Sorry for the late notice on this, but I thought all of my fellow Philly gals should know about a fun MAC event going down this Friday and Saturday at the Willow Grove Bloomingdale’s.
On Friday, February 12 from noon-8pm and Saturday, February 13 from noon-8pm, my favorite MAC counter is hosting a Spring Colour Forecast event, inspired by MAC’s new collection.
Have a consultation with a MAC makeup artist and get a makeover in one of the “it” four color palettes for spring (pink, coral, plum or amber). This event is free, as there is no purchase minimum. But you MUST schedule an appointment. Make one soon – spots are filling up quickly.
Click here to see some of my swatches of the Spring Colour Forecast collection. If my pics don’t make you want to sign up for this event, something’s wrong with you.
If you are interested in attending, call my girls at the MAC counter to reserve your spot. And be sure to tell them that Spoiled Pretty sent you.
Bloomingdale’s Willow Grove
2400 W. Moreland Road
Willow Grove, PA 19090
Spring Colour 1 Forecast: Pink
Blush Ombre in Azalea Blossom and Nail Lacquer in Galore Pink
Eyeshadow in Very Violet and Crush Metal Pigment: Stacked 1!
Lipglass in Electric Fuchsia and Lipsticks in Bubblegum and Pink Burst
Spring Colour 2 Forecast: Coral
Eyeshadows in Straw Harvest and Perky; Nail Lacquer in Pink Wave
Lipsticks in Fresh Salmon and Rose Maiden; Lipglass in Kumquat
Spring Colour 3 Forecast: Plum
Colour 3 Eyeshadow Quad and Lipstick in Radiccio
Spring Colour 4 Forecast: Amber
Blush Ombre in Springshine
Colour 4 Eyeshadow Quad
Lipglass in Almondine and Lipstick in Beigeland
Riveting (available February 18, 2010)
Powder Blush in Full Fuchsia and Dirty Plum
Lipstick in Metal Maven and Lipglass in True Babe
Lipstick in Riveting and Lipglass in Rock Out
Nail Lacquer in Wham, Bam, Glam
Nail Lacquer in Studded
Nail Lacquer in Black Enough?
Product samples were provided by brand for review.
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.
I have the opposite problem of most girls. I have really really long eyelashes. And while I love them, I find that no matter what mascara I use, it a) clumps up, b) won’t curl my lashes upwards (and stay that way) and c) because there are so many lashes, they get caught together. Often times it’s the bottom and the top lashes that have joined together, or the smaller lashes on either end of the eye. I would like to be able to find a mascara or technique that will allow me to curl my lashes and make sure to separate my lashes. Any tips you could offer would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
Lil’ Sara with the not so lil’ lashes! I’m sure the girls reading this right now could only wish to have your “problem.” I’d recommend starting out curling the lashes first. If you can’t get the ends in the curler, use an individual lash curler. Japonesque makes a great one. Before applying mascara to the lashes, wipe off the mascara wand with a tissue. Try applying only to the roots and then very little or none up the tips of the lashes. If you apply too much to the tips, the weight will cause the lash to straighten. Now separate your lashes with a lash comb and that should get rid of any clumps. Let mascara dry, then take the individual curler and curl the outer corners or whole lash again. Follow with one more coat of mascara to hold the curl. Good luck and thanx for visiting MMWM!
Got a question for Mario? Email your makeup and skin care queries to firstname.lastname@example.org, and check back next Monday to read Mario’s expert advice!
Recreate Kim Kardashian’s perfume ad makeup using the following Sephora brand cosmetics.
Using a Sephora Collection Professionnel Platinum Eyeshadow Brush #18, apply Sephora Collection Colorful Mono Eyeshadow in Bling Bling Style 76 by pressing the bristles onto the outer corners of the eyes and sweeping the color along the lid toward the inner corner. Repeat with Sephora Collection Colorful Mono Eyeshadow in Mad for Macaroons 62.
Trace around your entire eye, close to the lash line, with Sephora Collection Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner in 01 Black. Then draw across your upper lash line, increasing the color thickness as you move toward the outer corner.
Smudge along your upper lash line with the tip of your eyeshadow brush by gently flicking the bristles upwards toward the crease.
Curl your lashes with the Sephora Collection Black Eyelash Curler, and finish with two coats of Sephora Collection Atomic Volume Mascara in Black.
