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MAC Fantasy of Flowers

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A glorious garden of irresistible shades unfolds, its hidden pleasures unearthed, as delicate pastel Pigments unfurl and the dewy sparkle of Cremesheen Glass casts a luminous gleam. Rose-coloured hues burst from lustrous Lipstick, while a heavenly hybrid of Mineralize Eye Shadows blossom with natural splendor. Cheeks are kissed with the graceful glow of Mineralize Blush, and vivid pops of colour flourish as Fluidline and Nail Lacquer bring this flowery fantasia to life.

MAC Fantasy of Flowers Lipsticks MAC Fantasy of Flowers

LIPSTICK ($15)

  • Fleur d’Coral: pale creamy peach (lustre)
  • Naked Bud: neutral sheer nude (lustre)
  • Dreaming Dahlia: sheer red-coral (lustre)
  • Rose Lily: sheer pastel pink (lustre)
  • Snapdragon: mid-tone blue pink (lustre)
  • Heavenly Hybrid: mid-tone berry (lustre)

 

MAC Fantasy of Flowers Cremesheen Glass MAC Fantasy of Flowers

CREMESHEEN GLASS ($20)

  • Nectarsweet: soft pink-peach
  • Flare for Fantasy: mid-tone pink-beige
  • Pagoda: frosted cool pink
  • Playful Petal: electric magenta
  • Star Quality: bright orange-coral
  • Galaxy Rose: mid-tone violet pink

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Tory Burch Launches Fragrance and Beauty Collection

Tory Burch Fragrance and Beauty Collection Tory Burch Launches Fragrance and Beauty CollectionLast week, Tory Burch added a new fragrance and beauty collection to her stylish empire.

Tory describes her eponymous fragrance as “a balance of femininity and tomboy, citrus and floral, grounded and graceful.” Floral peony and tuberose blend with crisp citrus notes of grapefruit and neroli — anchored by earthy vetiver.

Back in 2009, I interviewed my fellow Philadelphian and she named Vetiver by Guerlain as her signature scent. So I’m not surprised that vetiver (which her dad, Buddy, also wore) became the signature note for her first fragrance. (more…)

Urban Decay Summer 2011 Collection

A few weeks ago, Urban Decay sent me their Summer 2011 Collection to test and review. As a huge fan of Urban Decay (they’re one of my all time favorite brands – I love their rock and roll vibe and I’m addicted to their 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencils), I always have high expectations for new products. And this collection does not disappoint.

Usually when I receive an entire collection to review, I’ll choose a few of the best products and feature them here. This collection, which is comprised of some familiar faces and some new makeup bag staples, has so many choice products that I’m going to review the whole she-bang.

Okay, time to break it down…

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The Rollergirl Nail Kit includes six mini bottles of summer’s IT shades: Fame (shimmery beige), Superfreak (gold glitter), Xanadu (Purple Glitter), Miss T (pearly fuchsia), Woodstock (hot pink) and Love Train (iridescent white). Something to note about these lilliputian lacquers is that each brush has 220 strands, just like a standard polish brush – so it delivers the same flawless finish as a bigger bottle. I painted a pedicure using Woodstock a two weeks ago and it’s still holding on and looking hot.

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Even if you own just about every Urban Decay product that exists – like me – here’s a reason you should still add the Rollergirl Eyeshadow Palette to your shopping list: one of the shadow shades, Verve (pale champagne with oyster shimmer), is exclusive to this set. And don’t let the name fool you. There’s more to this kit than just eyeshadows. You also get a full-sized 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Whiskey (dark brown) and a mini Crush Lip Junkie Lipgloss (sheer bright hot pink with a vanilla mint flava).

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Urban Defense Tinted Moisturizers are great for this time of year when a face of foundation is just too much. The formula is buildable and breathable for comfortable wear. And it’ got SPF 20 to protect your baby face from the summer sun.

