Let's face it - unless we're Jennifer Aniston or Eva Longoria Parker we all have days when we wake up and don't quite look our best.
Carol Shaw, Celebrity Makeup Artist (she's worked on everyone from Scarlett Johansson to Nicole Kidman to Jada Pinkett Smith) and founder of LORAC cosmetics is here to help us "fake" perfection without spending a lot of money or time! As Carol says, "makeup's an easy, painless way to look beautiful."
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FAKE PERFECT LIPS: So your lips aren't quite as full as Angelina's? That's okay! Carol recommends trying LORAC's Double Feature ($24), which is a concealer and highlighter in one. "Use the highlighter along the outer rim of the top lip or on the center of the lips. The light will hit it and give the illusion of a full pout." Also gloss is a good choice over lipstick. Choose one "with a little pearl in it that will help reflect light."
FAKE ROSY CHEEKS: Ever want to seem like you just have that natural flush? Carol recommends using LORAC's Sheer Wash ($20), which is a liquid lip and cheek tint that comes with a roller-ball tip. "Use Sheer Wash on moist cheeks, just after putting on foundation or moisturizer" to give that 'just pinched' look!
FAKE FALSE EYELASHES: There are those nights when we want to go for full-on lash drama, but don't have the time (or coordination!) to apply fake lashes! Use LORAC's LOTSA Lash ($19.50), which is like supercharged mascara! "It's got nylon fibers in it that cling to the lashes like mini lash extensions. It creates a very full, long lash."
FAKE TAN: As the palest person on earth, this is one I can relate to. LORAC's TANtalizer line is here to help. TANtalizer Body Bronzing Luminizer ($30) is a favorite of Teri Hatcher and Jennifer Love Hewitt. "It's makeup for the body, not a self tanner. Mix it with moisturizer and use it on your arms, legs, shoulders, all the strategic places." Or go with TANtalizer Award Show Glow ($32) which is a long-wearing body bronzing mousse. "It adds color and a little bit of sheen."
For more information go to www.loraccosmetics.com.
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