LE SMOKING

YSL's Eye Colour Touch water-resistant cream eyeshadow ($27.50) makes smoky eyes mistake-proof: Just brush on and blend with fingers

Calvin in Color

Minimalist black compacts — so classic ck, but what's inside may surprise you. Channeling the spring fashions, the new mix of lipsticks, liners, blushes, and nail lacquers ($10 to $32) offers up quintessential Calvin neutrals topped with impressively bold brights. "It's the modern way to wear color," says global makeup artist Mark Carrasquillo. "I love a nude face with a pop of teal on the eyes or a punchy lip!"

Busy Body

Warning: Your guy will steal this. Sonya Dakar Vita-Foliant ($45), a body treatment that gently exfoliates with crushed bamboo, walnut, and flaxseed, is just about the only scrub out there that also foams up like a trusty soap.

Painter's Palette

The ombré finish of Avon's Jillian Dempsey Signature Pink Horizon Blush ($8) reminds me of the spray-paint fade on the new Louis Vuitton bags (left), but the real draw is its function: The deep pink flushes your apples, while the paler shade highlights your cheekbones.

Kiss & Sell

Each of the sexy new glosses from Keisha Whitaker's Kissable Couture ($22) collection is named after a man she and her friends have locked lips with, including a sparkling ruby one named "Forest" — after her Academy Award–winning husband. Laughs Keisha diplomatically, "He knows he's my favorite!"

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