September 2 2014

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These Products Will Put an End to the Winter Blues


dior-ss-2011-karlie-klossSummer is just around the corner…I think. And here to help make the most of it is Elizabeth Arden’s Summer Escape color collection. From the navy packaging to the sailor-inspired names, this line doesn’t shy away from its oceanic origins. “It could be about any beach in the world that a woman finds beautiful, luxurious, and relaxing—it’s all the things we want to feel,” says makeup artist Rebecca Restrepo. If that serene imagery (or the snow on the ground this week) doesn’t make you crave your own warm-weather escape, then the collection’s shimmery bronzer, cobalt mascara, and double-ended eyeliners will do the trick. “Once the light is brighter outside, you need more color,” says Restrepo. And color you shall receive if you dip into this range that features a vibrant combination of sky blue, coral, and sandstone guaranteed to give your winter pallor a much-needed boost.

But if the thought of shimmying into a bathing suit after months of cozy layers is your version of a nautical nightmare, take a cue from the brand’s style director Shoshanna Gruss and turn your bedroom into your very own dressing room. “Go online and order twenty suits—everyone has free returns! It’s so important to find ones that make you feel good and look beautiful. It’s not always about following a specific trend. Instead, do some research and figure out what works best for you.” For an extra boost of confidence, Restrepo recommends adding a little glow. “Just a light wash of cream-based products and you’re good to go. They feel sexier on the skin.”

To see our must-haves from the collection, click here.

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