Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Teen Beauty: Prep School

Before embarking on an adventurous makeover, it's important to pay attention to the details.

While giving myself one of the wildest cosmetics ride of my life (details tomorrow, darlings!), I discovered that the boldest of makeup requires just a dash of extra preparation.

Banish under-eye circles.
Conceal dark areas or signs of fatigue with Givenchy Mister Light Instant Light Corrective Pen ($32, Sephora). My skin is pale, so I used the shade called Mister Meringue. Swish it.

Clean brows are a must.
Brush well-groomed eyebrows with Smashbox's Brow Tech to Go for extra polish.

Moisturize before with lotion, and after with a mist.
As always, use your regular moisturizer before applying foundation or just blush. Misting your face will help set makeup. Products like Bare Escentuals RareMinerals Facial Mist ($8, available at the Sephora in Columbus Circle) make a very dramatic difference.

It's kind of funny how it's helpful to be slightly more "uptight" when going out on a limb.

Be a regular reader! Check back tomorrow for more beauty news and learn how to give yourself a totally electric makeover.


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