Spring 2009 Beauty Preview

Spring traditionally marks a time of new beginnings and nothing could be truer when it comes to the seasonal beauty scene. While softer looks usually take center stage, this year splashes of bold, beautiful colour also make a statement.

First and foremost, skin serves as the foundation for our beauty and is the most important aspect of any makeup look. Obtaining a good moisturizer is the first step to achieving beautiful, glowing skin ─ no matter what your skin type, hydration is critical to skin’s overall health and appearance. Follow this with a light-weight foundation to give skin an even color, without looking heavy. For example, ARTISTRY® Tinted Moisturizer will give you the even color you want, but it also contains a moisturizing formula and UV protection that helps shield skin from the sun’s damaging rays for naturally gorgeous, younger-looking skin.

For Spring 2009, during a season inspired by nature’s beauty, three standout makeup directions are emerging.

Bright Eyes
A single pop of colour adds a playful twist to spring beauty. Apply colour from lashline to crease and enhance the look with full, flirty lashes. Get the look of the season with ARTISTRY Eye Colour in Sapphire or Tulle. Keep the rest of your look light with a gentle blush on the apples of cheeks and gloss for shimmering lips.

Beautifully fresh-faced is a season standard. Turn to shades of soft sands and earthy browns to capture a look so natural that it’s barely there.

Created with tonal colours applied to eyes, cheeks and lips; it’s effortless beauty at its best. One easy way to achieve this look is to use a customized makeup kit, such as the ARTISTRY essentials makeup kit. The kits come complete with everything you need to create this simply flawless look, from mineral foundation to mascara to lip shine, and more.

Bold Lips
Springtime-chic took an unexpected turn with bold lips and a classically defined eye. Think updated Hollywood glamour with signature red lips transformed into berry-stained hues and dramatic liner redefined with surprising colour. Get in on the action with ARTISTRY’s high-dimension lip colour in Opulent or Sheer Chance.  And for lips that are picture-perfect, shape and contour them with ARTISTRY Lip Define in Downtown or Nuance.  Keep the rest of your face bare for a sophisticated, modern finish.

Experiment with one look or try all three. Spring is the perfect time to update your makeup, try new things, and remember just how much fun colour can be!

About the Expert:
Barb Alviar is the US Beauty Marketing Manager for ARTISTRY Cosmetics. For more information on ARTISTRY products, please visit online at www.artistry.com.

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