Flirt Cosmetics! 40 Shadow Palette Giveaway!

I’m really happy to collaborate with a brand that is a hidden gem, Flirt Cosmetics! The Estee Lauder company is on a roll with their eye shadow palettes.  For $30, how can you pass them up? This holiday season, they’ve got eyeshadow quads, polish trios, brush sets, lip kits–the works!

Want to win?  Just leave a comment on the video comment section and say “Enter me, Erin!”.  It’s just that easy! I’ll post a video of me choosing the winner randomly the old fashioned way, out of a hat. Don’t forget to leave an email address, twitter screen name or some other way for me to contact you if you win!

Rules: Must live in the US to enter! Contest ends December 20th, 2010.

This contest was sponsored by Flirt Cosmetics!

Your Guide to 2010 Bronze Beauty

Bronze seems to be the number one color this Summer! It’s perfectly fitting.  We’ll be laying out in the sun, some of us hoping for a tan, other staying away in hopes to use their fall/winter foundation.  Bronze always works wonderfully on all skin tones, ages and seasons.  Here are some of the newest bronze products out on the market!

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BET Awards Beauty Breakdown

What a very interesting event we witnessed last night. There were some good moments (Maxwell, O’Jays, Janet, Ne-Yo ‘Singing “The Lady in my Life’, 90’s medley with Guy, Tevin Campbell and BBD) and there were bad moments (too many to name). I was a tweeter freak last night, I tweeted more than I do in an entire week!  But you all know me and my eagle eye, I was concentrating on the makeup! Here are my favorite looks breakdowns (The pictures aren’t working for some reason, I apologize!  Check out for more images!)

Miss Keys was bronzed to perfection. She let her lips make the impact with a deep coral shade.  Reminds me of MAC Lychee Luxe lipglass.

Ciara wore a soft shimmery eye with a red lip.  I was definitely feeling this look (not the performance though).  Try Make Up For Ever Star Powder in #926 on the lid and Flirt! lipstick in Ace for the look.

Keyshia did it big with the magenta lip!  I was so proud! Girl About Town lipstick and Magnetique lip glass by MAC are the first items that come to mind! 
The nude face was worn by many tonight, but Taraji rocked it the best!  It was creamy and flawless.  The first foundation that came to mind was Make Up For Ever HD Foundation.  MAC Mad Cap Lipglass is one of my new favorite colors, try that for a sheer nude lip! 
Maxwell is just beautiful for no reason. Had to throw that in.  Were you waiting the entire 2.5 hours for him to perform like I was?!? Maxwell’s album, BLACKsummers’night debuts July 7th! I’m picking it up on Amazon! 
What were your thoughts on the BET awards?! 

Contest: Free Tickets to The Makeup Show!

It’s no secret that the biggest make-up event of the year takes place next weekend. I’ve got my notebook packed for seminars and workshops from AJ Crimson, Gordon Espinet, Danessa Myricks, DeShawn Hatcher and Johnny Lavoy! Last year, Warren and I planned the trip for the event this year. It’s just that big of a deal! Look at Warren at the MAC Pro booth giving some cute boy the “Oooh he is sexy” look! LOL!!!! If you are a make-up artist (potential artist or makeup fiend..I won’t tell!), I’m giving away 2 pairs of tickets for the event! These tickets entitle you and a guest admission to one day at the convention! Here’s how to enter:

Leave a comment and tell me why you want to go! Plain and simple. My mother Cynthia and I will choose the best winners at random (good ole’ names in the hat trick!) this Sunday, Mother’s Day. We’ll post the winners on Monday, My 24th Birthday! Don’t forget to include your e-mail address in your entry! Contest ends Saturday, May 9th at Midnight ET. No exceptions! Increase your chances of winning by checking out This That Beauty and Pimp Your Beauty, they are giving away sets of tickets too!

In the event that you don’t win these tickets, you can still get your own. One day costs $45, Both days is $70. These are the advance ticket prices and they WILL cost more at the door! Click here to order tickets and find out more about The Makeup Show!
Get Your Best Lashes and Lips

Readers and Bloggers share their favorite tricks for playing up our flirtiest features

Oh, those eyes! Those lips! Keep all eyes fixed on your gorgeous face with these alluring tips and tricks from’s glam-savvy readers and bloggers.

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ColourReady FOTN

I can’t believe I had the nerve to re-create this look, but it was SO beautiful! My eye and the model’s eye look COMPLETELY different. Mine has much more space, so much in fact that I had to extend the lid area. This look took me upwards to an hour to create, scouring my kit for duplicate products! The lips were a real challenge because I wanted my lips to remain matte, and I had to use a flat eye liner brush to make the sharp corners.

The MAC Coulour Ready collection is a compilation of skincare items including a pore and line filler and transparent powder as well as various lipsticks, eye shadows and my beloved Penultimate liner. Definitely more info to follow.

All products are MAC unless otherwise noted!

Fresh Morning CCB Base for brow highlight
Fascinating Eye Kohl Inner eye and waterline
Sephora White Jumbo Eye Pencil Base for Bitter e/s
Blooz Eye Kohl To line the eye
Inky liquid liner Traced over Blooze e/l
Bitter e/s Lid Color
Rondell e/s (Smoke Signals Quad, LE) Brow Highlight and inner lid color
Brownborder e/l Underline the brows
Embark e/s Brow Color

NC50 Studio Stick All over the face, full coverage application
MUFE Face and Body Foundation Added coverage
Blunt Blush Contour
Ben Nye Banana Loose Powder
Highlight under eye and jawline

Flirt! Ultra Lipstick Outer color
MAC Mattene Lipstick in Powersuit Middle color
Fascinating Eye Kohl Inside color

My girl Makeup By Ren Ren hit me up on Twitter and told me that I cut the crease!!!! I didn’t even realize it, but it happened!!! I have been practicing forever! See, practice makes (Almost) perfect!