Archive of ‘Blush’ category

CORALista Giveaway, Sponsored by Benefit Cosmetics

coralista+benefit+cosmetics CORALista Giveaway, Sponsored by Benefit Cosmetics
When you look in the mirror, does your face look like it could use a vacay?

Take a tropical pleasure trip with Benefit’s CORALista. Sweep this blush onto cheeks to wake up your complexion and put a smile on your face.

On Saturday, CORALista met TIREDista (that would be me) – and I found this warm coral pink blush to be the perfect antidote to the dreaded winter pallor. And yes, even brown girls can look anemic…lately I’ve been looking particularly pale, a la Dead Presidents.

CORALista is oh so flattering and goes on sheer – so you have to be really heavy-handed to overdo it. To apply, swirl the brush in the box & blow off excess. Smile and brush lightly across the apples of your cheeks, starting from the hairline and working in.

CORALista retails for $28…but one of you is gonna get lucky because Spoiled Pretty is partnering with Benefit to give away one CORALista, pro bono.

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “Benefit CORALista Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday, February 1st. One winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, February 2nd, I’ll announce the winner’s name. 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!

SAG Awards Beauty: Angelina Jolie

angelina+jolie+sag+2009 SAG Awards Beauty: Angelina Jolie
Angelina looked stunning in a dark, navy blue Max Azria gown. Celebrity makeup artist Mary Burton wanted to create a 60’s look and chose to focus on Angelina’s eyes by applying lots of eyeliner and mascara. She used Lancôme Artliner in Noir just above the lash line. To compliment Angelina’s eye color and to make her eyes really stand out, she applied a bluish grey eyeshadow – YSL Ombre Solo Double Effect Eyeshadow in #3 Silk Blue – to the eyelid. Finally, she applied several coats of Lancôme Courbe Virtuôse Mascara in Black. Mary added a touch of pink to the apples of Angie’s cheeks using Shu Uemura blush in M Pink 31. To create ultra-shiny and luminous lips, Mary used Lancôme Color Fever Gloss in Rose Jolie, natch.

Kim Kardashian Makes Men Swoon By Using MAC Blush

kim+kardashian+blush Kim Kardashian Makes Men Swoon By Using MAC Blush
On her blog, Kim shares her secret for making men swoon…

mac+swoon Kim Kardashian Makes Men Swoon By Using MAC BlushI love MAC ‘Pink Swoon’ blush. I think it is the perfect pink blush to add some color to the apple of your cheeks! A pink blush adds life and somehow gives this girly fresh look. You just look alive when you add blush. I always keep a blush in my purse at all times. ‘pink swoon’ is the perfect pink.

For more of Kim Kardashian’s beauty and makeup tips, click here!

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NARS Spring 2009 Collection: Heart of Desire

nars+heart+of+desire NARS Spring 2009 Collection: Heart of Desire
Introducing NARS Spring 2009, a color collection inspired by the 1970’s boasting pastel hues and berry shades for a look of pure chic.

Both strong and sophisticated, this collection features two new must-have products, the Blush Duo and the Duo Concealer.

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NARS Blush Duo
François Nars has always considered blush a critical beauty building block. The double compact opens to reveal one highlighting and one sculpting shade, allowing you to literally shape your desired look.
Hungry Heart – Iridescent gold ivory and pink sand with golden sheen

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NARS Duo Concealer
Since the skin on your face is not created equal, one shade of concealer usually won’t suffice.
This new palette features two complementary shades that can be blended together or used individually. Creamy and completely crease-resistant, the Duo Concealer is lightweight but still able to provide smooth, opaque coverage to eradicate skin redness, imperfections, and under-eye shadows.
Vanilla/Honey – Fair complexions
Custard/Ginger- Light to medium complexions
Praline/Toffee – Medium to dark complexions

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NARS Duo Eyeshadow
To celebrate spring’s delicate femininity, François Nars introduces two new shimmery and frosty hued Duo Eyeshadows to the collection.
Egea – Frosted sage and smoky lilac
Hula Hula – Strawberry with gold particles and hazelnut with gold glitter particles

baby+girl NARS Spring 2009 Collection: Heart of Desire
NARS Single Eyeshadow
Whether your mood is classic or playful, these three new Single Eyeshadows provide all the color combinations necessary to complete your makeup look. Go for a subtle, natural look with shades of pink and gold or a touch of sophistication with a sweep of the matte dusty red hue.
Baby Girl* – Cotton candy with golden undertones and gold particles
Grenadines – Matte garnet
Night Sun – Bright marigold with gold particles

