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Sam Fine’s Secrets To Queen Latifah’s Grammy Look

queen+latifah+grammys Sam Fines Secrets To Queen Latifahs Grammy Look
“Often clients make requests,” says makeup artist Sam Fine. “Last night, Queen had one request: she wanted to look natural with wonderful skin, sparse lashes and a great brow. Most of the time was spent perfecting the canvas.”

Want to get Queen Latifah’s natural look? Here’s how…

FACE
Use a cream foundation to give skin a supple, flawless complexion. Next, apply a bit of powder to the t-zone only. This allows the outer perimeter of the skin to glow naturally. Layer on bronzer to add a glow, then follow with a bit of blush on the apples of the cheek. “Since Queen was wearing a strapless dress, I applied a thin layer of moisturizer to her shoulders and collar bone. Then I dusted on some bronzer to make draw a bit of attention and make them shimmer,” says Sam.

Products to try: CoverGirl Queen Collection Natural Hue Minerals Pressed Powder, CoverGirl Queen Collection Natural Hue Minerals Bronzer in Ebony Bronze, CoverGirl TruBlend Microminerals Foundation, CoverGirl TruBlend Microminerals Blush in Shimmering Sands

EYES
Apply a small amount of highlighter to underneath the brow bone. Then use the same bronzer as a shadow and sweep it lightly across the eyelids. Use a smokey black pencil liner to line the upper lid and then smudge it with a deep ebony shadow. Apply a few coats of mascara. “I used barely any eyeshadow when creating this look. Very less is more,” advises Sam. ” An alternative to the deep ebony shadow could be a dark navy. As always when creating an eye for an awards show or event, don’t forget your false lashes.”

Products to try: CoverGirl Eye Enhancers in Shimmering Onyx, CoverGirl Outlast SmoothWear All-Day Eyeliner in Onyx

LIPS
Line the lips with a liner that is one shade darker than your natural color. Then apply a matching shimmering lip gloss on top. Voila! “The lips were extremely nude to compliment the rest of the classic look,” says Sam.

Products to try: CoverGirl Wetslicks AmazeMint Lip Gloss in No Care Bare, CoverGirl Wetslicks Outlast Smoothwear Lip Liner in Nude

Felix Rey Emma Cosmetics Case Giveaway!!!

felix+rey+emma+zip+top+cosmetics+case Felix Rey Emma Cosmetics Case Giveaway!!!
Riddle me this…

How many makeup bags are so gorge that you could carry them as an evening clutch and be the chicest gal in the room? Not many…and I would wager that most of them come courtesy of Felix Rey, a sophisticated and ultra-feminine luxury brand of accessories founded by Lily Rafii Band and Sulaika Zarrouk.

Seriously, I wouldn’t hesitate to pair Felix Rey’s Emma Zip-Top Cosmetics Case with a sexy LBD. And if it accompanied me to a partay, it wouldn’t leave my clutches for a minute – because it’s so stylish that some sticky-fingered fashionista would snatch it up in a hot second.

penelope+cruz+felix+rey+lola+clutch Felix Rey Emma Cosmetics Case Giveaway!!!I’ve been in a torrid love affair with Felix Rey for some time now. They always keep the relationship exciting and fresh, thanks to their assortment of posh purses, totes, makeup bags, wallets, umbrellas and accessories. And I’m not the only one who’s in love. Felix Rey is oft on the arm of celebs – including Leighton Meester, Hayden Panetierre, and Fergie. Penelope Cruz is equally enamored; at the SAG Awards, she accessorized her Azzedine Alaia gown with their Lola Clutch.

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, I’m going to share my love of Felix Rey with you. Two readers will win the Emma Zip Top Cosmetic Case (in Medium). Felix Rey’s signature bow and pyramid studs make the Emma cosmetic case a fashionable way to hold all of your travel necessities. The bag, which retails for $90, features:

• Laminated cotton
• Bow functions as outside pocket with magnetic closure
• Zipper closure
• Water-resistant nylon lining (in fuchsia)

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “Felix Rey Emma Cosmetic Case Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday, February 15th. Two winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, February 16th, 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 only.

And if you just can’t wait to get Felix Rey’s fashionable designs in your clutches (which I totally understand), enter promo code FRPRETTY30 at checkout for 30% off any purchase. Offer ends March 2, 2009.

Good luck!

Kim Kardashian’s Favorite Hair Styling Cream

kim kardashian grammy1 Kim Kardashians Favorite Hair Styling CreamWhat’s Kim Kardashain’s favorite styling cream? She loves Ojon Animated Styling Cream.

“It increases hair volume, adds separation and texture, boosts moisture and shine, and it’s non-greasy. I use it when my hair is down and I’m wearing a sleeker look. It’s also the perfect cream to use in a pony tail when you want it slicked back but not that oily-greasy look. You guys should try it!”

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

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MAC and Hello Kitty In The Big City

hello+kitty+collection MAC and Hello Kitty In The Big City

As you’ve probably heard, MAC Cosmetics has teamed up with the international pop culture phenomenon Hello Kitty, to create a color story that takes its cue from both the fantastical world of Hello Kitty and the glamorous fashion scene.

