For wedding-day fabulosity

STYLE FILE

November 11, 2001|By Tricia Bishop | Tricia Bishop,Sun Staff

On their wedding day, brides deserve at least one no-brainer. By then, they've already haggled with florists, spent hours trying on dresses and auditioned billions of bands -- the last thing they need are cosmetic concerns.

Hooray, then, for Janice Kinigopoulos.

The veteran makeup artist (with a client list that includes Liv Tyler, Jodie Foster and Vivica A. Fox) has created four Bridal Babe makeup kits that come with just about everything you need for the big day.

"They're an easy path to fabulousness," Kinigopoulos, 40, says. "The colors look great on everybody."

Each set has an eye-shadow trio, blush, mascara, eye pencil, lip pencil, lipstick and lip gloss in basically soft colors. But they vary in their drama factors: The Classic Babe is elegantly romantic; the Princess Babe, a little dreamier; the Glam Babe, glitzier; and the Natural Babe, sweet and simple.

"It all started when I was doing makeup and hair for photo shoots," says Kinigopoulos, who lives in Ellicott City. "You have to take into consideration clothes, hair and atmosphere. It's the same with a wedding, but the diva is a bride instead of a movie star."

To order the kits ($80) or just check out Kinigopoulos' advice, log onto www.bridalbabe.com.

Cell phone goes warm and fuzzy

Forget your rent -- there's something better to spend your dough on: a mink cell phone case. Woohoo. Just think about it. You could flaunt it in front of your ridiculously frugal friends (who insist on spending within their means -- so dull), wave it around in public as a status symbol, use it as a muff for one hand or even wear it alone without the phone, which, by the way, you probably won't be able to afford after you buy the mink.

If this sounds like the right kind of investment for you, get your $250 ready and order it from Alixandre Furs by calling 212-736-5550. -- T. B.

Victoria's Secret in prime time

Women in their skivvies go prime time Thursday when Victoria's Secret broadcasts its annual fashion show at 9 p.m. on ABC (Channel 2).

The show slowed down the Web two years ago when it ran live on the Internet and nearly 2 million people signed on to watch.

This year's hourlong event features 25 models (including Gisele Bundchen, Heidi Klum and VS favorite Tyra Banks), a 50-piece orchestra, comedy sketches and a choir. Taping takes place in New York two days earlier, with some tickets going for as much as $25,000 a pair (the proceeds from which go to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation). -- T. B.

Buttering up your skin is so mangifolia

The key ingredient in L'Occitane's face care products is like butter -- in fact, it is butter, shea butter, an extract from the nut of the mangifolia tree in Central Africa that leaves your skin soft and moisturized.

New for fall are:

* Ultra Moisturizing Night Care: Claims you'll wake with smooth and supple cheeks ($25).

* Moisturizing Mask: Mask with a menthol derivative (for instant tingling) and almond oil and milk ($28).

* Tinted Lip Balm: Available in four relatively sheer matte shades -- blackberry, currant, honey and rose petals ($12).

* Travel Kit: Mini versions of shea butter (pure), day cream, hand cream, shower cream, milk shampoo, hair conditioner and body lotion ($30).

Order, or request a catalog, online at http: / / usa.loccitane. com.

-- T. B.

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