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When it comes to makeup, most people want to look like themselves with a bit of “pop” – not as if they have on gobs of makeup. Sometimes you may want drama, but on most days, if you’re like most people, you probably want to look pretty natural. Here are some of my top tips for your bringing out the…

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This was a fun shoot I just did with Guggenheim Productions in New York City, working behind the scenes with GQ magazine and Uniqlo for Vogue TV. Stylists Brett Fahlgren and Cara Crowley showed us how to dress and accessorize for spring. I prettied everyone up! Images and tips from the day: Brett is GQ’s stylist who introduced the male looks…

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That would be makeup drama, I mean. Nothing stressful or upsetting. If you’re already full of drama, maybe now just channel it into your eyes – your dramatic, smoky eyes. Beauty Editor Carly Cardellino of Cosmopolitan magazine asked me to share my best tips for a smoky eye. Check them out here on  Cosmopolitan.com.

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One day I was walking down the street with some friends when we saw a woman with messy, unkempt hair (and not in a good way). My friend Paul says, “What! How hard can it be to just put your hair in curlers while you do your makeup then let it down and go?” The rest of us looked at…

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I am obsessed with sun protection. Obsessed. I will write about it until it gets boring. Probably it’s already boring. But it’s so important for both health and beauty that it must be said until it’s boring. Since it’s summer and we’re in the sun, it’s time for hats, sunglasses,  sunscreen and even protective clothing. In India one summer, I…

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Who gets to be gorgeous, talented and have a great personality? An old friend of mine used to say you get one or maybe two but not all three – she said the gods just don’t allow it. Which seems fair enough. But I recently had the opportunity to work with Tony Award winning Laura Benanti and I can tell you…

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The other day my friend called, upset that someone asked if she were pregnant (she’s not that sensitive so it wasn’t devastating but she wasn’t super excited about it either). And guess what? I knew exactly what she was wearing – an empire waist dress. Unless you are skinny or very young, this cut often makes people think you’re pregnant…

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Awhile back I was walking around Chelsea with my now-husband when he said, “There’s a queer guy.” If you don’t know, Chelsea is generally known as a gay area in New York City; my later-to be-husband is a beer-drinking, sports-watching guy. I was horrified. Did he just call someone “queer”? And in Chelsea? It was OK when my gay friends…

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I recently met a rabid fan of Broadway musicals (his name is Francois). I’ve never seen anything like it. His walls are papered with playbills starting from the 70s and he’s seen every Broadway show you can think of. When I told him I sometimes work with Laura Benanti he looked like he was going to faint. He then went…

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My 3-year old daughter Lucy, the beauty aficionado, is quite discerning when it comes to cosmetics. For example, she doesn’t like too much makeup – she will point and say, “too much.” And when she loves something, she loves it. You may think, “What does a 3-year old know?” Well, between her staunch and stubborn support for things she loves…

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