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11/16/2006

The 5 Essentials - Timeless Make Up For Classy Women

Laura Mercier bears the 5 most essential make up for 2006-2007:

1. Gray Eye Color

"Gray eye shadow is very trendy right now, but I say it's always the color," says Laura. "It's timeless. It's neither warm nor cool, but neutral. It's very easy to apply. And it matches every skin tone and every possible outfit. Women, think gray these days".


2. Lip Liner
Laura says matching lip liner to lip color is popular now, but smart always. "I’ve noticed in the French magazines lately that lip pencil colors are no longer darker than one’s lipstick," says Laura. "So I recommend matching your lip liner as close as possible to your lipstick." To apply, Laura suggests outlining your lips just over your lip’s natural border, so they’ll look slightly fuller and younger. Then, blend the lip liner all over the lips so your lipstick will hold longer



3. Lip Gloss

"Lip gloss is always great for summer," says Laura, who suggests women consider a nice, sheer lip gloss for the sunny season. Begin applying gloss at the center of your lips to distribute it evenly.


4. Orange Blush


"Orange blush colors are popular right now," says Laura. But she cautions against some women following this trend. "Blush colors on mature women should be more natural," she advises. "Natural blush is more plummy or pinkish."

If you’re still looking for an orange-ish hue, however, investigate alternatives like a brownish-pink, peachy pink, apricot or slightly golden or hazelnut hues.


5. Precise Application


It's all in the details these days. It's not just about color and texture anymore, but technique. Laura says a big trend in makeup is precise application. "Women are using more brushes, more tools. That way you can target what you need more precisely," she says. "So I recommend asking a makeup professional for help. Women who get more educated [in makeup] are always surprised at how easy professional makeup techniques are, and they'll make a tremendous difference in your appearance."


Photo Credits: www2.oprah.com

2 comments:

ms MS said...

I love those eyeshadows, lip gloss, brushes, everything...so fond of the colors that I get to buy it but sometimes i forgot to use it.

Julz said...

great tips! I <3 grey eye shadow.