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How To Get Kim Kardashian’s Wedding Makeup

August 26th, 2011

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On her big day marrying Kris Humphries, the ever gorgeous Kim Kardashian donned a “clean, radiant, feminine, modern and classic” look that consisted of a brown smoky eyes, full brows, pink blush and glossy pink lips. Find out what Kim’s longtime makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic and brow expert Anastasia used to create her look!

To play up Kim’s eyes, Mario created a smoky bronze look with Lancome Color Design 5 Pan Eyeshadow Palette in Golden Frenzy. Then he used Lancôme’s new Hypnôse Doll Lashes Mascara in So Black! along with several sets of fake lashes to play up Kim’s signature long lashes.

To make sure Kim’s eyebrows were perfect for her big day, Anastasia gave Kim’s brows a tweeze, “making sure every hair is where it should be.” On the day, Duo Brow Powder in Brunette was used all over Kim’s arches and Perfect Brow Pencil in Brunette for touch ups on areas that are naturally more sparse such as the front and ends of the brow. Anastasia then set Kim’s brows with Tinted Brow Gel in Caramel to keep them soft and pretty.

Mario swept on Lancome Blush Subtil in Rose Romantique to emphasize Kim’s cheekbones, creating a soft, romantic complexion.

To achieve the perfect pout, Lancome L’Absolu Nu Lipstick in Coral Sand was topped with Lancome La Laque Fever Lipgloss in Ravishing Coral.

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The Beauty Brains Are The #1 Makeup Blog For Moms!

August 21st, 2011

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Pardon us for bragging, but the Beauty Brains blog was just selected as THE number one makeup blog for moms by I guess you could say we hit the mother lobe! (Get it? mother “lobe” as in “brain” and as in mother load? Like in gold mining when they make a big strike? *sigh* No one enjoys a good pun anymore.

Anyway, we also give a big shout out to the other winners like Beauty Beat, Fig + Sage, and All Lacquered Up, just to a name a few. You can check out all the winners at

And thank you Babblers for being part of the Beauty Brains community!!

Cute baby image courtesy jahjong.blogspot

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Flirt! Cosmetics Big Flirt Sheer and Shiny Lipgloss Review, Swatches, Photos and Giveaway

July 21st, 2011

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To embrace the iconic style of the early 1960’s where everything was big and sexy, Flirt! Cosmetics created Big Flirt Sheer and Shiny Lipgloss, the flirtiest, shiniest and boldest lipgloss yet.

Flirt! Cosmetics Big Flirt Sheer and Shiny Lipglosses
Flirt! Cosmetics Big Flirt Sheer and Shiny Lipgloss
The first thing that caught my eye was the humongous yet cute packaging. With its black cap and mega-tip applicator, the Big Flirt Sheer and Shiny Lipgloss looks like a jumbo, polka-dot version of MAC Tinted Lipglass.

Flirt! Big Flirt Lipgloss in Big Pink Kisses
Flirt! Big Flirt Lipgloss and MAC Lipglass Comparison
Flirt! Big Flirt Gloss vs MAC Tinted Lipglass

The lipgloss is formulated with jojoba oil to help soften and condition lips and applies smoothly with a sweet, vanilla scent. I personally don’t find it to be that moisturizing on my super dry lips but I do like that it is creamy and does not feel too tacky.

There are 8 wearable colors in both cream and shimmer finishes, including:

Berry Bombshell – a sheer dark purple
Bigger Than Rose – a plum with golden shimmer
Big Pink Sunshine – a golden pink
Coral-Me Fabulous – a creamy coral
Big Pink Kisses – a creamy bubblegum pink
Big Blush – a shimmery medium pink
Big On Nude – a shimmery pinky peach
Big On Beige – a shimmery golden beige

The colors all show up semi-sheer with lots of shine just as the name suggests, so you will need to layer a bit to get the color you see in the tube. The gloss also stays on pretty well, even after a drink. Below are swatches of Big Pink Kisses and Bigger Than Rose:

Flirt! Big Pink Kisses Lip Gloss swatch
Wearing Big Pink Kisses

Flirt! Bigger Than Rose Lip Gloss swatch
Wearing Bigger Than Rose

Overall, Flirt! Cosmetics Big Flirt Sheer and Shiny Lipgloss is a fun, cute product that is easy to use and perfect for just a tinge of color and shine.

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Flirt! Cosmetics Big Flirt Sheer and Shiny Lipgloss will be available at Kohl’s department stores nationwide and in August for $15.50.

To try this product before anyone else, just leave a comment with your name and e-mail address by July 23rd. I will be giving away Berry Bombshell, Big Pink Sunshine, Coral-Me Fabulous, Big Blush, Big On Nude and Big On Beige to three lucky readers.

Disclosure: The products in this entry were provided by the manufacturer for consideration. Please see my Disclaimer for more information on my posting policy.

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SPA Resource Brushes

February 10th, 2011

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I’m a big believer in using good makeup brushes. I also don’t feel that, unless you’re a professional makeup artist, all your brushes don’t need to be highly expensive brushes. And I even know makeup artists that have a wide range of brushes in their kits in a wide range of prices. I myself have some high quality drugstore brands and some high quality big name brushes. So when I was asked to try the brushes from SPA resource I honestly didn’t have high expectations. Partly because of the price, I thought these would be cheap brushes. Definitely not so.

