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Get the Look with Johnny Lavoy from MODELINIA.COM

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With summer parties in full swing, Modelinia.com (www.modelinia.com) is here to give you tips on the hottest makeup trends. Grey and silver eye makeup work on all skin tones and can be seen on the runways of Marc Jacobs and Matthew Williamson and on celebrities like Kristen Stewart, Hilary Duff and Alicia Keys.

Johnny Lavoy, Maybelline’s resident makeup experts and the host of Modelinia.com’s series Get the Look, gives step by step instructions on how to get this classic look in the below video.

1. Sweep a light silver color across the eyelid. Go right up to the crease on the lid and stop where the crease starts and apply from the inside corner to where the lash line ends. Don’t forget to blend in because you never want to see when one color stops and the other color starts.
2. Create Depth- Move on to the crease color which should be a smokier charcoal grey. Start at the outer corner of the eye and work your way to the center.
3. Make them pop- Choose a lighter color- almost white- to highlight the brow. Brush the color under the brow bed and inner eye.
4. Line your eyes with a dark grey liner along the lash line and smudge it in so that it blends with the rest of the eye color.
5. Finish off with a black mascara and shiny lip.

DAILY BEAUTY TIP: Clean Skin!

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Don’t cover up your blemishes, erase them! Even though summer presents a host of skin issues, from the greasies to blackheads, you can get Kate Bosworth’s angelic complexion by using a potent, oil-absorbing treatment like Dr. Brandt’s new Pores No More Vacuum Cleaner. Just apply on problem area, let dry completely, rinse and pat dry.

5 Sure-Fire Steps to Ensure a Sexy Summer Body by June 21st

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With summer around the corner – it’s time to un-cover bodies that have been hibernating all winter. Rev up with summer slim down secrets from three of New York’s best body authorities.

To make it easier, we’ve consulted an RD, a hard-core personal trainer, and one of New York’s best doctors to reveal the simplest ways to slim down so skimpy bikinis, short shorts, and arm baring frocks and tops can be a reality this year.

STEP 1: Eat Food, Not Ingredients- Registered dietician, Caren Tishfield, recommends altering eating habits versus starving to slim down. “Go organic; the less ingredients, the better. Not only is it fewer consumed calories, you’ll be avoiding pesticides that knock our bodies off track.”

TRY: Organic lean protein and complex carbs, green veggies like kale, swiss chard and spinach. Eat foods that are high in fiber like berries, and up your fish intake as studies show Omega 3 fatty acids might play a role in decreasing body fat.

STEP 2:
Exfoliate From Head to Toe – Before you bare – give skin the brush off! NYC plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Guida recommends investing in exfoliation to get rid of discolorations, smooth out wrinkles and reveal a smooth, glowing complexion. Professional microdermabrasion treatments “polish” skin by removing the outermost layer of skin immediately. This encourages cellular turnover and increased levels of collagen and elastin which further improve the skin’s appearance.

TO TRY: Quick and cost effective – you can mix equal parts sugar or sea salt granules with water for a quick exfoliator. An in-office chemical peel will immediately take years off your skin and undo damage from the sun, hyper-and-hypo pigmentations and fine lines and wrinkles. Dr. Guida’s skin resurfacing treatments begin at $200 per session.

STEP 3: Strength Train – Incorporate strength training in to your schedule at least twice a week and you’ll build muscles and shrink body fat, making your body appear tighter, firmer and leaner. “Don’t be afraid to lift weights – it helps with definition and won’t bulk you up,” says Barry.

TO TRY:
Air Squats (squat like you are sitting down in a chair and go down until your thighs are parallel with the floor. Do 3 sets of 15), Push Ups (3 sets of as many as you can do. Start out with a modified version where knees are on the floor if you can’t do a full one) and Crunches (3 sets of 20)

STEP 4:
Visit An Expert – Can’t seem to flatten/thin/tone no matter what??? Dr. Guida suggests body sculpting with liposuction to get rid of the sag and bulge once and for all. With less than a week recovery and costing approximately $2,500-$3,000, liposuction removes fat while sculpting the body.

Veins holding you down? Opt for Vascular Laser Therapy — a safe, effective and non-invasive treatment to remove unsightly, broken, and dilated leg veins as large as 3.5mm in size. A fifteen minute session is $500 and more than enough time to rid legs of scary looking, spider veins.

STEP 5: Turn It Upside Down – The anti-aging benefits of yoga are becoming more apparent. Yoga improves circulation, removes tension from the body, corrects poor posture, strengthens abdominal muscles and that improved circulation may even decrease gray hair and help remove wrinkles from the face. Dr. Guida is such a fan, he practices everyday!

TO TRY:
Downward Dog – Start on hands and knees, wrists underneath shoulders and knees underneath hips. Curl toes under and push back raising the hips and straightening legs. Spread fingers out, let head hang, and move shoulder blades away from ears towards hips. Engage quadriceps strongly to take weight off arms, making this a resting position. Keep rear high and sink heels to the floor.

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Hot Beauty Trend: Ponytails!

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Instead of a formal updo, stars pony up on the red carpet in this simple yet sleek hairstyle.

The high ponytail has a lot of pull these days as stars like Angelina Jolie and Kate Bosworth transform the casual do into an elegant evening look.  The style is “sexy and fresh at the same time,” says Jeffrey Paul, who created Freida Pinto’s pretty pony recently for a Los Angeles event. To keep the look clean, hair should be “polished but not greasy,” says Paul. “Use little product to avoid an oily finish.”

How to style:

  1. Blow dry the hair in a backward motion with a medium-barrel boardbristle brush.
  2. Add a dab of smoothing cream or pomade and sweep hair into a high ponytail close to the crown of the head, using an elastic ponytail holder.
  3. For a finished look take a small section of hair, wrap around the band and secure with bobby pins.