Madonna stays beautiful by using a $600 mask on her butt

At 59, Madonna has the skin of a three-year-old vampire, and now you can, too. The singer’s skincare line, MDNA Skin, just launched Tuesday — though she says she’s been obsessive about taking care of her skin her entire life.

“I never went to the beach, I never smoked a cigarette, I was never interested in the normal juvenile delinquency paths, and I’m happy about that because my skin ended up looking good,” she told a group of beauty editors at the line’s launch on Tuesday afternoon.

Her line of six products, ranging from $50 for a face wash to $600 for a chrome clay mask and removal device set, are designed in collaboration with her dermatologist, Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank. Active ingredients include thermal mineral water, olive oil and clay from the Montecatini village in Italy, and are meant to help customers get Madonna’s taut, wrinkle-free visage.

But she says she don’t market her products as “anti-aging,” following a recent trend that caught fire when Allure Magazine announced it banned the phrase from its pages and site.

“I do believe we live in a very agist society that’s unkind toward women,” she said, answering a question from The Post. “I think it’s ridiculous that we have to hide our age or not be able to embrace it — I’m 106. I think we have to go the other way, and stop cheating and pretending. Just take care of yourself a little bit every day and love who you are.”

Taking care of herself means using her products all over, from forehead to elbows and even her famous derriere.

“I’ve used the chrome clay mask on my butt,” she told the group. “Don’t you want soft skin on your butt? Don’t other people look at your butt? Your butt has an audience! I encourage it. Maybe you can ask your significant other to remove it for you.

“Put it on, you lay down, he or she can rub your feet while your mask is sinking in for 7 to 10 minutes. And then you can get some magnetic head on your behind,” she said, referring to the magnetic wand tool that you wave over your clay-covered skin to help remove the clay and whatever impurities it absorbed.

She says that she also uses the line’s serum on her knees, dabs the leftover liquid from her eye masks on her elbows, and sprays $180 rosewater mist everywhere — “I attack my kids with it,” she says.

The tony line is a far cry from the scrappy beauty experimentation she used to do back in the day, she admits.

“I remember when I lived on the Lower East Side, and I really didn’t have much cash,” she said. “There was a salon on 7th street, between First and Second Avenue. There was a girl in the back, and — I know this is weird — she was a heroin addict, and she gave amazing facials. And I would go with her, and we’d do trades. So for me, skin was always important to me, and I took care of my skin from a young age.”

Find the line at Barneys’ Madison Avenue location, and online at barneys.com.

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Madonna’s Dermatologist Tells All About the Pop Star’s Skincare Line MDNA

Like she is about most things, Madonna is famously a perfectionist about her skin. She rarely spends time in the sun, and when she does, she is covered head to toe in scarves and hats, as many a paparazzi have found out. She reportedly not only travels with her own facialist when on tour—she happens to be the most successful touring solo artist of all time, so she can afford it—but she is an early adopter of beauty fads, like the obsession with oxygen facials. Back in the aughts, she was one of the first celebrities to buy into the trend, going as far as buying one of the machines for her personal use, or so it’s been reported. The result is that Madonna is one of those very famous women who seem to be aging backwards. So, it’s not at all a surprise that she would launch her own skincare line. Called MDNA Skin—a play on her 2012 album—the launch includes a face wash, a chrome clay mask with its removal device—a product she demonstrated on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Monday night—as well as a serum and a rose mist, an item she has spoofed in a series of promotional videos with the Fat Jewish. (The nine units, ranging in price from $50 to $600, will be available on the line’s site as well as Barneys New York counters.) Madonna boldly stepped into the beauty world with a trusted partner at her side, Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank, the New York dermatologist whose Upper East Side office is hallowed ground for anti-aging obsessives. Here, Frank, who consulted on MDNA after working with Madonna on her personal skincare for some years, shares the pop star’s rules for better skin, the importance of consistency and discipline, and reveals the anti-aging product everyone should try.

How did you start working on the line?
I met Madonna almost three years ago when I started consulting her on skincare as her dermatologist. I didn’t know it, but at the time she was working on her skincare line with [a company called] MTG that would launch in Asia. As a cosmetic dermatologist, I’ve had many years of formulation, product development, and marketing experience working with the Estée Lauder Companies. Understandably, we had quite a bit to talk about. Madonna is an extremely meticulous consumer who is eagerly interested in not only beauty, but science. Whatever I suggested led to extensive conversations about all aspects of skincare and beauty. So, after many months of picking my brain and working together, she asked me to work as a consultant and sort of middleman between her vision and MTG.

