An avid traveler and true beauty connoisseur, Lisa Hoffmanspent years traveling the world with her high-profile husband, Dustin, and their six children, immersing herself in diverse cultures and becoming well-informed about beauty secrets from around the globe. Throughout her travels, Lisa has methodically uncovered the most essential skin care ingredients, all of which combine to ensure potent and high performing treatment systems.
In 2007, after six years in development, Lisa launched her very own beauty line dedicated to excellence and simplicity. And in 2009, Lisa Hoffman and Spoiled Pretty are partnering for a giveaway!
Four kharmacally blessedreaders will win Lisa Hoffman’s Spa Facial Lip Polisher, which contains a slew of nourishing, moisturizing and exfoliating ingredients for a softer and smoother pout. Pineapple and papaya extracts slough away the dead skin cells that contribute to rough texture and uneven lip color application. After the dead cells are removed, honey, mango butter, soybean oil and jojoba oil soften and moisturize for a super conditioned finish. The result is smooth, comfortable and silky lips that are ready for absolutely anything.
To enter the giveaway, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “Lisa Hoffman Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday, July 5th. Four winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, July 6th, 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.
If the thought of sticking your bacteria-laden fingers in a pot of lip balm/gloss doesn’t appeal to you, I have an excellent (and economical) solution.
New Lip Balm Smooth Spheres from eos have this cool, ergonomic packaging that bridges the gap between high-end lip balms and chapsticks. And the USDA certified organic formula is enriched with hydrating ingredients (Vitamin A, shea butter, and jojoba oil). Available in three delish flavors (Summer Fruit is my fave…and it’s pink, natch), these balms will only set you back a couple of bucks.
I love ‘em. Chuck Bass loves ‘em. You (and your wallet) are gonna love ‘em too!
“Nude makeup never goes out of style – it’s polished, sophisticated, and always looks modern.” -Bobbi Brown
This July, Bobbi introduces her newest take on nude makeup with her 2009 Nudes Collection. “Nude makeup doesn’t mean monochromatic, barely-there makeup. It means makeup that’s right for your skin,” says Bobbi who has created a new, limited-edition eye palette for fall.
The Nude Eye Palette ($60) features eye shadow duos in a sophisticated and universally flattering selection of shades and textures. The eye shadow duos come in our customizable 3 Pan Palette, which can be filled with your choice of any Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow or Blush shades.
Bobbi also introduces a new shade to her iconic Shimmer Brick collection – the Nude Shimmer Brick ($40). Featuring five pure pearl pigments in pink, gold, bronze, beige, and caramel, the shades are designed to be blended together to give all skin tones a soft nude, lit from within glow.
In addition, the Nudes Collection includes Caviar Ink Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner ($21) Bobbi Brown’s best-selling liner now in a rich, deep brown shade, and four new shades of Bobbi’s popular Creamy Lip Color ($22) that compliment the Nude Eye Palette and Nude Shimmer Brick.
All of these products will be available from bobbibrown.com and Bobbi Brown counters July 2009.
To enter the giveaway, send an email to email@example.com. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “Rimmel London Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday, June 28th. One winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, June 29th, I’ll announce the winner’s name. Please, only one entry per person; duplicate entries will not increase your chances of winning. Contest is open to U.S. residents.
SpectraColor Lipstick is seven shades of lip color packed into one sleek, innovative package. Created for the woman who loves to change her look from demure to dramatic, this is the first lipstick that lets you click to seven shades of perfection.
SpectraColor Liptick holds a light and dark version of your favorite shade in side-by-side chambers with a full spectrum of hues in between. The seven shade range allows you to create just the right look for any mood – just twist the dial and slide on the shine!
Formulated with Vitamins A, C, and E, this lightweight, high-shine formula delivers beautiful color that lasts for hours, is never sticky and won’t bleed.
Available in 10 shades, the possibilities are endless with SpectraColor Lipstick.
Shades: The Berries, The Browns, The Caramels, The Lilacs, The Nudes, The Peaches, The Pinks, The Raisins, The Roses, and The Wines.
