If there’s one thing that Spoiled Pretty readers enjoy, it’s a good giveaway. Am I right?
With that said, here’s one I know you’re going to love:
Physicians Formula is giving away 1,000 FREE Organic Wear Blushes!
Starting at 12:00pm EST on Wednesday, March 26th, you can visit physiciansformula.com/OrganicWearBlushGiveaway and enter to win a free Organic Wear Blush (a $12 value).
The winners will receive an email with a printable coupon that they can bring to any participating Physicians Formula mass market and drugstore retailers to select their Organic Wear Blush shade – and will then walk out of the store with a free blush.
Physicians Formula Organic Wear products are available at mass market retailers nationwide.
Everytime I get an itch to expand my beauty arsenal, I pick up a new treat for my eyes or lips – and I often forget about my cheeks. I’ve been alternating between the same two blushes for about about a year, so I was overjoyed when MAC debuted their limited-edition Beauty Powder Blushes.
Available in eight gorgeous shades, these silky, smooth blushes offer a high-color payout. A little goes a long way – so gently sweep over cheeks, and use a slightly heavier hand on the apples for a bright pop of color.
MAC generously gifted me with four blushes from the collection. See below for swatches. Joyous has become my personal fave, and I have been applying with the fabulous 169 Angled Brush.
Left to right: Joyous – Peach with gold pearl; Sweetness – Intense blue pink; True Romantic – Mid-tone pink with silver pearl; and Serenely – Deep brownish red with gold pearl.
New from MAC: Beauty Powder Blush
Shimmering fine particles impart soft color in hard candy palette, to sweet and subtle effect. Eight shades of giddy deliciousness with pearl sheen and jet-milled perfection, to keep the glow going. Silky-fine, shot with pearl, this blush inspires a subtle glow in tandem with pure, bright, color vibe. Ultra-smooth, delivers a light and alluring shimmer together with a high-color payoff. In every way luxurious.
New MAC innovation for limited time only!
Shy Beauty – Pastel apricot with gold pearl (satin)
Feeling – Dirty plum with silver pearl (satin)
Sweetness – Intense blue pink (satin)
Joyous – Peach with gold pearl (satin)
True Romantic – Mid-tone pink with silver pearl (satin)
Serenely – Deep brownish red with gold pearl (satin)
Eversun – Neutral peach bronze with gold pearl (satin)
Secret Blush – Dirty neutral plum with gold pearl (satin)
Now available at MAC stores and counters, and at maccosmetics.com.
This Spring, shu uemura introduces their 126th collection, aptly named REBIRTH, in which Mr. Uemura tells a story about nature blooming in spring.
REBIRTH embraces the energy of the season, and translates these elements through vibrant colors. The collection features an abstract image of a flower blooming, drawn by Mr. Uemura himself. This collection is very special, as it was his last before passing away in December.
The REBIRTH collection includes the following limited-edition products:
*Tri-Color Eye Pencil in Aqua Flow and Energy Flow
*Pressed Eye Shadow in Spring Breeze, Earth Brown, Sun Stream, Yellow Elation, and Pristine Green
*Rouge Unlimited in Dewy Beige, Pink Bloom, and Serene Pink
*Glow On in Harmonious Orange and Tranquil Pink
*Nail Enamel in Gold Zest and Innocent Beige
As a tribute to this collection and Mr. Uemura’s work, shu uemura Principle Makeup Artists Jason Hoffman and Misumi Kitano created three very special looks.
Rita Brown, shu uemura Principle Makeup Artist, created this look (left), entitled BREEZE, exclusively for Spoiled Pretty readers!
Subtle highlight around the eye area
Rocket Eye Pencil in Aqua Flow – use grey pencil from lashline to mid-crease and under the eye
Pressed Eye Shadow in Spring Breeze – layer on top of pencil and blend up into the crease and under the eye
Pressed Eye Shadow in ME Beige 800 – inner corner of the eye
Liquid Eyeliner in Black – very tight line on the top and bottom
Precise Volume Mascara in Black – top and bottom
False Eyelashes Luxe in Black – top and bottom
Glow On Tranquil Pink – apply to cheekbone
Rouge Unlimited Pink Bloom – apply on top and bottom of lip
I’ll be testing the products soon, so check back for my review. To shop shu uemura, visit shuuemura.com.
I am absolutely infatuated with Lily Donaldson’s pink eye shadow in the new Spring 2008 ads for Max Mara.
I don’t know if I’m daring enough to rock this look. But for those of you who are, no need to purchase pink eye shadow (though MAC has a great selection). Just find a matte/satin pink blush that compliments your skin tone (I’m a fan of Bobbi Brown blushes), and apply with an eye shadow brush.
Let the shadow be the focus, and leave the rest of your face alone – think natural lashes, bare cheeks, and a nude, understated lip.
“I found my inspiration from the ethereal rising of the morning mist over a sun-splashed rainforest, lush with warm, ripening fruit and budding, bright blossoms. For me, this scene translated to a color story made up of tranquil eyes, sun-caressed skin, and bright, glossy lips. The result is a sheer, ephemeral look.”
–Alina Roytberg, Co-founder and Creative Director of Fresh.
Island Reverie Face Palette is an easy-to-use multi-purpose palette that captures the essence of a warm, sun-splashed day spent in the lush tropics.
Easy-to-use and multi-functional formulas containing nourishing ingredients and gorgeous textures not only enhance the look but also improve the complexion. All five powders are mineral based and provide a natural-looking finish. Palette includes three luminous eyeshadows in Tiare (sheer champagne), Plumeria (sheer shell pink), and Rum (rich coffee), Blush in Island Reverie (coral), and Bronzing Face Luster in Treasure Cove (universally radiant golden bronze with crushed pearls).
Sugar Lip Gloss in Sugar Cherry (limited edition) is a juicy, cool, cherry red that is gorgeous, glossy, and good for your lips.
Skin-smoothing humectants and moisturizers like sugar, shea butter, jojoba oil, grape seed oil, and black currant seed oil, are blended with the powerful antioxidant Vitamin E.
Available at Fresh and Sephora.