Month: September 2010

Makeup Mondays With Mario: Nose Job

Celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic is answering your burning beauty questions!!! Every Monday, he will answer a beauty/skin care question as part of a weekly column on Spoiled Pretty, Makeup Mondays with Mario.

Hello Mario!

I have a roman nose with the classic bump on the bridge. I’ve been searching on how to minimize this problem, but can only find tips on how to minimize a wide or long nose. I understand that dark recedes and light makes things more pronounced. I got so frustrated with my lack of contouring skills that I decided to cancel out my whole nose and just shade the whole thing. Boy was that a mistake – haha. For some reason my nose was even more pronounced! Can you offer a some kind of makeup suggestion for this beak of mine? Thank you so much, and I love your work!

xoxo,
Susan


Hi Susan,

I’m no stranger to the beak, especially being of Albanian decent! My mother and father both actually have “the roman nose,” as do so many men and women in eastern Europe. Unfortunately, makeup will not make such a big difference in decreasing the bump on the bridge. You will see best results in a photo once contoured properly rather than in person. Here’s how to give your self a mini nose job…

You were right about dark shades receding and lighter shades emphasizing and bringing things out. Keep that in mind and with a small shadow brush, apply your lighter shade below and above the bump in the center. Make sure the bump is matte and with the darker, matte shade, very lightly sweep over it. There should be no harsh lines visible. Again, using the darker shade, you’re now going to apply it to the tip of the nose that hangs downward so when you’re looking straight at yourself in the mirror it should appear as if your nose ends where the dark shadow on the tip begins. Contouring takes a lot of practice so I advise that you try this out many times before you go out. Good luck!

Thanks for visiting Makeup Mondays with Mario!

xo,
Mario

Got a question for Mario? Email your makeup and skin care queries to spoiledprettyquestions@gmail.com, and check back next Monday to read Mario’s expert advice!

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Beauty Week at HauteLook!!!

In celebration of Beauty Week, HauteLook has rounded up a collection of your favorite brands – and some alluring newcomers – all in one place. Stila and LORAC are back by popular demand with must-have color sets, lip gloss collections, and sparkly blushes and bronzers to complete your fall look. Treat your tresses to Alterna’s luxe haircare and get glowing skin with DDF’s bestsellers. A radiant smile is just a few steps away with GO SMiLE’s easy-to-use whitening system, and lush lashes are here to stay with RapidLash’s lengthening serum.

The HauteLook Beauty Week lineup includes:

Monday, September 20*

Stila Cosmetics
Somme Institute
Alterna
InStyler
NuFace

Tuesday, September 21*

DDF
Lorac
Go SMILE
Sprayology

Wednesday, September 22*

NYX
LightStim
RapidLash
D’ Arcy Skincare

*Sales start daily at 8:00 am PT. Don’t be late!

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MAC Venomous Villains

 
‘Member back in May when I scooped y’all about MAC Cosmetics’ clever collabo with Disney? Well, Venomous Villains is almost here and Spoiled Pretty has a sneak peek at the collection.

A potion to poison, an apple to bite, a spell to cast…bad never looked so good. A crystal ball of color created from your favorite Disney Venomous Villains, inspired by the three most infamously frosty, fabulous and formidable of Disney’s Dark Ladies…and one dastardly Dr. Facilier. Don’t you love it? A MAC and Disney collaboration to celebrate the dark side in every one of us, in a glamorous sort of way. Who’s the fairest one of all? Four separate mini-collections, in haute animated couture. The incomparable Cruella de Vil and Snow White’s Evil Queen, each featured on one ultra primary displayer Sleeping Beauty’s Maleficent and The Princess and the Frog’s Dr. Facilier are both up to no good on their own. Uniquely designed iconic packaging you will kill for, cunning characters and bedeviled beauties that are so alluring, you can’t help but wonder: what would it be like to be one?