This week, Spoiled Pretty is partnering with Physicians Formula for a giveaway. Five readers will receive one of each of the following:
Physicians Formula Plump Potion Needle-Free Plumping Lipstick ($9.95): This new high-tech plumping and long-lasting full coverage lipstick visibly plumps lips in 60 seconds! The moisture-rich formula delivers high color impact for instant and long-term visually dramatic effects. This potent, yet gentle and non-irritating formula features a revolutionary high-performance cocktail of plumping ingredients to transform lip’s appearance, contour, size and color. The ultra-cushiony texture delivers luxurious shine for a beautiful finish, while the richly pigmented formula provides long-lasting color. Plump Potion Needle-Free Plumping Lipstick is available in six shades: Pink Nude Potion, Pink Rose Potion, Sunkissed Potion, Raspberry Potion, Mauveberry Potion and Cinnamon Potion.
Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Blush and Highlighter ($11.95): Custom glamour for face and cheeks, the Shimmer Strips Custom Blush and Highlighter features five coordinated waves of color that transition from light to dark to create the perfect custom blush shade. This brilliant multi-tasker instantly contours and accentuates cheeks while giving your skin sheer and radiant luminosity. The Shimmer Strips Custom Blush and Highlighter is available in four shades: Natural Glow, Sunkissed Glow, Rosy Glow and Healthy Glow.
Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Shadow & Liner, Smoky Collection ($10.95): A hip twist on the classic smoky look, this new custom smoky collection will give your eyes drama while enhancing your natural eye color. A total of nine perfectly coordinated shades with three distinct color trios create endless possibilities of high-performance glamour. Each trio is perfectly paired to create a natural, playful and dramatic smoky look. The versatile formula can be used wet for dramatic, intense color with long-lasting wear or used dry for a softer result. Transforms shadow into liner when wet. Shimmer Strips Custom Eye – Enhancing Shadow & Liner – Smoky Collection is available in four shades: Smoky Blue Eyes, Smoky Hazel Eyes, Smoky Green Eyes and Smoky Brown Eyes.
To enter, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “Physicians Formula Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday, April 12th. Five winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, April 13th, 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.
It’s no secret that I absolutely adore and envy Kim Kardashian’s makeup. If there was a Face Off type situation, and I had to swap mugs with someone, Kim would be high on my list…primarily because I cannot get enough of the way she wears a nude lip. Aside from Angelina, nobody does it better.
“The colors blend beautifully with her creamy golden skin tone,” Troy says. “The art of creating the perfect nude is finding one that works with your skin tone and also the shape of your lips. Fuller lips can get away with the palest nude shades while thinner lips will need a bit more color or lip liner for definition. Whatever shade you choose, be sure to pair it with a beautiful smoky eye.”
For more of Troy Jensen’s favorite nude lip combos, inspired by his muses (Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez and Nicole Scherzinger), click here.
You’re broke. You’re dying to pamper yourself – but every day, your purse strings get a tad bit tighter. You want to look like a million bucks, but that’s almost how much you owe the credit card companies. And let’s not even talk about your student loans…good grief!
Fret not. You’ve come to the right place. I’ve got a product that you’re going to love – not only because it’s totally worth the money, but because it hardly costs any money at all! I’m talking about Lip Sliders Tinted Lip Balm by N.Y.C.
Available in six shades, this emollient balm delivers a sheer pop of color with an intense gloss finish (somewhat wet-looking, which is totally hot IMO). The hydrating and conditioning formula contains rich botanical oils and vitamins, which soften and repair. Plus, the subtly sweet flavor and fragrance is a yummy treat.
The best part is you can pucker up with N.Y.C. for only $2.99. After trying it, I couldn’t believe it either. I would gladly pay twice as much for this balm, thought I appreciate that the folks at N.Y.C. are thinking about my financial well-being. Lip Sliders Tinted Lip Balm would be a great item for The Price Is Right. It’s such a wonderful product that no one would guess that it costs less than $3.
As a brown girl, I’m partial to the brighter shades – particularly Sugar Baby, a sheer red.
I’m a lipgloss junkie. So what’s the my favorite kind of lipstick? One that wears like a gloss, natch…which is why my lipstick du jour is Estee Lauder’s Pure Color Gloss Stick. The sheer color practically melts onto lips, and the formula is surprisingly hydrating.
Pure Color Gloss Sticks are a perfect product for color-shy gals, because the sheer shades are oh so flattering. But while I’m usually a staunch advocate for a pop of color on the pout, I must admit that I can’t get enough of Pure Color Gloss Stick in Nude Almond; it’s as if Estee Lauder made this shade just for me. Thanks, EL…I can cross “find the perfect nude lipstick for spring” off my to-do list.
Pictured: Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss Stick in Wild Plum, Nude Almond, Orange Poppy and Pop Pink.