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Favorites: Spring Beauty by Stephen Sollitto

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Spring's must-have beauty products

1. I always have to start with my favorite eyeshadow MAC Sketch. A great plum alternative to black and brown shadow. It doesn’t exactly read plum but it does make a difference in an over all look. Softer than black and more life to the skin than brown.

2. Peter Thomas Roth Max Anti-Shine Mattifying Gel helps control shine without having to add too much powder. I tap it on with a dry sponge on t-zone and under eyes as a finishing touch. It really does pull a face together.

3. Lancome Blush Subtil in Rose Boise. What spring list wouldn’t include a rose product? This blush for me has the perfect balance of color: pink but wearable.

4. Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer because healthy breathable skin looks good in every season.

5. To brighten up the eye this spring try Chanel Long Lasting eyeliner in Or Rose on your lower, inner eyes or in the inner corners or on the lids. This beautiful, brightening reflective pencil is the perfect shade for spring.

6. Benefit Get Bent Mascara in Black. I love lashes and think they they make the single most important difference on the face. They open up your eyes, support a good shadow or instead of shadow all together. And this mascara gets it done in one sweep. Ok, I’ve never done one sweep before as I love applying it but I imagine if you’re in a hurry you could do one sweep.

7. Hourglass Prodigy Hydrating Lip Gloss in Eden. The most wearable everyday lip gloss you will find.

8. If you’re aching for your summer tan but the weather isn’t cooperating just yet, try dusting Jouer SPF Bronzer in Perfect Tan at your forehead, temples, tip of nose, lightly across the cheeks for a healthy glow. This just warms up your face before your real tan takes over in July.

9. Also for the body I mix a drop of Lorac TANtalizer in with moisturizer to make the skin glow. The deeper your skin tone the more you can use of the product on its own. All exposed skin should be accounted for and this product makes it look healthy without being too shiny.

10. Any of these glosses from Jouer: Mirage (pictured), Wind, Hamptons (pictured), Tender, Nude, Malibu, Cherish or Bare Rose (pictured). There is no way to choose just one.

–Celebrity makeup artist Stephen Sollitto, whose clients include Amy Adams, Hailee Steinfeld and Noomi Rapace.

Favorites: Spring Beauty by Mai Quynh

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shop celebrity makeup artist Mai Quynh's top 10 products for Spring

1. NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Yu and Luxembourg – These are easy to apply lip pencils that are very creamy with a high color payoff. Bright pinks and reds are on trend for spring!
2. Tarte Aqualillies for Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner in Splash – Color is huge to wear on the eyes this spring. This teal green shade looks beautiful with any eye color and the formula is long wearing and waterproof!
3. CHANEL Mouche de Beaute Powder – This a sheer illuminating powder with golden pink highlights. It leaves your skin looking naturally sculpted.
4. Dior Diorskin Nude BB Cream– This is an SPF 10 cream that can improve your skin while evening out slight imperfections. It’s sheer texture is great for a no makeup look that leaves skin looking like skin.
5. Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Cocoa and Khaki – A high pigmented creamy eye pencil that goes on smoothly and dries without creasing. It’s easy to apply and blends nicely into the skin.
6. Dolce & Gabbana The Foundation Perfect Matte Liquid Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 – I love the soft matte feeling of this foundation. It has build-able coverage and is long wearing, perfect for spring!
7. Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Radiance Blush in Sweet Peach – This blush goes on sheer, which is great for a natural look. Sheer blush is nice for spring because it looks fresher on the skin.
8. Giorgio Armani Face & Eye Palette, Spring 2013 in Coral Bliss and Rose Bliss – These two palettes have a pop of color in either turquoise or lavender rose. The blushes and two other shadows are neutral to the rest of the face. Wear a pop of color as an eyeliner or smudged on the eyes. Remember to define your lashes!
9. NCLA Nail Wraps – These fun nail wraps are easy to apply and won’t damage your nails. They come in many different prints and colors and they lasts for weeks.
10. Fresh Rose Cleansing Foam – A foaming cleanser that takes off your makeup and doesn’t dry your skin. The rose scent is soft and refreshing for spring.

–Celebrity Makeup Artist Mai Quynh, whose clients include Reese Witherspoon, Jessica Chastain and Saoirse Ronan.

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