Thanks to my girl, Amber, I’m on board the Twilight train and I don’t want this wild ride to end.

I saw Twilight twice in it’s first week in the theater. I just finished Breaking Dawn, the fourth book in the series. My sister rocked my world today when she gave me Twilight: The Complete Illustrated Movie Companion for Christmas. This behind-the-scenes guide features full-color photos of the cast, locations, and sets, as well as storyboards, interviews, and much more.

As a Twilight enthusiast/beauty addict, one of the best parts of the book is an interview with Jeanne Van Phue, the movie’s head makeup artist. She talks about her love for makeup, and gives the skinny on happenings behind-the-scenes.

“With makeup you can transform someone, make them look beautiful; you can change the eyebrows and make someone’s eyes look bigger,” says Van Phue. “People don’t realize makeup may be covering a blemish or black-and-blue mark. We’re trained to make people look better, or older, or stressed out. We do all that!”

“Edward is the hero, so I had to make him look the best [out] of everyone…Rob looks drop-dead gorgeous, so I applied his makeup a little thinner. The pale makeup takes the life out of you, so I let a tiny bit of his natural skin tone come through. I made his eyes look more beautiful and put a little lip stain to make him look more appealing. Rob looks different from the others; we wanted him to stand out.”

If you’re a fan of my Twilight-inspired posts, you already know that Van Phue used Benefit’s Silky Finish Lipstick in Ms. Behavin on Robert Pattinson, who plays Edward Cullen in the film. Well, I had such a positive response to that article that I’m partnering with Benefit for a giveaway – Twilight style.

Five readers will win Benefit’s Silky Finish Lipstick in Ms. Behavin, a mulberry glaze (retail value $18). The innovative formula slides on silky smooth for the softest, sexiest lips ever. Sheer coverage with buildable color…wear as little or as luscious as you like. Lipstick glides on effortlessly with the slant tip for flawless, even coverage.

To enter, send an email to The subject line should read “Benefit Twilight Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Wednesday, December 31st. Five winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Thursday, January 1st, I’ll announce the winners’ names. Please, only one entry per person; duplicate entries will not increase your chances of winning. Contest is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only.

Good luck!

6 Comments on Spoiled Pretty Teams Up With Benefit Cosmetics for Twilight-Inspired Giveaway

  1. Noggy
    December 27, 2008 at 7:23 PM (10 years ago)

    Mulberry is such a great shade for my fall/winter wardrobe. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  2. Lyndsay
    December 28, 2008 at 4:42 AM (10 years ago)

    This is a great giveaway, my daughter is a huge fan of the whole Twilight series and I would give this to her.

  3. Anonymous
    December 28, 2008 at 5:39 AM (10 years ago)

    on a non-beautyrealted note, if you like twilight your should read charlaine harris’s series. it’s what HBO’s true blood is based on, but the books are way better. i’ve even gotten my husband and brother-in-law to read them.

  4. Anonymous
    December 28, 2008 at 7:52 PM (10 years ago)

    What do we have to send in our email? Is there any info we need to include?

  5. Alana
    December 29, 2008 at 5:15 AM (10 years ago)

    Yeah, I have the same question.
    Do we need to include our name, address, etc?

  6. Ana Cristina
    December 29, 2008 at 4:59 PM (10 years ago)

    What an awesome giveaway. I’ll definitely be entering.
    I second the recommendation that you check out Charlaine Harris’s Sookie Stackhouse series. You may have seen or heard of the HBO show, “True Blood,” which is based on these books. They’re really good.

    Do you mind if I post about this giveaway on my Twilight site (