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I’ve been wearing Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer Potion for years and while I wouldn’t change the formula for anything, the packaging left much to be desired. You could never seem to get all of the product out of the I Dream Of Genie-esque tube, and makeup addicts everywhere were pissed. Some of them even took to YouTube, demonstrating how to saw the shit open to extract every drop. Well, Urban Decay has responded in a BIG way. They’ve re-packaged the product in a squeezable tube – with 10% more product than before. If you wear eyeshadow, Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion is a must. When used as a base, your eyeshadow will not move or crease for 24 hours. I kid you not. And what’s more – the pigment of your shadow appears truer and more vibrant…not some washed out version of what you see in the shadow pan. It’s available in 4 shades: Original (invisible), Eden (tawny matte finish), Greed (glimmering gold) and Sin (champagne shimmer). If you buy anything in this post, this should be it.

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Urban Decay is not kidding when they describe Cannonball Ultra Waterproof Mascara‘s formula as mermaid worthy. I wear Cannonball during my infant son’s weekly swim lessons and it does not budge. Well, not until I remove it with Urban Decay’s Meltdown Makeup Remover.

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Even though I’m brown, I still like to up the ante in the summertime. What I love about Baked Face and Body Bronzers is that they are the antithesis of the flat, orangey bronzers that I loathe. The three shades deliver a gorgeous sunkissed glow that actually looks like it may have come from, well, the sun. I’m going to Miami in a few days and I couldn’t decided which one should come with. In the end, I opted for Gilded (smoldering bronze shimmer). Besides being a gorgeous shade, I also figured that it could pull double duty as an eyeshadow. Genius consideration, right?

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Lip Love Honey-Infused Lip Therapy gives lips a sheer/stained effect. The conditioning formula nourishes your pout, sans stickiness. Available in five shades (Stung, a sheer blackberry, is the prettiest IMO), the gloss smells and tastes like honey. Problem is I don’t like honey – the smell or the taste of it. But if you don’t have honey hangups, these are some gorgeous glosses to add to your collection.

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Urban Decay is celebrating 15 years in the beauty biz with the Quinceanera Makeup Bag. This baby is already packed in suitcase for Miami. It’s the perfect size for a product packrat like me. Roomy enough so that I can travel with enough stock, but not so cavernous that I’m tempted to fill it up with everything I own. LOVE!

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Finally, there’s the Urban Bride Kit. Urban Decay says, “If you’re looking for something new to give your favorite bride, lavish her with this decadent gift-ready box of travel-sized products designed to keep her looking exquisite all day (and night, wink wink).” But, honestly, you don’t need to be a bride-to-be to enjoy this set. I’ve been a Mrs. for 4 years and I’m crushing on this kit. It contains:
• Razor Sharp Ultra-Definition Finishing Powder to diffuse lines for a flawless airbrushed look.
• Urban Decay’s best-selling original formula Eyeshadow Primer Potion (full-sized) and Supercurl Curling Mascara to keep her eyes looking fresh.
• Lip Junkie Lipgloss in Midnight Cowboy to give bare and lightly colored lips a sensual, come-hither shine or electrify darker lipcolor with more texture.
• All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray to ensure her look stays put for 16 incredible hours.
• Marshmallow Sparkling Lickable Body Powder to keep the party going long after the guests have left.

I was so impressed with All Nighter that I bought Deslick (their other makeup setting spray that also addresses oil overload) yesterday at Sephora.

So there you have it. Which products are going on your wish list?

Sponsored Post: The Bronzed and the Beautiful Shop BeautyTicket.com

I’m a firm believer in the ‘before you leave the house, take off one accessory’ rule. Unfortunately, when it comes to beauty, a one-way ticket to tackyville isn’t so easily averted. So my best advice to avoid going overboard is to think simple before applying anything to your face.

One of the best ways to prevent product overload is to invest in a good bronzer. Adding warmth to your complexion allows you to get away with wearing less. This summer, BeautyTicket.com makes it easier than ever to get the look of healthy, sun-kissed skin without the damaging effects of the sun.

