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 email@example.com. 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.
So Troy Jensen
‘s recent post about his favorite nude lip colors was a godsend for a Kim copycat like me. In the photo above, Troy used NARS Belle Du Jour Lipstick
topped with NARS Giza Lip Gloss
“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.
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.
Seeking alternative energy, increased mileage from makeup… Colour Ready revs up the Prep + Prime idea, a true hybrid formula between science and beauty.
New Transparent Finishing Powder and Line Filler are the brand’s lightest yet, in fact invisible when applied, but their silky colourless polymers set and stabilize makeup instantly. The only way to start when you sit down in front of the mirror. Prep + Prime Skin Refined Zone is your stay-put fit on skin that minimizes the appearance of pores without clogging, and visibly diminishes them over time. Two Lipsticks, Eye Shadows, Penultimate Eye Liner and Eye Brows in an essential palette are a habit to happily acquire – Colour Ready is as basic as your 4-inch heel Louboutins.
Show Orchid: Vivid hot pink (Amplified Creme) (Pro Only)
Impassioned: Amped-up fuchsia (Amplified Creme)
Suggested Retail Price: $14.00
White Frost: Vivid bright white with icy shimmer (Frost)
Bitter: Vivid bright golden green flecked with shimmer (Velvet)
Suggested Retail Price: $14.50
Rapid black: True black
Suggested Retail Price: $16.50
Stud: A deep rich blackened brown
Suggested Retail Price: $14.50
Prep + Prime Line Filler
Instantly minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the surface of the skin. This cutting-edge formula dries down to a natural matte finish, making skin appear smoother instantly.
Suggested Retail Price: $17.50
Prep + Prime Skin Refined Zone
A lightweight emulsion that helps control sebum and shine on the skin’s surface and immediately reduce the appearance of pores on the skin. It is dermatologist-tested and appropriate for all skin types.
Suggested Retail Price: $17.50
Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder
A lightweight, colourless, loose powder that works well on any skin tone. It is formulated with special optics and ingredients that help add dimension and create a blurring effect. The silky powder helps set and stabilize makeup and works well with all MAC foundations. It is dermatologist-tested, non-acnegenic, and safe for use by contact lens wearers.
Suggested Retail Price: $21.00
129SH – Short Handle Blush/Powder brush with travel case.
Suggested Retail Price: $34.00
Available: North America April 2nd at all MAC locations and maccosmetics.com.