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Tinted Moisturizers You Need This Season

As warmer weather rolls around, you may find that your usual moisturizer is too thick and heavy. Makeover Essentials has been on the lookout for some lighter alternatives, and we’ve uncovered some great products that suit any skin tone or type. Experiment with the following to identify the one that’s right for you.

For a fresh glow that gives a makeup-free appearance, look no further than the Perfecting Skin Tint from Glossier. It’s thin and breathable, yet enough to even out any discoloration (without hiding freckles and beauty marks). At $26, it’s affordable too!

The $44 Tinted Moisturizer from Laura Mercier is also a Makeover Essentials favorite. It was a tried-and-true moisturizer long before the advent of BB, CC, and EE creams, and when you try it you’ll understand why. It contains SPF 20 sunscreen as well as Vitamins C and E. If you are worried about acne, Laura Mercier offers an oil-free option.

If dry skin is your dilemma, we suggest the Extra SPA 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm from Bobbi Brown. At $56, it’s a bit pricier than the other options but well worth the investment. Use it to hydrate your skin while maintaining sheer coverage.

The last thing you need is a weighty moisturizer clogging your pores – especially when temperatures are high. Keep these Makeover Essentials recommendations in mind. You can find more at

How to Make White Jeans Work for Any Occasion

Jeans are a staple of just about everyone’s wardrobe, and white denim offers something special to any spring or summer attire. With the right style and accessories, you can wear it and make a splash anywhere. Follow these Makeover Essentials recommendations to get it right:

〈 For Vacation: After you’ve spent the day lounging by the pool or on the beach, put on a pair of white skinny jeans for a clean look as you stroll along the boardwalk. Mid-rise capris with a crop top, embroidered jacket, crocheted purse, and hoop earrings will come together nicely.

〈 When Running Errands: When Makeover Essentials beauty experts need to visit the post office, hit the bank, or pick up some groceries, white denim brightens the day. The jeans, with a light trench, comfortable sneakers, roomy bag, and attractive hairpiece make for a fun and productive afternoon.

〈 To Work: There’s no need to forego white jeans when office responsibilities beckon. Set them off with a button-down blouse, sleek pumps, and a blazer. A leather bag, vintage watch, and eye-catching belt make ideal accessories.

〈 On a Date: Get ready for an amazing evening with fitted white jeans; flashy, high-heeled sandals; a leather biker jacket; and a sequined top. You’ll feel confident and comfortable – all while turning heads!

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Get On Board With These Spring Beauty Tips

Winter may be dragging its feet, but we know spring isn’t far away. With that in mind, we’re going to be amply prepared when the sunshine does arrive! Our beauty experts have done the research, so we know how to welcome the season in style. To do the same, remember these Makeover Essentials beauty experts’ suggestions.

It’s been a while since matching sets have been looked upon favorably, and that’s because they often convey the impression of being too stiff and perfect. Matching attire is back in the spotlight, however, and there’s a secret to avoiding that overly put-together look. It’s simply a matter of prioritizing comfort. Sneakers and baggy shorts with a loose, breezy top will make you look appropriately laid back.

One-piece swimsuits were never really out of style, but certain cuts and patterns were definitely counted as fashion don’ts. These days, we’re happy to report that high-cut Baywatch-style suits are back in businesses. Feel free to get creative with ruffles, stripes, floral prints, and polka dots as well. Purposeful and proud is a Makeover Essentials motto!

It’s seems there’s also a unique attention to detail this spring season. If you look closely, you’ll find tassels and pom-poms dangling from jewelry, bags, purses, shoes, swimsuits and more. As you think about incorporating these details into your own ensembles, consider a few nautical accents too. Knotted cork heels and tied ropes on your belt buckle will set things off nicely.

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Have Fun With These Spring Break Fashion Trends

Sunny days and warm evenings are right around the corner, and our beauty experts can’t wait to enjoy a fabulous spring break! We’re up to speed on the season’s latest trends, and eager to share them with you as well. Look fashion-forward with these Makeover Essentials fashion recommendations:

  • White: Admittedly, white isn’t exactly the easiest color to keep clean, but if you’re careful you will make waves in such crisp apparel. Anything goes – shorts, blouses, tanks, jeans, dresses, skirts, hats, shoes, and other accessories.
  • Stripes: Striped attire, from jackets to swimsuits, is also in this year. Any bold and bright colors will work, but the traditional navy and white combinations are especially popular. Look for sailor shorts or off-the-shoulder tops with all sorts of stripe patterns. 
  • Pink: As a general rule, Makeover Essentials never discounts the power of pink. Most specifically, pale dogwood shades are gaining momentum. It’s a relatively muted, peaceful color, so contrasting it with something bold will make for a nice balance.
  • High Shoes: We aren’t just referring to heels here. Whether flip-flops, tennis shoes, loafers, or boots, lifted footwear is making a comeback. You can go several inches high if you dare, but even a small platform on your shoe will work.

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Get Up to Speed With the Best of the Grammys

There are a lot of events our Makeover Essentials fashionistas look forward to throughout the year, and the Grammy Awards ceremony is at the top of our list. From the fashion to the performances, and all sorts of exciting antics, we don’t miss a single moment. With that in mind, we’d like to highlight a few of the best features of the 59th show.

The Los Angeles Staples Center was emanating with glamour. The Weeknd, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Demi Lovato, Alicia Keys, Carrie Underwood, and – of course – Beyonce and Adele arrived to perform. Everyone from Makeover Essentials was especially moved by the love and respect these musical icons showed for one another.

As far as nominations go, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to learn that Beyonce was in the lead at nine. There was some close competition though, with Rihanna, Drake, and Kanye West each enjoying eight of their own nominations. Young Blue Ivy took a moment to share her singing voice, and we think it won’t be long before she receives a nomination of her own!

Finally, we think James Corden of “The Late Late Show” and “Carpool Karaoke” fame did a wonderful job as a first-time host of the awards show. He may have fallen down a flight of stairs, but he did so with absolute comedic grace!

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New York Fashion Week From a Front-Row Perspective

As far as Makeover Essentials is concerned, attending New York Fashion Week is always exciting. The chance to observe the action from the front row is another experience entirely. Laura Brown is one of the lucky few to land such as spot. We’re thrilled that InStyle magazines’ editor-in-chief is willing to discuss it.

The Sydney native has spent a decade and a half in New York, becoming a reputed figure in the world of fashion. That means in addition to attending the actual fashion shows – and taking advantage of backstage access – she enjoys designers’ dinners and other gatherings. Our Makeover Essentials beauty experts can’t help but feel a bit envious!

Every step of the way, Brown rubs elbows with some of the biggest names in fashion. There’s the editor of Vogue Arabia, Deena Aljuhani Abjulaziz. There’s also the founder of skin care brand Glossier, Emily Weiss. Brown has even met with the likes of actress Shay Mitchell, former Miss USA Olivia Culpo, and former Ralph Lauren head of communications Malcolm Carfrae.

Laura Brown’s job is to schmooze with the best in the business. Clearly, she does it well. Whether meeting up-and-comers or paying her respects to established designers, she’s always growing her knowledge base and seeking new content for her magazine.

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