Beautiful Skin & Makeup

Aug 2, 2012


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Beautiful skin is a thing to behold. For some men and women, that is enough. For others, though, a touch of sheer, natural-looking makeup is the crowning touch. In this article from InStyle magazine, they listed the top 20 or so items every bride should have in her bag of tricks on her wedding day. I think that any of these items are good to have every day, not just on your wedding day, so I took five of the most commonly used items…

My five favorites are:

Fresh Brown Sugar

This wonder polish, a feast of fine brown-sugar crystals marinating in jojoba, almond, and apricot-kernel oils, gives skin a vacation from dullness, “eliminating dry, dead cells and rehydrating skin  simultaneously,”



Dior 5-Colour Eye Shadow in #030 Incognito

This glitter-free collection illuminates eyes but won’t overpower them





MAC Eye Kohl Winner ‘11, ‘10, ‘09, ‘08, ‘07, ‘06Sharp enough to draw a defined line yet creamy enough to blend,this pencil liner won’t smudge and “comes in every color imaginable,” says Amy Chance



Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Powder

Winner ‘11, ‘10, ‘09

The loose, fine-milled, translucent formula is “the only powder I can use on every skin tone,” says L.A. makeup artist Vanessa Scali, who works with America Ferrera and Christina Hendricks. Its microfine particles reflect light to minimize flaws





Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk

Winner ‘11, ‘10, ‘09, ‘08, ‘07, ‘06, ‘05

Its sheer, oil-free formula makes it a “pioneer,” says N.Y.C. makeup artist Anthea King. It fills in fine lines and pores and gives skin a gorgeous glow all day long, “unlike some foundations that change color after a few hours,” says Amy Chance





Any of these items could also be in your everyday makeup drawer as well. They say that we only have 15 seconds to make a good first impression, and the very first impression begins even before we speak, when people see us for the very first time.