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Behind the Scenes of our April “Ready, Set, Glow!” Feature Shoot

Written on March 26, 2012 at 1:37 pm , by

Our “Ready, Set, Glow!” makeup feature in the April issue (check it out on pages 40 – 44!)  shows you seven ways to update your standard makeup look for spring— in a single step. Here’s a peek on the set of the photo shoot for the story, where celebrity makeup artist Jackie Gomez— whose clients include Beyoncé, Zoe Saldana and Marisa Miller— worked her magic:

 

Tried-It Tuesday: Bright Ideas

Written on May 31, 2011 at 10:26 am , by

Winter is long gone (finally!), meaning it’s not only time to tuck away our heavy coats but also to switch up our nail color. And luckily for us, sporting bright polish isn’t just for schoolgirls anymore. Deborah Lippmann‘s sophisticated new summer hues are the perfect shades for sunny days. We like the carefree coral for fingers, and the playful periwinkle and yellow on toes. What polish shades do you switch to for summer?

From left: Girls Just Want to Have Fun, I Know What Boys Like, and Yellow Brick Road

—By Maite Gonzalez, beauty intern

Sweet Smell of Spring

Written on May 18, 2011 at 10:53 am , by

Spring is (finally!) in the air, and there’s no better time to splurge on a special new scent. I’ve gathered a few of my current favorite spring-ready spritzes that combine lush florals like jasmine, gardenia, and even lilies for an invigorating effect.

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  • Chloé Rosebud This classic fragrance has top notes of freesia, pink peony, magnolia flower, lily of the valley, and, of course, rose. Plus, the limited edition bottle is decked out in a pretty pink bow for spring.
  • Marc Jacobs Splash in Cranberry is part of the limited edition splash scents collection (which also includes Ginger and Curacao). This crisp scent is inspired by a sweet cocktail on a summer day, and contains notes of pink grapefruit, cranberry and tangerine. (Anyone else thirsty?)
  • Bvlgari Mon Jasmin Noir This elegant eau de parfum is positioned as a lighter addition to the Jasmin Noir line of fragrances. Its seductive blend of jasmine and wood notes lasts all day on the skin.
  • Flora Eau Fraîche By Gucci is a more fresh and playful version of the original Flora By Gucci. The aroma is very fruity and an ideal spritz for those who prefer cleaner floral scents.

What’s your favorite scent for spring? Will you be splurging on a new fragrance?

—By Maite Gonzalez, beauty intern

Tried-It Tuesday: Marc Jacobs Splash Cocktail in Cranberry

Written on April 26, 2011 at 7:18 am , by

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It typically isn’t appropriate to start your day off with a cocktail, but Marc Jacobs is about to change that with his fresh new spring fragrance line. The limited edition Marc Jacobs Splash Cocktail 2011 Collection includes three fruity new flavors, but our favorite is the Cranberry concoction. The Cranberry cocktail is an ideal light and invigorating scent for spring. The key notes in our new favorite fragrance are a juicy mix of pink grapefruit, cranberry pulp, tangerine, honeysuckle, and exotic woods. I know you might be skeptical about smelling like a cranberry, but believe me—this chubby little bottle will win you over with just one spritz!

—By Lindsay Richardson, beauty intern

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

Makeover Monday: Spring In Your Step!

Written on March 21, 2011 at 3:04 pm , by

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In the spirit of the much-anticipated spring season, I’ve gathered a few beauty favorites for sunshine-filled days:

Screen shot 2011-03-21 at 11.31.23 AM FINGERS: Essie French Affair Collection Nail Polish in Nice is Nice, a whimsical, of-the-moment lilac with a flattering creamy finish.

Screen shot 2011-03-21 at 11.40.37 AM CHEEKS: Urban Decay Afterglow Glide on Cheek Tint in Crush leaves behind a luminous, spring-y flush that brightens any complexion.

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FACE: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer, a classic that feels light on skin and lends a dewy look.

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BODY: Jennifer Aniston Eau de Parfum, a delightfully fresh, light splash of a fragrance with hints of lily and jasmine.

What are your beauty must-haves for spring?

By Maite Gonzalez, beauty intern

Behind-the-Scenes of our “Spring Awakening” Shoot: Part 3

Written on February 24, 2011 at 12:40 pm , by

Next up in our behind-the-scenes video series of the March “Spring Awakening” feature photo shoot, Mary Kay celebrity makeup artist Ashunta Sheriff makes green eye makeup easy—and wearable. Here’s how: