Mikki Says - Effortless Chic

Beauty director Mikki Taylor is swept away by skin-renewing treats and perfect curls

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, aveda.com). 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).


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, bobbibrown.com), 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, bourjois.com).