HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- Say hello to clean, glowing skin with bold, colorful lips. So says Susan Giordano a renowned beauty expert and fashion industry veteran who owns Giordano Beauty in Hastings.
Among the looks she's loving for Spring 2016:
- A sheer mineral foundation to get your complexion glowing. For the lips, choose from pinks, oranges and cherry reds for a beautiful pop of color. Her advice? Go easy on the blush when wearing bright lip colors. Cream or liquid blushes with a sheer finish will compliment your glowing skin.
- Keep eye makeup simple: Skip the shadow but do curl lashes and add a coat of black mascara.
- The "endless summer" look is in complete with a bronzer/blush duo and softly shimmering lips with a hint of peach or pink depending on your skin tone. "The most flattering way to apply bronzer is to start at the temples and sweep your brush down along your cheeks," said Giordano. "It’s like forming the letter 'C.' To complete the look, lightly brush a little bronzer onto sides of forehead, bridge of nose and a bit on your chin. Keep in mind that bronzer is not blush! They are two entirely different things and they are not interchangeable. For the most believable looking bronze skin, you need to add a little color to your cheeks. Using the blush side of the compact, add a little color to the apple of your cheeks. Complete the look with a slick of shimmery gloss and a coat of black mascara.
- Dare to be bare. Try a moisturizing sugar scrub in the shower to keep body skin satiny smooth. For the rough bits like heels and elbows, invest in a rich body butter and be sure to apply daily. Look for ingredients like shea butter and aloe for the most intense conditioning.
Giordano Beauty Boutique is at 3 Spring St., (914) 693-2187, www.giordanobeauty.com/ .
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