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Last Week to Win Makeup Wakeup!

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A lot of makeup/beauty books and videos come to my attention, but Makeup Wakeup is the best “how-to” book I’ve seen for women over 40. Written by legendary makeup artist, Sandy Linter, and founding editor and former beauty and fashion director of MORE Magazine, Lois Joy Johnson, Makeup Wakeup shows every woman how to revitalize and update her makeup.

It’s like trading beauty secrets with your girlfriends, only these girlfriends have helped define what it means to look our best at any age.

For the last 40 years, Sandy Linter and Lois Joy Johnson have made the top celebrities, supermodels and heads of state cover ready, and they’ve shared all of their tricks in Makeup Wakeup. Some of their best supermodel and celebrity girlfriends bare all–wrinkles, freckles and lip lines–in 8″ x 10″ color “before” and “after” head shots. I’ve read and re-read this book, underlined passages and have yellow Post-It notes on half a dozen pages. It’s my go-to before I buy a new product.

Sandy and Lois start with moisturizers, primers, foundation, concealers, etc., giving us their favorite brands and shades that are flattering to women, and why, whether we’re fair skinned or women of color. Sixty-three pages are devoted to Botox, plastic surgery, top dermatologists and surgeons and should you get some work done: yes, no, maybe.

If you want to win a copy of Makeup Wakeup, leave me a commentate the bottom of this post, and to increase your chances of winning, subscribe to 1010ParkPlace.com. If you’re not the lucky winner and want to purchase a copy, click on this link.


  • Elizabeth September 25, 2015 at 6:27 am

    I could definitely use this book!

  • Cindy Greenwood September 25, 2015 at 9:02 am

    Makeup-something I’m not very good at, but would like to be! A good resource is worth it’s weight in gold…

  • Michelle September 25, 2015 at 10:29 am

    I have been applying my makeup the same for 35 years now. I need an update. haha.

  • Jennifer Connolly September 25, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    I need this one! I love dabbling with putty and paint, but the surfaces are shifting so I could use some new tools!

  • claudoo November 24, 2015 at 11:46 am

    I downloaded this book to my Kindle after seeing you feature it, Brenda and it’s fantastic! Thanks for the tip.

  • Melissa Moore December 6, 2016 at 9:08 am

    This sounds like exactly what I need! Looking forward to reading it!!

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