Since I posted my review of Victoria’s Secret Very Sexy Makeup Limited Edition Lip Gloss Duo in Flash, I have received numerous emails and comments asking for a photo of Flash on moi.
If my lips joined eHarmony and were matched on 29 dimensions of compatibility, my pout would undoubtedly be paired with the Very Sexy Makeup Limited Edition Lip Gloss Duo in Flash. If I never wore another gloss for the remainder of my natural life, I wouldn’t bat an Exceptionnel de Chanel-coated eyelash.
This double-ended lip gloss holds two formulas. The crème transforms my lips into their sexier selves. It’s a perfect nude that makes all of my other pale glosses seem pathetic.
One swipe of the rose gold shimmer on the center of my bottom lip has me convinced that I’m the brown Angelina. And the sugary caramel scent is so delicioso that I sniff the applicator each and every time I apply.
I’m seriously considering stocking up…build a bomb shelter and fill it with tubes of the Lip Gloss Duo in Flash.
First, she sponged on a light wash of foundation and dabbed the apples of Underwood’s cheeks with a peach cream blush. Then she rimmed Underwood’s eyes in charcoal liner and blended cranberry and nude eye shadow from the lash line to the crease. She added “tons of fake lashes” as well as mascara. Finally, Reiss-Andersen applied a sheer and pearly lip gloss so it “didn’t compete with her eyes.”
To re-create the look, try:
Reiss-Andersen offered to tone down Underwood’s makeup before she headed out the door, but the singer loved it so much that she kept it. She signed a few autographs for the crew before heading off to shop for cosmetics at a local mall with her mom and sister – fake eyelashes and all!
One of my favorite things to do is go to my local MAC store – without agenda – and let one of the masterful makeup artists make me over. You’d be surprised by what you end up purchasing. Typically, they’re products and colors that you would have never considered on your own. Sometimes, the best way to bust out of a beauty rut is to seek professional help and keep an open mind.
Here’s my advice: don’t focus on a particular product or color family. Just sit down, relax and let the salesperson have at it. And that’s exactly what I did this weekend. After arriving at the Nordstrom store in King of Prussia, I made a beeline for the MAC counter. I was warmly greeted by Brenda, one of the makeup artists. I pointed to my pout (I was rocking my own version of the Kim Kardashian pale lip) and told her I needed an update.
Brenda quickly got to work…pulling lip liners, lipsticks, and glosses in various shades and finishes. Frankly, some of them scared me a little bit. But that’s part of the fun. And the genius of MAC products is that the products and colors are very wearable, and flattering on a variety of skin tones. It’s very easy to, in the immortal words of Tim Gunn, “make it work.” There’s a lot of shades that scream ‘hot mess’ in the package…but look scorching HOT on the skin.
So in the end, I purchased Lip Pencil in Dervish (low-key mauve), Lipstick in Captive (pinkish-plum satin) and Plushglass in Oversexed (sheer red with small gold pearl). Above, you can see what the products look like separately – as well as how absolutely beautiful they look layered.
And remember how I said to keep an open mind? Here’s why…
So if you’re near a MAC store or counter…go play. MAC makeup artists are some of the most friendly and inventive in the industry. Put yourself in their capable hands and you won’t be disappointed. And if you’re in the Philly area, go see Brenda – tell her Spoiled Pretty sent you!
If you’ve picked up any of the new September 2008 fashion magazines, you’ve certainly noticed that black lipstick is going to be a big beauty trends for fall is. The look may be gorgeously goth on the runway. In real life? Not so much.
But if you dare to try this tricky trend, might I make a suggestion? Black lipgloss. Wait…hear me out. A low-pigment black gloss is easy to wear alone and can be blended with other shades for a little drama.
So where are you supposed to find black lipgloss? Lancôme will be debuting such a product in November–Color Fever Gloss in Piha Black. It is part of a luxe lip set created by Aaron de Mey, Lancôme’s new artistic director.
Priced at $48, the kit features the gloss and Color Fever Lipstick in Piha Red, inspired by the red of a Christian Louboutin sole.
Aaron is a big adherent of having fun with makeup, so the idea is to wear the colors alone or to customize your own shade by mixing them together. Aaron also likes to use Piha Black as an eye gloss.
Only 500 of the sets will be available in the United States, exclusively at the Bloomingdale’s 59th Street location, lancome-usa.com and the five Lancôme boutiques. The waiting list at Bloomingdale’s 59th Street has just opened…so reserve yours now by calling 212.705.2886.
Thanks to a tip from the beauty scouts at Nylon Magazine, I have yet another lippie to add to my gloss wish list: Lancôme’s new Juicy Tubes color, Rose Fishnets.
Capture the essence of boudoir-chic with a gloss dressed in thigh-high fishnets and finished with a wide band of French lace, a sexy seam and the Lancôme rose woven throughout. Available in one perfect rosy-nude shade, glimmering with hints of gold, to enhance all lips.
This gloss is gonna fly off real and virtual shelves. So get a leg up on the consumer competition and get yourself a tube…while you still can-can.
I don’t know where you live, but it was straight-up fall in Philly today. And while I’m an autumn baby (holla at my Libras), I’m sad to see summer slip away. But whether we like it or not, the change of seasons is imminent and inevitable. So to properly prepare you for the coming months, this week, Spoiled Pretty will be bringing you the skinny on the hottest fall makeup collections.
First up is MAC’s Cult of Cherry.
The GLAMORAMA beauty trend took center stage during the Fall/Winter 2008 Fashion Shows. Glam goes rock with punk-tuated eyes and heady lips. Hedonistic, transformative makeup stole the spotlight. Seen on the runways of such shows at Giles, The Blonds, Vivienne Westwood and Zac Posen (left), MAC Cult of Cherry is the perfect way to get the look. Turn up the volume on your makeup or tone it down for everyday wear, the collection can be worn in a multitude of ways to suit your needs.
Thanks to my friends at MAC, I got sneak peek at the collection. And if the samples I received are any indication, we’re all in for a delicious treat.
Though many of these colors are bit dark and saturated to rock right away, I couldn’t resist getting a jump start on my fall makeup wardrobe. Creme Cerise is my new go-to nude. After sundown, I break out Jampacked. Plum de Bois Powder Blush (not pictured) didn’t wow me in the pot, but is absolutely stunning on the skin. And Kirsch has been claimed by Mama Spoiled Pretty (aka Sticky Fingers).
For more information on the collection, click here.
Cult of Cherry will be available in stores and at maccosmetics.com from August 21 through October 2008. But you know how quickly these limited-edition MAC collections fly off the shelves. So I don’t need to tell you to mark your calendars.