Lipstick

Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bold Lip?

Who’s afraid of the big, bold lip? Surely not Alexis Bledel. Just look at how she fabulously flaunts an orange-red kisser.

Let this be a lesson to all of you who fear the saucier shades on the color spectrum. Minimal eye makeup and a bright lip color make her unearthly baby blues pop. Alexis sported a similar look at the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 premiere last year, when she opted for a vibrant, blue-pink lipstick.

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The Doctor Is In: Physicians Formula Giveaway

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 spoiledprettycontests@gmail.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.

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Get Naked: Troy Jensen’s Favorite Nude Lip Colors


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.

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Lipstick That Thinks It’s A Gloss: Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss Stick

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.

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