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Beautiful Start To The New Year: Benefit Twilight Giveaway Winners Revealed

Happy New Year, y’all!

And congratulations to the five winners of the Benefit Twilight Giveaway: Dakota Kenyon, Taylor Koon, Jenelle O’Malley, Sarah Scott and Keisha Williams.

These lucky ladies will receive Benefit’s Silky Finish Lipstick in Ms. Behavin, the same shade Robert Pattinson wears as Edward Cullen in the movie adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this contest – and special thanks to Benefit for indulging my personal Twilight obsession by sponsoring this giveaway.

Stay tuned for the next giveaway announcement!

Bobbi Brown’s Bright Idea

This January, Bobbi Brown is excited to introduce the Bobbi Brights Collection.

“The idea behind Bobbi Brights is simple. It’s a library of beautiful bolts of color that a woman can pick up anytime she wants to add a little fun to her look.” – Bobbi Brown

On counter along with her new book, Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual, the collection features the limited-edition Bobbi Brights Palette, inspired by the ‘fun kit’ Bobbi uses at Fashion Week. This collector’s-edition palette is designed for the woman who wants to play and experiment with bright color. It features 35 soft matte shadows in a colorful shade range that includes everything from pinks and greens to blues and purples. All the shades are new and exclusive to this palette, which features a unique, fold-out design and full-size mirror.

Just in time for Spring, Bobbi is also adding four fresh new shades to her popular Creamy Lip Color Collection, each designed to complement her new Bobbi Brights Eye Palette. This innovative lipstick combines rich color, comfortable, long-lasting wear, and a soft, creamy shine. Formulated with emollient Shea Butter and skin conditioners, it glides on smooth and leaves lips soft and moisturized.

Bobbi has created six new nude to bright gloss shades and packaged them in her signature compact for spring. Formulated with soothing botanicals including Aloe Extract and Avocado, Jojoba, and Chamomile Oils, Bobbi’s vanilla-scented gloss doubles as a pampering treatment for lips. The gloss pans, which feature clear protective covers, can be popped out of the compacts and inserted into our customizable palettes.

Spoiled Pretty Teams Up With Benefit Cosmetics for Twilight-Inspired Giveaway

Thanks to my girl, Amber, I’m on board the Twilight train and I don’t want this wild ride to end.

I saw Twilight twice in it’s first week in the theater. I just finished Breaking Dawn, the fourth book in the series. My sister rocked my world today when she gave me Twilight: The Complete Illustrated Movie Companion for Christmas. This behind-the-scenes guide features full-color photos of the cast, locations, and sets, as well as storyboards, interviews, and much more.

As a Twilight enthusiast/beauty addict, one of the best parts of the book is an interview with Jeanne Van Phue, the movie’s head makeup artist. She talks about her love for makeup, and gives the skinny on happenings behind-the-scenes.

“With makeup you can transform someone, make them look beautiful; you can change the eyebrows and make someone’s eyes look bigger,” says Van Phue. “People don’t realize makeup may be covering a blemish or black-and-blue mark. We’re trained to make people look better, or older, or stressed out. We do all that!”

“Edward is the hero, so I had to make him look the best [out] of everyone…Rob looks drop-dead gorgeous, so I applied his makeup a little thinner. The pale makeup takes the life out of you, so I let a tiny bit of his natural skin tone come through. I made his eyes look more beautiful and put a little lip stain to make him look more appealing. Rob looks different from the others; we wanted him to stand out.”

If you’re a fan of my Twilight-inspired posts, you already know that Van Phue used Benefit’s Silky Finish Lipstick in Ms. Behavin on Robert Pattinson, who plays Edward Cullen in the film. Well, I had such a positive response to that article that I’m partnering with Benefit for a giveaway – Twilight style.

Five readers will win Benefit’s Silky Finish Lipstick in Ms. Behavin, a mulberry glaze (retail value $18). The innovative formula slides on silky smooth for the softest, sexiest lips ever. Sheer coverage with buildable color…wear as little or as luscious as you like. Lipstick glides on effortlessly with the slant tip for flawless, even coverage.

To enter, send an email to The subject line should read “Benefit Twilight Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Wednesday, December 31st. Five winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Thursday, January 1st, 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.

