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Beauty Bag: Corey Lynn Calter’s must-have makeup picks

October 28, 2011 | 10:00 am

Designer Corey Lynn Calter has been a fixture in the fashion world since launching her line 10 years RECOURBE CILS DE CHANEL ago. The L.A.-based mom of two is known for her vintage-inspired, whimsical and colorful collections in clothing and home décor (she designs home items that are carried at Anthropologie) as well as her cool and eclectic personal style.

Calter’s darling dresses have been seen on celebs such as Zooey Deschanel,  Krysten Ritter and most recently Taylor Swift while the singer was promoting 48Tom-Ford-Beauty-Violet-Fatale her new fragrance.

But it’s not just ingénues who love the line, older women wear it too. Calter just collaborated with Advanced Style, a blog that celebrates super stylish seniors. Ninety-one-year-old artist and performer Ilona Royce Smithkin modeled Calter’s fall 2011 collection with exuberance and punctuated the already colorful pieces with a pair of amazing and over the top red eyelashes.

Calter loves accentuating her eyes as well (think more smokey eyes and Chanel lash curlers than false lashes) and here she shares her very glam, go-to beauty items.

Tom Ford – Tom Ford Brow Sculptor ChestnutChanel Precision Eyelash Curler, $34 at Nordstrom -- Calter’s favorite eyelash curler happens to work well at curling her lashes, but, she claims, “It’s also really cute.”

Tom Ford Brow Sculptor, $42 at Neiman Marcus –- “If I could only 32Sephora- Yves Saint Laurent MASCARA VOLUME EFFET FAUX CILS-br-Luxurious Mascara- Mascarahave 1item in my bag this is it. The angled pencil makes it great for everything,” says Calter.  She uses the flat, wide angle on her eyes for a daytime smokey look and turns the occasional blemish into a beauty mark. “I use the point side to fill and shape my brows.”

YSL Faux Cils Mascara in black, $32 at–- Calter loves this product so much that she buys it as a two-pack at the duty-free shop when traveling abroad.

Tom Ford Lipstick, $48 at–- “Yes I know I always plug this product, but it is officially the best, even for the price,” she says. “I wear True Coral for spring/summer, but will be transitioning to Violet Fatale for fall.”

37Sephora- Clinique Age Defense BB Cream SPF 30- Tinted MoisturizersClinique BB Cream, $37 at –- This is the designer’s favorite new product because not only does it act as a primer and light foundation, but it’s moisturizing and has SPF 30. And a product that does quadruple duty suits Calter’s busy lifestyle. “I'm really into less is more these days,” she says. “I have been going every other day without creams to let the skin breathe and reboot its own natural oils.”

--Melissa Magsaysay


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Photos: Top: Corey Lynn Calter/Corey Lynn Calter; below left: Chanel Precision eyelash curler/Chanel; Tom Ford lipstick in Violet Fatale/Tom Ford, left: Tom Ford brow sculptor/Tom Ford; right: YSL Faux Cils mascara in black/YSL Beaute; left: Clinique BB Cream/Clinique