From the Style Desk: Spring makeup

Style editors Deborah Fulsang and Tiyana Grulovc dish on this season's bold beauty statement

Every month, get the inside scoop straight from Chatelaine senior style editor Deborah Fulsang and assistant style editor Tiyana Grulovic. Have a question? Leave a comment below and you could inspire next month’s convo!

On 2/25/08 11:18 AM, “Deborah Fulsang” wrote:
Spring makeup is all about colour, so for lips, eyes, cheeks and nails, let’s dish on what we can’t resist:

For lips, I love sheer glosses and lipsticks that look bold, but actually go on almost transparently with the prettiest, barely there tint of colour. Clinique has a great one, aptly called Butter Shine Lipstick. It’s emollient and super-sheer and comes in wearable colours such as Fresh Watermelon, a sexy pinky-red shade.

For weekends, I can’t get by without my Lancôme Juicy Tubes lip glosses. Besides their delicious, almost-edible flavours, they come in flattering almost-bare shades that are shiny, but not icky-sticky. My pick is Fifth Avenue Frosting, a pretty rose gloss that’s casual, but also bare enough to be worn with a sexy made-up eye for evening.


On 2/25/08 11:27 AM, “Tiyana Grulovic” wrote:
I guess I’m in touch with my inner Boca Raton retiree, because I can’t help myself around coral-coloured lipstick. This spring, my lips will be drenched in Sephora’s Lip Attitude in Glamour. It has a beautiful creamy texture and sheer finish. Personally, I prefer lipsticks to glosses for colour, but if you want a just-better-than-natural look, I love Maybelline New York ShineSeduction Gloss in Apricot Aura.

Corals look best when set against bronze skin. So try a creamy liquid bronzer like Estée Lauder’s new Bronze Goddess. Apply only to the areas of your face where you tan, and slather some on your shoulders or décolletage if you’re wearing something skimpy.