The Fairest: American Idol State of Mind
We’re in an American Idol state of mind, although we must confess that we find this year’s contestants a bit lackluster. Where’s our Kelly? No Carrie? Wherefore art thou Glambert?! After Alex Lambert was eliminated, we were a tiny bit crushed…but now we’re throwing our hopes behind Crystal Bowersox, who has that unique, awesome voice, plus is looking prettier and prettier every week. What say you?
Speaking of American Idol and prettiness, it seems the name on everybody’s lips is makeup artist Mezhgan Hussainy (pronounced MISH-gone—you’re welcome), who is, of course, engaged to marry annoying/sexy he-devil Simon Cowell. We had a pleasure of working with Mezhgan on a photo shoot for Total Beauty last year, and not only is she supremely talented, super nice and ridiculously beautiful (some people are just blessed!), she’s also the creator of her own makeup line called Me by Mezhgan. Learn more about the line here; we’re a fan of Luminous Me, a double-barreled primer and foundation duo.
Can we share something else really exciting? When we ran into Mezhgan at a party later in the year for Dr. Garth Fisher’s skincare line Cell-Ceuticals, she not only remembered us, but told us she’d bought our book Beauty Confidential and loved it! (The subtitle of Beauty Confidential is “The No Preaching, No Lies, Advice-You’ll-Actually-Use Guide to Looking Your Best,” which is exactly what we tried to do. If you’ve read it, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what you think!)
Now, onto the winner of last week’s contest: it’s Laney (who loves DKNY Be Delicious)! She wins 5 Memoire Liquide Reserve fragrances (Vacances Liquide, Amour Liquide, Soleil Liquide, Encense Liquide and Fleur Liquide), worth more than $475 total! Congratulations, Laney!
Ready for this week’s giveaway? We think you’re going to flip for it, and we’re particularly excited as it’s our personal all-time favorite makeup brand:
- Bare Escentuals bareMinerals SPF 15 Matte Foundation
- Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Flawless Face Brush
- Bare Escentuals Buxom Lip Gloss in Leslie (a color exclusive to QVC, and named after Leslie Blodgett!)
- Bare Escentuals Smoky Eye Tutorial Collection
- Leslie Blodgett Perfume Diaries in Santa Barbara
The total value of the prizes is over $150 and the contest is open to all US residents. To enter, simply comment below and tell us who you think’s going to win this year’s American Idol (or who you’re pulling for). Good luck!
DISCOUNT FOR THE FAIREST READERS
Founded in 1999, Fenix Cosmetics is one of our favorite beauty brands; it’s a line specially formulated for sensitive skin and is sold in doctor’s offices and med-spas across the world. It all began with the original sunscreen, SPF 30 Rehydrating Sunscreen (we love!) and has since expanded into a celebrity-favorite line that’s gentle enough for even eczema-, rosacea-, or acne-prone skin. Just for readers of The Fairest, Fenix is offering 65% off all products when you enter promo code “thefairest” at FenixCosmetics.com, until Friday March 26th. Happy shopping!
THE LATEST LAUNCHES
Kiehl’s Limited-Edition Acai Damage-Protecting Toning Mist, $26, (100% of proceeds benefit the Rainforce Alliance.)
Jemma Kidd JK Showstopper Water Resistant Bronzer, $23
Napoleon Perdis NP Romance Set, $32
Umberto Beverly Hills Dry Clean Dry Shampoo, $9.99
Phyto-C Pro Heal Serum, $70
Clarins Brightening Hydrating Day Lotion SPF 20, $59
Clarins Intensive Brightening Smoothing Serum, $68
ANGEL Sunessence Blue Lagoon Edition by Thierry Mugler, $80
ALIEN Sunessence Sun Sapphire Edition by Thierry Mugler, $80
Sea Breeze Original Formula and Sensitive Skin Astringent. $3.97 each
Kilian Arabian Nights Collection, $395 each
“Even I don’t wake up looking like Cindy Crawford.” — Cindy Crawford