By now, you know that I love me some Kim Kardashian makeup. So when celebrity makeup artist (and the biggest sweetheart who ever LIVED) Mario Dedivanovic offered me an exclusive beauty breakdown of her Emmys look, I pinched myself so hard, I swear it left a mark.
So without further ado, Mario shares the products and tips to steal Kim Kardashian’s 2009 Emmy Awards makeup…
Kim was wearing a gorgeous white gown and I wanted the focus to be on her eyes. I had custom blended this pretty shade of blue shadow at GIELLA custom blend cosmetics in NYC and was waiting for the perfect occasion to dip into it. With her hair slicked back and a white off the shoulder gown, I was certain that it would work with the rest of the face done clean and dewy, with a nude matte lip.
I prepped Kim’s skin with Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer first, followed by Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Hydrating Makeup all over. To set skin, I applied a bit of Laura Mercier’s Loose Setting Powder in Beige. Her brows are filled in with Diorshow Brow Styler Ultra-Fine Precision Brow Pencil, concentrating on the outer corners.
For her eyes, I sprayed a bit of water on an eyeshadow brush (this picks up and holds loose eyeshadow better) and dipped it into Aquagirl eyeshadow by GIELLA – custom blended by yours truly ;-). I applied Aquagirl all over the eyelids up to the crease, blending well so there are no lines.
On the inner corners of the eyes, apply GIELLA’s b-dazzle eyeshadow. Use the leftovers on the brush to lightly sweep onto the brow bone. You dont want the brow bone to appear very shiny or light as it will look dated. Smoke Aquagirl shadow along the lower lash line as well. For more drama, you can take it all the way into the inner corners. Use Fascinating Eye Kohl by MAC on the inner rims of the eyes. Curl lashes a couple of times and apply two coats of Lancome Hypnose Mascara on top and bottom lashes. If you want super long lashes like Kim, apply a few individual long lashes to each eye.
Kim’s skin is bronzed with Casino by NARS. Use a bit on a brush and apply it along the hairline. With a smaller brush, apply more onto the hollows of the cheeks. Use Orgasm by NARS on the apples of the cheeks. To highlight the cheekbones and bridge of nose, I swept a tiny bit of b-dazzle shadow by GIELLA and blended with a clean brush.
I lined Kim’s lips with Subculture by MAC, then blended a dab of the Dior foundation to her lips. Blot that with a tissue and use Honeylove Lipstick, also by MAC.
Giella, of GIELLA custom blend cosmetics has decided to make and sell Aquagirl eyeshadow and is offering a 15% discount!!! Click here and enter makeupbymario for the discount. b-dazzle eyeshadow, one of Mario’s all-time favorites, can also be purchased on the site with the same discount code!
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Unfortunately, I inherited flat, fat feet from Mama Spoiled Pretty. So shoe shopping for me is usually an exercise in futility.
So when I need a new pair of kicks, I like to hit up DSW – where I am free to try on shoes to my heart’s content. No joke, there have been times when I’ve tried on 100 pairs of shoes, only to walk out of the store empty-handed. That’s how hard to fit my feet are.
But yesterday, I visited my local DSW (in Willow Grove, PA) and made out like a bandit! Check out my footwear windfall:
As if these prices weren’t mind-blowing enough, I also cashed in a DSW Rewards coupon I received in honor of my birthday (which is this Thursday).
Handbag lovers, mark your calendars and set your watches. Tomorrow, Ideeli.com is having one of their awesome Red Sales. This is your chance to snatch up some of the haute-est handbags at crazy awesome prices. If I wasn’t going to be on a plane to San Francisco, I’d go on a bag buying bender.
There is nothing that can separate a girl from that “must-have” bag. A great bag is the perfect accessory, from function to fashion, and you can never have too many.
As the seasons change, update your look and dare to be different. We have gathered an amazing array of designs to help jumpstart your new fall look. Check out the posh Treesje and Joe’s smooth leather designs, and upgrade your old wallet with a fresh Junior Drake piece. As the summer cools, these handbags will be sure to make your heart melt.
This event is scheduled to start on Saturday, September 5 at 11:00 AM for 1st Row members and at 12:00 PM for 2nd Row members. This event will run for 2 days 12 hours, or until it sells out.
Ideeli prices for this event start at $26.
Here’s just a sampling of the selection:
Treesje Asher (I just bought this off of Ideeli a few weeks ago, and LOVE it!)
Treesje Mortale Grand Tote (I have the clutch version of this bag, and it’s to-die!)
Treesje Sophia (I have this bag in a mushroom color, and it’s impossibly chic!)
Treesje Marseille (Okay, don’t have this one…but I should)
Ideeli membership is free…click here for an invite, courtesy of Spoiled Pretty.
The Skinny is the first members-only site offering exclusive deals on top-shelf skin care products and spa treatments. Shop The Skinny and you’ll have access to exclusive sales on all of the high end skin care brands and spas you love, at up to 75% off! And if you are a skin care newbie, pregnant, acne sufferers, or have questions about your skin, The Skinny has educational videos and personalized recommendations to help you find the perfect products.
The site featured brands will include Perricone MD, Lisa Hoffman Beauty, 100% Pure, International Orange, Dermaquest and Organic Apoteke, among others.
The Skinny’s first sale is scheduled for October 2009, but if you sign up today, you’ll be entered to win an awesome anti-aging treatment for your eyes from Dermaquest ($78 value)!