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#PrettyGlamazon Scandal Beauty Night and Finale Party

Scandal Beauty Night

In celebration of the season 3 finale of Scandal, a fabulous group of beauty bloggers and I checked into a suite at the Carlton Hotel to sample all the amazing beauty products used on the show over glasses of delicious Tiziano wine. This scandalous night of beauty was hosted by the fabulous beauty mavens of Glamazon Diaries and Pretty Connected AKA Makeda Saggau-Sackey and Lara Eurdolian.

Scandal makeup artist Denise Hooper gets a crazy amount of beauty products sent to her on a daily basis, but only uses the best of the best when bringing out Olivia Pope’s inner gladiator. Without further ado, here are all the glam products used behind the scenes of the hit series:


When it comes to shiny hair and presidential curls, Scandal’s hair stylist, Linda Villalobos, uses a BaBabyliss Pro Nano Titanium Marcel Curling Iron ($49.99) and Sebastian Cellophane In-Glossing Treatment ($35) to transform the actors into their DC alter egos. The Nano titanium provides high heat without damaging hair. Sol-Gel technology makes the iron barrels 37% stronger and 22% smoother than those of standard irons. The Sebastian Cellophane In-Glossing Treatment is only available in salons and has protein-rich infusers that illuminate every strand. This heat-actived formula enhances color without damaging hair and is both peroxide and ammonia-free.


For glowing skin and bright TV-ready eyes, Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels ($30), Kate Sommerville Age Arrest Eye Cream ($75), Mario Badescu Facial Spray ($7), Mario Badescu Super Collagen Mask ($18), and Neutrogena Makeup Remover Towelettes ($8.99) are essentials on set. Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels are one of my all-time favorite products. As soon as you apply them under your eyes, the cooling sensation is immediately relaxing from the inside out bringing life into even the tiredest of eyes. They are particularly popular with the men on the set of Scandal.


If there wasn’t already enough glamour on set, Denise glams up the cast even more with Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara ($28), Neutrogena Healthy Volume Mascara ($8.99), Neutrogena Nourishing Eyeliner in Cosmic Black ($7.50), Lorac Pro Palette Eyeshadow ($42). The Lorac Pro Palette Eyeshadow is my latest obsession. The vibrant colors and design are beyond amazing. So it’s no wonder that it’s sold out almost everywhere.

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Here I am with the lovely hostesses, Makeda from Glamazon Diaries and Lara from Pretty Connected.



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Top Secret Beauty: Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


Having suffered from acne-prone skin from an early age, I’ve long been passionate about skincare and finding quality products that actually work. In my lifetime, I must have tried every over-the-counter product imaginable. Most either irritated my skin even more or did nothing leaving me unhappy and insecure. It wasn’t until I visited a dermatologist and was prescribed the prescription topical cream, Retin-A Micro, along with an oral medication that I finally gained the confidence that comes with clear skin. I’ve sworn by prescription skin treatments ever since using the proper precautions such as applying heavy amounts of sunscreen when spending long periods of time in the sun as prescription products cause your skin to be far more sensitive to the sun exposure.

Thought I still use skincare prescription treatments daily, I recently found a non-prescription product that I absolutely love. Mario Badescu Drying Lotion, available through Mario Badescu directly and in the beauty departments of retailers such as Nordstrom and Lord & Taylor, literally erases blemishes overnight. After more than a decade of not trusting any skincare product that doesn’t come from a doctor, I didn’t believe it until I tried it. But, when I did, it was magic! To apply, you just drop a q-tip into the pink sediment, dab it on the pimple, and let dry overnight. Your instinct will be to shake the solution, but don’t shake it. When you wash it off in the morning, the blemish is either gone or significantly smaller. If only I’d discovered this miracle solution earlier.

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