Senin, 11 April 2011

Makeup Mondays With Mario: Natural Beauty


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.

Dear Mario,

I'm writing for advice on eco-friendly/natural/organic beauty products and makeup. I want to incorporate some "green" products into my routine, but I don't know where to start. I'm not interested in granola-crunchy stuff made out of hemp that smells like patchouli. I want high quality products that work as well as my regular products, but are also good for my body and the earth. Please share any favorite brands or products. Thanks.

-Linda

PS - I'm a big fan - so basically whatever you recommend, I'm going to buy.

Linda,

There are definitely great eco-friendly, organic beauty products out there for you to use and enjoy - and I think in the future we'll be seeing a lot more beauty companies going green as well.


One of my personal faves is Josie Maran Cosmetics. Her line of makeup is very eco-friendly and the products deliver beautifully as true makeup should. Aside from being good for our environment, Josie's makeup has tons of benefits for your skin. Most of her products are made with Argan Oil which, thanks to Josie, is becoming very popular for its healing abilities.


As a makeup artist working on sets and photo shoots, I tend to use product that has great pigment and textures over products that are eco-friendly or organic. But Josie's line totally delivers. Of course, I have to mention the Bear Naked Wipes that I can't live without. They are, hands down, the best makeup wipes ever! Other great natural brands I like are Tarte, Korres and Bare Escentuals.

Thanks for visiting Makeup Mondays with Mario!

xo,
Mario


Got a question for Mario? Email your makeup and skin care queries to fotohotcewekquestions@gmail.com, and check back next Monday to read Mario's expert advice!

Jumat, 08 April 2011

The Goods: Double Duty Beauty


For this week's installment of The Goods (Philadelphia Magazine's shopping newsletter), I gave shout outs to some of my favorite beauty multitaskers.

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Rabu, 06 April 2011

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick

I'm not really a lipstick gal. Don't get me wrong, I have hundreds of tubes of lipsticks, but I typically reserve them for special occasions. It's just that I feel more comfortable in a gloss. Plus I'm usually in a rush or on the go - so a lip product that's a little more forgiving that doesn't require a mirror to apply appeals to me.

As such, when I do reach for a lipstick, I love a sheerer finish...like MAC's lipsticks with the Lustre finish. Sheer Plum was my very first MAC purchase way back when...and Syrup, Spice It Up!, Polished Up, Cockney and Lady Bug rank among my other faves. Now, just in time for spring, MAC releases a new collection that's convinced me to give my glosses a temporary timeout: Sheen Supreme Lipstick.

Gloss is good, but there's nothing quite as wonderfully, worldly cinematic as a Lipstick – and they're coming back! We've updated formulas to make it all plausible. Sheen Supreme is the combination of the strong, sensually saturated colour of, say, Tilda Swinton's I Am Love Milanese Lipstick, leavened with the light feel and clear vibrancy, the see-through sheen of a modern New York City Girl Gloss. Imagine no muddy undertones, gliding in pearl or creme finish, moisturizing with no sticky/tacky feel.

The Sheen Supreme Lipstick shades include:

Bare Again: Pinky neutral beige
Behave Yourself: Light blue pink
Can't Get Enough: Beige neutral
Can't Resist: Golden purplish red
Full Speed: Bright clean yellow pink
Good to Be Bad: Deep burgundy
Gotta Dash!: Pale coral
Impressive: Neutral gilded plum
Insanely It: Watermelon pink
Look at Her!: Metallic copper
New Temptation: Vivid blue red
Quite the Thing!: Deep blue plum
Supremely Confident: Pale nude
Ultra Darling: Mid-tone yellow pink

If spring has you considering adopting a bright lip color, this is definitely the way to do it. A bold shade in a sheer formula is easier to wear than a creamy or matte texture. It's also fresh looking and seasonally chic.

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick is $14.50 and available at Bloomingdale's, Macy's, Nordstrom, MAC stores and maccosmetics.com.

Senin, 04 April 2011

Peep My Polish: Ginger + Liz Swagger

This week, I'm rocking Swagger by Ginger + Liz, a "soft, sexy metallic with rose gold undertones."


The formula is pigmented as all get-out, so it only took two coats to achieve this gilded gorge-osity. And it's so hot, every time I peep my own polish, this starts playing in my head:

No one on the corner have swagger like us
Swagger like us, swagger swagger like us...

 

Ann Taylor Friends & Family 2011: 30% Off

Starting tomorrow, take advantage of Ann Taylor's Friends & Family promotion and get 30% off your entire purchase. Print out the image above and redeem in-store at Ann Taylor and LOFT. Or use the code FRIENDS at online checkout.

Can't wait until tomorrow to start shopping and saving? "Like" Ann Taylor on Facebook and enjoy the Friends & Family discount a day early!

Kamis, 31 Maret 2011

Christian Siriano Makes Over Your Kitchen Sponge


Fashion designer Christian Siriano is giving your kitchen sponge an extreme makeover.

