Drew Barrymore Talks Beauty: “Happiness Is the Best Makeup Any Woman Can Wear”

E!Online did this great article where Drew talks about her new cosmetics line “Flowers Beauty” I love her philosophy about the line and wanting all women to be able to afford it!

L.A.’s chic SLS Hotel proved to be the most stylish space in town yesterday as herds of fashion and beauty bloggers from all over the country crowded into the space for Lucky magazine’s Fashion and Beauty Blog Conference.

While Kelly Osbourne and designer Betsey Johnson each offered a brilliant, candid energy to the crowd during their speeches on stage, Drew Barrymore truly brought down the house and caused quite a stir thanks to her mega star power and brand new cosmetics line, Flower Beauty.

The actress, who typically keeps a relatively low profile, opened up to the crowd about life as a new mom and an entrepreneur and, quite possibly, even learned a thing or two about building a brand in an industry with an outspoken (and very attentive!) audience.

“I’ve worked with the makeup world my whole life. I’ve saved every piece of makeup along the way and fell in love with the creativity of the whole process,” the actress, who developed her affordable cosmetics line while pregnant, told us. “I wanted to give women department store quality at a mass retailer price. Women deserve that!”

Barrymore’s charming Flower Beauty line (which currently includes 181 different products) already stocks a number of her latest must-haves (the Petal Kiss lipstick and Skincognito concealer, for starters), but she explains that many elements are still a work in progress.

“Sure, I’ve been a nutcase over the years experimenting with my style, but I didn’t want to launch out the gate with crazy colors. I wanted the brand to be one that women can rely on first; but life is too short not to be bold, so those colors will come,” she assured her fans.

And while Drew’s adorable appeal was undeniable, several outspoken attendees called the actress out on being inaccessible in every way—a huge turn-off to social media-addicted bloggers.

“Before this endeavor, I was incredibly private. The last thing I wanted was to have transparency with people,” she admitted. “But on a business level, the time is now. It’s where everything is going, so let’s get it on!” she cheered.
Moments later, after a bit of prodding from the crowd, she spontaneously agreed to developing an interactive page on her Flower Beauty site for fans to reach out to her ASAP with their comments and suggestions.
How’s that for impressive progress?

And lastly, the forever young flower child won us all over with her warm and fuzzy tokens of wisdom to close out the conference. “Happiness is the best makeup any woman can wear. It’s all about the inside…that’s where the poison or the sunshine lays.”

Lucky‘s Fashion and Beauty Blog Conference

On Thursday Drew attended the Lucky‘s Fashion and Beauty Blog Conference and Cocktail Party. Pictures from the events have been added to the gallery!

Gallery Links:
Drew Barrymore Online > April 5 | Lucky Magazine Hosts First-Ever Two Day FABB West
Drew Barrymore Online > April 5 | Lucky Magazine Hosts First-Ever Two Day FABB West – Panel
Drew Barrymore Online > April 5 | FABB West Opening Night Cocktail Party
Drew Barrymore Online > April 5 | FABB West Opening Night Cocktail Party – Inside

Drew Barrymore: Women Can’t Have It All – and Here’s Why

This week Drew attended Lucky‘s Fashion and Beauty Blog Conference and while there talked about why she doesn’t have it all.

It seems like Drew Barrymore can do it all: act, direct, produce, run businesses and be a mom — but she confesses that is far from the truth.

“I can’t and I don’t,” Barrymore said at Lucky‘s Fashion and Beauty Blog Conference Thursday in Los Angeles.

“It sucks when you’ve worked really hard for certain things and you have to give them up because you know that you’re going to miss out on your child’s upbringing, or you realize that your relationship has suffered.”

For the new mom to 6-month-old Olive — her first child with husband Will Kopelman — this has meant giving up one of her biggest passions: directing.

“I can’t direct right now because I would miss out on my daughter. It was heartbreaking to let it go, but it was a clear choice,” Barrymore explains.

“I was raised in that generation of women can have it all, and I don’t think you can. I think some things fall off the table. The good news is, what does stay on the table becomes much more in focus and much more important.”

While she no longer directs, the first-time mom currently has two flourishing new businesses under her belt, Barrymore Wines and Flower cosmetics, and manages to run them without missing out on diaper duty too often.

“The work-at-home component is brilliant,” says Barrymore, 38. “I was doing all my business meetings between 12 and 2 because that’s when my daughter was napping, and it helped tremendously!”

Those times when she can’t work from home, the actress admits she does feel some remorse.

“I feel guilty all the time — but you combat it by being a superhero,” says Barrymore. “When you go out there in the world you have to remember, ‘I’m doing the best I can, I’m doing it for them, and I’m going to be there for them too. I’m just going to figure out the balance.’”

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It’s Official: Drew Barrymore to Star Opposite Adam Sandler in Warner Bros. Romantic Comedy

The Hollywood Reporter shares that Drew will be co-starring with Adam Sandler in a new Romantic Comedy!

Drew Barrymore is once again re-teaming with Adam Sandler, signing on to Sandler’s untitled romantic comedy set up at Warner Bros., The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The project, which was initially called Blended when it was set up as a pitch in 2007, centers on a man and a woman who, after a disastrous first date, get trapped at a family resort with their kids from previous marriages in tow. An attraction begins to grow despite comedic mishaps.

Sandler boarded the project in February; at the time, Barrymore was pegged as the frontrunner for the female lead.
Frequent Sandler director Frank Coraci is helming the project, which is being produced by Mike Karz and Sandler’s Happy Madison shingle.

Barrymore has co-starred in two of Sandler’s best reviewed and most successful comedies, 1998’s The Wedding Singer (also directed by Coraci) and 2004’s 50 First Dates.

The actress last starred in 2012’s whale rescue drama Big Miracle.