Style Scene: Resolve to put new life in your makeup drawer
BY BRAVETTA HASSELL World Scene Writer
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
1/01/13 at 6:49 AM
You've taken down your lights and stowed away those harvesty, holiday colors. Now, you're admiring yourself in the new clothes you got last week and welcoming 2013 with great anticipation and New Year's resolutions.
But in making those resolutions and discarding old habits for new, have you taken stock of your makeup drawer?
The new year isn't quite new with 3-year-old lipstick, even if it is your favorite color, and Walgreen's reminds us to keep up on changing out our cosmetics for quality and hygiene.
While eye makeup should be replaced fairly frequently, other makeup items typically have a longer shelf life, said Walgreen's Mai Lee Ua.
To avoid risk of eye infections, any makeup being applied around the eyes, especially mascara, should be replaced every three to six months, reports Self magazine.
Concealers, especially those used to cover up blemishes, should be thrown out after a year because wands can pick up bacteria from the breakouts you are trying to cover.
Elaine Linker, co-founder of DDF skin care, told Self that most other products - including some foundations, blushes, lipsticks and lip glosses - are usable for about a year. After that, they lose their potency and you won't be getting the same quality of product you did when you initially purchased the items.
Above all, if any of your makeup smells or looks funny, chuck it. It's probably a sign the preservatives used in them have broken down.
Just in time for those who received that holiday proposal, the 16th annual Oklahoma Wedding Show will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Expo Square's Central Park Hall, 4145 E. 21st.
There, brides and their families can meet with many of Tulsa's wedding professionals as they search through a wide array of options from which to choose.
Vendors will show off the latest in contemporary bridal fashion, and caterers will be serving up samples of cakes.
Don't miss "Champagne with the Experts" sessions at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., during which you can enjoy complimentary champagne and hors d'oeuvres while learning tricks of the trade. You can join discussions with local notables in the industry, like wedding planner Talmadge Powell or wedding photographer Chris Humphrey.
Also, check out the bridal and honeymoon runway shows at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. featuring the latest in wedding gowns, designer bridesmaid dresses and honeymoon attire from some of Tulsa's premiere bridal boutiques.
Guests who register at the show will be included in drawings to be held throughout the day for more than $12,000 in prizes. There will be a prize machine in which lucky brides-to-be can enter to grab their prize. Five brides-to-be will be selected to participate in the Grand Prize Cake Dive, where only one will walk away with a deluxe wedding package. Prizes include honeymoon accommodations, hotel stays, a $1,000 gift certificate from Moody's, a Mikimoto pearl necklace courtesy Bruce G. Weber, and more.
Admission is $10, and parking is free.
For more, visit tulsaworld.com/okmag; or call 918-744-6205.
New year, new look
Oklahoma Technical College (OTC) will host its Cuts for Kids: New Year, New Look event from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday on the college campus at 44th Street and Sheridan Road.
OTC has typically held the annual Cuts for Kids event every fall to launch the new school year. Because it was so popular, the college has decided to add a mid-season event for youth 18 years old and younger to get a new or fresh look before heading back for the second half of the school year.
Haircut services will be performed by supervised barber students and are free, with no appointment necessary. All other shop services will be available at regular menu prices with advance appointments.
For more, call 918-895-7500.
Original Print Headline: Resolve to put new life in your makeup drawer
Bravetta Hassell 918-581-8316
Start off the new year with a new look after taking stock of your makeup drawer. Tulsa World file
The 16th annual Oklahoma Wedding Show is Saturday at Expo Square's Central Park Hall, 4145 E. 21st St. Courtesy