Written on April 23, 2012 at 3:16 pm , by Fitness Magazine
The sorbet shades taking makeup counters by storm this spring might look intimidating— green lip gloss, blue on cheeks?— but they’re surprisingly sheer and wearable (hint: one at a time, not at all once!). Here, our top picks for the season and the best way to sport them.
EYES Yves Saint Laurent 5 Color Harmony for Eyes in 13 holds a mix of pink, blue, green, purple and yellow shadow hues to brighten your eyes. Wear them individually as sheer washes of color or dip an eyeliner brush in water and trace close to your lashline for a subtle pop of color. Keep the rest of your makeup light in the pinky-neutral family to make your eyes stand out.
CHEEKS Reminiscent of a Jackson Pollock painting, Givenchy Limited Edition Unique Compact Powder in Spring Glow mixes classic pink with skin tone-evening dashes of purple to counteract sallowness and green to neutralize redness. It’s best for fair to medium skin tones and a great choice for those who already have some rosiness in their cheeks but want a touch of definition and glow.
LIPS Creamy lilac Aveda Rehydrating Lip Glaze in Beach Thistle (below, left) and shimmery mint Lancôme Paris Color Fever Gloss in Green Petal (below, right) can be worn alone as a fresh take on nude (pair with deeper gray or brown eye makeup and pink cheeks so you don’t look washed out) or on top of your favorite lipstick to soften and add shine to the hue.
COMPLEXION Sweep purple, blue and champagne-hued Clé de Peau Beauté Luminizing Face Enhancer in 11 along your cheekbones to create a soft-focus, candlelit luminosity.
—By Wanda Rosa, beauty intern
Categories: Beauty On the Go, Makeup Musts | Tags: Aveda Rehydrating Lip Glaze in Beach Thistle, cheeks, Cle de Peau Beaute Luminizing Face Enhancer, complexion, eyes, Face, Givenchy Le Prisme Visage Bucolique, hues, Lancome Color Fever Gloss, lips, makeup, sorbet shades, spring makeup, YSL Ombres 5 Color Harmony for Eyes
Written on March 9, 2012 at 11:39 am , by April Franzino
We love makeup that multitasks— and the classic, glamorous ritual of using rouge on your lips and cheeks. Both come together in the portable pot of RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek in Modest. The highly-pigmented, true-rose cream imparts a vibrant, just-frolicked-in-the-fields flush, stays put, and contains a laundry list of skin-loving ingredients like argan oil and shea butter. It stashes discreetly in your purse or gym bag— the only makeup you need to enhance your postworkout flush and look polished in seconds.
Tell us: What’s your go-to double duty makeup product?
Written on January 24, 2012 at 11:26 am , by Fitness Magazine
Going home after the gym to get ready for a night out isn’t always an option, but looking good after your sweat session doesn’t require a complete makeover! For those quick changes, I keep these essentials stashed in my gym bag.
Smashbox Sheer Focus Tinted Moisturizer blurs any imperfections and redness while lending a touch of glow. It’s lightweight, so I don’t look too “made up” after a workout.
NARS The Multiple in Orgasm smudged on eyes, cheeks and lips gives a flattering, flushed look. Monochromatic makeup (using the same shade on each feature) is a no-brainer: It looks chic, fresh and pulled-together in seconds.
I finish off my look with a few coats of L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Naturale Mascara to make my gaze look wide-eyed and natural. These three little items take me from postworkout to a night out fast!
Tell us: What are your gym bag makeup essentials?
—By Leah Cayson, beauty intern
Written on October 17, 2011 at 4:22 pm , by April Franzino
Makeup shaped into pretty pebbles and pearls has been popping up everywhere recently—and it’s easy to see why. Not only do these faintly shimmery bronzer, blush, and highlighting powders give cheeks a gorgeous glow when applied with a brush swirled over the multi-tonal pigments, but they can also multitask. We’ve experimented with using individual beads as eye shadow, lip color (topped with gloss or balm), and luminizer on the inner corners of eyes, under the brows, and on the cupid’s bow. They’re just plain fun to use, like makeup should be! Here, a selection of showstopping spheres:
Tell us: Have you played with pebble-shaped makeup? If so, how did you use them and what did you think?
