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    Thursday, June 19, 2008

    Best Beauty Buys...Oscar de la Renta

    This summer might be all about the natural, monochromatic beauty, but that doesn't mean you can't have a little fun with your nighttime look! Oscar de la Renta's Fall 2008 Ready-to-Wear show was all about deep shades with lots of shine. So today, we brought this dark charm to you.
    To recreate this look quickly with inexpensive beauty products, use:

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    Face: Boots No.7 Mattifying Makeup Base - $10, Sonia Kashuk Bare Minimum Pressed Powder Makeup - $9, Bronzer Powder SPF 15 (in Riviera) - $15

    Eyes: Stila Matte Eye Shadow (in Makalu/Black) - $18, bareMinerals Glimmer (in True Gold/14k Gold) - $13, Neutrogena Healthy Volume Mascara (in Black) - $7

    Lips: Bourjois Imperfection Concealer (in Beige Rose) - $10.50

    Application: This look is concentrated on the eyes, so keep the rest of the face (and your accessories) to a minimum. First, apply the base to the entire face to make sure you have a matte face. Lightly brush the pressed powder to entire face. Lightly brush bronzer onto cheekbones. Dab concealer onto lips with forefinger, essentially "erasing" the colour of lips. Lightly brush on black eye shadow along entire top lid (beginning at inside corners of eyes), then trail out to end of eyebrow bone. Also brush on lower lash line. Make sure you are doing this lightly, because it's easier to build up the colour then it is to tone it down! Brush on the glimmer to the center of the eyelid, and in the inside corners of the eyes. Lastly, brush a coat of mascara onto top and bottom lashes. Follow these instructions and you'll shine all night long. Hint: Keep a compact of pressed powder and some blotting papers with you to make sure that you keep your shine to a minimum.

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