Looking younger can be as simple as choosing the right makeup. Watch my latest TV segment on WGN’s and CLTV’s Living Healthy Chicago for age-defying makeup tips. Now that you’re equipped with the best tips, here are my product picks: Prep the skin with a Primer: Lorac aquaPRIME, $30, is oil-free so it’s great for sensitive skin. Get flawless skin with a semi-matte Foundation: MAC Mineralize SatinFinish SPF 15 Foundation, $29.50 Keep Eye Shadows neutral: I like the following shades: Napoleon Perdis Ultra Pearl in #28 or #46, $18 each; Pixi Fair Light Solos Eye Shadow, $14; www.target.com JK Jemma Kidd I-Design Eye Color in Vanity Fair, $16; www.target.com Laura Mercier Eye Colour in Burnished, $22; Curl lashes with a Lash Curler: Shu Uemura, $19 Hide dark circles with an Undereye Concealer: Bobbi Brown Brightening Spot Treatment Corrector SPF 25, $35 Fill cheeks with Blush: If you prefer a cream formula, try Maybelline Dream Mouse Blush in Peach Satin or Rose Petal $5.99; drugstores nationwide. If you prefer a powder, try Maybelline Expert Wear Blush in Precious Pink, $4.49; drugstores nationwide. Get luminous skin with a Highlighter: DuWop Doubleglow 7, $25 Enhance Lips with light Gloss. I like Rimmel Royal Gloss, $4.99; drugstores nationwide and Stila Lip Glaze in Papaya, $22.
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I anticipate the coming of spring as I did my wedding day. I can’t wait for it, I’m so excited for it and I don’t want it to end. Call it a bit premature (it’s a balmy 35 degrees in Chicago), but I’m not alone when I say that tanks and tulips are on my mind. The peeps at Bluefly are gearing up for spring and introducing their top trends for the season. I spoke with their head stylist Tanesha Smith and found out her picks for the hottest trends. 1. Feathers
Now that you’re hooked up with the latest trends, here are some of Tanesha’s best in-case-of-emergency tips worth keeping in your back pocket.
“I keep shout wipes in my purse — no lie — and always pull a snag in, not out. Also, double stick tape is not just for the professionals and J.lo. Once you buy some, you will find yourself using it more than you ever imagined!”