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Who doesn’t want to look like a totally hot babe actress and totally hot babe scientist? Seriously.

FACE: While you are working on your canvas, apply a nourishing lip balm like Yu-Be Lip Balm. This is important because this is a matte lip look and lips need to be moist and chap-free. Hedy’s complexion is matte and flawless. First even out complexion with a matte foundation such as YSL Matt Touch Foundation. Apply concealer where needed. Estee Lauder Smoothing Creme Concealer is great for under the eyes. I wouldn’t wear powder with this look since a matte foundation was used. But, if you are oily, do dust lightly with a translucent powder to set the makeup. Take a big fluffy brush and apply a coral pink blush to cheeks. A color like Benefit Coralista will really brighten the complexion without being brash. It really is a great coral blush for pale skins.

EYES: Heidy’s brows are penciled. We all can’t do that. However, the brows should be nicely manicured. If necessary fill in the brows with a pencil such as Tarte EmphasEyes High Definition Brow Pencil. This is a thin pencil with a spoolie on one end. Eyes are very neutral and it is all about the lashes. Apply a nude matte shadow from lash line to brows. For a complexion like Hedy’s this would be Revlon Matte Eyeshadow in Vintage Lace. Apply a sheer light brown shade from lash line to crease. A color like Bare Escentuals Eyeshadow in Bisque. If you have a bronzer this will do too. Apply it like an eyeshadow. In the crease apply a light steel color like Dr.Hauschka Eyeshadow Solo in #4, a smoky gray brown. Also apply this gray closely to the bottom lash line to give the illusion of fuller bottom lashes. Line eyes closely with a gel eyeliner like Shu Uemura Painting Gel Eyeliner in M Black. I think false lashes are a must for this look but mascara will do to. Apply what you want.

LIPS: Lips are matte and pretty bold. Wipe off lip balm. Apply foundation to the lips to create a blank canvas. Apply Lipstick Queen Lip Liner in Rust. Apply a matte rust lipstick like Sue Devitt Balanced Matte Lipstick in Phuket, a perfectly matte rusty red. If you must have a glossier lip, more satin because you are not used to matte lipsticks, try Lipstick Queen Saint Lipstick in Rust. It’s a rusty shade with a bit more sheen.

It’s really difficult to decide what fragrance a beauty like Hedy would wear. But, I would have to go with something modern, woodsy but femme like Tom Ford Private Blend Black Violet. Now if you will excuse me, I need to go dye my hair to a nice raven shade. I am loving this look for fall.

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Weekly Cheap Secret:

Milani cosmetics are pretty high quality, especially with its drugstore price tag. I really like their lip products. They usually pack a pigment punch. Milani Lipstick Lip Color in Rose Hip is a perfect example. It is a satin cream finish hot pink. It provides full coverage and feels great on the lips. It does have a slight floral fragrance which makes it seem more expensive than it is. Plus it has that gold packaging which I love. This color reminds me a lot of the YSL Fall 2008 Tuxedo look. And it is fauceted like all those expensive brands (um, Sisley). I like to wear this shade with nude eye makeup when I want the lips to really stand out. I also like to wear it with gray and steel eye makeup, this is very YSL Tuxedo. Or I just wear this with a swipe of black liquid liner. This color makes me feel made up without trying too hard. It retails for $3.50. Can that be beat? Answer: no. It can be purchased at most drugstores and drugstore.com.

I don’t know which I love more: Lipstick or Blush. Blush is necessary for me, but lipstick can really change your look. Dior Rouge Replenishing Lip Color has been out for over a year and I think I’ve tried every color. Every color is housed in a beautiful cannage inspired lipstick case. The formula provides full coverage and isn’t too shiny but not completely matte because many of the colors have shimmer. It is a long-wearing formula because of the amount of pigment in each tube. However, I do find the formula a little dry. It didn’t cause my lips to hurt but it doesn’t feel great on. Especially for a lipstick claiming to be “replenishing”.  Also, I do not notice a fragrance in these.

The shades that really stand out to me are Pink Preview which is a hot pink with blue shimmer, Celebrity Red which is a pure blood red, Dioroma which is a blushing coral shade, and Devilish Pink which is a plummy red pink. There are a lot of shades and the neutrals and browns aren’t too bad either. They retail for $27 and can be picked up at any Dior counter or sephora.com.

Urban Decay has released a beautiful line of lipsticks that are so hip that it hurts. Now everyone can conceal a weapon in their purse with or without permit. There are like a bazillion shades and such an awesome variety with different coverages and finishes. I love how the website www.urbandecay.com has little tabs to help you choose which shade fits your tastes. There’s full coverage, semi-sheer, sheer, cream, sheen and shimmer. I wish all websites had that option because face it we don’t buy in person all the time as beauty addicts.

The case is darling. It has a clear Urban Decay scribbley top. But, the best part is that it has a heavy dagger piercing through the bottom. It’s edgy and beautiful. It is very nice. I am a lipstick wearer and I consider it my weapon. Some of my favorite shades include: Revolution which is a true creamy red that screams pin-up girl, Peroxide a pale pink that looks lovely with dark eyes, Apocalypse which is a sheer blackberry wine stained your lips shade, and Gash a full coverage, wet vampy red shade.

Plus the lipsticks have a delicious nom, nom, nom caramel creme fragrance.

They retail for $22 a piece. Too bad I’m set on every shade of lipstick known to mankind because I’d have to buy a shade in each color family. They can be purchased on beauty.com.