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Ginny Dunleavy

The best new blushes to try

The Lancome Blush Subtil Palette Blush & Glow

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The perfect antidote to winter-weary complexions is a stroke of springtime blush. Here are four new ones to try:

1. By Terry Cellularose Blush Glace warms you up with light-activating "brightening cells" to enrich the shade and give depth, texture; $58 at Barneys New York, Space NK, beauty.com

2. Lancôme Blush Subtil Palette Blush & Glow Trio comes in three threesomes -- Ménage à...

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Free mini makeovers in Huntington, NYC sample sales

Stop by Bloomingdale's Walt Whitman Shops and Roosevelt

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May 19-25

Stop by the Estee Lauder counter at Lord & Taylor in WALT WHITMAN SHOPS in Huntington Station for a free three-minute makeup touch-up, now through May 25; get a Lily Pulitzer tote bag and gift set with a foundation or skin care purchase of $35 or more (while supplies last). On May 24, meet Chanel artist Mario Penailillo, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., for a complimentary makeover consultation....

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Meet designer Whitney Eve Port, Oscar de la Renta sample sale and more

Meet designer Whitney Eve Port at Mixology stores

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May 14

At Bloomingdale's Roosevelt Field, open a new bridal registry and enjoy a fashion presentation, 7-9 p.m., and get a $500 gift card toward a purchase of $2,500 or more at Bridal Reflections (while supplies last). To reserve, call 516-873-2744.

May 15-18

The Lighthouse Guild's Posh Sale, Manhattan, offers women's and men's new and gently used designer clothes and accessories,...

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Free beauty treatments, Rebecca Minkoff sample sale

Thakoon's spring/summer 2013 collection is on sale, May

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May 8

Indulge yourself at SIMON MALLS with free mini-beauty services, treats and entertainment, 5-8 p.m., along with fashion shows (hourly from 5 p.m. at Walt Whitman Shops and at 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Smithaven Mall) and much more. The first 200 people to register at Roosevelt Field (516-742-8000) and Walt Whitman Shops (631-271-1741) and the first 250 at Smithaven Mall (631-724-8066) receive...

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Free Comic Book Day on Long Island

Free Comic Book Day will take place on

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Attention LI comic book fans: your weekend just got a lot more exciting.

This Saturday (May 3) marks the 12th annual celebration of  Free Comic Book Day, which is held each year on the first Saturday in May. Over 2,000 comic book shops are participating around the world and it is estimated that over 4.6 million comics will be given away.

From superhero adventures to kid-friendly...

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Spring cosmetics runway show, NYC sample sales

MCM totes and handbags are on sale April

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April 29 - May 4

Bridal Reflections is hosting a GALIA LAHAV bridal and eveningwear trunk show with the designer, at 260 Fifth Ave., Manhattan. This event is by appointment only; 212-764-3040.

May 1-2, 4

BLOOMINGDALE'S at Walt Whitman Shops has Marco Bicego's limited edition jewelry trunk show, noon-5 p.m. May 1. On May 2, shop Roberto Coin's "The Art of the Cocktail Party" fine...

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Lysse launches ready-to-wear shapewear collection

Lysse, the popular, slimming legging brand, has branched

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Say so long to the pinching and compression (ow!) of traditional shapewear worn under your clothes. Lysse, (which means smooth in French), whose popular, slimming high-waisted leggings have been a godsend to many of us gals with a bit a bulge or a mega-muffin top, has launched its first ready-to-wear collection that goes w-a-y beyond leggings potentially making those killer tight body shapers a...

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4 new concealers to try

Iman Cosmetics has launched CC Correct and Cover

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There's always a little something you want to hide, and these new concealers will do the trick:

1. Laura Mercier's High Coverage Concealer will de-puff under the eyes and hide circles. Honey, vitamin E and fruit acids nourish and smooth in 12 shades, $28; at Mercier counters and lauramercier.com.

2. Iman Cosmetics has launched CC Correct & Cover Powder to Crème Concealer. The product...

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Ooh La La Boutiques announces fourth annual charity fashion show

Ooh La La Boutiques will host their fourth

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There's nothing quite as fun as fashion that gives back.

Long Island-based Ooh la la Boutiques announced they'll be hosting their fourth annual Glitz, Glamour, Groove, Give Fashion Show benefiting Habitat for Humanity on Friday, May 16 in Island Park.

Tickets for the show, which will feature food, an open bar and a chic runway show, are $75, or $100 at the door.

In the past, celebs...

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Smithtown spa deal, NYC sample sales

Lauren Merkin handbags, clutches and accessories are on

(Credit: Lauren Merkin)

April 22

SPATIQUE MEDICAL SPA in Smithtown holds an informational session on CoolSculpting, a nonsurgical body contouring treatment, 7:30 p.m., at 260 Middle Country Rd., Suite 208. One guest will receive a free treatment; bring a friend and get a complimentary gift. Reservations required; 631-724-7720.

April 24

See a spring fashion and style show by OOH LA LA BOUTIQUE and BEE...

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