Here are some of the products and new colors that will help you look and feel good all Spring and Summer (and beyond):
The 16 Hr Lip-Stain ($4.99) is a felt-tipped “lip marker” that dispenses a long-wearing, matte color that honestly, truly, stays put for hours. Ten shades offer intense color that won’t transfer onto clothing, napkins, cups…your lover?…..The fine tip makes precise application easy. What I love about these, besides the intense color, is the fact that unlike a regular lipstick, these lip stains won’t run into the fine lines that a lot of us have around our lips. You can even use a shiny lip gloss over them without fear. The downside is that they are feel a bit sticky and look slightly dull without an over-gloss, but they do their duty when you can’t find the time to re-apply. Brides, hikers, even surfers will covet these. Most of the shades are in the red to berry categories, and fairly bright, but there are also some “sweeter” colors including a very pretty light pink “Persistent Pink,” that adds just a hint of “I’ve just finished a cherry ice” look to lips. On the opposite site of the spectrum, “Rock on Ruby” is a bright, warm red that gives you bold lips without the worry of the color fading or running. Add a slick of clear shine (or shimmery gold) for a party-perfect pout and “Forever Mine Wine” is a trendy, deep wine that will make a statement, whether it’s worn on a pale complexion, or a deep one.
Traditionalists who love wanded lip glosses will find NYC Liquid Lipshine ($1.99) to be an easy alternative to the newer, “marker” type long wear lip product. It arrives in a traditional lip gloss tube with sponge-tipped wand, but the sponge is longer and thinner than most, making it much easier to apply the product, precisely. The “shine” is less patent-leather than pearly. While there are some intense color such as “Fashion Avenue Fuschia” deeply berried “Midtown Mulberry” and the nearly black/plum “Wine n Dine,” the rest of the colors are nudes, peaches and wearable pinks, plus “Citys Clear,” a clear gloss. A universally flattering color for Summer is “Big Apple Spice,” a shimmering copper. For the very pale, the light and pearly “Prospect Pink” will charm you.
If eyes are your focus, feast your vision on bargain palettes from NYC New York Color ($4.99) with everything you need to make your eyes look trendy and pretty, with a unique twist: each palette is color coordinated with products that are created particularly to enhance blue, brown, or green eyes. While you can certainly use any of the palettes and look pretty, the idea is that the four eye shadow shades, plus a primer and illuminator (the same in all three palettes) will produce the best results for your special eye color. Although the compact is plain, I like the slim, shape and clear plastic cover featuring a clear, plastic overlay that shows you what the products are. Update for this season, the colors reflect runway trends in an easy to use, manner. For example, “942 Smokey Blues” for blue eyes has a surprising collection of taupe, shimmery brown and deep lid colors coupled with a golden peach highlighter.” While “943 Smokey Greens” has similar color choices, but in slightly bolder and deeper intensity, while the #941 Smokey Browns” palette provides an overall color choice of greyed tones. The color look very intense, but they apply with a light touch, so you can layer more, or just use a wash of color. These versatile palettes also benefit your skin with green tea extract, and Vitamins A & E. If you want to try just one intense color that is ripped right from the runway looks, NYC New York Color’s latest, available in June and July 2011, are single-pan Eye Love New York Mono Eye Shadows, $2.99 . Ten single pan, limited edition eye shadows in bold colors give you crease resistant, bold color that make it fun to try something new and fun, without too much of an investment. For example, “Buzz List” is a bright, rose-red that works as an accent, or go all-out and color your lids with a swath of color, and “High Street” is a clear, bright sea blue, for the look that made it onto many designer’s runways. The deep purple, lime green, or intense blue in this collection makes a fantastic shadow liner that lets you try color without going crazy. They’re just a lot of fun! TIP: Don’t be afraid to mix and match.
Finish your eye look with a fringe of great lashes. NYC New York Color has six to seriously consider, starting with perhaps the least expensive mascara on the market: Sky Rise Lengthening Mascara at just $1.99. Yes, it’s crazy-cheap, but a “lift and stretch” technology offers lash-lengthening benefits. City Curls Mascara $2.99 gets a bit of a curl into even stick-straight lashes, thanks to a curved brush that helps eliminate clumping. Two mascaras for just $3.99 offer volume in both regular and waterproof formulas. Show Time Volumizing Mascara claims to boost lash thickness up to 8X and has a strengthening, “DuoPlay complex” and a softening 3D AquaWeb System. While the 8X thicker lashes isn’t something I can actually quantify, it makes a great, all-around mascara that colors well, and that you really can afford to replace regularly, as you should. For $4.99 NYC New York Color has a High Definition Separating Mascara and a High Definition Volumizing mascara. The Separating Mascara comes in a bright yellow tube and claims to lift lashes up to 70% with the help of the plastic, precision brush. It definitely makes lashes and your eyes, look alive. The Volumizing mascara arrives in a bright orange tube. It is supposed to lengthen and lifts with a claim of up to 10X with the help of a plastic precision brush. While there is no way to quantify the amount of lift or volume precisely, for under $5.00 either of these mascaras will lift, color, and separate lashes well, without a major outlay of cash. Any one of the NYC New York Color Mascaras will please you with flattering results.
Visit your favorite drugstore or mass market retailer or http://www.newyorkcolor.com/
For more amazing, affordable, new, NYC New York Color Makeup, Check Out What’s New For Face and Nails in Part II, coming June 9th! Don’t miss it!!!!