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  • Unknown Binding
  • Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers+ (2011)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004TGSHJW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (138 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,142,572 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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ABOUT LOIS JOY JOHNSON :

As a top beauty and style editor with over twenty five years of makeover and photo shoot experience I'm not taken in by trends, gimmicks and hype.Maybe it's because I've worked hands-on for over a decade with thousands of real-life readers, A-list models and celebs over 40 as one of MORE magazine's founding editors and its beauty and fashion editorial director from 1997 to 2008. I know how women feel about age as their faces and bodies change and their lifestyles, finances, work, relationships, tastes and interests continue to evolve. My beauty book THE MAKEUP WAKEUP( co-authored with makeup artist Sandy Linter)and my fashion sequel THE WARDROBE WAKEUP were inspired by the millions of magazine and online readers who shared their concerns and the behind-the-scenes experts who shared their secrets.
Like you, I live a real everyday un-star-like life ( with a few diva moments thrown in to keep things lively) as a wife, mom of two amazing adult daughters and a Yorkie Poo Louie and that's just fine with me.Check my weekly beauty and style column on AARP.org for more straight talk!

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171 of 173 people found the following review helpful By Nina on March 25, 2011
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I'm 74 and havn't really bothered with eye make up for the last several years; a little foundation, some blush and lip gloss;
that was it...until I read " The Makeup Wakeup". I was inspired and bought some of their recommendations, sat down and started
playing, following the very easy to understand visual directions. Suddenly, I looked so much younger and, I might add, so much
prettier! I can't believe it! My eyes really sparkle, my brows are now brushed and filled in and I've thrown away all the old makeup
that had been sitting in my drawer for the last ten years. I'm even using a soft colored lip pencil which defines the shape of my
mouth. This book is FABULOUS!!!! Thank you Lois and Sandy, you've changed my life. P.S. My husband keeps telling me how
lovely I look.

Nina
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56 of 58 people found the following review helpful By L. Bell on April 11, 2011
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i found many important and easy suggestions throughout this book. The authors understand our issues and provide meaningful advice to help us aging ladies look our best. I have enough makeup items to follow their makeup steps - and I'm thrilled with my updated, improved look.

I look forward to adding some new cosmetics and tools based on the chapter suggestions and my makeup kit's deficiencies. Surprisingly, I found that my fav makeup items were included in the authors' recommendations, so I was already "onto" some key makeup items that work well for aging skin and faces! Now that I know so much more about which processes, products and tools will likely yield a favorable result, I'll shop more confidently at the higher-priced makeup counters... I may even save money because I can more easily avoid buying the items that are aging and/or dated.

Kudos to the authors! And many thank yous to you both for affirming and inspiring this lady who has accepted her reality that she'll never look 25 again!
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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Robbie R on May 10, 2011
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The books is absolutely the best I've found for women over the ages of 30 & 40, on how to look your best. It's also better than any magazine piece I've ever read on the subject. The advice and techniques are excellent and it's nice to see how some of the biggest super models have maintained their looks without extensive cosmetic surgery. I modeled in my earlier days and learned proper skincare and advanced makeup application techniques, beauty secrets, etc. but that really doesn't prepare you for adapting those skills to a mature face and skin. Thanks so much to the authors for sharing their knowledge and providing so many great photos. I'm especially grateful that they recommended specific products, as most books do not. For example, I've acquired books by Bobbi Brown and other beauty gurus which were full of great pictures, but it was sooooo frustrating that you were never told what specific products and/or colors were used on the models. Now, if the authors would travel around to major cities to give clinics and individual instruction, that would be the icing on the cake ... no matter what the cost, I'd be there!
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By BeautyCook on June 9, 2011
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The last book I ever thought I'd be buying was a "How To" makeup book. After all, I'd been wearing makeup since I was fourteen and I knew everything, right? Maybe not. I'd look in the mirror and wonder why what I'd been doing for years wasn't working any more. With this book, I learned that was exactly my problem. My face wasn't the same, so my makeup shouldn't be either. I wound up throwing out most of my makeup and starting over. With far fewer products (you don't have to buy high-end either), I got a much better result. I highly recommend this book to every woman over 40 who wears makeup and to those who think they can't. When you see the before-and-after shots, you will realize that a lot of pretty women look that way because of carefully applied makeup. I've just discovered Sandy's makeup tutorials on youtube as well, which I plan to watch. My only question, Sandy, is why you apply light shadow on the lid AFTER the eyeliner, not before?
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47 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Ageless Beauty on March 23, 2011
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The Makeup Wakeup is possibly the best beauty book I've ever read. No other beauty book has lessons, and information like this one! The eye makeup chapter really explains how to do your eyes with professional results. The cosmetic surgery chapter is the first of its kind I've seen to offer inside secrets and options for REAL women. Simply amazing!!!
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Teacher on February 26, 2012
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I'm 58 and starting to look it -ugh. This book is so inspiring! The photos are of real women who look their age and look wonderful. The makeup ideas are simple and clearly explained. They suggest products at all price ranges (Lancome to Cover Girl) and you don't need to buy a lot to get similar results. "Revitalizing" is the key word. This isn't gimmicky makeup that tries to hide or distract or wow with colors. I really like the advice in this book and I highly recommend it.

If the peacock look is more for you, then try Makeup for Ageless Beauty: More than 40 Colorful, Creative Looks for Women 40 and Over
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Victoria M. Aylward on June 29, 2011
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I thoroughly loved this book!! I thought over the years of makeovers, and buddying up with Dept. Store make up artists, I pretty much knew everything. Not True!! There were so many inovative, and informative ideas in this book, and I loved the carefree, "Hell, we're old" sort of fun tone to it!
I enjoyed seeing all the models from the late seventies and early eighties, that I remembered from my first years of buying Vogue, and having an interest, sorry, obsession with Fashion. Some I hadn't seen since their height of circulation in the fashion magazines, for instance, Nancy Donohue!! Very inspiring to see that being over Forty, doesn't mean you've lost your sex appeal or your looks (Even though Hollywood does not agree, especially when it comes to actresses!)
There are step by step photo instructions for not only a basic every day makeup application, but for visual effects as well!! Buy this book!! Even if you're younger, I think you would come away with a lot of useful information from this book!! Sorry this is not a wordy review, but there are only so many ways to say Fabulous!!
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