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Madonna to attend the Monaco Yacht Show this Thursday

Madonna will be among guests to attend the Monaco Yacht Show this Thursday where Leonardo DiCaprio will be honoured for his marine and environmental conversation work.

Film star and activist Leonardo DiCaprio is to be honoured for his marine and environmental conservation work at the inaugural Monte-Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean event during the Monaco Yacht Show 2017. Hosted by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, the event will take place on September 28 at the Terraces of the Opera Garnier of Monte-Carlo with all proceeds from the evening being donated to initiatives helping form a sustainable global ocean.

Presided over by Prince Albert II of Monaco himself and hosted by global fundraising chair Milutin Gatsby, Event Chairs for the gala include celebrities such as Martin Scorsese, Kevin Spacey, Eva Longoria, Madonna, Arnold Scwarzenegger, Goldie Hawn, Uma Thurman, Joe Pesci and Tobey McGuire, thus significantly adding to the stars to look out for in Monaco.

During the course of the evening Leonardo DiCaprio will be presented with the Award of the Albert II of Monaco Foundation for his outstanding commitment to protect and preserve the environment. DiCaprio founded the conservation-focused Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation in 1998 which, alongside the star-studded Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Gala held in St Tropez each year, has donated millions to help raise awareness and support initiatives combatting climate change, aiding ocean conservation, wildlands conservation, indigenous rights and researching solutions to these global crises.

Other highlights of the evening include a live auction conducted by Simon de Pury, which will feature once-in-a-lifetime experiences, such as a luxury Antarctic expedition with explorer Johan Ernst Nilson, playing a game of five-a-side football against Neymar Jr, and a tennis match with Rafael Nadal. Other top lots include a week’s charter on 82.5 metre yacht O’Mega, Lorraine Schwartz’s stunning Planet Pendant necklace and fine art by the likes of Picasso, Jeff Koons and Francis Bacon.

Should you wish to attend the gala, it’s not too late to submit your ticket or table application and show your support for the organisations tackling some of the biggest threats facing our oceans.

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Madonna Does Kim Kardashian Impression, Reveals Erotic Presidential Dreams About Obama on ‘Tonight Show’

She also plugged her MDNA SKIN line.

Madonna came to play on Monday night’s (Sept. 25) Tonight Show, appearing in several segments where she showed off some of her favorite sparkly things from her new home in Lisbon, talked sexy presidential dreams, busted out a celebrity impression and slathered host Jimmy Fallon’s face with some of the products from her new MDNA SKIN line. Wearing a black jacket with sparkly silver lapels and a T-shirt featuring an image of her famous gap-tooth smile, the singer dropped a bejeweled skull on host Fallon’s desk and revealed that she’s still having “erotic dreams” about her last visit to the show, when former President Barack Obama was also a guest.

“It is the true,” she laughed when Fallon tried to change the subject away from her erotic fantasies. “I always wanted to meet him and you did it!” And, despite Jimmy’s claims that Madonna was shy when meeting the former commander-in-chief, the pop icon swore that Obama gave her a little “look.” Watch the silly exchange and see Fallon try on the singer’s rejuvenating chrome clay mask.

Madonna speaks on stage at the Billboard Women in Music 2016 event on Dec. 9, 2016 in New York City.
 

Madonna also told Jimmy she wanted to interview herself, so the pair played a little game of Lip Flip. With Falllon’s lips superimposed on her face, Madonna appeared to admit she likes speaking in a fake British accent, while Fallon took on a beefy Brooklyn tone and chatted about his dog, Juan.

Things got super weird when Madonna lost her mind about the recent eclipse, at which point Fallon (but really Madonna, pay attention will ya?) inexplicably sang an improvised tune about eclipses to the strains of Bon Jovi’s “You Give Love a Bad Name.” And then Madonna did an impression of Kim Kardashian arriving at a party and beatboxed some Run-DMC and that was the weirdest thing ever.

 

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You have to watch Madonna’s hilarious impression of Kim Kardashian

The Queen of Pop even sings a bit of Bon Jovi…

Madonna stopped by the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon this week to promote her new line of MDNA skincare products, but as the pop icon said herself, he loves to play a game.

Cue: Lip Flip.

Madge and Jimmy swapped lips through the power of some camera trickery to speak for each other.

