A sheer touch of spring

STYLE FILE

April 01, 2001

Makeup artist Sonia Kashuk delivers lots of versatility for a minimal investment with her line of cosmetics, called Professional Makeup. Designed to complement the dewy-fresh spring fashion palette, the collection consists of three clutter-busting "must-haves," (so designated by Kashuk). And combined, they cost about $30.

Lip Palette Compacts are super-slender and have eight different shades of color, all sheer, with a lip balm included for extra shine ($15).

Waterproof Enlighten Eye Cream (in shimmery shades of ice, topaz, steel and copper; $6) goes on lids with just a swipe of your fingertip.

And Sheer Bliss Lip and Cheek Tint not only smells of roses, but adds their red glow to your face as well ($8).

The line is available at Target stores.

-- T. B.

Ladies, meet bob

The bob is back -- but better. We last saw it in the '80s when it was the power 'do for women who liked their hair as sleek as their suits. So, it's not surprising that it would return this year as the ultimate accessory to all the reborn '80s fashions that designers are pushing. And just like the fashions, which have a sexy edge, the bob is vampier than ever.

For the spring Anna Sui runway shows, hair stylist Garren exemplified the look by giving model Carmen Kass (right) a makeover. He cut her long locks into a chic A-line bob, which he says "is less blunt and severe than the bobs of the past." That's because of the layering at the ends; it gives the cut movement and that messy, been-in-bed-all-day look.

If you like the look, tell your stylist you want a basic one-length cut with longer layering. And no middle part -- the side sweep is what it's all about.

-- T. B.

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