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Spring Makeup

Color Me Plum and Pink! Here’s How to Stock Your Makeup Bag for Next Season’s Trends

Spring is right around the corner. Sure, you could do your spring-cleaning but why not re-stock your makeup bag to match the season first? Lilly Garfield, CEO of CosBar, and Gloria Banuelos, the Scottsdale CosBar store manager, shared some makeup tips to keep your face trendy this spring. With so much knowledge and great recommendations, you are sure to freshen up your look for the spring season with help from the experts.

It’s all about the eyes

Chanel Quadrille eye shadow $54

Chanel Quadrille eye shadow $54

Color is big right now — pastels, plums and pinks, to be exact.

Garfield says makeup is an accessory that needs to match your clothes and lifestyle. As you get older, less is better. You can still wear these new colors if it suits your way of life, but do so less dramatically. Wear eye shadow, but use moderately and blend colors to make it less vivid than what you wore in the ’80s. For eyeliners, thinning the application is an easy way to brighten up your look. Simple plums and pinks that match your

Bobbi Brown Black Plum Eyeliner - $24

Bobbi Brown Black Plum Eyeliner – $24

blush and lips will work well this spring. Picking your colors to match your other makeup and clothing is key. Banuelos says Bobbi Brown’s Black Plum has been flying off shelves. To keep it simple, try Bobbi Brown’s soft grey eyeliner, Smoke.Keeping with the theme of plums and pinks, try the four eye shadows that Chanel offers under the color Quadrille.


Nars Orgasm Blush - $29

Nars Orgasm Blush – $29

Pink lips and rosy cheeks

To sum up your spring makeup scheme in one word — match. Wear what’s now, and wear it correctly. Garfield’s philosophy is this: if you buy a lipstick, make sure you have a coordinating blush, so your makeup doesn’t clash. Since plum and pink are spring’s color for the eyes, it makes sense that your lips and cheeks should also receive matching hues. The colors recommended for the lips are from Chanel. Try its lip liner aqua crayon in Raspberry Red, which matches the pink and plum shades mentioned

earlier. For a gloss, try Murmure (179). Changing brands for blush, Banuelos recommends Nars’ Orgasm because it matches almost every color and will give you a beautiful glow.

Amore Pacific Control Cushion Compact - $60

Amore Pacific Control Cushion Compact – $60

Get glowing skin

Spring comes with the expectation of radiant skin. Garfield suggests starting with Laura Mercier’s foundation primer Radiance to give your skin an illuminated look. It also creates a fresh slate on which to apply foundation. The next step is to use the Amore Pacific Control Cushion Compact. Banuelos says this compact has coverage, SPF and naturally smoothes the skin. The morning’s last step to a glowing look, use Nars’ bronzer Laguna and its Orgasm blush. Banuelos says the Anti-Aging Eye & Lip Perfection à Porter by La Paire is Garfield’s “4-o’clock touch up.” It works because it does not disrupt the makeup that is already on, but rather sits well on top of it.

Resort Wear

Resort Wear Fashion For Everyday Style

We may not be regular jet-setters or packing our bags for a vacation in Saint Tropez, but that doesn’t have to stop us from incorporating the effortless and inherently versatile flow of resort wear fashion into our everyday outfits.

Resort wear has come a long way since matching Hawaiian shirts for couples and rainbow hibiscus flowers scattering our vacation threads. Now seen across the globe on any given day, resort wear fashion doesn’t have to stereotypically represent sought after beach vacations.

Characterized as “nautical,” resort wear can also be called “cruisewear.” Designed with the affluent touch of sailing of the shores of Capri or jet setting to the Caribbean, this lively trend has graced the runways of New York, Paris and Milan inspired by the faraway coastal islands and exotic escapes of our dreams.

Easy, breezy

Resort Wear: Kate Spade purse from Nordstrom Graciously welcomed into our wardrobes, resort wear 2012 incorporates influences of this spring’s lively mixed prints, color blocking, shades of neon and pastel and vivacious bold art-deco-inspired graphics. Materials typically range from no-fuss light cottons, poplin and silk, to microfiber and straw accessories.

No longer just reserved for the sunny beach get-away, resort wear has Resort Wear: Pleated Dress from Les Nouvelles held onto its easy maintenance requirements — which can partly explain why this trend is loved year-round. Typically designed for being stuffed away in suitcases, resort wear is by nature light, breathable, easy to pack and clean with little to no ironing necessary.

For the ladies

Women’s resort wear fashion can range from playful loose skirts and tops, to full-length evening dresses with room to breathe — perfect for that hot, Resort Wear: Bugatchi Uomo Shirt from Nordstrom Arizona summer creeping up on us. Additionally, accessories are often brightly animated with large hats, sunglasses and open-toe heals or strappy sandals. To go along with this casual trend, loose hairstyles like messy curls are perfect for both day and night.

Men’s resort wear

Men’s resort wear fashion incorporates fun colored short and pants with boat shoes and a light dinner jacket for the evening. For a dose of St. Moritz style, light white trousers, a striped Resort Wear: Sperry Top-Siderscollard shirt and rubber-soled loafers complete a resort wear-inspired men’s outfit.

With unique looks designed for function, brands such as J. Crew, Banana Republic and Tommy Bahama have pioneered this bold trend. More recently, other leading designers such as Chanel, Michael Kors, Anna Sui, Prada and Oscar de la Renta have been hot on the pursuit of stylish resort wear fashion.

For more resort wear fashion, shop locally at:

Lindsay Lou

6107 N. Scottsdale Rd., #C-14
(480) 443-2522

Michka Unique Trends

8787 N. Scottsdale Rd., #144
(480) 607-0032

Photo: www.designerclothesonline.co.uk

Social Media Hasn’t Reached Luxury Brands, Yet

With celebs tweeting about everything from their morning latte to a product they’re peddling and Facebook taking over the world one movie at a time, you can’t go a day without being involved in social media.

However, luxury brands, like Chanel and BMW, have yet to catch the social media bug.

This Forbes.com article explains why many luxury brands aren’t advertising on social media sites the way most retailers are.

One reason is that consumers looking to buy luxury items are seeking more than just a sleek sports car or a perfectly-fitted suit. They’re looking for an experience that drips luxury from the attentive staff to the chilled champagne they’re sipping. That experience isn’t something a consumer can achieve sitting at home on a computer, even in the plushest of pads.

Luxury retailers are about decadence not convenience, which is why some of them don’t have a huge online presence.

At Oscar de la Renta, online transactions make up only 10 percent of the company’s overall sales, while Chanel doesn’t sell its items online.

If online sales aren’t a big deal to companies, how can they get excited about social media advertising?

The answer is that most of them don’t, even though a recent Unity Marketing survey of luxury brand consumers found that almost 80 percent of them have a social media profile.

Brands like Jimmy Choo and Oscar de la Renta have used social media to reach consumers.  But these retailers are the leaders, not the norm.