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    Saturday, August 9, 2008

    Best Beauty Buys...Anna Sui

    Earth tones are always brought back as a trend in time for fall, and this year is no exception. But if you're still running around wearing your bright sun dresses and flip flops, it would seem that the easiest way to ease into fall is with your make up, and we bring to you today the perfect, simple, earth-tone look, straight from the Anna Sui runway and

    All available at

    Body: If you're gonna come back from vacation, shouldn't you look it? Boots No7 Quick Dry Tinted Lotion - $14

    Face: Boots No7 Stay Perfect Foundation - $12, Sonia Kashuk Brush Up On Color Self-Bronzing Set - $13

    Eyes: Sonia Kashuk Perfectly Neutral Eye Palette - $13, Neutrogena Healthy Volume Mascara - $7

    Lips: Boots No7 Sheer Temptation (in Smoulder) - $9

    Hair: Nexxus Retexxtur Putty - $12, a spray bottle filled with water

    Application: "Anna and I were on a nature kick," said Garren, who conceptualized the hair for Sui's show. "So I separated the hair into ropey waves." ([Nexxus Retexxtur Putty] gives great definition.) He also packed light—hairbrushes weren't a part of his down-home hairstyle. "It's not a clean cut, so don't comb through it. Do that, and you'll wind up with the Gisele." While Garren admitted that Ms. B√ľndchen's smooth, voluminous layers have a well-earned place in fashion, they gave way to an earthier style on Sui's prairie. While the look bordered on monochromatic—tawny shadows, sandy cheeks, and tan skin—makeup artist Pat McGrath gave each girl a punch-colored pout, the perfect match for Sui's vibrant pieces. Even when attempting to go rugged, stylish types keep a [spray bottle with water] strapped closely to their holsters. A quick mist of [water] gave the models' hair a piecey feel. "[It] gets rid of static," Garren added.For a desert-friendly look, McGrath used a foundation that was slightly deeper than each model's skin tone, and then used a rich bronzer on cheeks.

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