Color receives more than lip service from artist

LINDA MILLER Modified: July 9, 2009 at 8:10 am •  Published: July 9, 2009


For women who have worn neutrals the past decade or longer and are a bit timid about color, he suggests starting with a pigmented gloss. It’s usually lighter and softer but will introduce a bit of boldness into a wardrobe.

"I always try to encourage people to get something completely different than what they have in their drawer at home.”

He suggests softer cheeks if you go with a bold lip, but he always likes a splash of color on the eyes.

The idea is to select a few products that will work into your existing look, not to change every single thing, he said. If you usually wear neutrals, opt for a colored liner or a brighter lip.

"It really can transform your entire neutral look into something a little bit bolder.”

Think of makeup as an accessory. "Lipsticks are like shoes. Accessorize your face just like you’re accessorizing a new dress.”

Michael Marcus at Dillard’s
Michael Marcus of Michael Marcus Cosmetics will be at Dillard’s, Penn Square Mall, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. He will give a five- to 10-minute personal consultation and recommend colors, products and skin-care regimens, then a makeup artist will offer application tips. A $50 reservation fee is redeemable in products. For an appointment, call 840-8495.

Read Miller’s blog for more on Michael Marcus.

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