Place two fingers next to your nostrils, and starting where the outer finger leaves off, gently sweep Sephora Collection Blush Me! Mono in Meringue Jalouse 2 in an upward and outward motion along the top of your cheekbones with a blush brush.
Using a lip brush for precision, apply Sephora Collection Cream Lipstick in Valentine 09. Blot with tissue and reapply twice to saturate and define.
Complete the look by applying two coats of Sephora by OPI Nail Colour in What’s a Tie Jack?
I don’t know why makeup artist Pat McGrath hasn’t legally changed her name to Pat McGenius. Surely, if there were a Makeup Mensa, she would be a member. I mean, consider her advice for filling in sparse eyebrows:
“Use two sharpened brow pencils, one slightly lighter than your own brow color and one that matches. Start with the darker pencil, drawing a few delicate strokes in the direction the brows grow to create the illusion of individual hairs. Repeat with the lighter pencil. This mimics the color variation found in natural brows so you don’t get that drawn-in look. Comb the brows to finish. You can use the same technique with powder shadow, though it can appear heavy if you apply too much. Use an angled brow brush to fill in sparse areas with a powder that matches your brows, and follow with a brow comb to distribute the color and soften any hard edges.”
Source: February 2009 issue of Allure
For the fifth year in a row, Bobbi Brown is proud to be a sponsor of the The Heart Truth’s Red Dress Collection 2010 Fashion Show. The show, which brings some of Hollywood’s leading ladies together on one runway, will be taking place on February 11th during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Bryant Park.
This year Bobbi created an exclusive, limited-edition Bronze Shimmer Brick Set in partnership with The Heart Truth campaign and its annual Red Dress Collection Fashion Show to raise awareness about women and heart disease. Ideal for creating a warm, bronzy glow, the set includes Bobbi’s iconic Shimmer Brick in Bronze and a Mini Face Blender Brush.
Only 500 of these limited-edition sets, which feature a specially designed package and the tagline “Listen to Your Heart,” will be available from bobbibrown.com for $40 each.
Congrats to Imani, winner of the COVERGIRL Smoky ShadowBlast and ShineBlast Giveaway!
Smoky ShadowBlast is a smoky eye tool plus makeup artist all in one shadow stick. Available in six shade duos with uniquely designed ends, it lets you create a traditional or colorful smoky eye in two easy steps. One end acts as a base, and the end lines the eye and shades the crease – so you can easily apply, smudge and blend shadow to a smoky perfection. ShineBlast Lip Gloss has a patented ShineSculpt™ applicator that hugs the contours of lips and boasts a tapered tip for precise shaping and sculpting, while 16 sheer shades deliver a brilliant, glossy finish and perfectly polished pout. The lip hugging applicator delivers more shine in a single swipe than the leading gloss, which results in 4x more noticeable shine vs bare lips.
Many thanks to COVERGIRL for sponsoring the giveaway, and spoiling Imani pretty. Stay tuned for the next contest announcement.
I didn’t even know Clinique had a new mascara until a sample showed up in my mailbox last week. And after twisting off the cap and removing the wand from the tube, I thought I had received a defective product. I was expecting to see your standard issue mascara brush; instead, I met a curved, neon green, plastic applicator with teeth. Wait, I take that back. The comb isn’t exactly curved; it’s more limpy. It leans. Anyway, I took one look at the wand and said to myself, “Oh here we go again. Another gimmicky mascara, just what the beauty world needs.” But then I tried it, and quickly changed my presumptuous tune. Before I tell you about my change of heart, I just want to go on record as saying, “Sorry to have ever doubted you, Clinique.”
Left eye: with Clinique High Lengths MascaraRight eye: sadly, without (doesn’t it look pathetic?)
As promised, Clinique High Lengths Mascara took my stumpy lashes from itty-bitty to BLADOW! Seriously, they went on for-ev-er. The formula also imparted just the right about of volume – dramatic, yet believable. Since the comb doesn’t pick up a lot of product, you’ll find High Lengths to be much less wasteful than traditional mascara. And the leaning tower of green teeth did a great job of coaxing my wayward lashes into a curl.
Ever heard the theory about the flap of a butterfly’s wings affecting weather patterns thousands of miles away? Well, I have a hypothesis of my own. I’m pretty positive that the flutter of my fab fringe is responsible for this weekend’s predicted Nor’easter.
Thanks, Clinique High Lengths Mascara! Sorry about the storm, y’all.