CRUELLA DE VIL


Eye Shadow, $15.50

Sweet Joy: Frosted creamy pale gold (Frost)
De-Vil: Rich copper (Veluxe pearl)
Carbon: Intense black (Matte)

Lipstick, $15.50

Innocence, Beware!: Light yellow pink (Cremesheen)
Heartless: Cherry red (Amplified)

Lipglass, $15.50

Wicked Ways: Light nude with gold pearl
Devilishly Stylish: Deep fuchsia with pink pearl

Powder Blush, $19.50

Darkly My Dear: Dirty brown plum (Matte)

Beauty Powder, $25

Her Own Devices: Cool nude

Penultimate Eye Liner, $16.50

Rapidblack: True black

EVIL QUEEN

Eye Shadow, $15.50

Her Alter Image: Light violet (Veluxe pearl)
Vainglorious: Bronze burgundy (Frost)
Vile Violet: Deep dirty blue purple (Matte)

Lipstick, $15.50

Toxic Tale: Bright coral (Satin)
Sinister: Soft brown plum (Lustre)

Lipglass, $15.50

Strange Potion: Soft coral pink
Hot House: Deep raspberry with pink pearl

Powder Blush, $19.50

Bite of an Apple: Soft coral pink (Matte)

Beauty Powder, $25

Oh So Fair: Clean pink with gold pearl

Penultimate Brow Marker, $16.50

MALEFICENT

Mineralize Eye Shadow (DUO), $21

My Dark Magic: Deep pink with pink pearl/Deep plum with purple pearl
She Who Dares: Deep navy with blue pearl/Deep forest green with lime green pearl

Lipstick, $15.50

Violetta: Bright clean violet purple (Amplified)
Dark Deed: Burgundy plum (Amplified)

Lipglass, $15.50

Revenge Is Sweet: Light yellow purple
Wrong Spell: Deep plum with pink purple

Beauty Powder, $25

Briar Rose: Soft violet pink with pearl

Nail Lacquer, $13

Bad Fairy: Red with red multi-changing pearl
Formidable!: Teal green with pink multi-changing pearl
Mean & Green: Purple with teal multi-changing pearl

DR. FACILIER

M·A·C Magically Cool Liquid Powder, $29.50

Truth & Light: Sheer shimmer that reflects silver and pink
Cajun: Sheer bronze shimmer that reflects gold

Lipgelée, $15.50

Resort Life: Off white with pink pearl

Greasepaint Stick, $17.50

Slick Black: True carbon black
French Quarter: Dirty black green with multi-colour pearl

Pigment, $19.50

Melon: Soft bright golden peach (Frost)
Brash & Bold: Bright magenta (Frost)
Push the Edge: Deep bright purple with pearl (Frost)

Zoom Fast Black Lash: Deepest black, $14

MAC I’m So Vain Mirror, $12

Compact inspired by collaboration; interior contains standard mirror on one side and magnifying mirror on alternate side.

MAC Venomous Villains will be on counter starting September 30 through October 2010.

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Les Khakis De Chanel Nail Polish

This summer, I was a little late jumping on the Chanel Nouvelle Vague nail polish bandwagon. By the time I discovered the rockin’ robin’s egg blue lacquer at a local salon, I could only get a manicure. Buying a bottle there – or anywhere else – was out of the question, as the shade was sold out everywhere. Well, except for eBay, where a single bottle had a price tag of $75.

After missing out on Nouvelle Vague, I swore I would never again be tardy to a Chanel LE VERNIS party. And I don’t want you to be singing the shoulda woulda coulda’s either. Which is why I beseech you to buy Les Khakis De Chanel, a collection of three nail polishes developed in celebration of Vogue’s Fashion’s Night Out.

Three limited-editions hues (Khaki Rose, a dusky pink-beige; Khaki Vert, a mossy foam green; and Khaki Brun, a pale stony taupe) are must-haves for any beauty lover’s polish collection…especially if you’re like me and appreciate an edgy, neutral nail. The shades can be worn alone, but I’ve been told they can be particularly edgy when all three are painted in an alternating, camouflage-y pattern.

Considering I’ve got my hands full with a 3 week old baby, I’m gonna stick to a minimal mani and leave the artistry to you nail philes out there.

Les Khakis De Chanel are now available at Chanel boutiques, Chanel.com and select department stores.

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