By Amy Sciaretto

LA-based celebrity makeup artist, the exotically monikered Agostina works with some pretty sought after, incredibly beautiful starlets, among them Rosario Dawson, Kim Raver, and Glee’s Jayma Mayes, just to name a precious few. In honor of the coming spring months and warmer weather, Beauty News polled Agostina about her tips and trends, especially since we tend to wear less product and less obvious makeup when the days heat up. She even engaged in a little game of “either/or” regarding products with us!

BN: What are your predictions for spring and summer makeup and color trends?
Agostina: Coral and peach lips, sheer-textured eye shadows in pastel colors and bright, bold electric-colored eyeliners )will be big.) Beauty trends for spring and summer are all about color. So, I would suggest you pick one trend to wear at a time. You don’t want to look like a clown, and remember, less is more.

BN: In the warmer months, when air is heavier, women tend to wear less make up. Any tips on how to still look fab with less products? Is there a singular, “go-to” summer makeup product you recommend?
A: The best way to look fabulous with less makeup is to have good skin. If you want a bit of color, use a tinted moisturizer. My favorite is Laura Mercier. Or a good self-tanner, like St. Tropez.

BN: What is your favorite product in all of your kits and why?
A: I really don’t have one favorite product! I have a couple. One is Bobbi Brown Correctors, for very dark under eye circles. The other one is Shu Uemura Nobara Creams, for a little more coverage.

BN: Lipstick or gloss?
A: I tend to use gloss more than lipstick, since most of my clients prefer just a hint of color. But I will occasionally use a red or coral lipstick, which I matte down for a more natural look, to make a bolder statement.

BN: Smoky eyes or cat eyed liquid liner?
A: I like both, depending on the look I’m going for. For a more classic look, I like the cat-eyed liquid liner.
When I’m going for a more trendy look, I like smoky eyes.

BN: Give us your Twitter-style bio – approximately 140-words/characters or less about you and your profession!
A: I’ve been a professional makeup artist for over 20 years. I started my career in the fashion industry working with supermodels and then moved onto celebrities. I’ve worked on everything from magazine covers, editorials, advertising, music videos, commercials and TV shows to the red carpet.

Originally published March 2010
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