Get Catty With Wildfox Catfarer Sunglasses


I've been searching for some cat eye sunnies for forever. On a whim, I bought these Wildfox Catfarer Sunglasses from Shopbop - hoping that they wouldn't look too cartoonish. Even though I was afraid they'd be too large, I'm digging the oversized frames. They make a statement without overwhelming my face. And the cat eye shape is subtle, so it's not CONTINUE READING

Peep My Polish: Revlon Top Speed Nail Enamel in Superstitious


Now that I have two kids - and the youngest being 6 weeks old - I needed to get better acquainted with quick-dry nail polish options. I hardly have time to do anything, let alone a DIY - so I needed to find some lacquers that fit my new lifestyle. Yesterday, while going my grocery shopping, I picked up Revlon CONTINUE READING

Tatcha, I'm So Glad I Gotcha


I'm home on maternity leave, so I spend an inordinate amount of time nursing my daughter, burping her and changing her diapers - all the while, watching hours of QVC. I don't know what it is, but I am mesmerized by QVC demonstrations. If I'm channel surfing and I happen to land on QVC, it's damn near impossible for CONTINUE READING

Shopbop Sale: Take Extra 25% Off


  Take an extra 25% off select sale items at Shopbop.com until Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at 11:59 PST. Enter code 25EXTRA at checkout. You're CONTINUE READING

StriVectin Tightening Face Serum Giveaway


Roll back the years with the NEW StriVectin “Roll Back the Years” Firming Collection - a trio of formulas that help to improve skin’s appearance. This three-piece set, which includes the StriVectin-TL Face Serum, the StriVectin-TL Body Cream and the new QVC exclusive StriVectin-TL Neck Serum Roller, helps skin appear firmer and softer on the face, body and neck. . The StriVectin CONTINUE READING

Bath & Body Works Cooling Gel Lotion Needs A New Name


A few weeks ago, I paid a visit to my local Bath & Body Works store. I was on the hunt for a tropical-smelling body wash that wouldn't break the bank, and B&BW seemed like a good place to search. When I entered the store, I was greeted my a really nice saleswoman who asked me what I was CONTINUE READING

Bronzer

Makeup Mondays With Mario: Bronzer How-To

Posted on by daneen in Beauty Tips, Bronzer, Celebrities, Kim Kardashian, Makeup Mondays with Mario, Mario Dedivanovic, Tan | Leave a comment
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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
kim+kardashian+makeup+beauty+tan+bronzer+mario+dedivanovic Makeup Mondays With Mario: Bronzer How To
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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Josie Maran Natural Wonder Powders Palette Josie Maran Natural Wonder Powder Palette Giveaway Winners!

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!

Posted on by daneen in Blush, Bronzer, Contest, Eye Shadow, Giveaway | Leave a comment

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)

Josie+Maran+Natural+Wonder+Powders+Palette Josie Maran Natural Wonder Powder Palette Giveaway!

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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darac+tourquam+3+d+face+sculpting+brush Darac TourQuam 3 D Face Sculpting Brush, Nothing Compares 2 U

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.

Bronze Booster Giveaway Winners

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physicians+formula+bronze+Booster Bronze Booster Giveaway WinnersLast week, Spoiled Pretty partnered with Physicians Formula for a fabulous giveaway. And now the time has come to announce the winners. Congrats to Kelly Bray, Teresa Nelson and Brandy Wilson!

These ladies will receive the new Bronze Booster collection, which includes three products that give skin an enhanced natural-looking tan glow that goes the distance.

Many thanks to Physicians Formula for sponsoring the contest. Be sure to check out Spoiled Pretty’s other current giveaways for more chances to win!

Physicians Formula Bronze Booster Giveaway

Posted on by daneen in Bronzer, Contest, Giveaway, Tan | Leave a comment
physicians+formula+bronze+Booster+Pressed Physicians Formula Bronze Booster Giveaway

For this week’s giveaway, Spoiled Pretty is partnering with Physicians Formula to help you get your faux glow on.

physicians+formula+bronze+Booster Physicians Formula Bronze Booster GiveawayThree winners will receive the Bronze Booster collection – three bronzer products formulated with technology to give skin an enhanced natural-looking tan glow that goes the distance:

Bronze Booster Glow-Boosting Pressed Powder, $14.95
Provides an instant and lasting tan glow. The lightweight and ultra-blendable pressed bronzer glides on smoothly for an instant, even tan glow that builds easily to your desired level of bronze. Bronzing micropearls deliver a flawless, radiant finish. Available in three shades (Fair to Light, Light to Medium, Medium to Dark).

Bronze Booster Glow-Boosting Loose Bronzing Veil, $14.95
The triple action tan-boosting blend in this high-performance bronzing veil ensures results that are instant, long lasting and streak-free.
Available in three shades (Fair to Light, Light to Medium, Medium to Dark).

Bronze Booster Self-Tanning Bronzing Veil, $14.95
This versatile bronzer can be used alone or on tip of foundation.
Available in three shades (Fair to Light, Light to Medium, Medium to Dark).

All Physicians Formula products are available at drug and mass-market stores.

To enter the giveaway, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read ‘Bronze Booster Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Tuesday, August 4. Three winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Wednesday, August 5th, 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.

Good luck!

You Glow Girl: LORAC TANtalizer Baked Matte Satin Bronzer SPF 15

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Lorac+Tantalizer+Bronzer+SPF+15 You Glow Girl: LORAC TANtalizer Baked Matte Satin Bronzer SPF 15

I am a firm believer in the ‘before you leave the house, take off one accessory’ rule. Unfortunately, when it comes to beauty, a trip to tranny-ville 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 tips to prevent product overload is to invest in a good bronzer. Adding warmth to your complexion allows you to get away with wearing less. My new favorite bronzer is LORAC TANtalizer Baked Matte Satin Bronzer SPF 15, which has a mineral-based, baked formula that goes on silky-smooth for a glow that lasts. It can be used wet or dry, depending on the intensity you desire, and is great for contouring and highlighting. It might just be the best bronzer I’ve ever used.

Using the TANtalizer Baked Matte Satin Bronzer SPF 15, I’ve been borrowing a technique from my girl Jenn Falik‘s playbook. Apply the powder in the shape of a 3 on each side of your face; hit your forehead, cheeks and jawline evenly for a super natural looking all-over glow. I dust it on with my ecoTools Powder Brush; it’s super-soft and picks up just the right amount of pigment.

Swipe on two coats of your must-have mascara and coat your pucker in a sheer gloss, and you’re good to glow.

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