I was sent the Pro-Series Powder brush and the Pro-Series On-The-Go Eye Essential Kit to try. My first thought – this Powder brush looks just like the Bobbi Brown Face Blender Brush, but I was sure it wouldn’t perform well. Guess I was wrong. This is an all natural bristle brush with a solid weight handle. It’s even more dense than the Blender Brush by Bobbi Brown which sells for $45. The SPA Resource brush – on sale right now for $10.40. Seriously. That’s not a closeout price either. Normally it sells for $13.00. This is an amazing brush that is affordable to everyone! Perfect for applying powder or blush to your face.

The eye brush kit comes in this travel bag with a pouch for other beauty necessities. Again, these are incredible brushes for the inexpensive price of $12 (reg. $15). I recently took these with me on my trip to NY and when my luggage FINALLY arrived, I was able to see how well they performed. Excellent. The kit includes

  • Eye Sweep Brush
  • Angled Eye Shadow Brush
  • Cream Shadow Brush
  • Eye Smudge Brush
  • Liner & Brow Definer
  • Brow & Lash Definer

A serious bargain for seriously great brushes!


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Halloween Looks: Aracely, Bridgette, Mollie, Cynthia

November 8th, 2010

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Temptalia Halloween Looks

Halloween Looks: Aracely, Bridgette, Mollie, Cynthia

This post features Aracely’s Beetlejuice inspired look to mimic Lydia, Bridgette as BatGirl, Mollie’s makeup to complement her Big Bird costume, and Cynthia as a vampire.

Check out their looks!

Temptalia Halloween Looks
Aracely as Lydia Deetz from Beetlejuice

“Lydia Deetz” by Aracely

ARACELY is 24 years old and in love with makeup. She uses makeup as an expression of beauty but also as an expressino of an artistic quality she feels she possesses to a certain degree.

INSPIRATION: My inspiration for my Halloween Look was Lydia Deetz from Beetlejuice. She was the young girl who was able to see the dead and conjured up BeetleJuice as well. I merged the looks from both the Live-action film and the cartoon that was created shortly after the movie and modernized it.

  • EYES: Urban Decay Eden Primer Potion, Sephora’s Tokyo Palette (L5, R2), Urban Decay Psychedelic Sister Eyeshadow, and Urban Decay Zero 24/7 Liner.
  • LIPS: MAC Dark Deed Lipstick.
  • FACE: Clinique Creamwhip Superfit, CoverGirl Ivory Pressed Powder.

Temptalia Halloween Looks
Bridgette’s BatGirl look

“BatGirl” by Bridgette

BRIDGETTE loves to use makeup to challenge herself and redefine conventional beauty. She enjoys cooking, reading, and blogging.

INSPIRATION: I decided to be BatGirl because I wanted to break in to Halloween makeup by doing a mask and since I’m pretty shy what better way to be bold and daring than anonymously?

  • EYES: MAC Black Black Pigment, Bobbi Brown Black Ink Gel Liner, and Sugar Pill Burning Heart Palette.
  • LIPS: MAC Hover Lip Liner, MAC Creme d’Nude Lipstick, and MAC Resort Life Lipgelee.

Temptalia Halloween Looks
Mollie’s Big Bird look

“Big Bird” by Mollie

MOLLIE is a pediatrician in a small Mississippi town and a life-long makeup addict.

INSPIRATION: I’ve always loved dressing up for Halloween, especially when I was a child as that was the only time my mother would let me wear makeup. Today our local hospital and it’s affiliated clinics had a costume contest. Since I work with children, I didn’t want to dress-up as anything too scary or sexy. I found the cutest Big Bird costume at Target and knew I had found the right one. Now….how to incorporate some makeup into the fun… At first I tried to duplicate Big Bird’s bright pink and blue eyelids, but it seemed flat. So…I decided to go for a Big Bird “inspired” look instead, using his colors–yellow, orange, pink and blue–as my palette.

  • EYES: Urban Decay Primer Potion, Urban Decay Flipside 24/7 Liner, Elizabeth Arden Blush #05 Smooth Line Lip Liner, Urban Decay Honey Eyeshadow, L’Oreal Fiery HIP Pigment, Urban Decay Radium Eyeshadow, Milani White Eyeliner, Maybelline XXL Extensions Mascara, LA Splash Metallic Mascara in Blue Fantasea.
  • LIPS: Milani Rose Hip Lipstick, Milani Mandarina Lipstick, and Urban Decay Honey Eyeshadow.
  • FACE: Estee Lauder Nectar Tender Blush and Too Faced World Domination to highlight.

Temptalia Halloween Looks
Cynthia’s vampire look

“Vampire” by Cynthia

CYNTHIA is a makeup addict. She says she owns way too much of it but doesn’t wear it on a regular basis. She loves the prettiness of it all, sitting in and around her vanity.

INSPIRATION: My look was loosely based on the Twilight vamps, but I decided to wear fangs, and a very vampy dress/hood, as well as a very dark and dramatic eye.

  • EYES: MAC Blackground Paint Pot, Annabelle Graphite, MAC Carbon Eyeshadow, MAC Brash & Bold Pigment, MAC Blacktrack Fluidline, and Ardell Romantic Lashes.
  • FACE: MAC Frost Pigment and MAC Scene Eyeshadow.

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