July 29th is National Lipstick Day, a day that pays homage to the little black dress of makeup. With just one swipe you can look polished, sophisticated, full of confidence and have more than your fair share of sex appeal. But, choose wisely…your lipstick can do so much more than add color:
The right lipstick will make your teeth look whiter. Opt for blue-based pinks and reds to brighten your pearly whites. If whiter, brighter teeth are what you’re after you’ll want to avoid coral shades, those with yellow undertones and anything too dark.
Since lips don’t contain melanin, they’re particularly prone to sunburn and the damaging and aging rays of the sun in general. Look for lipstic
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The newest crop of eyeliners would make Brigitte Bardot green with envy (cat eye, anyone?). They range from thin, portable, sleek pencils to fluid, inky liners that are easier than ever to apply like a pro. Just one carefully placed sweep across your lid and you’ll be good to go.
Here are our newest favorites:
Maybelline Master Kajal ($5 in drugstores)maybelline.com
This waterproof eyeliner actually is a little thicker in look and feel than many of the finer tipped varieties out there, but it is easy to hold and use, almost like a pen. The formula is infuse
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Walter Obal is one of the most sought-after makeup artists in the beauty world. He started his extraordinary career as a makeup artist in New York City when he was only 20 years old as the personal makeup artist to model/actress Jamie King for MTV’s television show House of Style. When the show ended he started working with Make Up For Ever Paris as a Senior Artist conducting training seminars before signing with an agency and booking fashion and beauty advertising and editorial work.
Obal has also been the brand ambassador and spokesperson for Esika (a major South American Cosmetics brand) and the Beauty Director for the New York City arts and culture publication, BlackBook. His client r
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Foundation during the warmer months is a challenge. As the temperatures and humidity rise, who wants goopy pore clogging liquid and creamy options when you can go for something so much lighter. While sheer formulations have been on the market for years, a growing trend is the cushion compact.
Lancôme launched its first miracle cushion compact that makes foundation portable, light and stylish ($47).lancome-usa.com
Available in 11 tone-to-tone shades from ivory to suede, the cushion compacts take their roots from Korea, where brands like AmorePacific Color Control Cushion Compact Broad Spectrum SPF 5