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Ann Marie Laurendeu is a Boston-based makeup artist, hairstylist, educator and writer with more than 20 years experience working in the fields of television, editorial, celebrity, fashion and weddings. In 1995 she founded Anemone Makeup Artist Agency, and in 2006 launched her own line of all-natural mineral-based cosmetics sold exclusively at www.anemonemakeup.com.

Throughout her career, Ann Marie has provided makeup and hairstyling for many well-known celebrities, musicians, sports figures, and corporate CEO’s. Her work is regularly seen on national networks such as ABC, CBS, NBC & CNN, and in publications such as Self, Shape, More, Martha Stewart Weddings and The Knot.

In addition to her television and editorial work, Ann Marie teaches a variety of makeup workshops to aspiring artists in Boston and throughout New England.

Ann Marie’s passion for vintage beauty and creative makeovers transcends into her personal life. Home renovation and décor has become her favorite hobby. She is currently rebuilding a 110 year old colonial farmhouse she recently purchased in a Boston suburb. If you have beauty product, brand, or boutique which you would like covered on AskMissA.com, please contact Anne Marie at anemone1AL@comcast.net.

2011 Spring Makeup Trend: Bright Color

2011 Spring Makeup Trends

This season’s hottest makeup trend is bright color! If you have favored neutral colors in the past, your first thoughts may take you back to the 1980’s when racer stripe blush was all the range. Thankfully makeup products have changed considerable since then, manufactures now produce colorful eye shadow, lipstick and blush that are actually wearable. The trick is to wear vibrant color on one area of your face only so your makeup looks fresh and pretty without appearing overdone

Dazzling Eyes

Shadows in turquoise, blue, purple or green are fun spring colors that can really enhance your eyes!   A tip to wearing colorful eye shadow is to wear sheer textures, so the color appears more subtle. Another great way to add color to eyes is to apply a neutral shadow on eye lids paired with a colorful gel eye liner. Gel liners are highly pigmented; last all day and available in a wide assortment of colors.

Vibrant Blush

Trade your powder blush for a crème formula! Crème blushers glide across cheeks effortless and smoothly. For best results apply with a synthetic oval foundation or face brush, this will give your entire face a healthy glo.

Colorful Lips

Try vivid shades of lipsticks in red, pink, coral, and orange. These look especially beautiful on women with fair or porcelain skin.   Another tip for wearing color is to choose shades that compliment your complexion and hair color. Test several until you find your best shade!

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