But when Madonna was urged to do an impression of Kim Kardashian entering a party, her response was simple but hilarious.

Oh and Kim leaving the party caused the crowd to burst out laughing too.

Let’s just say there’s an air of Alaska Thunderfuck about the impression too…

 

If that wasn’t enough, Madonna also burst into a rendition of Bon Jovi’s classic hit You Give Love A Bad Name to sing about the recent eclipse that gripped America.

The 59-year-old singer recently moved to to Portuguese capital of Lisbon to focus on new music and her forthcoming next movie, Loved.

The film is an adaptation of Andrew Sean Greer’s 2013 novel The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells.

Related: RuPaul won’t deny that Madonna is a guest on the next season of Drag Race

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Big News: Madonna’s Skincare Line Arrives in the U.S. Tomorrow

When ageless icons give us the inside scoop on their trusted beauty tips and skincare routines, we pay close attention. And when said icons debut their own skincare lines? Well, we can hardly contain our excitement. Such is the case with Madonna’s line: MDNA SKIN. It’s not exactly new, per se, but it will be new to the U.S. population as of tomorrow, September 26. Do we have your attention yet?

Byrdie’s Editorial Director, Faith Xue, will be attending the official release tomorrow (and talking to the singer herself), to glean every juicy detail about the buzz-worthy skincare line. But in the meantime, we thought we’d share some helpful information about the line and why it just might give you the skin of your dreams—like an (answered) prayer. Keep reading for everything you need to know about Madonna’s MDNA SKIN line.  

 

Who

To provide some background, MDNA was founded in 2014 in collaboration with Madonna, the renowned Tuscan spa town of Montecatini Terme, and MTG—a well-known Japanese beauty care company. The line was grounded in the goal to provide beauty solutions to enhance (not hide) one’s individuality.

We also love the brand’s message and goal of inclusivity: “People possess their own unique beauty, no matter what their age, nationality, or gender is. However, they may not see it when they look in the mirror because they are measuring themselves against a stereotypical ideal. We strive to provide the key to opening the door your intrinsic beauty so that you may discover your true potential and through invigorated confidence, even change the way you live.”

A bold statement? Yes. But also, we’re very much aware of the borderline life-altering effect that a good skin day can have. Thus, we’re intrigued. 

 

What

The skincare line is comprised of two different components which encourage the engagement of all five senses: a technology-based weekly “ritual” and a product-based daily “routine.” As of right now, the details are hush-hush, but we do know the routine will be composed of a face wash, rose mist, serum, eye mask, and eye serum. Additionally, the main ingredient in the line is called M.T. Parca, which, according to the official press release, “regulates functioning at a cellular level,” with main elemental components including sodium, chlorine, iodine, calcium, lithium, and phosphorous. 

Not what you were expecting? Us either. However, according to the brand, these ingredients are natural to our body’s composition and therefore essential to the maintenance and stimulation of the skin’s health on a cellular level. The benefits: a balanced pH level, optimum skin functioning, replenished hydration, improved sebum balance, and increased cell turnover.

 

Where

Not surprisingly, the line will have some exclusivity as far as availability. As of September 26, you can shop for products at Barney’s New York and barneys.com or (FYI!) you can shop for them today on mdnaskin.us.

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Madonna’s $600 fancy magnetic face mask is finally coming to Canada

Madonna‘s MDNA skin care is already a top seller in Asia, and starting September 26th, we can finally get our hands on it too. “I’m tired of hearing people complain here that they can’t get it in America,” Madonna told WWDAnd while Canada isn’t the USA, thanks to Barneys, us Canadians will have a chance to sample the finer side of skincare too. The line doesn’t come cheap. It consists of various masks, serums, a rose mist and a face wash and starts at $50 for a set of four eye masks. The MDNA Skin Rejuvenator Set is the priciest item at $600.

The aforementioned set comes with their signature chrome clay mask, which is made from volcanic ash and eliminates impurities while delivering hydration to the skin. The coolest part about it, though, is that it comes off with a magnet. This is the Missy Elliot video version of face masks.

“It’s a line I can use every day,” Madonna continues. “Some things I use when I don’t wear makeup and am not doing shows, and others are specifically good for having to apply makeup and be on stage under lights.…I developed it for me specifically, but it also feels universal. I mean, my children use it, my friends use it.”

She kicked off the American launch with some teaser campaign shots featuring Instagram sensation, @thefatjewish.

Consider us intrigued.

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