Good luck!

There Is Nothing Like A Dame: MAC Partners With Dame Edna For Upcoming Collection

“Hello possums!” Dame Edna Everage is in the house! With her zesty zingers, cutting-edge appearance – lilac hair (which is completely natural), rhinestone-encrusted face furniture, fanciful frocks – frankly; there’s nothing like a Dame!

Dame Edna is the resident muse for MAC‘s spectacular post-holiday makeup collection, and modestly describes herself as “probably the most popular and gifted woman in the world today: housewife, investigative journalist, social anthropologist, talk-show host, swami, children’s book illustrator, spin doctor, megastar, and Icon.” With packaging as mirthful and minx-like as The Legend herself, the Dame Collection of heavy-on-the-lilac Lipstick/Lipglass, eye shadow, Highlight powder and nail lacquers is in a class by itself!

“Follow my beauty regime possums, and you’ll never be cosmetically challenged” –Dame Edna

Gladiola: Matte mid-tone blue pink
Coral Polyp: Creamy mid-tone coral
Kanga Rouge: Creamy dark blue red
Suggested Retail Price: $14

Hot Frost: Sheer mid-tone blue pink with multi-dimensional pearl
Splendid: Frosty pale pinky coral
Possum Nose Pink: Sheer bright coral with multi-dimensional pearl
Suggested Retail Price: $14

Royal Tour Eye Trio
Royal Tour: Mid-tone cool lilac
Dame’s Desire: Frosty mid-tone reddish purple
Climate Blue: Dark blue violet with pink pearl
Suggested Retail Price: $32.50

Wisteria Eye Trio
Fineshine: Frosty true silver
Wisteria: Frosty robin’s egg blue
Divine Night: Frosty charcoal with silver pearl
Suggested Retail Price: $32.50

Hi-Light Powder
What a Dame!: Pale clean orangey peach
Spectacle!: Pale soft pink
Suggested Retail Price: $26

Nail Lacquer
Asiatique: Creamy classic red
Varicose Violet: Frosty mid-tone pinkish purple
Suggested Retail Price: $11

North America: December 26, 2008 at all MAC locations and
International: January 2009 at all MAC locations.

Spoiled Pretty Exclusive: How To Replicate Robert Pattinson’s Bloodthirsty, Berry Lips in Twilight – Straight From Movie’s Head Makeup Artist!

The day after Thanksgiving, Amber and I met for lunch at The Cheesecake Factory then meandered around the Willow Grove Mall – killing time before a 4:30pm showing of Twilight. To say that we’re a wee bit obsessed with Twilight is a wee bit of an understatement. That afternoon, I was seeing the movie for the second time…and Amber had officially “blown her entire allowance” seeing Twilight FOUR times in one week.

Before leaving the mall and heading to the movie theater, we made a pit stop in Sephora – as beauty bloggers are wont to do when they congregate. We had heard that Twilight’s makeup artist used Benefit’s Silky Finish Lipstick in Ms. Behavin (mulberry glaze) on Robert Pattinson, who plays Edward Cullen in the film – and also on Edward’s film family. So Amber swiped some on, in an attempt to replicate Edward’s vampy lip. She got a kick out of wearing it to the movie, knowing that Robert Pattinson’s lips would be dressed in the same shade.

Ms. Behavin looked gorge on Amber, but something was different between her lips and those of the Twilight vampires. Amber’s lips were much glossier. So for a week, the question weighed on me as I tried to figure out how the movie’s makeup department managed to make the glossy lipstick look like a matte stain.

This weekend, I got my answer – straight from Jeanne Van Phue, Twilight‘s head makeup artist!!!

To copy Edward Cullen’s bloodthirsty berry lips, apply a very small amount of Benefit Silky Finish Lipstick in Ms. Behavin. Then top it off with Noriko Cranberry Lip Balm, which can be purchased at Nigel’s Beauty Emporium:

11252 Magnolia Blvd.
N. Hollywood, CA 91601

This is a Spoiled Pretty exclusive, y’all. Remember where you heard it first!

Click here for more of Jeanne’s makeup tips and to learn what other beauty products were used on the set of Twilight.

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