Real Trends: Bronze and Peach

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Spring is here (finally), and even though there may be April showers, that doesn’t mean you can’t look like you got a little sun!  Add warmth, definition and a little glow with a bronze and peach palette.

Follow these 4 simple steps for a luminous spring face:

  1. Fresh Skin.  Keep your skin looking natural, but even out your complexion while protecting and hydrating it with one of the new CC creams like Oil of Olay Total Effects Tone Correcting Moisturizer (1).  Sweep over your face with your stippling brush (2) for a “barely there” finish.
  2. Bronze Wash.  Apply a sheer layer of bronze shadow over your lower eye lid with your base shadow brush and blend out the edges with your deluxe crease brush.  Add extra oomph—press on an amber or gold shimmer on eye lid right above the pupil to “pop” your eyes.  Try Maybelline EyeStudio Baked Eyeshadow Duo in Bronze Blowout (3).
  3. Light Glow.  Use a sheer peach blush like Benefit CORALista (4) and blend across your cheekbones with an open kabuki brush, then lightly sweep over the chin, nose and forehead to add warmth.  The golden undertones in peach look great on all skin tones and harmonize beautifully with bronze shades.
  4. Pinch of Peach. Swap out your nude lip for a brown-based peach gloss like Elizabeth Arden Color Luminous Lip Gloss in Sunset (5).  The shade is neutral enough for everyday and will brighten your skin tone to boot!

Images: Donna Karan

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What’s in the Bag: Spring Break

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Yahoo—it’s spring!  And, for those lucky enough to have a spring break, we put together a list of makeup basics that will barely take up any room in your bag.

After a day at the beach skip the full face of makeup and go for sun-kissed skin with a little pop of color on your eyes, lips or cheeks.

Here are 6 portable and pretty products that will cover your basic beauty needs:

  1. Skin.  Foundation bottles can be bulky and messy when traveling, pack a squeeze tube concealer like Makeup Forever Full Cover Concealer (1) and use as a concealer or foundation.  Use your mini foundation brush (2) to spot conceal red areas and if you want to use all over your face simply mix in a dab of your face lotion to create a sheer foundation.
  2. Lip and Cheek. Lipstick doesn’t do well in the heat, so grab a colorful lip balm like Pixi Succulent Lip Twin (3) that is made with essential oils to hydrate lips with a beautiful pop of color to show off tanned skin.  Bonus: The cap of this balm contains a matching cheek cream!
  3. Bronzer. Wearing sunblock on your face (and re-applying every 2 hours) is a must-do, but you can easily create a sun-kissed face with a few sweeps of matte bronzer.  Choose a water-proof powder to avoid melt downs and sweep over the high points of your face (cheekbones, bridge of nose, chin, forehead) with your mini face brush.  Try Tarte Amazonian Clay Mineral Bronzer (4).
  4. Eyes. Make your eyes pop with a colorful eye liner or eye shadow.  Apply a long-lasting pencil like Urban Decay Glide-on Shadow Pencil (5) as an eye liner or use your mini shading brush to blend the pigment over your lower lid for a sheer wash of color.
  5. Bag. There is no point in packing a bulky beach bag, so choose a colorful carry-on made of durable fabric and use it on the beach as well.  Try Lug Taxicab Full Tote (6).

Image: Tory Burch 

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