Beauty

By Amy Sciaretto

A cream eye shadow that lasts? A myth, you say? We at Beauty News like to debunk myths. Shu Ueumura’s new Cream Eye Shadows can be used as a base to intensify powder shadows or as a standalone that offers a wash of color. You can build color and dimension through the nine shades with matte and pearl finishes. We can’t get enough of the neutral Sand Brown, a perfect smoky eye primer. The film polymer forms a transparent layer that helps the color, which glides on with a finger or brush, stay put. Finally, a dewy shadow that works in warm months. Available at http://www.shuuemura-usa.com or Shu Uemura counters.

La Mer lends its signature luxury to its Treatment Powder Foundation with SPF 15. This lightweight, long-lasting and translucent product comes with the steep but signature La Mer price tag, but it’s 100% percent worth the investment to banish blemishes. Available at La Mer counters at Neiman Marcus and http://www.lamer.com.

Taking cues from second-skin fashion textiles, Giorgio Armani’s Liquid Silk UV Foundation with SPF 20 hugs skin like a form-fitting LBD, providing a super silky yet semi-matte finish and offering gorgeously full coverage without a caked-on or suffocating feel. We have a feeling this will be an editor’s choice for “Best New Product” at year’s end; it’s that primo. Available at http://www.giorgioarmanibeauty.com or Bloomingdale’s locations.

The thought of beige blush may make you cringe, but once you swipe Three Custom Color Specialists Wallflower Watercolour For Cheeks Collection on your apples, apprehension will quickly morph into joy as the sheer cream blush lends barely-there sheen.

Three Custom also solves your “I don’t want to wear a lot of make up in the summer” dilemma with its versatile, multi-purpose Poppy Lip & Cheek Stain. The balm-like stain makes your pout appear as though you ate a cherry Italian Ice. It’s the sole product you’ll need during the dog days of summer when you want color without the sticky feeling of gloss or lipstick. The more you apply, the brighter the look, which falls in line with this summer’s bold color trends. It also conditions so your pucker will be pretty and healthy. Complete this look with a tan and flip flops!

Lastly, TCCS’ Ready to Wear Crème Concealer/Foundation allows an assortment of options. You can tailor coverage from full to sheer with its smooth formula palette. Featuring three shades, you can erase dark circles, camouflage blemishes or blend with your favorite facial cream or lotion for a tinted moisturizer. Your finger or the TCCS spatula and Taklon brush are required for application. All TCCS products are available at http://www.threecustom.com or select boutiques.

Achieving a natural flush is the ultimate goal when it comes to blush. Trish McEvoy’s Liquid Face Color click-pen offers total customized control when applying the soft, shell-pink shade. McEvoy’s The Ball sponge applicator is also purr-fect for applying liquid products such as this! It’s also more posh and ergonomic than cheap, triangle-shaped wedge, drugstore sponges. Available at http://www.SaksFifthAvenue.com or Henri Bendel.

Your lips will love you once you introduce them to Beauty Addicts new LUXELips. The hydrating formula, packed with shea butter and vitamins, is for the fickle, changes-her-mind-by-the-minute woman who switches lipstick shades three times a day. We can’t get enough of the naked pink Skinny Dip and the warm mocha Vanilla Chai. Let your lips express themselves with Beauty Addicts! Available at http://www.beautyaddicts.com.

Keep your summer makeup routine light as a cotton tee with Cle de Peau Beaute’s Intensifying Cream Eyeliner in 103. The pigment-packed charcoal gray liner allows minimalist chic. It’s waterproof, applies effortlessly and lasts. Seriously, you’ll need makeup remover to get this to budge. The line’s Cream Foundation is a twist-up cylinder that allows you to decide how much product you want or need, which is a must in the current economy! Available at Barneys and Saks locations and online.

There’s no denying Scarlett Johannsen is a natural beauty. But the voluptuous actress looks positively stunning in the ads as spokeswoman for Dolce and Gabbana’s new line of cosmetics. Old Hollywood glamour is achieved from the sleek, gold-encased lipsticks, which house uber-rich shades. Available at Saks.

Originally published May 2009
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