With each new year
comes inspiration for an
altogether different look.
By Deborah Geiger
"look at your makeup the same way
you look at your wardrobe," says Andrea
Ducharme of The Makeup Artists, a
Boston-based makeup artist and hairstylist collective. "Great makeup can help you
feel more put together."
Having represented such brands as
Clinique, Trish McEvoy, Estée Lauder,
and MAC Cosmetics, Ducharme has
more than 20 years' experience creating
makeup looks, for both bridal and commercial clients as well as high-profile
subjects such as Miss Massachusetts and
"We are certainly seeing spring trends
already—electric blue is a hot new color.
Applied as eyeliner or eyeshadow, the
color looks amazing. Another color trend
we are seeing is bright matte orange for
the lips," she says. These bold colors can
be customized for anyone's lifestyle. "It's
all about balance," Ducharme says. "The
professional woman might tone down a
bold matte lipstick with a sheer gloss—
take a trend and make it your own." She
also encourages women of all ages to
experiment with a wide range of looks,
colors, and styles. "Makeup can be worn
at any age," she notes.
Amy Brackman, owner of luxury spa
and makeup studio LuxeBeautique in
Swampscott, has a few pointers as well.
"We offer an oxygen facial. It hydrates and
plumps the skin and gives it a gorgeous
glow," she says. "After that, you don't need
that much makeup. The skin looks absolutely flawless."
With 20 years of experience applying
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Clockwise from top,
electric blues and bright
oranges are popular; rich
colors are spring trends;
and Amy Brackman
are going for matte shadows in vibrant,
makeup to brides, sports teams, moddark colors such as navy, charcoal gray,
els, and musicians, Brackman recently
and dark brown. I always tell women to
unveiled the new cosmetic LuxeBeautique
practice putting on their new
line, in addition to carrying
makeup." She advises using
Rodial, Luzern, Malie Kauali,
the correct brushes when
and Tocca, among others.
applying dark eye shadows.
For 2014, "Neutrals, as
"You'll need a small brush,"
well as purples and plums,
The Makeup Artists
she says. Creating definition
for the lip are in demand,"
is what makes your eyes pop."
says Brackman. "Matte is
Brackman's key advice
also big right now for both
this year is to try something completely
lips and eyes, and red is coming on strong."
different. "Change your makeup, your
"For the spring, we're not going to see
hair, your whole look. Have fun—be a
light or shimmering colors," Brackman
adds. "Women now want rich colors and
photographs by zoe isaac
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