The Boss of Gloss

As Tyra might say the competition was fierce but there could only be one winner and thanks to Primped and Estee Lauder Cathy Mason has been crowned 2010’s The Boss of Gloss.

“It feels a bit strange, I really didn’t expect it. Jana from PRIMPED called me up to give me the news. I was very surprised. I was jumping up and down screaming and my 2 year old after looking at me strangely for a few seconds joined in shouting “go mummy! Yay mummy!”  Cathy says of finding out she had won.

Cathy breezed into the final with fellow makeup artist Amelia Axton , after the two videos were submitted Cathy’s victory was sealed with 2491 votes.


I have a certificate from TAFE. But I would say I’m mainly self-taught. From a very young age I would search through magazines to find makeup to copy and I’d watch the news just to see how the anchor women had their makeup done. I taught myself eye shadow contouring when I was 11 just by looking at an eye shadow palette and noticing there was several shades of the same colour. I’ve also learnt from observing other makeup artists. But all that said, I don’t think I have, nor do I want to ever stop learning.

I find inspiration everywhere. Books, magazines, internet, television, film, nature, people I meet, places I go or even music I hear. I couldn’t pick out one thing as most inspiring, I’m always looking for inspiration in everyday.

Bad makeup day??

First always look after your skin, cleanse and moisturise twice a day and never ever sleep in your makeup, great makeup starts with what’s beneath it all. Secondly if you’ve tried and tried and your makeup just isn’t working for you then just keep it simple. You can’t go wrong with “natural” looking makeup.

Favourite Estee Lauder product?

I love the Double Wear Foundation.

Eyeshadow or Lipstick?

Eye shadow, only because it’s a little more fun and you can really go wild with it.

Red or Nude Lips?

I love nude lips so you can go wild with the eyes. That said, I think it’s important to note that every woman can wear either, it just comes down to tone.

Liquid, Cream or Pencil liner?

Liquid for upper lashes and pencil for lower lashes. Pencil liner is easiest to manoeuvre, so if you’re new to eyeliner pick pencil.

“Cathy, a full-time mum, will get a terrific kick-start in her makeup career with her Boss of Gloss title. She will now work with Foster and PRIMPED beauty editor Yasemin Turker on a professional film shoot to create a set of four PRIMPED How to videos, leaving her with a slick video CV and a legion of fans. She’ll also receive a $2000 Estée Lauder makeup kit to ensure she’s thoroughly equipped for her new career.”

Primped and Primpers alike are eagerly awaiting next years Boss of Gloss!

“We believed Boss of Gloss had legs. We knew that our readers had a strong understanding of makeup and a keen interest in sharing their skills, so yep, we knew it would be a winner.” says Yasemin of the competitions success.

You can see Cathy’s winning entry over at Primped , Also her own website and why don’t you go and join her facebook group page

Madame B


Win to be MAC’s Official Rosemount Australian Fashion Week Correspondent!

Are you a budding writer or fantasise of being a beauty journalist??

Do you want your Rosemount Australian Fashion Weeks musings heard and published on the official MAC Cosmetics Facebook page?

Want a VIP access pass to the shows?

Well MAC is giving a very exclusive opportunity for you to win.

Starting from tomorrow all you have to do is explain in 100 words or less why you should be MAC’s official Rosemount Australian Fashion Week correspondent, its as simple as that!!

Visit from tomorrow to be in the draw to win this AMAZING opportunity!



This is a one-off, once in a lifetime experience, get creative and enter now!!

Closes 11:59PM AEST on 21/4/10 and join the Facebook page here

Madame B


Contest Winners

Hey dolls!

I used to randomise the list, then I used the random number generator to get the first winner. Then I repeated the process to get the second winner!

So congratulations to

Pink Diva: Makeup Artist and Beauty Guru xx  and

Can you please email me your details so I can post next week!!

Thank you everyone who entered!!

Madame B


Giveaway :) / CLOSED

Hello Dolls!!!!

I have been given 2 awesome packs courtesy of Pantene to giveaway to my lovely readers!!!!!


2 winners will get; PANTENE Deep Fortifying Conditioner, Shampoo and Treatment. Plus a fabulous MASON PEARSON detangling comb!

All you have to do is

1. Be a subscriber!

2. For an extra ‘entry’ also subscribe to my YouTube

3. And another entry for following me on Twitter and RT this giveaway.

4. Then comment on this post  on how you entered (youtube name, twitter ect)


Its as easy as that!!!


This is only for Australian readers.

I will have this open until Friday 5th March 2010!!!

Now closed winners announced shortly

Madame B


Clinique It Girl Competition !

Sorry for begging for votes but its the last day or so of voting!!!!

I’d absolutely love to win!!

I’m here

(Just remember to click on the conformation email link so the vote is counted!!!)

Thank you again guys and dolls!!!

Madame B


Video Entry for Cliniques It Girl Competition


Sorry guys but I have to ask if you would vote for me?

To be one of Australia’s 2010 Clinique It Girls.

Here’s my entry

and I seriously would love you forever if you would take the time to vote for me! 😉

Vote here-

Thank you so much 🙂

Madame B


Awesome Giveaway Alert

From the lovely I Heart Cosmetics !!!!
Christmas Holidays Giveaway

Great prizes and its open internationally !!

So click here—> Christmas Holidays Giveaway

to check out all the details and entre!!!

But be quick entries close Dec 3rd.

Madame B



Cheshire Cat Entry


Thanks for looking 😉

Madame B