Question: What can I do to look fabulous in less than a week?

Question: I just found out that my old crush is coming to the holiday office party this week. I want to look  amazing.  Would you suggest  IPL or Botox?

Answer:  Both  procedures are very effective, but I would be concerned about doing them right before an important event, especially if its the first time you’ve had them.  Although its called the “lunchtime laser”, IPL can leave red splotches and scabs  that will take a few days to heal.  Botox injections can  hit  a little blood vessels and produce  pretty big bruises.   Rather than doing a full court  press on your face,  If you need to look amazing immediately I would start with  a home microdermabrasion kit  from Clarisonic, DDF, or Neutrogena.  They will polish and refresh your skin and make an incredible difference, especially  if  its not something  you do everyday.    Then  make certain that  you hair is freshly colored, cut and blown  out professionally for the  night of the party. And  I trick I learned  in college,  stop by a cosmetics counter and get a professional makeup.  There’s no charge, but I always  buy a lipstick or shadow since  most stylists work on commission.

If you really want to own the room, make sure  your outfit is new and reflects  current  style trends.  For really great holiday fashion tips check out  Fabulous After 40.

2 thoughts on “Question: What can I do to look fabulous in less than a week?

  1. How about contacting a pro makeup artist and getting a really great makeup application? Most of the time, you’ll walk away from a counter looking garish and inappropriate. They are all about selling the latest from their line. Simply google Makeup Artists in your area and they will take a lot of time to work with you and make you look fabulous. One exception is the people at MAC, but you still have to buy at least 50.00 worth of products. About the same as a Pro would charge for an hour. It’s so worth it!

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