I have avoided watching ABC’s Scandal because I didn’t want to get hooked on another show and because I like to watch a marathon on DVD over a weekend or two for this kind of show. No worries, I plan to get addicted and I know who Olivia Pope is. So when I was invited to attend a Beauty Night for the Scandal Season Finale at the Carlton Hotel in NYC last Thursday evening, of course I had to attend!
My friends and Pretty Connected and The Glamazon Diaries co-hosted the event which included brands such as; skyn ICELAND, LORAC Cosmetics, Inc. BaByliss PRO, Kevyn Aucoin Beauty, Neutrogena, Mario Badescu Skin Care, Kate Somerville Skincare, and Sebastian Professional. There was wine, beauty and 15 “influencers” invited to discuss the products used on the show. What more could I ask for? Um, not much! If you missed my Tweets and Instagram pics with the #PrettyGlamazonScandal, then I’m sorry. You could have won everything.
Caravan Studio’s hair stylist Valerie Star was on hand to create the famous Olivia Pope flip as well as hair styles seen on Scandal characters, Abby, Mellie and Quinn using the Babyliss Pro Nano Titanium Marcel Curling Iron. We also had Dean Fournier, international makeup artist from Lorac use the Pro Palette colors used on the show on attendees.
Here’s a recap:
LORAC’s PRO Palette Eyeshadow ($42) is what is used on set! Created by celebrity makeup artist Carol Shaw, this PRO artistry palette is packed with 8 Shimmer and 8 Matte Eye Shadows in all the shades you need to create the hottest looks straight from the Red Carpet. The PRO Palette Contains 16 ultra-pigmented eye shadows infused with botanicals and a Mini Behind The Scenes Eye Primer for stay-true color that lasts. In fact it’s so popular, you can’t get your hands on one. Instead we did get a sample of the LORAC PRO To Go Eye/Cheek Palette that I love so much, that I have stopped using it since I received it! Visit LORAC here.
I was also introduced to the NEW Ultra Ego Lipsticks! The 20 colors are beyond! More on those at a later time, but you can check them out here: www.loraccosmetics.com/make-up_alter-ego-lipstick.html.
When you’re run-down and stressed out, the delicate skin under your eyes really takes a beating, resulting in puffiness and premature wrinkling. Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels ($30) is a cooling transdermal gel patch, infuses the eye area with Icelandic glacial waters and concentrated doses of firming ingredients to de-puff, tone and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in just 10 minutes. Peptides and botanicals improve blood flow and reduce puffiness while advanced antioxidants help prevent future damage. The patch, a cutting-edge delivery system, is easy to both apply and remove and is non-irritating. Visit Skyn ICELAND here.
Everyone I know raves about Mario Badescu so I was excited to receive the Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater ($7): A refreshing, hydrating mist to use any time. Formulated simply with fragrant herbal extracts and rosewater for a pleasant pick-me-up for dehydrated, tight and uncomfortable skin. It smells divine. Then was also got the Super Collagen Mask ($18): which firms and tones mature and sensitive skin with a Collagen and clay based mask designed to tighten, nourish, and purify skin. Soothing Oatmeal helps to reduce redness and irritation on sensitive skin. Visit Mario Bedescu here.
I’m already a fan of the Kevyn Aucoin eyelash curler so why wouldn’t I be of the Volume Mascara ($28)? This mascara adds length and volume with a uniquely styled brush that makes application a breeze! It also doesn’t clump or flake. The unique skinny brush gets every, single lash. Visit Kevyn Aucoin here.
We learned about 3 Neutrogena products:
1. Nourishing Eyeliner in Cosmic Black ($7.50): I have been hooked on this liner since last Friday! Subtle light diffusers make the whites of eyes appear whiter, while rich color nourishes skin with olive oil and rainforest shea butter. The built-in sharpener gives precise definition and the contoured smudger softens and blends for a variety of looks. Learn more here.
2. Healthy Volume Mascara ($8.99): 400% Fuller Lashes from the inside out with olive and sweet almond visible volume brush plumps the inside builds the outside Don t just coat your lashes — build them from the inside out! From the Inside: Patent-pending formula with Olive penetrates and helps plump the core of each and every lash. From the Outside: Visible Volume Brush grabs and coats even the smallest lashes with rich, volume-building color. Sweet Almond helps protect the outside of each lash. The Result: 400% fuller, beautifully conditioned lashes. Dermatologist and Ophthalmologist Tested Safe for Sensitive eyes. Learn more here.
3. Makeup Remover Towelettes ($8.99):
Cleanse and Remove Makeup Even Waterproof mascara Condition and Soothe Skin…. in 1 Simple Step Patented technology Neutrogena hydrating makeup remover cleansing towelettes. Ultra-soft skin-conditioning cloths offer you superior cleansing and makeup removal while hydrating and soothing your skin. These towelettes are gentle enough to use around the sensitive eye area, even for contact lens wearers. Ophthalmologist Tested Dermatologist Tested Allergy. Learn more here.
I have to admit, I have secretly wanted a professional curling wand, but had no idea how to use it on my hair. So when I received the BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Marcel Curling Iron, ($49.99) I was really excited to use it. This one is engineered with advanced technology to create textured curls and waves. Nano titanium conducts the perfect heat for different hair types and maintains stability in ultra-high temperatures. The heat penetrates the hair shaft for professional styling without damage. Sol-Gel technology makes the iron barrels 37% stronger and 22% smoother than those of standard irons.
I even watched a YouTube video to learn how to use it on my own hair since I am usually terrible at styling my own hair, but now I’m hooked! I love the results. This curling iron rocks! Learn more here.
Sebastian Cellophane In-Glossing Treatment, ($35) delivers translucent color with protein-rich infusers that illuminate and enrich individual hair strands. The Peroxide- and ammonia-free heat-activated formula enhances color without damage and provides crazy shine with color protection. It’s available in ten shades including Clear, Red Red, Hot Red, Deep Brunette, Golden Brunette, Pearl Blonde, Golden Blonde, Honey Blonde, Red Brunette and Gold Red. Learn more here.
I have been a huge fan of Kate Sommerville products for a long time. I have used the Age Arrest Eye Cream, ($75) before and can attest it’s one of the best I have ever used…and I’ve used a lot! Learn more here.
LeSportsac saw to it we were able to get the beauty products home in style…with a bag from the new summer collection. Learn more here.
I had a great time! Now I can’t wait to get caught up on the show!
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