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  • Don’t feel defeated by menopause: Look Great At Any Age, A Timeless Approach To Elegance

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    Happy Saturday! For this week’s 15th anniversary of FocusOnStyle online post, let’s help this reader save her style as her body is changing with age becasue with the right style intervension, we can all look great at any age. –S.H. Menopause and Beyond Fashion Tips How to achieve style that only gets better over time… Dear Sharon: Help, I look frumpy all the time! At 53 years old, I’m almost through “the Big M”. I,  like many of us, used…

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  • BIG beauty round up: What makeup do professional makeup artists really use?


    Kid in a candy story time! And a dirty little beauty fake it secret… If you love makeup and how it can change your looks from glum to glam, you’re gonna like this one. Especially, some of the tricks of the beauty trade. First thing to consider is that all makeup is not created equal. There’s consumer cosmetics that many times have more advertising puff than powder puff. And then there’s the pro brands that must stand up to the…

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  • So pretty on the red carpet or off


    Red Carpet Beauty: Gugu Mbatha-Raw is definitely a name to watch. For the premiere of  ‘Belle’ in New York the other night, Gugu’s natural hair and makeup stunned on the red carpet and off. It’s not the fussiness and doneness that we often associate with red carpet beauty, it’s that grace and prettiness which can be worn any time of the day. Thrilled to have celebrity makeup artist Nick Barose who used Juara skincare products share his makeup tips with you. Nick created…

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  • Red Carpet Beauty: Lupita Nyong’o channels Audrey Hepburn elegance, get her hair now!


    Red Carpet Beauty at the 2014 Oscars had us clamoring to cop the chic and simple hairstyle of it-girl of the moment Lupita Nyong’o… Beaming in a gorgeous shade of icey blue in a Grecian inspired pleated Prada number, Lupita Nyong’o served Oscar viewers a throwback to the carefree elegance of the inimitable Audrey Hepburn. >>CHECK OUT: Oscars 2014 Red Carpet Arrivals… as it happens By keeping it timeless, Nyong’o reminded us of the beauty of pure simplicity and the fact…

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  • Steal some Bombshell Sexy hair tonight from Versace Fall 2014

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    Don’t you love some bombshell sexy hair as a little bit of teased height is looking so right again. Let the recent Versace Fall 2014 runway lead you on the way to easy, super-glam sexy bombshell hair with professional style tips from the man who created the look himself… Sure the clothes won’t hit stores until next August, but who’s to say you can’t rock Donatella’s infamous 60’s inspired Bond-Girl ‘do today? And with super stylist Guido’s styling tips straight…

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  • Milan Fashion Week Beauty Trend Spotlight: It’s the easy hair from Prada Fall 2014 you can get tonight


      The first thing that you can steal from the Prada fall 14 runway is the severely tight hair, think of it as the best reason not to wash your hair today. Miuccia Prada’s “Act 2” collect referenced German avant-garde culture with austere simplicity that gave way vivid and bold outerwear, some the most flamboyantly fabulous jackets, that I may just want to add to my wish list. Along with THOSE red boots. Gosh, I don’t know about you, but I…

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  • Runway Beauty: The messy hair knot at Jenny Packham + How to get the look

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     It’s no surprise since we loved the easy glamour at Jenny Packham fall 2014, that we’d be equally as excited to bring you the hairstyle how to’s for the messy hair knot as seen on the runway.  Thanks to the folks at TRESemmé for helping out with the hairstyle how-to’s, using all drugstore products, save for the brush… Apply TRESemmé 24 Hour Body Foaming Mousse to hair and blow dry with a round brush Once hair is completely dry, back-brush hair…

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    15 years for FocusOnStyle online… oh, my! For our ongoing anniversary celebration, let’s revisit this 1999 feature covering Dress Tips for Women Over 50. What are some of your own go-to tips? – S.H. A Modern Take On Sex Appeal for Women Over Fifty Dear Sharon: Mid-life teenager, that’s me! I’m almost 50 years old and just started dating a wonderful, charming, and absolutely sexy man who is not chronologically challenged. At my age, most of the men I was able…

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  • Golden Globes Beauty- How to get Lupita Nyong’o’s hair


    For our money  Lupita Nyong’o is one, if not THE best dressed at the Golden Globes. Ok, so her red Ralph Lauren cape gown reminds some of the Tom Ford cape dress that Gwyneth wore to the 2012 Oscars but we love it just the same, no more! Lupita Nyong’o is a consistent stunner and we are delighted to have her Golden Globes natural hairstyle tips that you can try at home. Oh, yes, we’ve got them for you before the…

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  • Golden Globes Beauty- How to get Kate Blanchett’s makeup

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     For all of us at FocusOnStyle, Kate Blanchett is the epitome of modern elegance. We’re thrilled to have her makeup tips via her makeup artist Jeanine Lobell for tonight’s Golden Globes so you can adapt Kate’s “modern romance” look at her home THE LOOK: Soft and Romantic THE INSPIRATION: “We didn’t want to do the expected red lip to go with her gorgeous Armani black gown,” Said Lobell. “So we went the softer route. No harsh lines. Instead, I blended colors…

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  • Golden Globes Beauty- How to get Sofia Vergara’s soft wavy hairstyle

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     HINT: It’s super easy! We are loving the big romantic wavy hairstyle that Sophia Vergara is wearing to compliment her Zac Posen gown at tonight’s Golden Globes. Before the show is even over, we have the hairstyle how-to-s so you can replicate Sophia’s style at home. According to Celebrity Hairstylist Harry Josh, Sophia’s look was all about the return of classically simple yet chic hair. “Waves have ruled the red carpet for so long. We wanted to keep Sofia looking modern…

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