Beauty

By Amy Sciaretto

British fashion house Burberry is going big with its makeup line, which boasts 96 products, all of which are reportedly inspired by the brand’s iconic trench coat. So basically, that means that the products will be classic and go with everything. There are natural neutral and stormy grays and blues, and products that will enhance your glow after the storm passes. The lipstick bullets are stamped with the iconic Burberry trademark logo.

Available at Nordstrom or http://www.nordstrom.com.

It takes a lot for me to try a new concealer, since I am in total lust with my LaMer cream-to-powder concealer that I tap on with my finger tips over blemishes and discoloration, and spread with the pads of my well-mani’ed digits. The texture is divine so I was in no rush to test something new. Until Gerda Spillmann’s Bio-Fond Cream Make-Up landed on my desk. No wonder Hollywood stars praise the product; it’s creamy and whisper light and dries to a smooth powder finish, so it’s summer ready. My skin breathes and is a flawless canvas.

Available at http://www.gerdaspillmann.com.

While racking up tons of frequent flyer miles is a terrific perk of travelling, the recirculated air, the cramped quarters and dry climate inside of an airplane doesn’t do much wonders for your tired, overwrought skin. That’s why I absolutely adore Make Up Forever’s HD Complexion Travel Kit, and not just because it comes in FAA-approved sizes. The three-piece set is all you need to wake up your face after a transoceanic flight. HD Elixir is part skin care, part makeup. Smooth the airy gel on the bare face and it’ll boost moisture levels. HD Primer offers a layer of protection on skin’s surface and the light-refracting bead offer a bit of soft focus sheen. HD Microfinish Powder completes the easy process, minimizing shine and further softening the focus of that lens called the eye of whoever is staring at your beauty! Now, get packing.

Available at Sephora locations and http://www.sephora.com.

Makeup isn’t the first thing on your mind when you’re at the beach; rather, a bikini body, high SPF sunblock, Chloe shades are the first orders of business. But for that extra oomph, Bobbi Brown’s line of beach makeup will give you light, beach-ready color. The limited Beach Shimmer Brick was hand-crafted in Italy, with five bars of warm, pearl shades will make you look like you just caught some rays, even if you haven’t.

Use your fingers to blend Metallic Long-Wear Cream Shadow in Moonstone, Opal, Surf or Pink Oyster over lids for a wash of color which’ll last while you outside, for stay-put, crease free color. It totally pops against bronzed, sun-warmed skin tones.

Available at Bobbi Brown counters at department stores.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Night collection, created by Tom Pecheux infuses French beauty constructs into the iconic American brand. The black smoky eye, dewy skin and kissable lip were Pecheux’s goals for maximum sexiness. Pure Color Ombre Effect EyeShadow in Naughty Black smolders and plays with the matte and shimmer textures, while Pure Color Luminous Powder is a summer-ready, lightweight powder with a creamy texture. For that desired dewy visage. Pure Color Lip Gelée in Kiss Me is nude rose tint, giving the mouth a just-bitten wet look.

Available in France and exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City.

While you may have abandoned anything fluorescent in the ’80s, Illmasqua makes neon bright fashionable with Collide Nail Varnish, a shocking pink that begs to be worn on toes with flip flops that are strolling leisurely down the boardwalk. The color screams against sun kissed skin, so go ahead. Be daring, no matter how muted you prefer your color palette.

I can’t get enough of this line, with its fixation – or dare I say, obsession? – with bold colors. Pure Pigment loose powder in Conquer is a money honey, jade green. Mix with a gold shadow and heads will turn. Dab on the inner corners for a shocking, surprising effect.

Available at Sephora and http://www.sephora.com.

If sparse eyebrows are your dilemma, It Cosmetics’ Brow Power Universal Brow Pencil will fill in those thin patches. The dual-ended pencil hosts a brush and a crayon pencil, which you can customize to your brow shade, going lighter or darker depending on your preference. It’s self-sharpening, waterproof and smudge resistant, so you can wear it to the beach or on hot days.

Available at Sephora and http://www.sephora.com.

Originally published June 2010
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