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Rainbow beauty.

Does anyone carry makeup just for African-Americans?

More and more companies are cluing in to the fact that girls come in more colors than Ivory, Natural and Medium. Revlon, Tommy Hilfiger and MAC offer great color choices. But there are also several lines with shades custommade for darker skin. Check out Black Opal, Iman, Interface and Sepia (all are available from www.sephora.com). Best bets? Look for eye and cheek colors with touches of gold or red--two colors that really flatter African-American skin.

SWIRL GIRL

For every girl perplexed by what lip gloss goes best with tie-dyed shirts, we offer peace of mind. Fall eyes, lips and nails are positively psychedelic. Try Jane Spin Masters Eye Zing in Catch a Wave, Limited Too Groovy Gloss in Blueberry Jam, Jane Spin Masters nail color in Radioactive and Cover Girl Stack-Ups Lip Swirl in Cotton Candy and Raspberry Cream. Far out!

My ponytail is never smooth and sleek! "Mist a flat bristle-brush with holding spray," advises Sydney Freeman from the Arrojo Cutler Salon in New York, "and then smooth hair back. Secure with a hair bungee. This device helps your style stay sleek." The newest look? "Ponytails at the nape of your neck." Chicl

Be a Lush

Love homemade beauty products but don't always have time or gardenia extract to spare? Try Lush, a cool new beauty company that makes products by hand using fresh ingredients. The Wiccy Magic Muscles Massage Bars ($7) are great after a tough practice --mint, cinnamon and Aduki beans take away the pain. The Elixir Bubble Bar ($9) has curried our favor--you'll love the cardamon, ginger and coriander. Don't miss the bath melts, scrubs, masks and shampoo bars. It's all available by phone (888/733-LUSH) and on-line at www.lushcanada.com.

Lover it!

If you were the kind of girl who always chose the 96-color box of crayons, do we have the makeup for you. Big selection now comes in tiny packages. Lorac packs six eyeshadows plus a mascara into a box the size of a credit card. Black Opal's Swing Out! fits six lip colors plus a lip brush into a tube no bigger than a pack of LifeSavers. Sorry, pineapple flavor not included.
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Date:Oct 1, 2000
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