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10 Beauty and Style Party Tricks for Grownups

How to pull out the stops for any special occasion

Dame Emma Thompson attends The Icon Ball during London Fashion Week and Cynthia Nixon and Sarah Jessica Parker on the set of And Just Like That

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(Left to right) Emma Thompson, Cynthia Nixon and Sarah Jessica Parker

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Drop the sweats and grab your hot rollers. Real-life social occasions are back — along with a bunch of updated solutions for every situation and event. However, unlike Carrie Bradshaw and friends, most women 50-plus have a tough time pulling together a festive look. Here’s a refresher guide to getting there. Now slip your Vax card and mask into your clutch and have a great time.

Lois Joy Johnson is a beauty and style editor who focuses on women 50 and older. She was the beauty and style editor at Ladies’ Home Journal and a founding editor of More magazine. She has written three books: The Makeup Wakeup, The Wardrobe Wakeup and The Woman's Wakeup.