With New Year’s Eve just hours away, you’re probably wondering what to wear to ring in the new year and what will look best for your body type? Renowned style expert Amy Salinger and leading dermatologist Dr. Cheryl Burgess joined me for an interview yesterday to discuss how women in their 20’s, 30’s, 40’s and up can look fabulous on New Year’s Eve from head to toe!
Candace Rose: When it comes to makeup, what’s the trend for 2015 and what does it mean for women in their 20’s, 30’s, 40’s and up?
Amy Salinger: “The trend is super simple, no matter what age you are, less is more. You never want to be overdone, that’s never going to be in style no matter what year it is and of course simple product. You really want a go-to product and no matter what your age, BB cream is actually very, very good because it’s very easy to use. You do not have to be an expert to put it on and it also evens out the skin tone while it’s moisturizing adding a little bit of shimmer.
Of course for evening events you maybe want a little bit of a heavier makeup such as a foundation. Be careful as you’re older though because it does tend to seep into the creases and actually make you look older when you have too much on. Choosing the right foundation or the right BB cream can be super daunting. Expert advice is always the best way to go and I always come along with my own expert, Dr. Cheryl Burgess who helps me with that.”
Dr. Cheryl Burgess: “Yes, when you get older and you start having lines and wrinkles on the skin, actually the makeup and concealer can seep in there and make you appear older. There are procedures that you can have done in your dermatologist office which actually minimize or soften a lot of those lines. One in particular are the frown lines in between the forehead which I get done as well. It is a procedure that is an injectable, so a qualified certified physician (who you can obtain that information) on the website www.xeominaesthetic.com. You can put in your zip code and it can connect you to the local person in your area, a physician who injects these types of procedures. What it does is it softens and it relaxes. It doesn’t paralyze your muscles. It softens the expressions so that you’re not all crunched up and mean looking during the holidays.”
Candace Rose: Is there anything else that we can do so that we can look done and not overdone?
Amy Salinger: “Dress appropriately for your body type is probably the number one thing. You want to make sure that you’re really hugging the curves of your body without really hugging the curves of your body. Fit is so important and you should really include the price of tailoring into the cost of an item. Don’t think of it as a separate thing where you’re like ‘Oh, I don’t want to spend that extra $20.’ That extra $20 is the most important of the entire purchase, so doing something like that is really going to be an amazing thing for you in 2015 to kind of take yourself forward.”
Candace Rose: Speaking of your body type, what are some ways we can determine our style equation based on our age and our body type?
Amy Salinger: “Sure, like I said, one of the first things is to love where you’re at. You have to really embrace your age and your body type, and then with that information you can kind of look at trends for example of what’s coming out in 2015 and recognize which ones are best for you. Not only because of your body type; no one can wear every single trend, they’re not made for every person, but also knowing that certain ages maybe it’s not appropriate at a certain point and maybe it’s a little bit too youthful. Choose things that are best for you and you will come out looking your best.”
Candace Rose: For those 40 and over, what are some other simple ways they can give their skin a healthy new look without looking overdone?
Dr. Cheryl Burgess: “Well, for one, what you want to do is have flawless skin. The flaw in the skin, as we get older the complexion is uneven, we can have sun damage and what you want to do is even the complexion. You definitely want to wear sunscreen every day because you don’t want to be evening the complexion and reversing it by going outside. You don’t have to be a sunbather to have sun damage on your skin. Let’s keep that in mind – sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen is the number one cream that I would recommend for anyone regardless of what age. And then what you want to do is get into lightening preparations if you do have unevenness, so you don’t have to cake on heavy makeup and concealer.”
Candace Rose: When it comes to sequins, what’s a general rule based on age and body type?
Amy Salinger: “Every girl loves sequins, so I would never deny a woman her sequins. It’s really about how much you put on. Obviously the more youthful you are the more you can wear. I am never suggestion skin tight sequins from head to toe in hot pink, that’s probably a no no around the board, but as you get a little bit more mature you can still do the sequins in smaller doses. Think about maybe a top or a bottom or a scarf or a great statement necklace. You still get your fill of the sequins, of the little girl that’s inside of you, but you’re not necessarily trying to be a teenager again.”
Candace Rose: With New Year’s Eve just a day away, what’s a great way to incorporate sequins into our holiday wardrobe?
Amy Salinger: “Honestly, like I said, I think the most simple way is going to be an accessory. It’s one of those things that you really can’t mess up. It’s just a little bit of pop, you can throw it on with almost anything and it will instantly give it that party feel.”
Candace Rose: Well thank you Dr. Burgess and thank you Amy for your great tips! Where can we go for more information?
Amy Salinger: “You can go to two places. You can go to my site which is SassNStyle.com for fashion tips.”
Dr. Cheryl Burgess: “You can go to www.xeominaesthetic.com, put in your zip code and they can connect you to the local injector of Xeomin in your area.”