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  • Fresh Iridescent Skin at Carolina Herrera

    Carolina HerreraCarolina Herrera. Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty ImagesGET THE LOOK: "We're using a clean, pink mineral powder to give a really dewy effect," said head makeup artist Diane Kendal, who paired the fresh-faced complexion with a pale pink (almost white) M.A.C lipstick hue called Bubbles at the Carolina Herrera show.
    INSIDER TRICK: Kendall juxtapposed the pastel look with a fresh take on smoky eyes: She penciled navy liner in the crease and blended it with a flat shadow brush. She then finished with a dusting of sheer brown powder shadow to set the look.
    -Polly Blitzer

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  • Jodie Foster's Dress

    . Photo by Junko Kimura/Getty ImagesJODIE FOSTER brought tiers to the stage with her Jay Godfrey dress, which she accessorized with Manolo Blahnik pump and a Lambertson Truex clutch. BUY ONLINE NOW Tier dress, Jay Godfrey, $415; at neimanmarcus.com Ask questions and share advice in our Fashion & Beauty Forums!

  • Give Yourself a Makeover in 10 Minutes or Less

    Why should looking fabulous take so much time and effort? Here, the busy girl's guide to looking good in a flash.

    Coranto stretch lace contour bra and culottes, Elle Macpherson Intimates; Time Inc Digital StudioCoranto stretch lace contour bra and culottes, Elle Macpherson Intimates; Time Inc Digital Studio1. Create Dangerous Curves
    Time: 2 minutes

    Wish your peaches were more like melons? Super-model Elle Macpherson, creative director of Elle Macpherson Intimates, has some suggestions.

    Maximize Cleavage
    Invest in a contour bra. She recommends choosing one that has thin padding, provides upward support and doesn't have unnecessary fabric, which can add bulges under clothes. And make sure the bra fits. "A bra that is too small or too tight creates unflattering lines around the back, under the arms and on top of the bust," says Macpherson.

    Get a Great Backside
    Her solution for adding instant curves to your bottom half: Wear boy-leg undies. "They sit low on the hips and have more fabric to cover the upper thighs," says Macpherson. This will enhance narrow hips and create a tighter-looking, more rounded derrière.

    2. Fake a French Manicure
    Time: 5 minutes


    Manicurist Lisa

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  • Diane Kruger's Pants

    . Photo by Shawn Ehlers/Getty ImagesDIANE KRUGER paired many statement pieces together in this look, including high-waist pants from Grey Ant. BUY ONLINE NOW Belted pants, Grey Ant, $171; at revolveclothing.com Ask questions and share advice in our Fashion & Beauty Forums!

  • Shimmering Bronzed Bodies at Rosa Cha

    Fashion Week Rosa ChaFashion Week Rosa Cha. Photo by Fernanda Calfat/Getty ImagesGET THE LOOK:"The Rosa Cha woman isn't a woman who's going to beach parties and cabanas," says MAC Cosmetics pro Gordon Espinet, who created the Brazilian beachwear's Spring 2009 beauty look. "She actually goes to the beach. Her skin color is really the most important part of her makeup, and it's not about looking tan. It's about looking gorgeous with a perfect color on the face and body."
    INSIDER TRICK: Espinet and his team applied MAC Cosmetics Sun Dressing to models' bodies. "It's not really makeup," he says. "It's a foamy long-wear fake tan but it's not yellow or orange-just a really good color to warm their skin up a little like a girl who's gone to the beach."
    BUY ONLINE NOW: MAC Sun Dressing, $28
    -Polly Blitzer

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  • Straight Hair with Middle Part at BCBG

    BCBG, fashion week Spring 2009BCBG, fashion week Spring 2009. Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty ImagesGET THE LOOK: To complement designer Max Azria's fresh Spring 2009 collection, hairstylist Laurent Phillipon for Bumble & Bumble took a dramatic departure from sexy waves and gave models stick-straight locks with a middle part. "The BCBG girl this season is a very modern girl. She's sexy and very fashion conscious," he said while straightening a model's mane into submission with a flat iron.
    INSIDER TRICK: Phillipon misted damp hair with Bumble & Bumble Prep. "It's a light conditioner, which makes it easy to blowdry. I mix it with styling lotion, which brings a little bit of hold," he adds.
    BUY ONLINE NOW: Bumble & Bumble Prep Spray, $21
    -Polly Blitzer

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  • Ana Ortiz's Shoes

    . Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagicANA ORTIZ wore a sophisticated pair of Rene Caovilla black satin pumps to the ALMA Awards, where she received the award for Outstanding Latino-led Ensemble with her Ugly Betty cast. BUY ONLINE NOW Heels with Swarovski crystal toe, Rene Caovilla, $925; at renecaovilla-usa.com Ask questions and share advice in our Fashion & Beauty Forums!

  • Shoe Advice from the Stars

    Sarah Jessica Parker and other shoe-loving celebs share their top footwear tips.

    Sarah Jessica Parker; Kevin Mazur/WireImageSarah Jessica Parker; Kevin Mazur/WireImageSarah Jessica Parker
    "Hemlines change, but you don't have to participate. Go for the wow factor with bags and shoes."

    Scarlett Johansson
    "Usually I wear flats, but on the red carpet I always wear heels to look ladylike."

    Julia Stiles
    "If you wear sandals in New York, your feet will get dirty. Try flats. Rafe makes some cute and comfortable ones."

    Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon
    "I take photos of my shoes and tape them to boxes. Finding the right shoes is so easy."

    Halle Berry
    "I could walk from Montana to L.A. in Gunmetal shoes. They look good and are comfortable."

    Sandra Bullock
    "Sexy boots can complete an outfit the way a shoe can't."

    Jennifer Love Hewitt
    "For special events, wear comfortable shoes under the longest dress possible."

    Sarah Michelle Gellar
    "Your gait changes when you wear Christian Louboutin shoes. No clomping around!"

    Rachael Leigh Cook
    "I have tiny feet, so I wear shoes with extended or

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  • Blake Lively's Ring

    . Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImageBLAKE LIVELY added some weight to her right hand with a pyrite stone ring from jewelry line Dannijo. BUY ONLINE NOW Lucia Mar ring (available in drusy quartz), $625; at dannijo.com Ask questions and share advice in our Fashion & Beauty Forums!

  • Youthful Buns

    Liv TylerLiv Tyler. Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImageGET THE LOOK: Who knew that a simple hairstyle could take years off your face? Celebrity hairstylist Renato Campora certainly did when he created a "fresh style that was done but not too severe" for Liv Tyler. "Her dress was sophisticated so I decided to give her a youthful hairstyle," Campora adds.
    INSIDER TRICK: Keep it airy and simple-and flyaways are ok for this look. If your hair is limp and needs a little extra texture and height, Campora suggests spritzing damp hair with Frederic Fekkai Coiff Bouffant Lifting and Texturizing Spray Gel to add volume at the roots.
    BUY ONLINE NOW: Frederic Fekkai Coiff Bouffant Lifting and Texturizing Spray Gel, $23
    -Polly Blitzer

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