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Lianne from The Makeup Girl went to the Ted Gibson Salon in DC and experienced a Keratin Treatment for the first time!! She may never be the same….
The girls at Makeup Bag have been getting their holiday looks on. Check out some fun holiday looks from Erika, Bree & Bailey!
Marina from makeup loves me found an eye cream that instantly brightens your eye area, not after 4-6 weeks of use, because who has that kind of time?!
Amber from Beauty Blogging Junkie has more details about on-the-set skin care for cinema sensation The Twilight Saga: New Moon.
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Spoiled Pretty is partnering with Clean & Clear for a giveaway. Win some fabulous anti-acne skin care products, plus a digital camera to document the improvement in your skin!
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You’ve heard of the 100 years war? Well, let me tell you about the 20 years war. What’s that, you ask? It’s just this pesky little battle I’ve be waging with acne. Pimples, blackheads and whiteheads are no strangers to my skin – and I have tried hundreds of products to keep the situation under control.
When it comes to skin care, I tend to shop in department and specialty stores because my complexion requires the crème de la crème of cleansers, creams, masques and moisturizers. So imagine my surprise to discover a drugstore brand that tamed my temperamental skin; plus the cost of the entire regimen is about the same that I would typically pay for one high-end skin care product.
Meet the Recessionista’s Fabuless Pick of the Week…
Clean & Clear Advantage 3-in-1 Foaming Acne Wash goes beyond cleansing to treat acne as you wash, while working to prevent future breakouts. The innovative formula combines a breakthrough oil dissolving technology and acne-fighting ingredients to thoroughly cleanse skin and control breakouts. I love how easily it removes my makeup and the daily grime without stripping my skin.
Clean & Clear Advantage Mark Treatment is a lightweight gel that reduces size of pimples while diminishing the appearance of post-acne marks. The breakthrough formula allows acne medication to start working quickly, reducing blemishes, as well as addressing the after effects of blemishes on skin. If you have acne marks or other types of hyperpigmentation, I highly recommend this treatment.
Clean & Clear Advantage 3-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser is a daily scrub that treats acne and helps prevent breakouts. Micro-beads in a creamy cleanser formula exfoliate and slough away pore-clogging dirt, oil and impurities while Benzoyl Peroxide treats acne, revealing a clearer complexion.
Clean & Clear Blackhead Eraser Cleansing Mask reduces blackheads and helps prevent new ones from forming. Specially formulated to treat blackhead prone skin, the mask is infused with acne fighting medication and ingredients that draw out dirt, oil and impurities that can clog pores and lead to blackheads.
Clean & Clear Morning Burst In-Shower Facial is a citrus-scented, invigorating deep cleansing treatment that works with the steam from your shower. Clay helps draws out dirt, oil, and impurities from skin, moisturizers keep skin from over-drying. I absolutely adore this product! Used 1-3 times each week (in place of your normal cleanser), it wakes me up and re-energizes my skin – leaving it looking and feeling refreshed. The first time I tried it, Mr. Spoiled Pretty kept complimenting on my skin. “It looks healthy and shiny,” he said. Usually, ‘shiny’ isn’t an adjective I would want attributed to my skin; but I understood that in man-speak, he meant that my complexion looked vibrant.
This week, I’m not content to just tell you about my fabulous new drugstore finds. I’m partnering with Clean & Clear and we’re giving away a set. And because we’re confident that these products will help keep your complexion in check, we’re throwing in the Polaroid 7MP Pink Digital Camera – so you can document the improvement in your skin!
To enter the giveaway, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “Clean & Clear Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Wednesday, December 9th. One winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Thursday, December 10th, I’ll announce the winner’s name. Please, only one entry per person; duplicate entries will not increase your chances of winning. Contest is open to U.S. and Canadian residents. Good luck!
Dermalogica is a favorite brand of The Twilight Saga: New Moon. On set, Makeup Designer Norma Hill-Patton routinely used the products to create the best canvas for dressing up the vampires and werewolves.
“All of the Actors required a lot of makeup and it was on their faces for long periods of time, so we needed to take particular care of their skins,” said Hill-Patton, New Moon Makeup Designer. “Vampires don’t perspire, don’t grow facial hair, don’t get lines and certainly don’t get blemishes!
We loved Dermalogica’s active moist which we used on most of the cast as it is quite universal and suits most types of skin. The precleanse was invaluable for cleansing off the body make up, especially because we had to apply a make up fixative and it was difficult to remove. But we didn’t want anything that was harsh or might induce a reaction. The intensive eye repair was great for keeping the fine lines around the eyes at bay. A tiny amount patted under the eye for final checks (on top of the makeup) did wonders to diminish the lines for close ups.
And finally, the shave system kit was used on all of the guys with great success! Again, it was really important to be sympathetic to their skins as they had to have a really close shave. I’m a great fan of the close shave oil and it can be used for wet shaves or electric shaves! We even had to shave some of them in the middle of the day to maintain the smooth look to their skin!
I also loved the renewal lip complex to keep their lips smooth during the cold, windy days during exterior filming. Perfect for those up-close kissing scenes! In fact, we used a lot of the skin care on the entire Cast!”
“My daily makeup regime includes Dermalogica sunscreen, said Ashley Green (aka Alice Cullen). They also have a really great special clearing booster for spot treatment on blemishes. It’s a little more involved on set with hot towel treatments and Dermalogica precleanse to get all that white makeup off. We use a lot Dermalogica products…I love the microfoliant!”
Tinsel Corey (aka Emily, the pack mother) says, “My daily skin regimen is a cleanser, toner, moisturizer. Once a week an exfoliant, and a hydrating mask. I alternate between products though, one of my favorites is Dermalogica. One of main things that also helps with my skin is taking my multi-vitamins, zinc and flaxseed oil caps.”
Parabens have a bad rep…but is it undeserved? Yes, according to a study performed by Europe’s Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety.
After conducting tests on mice, using propylparaben and butylparaben (two common parabens used as preservatives in numerous grooming products), the group concluded that mammals metabolize parabens before the chemicals have a chance to enter the bloodstream – and thus, parabens are unlikely to cause cancer and other health problems.
I just started a Fan Page for Spoiled Pretty on Facebook, and it’s pretty awesome. I especially enjoy how easy it is to chat with readers. Why don’t you join us? All the cool kids are doing it.
Designer Rachel Roy is unbelievably gorgeous with superhuman shine to her hair. I recently tweeted her up, asking how she manages to keep her hair so glossy glossy. Rachel responded, “I don’t put much in my hair, but whenever I do an updo I use a little Nivea hand cream.”
Isn’t it so unfair? I could sprinkle fairy dust in my hair and it would still look a hot mess.
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.
You are a makeup icon to me. What are your five tips to being a successful make up artist?
Thank you, Cassandra…I am very humbled! To become a successful makeup artist entails a whole lot and I could think of a million things to say here. Here are five tips to help:* Be passionate about what you do because it shows in your work.
* Figure out what area of work you like best (fashion, celeb, editorial, etc) and try to focus on that.
* Study and research art and fashion – both past and present. It’s important to know and be able to execute period looks, etc.
* Go with a great agent that you like and that believes in you and your work.
* Always stay positive and have a good attitude while working.
Thanks again Cassandra!
Got a question for Mario? Email your makeup and skin care queries to email@example.com, and check back next Monday to read Mario’s expert advice!
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