The New York City Housewives & DEX New York Beauty

Alex McCord, Kelly Killoren Bensimon, Jill Zarin and Ramona Singer got powdered, color-perfected and runway-ready with the DEX New York makeup team and their mineral (anti-aging!) makeup collection in preparation for their big moment down the catwalk at the Brooklyn Fashion Week(end) in New York City!

All four Housewives loved the DEX New York Spring 2010 look created specifically for their show – a smokey, black-silver shimmery eye topped off with a pearly sheen, off-set by pale Guava-colored light pink lips.

From left: Kelly Killoren Bensimon and Alex McCord

Kelly who loves natural beauty products and makeup was ecstatic about the photogenic and super-vibrant mineral makeup colors and requested that DEX’s makeup team create her top secret look for Halloween that she was coordinating with her daughter.

Ramona, who was so struck by how youthful she looked after the DEX makeover requested the photographer take a photo of her, so that she can use it as her Facebook profile image!

And Jill demanded that DEX create a special Beauty Portfolio for her so she can use the healthy-for-skin and anti-aging makeup everyday and plans on stopping by the DEX New York Studio ( ) for her beauty day with the makeup and hair artistry team at 224 West 30th Street – at the heart of Chelsea in NYC!

Here is how to get the makeup look:

EYE: To create the updated Spring 2010 version of the smokey eye look, the makeup artists first used the DEX Modern Minerals Mineral Pressed Eye Shadow ($18) in Wall Street Onyx all around the eyes and then blended up with the silvery Empire State Platinum. As a final touch to soften the look, makeup artists applied the pearly white Mineral Loose Pigment color ($22) in The Cloisters Pearl for a subtle, yet youthful glow!

Dex Artist Portfolio

LIP: To off-set the high-impact eye, DEX New York artists softened the mouth with a flirty, guava-pink mix of two lip glosses ($16ea.) in Franklin Street Nude and Central Park West Guava. The ultra-hydrating and subtle color of the nude and pink added just enough sweetness to offset the tart, backstage talk that went on non-stop backstage!

Skin: The DEX New York makeup artists’ top secret trick to achieving flawless skin, no matter how tanned (Kelly) or how snowy white (Alex) the complexion! Called “The Blend” – the secret mix uses three Mineral foundation formulas – the Mineral Tinted Hydrator ($32), Mineral Loose Foundation Powder ($30) and Mineral Glow ($34), for a fool-proof mix that provides all the necessary coverage for fine lines, dark or red spots, while creating a flawless, youthfully radiant, natural-looking finish. For a fresh and healthy finish, contour the face by layering an orangey-tan blush with an orangey-pink blush and blend well. DEX New York’s Mineral Pressed Powder Blushes ($21) in Beekman Place Coral Pink and City Hall Terracotta were used on the Housewives during the show!

Dex New York Beauty Atrium

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