Beauty

By Erin Williams

The flirty/sexy bride has got it and she is not afraid to flaunt it…with class of course. Her look is fresh and sexy with a dewy lightly flushed face and shimmery eyes lined with smoldering black accents. Vintage, lacy dresses as well as strappy diaphanous slips characterize this look. A flirty bride has been known to sprinkle diamonds in her hair and flowers everywhere else.

Eyes:
Estee Lauder Pure Color eye shadows ($20; http://www.esteelauder.com) add a subtle sparkle and last all day. The following colors work well with almost every skin tone and will compliment those cute frilly dresses. Sugar Cube, a shimmery white, works well as an all over base and highlighter. Champagne Bubble, a pinkish golden tone works well as a base and highlighter to complement any ivory or off-white dresses. Mocha Cup, a lighter slightly metalic brown and Espresso Cup a darker matte brown work well in the crease and corner of your lid.

Makeup Forever Color Liner in black ($19; http://www.sephora.com) wears well and is the perfect dramatic compliment to a subtle shimmery eye. For a pencil liner Estee Lauder’s innovative new Artist’s Eye Pencil ($17.50; http://www.esteelauder.com) comes with a special moveable silicone finger grip that gives precision lining more control.

Finally, finish the eyes with a generous helping of Helena Rubenstien Long Lash mascara ($22; http://www.helenarubinstein.com) which comes in the sexiest gold mascara tube.

Cheeks:
The cheek should have a flirty blush of color. Bourjois makes an amazing little Pastel Joues Blusher ($13; at http://www.sephora.com), which somehow manages to smell divine. Two very versatile and subtle shades are pink Rose De Jaspe and Abricote. These blushers are surprisingly small and come with cute, effective and initially baffling brushes. Also, be sure to mix Urban Decay Special Sauce ($12; http://www.urbandecay.com) with your foundation and body lotion, or dap directly onto your cheeks, nose, brow bone and décolletage…anywhere you want a fresh glow without those annoying juvenile glitter particles.

Lips:
I am constantly amazed at how pleasurable and easy to wear Dior Addict Colorplay lipstick ($23; http://www.sephora.com) and gloss formulas are. Dior Addict Ultra Gloss in a Lick of Taffy #151 ($22; http://www.sephora.com) is no exception.

Also, for a sexy look with just the right amount of color saturation, Stila lip gloss in peach shine ($17; http://www.gloss.com) does the job and then some.

Fragrance:
Chantecaille’s newest fragrance, Le Jasmin de Chantecaille ($80-125; http://www.neimanmarcus.com) is irresistibly sexy and incredibly long-wearing. This Jasmin, Tuberose and Magnolia based scent exudes warmth and sensuality. The fragrance was created from an incredibly rare strain of Jasmine that must be harvested by hand and is one of the most expensive flowers in existence…and you are well worth it!

Originally published June 2003
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