Spring 2013 is all about bright eyes and even brighter ensembles for Kate Spade! Known for her cheerful designs, Spade’s spring 2013 line was jam-packed with bold color in feminine hues, with a lively beauty look to match. We went backstage to get the complete breakdown — from hair to nails — so you can try your hand at creating the couture look at home! And if you’re intimidated by the winged-out teal shadow, makeup artist Neil Scibelli, who created the edgy makeup, offers a tip: “The look is totally wearable if you pair it with something funky, and just be confident in it!” Click through our gallery to get the complete how-to, along with the exact products used.
BB creams are having a serious moment! The multi-tasking products have a lightweight feel, and create a flawless canvas. So, what makes a BB cream different from tinted moisturizers? The answer is the formula, which is laced with powerful antioxidants, combats issues like acne and aging, and improves your skin with each use. Plus, the “smart” pigments blend seamlessly to match every tone. We put together a comprehensive list of our favorite BB Creams on the market. Click through to see them all!
Want to streamline your morning makeup routine? Pick up a Beauty Balm! Sometimes called BB Creams, the foundation-primer-moisturizer hybrids have been popular in Asia for years, and American retailers are finally catching on. Thanks to the anti-aging and anti-acne ingredients woven into the formulas, the more you wear them, the better your skin looks. We love MAC’s Prep + Prime Beauty Balm ($30; maccosmetics.com) and Garnier’s Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector ($13; garnierusa.com), both of which impart flawless finishes plus long-term skin benefits in just one swipe.
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