Somewhere between a coy girl and sexy siren, MAC Hello Kitty represents the desire in all of us to be both innocent and mischievous. More Angelina Jolie than Shirley Temple, the feisty new color collection takes its inspiration from the complex, yet elegantly feminine sensibility.

In celebration of the partnership, MAC has taken it to the stylish next level and tapped into its fashion reservoir of friends and assembled a team of 30 internationally renowned designers, to create one-of-a-kind pieces that are inspired by the Hello Kitty collection.

 MAC and Hello Kitty In The Big CityMAC asked designers to work within the color palette of the Hello Kitty collection of black, grey, white and pink and posed the question, “What would MAC Hello Kitty wear if she were a fashionista?” Designers were given creative freedom to create pieces in their own aesthetic and on February 5th in New York, MAC unveiled the exclusive designs to the world with a global Hello Kitty cocktail party and fashion exhibit showcasing the ensembles.

It was MAC Hello Kitty Commotion! My bestie, Amber, was in attendance. Click here to get the inside scoop (and see a pic of her encounter with a certain celeb from MTV’s The City).

The MAC Hello Kitty fashion designer team includes the very talented; Blugirl, Catherine Malandrino, Charlotte Ronson, Dress33, Elie Saab, Emanuel Ungaro, General Idea – Bum Suk Choi, Giles, Hervé Léger by Max Azria, Kai Kühne, Kate Sylvester, Katy England, Manish Arora, Marchesa, Miro, Opening Ceremony, Qiu Hao, Rosa Cha, Ruffian, Sang Beg Ha, Shu-Chi Huang, Sinha Stanic, Tadashi Shoji, The Blonds, threeasFOUR, Vicente Villarin, Yigal Azrouel, Zac Posen, and Zimmermann.

 MAC and Hello Kitty In The Big City

The MAC Hello Kitty designs will be auctioned off on eBay, with all proceeds benefiting The Museum at The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York. On Monday February 9, 2009 at 10:00pm EST, the MAC Hello Kitty charity auction will go live on eBay. To bid on these exclusive designer creations, please visit ebay.com/machellokitty. Bidding will be open internationally and will remain live for ten days. Payment will be accepted through major credit cards only, via PayPal. The auction will close on February 19, 2009 at the same time it began.

The MAC Hello Kitty color and accessory collection will launch on February 12, 2009.

Jennifer Hudson’s Super Bowl Makeup Scores A Touchdown

jennifer+hudson Jennifer Hudsons Super Bowl Makeup Scores A Touchdown

The 2009 Super Bowl on Sunday marked Jennifer Hudson’s comeback, and she couldn’t have looked more gorgeous as she sang the Star Spangled Banner. Makeup Artist Sam Fine details how to achieve a look that screams naturally confident.

“Jennifer is very trusting with her team and really allowed us to collaborate to bring a look that is fresh and new to her,” says Sam. “She was performing a classic song, so I gave her a classic look that would speak to the song she was performing.”

Get that Confident Glow
“On a field seen by millions of people, it’s important to have beautiful skin,” advises Sam. “I like to start with a perfect canvas – that is a priority.”
How to: Start by layering bronzer onto the cheek bones using MAC Mineralized Skinfinish Degrade in Brunette. Then, apply a vibrant blush on top to add a pop of color.

Create a Classic Eye
“I wanted to play up the gold buttons on her jacket,” says Sam. “So I used a golden brown eye shadow on the eyelid.”
How To: Apply a light brown eye shadow across the lid. Then use Avon’s Ultra Luxury Eye Liner in Black on the inside rim of the eye to add depth and definition.

“You can’t do a performance without false lashes,” states Sam. “They give the eyes sparkle in a naturally glamorous way.”
How To: Apply the false lashes and then fuse them with your own lashes using a great mascara like Avon’s SuperSHOCK Mascara.

Nude Lip is a Must
“I created a nude lip for Jennifer because I knew that a microphone would be in it’s way for the performance,” says Sam. “I didn’t want to call too much attention to the mouth.”
How To: Use a dark brown liner that is two shades darker than your lip color. Then add a nude to the middle of the lip – try Avon’s Ultra Color Rich Lipstick in Rose Mauve. Dab on a bit of gloss in the center to finish.

The overall look was natural, beautiful and confident. “Jennifer was so excited – I think her team was more nervous than she was,” admits Sam. “We knew how important this was to her. But she was so clam and focused, listening to the song throughout the session to perfect the timing.”

Why Is Clay Aiken Judging America’s Next Top Model?

clay+and+tyra Why Is Clay Aiken Judging Americas Next Top Model?
According to Usmagazine.com, Clay Aiken will appear on America’s Next Top Model Cycle 12. And get this…he’s going to be a judge!

Clay will work with the aspiring models in an acting challenge, then will critique their performances during the panel session when one of the models is eliminated.

Clay judging an acting challenge? Tyra, you so crazy! Wouldn’t it be more apropos if Clay taught the contestants how to apply pancake makeup?

The new season of ANTM premieres February 25th.

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