Lipgloss Break

Twilight Beauty Launches New Web Site


Twilight Beauty unveils its two lines – Luna Twilight and Volturi Twilight – on TwilightBeauty.com. Visitors can log on to check out fall’s hottest new makeup, themed after the series of films from Summit Entertainment. TwilightBeauty.com will be the first and only retailer to showcase both lines simultaneously and will be pre-selling products with the site’s launch.

Luna Twilight reflects the mood and spirit of the saga’s iconic female characters, presenting a collection that creates a harmonious blend between soft, natural beauty and stunning, fierce splendor. Notable products from the Luna Twilight line include Gleam Metallic Mascaras in arresting shades of navy, gunmetal and black for captivating lashes, along with four Color Palettes themed after the film's four main female characters: Bella Swan, Alice Cullen, Rosalie Hale, and Victoria.

Volturi Twilight offers entry into Twilight’s exclusive coven through use of the Volturi family crest as the collection’s logo. The line features edgy products including the licorice and raspberry scented Enrapture Lip Glosses, which offer a light sheen with the addition of shimmering gold flecks. Other highlights include Foreshadow Primer, an ultra-sheer eye base providing prep for a smoother, crease-proof eye shadow application. This primer is coupled with loose glitter dust, called Labyrinth Shadows. The highly- pigmented loose powder shadows are housed in stackable pots, providing the ability to mix and match colors to create personal, one-of-a-kind eye shadow favorites.

Luna Twilight will be available October 15, 2009 at Nordstrom and Volturi Twilight will be available October 30, 2009 through specialty retailers, including Hot Topic, Torrid and Ulta. These two lines will be sold at TwilightBeauty.com, the exclusive website for both brands, with presale beginning September 2009.



Freebie Friday!

Free 1 oz. Victoria's Secret Pink Body Lotion

Aveda Smooth Infusion Shampoo, Conditioner and Style -Prep Smooth (in-store offer)

Flic Spa Homemade Soap

Free cup of coffee from Border's Books

Mad about Mad Men


Any Mad Men fans out there? I love this show. Working in the advertising field for about 5 years, this show has the industry pegged. Below is a Q&A with Lana Horochowski, Makeup Department Head for Mad Men.

Q: You’re the new department head at Mad Men for Season 3, will you be making any changes to any characters makeup?

A: Since we are moving a little forward into the future, we have changed up the color palette for each character to go along with the time period.


Q: When you were preparing for this season, did you do any research for inspiration? If so, what most inspired you?

A: Weeks and weeks of meetings and research. I love looking through the old magazines. They are a great reference and a huge source of inspiration; however, we do try to keep the characters looking like real people that do their own makeup and not like movie stars with a makeup artist standing by. Magazines and old movies are a great guideline for a basic look and color



Q: How would you describe the looks of each one of the characters? How do they differ?

A: Joan Holloway- always put together, very sassy and sexy

Betty Draper- although she is a housewife she is an ex model, so her makeup is clean but very current for the period

Peggy Olson- Peggy is a young and fresh faced business woman of that period, she is a very clean natural makeup


Q: What are your key products for creating the makeup looks for the main female characters?

A: Joan Holloway- We do a heavier eye on Christina, so the key products would be eyeliner and strip lashes.

Betty Draper- Betty has 2 distinct looks, her at home look and her going out/

evening look. For home she is very natural, basically a sheer foundation, think black eyeliner and mascara. Evening Betty goes a little thicker on the liner and a brighter lipstick, but aalways coordinated with her clothing.

Peggy Olson- Since the key to Peggy’s look is to appear as though she is wearing no makeup, a great foundation is super important. Also, a natural cheek and lip stain is applied to give her a little color.


Q: What are your favorite M·A·C products for each character?

A: Joan Holloway- Cream Colour Base in Virgin Isle, Fluidline in Blacktrack and Rich Ground, brown and black, and Eye Shadow in Soft Brown.

Betty Draper- Cream Colour Base in Virgin Isle, Blushcreme in Posey, and Lipsticks in Vegas Volt, Lip Pencil in Redd and Cherry

Peggy Olson- Eye Shadow in Orb, Vanilla, and Soft Brown and Blot Powder



Q: Everyone always notices the lips on the show, but brows seem to play a very important part to the look. Can you talk about the brows on the show?