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NARS Multiple Duo
This two-in-one convenience pairs the complementary colors of Orgasm and South Beach of the versatile, multi-purpose cult favorite for eyes, lips and cheeks.
Orgasm/South Beach – Peachy pink and apricot with shimmer

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NARS Multiple Bronzer
NARS extends its Multiple Bronzer shade range with this new hue. Rich in anti-oxidants, this bronzing stick is formulated to strengthen, support and repair the skin while creating an all-over warmth and contour for the entire face.
Cap Vert – Medium to dark complexions with red undertones

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NARS Lip Gloss
Drench lips with this new sheer and shiny shade to echo the delicate and fresh feel of the season.
Sweet Revenge – Sheer pink grapefruit

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NARS Lipstick
This new sheer jewel tone adds a pop of color, for juicy berry-stained lips. The creamy formula glides on smoothly and leaves a hint of sexy shine.
Shrinagar – Metallic raspberry

The Spring 2009 collection is currently available at narscosmetics.com.

*Is there anything finer than a shimmery NARS shadow named Baby Girl?

New From MAC: Brunette Blonde Redhead

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To each their own.

MAC+Brunette+Blonde+Redhead+2 New From MAC: Brunette Blonde RedheadThree dramatically different personalities, three perfectly personalized palettes. Eyes, cheeks, lips, formulated to be coiffure-complementary. Bombshell or bookworm, no matter. Color-coordination this comprehensive makes it work! Designed to play-up the most potent and powerful accessory a girl has: her hair. The complete opposite of contrivance – this is simplicity itself.

So basic it’s brilliant!

Lipstick
Marquise D': Sandy cream peach (Redhead)
Blow Dry: Pink coral (Redhead)
B-Babe: Rich pink (Blonde)
All’s Fair: Light purple pink (Blonde)
Chignon: Red plum (Brunette)
What A Do!: Neutral pink coral (Brunette)

Lipglass
Live and Dye: Cool pink (Redhead)
Red Devil: Coral orange (Redhead)
Strawberry Blonde: Deep pink red (Blonde)
Peroxide: White pink (Blonde)
Quick Tease: Red purple (Brunette)
Soft Wave: Tan bronze (Brunette)

Eye Shadow
Flip: Bronze gold (Redhead)
French Cuff: Burgundy purple (Redhead)
100 Strokes: Ice pink (Redhead)
Pincurl: Dusty white (Blonde)
Knight: Dark grey (Blonde)
Top Knot: Deep black purple (Blonde)
Deep Shade: Dusty blue (Brunette)
Henna: Dark gold (Brunette)
Femme-fi: Frosty golden cream (Brunette)

Mineralize Skinfinish
Redhead: Gold to salmon pink degrade (Redhead)
Blonde: Soft pink to rose degrade (Blonde)
Brunette: Soft coral to copper bronze degrade (Brunette)

Brushes
165 Tapered cheek/highlight ($34.00)
214 Short shader ($23.00)
226 Small tapered blending ($24.50)

Eye Kohl
Teddy: Dark-eyed bronze (Redhead)
Phone Number: Smudgy charcoal (Blonde)
Smolder: Intense black (Brunette)

Brow Set
Girl Boy: Fawned-over blondette (Redhead)
Clear: Color-free (Blonde)
Show Off: Full bodied brown (Brunette)

Availability: North America on January 9th, 2009 at all MAC locations, 1.800.588.0070, and maccosmetics.com. International locations – February 2009.

Award Winning FOTD

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Last night, I attended the PRSA/Philadelphia Pepperpot Awards – a celebration of outstanding performance in public relations by practitioners in agencies, industry, government, and non-profit organizations. The American Cancer Society’s Marketing Department (of which I am a member) was nominated for our efforts to pass Clean Indoor Air (smoke-free) legislation in Pennsylvania.

The Pepperpot Award has grown into one of the most coveted awards in the field of public relations, so I pulled out the big guns and went all out with my makeup. It’s a good thing I did, because my team ended up winning first place in the Public Affairs category! Yay us!

And the icing on the cake? Charm City Cakes, the bakery featured in the Food Network series, Ace of Cakes, created a magnificent confection that looked just like an actual pepperpot!

Here are the products I used to create my award-winning look:

Skin/Face:

I’ll Never Apply Blush The Same Way Again

jillian+dempsey Ill Never Apply Blush The Same Way AgainJillian Dempsey is a smart cookie. She’s the lucky lass who took McDreamy off the market. So when Jillian, a makeup artist and Global Creative Color Director for Avon, shared her tips for choosing and applying blush…you best believe I’m taking copious notes.

