My checklist

Out with the old, in with the new! Now’s the time to:

1. Work hairstylist Ted Gibson’s captivating curls (seen at Ellen Tracy’s spring 2006 fashion show). All you need is a small-barrel curling iron and Aveda’s Air Control Hair Spray ($23, Just wrap the hair around the iron, release, then spray for hold. These fabulous ringlets last for days.

2. Radiate! You can beat the complexion-dulling side effects of winter with Nivea Visage Simply Glowing Moisturizer ($9, drugstores nationwide).

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3. Play up your eyes in clean, neutral shadows like Bobbi Brown Eye Shadows ($19) in Banana, Cocoa, Taupe or Rich Brown. And don’t forget the Bobbi Brown Eye Blender Brush ($24,, which perfects the look every time.



4. Go for whisper-soft blushes infused with a subtle bit of shimmer. I love Bourjois Blush in Brun Illusion ($14,