PODCAST: The Magic of Makeup

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Courtesy of Bobbi Brown

Courtesy of Bobbi Brown

Earlier this week, I was witness to a beautiful transformation of my mother, Claire, by simply adding a few key makeup essentials. In this week’s podcast, The Magic of Makeup, I talk about that magical moment with the gorgeous Claire, and my go-to makeup of choice, Bobbi Brown!

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Do I keep beauty secrets? From you? Never …

IMG_5653Cosmetics industry veteran Andrea Robinson’s new book, “Toss the Gloss: Beauty Tips, Tricks & Truths for Women 50+,” has me thinking: do I keep beauty secrets from you? Never! Here are my tried-and-true beauty (and a few fashion) tips: I never leave home without my lipstick – CoverGirl #355; I try to wear color around my face (I recommend choosing colors that bring out the best in you – mine is always a cherry red); I keep a favorite pair of jeans at-the-ready at all times; For my face, I cleanse with an exfoliant and moisturize often during the day with Bobbi Brown and Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil and at night with La Roche Posay; I always use WEN® cleansing conditioner (Pomegranate) on my hair. My go-to’s in my arsenal? A trusted dermatologist and tailor!

Photo by Lisa Reznik

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Jillian Veran

Jillian Veran, beauty expert and media spokesperson

Jillian Veran, beauty authority and media spokesperson

When you first meet Jillian Veran, beauty authority and media spokesperson, you are  drawn in by her gorgeous, twinkling brown eyes. And before long you are wishing Jillian can spread some of that same makeup magic on you. As a world renown beauty authority Jillian’s professional resume includes well-known beauty and makeup experts Chanel, Bobbi Brown, Prescriptives Cosmetics and Philosophy. She has traveled the world and done everything from education, special events, awards shows, Fashion Week, and editorial. Yet even though her twenty-six year career has reached great heights there is so much more ahead for Jillian, whose spiritual attitude says all is possible; you simply say yes to opportunity. In tomorrow’s podcast you will hear how Jillian said yes to Chanel and began her brilliant career …

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The other Bobbi Brown

Yesterday’s New York Times Style Magazine had an article about makeup artist Bobbi Brown and I was reminded why I love her and love wearing her makeup. First of all, it was refreshing to read about the other “Bobbi” Brown, and all the positivity she brings to the world. Secondly, I enjoy wearing Bobbi Brown makeup so much that I was compelled to write about her in my column, (see Styling with Mel, Let’s make up, January 2012). And most important, Bobbi lives her life with integrity; a fellow Jersey girl, she keeps it real with her family of boys while still remaining true to herself. She owns her inner beauty and helps millions of women feel better about themselves, too.

I feel most like myself when wearing Bobbi Brown makeup. That is what I call style.

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