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About kristenoldhamgiordani

Kristen Oldham Giordani is the former executive editor of TotalBeauty and former beauty director of Seventeen magazine and current west coast editor and founder of Beauty Editor On Call. Carrie Stern Kleiner is the former beauty editor of Quick & Simple magazine and YM magazine. She's the current east coast editor of BEOC.

Easter Egg-Inspired Manicure

Easter Nail Art

While I’ve already decided to sport a solid nail polish hue for my easter manicure (details coming soon), I love this multi-layered, tie-dyed easter egg-inspired nail art that the fabulous Jin Soon Choi cooked up. Here’s how she did it:

Step 1: File and shape your nails into a natural square or roundish shape.

Step 2: Apply a base coat. Try JINsoon Power Coat, $18

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Lupita Nyong’o’s “Sparkly Disco-Inspired Eyes” at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards

2014 MTV Movie Awards - Lupita Nyong'o

Leave it to Lupita Nyong’o (the newest Lancome ambassadress) to be brave and bold enough to pull off “disco-inspired eyes” at last night’s 2014 MTV Movie Awards. It helps that she has a fantastic makeup artist — Nick Barose — that she clearly trusts. If only we all had one of those in our back pockets to help us look our best during life’s big moments, right?! Anyway, Barose wanted to give her a sparkly eye to complement the rainbow of colors in her gown. Here’s what he used to create the look:

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Foundation: Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H in 550 Suede, $45.50

Concealer: Lancome Maquicomplet Concealer in Deep Suede, $30.50

Powder: Lancome Dual Finish Powder in 560 Suede, $38.50

Blush: Lancome Blush Subtil in Shimmer Tamarind, $30

Bronzer: Lancome Star Bronzer Palette from Lancome’s Summer 2014 Collection, $42

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Reader Rave: J.F. Lazartigue Colour Reflecting Hair Conditioner

j.f. lazartigue colour reflecting hair conditionerIf you’re a redhead or thinking about going red, today’s Reader Rave is totally up your alley. The product: J.F. Lazartigue Colour Reflecting Hair Conditioner in Copper, $26.

Why: “This Revived my red hair after one use, and lasted at least a week. It contains no peroxide and no ammonia. It stretches out the life of your color so flawlessly that people asked if I had gotten my hair done.” — Breean

Do you have a product worth raving about? Tell us about it by commenting below!

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Reader Rave: It Cosmetics Brow Power & Vitality Lip Flush

It Cosmetics Brow Power and Lip Vitality FlushOur second installment of reader raves (see the facial scrub that was yesterday’s fave) is for two It Cosmetics products. The It Cosmetics Brow Power, $24 and  It Cosmetics Vitality Lip Flush, $20. Here’s why …

“My two favorite products right now are both from the It Cometics brand. The Brow Power pencil creates a fuller-looking brow without appearing fake and painted on. And the other product is a lip conditioner called Vitality Lip Flush. It is a pale pink, which gives me a very natural-looking lip for those of us who have lost all color in our lips due to age. Awesome products!” — Jan

Do you have a beauty product you’d like to gush about? Please share!

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