A: Women of the 60's had a stricter code of style and etiquette, so people tended to follow the trends closer to the book. Nowadays, women have a variety of different brow styles so we are constantly tweezing, shaping, and filling the brows to recreate the look of the period.


Q: Each character has the most perfect lashes framing her eyes. What are your favorite lashes to use to get that perfectly plump line of lashes?

A: We love the M·A·C individual lashes as well as the traditional strip lashes.


Q: Do you collaborate with the hair and costume departments when coming up with a look?

A: Absolutely! We have at least 3 meetings per episode to create the look as a unit. I could not do this show without Lucia Mace (hair), Janie Bryant (costumes), and my fabulous key Ron Pipes!



Q: There seems to be a lot of making out on the show, how many times do you have to redo those red lips? Does it get messy?

A: We do what we can to seal the lip color, but we still have to go in every take to perform a minor clean up.



Q: What can real women take away from the show’s look and incorporate into their everyday look?

A: Well, a great start would be lining the top lash line only with a gel liner like M·A·C Fluidline. We love this product for recreating the perfect 60's eye. Also, replacing gloss and sheer or shimmer lipsticks with matte reds, bright pinks, and corals help create a more retro look. Lastly, instead of a powder blush try using creme in pinks and corals to create a flushed looking cheek. For evening, strip lashes are always a bonus.



Rock & Republic Cosmetics Private Sale at HauteLook


Gel Eye Liners, shadows, blushes, lipgloss, mascara, brushes and more. Score a free mascara with purchase too!

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Whoa Lashes - Max Factor 2000 Calorie Extreme Lash Plumper


This is the first mascara I have fell in love with since Benefit's Bad Gal Lash. I love the volume this mascara gives to my lashes. No clumps or flakes. It gives me instant volume and I don't feel as if I have to go over my lashes 3-4 times.

Private Beauty Sales!

Private sale sites are hot right now. Luxury items on sale make it possible to still indulge in this economy. Hautelook, Gilt Groupe, ideeli, and Rue La La have member only sales on luxury clothing, accessories, and more often now, beauty products! The best part? Membership is free - Email me at lipglossbreak@gmail.com for an invitation!

Here are the latest sales:

Cosmedicine at Hautelook - up to 50% off
Erno Laszlo at Gilt Groupe - huge sale, including their mulitphase blusher which I love

Email me at lipglossbreak@gmail.com for an invitation to either of these sites!

Giveaway Break - ZannClip




Calling all short, medium and long hair ladies...this clip can work for all of you! The ZannClip is a spiral shaped barrette that holds hair back like magic. My short hair looked super cute half up with it, and my friend who has super thick hair loved it.


The ZannClip secures hair back easily and comfortably. I slept with mine in one night and it didn't budge or leave a crease in my hair. Added bonus: If it chips, flakes or break, you get your money back!

***Giveaway***

Enter to win a Zann Clip of your choice!

Fill out the form below to win! For extra entries, you can sign up for my mailing list, post a link to this giveaway on your blog, follow my blog, or follow me on Twitter , just make sure to list the entries in your comment. Enter up to once a day!

This giveaway is open to US & Canada residents. The contest will end on Friday, October 2nd. I will randomly select FIVE lucky winners and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!



Shop it to Me Fashion Lingo Contest


How well do you know your fashion lingo? Shop it to me blog is putting you to the test. They are holding a giveaway for those of you who want to try and take a crack at defining the latest fashion terms. Everyone who leaves a comment on their post with at least one correct definition will be entered into a raffle to win a full-year subscription to Harper's Bazaar.

Bobbi Brown Metallic Long-Wear Cream Shadow Collection


Bobbi Brown's award-winning cream shadow, now with a glittering, high-shimmer finish. Featuring a sheer, lightweight formula that goes on comfortably, will stay color-true and crease-free all day.

Available in 8 shades: Chrome Patina, Brown Metal, Starry Night, Black Pearl, Starry Purple, Antique Gold, Goldstone and Mercury.

Retail price: $ 22.00
Available September 2009

Who's the Fairest?


What is the Fairest? It's an exclusive members-only beauty shop where beauty lovers can participate in top brand, private sale boutiques. Think of it as the Rue La La for beauty products. Recieve up to 75% off retail prices for your favorite beauty item. Membership is totally free!

If you'd like to join, email me at lipglossbreak@gmail.com and I'll send you an invitation.