Categories: Beauty On the Go, Makeup Musts | Tags: blush, bronzer, brows, cheeks, eye shadow, eyes, Face, Guerlain, highlighter, lip color, lips, luminizer, makeup, pearls, pebbles, Physicians formula, powder, Pur Minerals, rocks, The Body Shop
Written on August 19, 2011 at 9:06 am , by April Franzino
At a recent makeup application class led by Sonia Kashuk herself (pinch us!), one of the myriad products and tools she had laid out was her Sonia Kashuk Creme Blush in Blossom (above, left), a nondescript pan of soft pink pigment. We’ve always been powder blush devotees (creams never seemed to go on evenly), but when we applied this with a flat-top, dense-bristle brush in sweeping motions from apples of cheeks to temples, it imparted a truly natural, lit-from-within look. Unlike many blushes, the hue complements, rather than competes with, eye and lip colors. It’s the ultimate no-makeup makeup product, and we find ourselves reaching for it almost every day.
Tell us: Do you prefer cream or powder blush?
Written on April 18, 2011 at 7:29 am , by Fitness Magazine
One of the perks of being the intern de jour is that you get to try out all the latest beauty loot. With full access to the overflowing beauty closet, I’ve found a number of must-have products that I swear by. Here, I’m dishing about which are worth the splurge and which of these bargain beauty products are just as good as their high-end counterparts.
STEAL: L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara
I have always lusted after thicker lashes and seem to be on a never-ending search for the best volumizing mascara. When I caught wind of a product that boasted “millionizing lashes”, I had to try it for myself. To my delight, L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara ($9) delivers exactly what is promised perfectly separated full lashes. This is a magic wand worth investing in!
SPLURGE: Givenchy Le Prisme Blush
Being a poor college student, I try to resist spending temptation, but when you love something this much it seems worth the splurge. Givenchy Le Prisme Blush ($44) is the perfect mix of colors to brighten up more than just my dull skin, but my whole day: When you look better, you feel better!
STEAL: John Frieda Root Awakening Hair Spray
After styling your hair, just a couple spritzes of John Frieda Root Awakening Non-Aerosol Hair Spray ($6.49) will keep it in place through the night. This lightweight, non-sticky spray is also enriched with vitamins that promote strong strands.
SPLURGE: Clinique Redness Solutions Targeted Corrector
This is my skin crisis go-to stick. I have tried tons of concealers, and nothing compares to this handy little wand. The yellow tint helps neutralize redness on blemishes and around your nose. Although it’s a tiny tube, a little of Clinique Redness Solutions Targeted Corrector ($19.50) goes a long way.
STEAL: Victoria’s Secret Minerals Lip Gloss in Bare
A swipe of gloss can work wonders, especially if you don’t have much time to spend on your makeup. One of my favorite finds in the beauty closet is Victoria’s Secret Minerals Lip Gloss in Bare ($10). It’s the perfect neutral hue to keep my look work-friendly yet pulled together.
—By Lindsay Richardson, beauty intern
Categories: Beauty On the Go | Tags: Beauty Steals, Best Beauty Products, Best Makeup, blush, cheeks, Clinique, concealer, Favorite Beauty Buys, gloss, hair, hairspray, John Frieda, L'Oreal, makeup, makeup must haves, mascara, skin, Victoria's Secret
Written on March 14, 2011 at 9:53 am , by April Franzino
In the final episode behind-the-scenes of our March “Spring Awakening” feature photo shoot, Mary Kay celebrity makeup artist Ashunta Sheriff shows us how to add a pop of pink to your look:
Ready, set, spring!
Written on March 7, 2011 at 10:31 am , by April Franzino
In the fifth episode behind the scenes of our March “Spring Awakening” feature photo shoot, Mary Kay celebrity makeup artist Ashunta Sheriff shares tips on how to get sculpted, standout cheeks:
Written on October 15, 2010 at 12:06 pm , by April Franzino
Something about the chilly fall air gives us a hankering for rosy, flushed cheeks. Our favorite way to fake them (when we’re not working up a natural glow at the gym)? LORAC Blush in Desire, a true pink that looks bold in the pan, but goes on sheer thanks to a touch of glimmer. We’ve been wearing this shade for years, and have never gotten so many compliments on a cheek color. What’s your favorite way to blush?