Grammy Gorgeous: Jennifer Lopez

jennifer+lopez+grammys+2010 Grammy Gorgeous: Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez dazzled at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, wearing a dramatic silver Versace gown, and 70’s-inspired hair designed by stylist Robert Vetica.

Volume and texture were the hallmarks of the all-one-length, below the shoulder look.

Vetica started by applying Moroccanoil Treatment on wet hair and blow-dried it smooth, creating a middle part using a large round brush for volume. He then used a 1″ curling iron, curling each section, and dragging the curled spirals down. He started in the back, working towards the front of the head and lifting her hair away from the face.

After the curled hair set, Vetica finger-brushed the look and applied Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream to hold the set and add additional texture. Finally he brushed out the hair, then backcombed underneath for maximum fullness and volume. Vetica finished with Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray for free-moving, shine-enhancing hold.

Grammy Gorgeous: Miley Cyrus

miley+cyrus+grammys+2010 Grammy Gorgeous: Miley CyrusMiley Cyrus’ sexy textured style at the 52nd Annual Grammys was a perfect rocker chic look that played off her Herve Leger mini bandage dress and emphasized her long, natural waves.

“Miley has effortless style and taste,” said her stylist Scott Cunha, “and I always try to complement this by working with her natural hair texture, accentuating the waves and texture with a curling iron and a flat iron.”

To create the look, Cunha first applied Moroccanoil Treatment on damp hair for silky shine, smoothness and to eliminate frizz. He diffuser-dried her hair and then created a dual-textured look, first using a flat iron from the roots down, then a curling iron to wave the rest of the hair. Cunha applied Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine Spray to her hair to separate and define, then finished with Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray for naturally moveable hold with shine.

Moroccanoil is sold in fine salons and spas.

Grammy Gorgeous: Nicole Kidman

nicole+kidnman+grammys Grammy Gorgeous: Nicole KidmanCelebrity hairdresser David Babaii created this romantic and elegant up-do to emphasize Nicole’s beautiful bone structure and Prada dress design.

He began by spraying her entire head with David Babaii for WildAid Bohemian Beach Spray, scrunching into her hair for body, lift and texture. Next, he dried her hair using a large round brush concentrating on the root area for maximum lift. Once dry, he divided tresses into 4 sections (top, sides and back leaving the nape area free). Using the H2Pro 300SE Styling Iron, he created “ribbon curls” by taking small “V” shaped partings. To achieve, wrap the hair around and inside the styling iron close to the scalp area and pull the iron down (similar to curling ribbon).

After curling the entire head, he applied some David Babaii for WildAid Hair Polish into his hands, using his fingers to loosen the curls from the mid-section to the ends only. This is done as to not disturb the texture at the top and crown area. Next, he carefully created a side part and again using his fingers to gently roll and twist hair. Pick up large sections as you continue to circle to the other side of the head and pin where needed. Finish into a messy bun and secure with additional pins. At the top area finger comb the bang area into a natural falling wave. For a long but natural lasting hold, he used David Babaii for WildAid Mise en Plis Light Styling Spray.

Grammy Gorgeous: Ciara

ciara+grammys Grammy Gorgeous: Ciara“For Ciara’s Grammy red carpet look, I prepped the face with shu uemura’s new UV Under Base Fluid in Medium Beige (goes on sale online February 11th at shuuemura-usa.com),” said makeup artist Yolanda Frederick. “I then followed up with shu uemura’s Nobara Cream Cover Stick foundation in 524 for a flawless golden finish. In order to complement Ciara’ stunning Givenchy ensemble, we decided to go with a flirty lash and lots of shu uemura’s Ultimate Mascara in Black to frame the eye.”

“For cheeks, I used shu uemura’s Glow On blush in M Amber 89 and highlighted with Lancôme’ Model Mocha Cream Shimmer for more drama! For a perfect lip, I lined ever so lightly with shu uemura’s Drawing Lip Pencil in Brown 710 then topped it off with shu uemura’s creamy nude Rouge Unlimited lipstick in BG 940M. I then wanted to highlight the center of the lip with a shimmery gloss, so I applied shu uemura’ Gloss Unlimited in BG 980N for that extra pop!”

Rihanna wears NARS Orgasm Illuminator to Pre-Grammy Party

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On Saturday, celebrity makeup artist Mylah Morales used NARS Orgasm Illuminator on Rihanna at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards Salute To Icons party.

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Aside from the new Orgasm Illuminator, Mylah used the following NARS products to create Rihanna’s ethereal glowing look:

D. Gorgeous Single Eyeshadow (new for Spring 2010!)
Casino Bronzing Powder
Barbarella Lipstick
Ophelia Lip Gloss (NEW for Spring 2010!)

