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Civility by Diana Olson:

Image: beauty tips

August 21, 2008

Part 3

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Continuing with beauty tips articles is really fun for me. I hope it is also for you!

•?Dry cleaning: Make sure that all matching pieces of an outfit are cleaned at the same time, even though only one piece is soiled. Read labels, and take clothing out of plastic bags.

•?Lipstick: To project the eyes forward, wear lipstick as light, dark, warm, or cool as your eyes. It also should match your skin tone, i.e. ivory, peach, bronze, rose, or olive.

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•?Blush: Apply blush on the cheek apples and blend up to the hairline. For an elongated or oval face, use a horizontal line from the middle of the eyes straight across to the hairline.

•?Retin-A or Renova with moisturizer: You need to be under a doctor’s supervision to use this age-defying product that can be used to improve crow’s feet, fine wrinkling around the eyes, fine wrinkling, crepiness on the backs of hands, age or liver spots on the face, forearms, calves, “paper cut” lines above the lips, lightening freckles, age spots and moles. Porcelana (with sunscreen) and Renova are good for difficult sunspots. Wear a SPF 30 sunblock as skin will be more sensitive with this product.

•?Slimming camouflage: Figure variations occur. There is nothing wrong with your body that the correct clothing cannot fix: Long-waisted — wear a belt the color of the pants; Bow legs — wear cropped pants as they are full at the bowed legs and show off shapely calves; Short-waisted — wear a longer sweater or blouse, blouson-style top with pants that skim the hips; Full bust — choose a generously cut jacket, blouse, or sweater with dolman sleeves; Full hips and thighs — longer flared skirts, A-Lines, culottes and skorts are flattering.

•?Secrets of the pros: Get rid of any clothes that you haven’t worn in two years. Create your wardrobe around pieces that you can build on year after year. Create a wardrobe that includes, work, weekend and evening wardrobe. Start with separates to create lots of mix-and-match options. Buy only clothing that fits well; it adds expense to have it tailored. Buy what personally works for you, as trends are very short-lived. Discover your image type and shop consistently for only what really works for you. Educate yourself to discover your uniqueness.


DIANA OLSON provides image and etiquette consultations and seminars. Contact diana@dianaolson.com or www.dianaolson.com

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