesbian wedding but because she has been so mean and ugly to so many people. Obviously people think AJ is leading a good life these days and they support her.

  49. Eleonor says:

    O Jesus here we go again.
    First of all: Angelina has great genes, check for the pictures of her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, and you’ll see she had a wonderful skin.
    Plus she doesn’t sunbathe, and that can do miracles for your skin, and she uses good products.
    I suspect she might have some subtle work done in the past (eye lift), but that’s all.

  50. JulieM says:

    Oh my! She’s just so perfect in every way. We mere mortals have no right to live in her dimension of existence.

  51. JulieM says:

    Oh my! She’s just so perfect in every way.

    edit- double post. Can’t seem to delete it.

  52. lisa2 says:

    Well Jen

    they do say it’s better then being pissed on.