“It’s really important to me to make Rihanna look like she’s glowing, like she just stepped off the beach,” said Mylah about Rihanna’s look.

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NARS Orgasm Illuminator is available at Sephora. All other NARS Cosmetics are available at narscosmetics.com.

Makeup Mondays With Mario: Tips For Rosacea

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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.

Hello Mario,

I’m amazed by your work and am a fan. I was hoping you could help me with my makeup problem. I’m a rosacea sufferer and makeup is a big problem for me. My cheeks are always red as if I have permanent blush on. I’ve tried using green concealer and/or yellow concealer to help cover the redness, but haven’t had much success (maybe it is a technique issue). I also haven’t been able to find a foundation to match my skin. I’m not exactly sure what the best approach is to match my skin tone. I find that I get the weird clown face effect and I don’t know how to combat that. So any tips on how to wear makeup for rosacea sufferers would be great.

Thanks, Mitch J.

foundation Makeup Mondays With Mario: Tips For RosaceaThanks, Mitch! I know that rosacea sufferers have it more difficult then others when trying to cover up and even out the skin. I have worked many times with different women who have rosacea. ‘Less is more’ works best for this. Definitely go for a liquid foundation or tinted moisturizer and use minimal loose powder on the skin. Apply the foundation with a damp sponge by pressing it onto the skin. Try not to rub it too much.

You may want to add a bit of your makeup to the neck area as well and see if you still are not happy with the shade. To prevent the clown look, go with a deeper color foundation and make sure the powder is not too light. I’m sure you will find an easy solution so that makeup time is a good time! 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!

Grammy Gorgeous: Keri Hilson

grammy+heri+hilson Grammy Gorgeous: Keri Hilson“Keri Hilson looked like a 1950’s diva when she left for the 2010 Grammys, said celebrity makeup artist Ashunta Sheriff. “Her peach dress with jeweled waistband was fit to the T and hugged every curve with care. I was inspired to play up her beautiful hazel eyes and also give a touch of edge to her Hollywood glam goddess look.”

“Before applying makeup, always start with clean, toned and moisturized skin. I use Mary Kay’s TimeWise Targeted-Action Eye Revitalizer to refresh tired eyes. I love Enessa Neroli Oil Spray to tone skin and make skin glow. To finish, prep skin with La Mer Moisturizer.”

The Perfect Face
“I love for Keri to look flawless because she has such a beautiful bone structure. I use Smashbox Photo Finish Primer to give makeup long wearability, then I apply COVERGIRL Queen Collection Natural Hue Compact Foundation to create a flawless finish. I create a sculpted glowing face using COVERGIRL Queen Collection Natural Hue Minerals Bronzer in Light Bronze. I also use it to contour the nose and cheekbones.”

Radiant Cheeks
“I love the soft peach tones of her dress so I accented Keri’s cheeks with Mary Kay Mineral Cheek Color in Strawberry Cream which has a subtle cotton candy rose tone with a beautiful shimmer to it, so cheeks just glow.”

Standout Eyes
“Keri wanted to have a jewel tone smoke so I chose a beautiful deep purple shade from Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in Sweet Plum on her lids and lower lash line. As a base to intensify the purple shadow I applied COVERGIRL Smoky ShadowBlast in Purple Plume. Then I created depth using Tigi Bed Head Big Fat Fun Liner in Purple and COVERGIRL LashBlast Volume Mascara in Black to top the look, coating both bottom and top lashes three times. I used Ja’Maal Buster’s Lash Line to add that extra drama for red carpet flare.”

Luscious Lips
“I didn’t want to do just a nude lip and smoky eye so instead I went retro – think Kevyn Aucoin meets Naomi Campbell in the 90’s with a deeper liner using Mary Kay Lip Liner in Berry. I lined lips then used a brush to blend the liner out so it had soft edges then used COVERGIRL Queen Collection Lip Gloss in Pearled Peach in the center of the lips to create the perfect pout.”

Glorious Brows
“Brows frame the face and I love Keri’s brows because they are naturally high arched but also full. So I fill them in with Dior Universal Brow Pencil then brush them with Dior Shiny Blonde Brow Gel so they shimmer with a golden glow.”

Bodilicious
“Keri’s dress was amazing and really showed off her curves so I wanted her skin to glow. I used Sally Beauty Body Glow Shimmer spray to give her body that shimmery glow.”

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Grammy Gorgeous: Katy Perry

katy+perry+grammys Grammy Gorgeous: Katy PerryAfter a recent trip to India, Katy Perry brought back a variety of bindis and together, with celebrity makeup artist Jake Bailey, they used this as inspiration to create a “Bettie Page, Indian princess look” for this year’s Grammy Awards.

