Hilary Swank looked stunning at Sunday night’s Academy Awards, while Sofia Vergara rocked the Vanity Fair after-party.
The Oscars are always about what designer a celebrity is wearing. This year
To complement Hilary’s eyes, I created a matte, flawless face and peachy cheeks for an overall soft look. I used a feathered blush brush to apply COVERGIRL Simply Ageless Sculpting Blush in Plush Peach in a circular motion to the apples of the cheeks. This creates a very soft, luminous look. To achieve a luxurious skin look at home, try COVERGIRL NatureLuxe Silk Foundation.
For the lips, I went with a very natural look, using COVERGIRL NatureLuxe Gloss Balm in Sandstone to add a pretty flush of luxurious color.
Sofia Vergara @ Vanity Fair/Elton John’s OSCAR After-Party by Make-Up Artist Beau Nelson
I wanted to create an old-Hollywood glamour look inspired by Sophia Loren and Sofia’s gorgeous black dress. For her eyes I applied a beige shadow on the lid and brown shadow in the crease then lined the top with COVERGIRL Line Exact in Black for added drama. On the bottom I lined her eyes with COVERGIRL LiquiLineBlast in Brown Blaze and finished the eyes with multiple coats of LashBlast Mascara in Black.
We wanted to keep Sofia’s skin fresh and dewy so I applied COVERGIRL NatureLuxe Silk Foundation in Nutmeg for a flawless finish and added COVERGIRL Simply Ageless Sculpting Blush in Plush Peach to give her a natural glow.
I finished her look with a pink/beige lip using COVERGIRL LipPerfection lipcolor in Rush.
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When Winter hits I know one thing is for sure, my hands will get dry and my skin will itch…it’s inevitable. I know I live in Southern California, but that doesn’t mean a thing. I load up on lotion like there’s no tomorrow. Dry is dry.
One of my pet peeves is dry cuticles, especially when the skin around the nail starts peeling! You can’t even imagine how happy I was when
Product claim: Eucerin Plus Smoothing Essentials with its gentle alpha hydroxy formula helps exfoliate and smooth skin, dramatically improving the condition of your skin over time. While it doesn’t compromise on long-lasting moisturization, it feels luxurious without a greasy feeling. Eucerin Plus Intensive Repair Hand Creme is a fast-absorbing moisturizer that leaves hands feeling noticeably smoother after just one use.
What I found out: After using the product for 2 months, I have noticed an overall difference in my skin and my hands. I used to have this dry patch on my elbow that is now gone and my cuticles haven’t given me any problems this winter. I am not a fan of overly scented lotions, so these two products were perfect being that they were fragrance free. And I honestly didn’t think having a product that “absorbs quickly” would make a difference, but I really like that I don’t have that greasy feeling after putting on lotion.
Would I buy it again? Definitely! Yes, especially if I had a coupon or it was on sale. Sorry Eucerin, but the bargainista in me wants it at a deal!
**Disclaimer: I was not financially compensated for this review, although the product was gifted. The above is my true and honest opinion.
Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig designed this luxurious black fabric exterior with tiers of ruffles and a dramatic bow, with a silky ballet-pink interior.
“This season we wanted to create a beauty bag that could double as a chic day or night clutch. The draped bow detail and ruffles are Marchesa signatures and the classic noir finish will go with any outfit. We also made it roomy enough for even the most extensive beauty collection, so you can carry everything or nothing at all and still look chic regardless of where you go.”
—Marchesa co-founders Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig.
Included in the bag, along with a $10 gift card, is 17 deluxe samples:
1. Juice Beauty® Reflecting Gloss in Organic Fig 2. Urban Decay™ De-Slick in a Tube 3. Fekkai Advanced™ Brilliant Glossing Shampoo 4. Nick Chavez® Amazon Infinity Mist 5. Exuviance® Rejuvenating Treatment Masque 6. Borghese Crema Saponetta Cleansing Face & Body Bar 7. Origins Checks and Balances™ Frothy Face Wash 8. GoSmile® Touch Up® Watermelon Mint 9. Laura Geller Wonder Wand Eye Brightener 10. Darphin PREDERMINE Firming Wrinkle Repair Serum 11. bareMinerals® Original Foundation in Medium Beige with Brush 12. Bliss® FatGirlSlim™ Skin Firming Cream 13. Dr. Dennis Gross™ Alpha Beta® Daily Face Peel 14. Clean™ Warm Cotton Eau de Perfume 15. Jonathan Product™ Finish Control™ High Shine Aerosol Hairspray 16. Phyto™ Phytocitrus Restructuring Mask 17. Alterna® Bamboo Smooth Pure Kendi Oil Pure Treatment Oil
After the “primping” was over, we made our way to BOA for the party! I was nervous! It was my first red carpet and I don’t think I’ve ever been around so many celebrities. The venue was stunning and the free Godiva chocolate didn’t hurt. Neither did getting greeted at the door with a glass of champagne!
Celebrities on hand were Queen Latifah, Dania Ramirez, Drew Barrymore, Ellen DeGeneres, Taylor Swift, Selena Gonzalez, Mario Lopez, Sofia Vergara, Amber Riley, Ana de la Reguera, Cory Monteith, Kendra Wilkinson, Lauren Conrad, Niki Taylor, Portia De Rossi, Rachel Hunter, Sam Ronson, Sophia Bush, and Whitney Port…to name a few. I even bumped into a few celebs unknowingly.
