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Paint the town Red! ❱❱


his season, it’s all about experimenting, says Victoria DiPietro, a professional makeup artist with more than 20 years in the business. Owner of Bella Angel, a makeup company with locations in Philadelphia and South Jersey, Victoria says she has to keep up on what’s hot to make sure her clients always look their best. “Our brides are counting on us to be up-to-date and in-the-know,” she smiles. Everyone has a unique style but there are some classic looks that will never grow old.

Smokey Eyes A super sexy look that will never disappear. Chanel and Tom Ford chose this look for their runway models. If done properly, this “I was up all night partying” look will be the hot topic this summer. If you don’t want to use black or charcoal colors, try purples mixed with light lavender or browns with gold. The Cat Eye A fun look that’s popular this season. Uses black liquid eyeliner that is slightly flicked or exaggeratedly winged out like the models of Yves Saint Laurent. This look is not for everyone so draw your cat eyes accordingly. Flash of Color. Maybe you like blue but don’t want to use it all over your eye. Try using it as an eyeliner just on the bottom of your eye. The crazier the color blue, the better! Red is another color eyeliner that you’ll see used along with bright oranges. Apply it on top as a liner or on the bottom. Never both. Artists for designers like Dior, Peter Som and Fendi used strips of leather, satin stickers and lipstick in place of traditional eyeliner to get that flash of color look on the runway.

by Victoria DiPietro

I SEE RED! Red is the rage this spring and summer and your face will thank you for it. No need to do anything else to achieve this look. The key is to pair it with little or no makeup. Different textures will create different results. Wear a red pencil lip liner all over for a toned-down look or a lip gloss, stain or balm. If you want a more intense, more dramatic look, wear red lipstick and add your gloss on top. Doesn’t matter what shade of red you choose or the application. Red is really hot this season, so explore your options. Keep it Clean If you don’t wear makeup but want your face to look flawless, there are many options to help you master the “no makeup” look. Start out with healthy skin. Wash your skin with a gentle facial wash like Purpose Gentle Cleansing Wash. It’s soap-free, removes dirt, oil and won’t sting your eyes. It’s gentle enough to remove makeup without stripping and drying your skin. At $6 for 6 ounces, it’s a steal. Next up, a good skin cleanser followed by a hydrating moisturizer like Purpose Dual Treatment Moisturizer Lotion with an SPF 15. The water-based, greaseless product has just the right amount of moisture to keep you glowing all season. Barely There. If you prefer a barely there makeup look this season, follow the lead of fashion designers Marni, Donna Karan, Chloe and Valentino. They used a pinky nude lipstick and blush and passed on mascara and foundation. It doesn’t get any easier than that. Victoria DiPietro and Bella Angel are members of the Philadelphia RowHome (PRH) Business Network.

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