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January / February 2014

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ne Beauty makeup tips Painted Ladies 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 Mitt Romney. "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 44 January/February 2014 KJ JanFeb14 Makeup.indd 44 Making a Difference Clockwise from top, Andrea Ducharme, 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, LuxeBeautique the correct brushes when and Tocca, among others. applying dark eye shadows. For 2014, "Neutrals, as 781-598-1777 "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 makeup artist." adds. "Women now want rich colors and photographs by zoe isaac 11/21/13 6:07 PM

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