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    Thursday, July 3, 2008

    Best Beauty Buys...Roberto Cavalli

    This look is a little bit longer than we may have posted before, but we have instructions straight from the makeup guru herself, Pat McGrath. Some of the makeup listed is the actual makeup that McGrath used to create this makeup look for the Roberto Cavalli Fall 2008 RTW show. We think that you should try this look when going to a semi-formal affair, as it isn't too dressy, but too dressy for a daytime look. The makeup has a lot of shine to it, so keep your jewelry to a minimum and save your sequin cocktail dress for another time - you want to glow, not blind! And since the hair is too "female James Dean" for the average woman, may we suggest a simple chignon so as not to overpower your face. For the younger crowd (about 25 or younger) try a low ponytail instead to keep your look young and fresh. For both hairstyles, don't forget to tease the crown to get some volume - you want to look simple, not flat! I suggest the all of you try this look out because it works great for any age and any skin colour. And not to sound too cheesy, but go out and GLOW!

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    Face: CoverGirl Clean Makeup Oil Control - $5.50, CoverGirl TruConceal Concealer - $7, CoverGirl Fragrance Free Pressed Powder - $5.50, Neutrogena Healthy Skin Blends Natural Radiance Bronzer (in Sunkissed) - $13, Revlon Powder Blush with Pop-Up Mirror (in Softspoken Pink) - $10, Benefit Moon Beam - $24

    Eyes: Laura Mercier Metallic Creme Eye Colour (in Gold) - $22, Nars Cream Eye Shadow (in Paper Tiger) - $21, CoverGirl Professional Eye Enhancers (in Tapestry Taupe) - $3, Cargo EyeLighter (in Gold) - $17, CoverGirl Lash Blast Volume Blasting Mascara (in Brown) - $8

    Lips: Make Up Forever Lipstick (in Warm Brown 505) - $18

    Application: Apply liquid foundation to entire face. Apply concealer to problem areas (like under eyes, corners of nose, etc.). Apply pressed powder to entire face. All three are meant to create an even, natural canvas. Apply the Laura Mercier Creme Eye Colour on the upper lids, the Nars Eye Shadow along the outer edges, and the CoverGirl Eye Enhancers shadow along the lower lash line. Dab the EyeLighter to the inner corners of the eye, to make your eyes appear bigger. Curl lashes, then brush on the mascara. Use the bronzer on the outer cheeks and the blush on the apples of the cheeks, to give the skin a warm glow. Use Benefit Moon Beam to highlight the cheek, nose and along the brow line. Apply the lipstick by pressing it on with your finger, for a soft finishing touch. 

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