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Max Factor Bids Adieu to the United States

My girl Julia just informed me that Procter & Gamble just announced that it will discontinue the sale of the Max Factor makeup brand in the U.S., beginning in early 2010.

The 100 year old brand was founded by Maximilian Faktorowicz, a makeup artist for the Russian Royal Ballet, who actually coined the term ‘makeup.’

Max Factor is credited with numerous cosmetic innovations, which include: the first motion picture makeup (1914), lip gloss (1930), Pan-Cake Makeup (1937), Pan-Stik Makeup (1948), Erace, the original cover-up cosmetic (1954), the first waterproof makeup (1971), and the first clear mascara (1988).

P&G will continue selling Max Factor in 70 other countries.

America’s Next Top Model Casting Scheduled for April 11th

A month after a New York City casting Call for America’s Next Top Model caused a riot, the show is returning to the scene of the crime.

One final casting call will be held in NYC on Saturday, April 11th.

The Penn Plaza Pavilion (located at the Hotel Pennsylvania)
401 7th Avenue, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10001-2062
Entrance is on 33rd street between 6th and 7th
Registration will begin at 7:00am

Click here for the application and eligibility requirements.

Ted Gibson Opens Washington DC Salon

On Monday, celebrity hairstylist Ted Gibson opened the doors to his Washington-area salon, located at The Collection in Chevy Chase, MD. On opening day, the 24-chair, 4,000-square-foot salon was visited by actress Anne Hathaway and actress and R&B singer Tatyana Ali, best known for her role as Ashley Banks on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.”

Ted is perhaps most known for toiling over the tresses of top celebrities including Angelina Jolie, Amanda Bynes, Demi Moore, Renée Zellweger, Joy Bryant, Anne Hathaway, Elettra Rossellini, Claire Danes, Petra Nemcova, Keira Knightley, Gabrielle Union, Jessica Alba, Diane Sawyer, Sara Foster, Vanessa Carlton and Amerie.

Click here to get familiar with Ted’s blog, In His Beauty Universe. And be sure to check out his wicked styling of Tony award winning actress Idina Menzel…I luvred her in Rent!

First Look: Dolce & Gabbana’s New Makeup Line

Dolce & Gabbana will launch it’s first color cosmetics line early next month. And as you can see, the duo tapped Scarlett Johansson to be the face of the collection.

The collection, which hits stores early next month, includes powder foundation, eyeliner, eyeshadow duos, mascara with a peppery fragrance, blush, bronzer, lip liner, gloss, rose-scented lipstick, and nail polish. Products will cost between $20 and $59.

“We see makeup as another thing for women, like a dress. We worked on the makeup line like we work on a clothing collection — you can change makeup like you can change your clothes, depending on your mood,” Stefano Gabbana told Women’s Wear Daily. “For me, lipstick is one of the most important things. When I see a woman made-up, I look straight to the lips,” he added.

Dolce & Gabbana’s new line was created with a helping hand from Pat McGrath. And the designers hint that if the cosmetics collection is successful, a skincare range could be on the horizon.

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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