Tuesday, August 3, 2004

Dip balm in blush to put color on lips

The Associated Press

Women like playing with makeup, trying new products and new looks, but they are incredibly loyal to their lip balm, says Leslie Blodgett, CEO of Bare Escentuals.

She offers this idea to those who want color on their lips but don't want to give up their nourishing balm: Dip the balm into a loose powder blush or eye shadow, covering the tip with color. The moistness of the balm will allow the color to spread smoothly on the lips - and the balm will deliver moisturizer and SPF.

Some of Blodgett's other tips:

Wearing blue eye shadow: "It's a myth that certain women can not wear bright colors, such as blue on their eyes. Remember that less is more. Take a thin eyeliner brush and create a line starting toward the outer edge of the eye, above the lash line and around the edge to underneath the eye forming a triangle."

Applying mascara: "Try using an eyeliner and create a very thin line at the base of the lash. This fills in the lashes and makes them look thicker. Then apply at least two coats of mascara and use a lash comb when finished."

Faux tanning: "Make sure to exfoliate beforehand and use a fake tanner that is tinted going on so you can see where you have applied it. Then use an exfoliator or sea mud soap to remove the fake tanner from your hands.

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