Makeup Maven

After spending more than a decade with my makeup bag packed to the rafters when I anchored the TV news, I now pride myself on not wearing much of anything. On most days, a little mascara, a swipe of eyeshadow and some light lip gloss can carry me through a boardroom meeting and night out on the town. I find a stellar moisturizer and a devout skincare routine more necessary than foundation and concealer. But a little bit of the right shade and the knowledge to apply so that you don’t look “made up” in your makeup is key!


This summer – Lancôme makes it easy for you to look your best and be the cutest one on the beach! Discover the secret to a flawless look with their summer collection of bronze and glue palettes.  Get into your summer swing all year long with a bronzed and glowing look from this super specialized makeup collection. Their limited-edition group is full of sun-kissed shades to keep you glowing through those steamy days ahead. Two in one highlighter and bronzer makeup powder in pearly natural shades will sculpt with light reflecting optics that illuminate in two. Experience an effortless all over gesture for your face and neckline for a seamless effect. Two shade choices—It’s Time to Glow and Your Pink Glow—has all bases covered and you’ll adore the look and feel!


Say goodbye to heavy contouring and blotchiness. Brie’s fresh baby skin with less contouring is becoming a new trend this year. To create the look, add just a touch of bronzer to your skin for a fresh, natural look.  I even found this Smashbox Bronze Lights at an amazing price at! Less is more!

Smashbox Bronze Lights, Warm Matte, 0.29 Ounce


Continue the enchanting experience with “Glow for It” all-over color highlighting palette.  The silky face compact in cushion cream powder will give you a radiance ranging from subtle highlights to bold color.  Check out the color combos from sun-kissed golden gleam glow to rise twinkle, to amethyst radiance.



Embrace your eyes, as well. I came upon these tried and true, bright and blue pops of eye color to set you apart from the crowd.   My favorites include Pat McGrath Labs Mothership IV Decadence Palette (top) and Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette (bottom pic). If you must just pick one trend this summer – blue eyeshadow is the way to go. Both options are available at

PAT MCGRATH LABS | MTHRSHP Sublime Bronze Ambition Eyeshadow Palette


And you can also go green.  These 100% vegan products are 100% airbrushing quality from has you covered in creamy dairy-based products including their milk holographic powders, glitter sticks, eye pigments, lip glosses, mascaras and skin tints! They bring along tenacious color, soft silky textures and dimensional long-lasting looks which can be as refined or rebellious as you are as you layer to intensity the effect.


Even though summer brings along with it the requisite heat and humidity you can still flow freely and look fab. Happy summer!

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