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Saturday, March 29, 2008

The CityLifeStylist Turns 1!

Summer's finally here and The CityLifeStylist turns one year old today!

As a summer and anniversary treat, I'm sharing with you some of the great stuff I learned in "the field" during the past year.

A vacation isn't complete without little treats that'll get you refreshed and rejuvenated, so here are some summer makeup tips straight from the experts.

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This season, keeping your face looking fresh is quite a challenge. Makeup tends to melt very easily in this weather so take it from Barbi Chan, chief makeup artist of Maybelline New York--"use a liquid foundation that's very light because even if you're oily, you just need to blot your face and the makeup won't come off."

Get a clean, natural look like Blake Lively's with a liquid foundation that works with your skin. Keep a packet of oil blotters such as Clean and Clear Oil Control Film in your bag, and you're all set!

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L'Oreal Paris chief makeup artist Jigs Mayuga advised during a makeover shoot that if you're going for a natural look, keep everything simple but play up your eyes. For a look like Rachel Bilson's, even out your skin tone with foundation, sweep on some blush on the apples of your cheeks, apply a muted color on your lips but pile on the mascara!

The True Gold mascara in black is a must-try. It lengthens your lashes, doesn't clump, and won't burn a hole in your pocket. (Available at Rustan's Essenses.)

Tips Destacamento of Paul and Joe suggests peachy hues for cheeks, which works for almost any skin tone. For a natural, sun-kissed look like Lauren Conrad's, try the Black Label Blusher in Cute Orange at The Face Shop or peach blush from The Body Shop.

Have fun experimenting! Remember: go with what works best for you.

More summer treats to come!

The CityLifeStylist

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