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Answer Angel: Wrinkle-friendly makeup?

Ellen Warren, Tribune News Service on

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Dear Answer Angel: I have wrinkles. Not just “lines” but actual wrinkles. Is there any foundation that doesn’t settle in your “grooves?” I don’t want to be groovy any more.

I know that powdery foundations are big offenders. But I have had mini-makeovers for free at department stores where brands hire makeup stylists to apply products in hopes of sales. I’ve tried an array of high-end brands and I look good when I walk away from the counter but after an hour or two, even the “light” foundations settle in a way that calls attention to wrinkles.

--Linda D.

Dear Linda: Perhaps you remember makeup czarina Bobbi Brown? She sold the huge makeup/beauty company bearing her name to Estée Lauder in 1995. At the time, the deal had a 25-year noncompete clause. After that expired she launched a new makeup company—Jones Road Beauty ( )--and a new product that you might want to try.

She calls it “miracle balm” and the Internet has loads of videos of how-to and before-and-after photos of real people who have applied the balm to their face, lips, even eyelids for a brighter/glowy look. It’s pitched as “no-makeup makeup” and I use it as a highlighter/blush/light foundation substitute. Right now there also are Jones Road stores—in New Jersey, New York City, East Hampton and Palm Beach. A fifth branch is launching in the Chicago Bucktown neighborhood. 

I’ve learned to start with only a little balm at first since a small amount goes a long way. Also, it is important to choose the right shade for your skin tone. The internet has helpful info on how to do that. Just type “how to chose miracle balm color” into your search.


Dear Answer Angel Ellen: I’m an over-60-year-old-male. When can I tuck my shirt in again?

--Chris E.

Dear Chris: Right now. This minute. Effective immediately.

Sure, dressing for most occasions continues to trend casual. For the majority of us, it’s more comfortable. But clearly, in your case, tucking the shirt in makes you less—not more—comfortable. You absolutely can tuck in almost any shirt, including collared polos and Hawaiian shirts.


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