Knock Knock. Who’s There? Orange!

My complexion has orange undertones. So when MAC sent me samples of Neo Sci-Fi to review and I unwrapped Electro Lipstick, I was like, “Well, what am I supposed to do with this?” The neon tangerine case isn’t too far off from the “bright orange lustre” lipstick inside the tube.

But be not afraid. Once again, MAC pulls a fast one. Electro is genius. I didn’t think I could pull off a such a carroty color, but this shade has made me a believer. My only advice is to keep the rest of your makeup minimal. Don’t make the mistake of going overboard on the eyes or glopping gloss over top of the lipstick. You don’t need it. All you need is Electro plus your pretty face.

Don’t think you can wear orange? Think I’m the exception to the rule? My friends Kristen and Toya are also enamored with Electro. Check out their reviews.

In the photo above, I paired MAC Electro with two coats of Shu Uemura Precise Volume Mascara Waterproof.

Weekend Beauty Blog Network Reads

Raging Rouge kicks off the summer season with an introduction to the current sun protection debate: should you use physical or chemical sunscreen?

A Touch of Blusher loves YSL’s fall 2008 makeup collection.

Roselyn from Makeup Makes Me Happy™ is this week’s lady in red! In this lovely makeup tutorial, she’ll show you the best way to strut sexy red lips this summer!

Beauty Anonymous thinks Anna Sui Fall 2008 Makeup Collection is adorable.

Bionic Beauty shares her 7 tips for summer hair.

The Makeup Divas reviews and shares pics of Mac Tendertones in Hot ‘N’ Saucy and Honey Bare.

StyleBell reports from the floor of the 62nd Annual Tony Awards Official Presenter Gift Lounge. See what hair products Whoopi, Brooke Shields, and Mary Louise Parker chose!

StyleBell reports from the floor of the 62nd Annual Tony Awards Official Presenter Gift Lounge. See what hair products Whoopi, Brooke Shields, and Mary Louise Parker chose!

The Muse reviews Bourjois Paris Hi-Tech Rouge before it even hits US shores!

Girl Gloss polls a few fellow beauty addicts and finds out Beauty Bloggers’ Favorite Lip Products.

Cybelesays suggests a new to the states nail polish line for Britney Spears. She needs to clean up her nails, dontcha think?

Beth from Beauty Junkie in SF is giving away 5 sets of BEE-utiful products from Burt’s Bees in celebration of National Pollinator Week. Check it out and win!

The girls from Beauty in Real Life have some fabulous summer makeup tips from Fatima Olive…check them out!

Summer skin got you down? Beauty411 reviews a new product from REN that will jumpstart your skin and leave it looking like you just had a facial!

Beauty Blogging Junkie takes you backstage to the Tony Awards Gift Suite. Find out which stars got which gifts here.

Karen of Makeup and Beauty Blog shows you how to create a summery blue eye with the new Cool Heat eyeshadows from MAC Cosmetics.

Beauty Banter discovers the amazing brow kit by Anastasia … brow specialist to J. Lo, Penelope Cruz, and Sharon Stone!!!

there’s a new feature this summer at makeup loves me – bright lights, big color helps you stay up to date on the current bold color trend.

Kitiya from Mischo Beauty discusses her perfect home pedicure achieved using Nailtiques in her “Mischo Beauty Pick: Nailtiques Oil Therapy post.

Face Candy goes over the latest Marc Jacobs Daisy accessories.

15 Minute Beauty Fanatic has a great new way to clear up your acne!

The Beauty Bug urges you to look at these fierce Shu Uemura lashes that a knock-out drag queen rocked at a local Shu Uemura party.

Joy from the Makeup Junkie dishes on her night out with Cover Girl! shows you a quick and easy way to wear barely there makeup, a look that is all over Hollywood.

Ready for a vibrating mascara brush? Makeup Moxie is buzzing over Lancome Oscillation.

Toya from The Life of A Ladybug proves brown girls can and should wear orange in her Electro FOTD!

MAC’s new Volcanic Ash Exfoliator cost $19, but Spoiled Pretty would gladly pay twice as much. Click here to find out why.

Michelle from All Lacquered Up reviews Chanel’s Fall Collection Nail Colours, including the polish that everyone’s been buzzing about, Gold Fiction.

MAC Tendertones: A Lovely Surprise

I’m the type of person who loves surprises. As long as they’re good ones.

Take, for example, MAC’s new Tendertone Lip Balm in Honey Bare. In the pot, it’s a shimmery honeydew melon. The folks at MAC describe it as “sheer peach with white pearl.”

Either way, it should’ve spelled disaster for a tan girl like me. Instead, there are no words to accurately describe how delectably delish this balm is.

Leave it to MAC to find a way to make something so wrong look so amazingly right. On my skin, it’s honey golden goodness. It looks irresistably sexy.

There are nine other shades in the Tendertones collection, but Honey Bare is the hidden gem. Snatch it up before word gets out.

Pearl Jam Rocks, But Eddie's Hair Needs A Little Vitalogy

Last night, Señor Spoiled Pretty and I saw Pearl Jam in concert. After 18 years, they still sound incredible and put on a ridiculously amazing live show. But one thing I couldn’t ignore was the state of Eddie Vedder’s hair.

In the heyday of grunge, Eddie’s wavy locks were glossy and lush. Last night, however, Eddie’s hair looked fried and – ironically – grungy. I realize that Eddie’s a surfer and could give a rats ass about split ends.

But that didn’t keep this beauty junkie from wanting to bum rush the stage, armed with one of my new beauty finds.

Eddie is a prime candidate for Elasticizer, a pre-shampoo conditioning treatment from Philip Kingsley that dramatically heals your hair after just one use. It delivers a dose of moisture to the core of the cuticle – leaving hair silky, shiny, and supple. Suitable for all hair types, Elasticizer won’t thicken hair or weigh it down. It provides UV protection too, even after washing – helping prolong the life of color treatments.

Just apply to wet hair, concentrating on mid-lengths and ends, and work through for a minute. Then shampoo and condition as usual. For severely damaged hair, cover with a plastic cap for 20 minutes before shampooing.

Elasticizer is available at

Spoiled Pretty Featured on The Beauty of Life

Every Friday, the always-adorable Jamie of The Beauty of Life profiles fellow beauty bloggers and industry professionals for her First Look Fridays series. Today, the spotlight is on Spoiled Pretty.

Get on over there to learn some Spoiled Pretty secrets – like why I started blogging, the origins of the blog name, and my five beauty essentials (think you know what they are?), and the inane reason for the photo above. But before you head on over, here’s a little something to whet your appetite:

Daneen’s blog is one of my must-reads every day because she’s got such a unique take on beauty — I feel like I’m listening to a friend tell me about her favorite products every time I read one of her posts!

Aw shucks. Thanks, Jamie! Now take it away

MAC Dazzleglass

MAC Dazzleglass is a lipgloss lover’s dream come true. These dazzling, multi-dimensional glosses give a high-wattage shine. Non-sticky and lightweight, they can be worn on bare lips or layered, to take your lipstick to the next level.

The brush applicator applies evenly, and the glosses feature the signature MAC vanilla aroma that you know and luvre.

Above: Dazzleglass in Glamour O.D. (Bright coral red with red pearl) and Comet Blue (Violet blue).

Above: Glamour O.D. layered over Hollywood Nights (from the Heatherette Collection); Comet Blue layered over Hollywood Nights.

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