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Sheer Delight

By: Abby Penning
Posted: February 24, 2010, from the March 2010 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.
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Additionally, Katz is seeing a lip standby staying strong. “There’s the red lip look, which is transitioning out of the holiday look to something more fresh and bright. Orange is also a popular color, but it’s not always easy to wear,” she explains.

So, although the slew of colors can be shuffled and sorted through to suit any client’s needs, it’s important to take the time to work with each individual in order to find the lip look that is just right for her.

Spring ahead

Bringing together the brilliant colors of spring, cosmetics are a chance for your clients to express themselves and their excitement about the coming season without having to delve too deeply into their pocketbooks. “In general, with the economy still recovering, people are inclined to go with more of an understated look, but that’s what is great about cosmetics. For an evening or the weekend, you can get more creative with the colors,” Eiseman explains.

For clients—or even spas—that don’t want to invest in a whole new makeup collection, consider combining tried-and-true options with the refreshments of a brilliant mascara or a glossy lip color. Katz says, “Buy a bold color to add a little embellishment, and then stick with your basics for the rest of your makeup. Choose something that helps you look healthy and alive; that can really translate into feeling better about yourself, and—not to sound cheesy—but happiness is a key element of life.”

“There are lots of pops of good color, but overall, the look is meant to appear effortless,” Berry says. “It’s spring, so people still want to look good, but not like they tried too hard.” And Santucci notes, “When talking about trends, it’s important for every woman to find her own place within those trends. That’s where a quality professional comes in who should be able to offer the tips and tricks about wearing trendy makeup in a way that is wearable.”