I definitely felt like a true COVERGIRL!
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Taylor Swift- by Celebrity Makeup Artist Lorrie Turk
We decided to go for a fresh, pretty beauty look for Taylor for the People’s Choice Awards and the COVERGIRL 50th Anniversary Party. She opted for a slight departure from her signature bright red lip for more of an orangy-red, which added a pop of color to complement the light color of the dress.
I prepped her face with COVERGIRL Simply Ageless Serum Primer<
Ellen Degeneres- by Celebrity Makeup Artist Heather Currie
Since this party was representing 50 years of COVERGIRL, I wanted Ellen to have a classic, clean, and beautiful look. At the same time, because she has such vibrant eyes, I wanted to do something sexy and smoky to add a little glamour.
I began the process by prepping her skin with COVERGIRL Simply Ageless Serum Primer<
Dania Ramirez- by Celebrity Makeup Artist Matthew VanLeeuwen
Dania’s makeup inspiration was a twist on a classic beauty look. She called me earlier that day to tell me she was in love with her dress and thought she wanted a red lip, which I totally agreed with once I saw her outfit. We stuck with a fairly clean, pale lid and sculpted brows, but I also wanted to add a little gold to the eyes in honor of COVERGIRL’s 50th Anniversary.
Yet, another beauty confession…I’m not anything close to a make up artist or beauty fanatic. But, I am a chick who does like make up, but doesn’t like to pay the hefty price for department store brands. I’ve purchased them before, but realized how expensive that can get. I’ve been an over-the-counter girl ever since. Lately, I’ve tried steppiing out of my comfort zone when it comes to colors. That’s why I was really excited when Wet N Wild agreed to send me a few of their products for the goodie bags I put together for an event.
Product Claim: Glamour-eyes from day to night! Each complementary shade can be mixed-and-matched for a variety of day-to-night looks. These palettes of 3 matte and 3 highly-pigmented effect shades are sure to please the shade sassy minimalist and enthusiast alike.
What I found out: Move over drugstore brands! This isn’t your run-of-the-mill 99¢ makeup anymore. Wet N Wild is definitely stepping up their game. The colors are not only amazing, but they actually have staying power. I’ve paid more for lesser quality stuff. The Lust palette is the one I’ve been using and it’s awesome. I definitely do not like the little application brushes that came with it, but who really uses those anyways? I’ve used this a couple of times and I have gotten compliments on the colors.
Would I buy it again? Yes and Yes!
**Read my disclosure policy. I was not paid to do this post, although the item was gifted. The above is my true and honest opinion.
I am not going to lie to you. I’m not a professional hair care kind of girl. Yes, it’s true. But, I do know a good product when I use it. That’s exactly what happened when I used this product that was gifted at the Sassy City Chicks event. There’s a reason it’s currently sold out.
What I found out: My hair type is thick, but I often find it hard to add volume to it. This thick and delightfully scented creme has finally done it, with added shine. And you don’t need a lot of product to get it there. It also leaves my hair incredibly soft. I love it even better the next day, when it seems my hair has extra extra volume.
Would I buy it again? Honestly, I wouldn’t normally spend this much on a hair product. But, I really do love the volume it gives my hair. So, yes…I think I just might.
Why it’s your lucky day:Nick Chavez Beverly Hills is currently offering free shipping and buy one get one free ending Monday 11/29/10 at 11:59 p.m. PST.
**Please read my disclosure policy. I was not paid to do this post, although this item was gifted. The above is my true and honest opinion.
Would you like to smell as fresh as a baby’s bottom? I do! That’s why I jumped at the chance to review Johnson’s Baby Oil Body Wash. Who wouldn’t want to try a trusted product like this? And you don’t have to be a baby to use it.
Product Claim: Cleans and helps hydrate dry skin leaving it feeling baby soft. Formulated with Johnson’s Baby Oil to leave skin feeling moisturized all day long. Non-greasy, rich, creamy texture. Dermatologist and allergy-tested.
What I found out: Every time I use this I get a whiff of that baby oil fragrance, without it being overbearing (that reminds me of a baby’s bottom). The body wash seems a little “watered-down” so I was concerned that it wouldn’t lather up right. I was wrong; it lathers up like any other luxurious body wash. It doesn’t leave any residue or that baby oil greasy feel, which I loved. And it definitely made my skin feel softer after 2 weeks of using it.
Why it’s your lucky day: One lucky reader will win their own bottle of Johnson’s Baby Oil Body Wash! All you have to do is leave a comment telling me what you love the most about Johnson’s products. Only one comment per person and you must leave a valid email address. Giveaway ends 11/29/10 and is open to U.S. residents.
**Please read my disclaimer. I was not paid for this post. This is my honest opinion.
When it comes to buying cosmetics, I’m all about the easiest and less expensive purchasing methods. That’s why I love the idea of buying your makeup in a set. Most of the time it works out better. And if you need help choosing shades and tools, it’s already done for you. You know what’s even better? Sometimes you get a free gift with purchase. Wow, this sounds great for someone like me.
What do you think? Are cosmetic sets the way to go?