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You,Better!™ with Ceslie Armstrong


Editor-in-chief Ceslie Armstrong's  "Insider" tips from NY Fashion Week on how-to take the "runway to reality" and stretch your holiday budget without sacrificing style. Her solution: wear one "LBD" (Little Black Dress) and get three very different looks for three different occassions.
   
"Daytime Chic"--for the daytime office party

"Modern Elegance"--for school and business social events

"New Year's Eve Glamour Girl"--for social parties with spouse or date-night out including New Year's Eve



In this story--the products, tips, how-to and where to buy for all of the products and styling seen in the video:

MAKE-UP AND HAIR RUNWAY-INSPIRED LOOK & QUALITY—ALL UNDER $10 PER PRODUCT

EYE MAKE-UP
CESLIE'S YOU,BETTER! TIPS:

Textures and Colors = Runway Inspired Modern Makeup

Always start with lid foundation/base

Pigment rich, blendable shades that are crease-resistant wear longer

A "smoky eye" can be achieved in any complementary colors

Go for "shimmer" not "glitter"

BLEND BLEND BLEND

Layer on color-Start light for daytime and ADD layers into the evening
You can always ADD but TAKING AWAY is a disaster

CESLIE'S PRODUCT PICK:
HIP Shadow Duo L'Oreal Paris


HIP (HIGH INTENSITY PIGMENTS) METALLIC SHADOW DUOS by L'OREAL PARIS


--HIP High Intensity Pigments Metallic Shadow Duos come in color-coordinated duos with luminous, high-pearl metallic finishes that allow you to create a new twist on the modern, smoky eye.
--Each perfectly coordinated duo pairs complementary shades that apply smoothly and evenly to create a striking look.  Sweep the lighter shade all over for luminous color while using the darker shade to contour and define the eye for a complete look that delivers maximum impact.
--As with all HIP High Intensity Pigments eye shadow duos, the rich, blendable shades are crease-resistant and offer long-wear, color-true color.
--Available at mass market retailers nationwide for a suggested retail of $7.00.

Double Extend Mascara L'Oreal

DOUBLE EXTEND BEAUTY TUBES MASCARA by L'OREAL PARIS

--Features “tubing” technology for salon-inspired lash extensions…the first time within the mass market.
--Nourishing basecoat made with Ceramide R and D-Panthenol helps replenish lashes, and silky micro-fibers help visibly extend them up to 80 percent.
--Ultra lengthening tube topcoat with gel-polymer base completely envelops each individual lash, create “tubes” of color
--The mascara’s custom brushes are made with patented fibers so that they stay flexible while extending the conditioner and the color way beyond the lashes
--Removes with warm water alone. The long-wear, mess-free formula actually lists off in little tubes.
--under $10

LIPS
CESLIE'S YOU,BETTER! TIPS:

Always start with lip foundation/base—holds color in place and protects lips with SPF and creates even tone (you can always use the same one you wear on your face!)

Dewy wet looking lips never go out of style—skip the sticky or sparkley type

You only need one liner shade and it should match your natural lip color

One sheer shade for daytime-same sheer shade over lipstick for nighttime

CESLIE'S PRODUCT PICK:

L'Oreal Jelly Balms

HIP (HIGH INTENSITY PIGMENTS) JELLY BALMS by L'OREAL PARIS


--HIP High Intensity Pigments Jelly Balms offer a fun, lusciously playful way to inspire and create a beautiful lip look that perfectly complements the bold HIP High Intensity Pigments eye collections.
--Available in six shades, Jelly Balms have a super-conditioning formula that provides the moisturizing benefits of a lip balm with an enticing pop of sheer color.
--Lips take on a shiny, satin finish that looks healthy and soft when worn alone, or adds drama and fullness when layered on top of any lipcolour.
--The non-greasy, non-sticky balm is packaged in a distinct translucent round vial, making it easy to take your color anywhere so lips stay moisturized and healthy-looking.
--Available at mass market retailers for a suggested retail of $9.00


