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Makeup can add life to your looks

(ran TP, CI, PT, HT editions)

As we get older, the color fades from our skin, lips, eyes and hair. Here are some makeup tips:

+ Don't be afraid of bright colors, even if you think deep or pastel colors look best. A dash of color can make you appear happy, enthusiastic, optimistic and alert to others.

+ Turn up the color just a tad with a more vibrant lipstick and blush to avoid looking washed out. African-Americans may not see a change in skin tone until their hair turns white.

+ Wear your glasses when applying makeup.

+ Use a light touch with makeup; caked-on makeup settles into lines, making them more obvious.

+ Avoid frosted makeup; look for makeup with a dewy consistency.

+ Use plenty of moisturizer if your skin feels dry.

+ Neutral eye shadow looks the best.

+ Give light or sparse eyebrows definition with a brow pencil or powder.

+ Black mascara looks too harsh; try dark brown or charcoal instead.

+ Outline your lips with a lip pencil to prevent color from bleeding into the fine lines around your mouth. Avoid dark lipcolor.

+ Use concealor to camouflage shadows under the eye and skin discoloration.