There are many strong statements this spring season. From the cut, color, style and fabric in clothing to jewelry and handbags. With that, Yves Saint Laurent brings us plenty to look at with regard to spring hair and make-up.

Strong eyes with strong lips? But, of course! I love the dark, graphic V-shaped matte eyes against the red shimmery lips (metallic foil finish). It's bold, just as the season suggests. Perfect for an art-filled evening out!

As for hair, the gold coil adds a beautiful touch to an already fabulous classic, the chignon. Lovely. Now I just need an excuse to create this fierce look!


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vltoolsI love learning new secrets on how to get amazing doe-like lashes. Recently, I was introduced to some pretty fantastic tools from, none other than, Vincent Longo. Now that I've had access to these, I'm not sure I could live without them.

The Lash Definer #2 is designed with metal teeth to separate each individual lash and remove mascara build-up or clumping. The difference with this particular tool is in the metal teeth. It does a remarkable job at defining lashes.

We all have a lash curler. However, you don't have a mini one that allows you to wing out your outer lashes. Vincent Longo's Mini Eyelash Curler creates the most natural, eye opening curve. It gives your lashes special treatment ... in sections, so they get the attention they deserve.

You can find these talented tools online or here in Charlotte at Jeffre Scott.

Vincent Longo, celeb make-up artist, shares his tips and tricks to get that spring ready look — with yours truly as his model. Visual balance, gorgeous color and luminosity pair perfectly from day into evening. You can find these amazing products in Charlotte exclusively at Jeffre Scott. Without a doubt, you will want to get your hands on the Trio Diamond eye palette and Tawny Spice lipstick!

Get your fresh face on with Vincent Longo!

vincentlongoThe man responsible for creating the most gorgeous faces across the globe certainly has one of his own. And he's coming to Charlotte!

I am beyond excited to meet the CEO and Creative Director of Vincent Longo Cosmetics. In fact, I'm giddy knowing that I get to spend much of the day with him this Friday. Oh, what I'll learn!

As soon as he was old enough, Vincent Longo enrolled at the prestigious Makeup Studio of Milano. Upon graduation, the talented make-up artist worked with Italy's leading designers including Gianni Versace, Giorgio Armani, Dolce and Gabbana and Gianfranco Ferre. Vincent's creativity and inventiveness with editorial and runway makeup put him in the forefront of the industry.

Working with just about every supermodel and celebrity you can think of, and landing high profile magazine covers with most of the major fashion magazines, Vincent Longo’s skills were in high demand. Filled with frustration over the lack of rich, vibrant color available on the cosmetics market, Vincent began mixing and blending his own unique color hues in the kitchen of his Manhattan apartment in 1994. It was then that Vincent Longo Cosmetics was born.

Almost overnight, a cult following developed. Using breakthrough technology (unrivaled to this day), Vincent expanded the initial collection, developing patented products like Vincent Longo Water Canvas Foundation — a product so unique that it inspired a whole new category and industry standard.

Vincent collaborates with leading fashion magazines, creates makeup designs for runway shows and provides ongoing beauty commentary for shows including LIVE! with Regis and Kelly (now LIVE! with Kelly), Good Morning America and The Early Show.

This Friday, March 2nd, you will find Vincent on Charlotte Today. Be sure to tune in to learn how to get that fresh spring face! And lucky you — you have the opportunity to meet Vincent Longo at Jeffre Scott's that evening from 5:00pm-6:30pm, where he will share his spring forecast. You won't want to miss it!

All this talk about fall as it is today and fall as it will be, I have to interrupt with some spring goodness. As in make-up trends.

You will find a mix of old and new this spring. Runway inspirations span from rouge lip colors to futuristic glittery eye décor to timeless natural tones and smoky shadows and liners done up fresh. The bottom line: you can't lose if you pair vintage with modern. It wins every time.

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Bronzed cheeks: Michael Kors; Dewey skin: Christopher Kane; Big brows: Jil Sander; Modern cat eye: Matthew Williamson; Red lips: Christian Dior; Silver eye décor: 3.1 Phillip Lim.