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Look as Young as You Feel

Easy style and grooming tips for men and women

Face

Most women had fuller brows when they were younger, so darkening and thickening pale, thin eyebrows can have a dramatic effect. Skinner — who has styled, among many others, the Dixie Chicks, Bon Jovi and Michael Jordan — suggests dying brows an ash-brown or another “cool” color (as opposed to a red tone). “When you first get them done, you’re going to feel like Frida Kahlo,” she warns, “but the next day you’ll love it.”

You can fill in hairless gaps with a powder, says Simmons, who often uses a medium-brown eye shadow on her clients. They’re usually surprised by the difference it makes. “They say, oh my gosh, I look awake!’” Simmons adds, “Nice eyebrows frame your face and prevent you from looking washed out.”

"Use an exfoliating scrub once a week and moisturize." — Ramy Gafni, celebrity makeup artist

Gafni is famous for his expertise with “guybrows.” For his male clients, he goes with subtle tweezing and trimming, “so they can be groomed without looking like they’ve obviously had their eyebrows done.” It’s easy to overpluck, so he suggests having them professionally shaped, then trying to maintain it yourself. Or, he says, at least have the barber trim the excess brow hair to avoid “the grandpa look.”

While you’re at it, guys, says Skinner, “get your ear and nose hair taken care of. Nothing turns women off like [hairy ears and nostrils].”

Makeup

Eve Pearl, a five-time Emmy-winning makeup professional who’s known for her work on The View, uses a salmon-colored concealer for the dark under-eye area (on both male and female clients). “We’ve all been told to wear yellow under our eyes, but that’s a big no-no,” says Pearl. “When you put yellow over blue it actually emphasizes our darkness. The salmon will neutralize the blue and give you a beautiful, even tone.”

Skinner steers women toward a cream or stick foundation, which she says will blend into the skin better than a powder (our skin gets dryer with time). And lips, she adds, “lose fullness when we get older, so try to rethink the dark lipstick. It only accentuates the thinness.” Pearl, who has her own Eve Pearl makeup line, suggests mauve, or a rosy – not a hard red – color for lips, “and don’t be scared of a little bit of gloss. We want to look dewy.”

The average man isn’t going to wear makeup, but he can still improve his skin. Gafni says he often sees male clients with lines and wrinkles caused not by age, but by very dry skin. He tells them to use an exfoliating scrub once a week and moisturize, and “it will make a huge difference.”

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