By Amy Yu

What’s in a pout? Sexy girl power, that’s what. No wonder the aptly named Pout Cosmetics took the Grammys and the Oscars by storm””and you can too with their “Five and Fabulous” product line-up.

Allison McGinnis and Deb Svarc, key Pout Makeup Artists, shared with BNLA their tips on how to achieve that fabulous glow and radiance with only 3 to 5 Pout products! As McGinnis described, “Our products are made for the average woman (mother, business woman, student) to use easily, without spending a lot of time, that they probably don’t have, on their makeup.”

Go from blah to beautiful in about 5 minute with Pout’s Top Five Products that will create a radiant you!

1) After Glow-Illuminator ($30) is a translucent cream illuminator that gives your skin a healthy bronze glow. The cute packaging alone will brighten you up!

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2) Wild Berries Flush Blush ($22) will have you blushing a natural dusty pink. Pout’s unique cream to powder formula leaves a sheer wash of color that can be layered for added intensity.

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3) Bamboo Eyeslick ($22) is a cream to powder eye shadow that won’t crease or fade as the paparazzi light bulbs flash away. The color “Bamboo” offers a brown shimmer that’s smokin’ sexy.

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4) Big Lash Black Mascara ($20) gives you volume, length, and curl all in one. Go ahead and bat those beautiful lashes with the best of “˜em.

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5) Pout Lip Plump ($24) is the best lip plumping gloss out there ““ not only does it act as plumping treatment for the lips, but it won’t dry out or irritate lips either. It’s also got a peppermint taste to boot!

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Need a little extra “oomph”? Take a few more minutes for these “gotta’ have a little extra” products.

6) Eye Want You Eye Pencil ($18) ““ Retractable black eye pencil with built-in smudger that helps you create sultry eyes.

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6) Sun Kissed Bronzer ($26) gives you that sunkissed look thanks to the light tan bronzer.

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7) Horny Hilda Lip Polish ($16) this vibrant bubblegum pink lip gloss that will leave the boys”¦well, let’s just say as hot and bothered as Hilda.

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8) Want to spend a bit more time””and dinero? The Mini Brush Set$40 is featured in a luxe blueberry wallet. It contains a Blusher Brush, a Small Eye Shadow Brush, a Blender Brush, a Fine Line Brush, and a Retractable Lip Brush. (Exclusive to Henri Bendel: 212.247.1100)

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Find POUT Cosmetics at Victoria’s Secret stores;; Fred Segal Beauty, LA; select Sephora stores;; and select boutiques worldwide.

Originally published April 2006
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