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5.03.2009

Spring Flings -- Color Comes to Life

SPRING IS HERE! As we stroll through our neighborhood, we see blooms and blossoms in every hue imaginable. And of course, the color kaleidoscope is also playing out in cosmetics and fashion.

For face and body, adding radiance is simple! Bronzers and shimmer creams are a subtle approach to touchable sun-kissed skin. Sample CARGO's Limited Edition Water Resistant Bronzer at Sephora which has a unique silicone-coated talc that holds up to perspiration...good to know as the season heats up. Revitalize skin tone with Diorskin Nude Fresh Glow Powder with SPF 10 for added protection. The delicate light reflectors found in Jergen's Soft Shimmer Skin Radiance Moisturizer gives you a healthy vibrancy as well as quenches dry skin. Slather it on after you shower for a silky finish.

Color blasts are showing up elsewhere too. Prescriptives U-Pick Refillable Compact puts YOU in control at the color wheel. Customize your own eye and cheek palette from an extensive shade range. With over 40 eye shadows and 20 cheek colors to choose from, you can switch them around to suit your mood. For the eco-friendly vixen, try Nvey Eco 5 Eyeshadow Palette. There's one palette to compliment just about every eye color. Check it out at http://www.natureofbeauty.com/ Sephora seemingly has THE best deal in town. For the low price of$22, you get their Limited Edition Color Play Palette...shadows, glosses, and bronzer in a sleek travel case AND all products are paraban free! Truly everything you need for fun, flirty spring looks.

TIP: To ensure eye makeup stays put, apply a cream shadow base to eyelids first. Try MAC Eye Paint, Laura Mercier Metallic Creme Eye Colour or L'Oreal HiP Cream Shadow Paint in a neutral shade.

CHANGE CLOTHES & GO: Now's the time to color code your wardrobe. As we peel away bulky layers and show more skin, our color choices blossom into full effect. Sunny marigolds, bright blues, aqua greens and eye-popping oranges are the focus of collections from Allen B. Schwartz and Diane VonFurstenburg. Trendy and high-end retailers alike (from Club Monaco and H&M to Bloomies and Nordstrom) are go to shop stops for flirty ensembles and eye-catching accessories... Bangles by Kate Spade.

With all this talk about the explosion of color, let's not forget about the intensity of a crisp white ensemble. Pair with cool metallic jewelry or wooden inspired accessories and you're set to heat things up on your own!!!






Photo courtesy of Essence.com