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Pop Beauty Face Class in Bronze Pop, $13.99 (you save $24)
Pop Beauty Bronze Face Class is a perfectly coordinated bronze-hued face palette in a sexy metallic wallet. This all-in-one pallet includes gorgeous shades for creating sultry summer eyes, glowing out-doorsy cheeks, and naturally gorgeous lips. Easy to follow instructions included!

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Stila Gel Bronzer, $11.99 (you save $12)
Get an instant bronze goddess glow in seconds! This lightweight gel bronzer gives you perfect all-over golden color – so you’ll look like you spent the day outdoors.

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Fusion Beauty GlowFusion Air Glow Self-Tanning System, $89.99 (you save $85)
Fusion Beauty is changing the face of self-tanning with the GlowFusion Air Glow Gun. Combined with the Micro-Nutrient Tinted Protein Tan Mist, the Air Glow Gun delivers instant, streak-free color to the skin, providing immediate color while binding with the skin’s natural melanin for a long-lasting tan that complements your natural skin tone. Ideal for use head to toe.

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Lola Cosmetics Face Bronzing Kit, $29.99 (you save $45)
Get your glow on with this three piece face bronzing set (a BeautyTicket.com exclusive!),
filled with Lola must-haves.
* Sand & Sun Bronzer Duo: combination of golden beige and warm bronze hues naturally enhance skin tone and adds a hint of shimmer.
* Prime Effects Pure Pigment Infusion: a conditioning color infusion to enhance your natural glow! Wear Prime Effects alone or mixed with your favorite primer or foundation for a more subtle effect.
* Lola Creme Blush: a creamy, easy to use stick that infuses cheeks with a hint of gold.

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Caudalie Fresh Complexion Tinted Moisturizer, $18.99 (you save $20)
This silky fluid enhances, evens and brightens the complexion for an immediate, natural healthy glow. Rich in active plant ingredients, it moisturizes and protects the youth of the skin. The lightweight moisturizer imparts nourishing ingredients and a light, sun-kissed glow for a healthy-looking complexion. Ideal for those of all skin types and fair to medium skin tones who want lightly tanned and deeply hydrated skin.

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Pixi Creme Cheek & Lip Duo, $9.99 (you save $16)
Velvety, moisture rich crème-to-powder cheek and lip crème provides smooth, silky color for naturally luminous skin. Delivers long lasting color with a real skin texture and blends easily for healthy skin. Formula infused with Rose Extract and Vitamin E to treat and nourish skin.



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JOEY NY Palette in SoBe Sunkissed, $16.99 (you save $28)
The SoBe Bronzing Palette is designed to help achieve the ultimate bronzed look without the sun. Contains everything you need for a complete sultry, healthy, and natural complexion with instant results! Formulated with Marine Collagen, the anti-aging ingredient for reducing the look of lines and hydrating. Perfect for all skin tones.

And here’s an obvious, but important tip for applying bronzer: use a light touch. A heavy application does not a golden goddess make. Start out slow and take it easy – the world only needs one Snooki.

Once you look like you’ve just returned from some sun-drenched isle, swipe on two coats of your must-have mascara and coat your pucker in a sheer gloss, and you’re good to glow!

Lancôme Giveaway Winner

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The lucky winner of Spoiled Pretty’s Bump It Up Giveaway, sponsored by Lancôme, is Brigette!

Brigette has won Amy Tara Koch’s much-anticipated pregnancy style guide Bump It Up: Transforming your Pregnancy into the Ultimate Style Statement. Brigette will also receive one of the author’s favorite beauty products – Lancôme’s Star Bronzer, which creates a sun-kissed look and instantly brightens the complexion.

Congrats to Brigette and many thanks to Lancôme for sponsoring this fabulous giveaway!

Makeup Mondays With Mario: Bronzer How-To

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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!