To perfect her skin, Jake used Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation and to set the look, he dusted Guerlain Les Violettes Matte Touch Powder all over the face.

Jake then highlighted the apples of her cheeks with CORALista blush from benefit.

Keeping with the exotic feel, Jake used a mixture of shimmery plums and golds on her eyes. “I was going for a more colorful version of the tradition smoky eye,” said Jake. Jake used COVERGIRL’s double-ended smoky eye stick, Smoky ShadowBlast in Purple Plume by first applying the angled end of the shadow stick, the deeper plum, over the entire lid and blending into a smoky halo. He then applied Smoky ShadowBlast in Bronze Fire, using the round, golden end to line along the lid and inner corners of her eyes to brighten the look.

To complete her smoky eye, Jake created an ultra-long lash look with several coats of COVERGIRL LashBlast Length in black. “The best thing about this mascara is that you can apply coat after coat to get maximum impact without losing separation and elegance,” said Jake.
To balance her dramatic eyes without overpowering them, Jake finished her look with a matte lip, using COVERGIRL Outlast Lipstain in Wild Berry Wink. “I love these Lipstains so much because you can line and shape the entire lip without sacrificing your own lip texture,” Jake finished.

*To win some COVERGIRL Smoky ShadowBlasts (along with ShineBlast lip glosses), enter Spoiled Pretty’s latest giveaway!

Yankee Candle Scented Hand Sanitizers

yankee+candle+hand+sanitizer Yankee Candle Scented Hand SanitizersYesterday, I did my daughter duty and dropped in on Mama and Papa Spoiled Pretty. While chilling with the parental units, I spied an unfamiliar bottle sitting on a table in the foyer. Upon closer inspection, I was chagrined to learn that my mom had scooped your resident beauty expert. Did you know that Yankee Candle makes hand sanitizer? Neither did I, until yesterday…but you know what they say about moms knowing best.

During a recent trip to our local Yankee Candle store, Mom picked up a bottle of the new Scented Hand Sanitizer in Vanilla Cupcake. Like many anti-bacterial hand sanitizers, it kills 99.9% of germs…but unlike much of the competition, it didn’t leave my hands feeling tight and dry. And like all Yankee Candle products, the scent is a dead-on ringer.

A 2 oz bottle will only set you back $3.99 – and you can choose from six authentic Yankee Candle fragrances (Garden Sweet Pea, Lavender Vanilla, MacIntosh, Midnight Jasmine, Sun & Sand, and Vanilla Cupcake). Pick one up, along with one of their new-ish Flavored Lip Balms, on your next trip to a Yankee Candle store or yankeecandle.com.

COVERGIRL Smoky ShadowBlast and ShineBlast Giveaway!

drew+barrymore+smoky+shadowblast COVERGIRL Smoky ShadowBlast and ShineBlast Giveaway!When it comes to drugstore makeup, I’m a COVERGIRL girl. Their products are a cosmetics connoisseur’s dream come true: high-quality at a low price point. LashBlast, their volumizing mascara, and Outlast Lipstains are among my makeup faves – and every year, COVERGIRL blows me away with their crafty new concoctions and ingenious formulations.

In 2010, my new COVERGIRL obsessions are Smoky ShadowBlast and ShineBlast Lip Gloss.

Smoky ShadowBlast is a smoky eye tool plus makeup artist all in one shadow stick. Available in six shade duos with uniquely desgined 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. I don’t know why no one thought of this before. Hell, I should have thought of this…it’s ingenious. These chubby crayon-esque shadows are simple to use, and really deliver what they promise – a sexy smoky eye that looks like you had help. Prep the lid with a little primer before applying the color to help sustain the smokiness all day/night.

covergirl+smoky+shadowblast COVERGIRL Smoky ShadowBlast and ShineBlast Giveaway!

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. I was a little skeptical when I first read those claims, but after using ShineBlast, I shut my glossy mouth.

covergirl+shineblast COVERGIRL Smoky ShadowBlast and ShineBlast Giveaway!

spoiled+pretty+smoky+shadowblast+shineblast+giveaway COVERGIRL Smoky ShadowBlast and ShineBlast Giveaway!At $7.50, both Smoky ShadowBlast and ShineBlast Lip Gloss are recessionista-approved. But being the benevolent beauty blogger that I am, I’m partnering with COVERGIRL on something fabuless!

This week, we’re giving you a chance to win two Smoky ShadowBlasts (in Bronze Fire and Onyx Smoke) and two ShineBlast Lip Glosses (in Firecracker and Heat).

To enter the giveaway, leave a message in the comments section; make sure to leave a way for me to get in touch, just in case you get lucky.

Contest is open to U.S. residents only. The giveaway ends at noon (EST) on Friday, February 5, 2010. Good luck!

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