For fall fashion, think Pink

STYLE FILE

August 25, 2002|By Halle Gaut | Halle Gaut,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

We still have many more weeks before it will be time to pull on the warmer woolies. Looking for fresh shirts, ties, socks and other fun pieces for the "in between" season?

Look into Thomas Pink -- otherwise known as PINK.

This stately men's store originated in London and made its way to our shores a few years ago. We Americans have embraced England's version of tradition and style. Pink is best known for its terrific collection of men's shirts, ties and accessories usually made in beautifully bright colors and patterns. It has a women's line, too.

For more information, call 888-336-1192 or log onto www.thomaspink.co.uk.

A new kind of bright-eyed

Many people consider morning to be the best part of the day. But for those of us who continually wake up with tired, puffy eyes or struggle with the circles-under syndrome, morning can be a drag.

Smashbox Cosmetics is offering relief with its new two-in-one wand, Diffuse. One end is an under-eye lightener while the other is a concealer.

The under-eye lightener, which is golden hued, reportedly diffuses bad light from around the eye area and reduces puffiness. The other side of the stick is a basic concealer that comes in three shades: light, medium and dark.

Smashbox's Diffuse ($28) is available at Nordstrom, Bloomingdale's, Sephora and www.smashbox.com.

Eye-popping lashes

Striving for curvaceous, long and luscious lashes? Lancome may have just the thing.

Its new Flextencils mascara promises 30 percent more length and 30 degrees more curve than other products. The packaging reflects the sensuous curves of the female body as well as the mascara's curling and lengthening properties.

Besides the expected brown and black shades, Flextencils ($20) is available in couture colors of plum, navy and hunter green for fall. Available at all Lancome counters and at www.lancome.com.

Bath line designed in good taste

Celebrity makeup artist Laura Mercier is adding to her "Collection Gourmande," a line of bath and body products inspired by the sweet aromas of French patisseries.

In September, she will introduce new candles ($42) in yummy flavors like Tarte Au Citron, Sugar Cookies and Orange Brulee. Her Tarte Au Citron flavor will be available in other products including soap. She also has added a new Au Lait body creme($40). The line already includes souffle body cremes, sugar scrubs and lotions.

Available at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and www.lauramercier.com.

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