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A Fresh Face in Three Steps

If you’ll be out all night and need to look good the next morning, here are a few foolproof tricks to keep you looking your best. 1. Prepare before you walk out the door. Leave makeup-removing wipes (Josie Maran Bear Naked Wipes, $12, Sephora Town Square), eye drops (Naphcon A, $11.79, CVS Pharmacy, 3758 Las Vegas Blvd. South) and water by the bed. At the very least, when you get in, you can swipe your makeup off, put in drops and rehydrate with a glass of water. It’ll make a huge difference the next day and save precious sleep Read More

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Tell It to My Heart

Don’t stress about how to prepare for the year’s biggest date night. Vegas Seven experts Kate and Marco, also known as Style Congress, gather their list of tips and tricks on what to wear, items to bring and how to ensure this Valentine’s date isn’t your last. The Verdict: For Her It’s easy to get stuck in the same beauty routine day in and day out. But what if your beauty go-to’s are standing in the way of hooking Mr. Right? With these helpful tips, you’ll be ready to turn some heads and possibly break some Read More

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Just add red bow

Top beauty brands have released their holiday gift sets packed with fabulous products at a great price. And while these sets are perfect giveaways, there is no shame in taking advantage of this once-a-year deal for you. With the holiday season fast approaching, here are seven gift sets I love: Philosophy Sweet Kisses and Merry Wishes. This set includes travel sizes of your favorite Philosophy products in the holiday season’s sweetest new scents. $36, available at

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Don’t Be Tardy for the Party

Whether you’re planning on partying it up on New Year’s Eve by shutting down the club, or ringing in 2012 at a more intimate affair, follow these tips from the Style Congress—fashion expert Marco D’Angelo and beauty maven Kate Stromberg—to create a full-proof fashion and beauty plan. The Verdict: For Her With New Year’s Eve almost upon us, it’s time to embrace your inner disco ball and dazzle your way into 2012. 1. Metallic Read More

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Masking our imperfections

One of the most sought-after beauty finds is the perfect concealer. It’s typically used for under-eye and small skin imperfections. Today, more than ever, concealer formulas have been transformed into more than just a camouflage. Many brands are adding skin-firming properties as well as vitamins to help rejuvenate the skin while covering flaws. Brightening additives have also been added to combat sallow Read More

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Looks to fall for

As summer sets and autumn promises cooler days ahead, beauty innovations are flooding the market. From unique butterfly-wing and deer-print false eyelashes to metallic shadows that will take your look cosmic, a whole new visage awaits you this season. Here’s a sampler: Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eye Shadow. The highlight of the season, these silky smooth shadows are cream to powder, and with six amazing fall shades, you can change your look virtually every day of the week. $36, at Dillard’s in Fashion Read More

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Mix and match your way to a fresh look

As I have been helping my clients get ready for the summer season, I have found myself reinventing a lot of what they already own. It’s been a fun process, and we’ve been doing a lot of pattern mixing. For most, this is a scary process, and men seem to be OK with it more than women. With summer’s overabundance of prints, it’s important to have the confidence to mix patterns and to be able to set yourself apart from the Read More

Summer Survival Guide: Beauty

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That Golden Glow

1 .Urban Decay Baked Bronzer.Bronzer is probably the most purchased summer beauty product. This one will give you that tan you have been dreaming of without the orange streaks. $26, at Sephora at the Venetian. 2. Surf Baby! Collection MAC Cosmetics Cheek Powder in My Paradise.Nothing says summer like the annual collections by our favorite brands. Surf’s up this season with a cheek powder that will give you just the right amount of color. $28. Available May 26 at MAC, Town Read More

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Get your pack on: seven tips for travel season

When we travel, wouldn’t it be nice to have a staff toting our Louis Vuitton steamer trunks full of treasures? Most of us do not have this luxury, and with the travel season upon us, here’s how to pack perfect. My personal packing feat was getting a client set for a two-week African safari, hanging with wild animals by day and partying like a rock star by night. All of this had to be done in less than 27 pounds. It can be done! Here’s Read More

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It’s in the Hair

Angus Mitchell is a hair legacy. His father Paul Mitchell was one of the 20th century’s most famous hairdressers. In 1980, when Angus was 10 years old, his father partnered with businessman John Paul DeJoria to form John Paul Mitchell Systems, a company that produces innovative styling products, and operates salons as well as beauty schools Read More

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A New Season of Makeup

Spring is a good time to start purging your cosmetics bag. Throw away old makeup and add in new staples—new season, new you. Stash away the dark eye shadow and Vampira paint until fall. Smoky eyes, matte skin and dark lips give way to a spring glow. This season is all about color. From hot pink to neon green, spring does not discriminate in its array of Read More

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A New Era in Beauty: HD Makeup

Beauty trends come and go, but I—along with most of the other makeup artists I work with—are hoping that HD (high-definition) makeup is here to stay. With most television programs being shot in HD, cameras are now magnifying our skin six times more than the human eye is capable of seeing. As a result, professional artists are required to use makeup that not only gives a flawless texture and reflects light, but that is able to cover redness and imperfections to a high Read More

Youth in a Bottle?

Anti-aging skin-care products are a billion-dollar industry. Every day consumers are exposed to endless amounts of creams and potions that claim to rejuvenate the skin, eliminate wrinkles and leave a youthful glow. Each product says it’s the next big breakthrough. What’s next, an anti-wrinkle cream sample with your latte at Read More

Sizzling Summer Beauty

It’s summer, and what was hot for fall just won’t make the cut. Now is the time to revamp your bathroom counter with all the latest and greatest face-forward gear. During a recent visit to Las Vegas, Project Runway staple and L’Oréal spokesman Collier Strong dished on all the don’t-miss products for summer while visiting the nation’s most highly trafficked Walgreens, at the Palazzo on Las Vegas Read More