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CoverGirl LipPerfection Transformation Challenge

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Back in February, I had an opportunity to test COVERGIRL’s newest lipstick, LipPerfection lipcolor. LipPerfection does double duty – while drenching your pout in rich, creamy color, it performs like a treatment. Silk therapy moisturizers hydrate and smooth dry lips. So, the more you wear it, the better your lips look and feel. COVERGIRL promises the product’s “Silk Moisturizing Complex” provides smooth gorgeous color and sustained levels of moisture to actually improve lip condition in just 7 days.

After testing it out for a few days, off and on, I was so impressed by the flattering shades, staying power and unique formula that I included it in a Beauty Breakthroughs article I penned for Philadelphia Magazine.  But, to be honest, I didn’t test it for seven days straight, so I really couldn’t verify the better-lips-in-a-week claim.

But a few weeks ago, I was contacted by COVERGIRL – and they asked me to do just that. So I agreed to take the “LipPerfection Transformation Challenge” and wear nothing but LipPerfection on my lips for a week. Over the next seven days, I’ll be chronicling my experience here, sharing my experience with the product. And this time, next week, I’ll let you know whether or not to believe the hydration hype.
So for the first day of the challenge, I decided to go for the something out of my comfort zone. When I wear makeup, nine times out of ten, I wear lipgloss – and a nude/neutral one, at that. COVERGIRL sent me all 44 shades of LipPerfection, so I had a plethora of pretty shades to choose from.

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Siren (left), Tempt (right)

I opted for a richly pigmented, bright pink called Siren. It applied very smoothly and felt comfortable on my lips. But after seeing my reflection in the mirror, I felt that it was a little light for my complexion. I was running late for work and didn’t feel like taking it off and starting over – so I grabbed a wine shade, called Tempt, and layered it on top. The result was a gorgeous fuchsia that garnered a handful of compliments at work, and made me feel like a more polished version of myself.

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My lips didn’t feel or get dry, and I didn’t feel the urge to swipe on lip balm throughout the day, like I usually do. And it gets better: my lipstick looked freshly applied all day long (even after lunch!) and even when it faded in the late afternoon, it left behind a uniform, intentional looking stain.

So far, so good. I’ll be back in a few days for an update.

*COVERGIRL is compensating me for my time and participation in the LipPerfection Transformation Challenge; however, all opinions shared are my own.

Josie Maran Argan Slimline Lipstick with Gloss

 Josie Maran Argan Slimline Lipstick with Gloss

I’m currently in love (okay, obsessed) with Josie Maran Argan Slimline Lipstick with Gloss. On one end, there’s a creamy and lipstick and on the other, there’s a super shiny, non-sticky, sheer gloss that just so happens to smell and taste like vanilla cupcakes. 

Formulated with Josie’s signature ingredient, Argan Oil, the product provides moisturizing coverage and is available in three pretty pink shades (I own Rosey, a dusty rose).  I’m crossing my fingers that more colors are in the works because I would add each and every one to my collection. 

This double-ended multitasker is a makeup bag must have. 

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Josie Maran Argan Slimline Lipstick with Gloss ($25) is sold exclusively at QVC.

*A sample was provided by the brand for review.

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick

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I’m not really a lipstick gal. Don’t get me wrong, I have hundreds of tubes of lipsticks, but I typically reserve them for special occasions. It’s just that I feel more comfortable in a gloss. Plus I’m usually in a rush or on the go – so a lip product that’s a little more forgiving that doesn’t require a mirror to apply appeals to me.

As such, when I do reach for a lipstick, I love a sheerer finish…like MAC’s lipsticks with the Lustre finish. Sheer Plum was my very first MAC purchase way back when…and Syrup, Spice It Up!, Polished Up, Cockney and Lady Bug rank among my other faves. Now, just in time for spring, MAC releases a new collection that’s convinced me to give my glosses a temporary timeout: Sheen Supreme Lipstick.

Gloss is good, but there’s nothing quite as wonderfully, worldly cinematic as a Lipstick – and they’re coming back! We’ve updated formulas to make it all plausible. Sheen Supreme is the combination of the strong, sensually saturated colour of, say, Tilda Swinton’s I Am Love Milanese Lipstick, leavened with the light feel and clear vibrancy, the see-through sheen of a modern New York City Girl Gloss. Imagine no muddy undertones, gliding in pearl or creme finish, moisturizing with no sticky/tacky feel.

The Sheen Supreme Lipstick shades include:

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Bare Again: Pinky neutral beige
Behave Yourself: Light blue pink
Can’t Get Enough: Beige neutral
Can’t Resist: Golden purplish red
Full Speed: Bright clean yellow pink
Good to Be Bad: Deep burgundy
Gotta Dash!: Pale coral
Impressive: Neutral gilded plum
Insanely It: Watermelon pink
Look at Her!: Metallic copper
New Temptation: Vivid blue red
Quite the Thing!: Deep blue plum
Supremely Confident: Pale nude
Ultra Darling: Mid-tone yellow pink
If spring has you considering adopting a bright lip color, this is definitely the way to do it. A bold shade in a sheer formula is easier to wear than a creamy or matte texture. It’s also fresh looking and seasonally chic.

