Red High Heel Club Makeup Tips

Spring It On
By Laurie Gail


The weather is finally catching up to the calendar!  Celebrate the signs of spring with floral tones and dewy complexions.

NYC Makeup Artist & Beauty Expert Neil Scibelli talks about a couple of his favorite products for spring:

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil: These waterproof gel liners are on trend and perfect for spring and summer because they come in a variety of fun colors and they don't smudge! The UD formula is creamy but dries quickly after applying, ensuring long wear and easy application. Try the emerald green or electric blue as a liner across the top lid or smudge it out as an all over eye shadow. 

H20 Plus Face Oasis Mist: this hydrating blend of water and minerals helps to rescue dry skin in the summer and also serves as a skin pick-me-up. I love keeping the mist in the fridge for the instant cooling effect. It calms redness and also sets makeup nicely.

Lots more going on for the spring season:

Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Matic is a new collection of long lasting, smudge-proof color eye shadow pencils.  The creamy texture includes Silica, Oils and Polymers to create a flexible film that locks water out to create crease-proof color.  Aqua Matic is available in ten shades from neutral to vibrant with a satin, matte, diamond, or iridescent finish.  (Available at Sephora.com)

Simple is a range of facial skincare products that are sensitive to skin’s needs. The new Ultra-Light Gel Moisturizer provides hydration in a fast-absorbing gel and the new Nourishing 24-Hour Day/Night Cream is an ultra-rich cream with a non-greasy formula. They join the line along with the Replenishing Rich Moisturizer and Protecting Light Moisturizer with SPF 15. According to a recent survey done by Simple Skincare, 28% of women in the top U.S. cities don’t typically moisturize before applying their makeup. (Available at drugstores)

MAC celebrates spring with Playland, a whimsical new line of cotton-candy shades.  Casual Colour is in all-in-one color for cheeks and lips in three shades, the Lipstick comes in six shades ranging from Playland, a golden frost to Head in the Clouds, a deep plum, and Pigment comes in four shades including Hi-Def Cyan, a sky blue and Golden Olive, a bright chartreuse.  (Available at maccosmetics.com)

Elemis has a few newer products for glowing skin.  For the face, the Elemis Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm acts as a primer, moisturizer, and boosts radiance with Acai, bergamot, and Noni extract.  For the body, the Elemis Spa @ Home Skin Nourishing Body Scrub polishes with bamboo, apricot and cherry powder, and nourishes with sweet almond, macadamia and wheat germ oils.  The Elemis Spa @ Home Frangipani Monoi Salt Glow uses mineral rich salts and hibiscus to cleanse and exfoliate and Tahhitian Monoi Oil and frangipani flowers leaves skin with a light fragrance.  (Available at timetospa.com)

bliss gears up for sleeveless weather with the new fatgirlslim armcandy. “Arm” yourself with a formula of caffeine, white sapphire, and moisture beads to reduce redness and provide a firmer, smoother and more toned appearance.  The fabulips ‘pout’-o-matic lip-perfecting system includes with the fabulips ‘pout’-o-matic exfoliating tool and sugar lip scrub to smooth and exfoliates for soft, full lips.  (Available at blissworld.com)

The new Flower Eye Marker & Crème Eyeshadow features a smudge-proof eye marker on one end and luminous, long-wear eye shadow on the other.  Available in Lovely Lilac, Poolside Kiss, and Steel A Kiss.  (Available at Walmart)

Urban Decay introduces the newest addition to their NAKED line, NAKED Lipgloss.  The luxe gloss has a creamy non-sticky texture, like a gloss and balm rolled into one.  It’s available in nine shades ranging from pinky nudes to berry nudes to naked nudes (Available at ulta.com)

  

Nails Inc. Gel Effect Polish provides nigh shine with a glossy finish.  The extra wide brush ensures easy application and the high levels of solid pigment prevent streaking.  The five new shades include Mercer Street, cobalt blue, Downtown, bright fushia, Mayfair Lane, a dusty pink, Soho Place, aqua, and Kensington Passage, a deep coral.  (Available at Sephora.com)

And for the guys, Dove has partnered with leading barbers and dermatologists to create the new Dove Men+Care Expert Shave Range.  The line is a three-step approach that delivers a

superior shaving experience for men.  It includes the Expert Shave Exfoliating Pre-Shave Scrub, Expert Shave Softening Pre-Shave Oil, Expert Shave Smoothing Shave Cream, Expert Shave Total Comfort Shave Cream, and Expert Shave Intense Post-Shave Repair Balm.  (Available at Target)


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