“When I’m working on a client, I smile so she’ll smile, which accentuates the best part of the cheeks to apply blush. I put the the highest concentration of color just outside of the fattest part of the cheeks – not directly under the eyes. You don’t want that flush of color to be too close to the nose or the temples because that screams ‘too much blush.'”

Since reading Jillian’s advice in November’s issue of Allure, I have been applying my blush exactly as she recommends. And I have to say that I am amazed at the difference a few millimeters can make. For the first time in what I fear is too long, I actually look like I’m blushing.

MAC Red She Said

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Passion, heat and danger come together to create this simply sparkling holiday collection. Lips are coloured in lusty shades with shimmering Dazzleglass to add resplendent moisture. Two shades of Mineralize Eye Shadows are zipped together by a strip of silver or gold, while shimmery blushes and silky nail lacquers accentuate a radiant holiday look.

REDSAIDAMBIENT MAC Red She Said

Lipstick
* Quiet Please: Sheer frosty pale beige
* Crazee: Frosty mid-tone coral red with pearl
* Pomposity: Frosty mid-tone blue pink with pearl
* “Red” She Said: Mid-tone blue red
* Soft Pause: Sheer dark brownish berry

Suggested Retail Price $14.00 U.S.

Dazzleglass
* Sugarrimmed: Milky pale pink with red, teal and white pearl
* Baby Sparks: Pale pink with violet pearl
* Miss Dynamite: Sheer orange-y copper with pearl
* Love Alert: Raspberry red with red pearl
* Date Night: Deep plum with blue and gold pearl

Suggested Retail Price $17.50 U.S.

Mineralize Eye Shadow
* Word of Mouth: Frosty pale beige/copper pearl stripe/frosty blue grey
* Threesome: Frosty burnt red/copper pearl stripe/frosty mid-tone pink
* Outspoken: Frosty plum/silver pearl stripe/frosty violet
* Persuasive: Frosty light blue/silver pearl stripe/frosty indigo
* Inter-view: Frosty deep navy/copper pearl stripe/frosty bronzy brown
* Danger Zone: Frosty true red/silver pearl stripe/frosty black

Suggested Retail Price $17.50 U.S.

Fluidline
* Silverstroke: Richly metallic platinum
* Blacktrack: Solid flat black

Suggested Retail Price $15.00 U.S.

Eye Brows
* Lingering: Soft taupe brown
* Spiked: Bottle brunette
* Stud: A deep rich blackened brown

Suggested Retail Price $14.50 U.S.

Fibre Rich Lash
* All Black: Black

Suggested Retail Price $12.00 U.S.

Beauty Powder Blush
* Stark Naked: Shimmery mid-tone mauve with gold pearl
* Enough Said: Shimmery light bronze with gold pearl

Suggested Retail Price $18.00 U.S.

Nail Laquer
* Beiged Bliss: Silken beige-brown
* Rougemarie: Immodestly sexy red-blue

Suggested Retail Price $11.00 U.S.

 MAC Red She Said

Available October 16, 2008 at MAC stores, counters and maccosmetics.com.

New From MAC: Manish Arora Collection

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India’s top designer, Manish Arora, teams up with MAC to create an extravagant limited-edition color collection. With its kaleidoscopic clash of shades, gem-studded compacts and maximalist vibe, this makes Indian pop culture fashionably the rage!

The Manish Arora collection for MAC consists of an eyeshadow palette, lipstick, Lipglass and blush. All are sold out online, but may still be available in stores.

Sweet Cheeks: NARS Super Orgasm Blush

super+orgasm Sweet Cheeks: NARS Super Orgasm Blush
New and only at Sephora: NARS Super Orgasm blush.

NARS amps up their legendary Orgasm blush to bring you Super Orgasm – the universally flattering shimmering peachy pink blush with an extra dose of golden sparkle. The super sexy pink flush gives the effect of an ultimate super, uh hum, afterglow. Can be worn alone or layered together for more depth.

Just last month, Sephora.com launched a “Ratings & Reviews” function that allows customers to provide product feedback…and NARS Super Orgasm gets a near perfect score. From coast to coast (plus Canada), ladies love the Super O.

Jinney from Boston, MA sums it up as “F***ing GORGEOUS!”

I’m sold. Guess where I’m headed on my lunch break tomorrow…

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