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick is $14.50 and available at Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Nordstrom, MAC stores and maccosmetics.com.

MAC Pink 4 Friday Collabo with Nicki Minaj

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It’s a Monster collaboration: Pink 4 Friday by MAC Cosmetics and Nicki Minaj.

The Trinidadian hip-hop diva has personally designed a limited edition MAC Lipstick, Pink Friday, to celebrate the release of her highly anticipated debut album of the same name. Putting her trademark barbz glamour twist on a bright, creamy pink satin formula, Nicki says, “MAC’s Pink Nouveau was my favourite lipstick for years, but it’s all about Pink Friday!”

Nicki’s exclusive shade will only be available for purchase four Fridays beginning Friday, November 26, 2010, while supplies last, only at maccosmetics.com.

Available FRIDAYS November 26, December 3, December 10, and December 17, 2010.

L’Oreal Infallible Stars Never Fail Lipcolour Giveaway!!!

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L’Oréal Paris celebrity spokespeople inspire women everyday to embrace quality, sophistication and, most importantly, to remember that they are worth it. To celebrate these leading ladies and the product that redefined long-wear lipcolor, L’Oréal Paris launches Infallible Stars Never Fail Lipcolour, a new star-studded shade collection of Infallible Never Fail Lipcolour compacts personally selected by Beyoncé, Andie MacDowell, Diane Keaton, Eva Longoria Parker, Kate del Castillo and Linda Evangelista. This diverse group of women represents a range of ages, ethnicities and styles, ensuring all women can find a colour that makes them look and feel infallible.

Infallible Stars Never Fail Lipcolour offers rich, vibrant color, a long-lasting, comfortable finish. The innovative packaging holds two formulas together – the liquid basecoat and the balm topcoat – in a single compact that’s a modern work of art. Though small enough to fit in the tiniest of evening bags, Infallible Lip’s packaging doesn’t compromise on convenience for size. It features a built-in mirror, which makes it possible to apply the lipcolour even on-the-go, a real benefit for transfer-proof lipstick that requires careful application.

6 Celebrity Shades – 16 Hours of Fresh, Comfortable Color
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Beyoncé (Beyoncé’s Red)
International performer Beyoncé chose a dazzling Red reflective of her vibrant career as singer, songwriter, producer, visionary stage talent and actress. With this shade, she dares women to embrace self expression.

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Andie MacDowell (Andie’s Rose)
Actress Andie MacDowell embodies the “Because You’re Worth It” spirit with her vivid, feminine Berry lipcolour that brings out the confidence of any woman at every age.

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Diane Keaton (Diane’s Tuberose)
Acclaimed actress and Hollywood icon Diane Keaton opted for a sophisticated Tuberose shade that brightens her skintone and invites every woman to achieve the luminous, healthy glow she deserves.

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Eva Longoria Parker (Eva’s Caramel)
Known for her sizzling looks on and off the screen, Eva Longoria Parker chose a rich Caramel that complements her beautiful, coppery skin tone. With this colour, she invites all women to indulge their sultry side.

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Kate del Castillo (Kate’s Plum)
Kate del Castillo, one of Mexico’s most acclaimed actresses and a new addition to the L’Oréal Paris family now starring in the U.S., opted for her first product collaboration to be a sensual Plum to showcase her signature pout – and all others – with instant glamour.

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Linda Evangelista (Linda’s Beige)
World renowned supermodel Linda Evangelista knows what’s in vogue – a sophisticated Beige lip. This fashion-forward shade brings instant elegance to any look.

L’Oréal Paris Infallible Stars Never Fail Lipcolour Compact Collection is available at chain drug, food and mass market retailers for $11.99 each. But this week, Spoiled Pretty is partnering with L’Oreal Paris and FIVE lucky winners will receive all six celeb-inspired shades!

Enter to win by leaving a message in the comments section. Make sure to leave your email or another way for me to get in touch, just in case you get lucky!

Contest is open to U.S. residents. The giveaway ends at noon (EST) on Sunday, August 15, 2010. Good luck!

Makeup Mondays With Mario: Bright Lips For Spring

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Celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic is answering your burning beauty questions!!! Every Monday, he will answer a beauty/skin care question as part of a weekly column on Spoiled Pretty, Makeup Mondays with Mario.

Hi Mario,

What is your favorite makeup trend for spring, and what products can women use to get that look? Thanks in advance.

Thanks,
Dawn

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One of my favorite trends for spring is bright lips! As an artist, I personally would use brighter lip colors more often then I get to. I’m liking bright colors in pink and orange, but I prefer a sheer formula. Here are a couple of universally flattering shades by MAC: Lipstick in Lustering and Vegas Volt. Both colors are sheer and give a beautiful pop of color to the face.

Thanks for visiting Makeup Mondays with Mario!

xo,
Mario

Got a question for Mario? Email your makeup and skin care queries to spoiledprettyquestions@gmail.com, and check back next Monday to read Mario’s expert advice!

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