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Earlier this year I had the opportunity to meet Makeup Artist and Beauty Expert Cynde Watson at an intimate beauty mixer sponsored by Honey magazine. As Cynde delightfully dished her top makeup/skincare tips, I felt an immediate kinship to her beauty philosophy and found myself nodding in agreement throughout her beauty-talk and live demonstration. Cynde’s beauty advice is refreshingly practical and provides sensible steps to help today’s multitasking woman take her makeup game from “blah” to “Ooh La La” in a matter of minutes!

Cynde’s makeup line, Color by Cynde Watson, features long lasting double duty products for the face, lips, and eyes. The frugalista friendly line (priced $15.00-$29.95) was created with the modern busy gal-about-town in mind. As a makeup artist, beauty writer, and makeup connoisseur, I absolutely live for makeup…but tend to favor products that do double duty and quickly take me from my unsightly morning face to the MsThisThatBeauty that you all know and love!

Cynde’s line is perfect for busy bellas who need to get gorg on the go! For beautiful lashes in a hurry, try Color by Cynde Watson Volumizing & Lengthening Mascara. The dual-ended, richly pigmented, black mascara features an end for volume and an end for length. The end for volume has an easy to use petite brush that coats lashes from root to tip, providing a deep lush black base coat. The lengthening end, OK….the lengthening end will scare the crap out of you when you first see it. But skimpy lashes beware….the lengthening end features an innovative mini comb with 3 layers of tiny fanned-out teeth. The tiny mini comb will rock your world! Prepare to be amazed at how the little teeth work to create beautifully fringed lashes. Go wild with the mini comb on your outer upper and lower lashes. The mini comb also works well for the inner lashes. The mascara formula is extremely buildable and lengthens as it separates without clumping. I recently wore Color by Cynde Watson Volumizing & Lengthening Mascara to an event…everyone thought I was wearing falsies. SOLD! And an added bonus – the formula washes off into those little rubber tubes that gently slide off your lashes…so no smears or traces of mascara. DOUBLE SOLD!

Color by Cynde Watson Volumizing & Lengthening Mascara is retail priced at $20 and is available at shop.cyndewatson.com.

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Honey Magazine recently hosted an exclusive beauty event featuring Make Up Artist and Beauty Expert, Cynde Watson. Cynde is the founder, Color by Cynde Watson, a unique line of pencil based products for complexion, eyes, cheeks, and lips.

During the intimate beauty mixer, Cynde dished on skincare, makeup, and beauty trends for Spring. You already know that yours truly was front row center (OK, slightly off to the side) taking copious notes for my ThisThatBeauty Baby dolls :)

From Cynde to me to you…

  • Practice good skincare – Find a good derm and visit regularly for seasonal easements. Cynde stressed this as a MUST. I concur!
  • Extensions, Extensions, Extensions – Lash extensions are all the rage for Spring. According to Cynde, Soul Lee (of Barneys New York) is the best in the area!
  • Nourish thou brows and lashes – Cynde encourages the use of products that are nourishing and aid growth in these areas.
  • Develop your signature beauty look – For every occasion in your life, come up with a signature makeup look. The same way you have go-to outfits for things like running errands and job interviews, you need go-to makeup looks. What is your look for dropping the kids off at school? Date night with the boo? Clubbing with the girls? Your best friend’s baby shower? For all aspects of your life, develop a signature look that is your go-to. For example, Cynde’s morning go-to is concealer, mascara, and gloss. Your go-to look does not need to be over done…just polished. Define your go-to looks today!
  • Cynde is a big fan of bronzers and said they’re a must for all women. She recommends using the darkest part of your face (probably forehead) to match your correct bronzer shade. Cynde favors bronzer with little to no shimmer.

During the beauty mixer, I could not resist the opportunity to ask Cynde for an expert analysis. She gave yours truly a personal assessment. I explained to Cynde that my skin tends to be on the oily side (big surprise there) so I asked for tips on controlling my oiliness and riding that fine line between “dewy” and “bucket of fried chicken”. Cynde recommended a mattifier buy Boots…which SURPRISE SURPRISE, I currently own and have never used. SMH.

I will follow Cynde’s advice, try the Boots, and holler back at y’all on the results. Cynde also recommended that I avoid shiny lip gloss and focus on a matte lip stain and matte shadows. This is supposed to balance out my shine. OK, I’ll try it…Face of the Day to follow soon

Color by Cynde Watson is currently available exclusively through HSN.com. Tune in for her beauty marathon on April 30. Starting in May, Color by Cynde Watson will also be available through Macys!

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