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Favorite Find Friday: Nars Blush in Gaiety

Written on September 6, 2013 at 9:56 am , by

You know that lit-from-within glow often spotted on the cheeks of your favorite celebrity or magazine cover star (Fitness’ cover girl and rumored girlfriend to Derek Jeter, Hannah Davis, is working it on our September issue)? Well, I’ve found a dream product that delivers the perfect pink flush reminiscent of an after-workout glow minus the sweat-soaked clothes. Nars Blush in Gaiety ($29, narscosmetics.com) is an in-your-face hot pink that at first glance appears a bit intimidating. But don’t be thrown by the nearly-neon hue because once you sweep this onto the apples of your cheeks, you will be amazed at how natural and flattering this shade is. It goes on sheer and doesn’t overpower your whole look, so you have the freedom to play up bold eye makeup or a strong lip color. So even if you’re not a cover model, or Derek Jeter isn’t the one making you blush, you can still fake a flirty look with this pretty powder.

—Karee Hackel, beauty intern

The Makeup Must-Haves in My Gym Bag

Written on January 24, 2012 at 11:26 am , by

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

Favorite Find Friday: NARS Soft Touch Shadow Pencil in Goddess

Written on November 18, 2011 at 3:45 pm , by

There aren’t many products that earn permanent real estate in our makeup bag, but NARS Soft Touch Shadow Pencil in Goddess is one of the lucky few. We use the chubby champagne pink eye shadow stick every morning to brighten the inner corners of our eyes— detracting from dark circles and making us look refreshed— and blended under our brows to instantly lift and conceal any strays. It can also be applied all over the lids or close to the lashline for an illuminated look in seconds. And it really lasts: We’ve been sharpening the pencil for years and still have half of it left!

Tell us: What’s your secret for looking instantly awake?

Bright On!

Written on March 30, 2011 at 11:27 am , by

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Picking the perfect bold lip color, like the runway looks above, can be daunting. The key is finding the best match for your skin tone. Here, our complexion-based best bets:

FAIR: You can pull off a bright pink, such as cult classic NARS Semi-Matte Lipstick in Schiap.

MEDIUM/OLIVE: Go for a juicy tangerine or coral hue like Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture in (13) Le Orange.

DARK: Choose a brown-based brick red such as Bobbi Brown Lip Color in Burnt Red.

Most important of all: Find a hue you truly love, and you’ll have the confidence to rock it. And remember to turn down the volume on the rest of your face (read: keep your eye and face makeup neutral), since you want your lips to be the star. What’s your favorite bold lip look?

—By Maite Gonzalez, beauty intern

Prettifying Picks to Fall in Love With

Written on February 1, 2011 at 6:58 am , by

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Many women would be offended if their beau gave them makeup for Valentine’s Day. I can just hear the mental dialogue: “Does he think I’m ugly?”, “Is he not attracted to me?”, “Have I let myself go?” However, I would personally love a little V-Day pick me up for my makeup bag.  After all, isn’t Valentine’s the one day of the year a girl gets to be pampered and treated like a goddess? Here are the beauty buys that are making my heart go pitter-patter this Valentine’s season:

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MAC Cosmetics consistently manages to put out stunning holiday collections—and their Tough Love line for Valentine’s Day is no exception.  We’ve got it bad for the Lipstick in Girl About Town, above.

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In the spirit of indulgence, we’re eager to get our hands on this adorable NARS Forever Yours Limited Edition Eye, Lip & Illuminator Set.  The sweet little trio includes a new liquid highlighter, pink lip gloss and eye shadow pencil.

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What’s Valentine’s Day with out a little seduction? Every girl needs a special scent to get the night going. On my wish list is rose-tinged Chloe Eau de Parfum Spray.

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Nobody wants to be dry and scaly on V-Day. Kiss Me with Kiehl’s is my pick to ensure silky skin for the big night! The set includes the super-delicious, sweet-scented Soy Milk & Honey Body Polish.

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In lieu of the candy hearts and chocolate covered what-have-you, I’m asking for a different kind of sugar this year. Butter London has a bold nail color foursome called I Want Candy that will make your heart skip a beat.

By Lindsay Richardson, beauty intern