Thursday, May 14, 2009

Staging Your Comeback

I most recent read to determine how to improve my look has been Staging Your Comeback, A Complete Beauty Revival for Women Over 45 by Christopher Hopkins. I really like the way this book is organized. It breaks down typical fitting problems, and gives suggestions on how to address them. It also has a questionnaire to determine one's image profile, either classic, casual, romantic, dramatic, innovative or alluring and suggests how to bring that style into one's 4th decade and beyond. It also discusses hair and make-up as one gets older. This book is definitely worth reading, especially if you have trouble choosing styles that flatter your body shape.

What I learned from this book:
1. The best blouses for a full chest: gathered yoke, tailored, raglan, bell sleeve, peasant sleeve, surplice wrap. Don't wear short sleeves.
2. To apply shadow on drooping lids, look straight ahead and apply a dark shadow just above the lash line. Raise your eyebrows and blend.
3. Wear a long-leg shaper to get rid of visible panty line.

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