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Great Christmas Book-Makeup Wakeup

My copy of Makeup Wakeup is never far from my makeup table.
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Sandy Linter’s book, Makeup Wakeup, Revitalizing Your Look at Any Age, written with Lois Joy Johnson, award-winning journalist and founding beauty editor of MORE Magazine, is a great Holiday gift for you and your girlfriends. This book should be on every woman over 45’s makeup table because it’s a step-by-step, written and photo tutorial about more than just makeup.

The stunning photographs, taken by photographer, Michael Waring, shows Sandy applying makeup to barefaced supermodels like 1010ParkPlace’s own, Kim Alexis, who is featured on the cover.

Makeup Wakeup is more than a “how-to” book. Sandy and Lois dish with the well-known women they feature like supermodels Kim Alexis, Nancy Donahue, Patty Hansen, Carol Alt, Cheryl Tiegs, actress Sigourney Weaver and rockstar Debbie Harry, among others–on aging, makeup solutions for sun damage, dealing with your beauty obsessions (hair loss, veiny, bony hands, spider veins), six beauty tips that change EVERYTHING and too many helpful things for me to mention. They also give us a list of their favorite products–in every category–along with the straight skinny on Botox, fillers and plastic surgery. The book is 288 pages worth of the collective knowledge of all of these beauty icons.

Makeup Wakeup is my “look the best I can” Bible. Other than my jowls–which seem to get droopier by the month–one of my biggest issues is dark circles under my eyes. Here’s what Sandy has to say in Makeup Wakeup about dark circles:

“Try using foundation as “concealer” before adding real concealer. You need to be very discriminating. Apply full-coverage concealer on brown spots or dark circles only after you’ve used your foundation as much as possible for camouflage. You want to avoid applying too much concealer. Many women unnecessarily overdose on coverage in the eye area. I like creamy concealers like Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer and Lancôme Effacernes for extra eye coverage. At some point however, under eye concealer is useless. I opt not to use it on women with very thin skin under the eyes. Instead, I use a highlighter pen on the inner corner of the eyes or under the brow. The last thing we need is highlighted wrinkles. A soft white pencil is useful on the deep inner corner of the eye and will brighten the eye in place of concealer, which doesn’t cut it anymore.”

Do yourself and your girlfriends a favor. Give all of you a copy of Makeup Wakeup! The best you can be will thank you!


  • Jen Lawrence December 6, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Ooh, I need to check this out. I’m forever battling under eye circles and sun damage.

  • 1010 Park Place December 7, 2016 at 8:33 am

    You can order it on this 1010ParkPlace link!

  • Renee December 7, 2016 at 8:55 am

    Wow, I am doing something right, I use my makeup under the eyes instead of concealor and it works…

    • 1010ParkPlace December 9, 2016 at 10:47 am

      I need a little extra help, so I use both, keeping in mind Sandy’s experienced words.

  • Andrea Bates December 7, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    What an interesting sounding book. I have never heard of it, or the author, but glad it’s worked for you!!

    • 1010ParkPlace December 9, 2016 at 10:48 am

      I love it, Andrea! Sandy has yet to steer me wrong.

  • Esther Zimmer December 8, 2016 at 4:56 am

    What a great tip! And what a great gift suggestion! Essie xx

  • 1010ParkPlace.com December 9, 2016 at 10:49 am

    It’s a beautiful book as well, Essie! xoxox, Brenda

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