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Summer Skin & Makeup Survival Guide

Summer time is all about fun in the sun, but the frequent outdoor happy hours, weekend travel, and sweltering high temps will leave you feeling less than your best. We’ve rounded up best-selling beauty products that will help you put your best face forward at all times of the day and night.

Refresh a Tired Face: The sun is sizzling and so is your social life, resulting in one too many late nights. The result? You look and feel exhausted. Try the nyakio Kenyan Coffee Face Polish in the morning, which blends naturally energizing Kenyan Coffee with Jojoba to gently remove dull skin while providing antioxidant benefits. With Lemongrass and Neroli Oils, indigenous to Africa, this unique fusion leaves all skin toned, moisturized, soft and immediately radiant. nyakio Kenyan Coffee Face Polish wakes your skin up revealing fresh, more youthful-looking skin! ($34)

Transition from Day to Night: Happy hours are a staple of summer, but they leave you with little time to transition your look from day to night. Shifting from work to play is easy with a few essential makeup items in your purse. Try a bright fun lipstick like the brand new Laura Mercier Rouge Nouveau Weightless Lip Colour ($24). Or go with a bold, vibrant eye by applying Laura Mercier Crème Eye Liner in Violet or Canard ($22). Added bonus: both products are long-wearing, so you don’t have to worry about touch ups throughout the evening.

Repair While You Rest: Before crawling into bed for the night, slather on the cult-favorite RéVive Moisturizing Renewal Cream. Powered by RES and featuring Glycolic Acid, this powerful perfecting night cream gently exfoliates, retextures, renews and moisturizes facial skin. Its unique formula works overtime as you sleep, to help eradicate imperfections and visibly diminish fine lines, for a morning awakening to fresher, glowing, more beautiful skin. Now you can wake up and start your summer cycle all over again! ($175)

Get The Look: Zoe Saldana’s 1920′s Inspired Red Carper Look by Laura Mercier

Look by Vera Steimberg for Laura Mercier

Makeup artist Vera Steimberg drew inspiration from Saldana’s “amazing, glamorous” dress to create a 1920s-inspired beauty look for the star’s “Star Trek Into Darkness” movie premiere in London.

LIPS: Bold, red lips were the look’s focal point

  • Steimberg applied Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Portofino Red ($26) to Saldana’s lips to draw all attention to her pout, giving her a “bright, yet elegant final look.”

EYES: Steimberg balanced the dramatic lips with a “softer” look on the eyes

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Get The Look: Mila Kunis Steel Eye Shadow

InStyle Celebrity Beauty Tip:

Mila Kunis’s character in Oz: The Great and Powerful may be wicked, but we’d never know judging from the delicate nude lip and silver shadow she wore to the film’s London premiere. Drawing inspiration from her dress, the star’s makeup artist Tracey Levy picked up a metallic eye shadow that almost tipped to purple to give her look a feminine edge. “I chose a grayish lavender that works beautifully with her green eyes,” said Levy, who used Laura Mercier products. “It has a bit of silver, but the warmth from the lavender makes the color a little different.” Often times, chromatic shadows like Kunis’s look gorgeous in the pan, but fall flat when swept across your lids. The key to bringing out the dynamic shimmer is to start with a good eye shadow primer. In addition to keeping your shadow from creasing, the smooth base gives it a place to adhere and makes the color appear more pigmented. Applying the shadow in a sweeping motion increases fallout, causing the glitters to stick to your face instead of your eyes. Make sure to press the color onto your lids, then blend out any harsh edges using a dome-tipped shadow brush.

 

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Get The Look: Michelle Williams at the “OZ The Great and Powerful” London Premiere


Photography courtesy of Burberry

Michelle Williams “OZ The Great and Powerful” London Premiere
February 28, 2013
Look by Sabrina Bedrani for Laura Mercier

Makeup artist Sabrina Bedrani created a “young and fresh” makeup look for Williams, who stars in the upcoming movie, “OZ the Great and Powerful.” Bedrani stated, “My inspiration for the look always comes from the dress. Michelle was wearing a very colorful Burberry peacock feather dress, so I wanted to show some versatility in her makeup.”

EYES: Bedrani created enchanting eyes to complement Williams’ look.

  • Bedrani lined William’s upper and lower lash lines using Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Smoke ($24).
  • Next, she applied Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Grey Pearl ($24) to her eyelids to brighten the look.
  • Then, she filled in Williams’ eyebrows using Laura Mercier Eye Brow Pencil in Fair Blonde ($20) and used Laura Mercier Eye Brow Gel ($20) to define their shape.
  • Bedrani added the final touch of glamour by applying two coats of Laura Mercier Faux Lash Mascara ($24) to Williams’ top and bottom lashes.

FLAWLESS FACE: Bedrani kept Williams’ face “fresh and youthful.”

  • First Bedrani applied Laura Mercier Silk Crème Foundation in Cream Ivory ($43) to even out Williams’ complexion.
  • She then used Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage in SC-1 ($30) to conceal imperfections.
  • Bedrani then dusted Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder ($35) all over her skin to set the look.
  • Next she applied Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour in Heather Pink ($24) to the star’s cheeks for a healthy glow.

LIPS: A feminine lip to “complement the hue of the dress.”

  • Bedrani “dabbed a little” Laura Mercier Lip Stain in Scarlet ($20) to finish the look.
To learn more about the products used to create Michelle’s look or purchase head over to www.lauramercier.com.