OnlyOnAOL: Not into bee-sting therapy? Try these beauty devices instead

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By: Donna Freydkin

In interview with the New York Times, Gwyneth Paltrow said she's tried apitherapy, which means being stung by bees. By choice. It's painful, she admits.

We love Paltrow and are big fans of her new skincare line and her site (her recipes are on point, for starters), but bee-stung anything (except lips) doesn't sound too appealing. So in lieu of that, here are a few skincare treatments and devices that also do the job -- with minimal discomfort. (And for added pizzazz, watch our interview with style guru Isaac Mizrahi above).

NuFace Trinity aims to improve skin tone, reduce wrinkles, and make you way more radiant.

Every makeup artist swears by Clarisonic and we're fans of the Mia Fit, the lightweight and waterproof invention for the skin guru on the go. Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts are fans of the original brush.

Foreo Luna is adorable. Plus, it reduces pore size, minimizes fine lines and exfoliates your face. Sold.

Illumage is the first laser that is FDA‐approved for home use, and it will make your face look way smoother.

SK-II Skin Signature 3D Redefining Mask is perfection. And we do mean perfection. Cate Blanchett (plus tons of other stars) swear by these ditties, which refresh your visage like crazy.

Lancôme Génifique Youth Activating Second Skin Mask is for folks on the go. One application delivers a half bottle of Génifique Serum in a single application.

CLINIQUE Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush brings the brand's skincare finesse right into your bathroom. It's efficient and very effective.

And a few other makeup ideas for a spring reboot.

3 hot beauty trends: the ultimate spring makeup reboot
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Highlighter Eyes

Vibrant shadow has been our winter go-to for adding a pop of color to smoky eyes. But now, with a hint of chrome, brightly winged lids are without a doubt the most eye-catching look for spring.
Start by creating a bold teal cat eye.

Celebrity makeup artist Sir John recommends patting teal eye shadow over the liner to seal the shade and make it extra opaque.

Next, add silver liner to your inner corners and to the center of each lid. Again, pat with silver shadow to enhance the metallic tone.

Now add a swipe of violet liner on the lower lash line and a coat of black mascara for the perfect finish.

Peek-a-boo Pastel-Pink Highlights

Pastel shades from lilac to baby blue continue to reign supreme among hair colorists -- especially as we move into music festival season. The peek-a-boo approach is our favorite way to test out the look, and blush pink is our go-to hue. 

Start by sectioning your hair. Use the bottom of your ears as a guide for separating your strands, and pin up pieces you don’t intend to color.

Pro Tip: For best results with this shade, celebrity colorist Kari Hill recommends only coloring blond hair or light-brown hair that’s been pre-lightened. 

Next, use the directions to make sure you mix your favorite pastel-pink color correctly, and then apply it to your hair in one-inch pieces.

Let it set for 20 minutes before rinsing, conditioning and styling. Then, play with different hairstyles that highlight your colorful coif.

Layered Lips

We’re obsessed with this easy way to perfect your pout for spring. Layering two different lip colors lets you create your own custom hue.
To achieve this fiery color, swipe a magenta-pink matte gloss across your lower lip and apply a red matte gloss to your top lip.
Then, use what Sir John calls “the peanut butter and jelly, or PB&J,” technique to blend the two shades into one. Simply press your lips together (as if you were blotting on a tissue), but don’t rub them from side to side. 

Now that you’ve got the know-how, it’s time to give these bold beauty looks a try.

For more beauty inspiration:
7 spring color trends to try now
The most beautiful bold palettes for every eye color
5 amazing ways oil will boost your beauty routine


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