Made Up

The cosmetics counter can be a source of excitement or a source of dread. Miles of candy colors and expensive packaging beckon women with promises of youth and beauty, but how can we know what lives up to the hype? Will this cream really "firm and brighten"? Can this waterproof mascara stand up to a day at Hurricane Harbor? Figuring out a beauty routine is a matter of trial and so many errors (don't get us started on the not-quite-right foundation we can't seem to toss), but there's no better place to start than Beauty Live. The event features presentations by top cosmetic and beauty experts, makeovers, and giveaways throughout the Galleria, 13350 Dallas Parkway. Beauty Live runs Saturday and Sunday, with a pink-themed kickoff party on Friday night. The main event is free to attend; the party is $25. For more info, call 972-702-7107 or visit
Fri., April 1; Sat., April 2; Sun., April 3, 2011