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Answer Angel: Quick, easy fix for thinning eyebrows

By Ellen Warren, Chicago Tribune on

Published in Fashion Daily News

Angelic Readers 1

One last eye makeup tip ...

Patty T. want to share this makeup removal hack: "I went to the doctor because I had like four styes in a row in my two eyes and I was wondering whether I was going nuts. I wasn't, and she said there's not really much you can do except for one thing: Wash your eyelids with Johnson's Baby Shampoo (, $1.39). I must say, I was a little hesitant the first time I put shampoo on my eyelids, but it works. The point is to remove any eye makeup that helps clogged pores because that's what a stye is."

Angelic Readers 2

Lauren S. writes: "A possible solution for your reader Ruby who has scarring on her legs and needs pantyhose for her new dress is to first use Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs body makeup spray (, $11.79) in the correct tone for her. I use it with peep toe shoes, and it is fantastic. Great coverage. If she then needs pantyhose, they don't have to be as thick or look like support hose."

From Ellen: I've tested leg makeup in the past (but not Sally Hansen brand) and found that the coverage is great but that it rubs off on furniture and clothing. Your suggestion that Ruby wear sheer hosiery to cover her legs after applying leg makeup should go a long way to resolving the rub-off issue. But a test beforehand is a must.

Reader Rant 1

Jacqueline N. gripes: "The inability of the computerized 'help' robots on the phone to actually solve a consumer problem. What a waste of consumers' time! Still have to wait for an agent to come on the line to resolve the issue."

Reader Rant 2


Spring is in the air so here we go again on the controversy over capris.

Carol W. weighs in: "Ellen, I know your animosity toward capris, but I just want to say I love them. I wear them all the time and I think they look great on me. My feeling is if a women feels great in them, it's not about you. It's about that woman who likes the look! If a woman loves the look and she feels good about that look shouldn't that be enough?"

From Ellen: It should be enough, Carol. But, I still don't think they're a flattering look. A couple more inches with pants to the ankle and you'd look even greater.



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