Get Sexy at Any Age

Get Sexy at Any Age
ESSENCE.COM Feb, 12, 2009

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Alicia Keys, 29

Apply a pair of false eyelashes to get this talented twenty-something’s instant glamour. Revlon Lash Curler ($4, drugstores nationwide) creates upswept lashes. For more bang for your buck, pair with a thickening mascara.

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Beyoncé, 27

Her shimmering eye shadow always shines on the red carpet. Why not experiment with one like L’Oreal Paris Wear Infinite Ee Shadow in Brushed Suede ($4, drugstores nationwide). It offers a crease-proof formula perfect for sheer layering or an opaque smoky eye.

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Chrisette Michele, 26

This songbird makes her doe eyes pop with black eyeliner. The E.L.F. Waterproof Eyeliner Pen in Black ($1, drugstores nationwide) rivals expensive ones found in department stores.

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Rihanna, 20

This songbird rocks a nude lip like no other! Your 20s is the decade to take chances with color and cuts. Try CoverGirl TruShine Lipcolor in Valentine Shine ($7, drugstore.com).

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Jada Pinkett Smith, 37

Her skin is dewy from head to toe. To ensure your own skin rivals that of the petite powerhouse, try Neutrogena Deep Moisture Butter Body Cream ($8, drugstores nationwide). It hydrates with cocoa, mango and shea butters.

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Mary J. Blige, 38

This R&B queen reigns when it comes to complexion perfection. Johnson & Johnson Purpose Dual Treatment Moisture Lotion With SPF 15 ($9, drugstores nationwide) is recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation; give it a try to keep your own complexion in check.

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Kerry Washington, 32

Her soft-looking skin is a scene-stealer. Check out Neutrogena Deeep Clean Relaxing Nightly Cleasner ($7, drugstores nationwide) to get silky, irresistible skin of your own.

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Tyra Banks, 35

She’s always on the go and still looks flawless. L’Oreal Paris Skin Genesis Micro-Smoothing Wet Cleansing Towelettes remove makeup and other impurities while enhancing cellular renewal for busy sisters.

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Tisha Campbell-Martin, 40

You go, girl, with your glossy hair and lips. Pantene Pro-V Relaxed & Natural Daily Oil Cream Moisturizer ($4, drugstores nationwide) will keep your hair silky and smooth.

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Janet Jackson, 42

The pop star keeps her look in control. CoverGirl Lash Blast Mascara in Very Black ($8, drugstores nationwide) works it with a big brush and smudge-proof formula. It has sold more than 7 million and counting.

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Vivica A. Fox

This entertainer knows the power of perfectly arched brows. Head to your local Walgreens or CVS to restock your makeup without breaking the bank.

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Vanessa L. Williams, 45

No ugly here! Exfoliate weekly to get her glow. Also, be sure to flip through magazines or consult with a department store pro to identify the styles and colors you love before going to the drugstore to get our beauty fix.

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Natalie Cole, 59

This dynamic diva has gorgeous skin we can’t get enough of. To maintain your own glow, turn to Ambi Even & Clear Foaming Cleanser ($7, drugstores nationwide). It treats blackheads, whiteheads, blemishes and dark marks.

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Phylicia Rashad, 60

Our favorite on-screen mom has an “it” factor that seems to shine brighter as she gets older. Looking great, regardless of your complexion, is now easy to do thanks to companies such as L’Oreal Paris and CoverGirl Queen Collection. Both lines have special tools that can help you determine your undertone for a perfect match.

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Tina Turner, 69

We’re waiting for Ms. Turner to teach a class on staying so fabulous through the years. This is one woman who truly proves that sexy has no age limit!

Tell us, what’s your secret for staying grown and sexy?

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