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I just got back from a very brief trip to NYC…. while there, I attended the New York premiere of Hairspray (and actually enjoyed it!), dined with friends, and hit up a couple of New York’s fabulous new hotspots (Beatrice and Rose Bar are my faves).

For the premiere, I opted for the sultry summer red look – red dress, red lips. On my lips I used Cover Girl’s Mocha Mist, 235 and topped it off with Kiehl’s Golden Berry Light Lip Gloss. Summer hair calls for no fuss… thus, I ran a comb through it, applied some of the Kerastase oil and let it air dry.

Here’s a pic of me and my date for the evening, the ultra talented Duncan Sheik (his Broadway play, Spring Awakenings won an amazing 8 Tony Awards… if you’re in New York, you MUST see it! It’s genius!):

(Sarah Howard and Duncan Sheik – just friends!)

For a night out with the girls, I wanted to look a little edgier – classy with a rock and roll edge. I chose summer dark eyes (not black, but a greyish, olive color) and light lips. Again, no fuss, au natural hair. On my eyes, I started with Nars’ All About Eve, a fabulous, opalescent base, then painted the crease with MAC’s Saturnal Frost (from their limited edition Summer collection – I adore this color! It makes my golden eye color really pop!) I used Express GLIMMERsheer from Beauty Addicts on my brow bone and my cheek bone. It’s an awesome pearlized highlighter that I adore. I chose Nars’ Outlaw for my cheeks (a little dark for summer but I figured hey, I’m single… I wanna attract some attention). And I ended with my new favorite mascara… Cover Girl’s Volume Exact in Black. The wand is rubber allowing you to really get close to the lashes edges. Plus it makes my lashes super long without that hideous clumping!

Here’s a couple of computer pics:

(Sarah’s face)

(Sarah’s face – CU)

***Arrived home to a massive package of MAC’s two new lines… FLASHTRONIC and RUSH METAL… will post my favorite products with pics tomorrow (hopefully!) WE LOVE MAC!***


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How could we ever dislike a product line aptly named, Beauty Addicts?!
We can’t!

After trying an array of their fun and fresh colors, we’ve found a few favorites that have subsequently become permanent staples in our make-up drawer!

Beauty Addicts is, “an effortlessly elegant color system of palettes using shades and textures that complement each other with timeless style and an of-the-moment edge.”

If it’s all about the presentation, then Beauty Addicts scores major points with theirs… Each palette comes beautifully packaged in a shimmering bag bedazzled with faux jewels. But the real treat is what’s inside the bag.

Take, for example, the Express GLIMMERsheer – Luminizer, a dual color palette consisting of “glimmer – a soft focus luminizing luster for a sun-kissed, elegant sheen, and sheer – a crystal clear luminzer that hydrates and enhances glowing skin.” What does this mean? Well, you can highlight and luminize eyes, cheeks or lips with one part shimmer and the other part gloss. I love the way it accentuates my cheekbones. I also used on my brow bone to give my eyes a mini “life” effect.
The duo comes in four shades: Glow, Express, Motivate and Seduce. Express, the one I have is a golden hue and compliments a sun-kissed complexion equisitely!

Another product I adore from this practical line is the Mineral Sheer Tint with SPF 20. It’s a mineral-based tinted foundation/ moisturizer that is oil-free and hypoallergenic. I have super sensitive skin that tends to get blotchy (ugh!), so I’m always looking for a quick, non abrassive way to even out my skin tone and this product did the trick! It stayed on all day and made my skin look so even and beautiful, I was jealous of my own reflection!!!

Fans of the line include, Sharon Stone, Mya and Zooey Deschanel.

To check out the entire line, CLICK HERE.

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