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The Bohemian look seems to be back this spring, but it's not the casual peasant girl from the village look we had a few years ago; while clothes have easy, beautiful shapes, they are made from fabulous fabrics, rich with details; and this is reflected in the make-up for Spring 2005.

This spring, make-up definitely has a fresh feeling; the way we'd like to look when we wake up... From far away, the look seems to be no make-up;, but get a little closer and if you have a  trained eye, you might see the magic. A soft glow which will make people say, ohmygod she's so pretty, instead of,  pretty  make-up. Here are a few favorite products to help make people believe it's ALL you!

Starting with the essential highlighter, Y.S.L.'s Touche Eclat. Yes, we have mentioned it here before and I'm sure you've seen it written up elsewhere. Why? Because it works. With a few clicks of the pen, you can brighten up your face by getting rid of darkness and discoloration on eyelids, under the eyes, around the nose and chin, and the corners of the mouth, absolutely effortlessly. Its smooth formula blends into the skin perfectly and never looks cake-y. I'm very happy to report it is now available in three shades.  Shown here: the original No. 1.  ($36.00)

Now that we've perfected our 'canvas', let's focus on the eyes. A little mascara goes a long way toward making eyes look bright and polished. Try, the 'Maximeyes' formula by Dior. It makes your lashes look thick and amazing,  like you were born lucky.  ($22.50)

While not everyone can, or wants to wear mascara, you would be surprised to know the effect an eyelash curler can have on your face. Many people don't realize, when their eyelashes are straight, even if they are long, (especially the outer corners) they can cover your eyes-- making you look sleepy and tired. It appears as if you never open your eyes all the way. Curling the lashes visually opens up the eyes and makes you look more awake. Not all eyelash curlers are created equal, and one of the best, shown here, is by Shu Uemura. With this curler your eyes can reach their full potential; without channeling Betty Boop. ($16.50)

For the ultimate blush, if you can't get it naturally; try NARS powder blush in Orgasm;. Often sold out,  this beautiful, shimmery, peach-y-pink color has reached cult status among the beauty cognoscenti and is a staple in the kits of make-up artists throughout the world. Just a sweep on the 'apple' of the cheeks and the eyelids will give you that glow which will make people say,lucky girl! ($25.00)

Although matte lips have been in the editorial pages of most fashion magazines for a while now; observe faces closely on the streets or any red carpet and you will see shine. Featured here from the Chanel Glossimer collection, Murmure or Whisper, a delicate light peach color. New from the Spring 2005 collection Satinette, a lovely pink. Use a Glossimer alone to enhance your natural lip color, it won't feel heavy or dry. Remember: luscious looking lips never go out of style. ($24.00)

To bring it all together, you will need some powder. Not the heavy, cake-y, turn yourself into paper powder; just a few dabs on the T-zone to take down any distracting shine. Stephane Marais, the French super-star make-up artist has his eponymous line now available in the US (more on that later...) Featured here, Pressed Powder in 0,  for light skin. You might not be able to tell, but there are two powders here. One side is matte, the other has a little sparkle to it. Use the powders alone or together; the texture is so light it's almost ethereal. Try using the shimmery side for strategic highlights around the eyes or cheeks, or all over. Dermatologist tested and non-comedogenic, just the packaging alone is enough to make you smile; and that's always the best look of all. ($41.00)

Chanel, Christian Dior, NARS, and Shu Uemura cosmetics can be found at most fine department stores and Sephora locations nationwide. The Stephane Marais collection is available exclusively in the US at Henri Bendel, in New York City. 1-212-247-1100. Or if you happen to be in Paris,  217 Rue St. Honore, 01-42-617-322




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