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Friday, November 4, 2011

Lucky Me and Lucky You: A Nuance Salma Hayek Giveaway

Last week, I participated in the finale of Richards fashion show at the Breast Cancer Alliance of Greenwich's annual luncheon.  The experts from Warren Tricomi graciously donated the time of some of their stylists and makeup artists  to do backstage beauty.

I was delighted to meet Monica,  who enjoys a flawless reputation for applying flawless makeup...

"What will you be wearing", she asked as I sat down for my tweak.

"A Black Label Giorgio Armani sleeveless ruched black silk tunic, matching pants and an embroidered fur trimmed J. Mendel shrug".

"Sounds fabulous!  I would love to add a pop of red to your lips and do a smokey cat eye. How does that sound"?

"Heavenly!  Too bad we don't have time for a lesson.  I've never mastered the technique".

I loved everything Monica did and tried to study exactly how she did my eyes so I could  recreate the look at home... Suffice to say, BIG FAIL.

As luck would have it, Monday, I received an email from my friends at Kaplow P.R. with a step-by-step guide on how to create the perfect cat eye with Nuance Salma Hayek products!!! Meow! 

I have previously written about my infatuation with Nuance Tinted Moisturizer and Lip Gloss available exclusively at CVS/Pharmacy Stores.  I asked if I might be able to sample the products used to create the look.  They not only said yes, but offered to send  some additional products to share with my lovely, loyal readers as a giveaway, so you too, can get to know Nuance by Salma Hayek!

I followed some of celebrity makeup artist Mickey Williams tips using the products that I received and added some additions based on some of the things I saw Monica do. It worked beautifully. Easy peasy!

Here are Mickey’s tips and product picks to get a come-hither cat eye:

· EYESHADOW: Start with a shade that is subtle, complementary to skin tone and can blend naturally to bring just a touch of color – you don’t want to overpower the look’s liner and lashes. Try Nuance Salma Hayek Mineral Eyeshadow Duo -Moonstone/Shimmering Sand ($8.49), a neutral that’ll work well on anyone. (I also added a bit of darker shadow in the outer crease and a touch of highlighter under the brow bone).
· LINER: To create bold, dark lines around the eye, use Nuance Salma Hayek Lasting Wear Gel Eyeliner - Black ($9.99), which goes on with the ease of a pencil and as smooth as a liquid liner. To create the signature cat eye look, extend the liner past the outer corner of the eye on both top and bottom lids, creating a sharp point that ends about ½ inch from the corner of your eye. (To create a smokier look, I used a Q-Tip and a dark grey shadow to smudge and soften the line a bit).
· LASHES: To finalize the bold eye look, coat lashes with a mascara that will provide length and volume, like Nuance Salma Hayek Full Effect Ultra-Volumizing Mascara - Black ($9.79). You’ll only need one coat to pump up the volume!
· LIPS: Complete the look with a natural-toned lipstick, like Nuance Salma Hayek Color Vibrance Lipstick - Shimmering Nude ($9.99), which provides bring subtle shimmer and extra moisture for lips while keeping color to a minimum (and keeping the focus on your eyes!).

How can you win this luscious sampling of  full size Nuance products: Cleansing Cloths, Body Lotion, Shimmering Nude Lipstick and a Blush Trio that includes a highlighter and bronzer?  Easy peasy!

Simply "Like" DivaDebbi on Facebook (if you have not already) and leave me a comment including your email information. I will draw a winner randomly next Friday at 10:00 p.m. and post the winner.  That's over $40 worth of products, that I am certain you will enjoy.

Lots of luck!



  1. Hello DD :)
    I'd love to take a chance of course - I'm following you on FB for some time now -Monika Pl**a
    email: m(.)peczka(@)gmail(.)com
    Thank you and good luck everyone!

  2. I follow you on FB as Denise P***** M*****

    denise_22315 at yahoo dot com

  3. HI Diva Debbi,

    I am following you on FB(Monique Jones) and Twitter (Jesusismygrace)

    moniquehasana at hotmail dot com


  4. I "Like" DivaDebbi on Facebook - Cynthia M Richardson

  5. Like you on FB and love your blog.

  6. I liked your Facebook-

  7. Hi,I Liked you on fb as JudithCanniffAnderson

  8. I'd also like to enter to win the Nuance products. I've been very interested in them , since I saw her on a talk show , and she did a
    makeover for someone and it was great .
    My email is

  9. love to win for my wife - love her

  10. i'd like to enter the nuance giveaway (if it's not too late) i've been interested since i saw it in CVS. hope i win!



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