The Mother-Daughter Beauty Bond
East Coast Elegant
Carol Kass, 45, interior designer's assistant, and Lindsey, 14, high school freshman, from Chester, New JerseyBefore
We were impressed with Carol's good skin habits ("sunscreen, wearing a hat in the sunlight, plus eating a diet rich in olive oil," she reported), except for one -- using petroleum ointment to moisturize her eye area. Also, Carol's signature look -- short, dark hair and icy-pink lips -- wasn't very flattering against her warm olive skin. As for Lindsey, easy steps for clear skin and good tips on how to protect her skin during after-school sports were exactly what she hoped for.After
Eye Treatment Upgrade: Although petroleum ointment does trap moisture to the skin, an eye cream rich in antioxidants will hydrate, repair the skin, and reduce puffiness -- way more bang for Carol's buck.
Lighten Up a Little: Johns added copper highlights to Carol's hair. "Dark hair can look severe as you mature," Johns said. "Making it just a little lighter gives you a softer frame." He even lightened her brows, too. Lindsey gave her mother's new style a complete thumbs-up. "I love your hair, Mom!" she said.
Warm vs. Cool: "The wrong makeup tone for your skin will stand out too much and look unnatural," said Turnbow. But since Carol absolutely loves pink, Turnbow offered a compromise. "A warmer pink shade looks healthier on your rosy lips," she said. "I had no idea!" exclaimed Carol. "I always thought my skin was cool-toned."Teen Tip
Simple Skin Care: Like her mom, Lindsey has beautiful skin but she deals with the occasional breakout. Switching her moisturizing bar soap for a gentle, oil-free cleanser will help. And even though Lindsey plays soccer, tennis, and golf, she isn't as diligent as her mom is about protecting her skin from sunlight. "I don't like it when sunscreen runs into my eyes," she said. Sauer suggested that Lindsey apply sunscreen all over her face except for her forehead and wear a hat or visor to further protect it. "It's important to start now since you get most of your sun damage before the age of 18," Sauer added.New Beauty Kit For Carol
- Mary Kay TimeWise Firming Eye Cream, $30
- Nice 'n Easy in #114 Natural Light Ash Brown, $6.99
- Vincent Longo Gel-X lipstick in Wave, $23
- Purpose Gentle Cleansing Wash, $5.99 for 6 ounces
- Biore Pore Minimizing Moisturizer, $12.99
Both Carol and Lindsey have striking dark features, but their clothing style just wasn't doing enough to complement their strong looks. Carol's short haircut and petite frame are perfect to showcase bold pieces, and she looked fantastic in some of the graphic choices for this winter-into-spring season. Carol admitted that she tended to buy clothing in multiples -- like the same sweater in five colors -- which made her wardrobe very basic. But here, a bold black-and-white dot-print dress better matches her upbeat personality.
Lindsey's sparkly, confident demeanor can stand out in this rich red-and-black-striped sweater and mod headband, which show that she's not afraid of some fashion flash.
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