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Makeup - Spring 2018




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"If you are sad, add lipstick and attack" Coco Chanel




It is the small things after all that inspire, add self confidence, lift spirits high and bring joy during the burst of Spring. With the weather being topsy-turvy ranging from cold to wet to warm and then repeat, one is often stuck between winter apparel and spring summer garb.  Along with using the same ole makeup day in and day out.  Of course, these issues are minor and silly compared to the ordinary stresses of daily life. 

Thus, it is essential to spice up ones routine with a few makeup choices to add brightness and lasting power for the glorious day.  I have chosen several of my favorites for Spring 2018 and beyond.  As a fan of makeup, I am always trying new items that work well on sensitive skin. Lately, I have been reading about choosing products with less chemicals and ingredients.  Did you know that all these chemicals we swath onto our bodies or faces are quickly absorbed into our system?  The result can be an instant irritant and red rash as well as wreck havoc on our bodies.  I recall when I was younger before thirty, I had no skin issues.  I used Noxema, white hazel and that was all.  In my mature years, I have branched out to lavish moisturizers, creams, sunscreens and have again found myself sitting in a dermatologist office wondering why?  The fountain of youth is so hard to obtain and we have been conditioned too drench ourselves in the latest and greatest youth enhancer.  All with the goal of remaining youthful forever.  Of course, often the most beautiful and attractive in a room are those with the lines of life.  Yet we obsess. 

Of course, the answer to my skin problems are easy to understand.  I use too many things on my skin and I am allergic and sensitive to heat from extensive testing.  Maybe the hormonal change places into the skin reactions as well.   Perhaps going back to "less is the best" when it comes to make up and skin care.  Yet, I still love makeup and skincare and will continue using both  with the word "caution".  After all, if something makes you feel better, and look better on any given day then just do it.  Even a filler eliminating a furrow or frown line adds self confidence.  It is the small things in life that makes one self confident.  So, stand tall, sit up straight and embrace these top makeup favorites for Spring 2018. 



Luscious Lips







The Best Lipstick:  Yves Saint Laurent! -  My girlfriend was turned onto this lipstick by a friend whose lips had remained perfect all day.   We both bought the matte lip and what a difference.  First notice the applicator which provides the capability of outlining the lips and creating the perfect cupid bow.  More importantly, the lip stain does not come off on glasses and doesn't need to be reapplied. A definite must!



For Vinyl Shine










For Matte Finish








"Give a woman the right lipstick and she can conquer the world" 


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The Cover Up








The Best Cover Up: Cle De Peau Beaute Broad Spectrum SPF 25 !- Concealer that covers dark circles, spot and imperfections.  I have used other brands and always come back to this number.  Covers under eyes or minor imperfections with a smooth finish. 









"Makeup is self confidence applied directly to the face." 


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The Eyes Have It






The Best Eyeshadow Palette:  Dior 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadows! are beautiful, easy to use and the color is everlasting.




537 Touch - Dior



"People will stare. Make it worth their while" - Harry Winston



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Lash Blast!








The Best Mascara: CoverGirl Clump Crusher!  I have tried many brands and always come back to CoverGirl Clump Crusher in Very Black. The mascara doesn't flake,  separates lashes making them lush and long.  The brand is also water resistant.






"Be a girl with a mind, a woman with an attitude, and a lady with class." 



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Flawless Skin





Claire Dane


The Best Foundation:  Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream SPF 25 - No one has perfect skin unless you are young and or a baby.  Thus, we need coverage that covers, minimizes pours, protects from the sunshine, smooths and provides a glow.  Use only a little for great coverage. 





 



"A woman is most beautiful when she smiles" - Beyonce


Yes, it is the small things after all.  So, get out there and show your best self with my list of Spring Makeup favorites 2018.  Take charge, enjoy the sunshine and embrace Spring. 


Kim Hardwick - Forever Chic Style







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