Beauty

By Kerry Malouf

Accessories aren’t just about what is dangling from your neck, clipped into your coif or draped on your wrist. Makeup can be its very own accessory. Like the perfect ring accentuates your outfit (or even your manicure), the right makeup can enhance your features and your face.

“For me makeup has always been an accessory,” our monthly columnist and secret-revealer, LA-based celebrity makeup artist Kerry Malouf says. “I use color as a tool to enhance someone’ s natural beauty and celebrate a woman’s radiance. Just the same way makeup is an accessory. I also believe strongly in enhancing women’s beauty with jewelry.”

Malouf also revealed that she has “two obsessions” that she uses daily and wants to share with readers. ” I’m sure they will make you feel as colorful and beautiful as they make me feel,” she said. “I was just introduced to Napoleon Perdis recently. Right now I am so into color, and his line visually shot me to the moon! Then I worked with them and now I use them daily.”

Here are the Napoleon Perdis products that Malouf chose to use, with the goal of keeping the look pretty and simple. “I encourage you to check out his collection as it makes makeup a whole lot of fun. To start, I evened out her skin with NP’s Minimal Makeup SPF 10 Sunscreen. It’s super sheer and I love it. I swept a hint of color across her cheeks with #87 Pink Colour Disc Blush. This is the perfect shade of pink!”

Next, Malouf “framed her beautiful blue eyes mixing Eye Patrol Private Olive and #52 Green Colour Disc Eye Shadow. Lastly, I added shine by using Luminous Lip Veil in Cherchez La Femme. Napoleon says, ‘Sheer glossy shine that is truly divine’ and I couldn’t agree with him more.”

Makeup and color are accessories just like these Antique Jessie May Rings she’s wearing, which are my picks for Product of the Month. I wear these rings daily and love them! Jessie May Antique offer one-of-a-kind collectible signature rings will be launching as part of her on line community play ground where Malouf Gallery will also be selling all my favorite organic beauty products as well as many other surprises launching August 2010. http://www.jessiemay.com

Originally published June 2010
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