Beauty

By Amy Sciaretto

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Tattoo You
L.A. Ink hottie Kat Von D collaborates with our friends at Sephora this June, launching a gorgeous collection of ink inspired makeup. We’re loving both eyeshadow palettes, dubbed Ludvig and Beethoven after Von D’s Sphynx (that’s cat speak for hairless, loves) kitty and favorite classical composer. With eight bold shades each, they’ll satiate your urge for color – no needle required. Available at Sephora stores and via www.sephora.com.

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More MJ to Love
The Sephora team are busy bees this season, also signing up darling Marc Jacobs for an exclusive assortment of Daisy branded beauty accessories. The Cushy Brush Set is perfect for travel with six full sized brushes zippered in a sweet gold and white case while the Daisy Luxe Vanity Case will hold all the makeup most glamour girls need – this editor excluded. Get ‘em at Sephora stores or www.sephora.com.

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Time Will Tell
The slick new extreme sheen lip glosses from luxe Hourglass Cosmetics make spring puckers super powered with stick-free shine and color. They say vitamin E offers shelter from free radical activity while anti-aging Laminactine, proprietary to Hourglass, repairs UV damage and boosts the production of necessary collagen and elastin. We say, kiss those signs of aging goodbye. Available at Sephora stores and via www.sephora.com.

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Dreamy Color
In addition to being a hotly sought after celeb make up artisan and AVON’s Global Creative Color Director, Jillian Dempsey is also the real life Mrs. McDreamy. Yep, she’s married to Grey’s Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey and the mother of twins, so Dempsey knows all too well that a pop of bright, lively color on the cheeks can work wonders to awaken, sallow tired skin. Just in time for Spring, she’s launched AVON Natural Impact collection, featuring Jillian Dempsey Signature Horizon Blushes in Apricot Horizon and Pink Horizon, which perform double duty as both a cheek color and a highlighter. These blushes span the color spectrum, from light and neutral to bright and bold, in space of a single pan, providing endless, customizable options. You can dust it on for a sheer, just-been-pinched flush while a steady hand and a careful flick of a fluffy blush brush on the apples of your cheeks can contour your cheekbones and features. Available at www.AVON.com or via your local AVON rep.

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Muscle cars and nail polish don’t seem have much in common. But think about it: Nothing looks hotter than a shiny coat of paint on a fast car or a lushly lacquered set o’ nails. Los Angeles-based Auto Paint Cosmetics, founded by cosmetic enthusiast/film industry vet/design aficionado Carrie Wilksen, certainly doesn’t paint-by-numbers with the newly launched, edgy-glam nail polish that combines color and kitsch. The formula is free of toxic agents like DBP, toluene, and formaldehyde, and the inaugural line comes in 10 colors named after hot rods. Our faves are the silvery 66 Stingray, the clean nude 67 Nova SS, and of course, the tomato-red 65 Mustang. Auto Paint plans to launch new lines each season, and is quickly becoming a cult fave among LA film and TV artists. However, if you are a stylin’ NYC’er that loves to trump the Left Coast’s make up trends, visit www.autopaintcosmetics.com and pick up a few. With pedi season fast approaching, have a little fun with your toes.

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Beauty on a Mission
Lupus sufferer Nicole Paxson has gone above and beyond to create a high coverage, high SPF signature line of products. Unique to the eight item collection is the Zerene Pudding, a thick, mousse-like concealer that melts into skin, disguising blemishes and even the serious skin discoloration frequently experienced by those with Lupus or Rosacea. It’s long wearing and waterproof, dissolving only with makeup remover. Available at www.nicolepaxson.com.

Originally published May 2008
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