The Project Runway Season 4 winner has teamed up with the O-Cel-O brand on new scrub sponges inspired by his 2011 spring collection. Launching now at retail locations nationwide, the scrub sponges offer fun and unexpected style for the sink - perfect for cleaning up your hot mess of dirty dishes.

"African, Indian and Asian influences served as the inspiration for my first-ever sponge designs," said Siriano. "Both patterns, Leopard and Muse, are meant to captivate the eye through the use of color and the latest trends."

The limited edition O-Cel-O™ No-Scratch Scrub Sponges are ideal for cleaning delicate surfaces from glassware and china to counters and stainless steel cookware. The scrub sponges are available in a 2-pack for a suggested retail price of $2.59 or a 3-pack for $3.60.

Nordstrom Christiana Mall Opening Day Beauty Bash


Friday, April 8th – 8 to 10am at the Nordstrom mall entrance on the first level
132 Christiana Mall
Newark, Delaware 19702
For more information, call 1.866.504.9860



Bring your girlfriends and start shopping the world of cosmetics while you wait for the new Nordstrom Christiana Mall store to officially open. You’ll get the inside scoop on new products and trends, plus tips and tricks for looking your best. You'll also enjoy special beauty demonstrations, gifts with purchase and other fun surprises. And don’t forget to check out fantastic items exclusive to Nordstrom, including Estée Lauder Nutrious Skincare.

The first 1000 Beauty Bash attendees will receive a free Nordstrom Beauty Swag Bag with goodies inside to help get the Nordstrom Christian Mall experience started!

In addition, you’ll receive a deluxe train case (while supplies last) with your purchase of $150 or more from the department as Nordstrom's exclusive grand opening gift to you. Plus, meet your new best friend in beauty! The Nordstrom Beauty Stylist will give you free personalized advice and help you find the best cosmetics, skincare and fragrances across all our brands. No appointment necessary. For more information on the Beauty Stylist service, call 1.800.7BEAUTY.

Special Gifts with Purchases and Events on April 8

Philosophy Oxygen Peel
Great Skin is in! Please join Nordstrom's skincare team of experts for a complimentary Oxygen Peel and skincare consultation. Receive a 5-piece gift with any $50 or more purchase of Philosophy.

Enhance Your Style with Estée Lauder
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Join Estée Lauder and InStyle magazine to celebrate the grand opening of Nordstrom's newest store and enhance your style for spring. Receive a complimentary style consultation with an InStyle representative, plus take home a copy of InStyle’s book, Instant Style, when you make a qualifying purchase of Estée Lauder products.

Clarins Beauty Party
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Meet makeup and skincare experts and learn about the latest trends in signature Clarins beauty and skincare products. You’ll receive two deluxe-size samples with your two-item Clarins skincare purchase.

Shiseido Facial Massage
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Experience the signature Shiseido facial massage. After your relaxing treatment, receive a makeup lesson using Shiseido's amazing spring color collection created by master makeup artist Dick Page. Plus, receive a makeup pouch filled with Shiseido samples with your two-item skincare purchase.

Tria Beauty 'At Home Laser Hair Removal' Event
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Experience Tria Beauty At Home Laser Hair Removal. Tria Beauty experts will be available to demonstrate and educate customers on how to acheive hair-free skin in just six months. Plus, with your Tria beauty purchase, receive a full-size oil-free SPF 32 sunscreen.

April 8-9

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare 'Peel the Difference' Event
Enjoy a one-to-one consultation and experience better skin tone, smoother texture, a softening of fine lines and wrinkles, and more. In addition, receive an Alpha Beta Daily Face Peel with your $100 purchase.

Peter Thomas Roth ‘Undo the Damage’ Event
Get skincare tips and tricks from Peter Thomas Roth expert during a complimentary consultation and mini facial. In addition, receive a deluxe gift with your $75 purchase from the line.

Elemis 'Teaser' Event
Enjoy a mini Anti-Aging Facial and Exotic Hand & Arm massage during a one-to-one consultation with an Elemis Skin Expert. Plus, with your $150 purchase from the line, receive three deluxe Elemis skincare samples.

Meet Dior National Makeup Artist Rodderick Gregg
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Meet Dior celebrity makeup artist Rodderick Gregg. Rodderick and his team will show the latest tricks and trends for the spring season. You’ll take home a complimentary Skincare Starter Set with your Dior purchase of $125 or more. Please reserve your appointment with a Dior Beauty Advisor.

Jack Black Neck, Shoulder and Hand Massages and Mini Facials for Him
April 8, Noon – 8:00 p.m.
April 9, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Relax and experience Jack Black Skincare and Grooming products during professional treatments. Experts will be available to customize a skincare and grooming routine that’s best for you. With your qualifying Jack Black purchase, receive a special gift.

April 8-10

Clinique Gift with Purchase
With your purchase of $25 or more from Clinique you’ll receive four smile-brightening lip shades, instant pick-me-up eye cream and more! Turn your smile at least one shade brighter with a lip palette filled with four shades of Clinique Brighter Smile Lip Colour - only in this gift. For healthier-looking skin, there’s radiance-enhancing Clarifying Lotion, fresh-face cleanser and de-puffing eye cream. Add lash-boosting mascara and a cheery cosmetics bag and you’re happily glowing.

