On a recent trip to New York to attend the New York Police and Fireman Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Gala (which was a wonderful event), I squeezed in a little me time as I shopped for a last-minute pair of shoes–I ended up with a new evening bag instead, but that’s another story. I had about 20 extra minutes and popped over to the NARS counter at Lord & Taylor on Fifth Avenue. I asked for help finding a new lipstick. I have been stuck in a makeup rut and thought that some professional help was in order. As luck would have it, none other than Jenny Smith, Lead Makeup Stylist for NARS was at the counter and I was offered a one-on-one session with her to help me discover a new look.
I have a real love affair with lipstick. It has such a strong impact on the face. You feel immediately elegant and chic. – Francois Nars
I told her I usually wear mostly nudes and wanted to try something new, but really didn’t know where to start. She took one look and pulled the most beautiful shade of pink. I was hesitant at first, I thought it was pretty to look at in the tube, but not so sure how it would look on my lips. But Jenny is an expert and put me at ease–she exfoliated, concealed, primed and lined and then brushed on this magical shade of Audacious Lipstick named Claudia and I was transformed! She finished the look with a swipe of Larger than Life Lip Gloss in Bimini which softened the look and added this luminous sheen. I absolutely loved it and I honestly would never in a million years have chosen it for myself. It brightened my entire complexion. She added a little bit of pink powder blush called Desire to compliment my lips and I felt like a million bucks. Best 20 minutes I’ve spent in a while and now every time I put on that gorgeous pink lipstick, I just feel lighter, brighter and polished. Thanks Jenny!