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Newsflash: You donâ€™t need a bag full of products to create myriad makeup looks if youâ€™re willing to get a little creative. Whether you want to rock a glossy lid (without buying anything new) or seriously streamline your application process, the key is thinking outside the boxâ€”so we turned to makeup artist and Creative Director at Mehron Makeup, Stephanie Koutikas, for a few pointersâ€”and pulled together a list of our multitasking favorites.
â€œClear gloss is everything! Itâ€™s so on-trend to apply it on the eyelids over eyeshadow, or can be worn alone for a wet finish. Clear gloss can also be applied to the cheeks to give it a nice dewy skin finish.â
“The best beauty secret is to feel confident; if you feel beautifulÂ youâ€™ll have a beautiful day,” says Achelle Dunaway, the creative director for the uber fun and accessibly priced e.l.f. cosmetics brand. Since joining e.l.f. in 2005, Achelle has made the process of gaining confidence through beauty easier and easier with the introduction of the e.l.f. Mineral and Studio Collections, as well as expanding into the nail and bath & body categories.
As a makeup artist, Achelle has worked on celebrities, musicians, and entertainment personalities. Here, she shares some easy-to-adapt makeup tips with Beauty in the Bag.
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The little thingsâ€”exercising regularly, staying hydrated, eating well, shielding your skin from the sun, getting enough shut-eyeâ€”make a huge difference in how youthful you look, but sadly theyÂ can only take youÂ so far. With the right beauty tips, erasing a decade or soÂ is as easy as unzippingÂ your makeup bag.
GO DEWY: The more hydrated your skin is, the younger it will look. Start with an extra-rich moisturizer and stick with creamy makeup.Â “Light textured, dewier formulations are less likely to accentuate wrinkles,” says Dr. Jeannette Graf, MD, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Medical Center, NY. FoundationsÂ infused with humecta
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MALLY BEAUTY is hosting a Master Class at HENRI BENDEL New York next week. Learn all her red carpet ready secrets and get introduced to Mallyâ€™s favorite signature beauty products!
On March 29, 2012Â 10am -7pm, at Henri Bendel – 712 5th Avenue, New York City, she will be hosting an all day event. Here is your chance to book a private one-on-one makeup session with Mally to let her show you her makeup tips first hand.
Private One-On-One Sessions: 10am-6pm
â€¢ Hour-long private lesson with me
â€¢ $500 fee, redeemable in product
Master Class: 6pm-7pm
â€¢ Hour-long class hosted by me, revealing my tips and tricks
â€¢ $75 fee redeemable in product