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Has Stila Gone Bankrupt?

OMG…word on the streets is that Stila has gone bankrupt. At the risk of sounding melodramatic – as a makeup fiend, I feel like someone has just died. Fashionista has the details…let’s hope that this is just a tardy April Fools joke.
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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!

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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
818.760.3902

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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