In Fashion - Beauty Tips From the Pros
Want to get a little beauty advice for the new fall season? Now there's a new must-have to add to your fashion shopping list: "Seventeen Ultimate Guide To Beauty: The Best Hair, Skin, Nails & Makeup Ideas for You," by Ann Shoket (Running Press, July 2012, $19.95).
Packed full of advice, the editors of this popular magazine have combined the best beauty tips into 187 colorful pages, illustrated with top industry professional secrets, celebrity photos and easy-to-follow makeup and hair trends. And you don't have to be a teen to get inspiration from this book - a woman of any age can take a few cues from these experts to look great this fall.
"I love a great beauty haul," admits Shoket, editor-in-chief of Seventeen magazine. "But what happens when you get those new products home? What are you supposed to do with that new smoky-eye kit? How do you get that intricate fishtail braid you saw online? Let's be honest: Beauty can be sort of intimidating."
But don't worry. These editors have put it all together for you in one book. Here are some of their best tips:
--Statement-making fuchsia lips stand out on their own. Keep the rest of your makeup light for a romantic feel.
--Pair lush lashes with strong eyebrows. Fill them in with a brow pencil. Brush through the hairs to blend.
--A touch of cool, icy sparkle on our eyes, paired with a warm coral lip, makes for one hot look.
--Get a radiant look by combining highlighter above the cheekbones with a contouring sweep of bronzer below them.
--A shot of gloss to the center of the lips makes your lips extra pouty.
--Mattify any lipstick color. Blot the color with a tissue and lightly dust a translucent powder over your lips.
--For a doe-eyed effect, pair fluttery lashes with a swipe of shimmery shadow just on the inner corners of your eyes.
--For pretty radiance, mix a little glitter with moisturizer on your hand. Smooth on your shoulders and décolletage.
--Make plucking eyebrows easier and less painful. Look for tweezers with a slanted tip -- they're better at grabbing hairs.
--Dab concealer onto your eyelids before you apply shadow to prevent fading and smudging.
--If your red lips fade, use a lip brush to fill them in. Adding another whole coat can make them look gunky.
--Get an edgy look by embracing elements that are strong, daring and undeniably cool. It could be as easy as adding a swipe of crazy-bright liner or wearing neon lipstick with gunmetal shadow. Just be sure to contrast striking touches with a bit of softness.
--Let the bright colors of autumn inspire your look. Leafy metallic eyes hit the right note.
Sharon Mosley is a former fashion editor of the Arkansas Gazette in Little Rock and executive director of the Fashion Editors and Reporters Association.
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