My question is about bronzer. Actually, I have a few questions. I am so confused! First, how do you choose your perfect shade of bronzer? Second, what is the best technique for applying powder bronzer? And do you have any favorites you can recommend?

Thanks a lot!
Lizzie
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Hi Lizzie,

When chosing a shade of bronzer, you should consider the following: dark skin tones look best with bronzers that have red in them. Lighter skin usually looks good with a more pale/pinkish bronzer. When applying bronzer, I like to frame the entire face. Sweep the bronzer along the hairline, on hollows of the cheeks and along your jawline. Don’t forget to apply a bit to the neck as well.

Because I use bronzer pretty much on most of the face, I prefer to go with a non-shimmery, powder bronzer. My faves are Smashbox Bronze Lights Bronzer in Suntan Matte* and Dior Bronze Matte Sunshine SPF 20. If you’re looking to achieve a bronze look but want to glow as well, try Eye M Glam highlighter at Giella.com*. Apply it on the cheekbones, inner corner of eyes, bridge of nose and on brow bones. It has a golden glow that looks amazing with bronzer. Thanks for visiting MMwM!

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!

*Mario used both of these products on Kim Kardashian for the Leather & Laces Superbowl party (photo above). To get the face, visit Mario’s blog!

Josie Maran Natural Wonder Powder Palette Giveaway Winners!

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Congrats to the following winners of the Josie Maran Natural Wonder Powder Palette giveaway:
carladgray
Julie
(fizzlette)
Shanhai
Staci (dailyglam)
Team Morris

The palette includes five eye shadows, two blush shades, and a bronzing powder for glowing radiance.

Many thanks to Josie Maran for sponsoring this giveaway…and stay tuned for Spoiled Pretty’s next contest.

Josie Maran Natural Wonder Powder Palette Giveaway!

josie+maran+spring+2010 Josie Maran Natural Wonder Powder Palette Giveaway!This Spring, Josie Maran created the perfect palette for you to unleash your inner makeup artist. With the Natural Wonder Powder Palette, you can create a variety of looks with the multiple shades, ranging from ashy bold pigments to classic neutrals. The palette includes five eye shadows, two blush shades, and a bronzing powder for glowing radiance.

Eye Shadows: Daydream (shimmery apricot), Hope (bright iridescent blue- purple), Desire (iridescent teal), Trance (shimmery gold), Think (shimmery copper brown)

Blush: Illusion (deep rose), Fiction (peachy pink)

Bronzing Powder: Beach No. 1 (bronze)

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This week, Spoiled Pretty is partnering with Josie Maran to put some spring into your step (and makeup bag). Five lucky readers will win the Natural Wonder Powder Palette (retail price: $35).

To enter the giveaway, leave a message in the comments section; make sure to leave a way for me to get in touch, just in case you get lucky. Contest is open to U.S. residents only. The giveaway ends at noon (EST) on Friday, March 5, 2010. Good luck!

Darac TourQuam 3-D Face Sculpting Brush, Nothing Compares 2 U

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After using Darac’s TourQuam 3-D Face Sculpting Brush, I have one thing to say to all of the other makeup brushes on the market: you should be ashamed of yourselves.

For applying powder products, nothing compares to the TourQuam brush. Nothing.

This Jetsons-esque tool has a magnet hidden in the handle. Because all powders have an iron oxide, magnetic base, this brush attracts the perfect amount of product. Which means no wasting your precious powders. And no more tapping and blowing on the bristles to avoid looking like a character straight outta Kabuki theater. So not necessary.

Seriously…even you unintentionally heavy-handed makeup junkies will be amazed at how this brush keeps your ‘more is more’ tendencies in check.

Lately, I’ve been using this brush in tandem with my LORAC TANtalizer Baked Matte Satin Bronzer and Fresh Freshface Blush Powder – and I can honestly say that my golden glow and flushed cheeks have never looked more natural.

Darac TourQuam 3-D Face Sculpting Brush, nothing compares 2 u!

Darac products are available at QVC and daracbeauty.com.

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