Want to get a little beauty advice for the new fall season? Now there's a new must-have to add to your fashion shopping list: "Seventeen Ultimate Guide To Beauty: The Best Hair, Skin, Nails & Makeup Ideas for You," by Ann Shoket (Running Press, July 2012, $19.95).
Packed full of advice, the editors of this popular magazine have combined the best beauty tips into 187 colorful pages, illustrated with top industry professional secrets, celebrity photos and easy-to-follow makeup and hair trends. And you don't have to be a teen to get inspiration from this book – a woman of any age can take a few cues from these experts to look great this fall.
"I love a great beauty haul," admits Shoket, editor-in-chief of Seventeen magazine. "But what happens when you get those new products home? What are you supposed to do with that new smoky-eye kit? How do you get that intricate fishtail braid you saw online? Let's be honest: Beauty can be sort of intimidating."
But don't worry. These editors have put it all together for you in one book. Here are some of their best tips:
–Statement-making fuchsia lips stand out on their own. Keep the rest of your makeup light for a romantic feel.
–Pair lush lashes with strong eyebrows. Fill them in with a brow pencil. Brush through the hairs to blend.
–A touch of cool, icy sparkle on our eyes, paired with a warm coral lip, makes for one hot look.
–Get a radiant look by combining highlighter above the cheekbones with a contouring sweep of bronzer below them.
–A shot of gloss to the center of the lips makes your lips extra pouty.
–Mattify any lipstick color. Blot the color with a tissue and lightly dust a translucent powder over your lips.
–For a doe-eyed effect, pair fluttery lashes with a swipe of shimmery shadow just on the inner corners of your eyes.
–For pretty radiance, mix a little glitter with moisturizer on your hand. Smooth on your shoulders and décolletage.
–Make plucking eyebrows easier and less painful. Look for tweezers with a slanted tip — they're better at grabbing hairs.
–Dab concealer onto your eyelids before you apply shadow to prevent fading and smudging.
–If your red lips fade, use a lip brush to fill them in. Adding another whole coat can make them look gunky.
–Get an edgy look by embracing elements that are strong, daring and undeniably cool. It could be as easy as adding a swipe of crazy-bright liner or wearing neon lipstick with gunmetal shadow. Just be sure to contrast striking touches with a bit of softness.
–Let the bright colors of autumn inspire your look. Leafy metallic eyes hit the right note.
Sharon Mosley is a former fashion editor of the Arkansas Gazette in Little Rock and executive director of the Fashion Editors and Reporters Association.
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