HAIR
CESLIE'S YOU,BETTER TIPS:

Over-condition hair the day before an event and use no conditioner day of the event to create volume

Don't use too much product on roots when changing styles throughout the same day

Highlights are an easy change that lasts longer than all-over single process color

A high-ponytail is the secret "base" for professional hairstylists to create several looks (ponytail, updo, twist, bun all begin with a high-ponytail)

Don't be afraid to back-comb the ponytail

CESLIE'S PRODUCT PICK:

Feria

FERIA MULTI-FACETED SHIMMERING HAIRCOLOUR by L'OREAL PARIS


--lets you to apply color like a pro and makes it possible to have beautiful, multi-faceted, shimmering haircolour with triple highlights.
--Féria Haircolour was the first major brand to create a fashion-forward selection of shades.
--With a professional applicator tip, color application is clean, easy and precise.
--Shade-specific conditioner for Feria’s four color families: Blonde, Black, Brunette and Red
--Available at mass market retailers for a suggested retail of $9.99


HERE'S HOW-TO GET A RUNWAY-INSPIRED LOOK BY STYLING ONE LBD (LITTLE BLACK DRESS) THREE DIFFERENT WAYS

CESLIE'S YOU,BETTER TIPS:

Choose the most flattering, comfortable and confidence-building silhouette for your shape and body

Start with foundation/underpinnings that are lightweight + breathe

Embellished elements on dresses are always in-style (metallics, crystals, sequins) but not TOO many--think subtle and chic!

Textured fabric (lightweight velvet, lace, wide pleates) are always interesting and photograph well

Choose one with a basic collar and sleeves that work well under a jacket or alone

CESLIE'S FAVORITE DESIGNER PICK FOR HOLIDAY "LBD" 2009:

Ashleigh Verrier

Designer ASHLEIGH VERRIER
shown here in her Fashion District studio in Manhattan with her mother Jude



ACESSORIES

CESLIE'S YOU,BETTER TIPS:

Obvious color matching is boring and old

Mood + theme inspired are fun and youthful

Spend money on classics NOT trends

Metallics are forever—modern twist is to mix metals

One "feel-good" accessory to remind you to feel confident, feminine and strong

Verrier My Promise Bracelet

Ceslie's favorite "feel-good" bauble right now is designed by Verrier--the "My Daily Promise" cluster of Swarovski crystals shine as a reminder to take Calcium for strong bones and health

CESLIE'S SECRET FASHION WEEK TIP FOR BEAUTY FROM THE INSIDE OUT: VIACTIV CALCIUM CHEWS

STRONG BONES = A GORGEOUS MODEL-LIKE POSTURE TO WEAR YOUR CLOTHES WELL

CLICK HERE FOR ASHLEIGH VERRIER'S GUIDE TO STAYING STYLISH AND STRONG

ZAPPOS.COM HAS THOUSANDS OF CHOICES AND PRICE POINTS

"Daytime Chic"--for the daytime office party

Calvin Klein Sadee

Calvin Klein – Sadee 
$139.95

Dooney and Bourke Zebra Hobo

"Modern Elegance"--for school and business social events

Stuart Weitzman Dolly

Stuart Weitzman – Dolly 
$295

Liz Claiborne Bow Clutch

Liz Claiborne - Bow All in One Crinkle Patent
$72

"New Year's Eve Glamour Girl"--for social parties with spouse or date-night out including New Year's Eve

Betsey Johnson Diza

Betsey Johnson – Diza
$200

Michael Kors MK Shield Sling

MICHAEL Michael Kors - MK Shield Sling
$128.95

Kate Spade - Spring Island Kaylee

Kate Spade - Spring Island Kaylee

Black or Hot Pink $299

Cole Haan Genevieve

Cole Haan - Genevieve Large Dome Wristlet
Light Copper Weave $224.95

A Special Thank You to Momentum Woman™ Caroline Alexa McBride for being our "role-model" in the featured TV segment.

Ms. McBride is the C.O.O. of Behind The Burner.

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