Beauty

By Dina Fierro

It seems winter has finally drawn to a close in our fair city and women in every borough are celebrating by breaking out their spring dresses, open toed shoes and fresh, floral-inspired makeup in delicate pinks, peaches and corals. What floral-inspired products did we pick for our beauty bouquet?

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Take actual rose petals and crush them into an ultra finely milled powder and you’ve got Valerie Beverly Hills’ Rose Blush. This simply pretty powder is almost too gorgeous to touch, but avoid the temptation to merely admire. Use it, girl! It delivers a delicate, natural looking flush in five shades that complement most skin types. A splurge at $55, purchase it at www.valeriebeverlyhills.com.

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CARGO PlantLove lipsticks are packaged in a lovely (and entirely biodegradable) paper that’s embedded with wild flower seeds. Plant it and add some beauty to your windows. As a feel-good bonus, $2 from the sale of every lipstick goes to the St. Jude’s Foundation. Choose from six shades named for some of our favorite celebrities: Lindsay Lohan, Mariska Hargitay, Courtney Cox, Maria Menounos, Sarah Chalke and Evangeline Lily. Available at www.sephora.com

Chantecaille’s signature rose has never been more beautiful than in spring’s Les Roses Palette.

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Les Roses contains four new shadows – silver, apricot, sand, and mercury – with unbeatable texture and staying power along with two stunning, rose-embossed powder blushes. Buy it at www.neimanmarcus.com.

Inspired by spring’s floral runway trends, Clinique’s intricately designed Fresh Bloom Allover Colors provide a sheer, subtle glow for the face. Sweep over the compact with a large powder brush for luminous glow, or brush on cheekbones to highlight.

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Available in four limited edition shades: Peony, Posy, Almond Blossom, and Plum Poppy. To purchase, visit www.clinique.com

Originally published May 2007
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