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December 2016

Ask Melissa: From Metallic Makeup to Summer Wines

By Melissa Meyers


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How do I update my smoky-eye makeup look?
Make your smoky-eye look current by swapping out your charcoal gray shadow with this season’s metallic colors instead. Play with green or deep purple for a smoldering smoky summer look. Start with primer to lock the vibrant color in place. I love the one from Smashbox. I use the wand to apply a small amount to my lids and then blend with my finger. Then make it pop by dabbing some of Cargo’s white pearl EyeLighter to eyes on the inner corners and just beneath the brows.

Buy CARGO EyeLighter, $20, at drugstore.com
Buy SMASHBOX Photo Finish Lid Primer, $20, at Sephora
Buy TARINA TARANTINO Purple Velvet Cream Shadow, $19, at Sephora

I want to start exercising, but I need help getting motivated.
Nothing gets your adrenaline going like a new purchase. Try a cute top like this hoodie from Style&co. Buy Style&co., Short Sleeve Zip Up Hoodie, $17.98, at Macy’s

Then download some fierce workout songs:

• “Wait Your Turn” by Rihanna, $1.29, at iTunes
• “Love Struck” by V Factory, $1.29, at iTunes
• “Take a Chance on Me” by A*Teens, 99¢, at iTunes
• “Lady Marmalade” (Workout Mix) by Houzeboyz, 99¢, at Amazon.com
• “Hot Stuff (Want You Back)” by Pussycat Dolls, 99¢, at iTunes

For nails this season, can I stay bold or should I go light?
There are no more rules. For a new take on nail-polish drama, try the alluring Tokaido Express from NARS. For a lighter look, I love the new Lilacism from Essie.

Buy NARS Tokaido Express, $16, at Sephora
Buy Essie Lilacism 705, $3.70, at Amazon.com

What are the must-have accessories this season?
Arm Candy
Buy Savina Tonal Bracelet, $10.50, at Delia’s.com
In a Clutch
Buy Rebecca Minkoff Easy Rider Date Clutch, $375, at Shopbop.com
Walkin’ Tall
Buy Michael Kors Palm Beach Sandal, $98, at Macy’s

What are some great summer wines?
Epicurean contributing editor Divya Gugnani says summer is about sparkling wine and champagne. You don’t need an occasion to pop a bottle. Her favorite inexpensive bottle is Roederer Estate Brut. When she serves it at parties, she mixes it with a bit of Dubonnet to give it an extra kick. Her favorite luxurious champagne is Dom Perignon Rose 1996. It’s incredibly aromatic.

Buy Roederer Estate Brut, $19.99, at Wine.com
Buy Dom Perignon Rose 1996, $399.99, at Wineaccess.com

Melissa Meyers

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