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Beauty Tips and Tricks from ELLE Editor Kate Growney

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Kate Growney spent eight years as a beauty editor for Elle Magazine before launching Saffron James Parfums, her own line of eco-friendly fragrances which contributes one dollar from each purchase to environmental and cultural preservation in Hawaii.Tom Ford Beauty in ELLE

Kate’s favorite beauty tips and tricks:
  • Wear undereye concealer to look good in pictures, even if you don’t have dark circles. When the flash hits the makeup, it creates a bounce of light that makes your eyes look brighter.
  • Her must-have skin treatment: Intense Pulsed Light with Levulan once per year. “Your face will look terrible for five days. But then all the sunspots fall off, and your skin texture is great.”
  • When she doesn’t have time to get her nails done, Kate buffs them and runs a white nail pencil under the tips. “It’s like an au naturel French manicure.”
  • Kate’s cheap DIY way to whiten her teeth: rinse with a tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide for 10 minutes once per week. (Don’t worry, it’s nontoxic and already in most whitening products; that doesn’t make it taste any better, though.)
  • Makeup artist Paula Dorf taught Kate to use black pencil to line the inside of upper lashes, then dot the lower lash line with it and blend. “Once you’ve tried it, you won’t be able to leave the house without it.”
  • Kate advises that synthetic ingredients in fragrances hold truer to their notes and smell the same on everyone, while natural ones change on different skins.

Kate’s top product picks:

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