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10 Beauty and Style Tweaks Worth Making in 2022

Add some spark to your day-to-day look

Actresses Andie MacDowell and Mary Steenburgen

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Andie MacDowell (left) and Mary Steenburgen

Beauty and fashion trends are always a mix of the worst and best ideas. Championed on social media and retail sites, they usually have little to do with our 50-plus reality. But after the past few chaotic years we are all ready for something new. My advice? Just ignore the low-rise jeans, miniskirts and catsuits. Say no to yellow eyeshadow and emerald-green eyeliner and let the phrase “New Year, brave new you” be your guide to a fresh start.

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.