Lancôme Exclusive Gift with Purchase
Choose five of your favorite eleven Lancôme items as our gift with your purchase of $32.50 or more from the line. Plus, receive a four-piece makeup brush set with your purchase of $75 or more from the line.

MAC 'Quite Cute' Event
Receive pastel shades for Eye Quads, Lipstick, Plushglass, and Nail Lacquer. And by popular demand, MAC is completely revamping three favorite Lip Pencil shades from last season that will join in on the fun and frolic. You’ll love the Mineralize Blush with the sweet heart baked right into it. If it shines, shimmers and pops it’s completely, contagiously cute!

Nars 'Best of Bronzers' Event
Discover the makeup essential for summer as NARS beauty experts custom match the perfect shade of bronze to your skin tone. Plus, receive a mini lipgloss trio with your purchase of $85 or more from the line.

Anastasia Brow Event
Receive a personal eyebrow consultation to achieve the ideal eyebrow that complements your hair, eyes and overall complexion. An Anastasia-trained Brow Expert will shape, create and educate you on what eyebrow shape flatters your facial structure. Plus, with your $85 Anastasia purchase, you’ll receive a complimentary
service bounce-back card to use toward a brow service on your next visit.

La Mer 'Skin Essentials'
Enjoy a luxurious treatment during a personalized consultation with La Mer expert and discover why devotees say the La Mer Miracle Broth is a secret well-worth knowing. Space is limited; please inquire for further details and reserve your appointment today.

Mario Badescu 'Mini Facial'
Come and have some one-to-one time with a Mario Badescu skin specialist. Whether you need to maintain your complexion or solve a skincare quandary, experts will create a regimen to fit your individual skin type and lifestyle. In addition, with your $50 purchase receive three deluxe samples of Mario Badescu skincare in a signature cosmetics bag along with a mirror.

Clarisonic 'Sonic Cleansing and Infusion' Event
Stop by our Clarisonic Station for a quick cleanse or lift prior to your skin or makeup consultations. Learn about these innovative tools and the sonic technology that make both the Clarisonic Skin Care Brushes and the Clarisonic Opal so effective. Plus, receive a travel case and replacement brush head with your Clarisonic
purchase of $149 or more.

Deborah Lippmann Nail Collection Event
Preview the season’s hottest colors and experience this chic, sophisticated collection of nail lacquers and treatments during a one-to-one consultation. Plus, with your $30 purchase receive a full-size nail lacquer.

Xen Tan 'Perfect Tan' Event
Xen Tan tanning experts will demonstrate the natural color and delicious vanilla scent of Xen Tan self-tanning products. Plus, learn tips and techniques to a perfectly beautiful, year-round tan.

Prevage 'Skin Scanner' Event

Meet the Prevage experts and discover the latest in diagnostic technology, the Skin Scanner. This powerful tool will analyze your skin and reveal signs of premature aging that the naked eye can’t see, such as sun damage, dehydration and enlarged pores. Plus, with your $98 purchase from the line, receive a special tote with Prevage deluxe sample.

Jo Malone 'Fragrance Combining and Hand & Arm Massage' Event
Experience the Jo Malone lifestyle by learning about the art of combining fragrances - mixing, matching and layering fragrances on the skin to create a bespoke scent that’s unique to you. Relax as Jo Malone treats you to a complimentary hand & arm massage using the sought-after line of Jo Malone hand and body products.

Victor & Rolf’s Flowerbomb
Experience the floral explosion of Viktor & Rolf’s Flowerbomb fragrance. Receive a special deluxe gift with your qualifying Flowerbomb purchase.

Donna Karan Cashmere Mist
Enjoy the ultimate pampering experience - fragrance experts will help you discover the Cashmere Mist fragrance that is right for you and help personalize your fragrance experience. You’ll also receive a hand massage using our soothing lotion and cream. With your qualifying Cashmere Mist fragrance purchase, receive a special gift. Exclusive gift sets are also available.

Angel by Thierry Mugler Gift with Purchase
With your qualifying Angel fragrance purchase, receive a deluxe token as their thanks.

Marc Jacobs 'Create Your Own Button' Event
This spring, Marc Jacobs wants you to experience the World of Marc Jacobs fragrances. Add your own unique touch to the World of Marc Jacobs fragrance with your very own personalized button pin - it’s a collectible!

Gucci 'Guilty Pleasures' Event
Are you a Guilty or a Flora lady? Take a Gucci Personality Test to make the best choice for your personal style. With your qualifying Gucci fragrance purchase, receive a special gift.

Narciso Rodriguez for Her
Come experience the best-selling fragrance harmony of Narciso for Her and Narciso Essence. With your qualifying Narciso purchase, receive a special gift.

The Art of Shaving 'Lather Up!' Event for Him
Want to find out how to get the smoothest, cleanest shave? Join The Art of Shaving as they demonstrate the 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave. Specialists will focus on the features and benefits of wet shaving, and with your qualifying purchase, receive a token of appreciation.