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Julia Roberts Lands New Gig Shilling Make Up

Julia Roberts

Well, I have a feeling it’s going to be “one of those days”. Just being upfront about it. It’s a slow news day so far and I didn’t even get an hour’s sleep last night because there was some crazy fight going on in the apartment next door and then they started doing construction on my street at roughly six AM. I look like I’ve been up all night smoking crack and trust me, I wish that was the truth because at least I’d have an excuse for reporting on Julia Roberts becoming the new Lancôme spokesperson. Oh, look. There are two names I haven’t heard in about six years. Julia Roberts and Lancôme. I think that was the make up my aunts used in the 90s.

From People Magazine:

When it comes to gorgeous, you can’t get better than the original “Pretty Woman.” Lancôme has just announced that Julia Roberts will be their global ambassadress. “By her remarkable personality and career, Julia Roberts is an emblematic woman of her time,” said Youcef Nabi, president of Lancôme International, in a statement. “Her exceptional talent, her radiance and her strong commitments perfectly echo Lancôme’s values. We are convinced she will embody the brand in the most sublime way possible.” The beauty brand remains quiet about additional specifics of her role, but check back for more as details roll in.

Global ambassadress? That’s the most highfalutin job title I’ve ever heard in my life. “Emblematic woman of her time”? Who the hell are they talking about? Joan of Arc or Julia Roberts selling moderately-to-high priced foundations to aging housewives who can still manage to afford that shit in this current economic climate?

Ugh, at least she’s not being a total hypocrite and going with an eco-friendly line that aligns with her pre-established title of Mother Nature. Or something.

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    • Ditto. Just because this child-writer knows nothing of class it doesn’t mean she should put down Lancome. Now, putting them down for attaching Julia Roberts to their brand? I’m right with our child-writer. Julia Roberts can go suck it.

  • Lancome products are pretty great for the most part. We could put some in little pink plastic glittery containers for you.

  • Speaking of horses, isn’t JR getting a bit long in the tooth to be a cosmetics global whatever? Although if Ellen Degeneres can schill for Cover Girl, I guess that middle-aged dames might enjoy seeing Julia pitch some powder. And Diane Keaton was selling L’Oreal. Okay, I’ve talked myself down now.

    • She is older, but so is the general population of the US (much older than Julia, actually). Since older women can generally afford to blow more on cosmetics, this makes sense to me.

      Also, I’m sure this makes me an old hag, but I do love Lancome’s face creams and cleansers. But then, I’m getting up there in years, too.

      • Actually, the average age in the USA is 36 – 37. (36.2 is what comes to mind.)

        Julia Roberts is 42; she is the perfect age to be Lancôme’s comically and pompously titled global ambassador.

        However, Lancôme is L’Oreal’s luxury division; Lancôme has a history of using celebrities as representatives. (Drew Barrymore, Isabella Rossellini, Uma Thurman, Kate Winslet, and Anne Hathaway.

        Further, she doesn’t wear deodorant on purpose; it is part of her “green initiative” and she announced it on Oprah.

  • You’re right, Lancome has been around for a while. and for good reasons. Hynose mascara is THE BEST mascara I have ever used, hands down. And lol to “highfalutin'” you are kind of bad at spelling but you make me laugh anyway, molls

  • I LOVE Julia Roberts! I’ve enjoyed all her movies and love that she stays out of the Hollywood scene. Can’t wait for her next movie.

  • Lacome has two products I adore, mascara and smug proof lipstick. I even like their black pencil eye liner.

    Just to be a brat did anyone else notice not once did Lacome call Julia a “great beauty”.

    Normally when the high end makeup companies get them self a celebrity to sell their product, the spoke person is always referred to as a “great beauty” or “classic good looks”.

    Lacome didn’t even bother trying to lie to us. And I appreciate that. haha! And they only referred to her 20 years ago in Pretty Woman as gorgeous.

    Dang that has to hurt.

  • I stopped buying Lancome when they fired Isabella Rossellini for being “too old” to sell their wrinkle cream. Does that make ANY sense? Revlon is a better company, they hired 56 year old Susan Sarandon to hawk their products. Someone at that company has a brain.

  • And I personally think Julia is UGLY and a homewrecking whore. They could have picked Penelope Cruz or Reese Witherspoon.

  • Hey Molls, I have a fun game for you: make fun of something (anything!) and wait for Sheila and Veronica and their ilk to defend it like it’s their firstborn child.

    Please continue being awesome. And yes, that IS how you spell highfalutin. Nice work.

  • way to tank 2010 sales Lancome!!!

    her looks have repeatedly hit the wall since she stole that broad’s husband…whathisface!

    she’s a karmic disaster in the looks department.


    uh…yeah, i think i’ll stick to Cindy’s ‘Meaningful Beauty’ for skin and Dita & Rupaul’s MAC for cos.

    thanks. ;-)

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