Monday mornings usually start off with a big BLAH – however this Monday began with a BLAST in the Zodiac Room at Neiman Marcus on Michigan Avenue. Breakfast was served on Topaz colored tablecloths set with lovely white spring flowers. Estee Lauder Account Executive Gigi Kane, led a presentation on the Topaz ‘New Pure Color’ S12 Collection which was launched on the Spring runway at Derek Lam. Estee Lauder Makeup Director Tom Pecheux and Neiman Marcus Fashion Director Ken Downing collaborated to make this a truly unique assortment of colors.
What is the trend for makeup this spring – the neutral color yellow that presents a “kissed by the sun” look and teal that adds some pop. How is this fresh look created? Begin with a glamour yellow eye lined with teal, glowing apricot cheeks, strong brows (created by brushing a metallic eye shadow on the brows) and yellow gloss on the lips. Top all of this off with Lauder’s intense bronzer that is made with micro spun technology.
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair is celebrating its 30th birthday. Kane stated that every woman can be beautiful if you start with beautiful skin. The main goal of the night repair is to reduce wrinkles, redness and blotchiness along with improving moisture. Sounds like a miracle cream – sign me up.
I highly recommend the Private Collection perfume in scent tuberose gardenia – floral scents abound. Don’t miss out on the Sumptuous Extreme Lifting Mascara that is lightweight and clump free. Experience the amazing wand and see the magic, long lashes instantly.
Beauty alert: Coming this fall, Estee Lauder will launch a mascara with a double wand. The wand will have black mascara on one end to create fullness and width, and brown mascara on the other end to brighten the eye – ingenious. If you need an Estee Lauder fix now, head to Neiman Marcus from January 25-February 5 and get the Up Close Collection which includes a cork-print bag that closely resembles the Christian Louboutin cork-print pump. At the Estee Lauder counter a representative will reveal a top ten list, slightly different than that of Late Show host David Letterman. Learn the “Top 10 Things Everyone Should Know this Spring” about makeup. Spoiler alert – No. 7 “Spring Into Bronze” with Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Soft Shimmering Bronzer. The tip is “add shimmering bronzer all over to warm up winter pale skin. Use it as a highlighter on lids before eye shadow.” You will be glowing in minutes.
– Cindy Burns
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