The whole essence of a femme-fatale with a beautiful polished face is still ‘the thing’ this spring. Mircrodermabrasion helps you obtain this look, but it is expensive: A series can cost you up to $1,000.
This season, experiment with something a little less expensive and a little less invasive like Natura Bissé’s GlycoLine (right) treatments. The Glyco Peeling regimen is an intensive exfoliating treatment that accelerates the removal of the dead outer layer of skin to leave a soft, smooth complexion. www.naturabisse.es
Another similar result can be achieved with Exuviance’s Skin Healthy Home Resurfacing Peel System (below). This kit comes with a four-step process and helps to reveal an allover glow. www.neostrata.com
Foundations are something to periodically upgrade. (Like your cell phone or Windows application, beauty technology just keeps on getting better.)
Lancôme Adaptîve, an all-day skin balancing foundation with SPF 10, is brilliant for combination skin. This foundation helps to smooth and hydrate while working well with T-zone problem areas. www.lancome.com
For a medium-coverage foundation that results in radiant-looking skin, try Non-fiction liquid foundation (below) by Benefit Cosmetics. www.benefitcosmetics.com
Just like there is always a ‘new black’ in clothing, lips are prancing around in a ‘new red.’ Coral is the kissable color this season, and beauty experts have come up with many hued variations so that everyone can feel quite peachy.
Before painting on the new trend, try pumping up the plump in your lips with Too Faced Lip Injection. This Hollywood secret is a clear cosmetic lip treatment that makes pillow lips out of just about every smile – and without a needle. It stings a smidge at first, but it really works. (And isn’t Aphrodite-like beauty and a Jolie-like pout worth it?) www.toofaced.com Olive-toned beauties can paint on Too Faced Juicy Jewels in Platinum Peach for the perfect pair of pursers. And for fair-skin mavens, try Stila Lip Rouge in Flare. Ladies with coco skin should choose Trish McEvoy’s lip color (above) in Sparkling Copper. www.stilacosmetics.com, www.trishmcevoy.com
Feeling a bit pale after this past winter? Try a Sheertone Shimmer Blush in Sunbasque (above) or a Blushcreme in Cheery by M.A.C. A favorite of makeup artists, M.A.C. cosmetics offer all-day coverage in edgy and hip colors. www.maccosmetics.com Or, for an overall rosy glow, try Bobbi Brown’s Shimmer Brick Compact in Rose (below). Good for all skin tones, this brush-on color will make you blush (kind of). www.bobbibrown cosmetics.com H