Beauty

By Amy Sciaretto

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Giorgio Armani’s Maestro Glow Nourishing Fusion Makeup is everything. The liquid foundation is feather light, so skin breathes while wearing it; no cakiness here. Yet it offers full coverage with a little bit of shimmer and glow, which makes it an upgrade to the original. I applied it one morning with my fingers and with a damp Beauty Blender the next. Both methods were effective and my fingers didn’t feel coated. My skin was so, so soft and dewy. I had to stop myself from touching my face.

Lash of Dreams is a collabo between Mondays at Racine Cancer Care Foundation and Japonesque. Mondays at Racine’s Cynthia Sansone provides no cost salon and spa care to patients undergoing cancer treatment. These lashes are a small but legit way for women to feel and look beautiful while battling a devastating disease; Sansone wanted cancer sufferers to look in the mirror and see the same beautiful woman they have seen all of their lives. There is no shame in cancer care cosmetology! The lashes are reusable, comfortable, and look real.

Eyeko Brow Liner is like a felt tip eyeliner pen… for your brows. Don’t overdo it or your brows will look fake and smudge, since the formula is wet as opposed to a crayon. But if you have irregularities or sparse spots, and just want that brow game to be strong, you can fill them in with this fine-tipped pen. You maintain total control. Just don’t go nuts, please.

Maybelline’s Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick is for all the ladies who got locked out of purchasing the instantly sold out Kylie Lip Kits. Even if you are anti-Kardashian, you cannot deny the suede-like chicness of her lips. You can mimic her matte, nude pout with Nude Thrill. You just have to line lips first with either a coordinated color or even a clear, reverse liner.

Target’s new in-house, private label nail polish line Defy & Inspire is more proof that the discount retailer has made a serious commitment to being a beauty destination.

The colors are on trend and have pop culture-referencing names like Laguna Beach (a pedi-ready cornflower blue with a little bit of glitter), Mom the Manager (matte black), and You’re Going to Vegas (Electric Blue).

There are 38 durable, chip-resident, high-shine shades so grab a few when shopping for a mop or sheets.

Nail junkies, here’s another nail polish brand you need in your life and on your digits. whim. nail lacquers are 5-free and come in such pretty shades.

I’ve been rocking the delicate, cotton candy pink Blush & Bows and the gilded and glittery, rose gold Cocktails and Fairytales on my toes.

I keep late hours and get up early. So I often get bags or dark circles under my eyes. I banish them not only with a cold spoon but also with Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel De-Puffing Eye Gel. It’s infused with caffeine and cucumber and can be worn under or over makeup. I dab three dots under my eyes and massage. Then I apply my concealer. It works wonders. Bags be gone! Available at drugstores.

Originally published February 2016

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