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Staging Your Comeback: A Complete Beauty Revival for Women Over 45

3.86  ·  Rating Details ·  168 Ratings  ·  28 Reviews
Known as The Makeover Guy (R) from his appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show and other national television programs, Christopher Hopkins believes that as they age, women become more beautiful but often feel less attractive. He's out to change that. For more than twenty years he's encouraged women who often feel like they' have taken a backseat to everything and everyone el ...more
ebook, 344 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Health Communications (first published March 3rd 2008)
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Lisa A. Carlson
Sep 08, 2014 Lisa A. Carlson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: women over 40
Recommended to Lisa A. by: Lori & Julia FM 107.1
Shelves: healthy, how-to
I've heard Christopher Hopkins on the radio many times here in Mpls. He sounds like such a wonderful, elegant man. His picture fits his persona. His approach to looking great is really about common sense, consistency, using great products and feeling confident. Certainly this book hits all those points with real life examples and pictures. What I enjoyed most is his vision confirms what I've always believed; when you look great you feel great and when you feel great you usually look great! Yes, ...more
Carolyn F.
Jul 28, 2014 Carolyn F. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The befores and afters were pretty amazing, except for one where I thought her new haircut wasn't as nice as the before hair although the rest of her was absolutely fantastic.

The main reason I read the book was for what to do with my hair. I have had this haircut (or a slight version plus or minus the 80s perms) since I was 18. Bangs, longish, straight, blondish hair. I am now 52 and am a little jowly, have a small double chin which I hate and creping around my neck. I don't want hair to end at
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Kathleen
Nov 04, 2012 Kathleen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: health-beauty
No need to repeat all the same things other reviewers have already covered in their glowing reviews. All the good things already said are true, accurate & cover all the bases.

Only want to mention what stood out the most from everything else in the book.

This author so graciously doesn't criticize, belittle or frown upon aging women. Nor does he spend the majority of the book telling women to fight the aging process with all their might as many other similar books attempt to do. He actually en
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Poiema
May 23, 2012 Poiema rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is not the kind of book I usually read, but I am well into my 5th decade and have realized that it is definitely time for a little updating! Christopher Hopkins walked me through the process of determining my style, changing my make-up, selecting flattering clothing, and coloring/styling my hair. There is a lot of detail packed into this book, and several makeovers that were really fun! He has a great deal of respect for the older woman and knows how to bring out the latent beauty within to ...more
Susan Saylor whitten
It's easy, as we age, to get into a slump. When our bodies aren't what they were when we were in our twenties...or even fourties!!....we "give up" and resort to what remotely fits or what's clean, regardless of current trends. Christopher is the KING of the makeover and if you haven't visited his salon, reVamp in Uptown, you really should. I've seen a few stylists there over the years and all are wonderful, although I've never had the pleasure of being styled by Christopher. His book is the next ...more
Michelle Johnson
I don't normally read books like this, and I'm not sure why I picked this one up. But I loved it, and have both recommended it and given it as a gift. I think as we age and hit our 40's and 50's, we get almost too comfortable. After many years of taking care of all of your family's needs, you realize that you've totally neglected yourself. I've always hated beauty and fashion magazines that are more interested in their advertisers than in the actual people reading the articles. A woman loses hop ...more
Julie Jacoway
Jan 22, 2016 Julie Jacoway rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Pretty good info for women of all ages. "Round adds pounds". Not sure if I will make any person changes, but sure fun to see those make-overs!
Julie
Nov 30, 2015 Julie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting. But, there's no hope for me. I am fashion-challenged and stuck in my ways. Good stuff in here, though.
Lark Petty
This book is full of great advice! I use it all the time and plan to keep it as a reference.
Diane
Aug 07, 2008 Diane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Women Over 45
Recommended to Diane by: Saw it at the Library
I thought this book was very well done, and had some great before and after pictures for all body types (could have been better with more photos). The women featured looked wonderful after the makeovers, but the clothing selections could have been improved. Great tips on choosing the right clothing styles, hair styles, makeup etc.

If as a 45++ woman, looking your best is important to you, I would recommend this book.

Rating 4/5
Alice Webb
May 25, 2012 Alice Webb rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Changed the way I see myself. Instead of comparing myself to who I used to be and feeling frustrated at the change, I can see me as I am (as a nearly fifty year old) and be happy about it! My self perceptions needed to catch up. Be sure to look-up The Makeover Guy on YouTube for a great array of visual examples of what he's teaching. We older ladies are gorgeous, too.
Joanne Ellen
Apr 02, 2013 Joanne Ellen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I so enjoyed this book. His insight on fashion, makeup and style reaffirmed some of what I have learned. His wryly humorous style engaged me. The photos in the book converted me. What fun! Although I don't have a "comeback" for which to plan, I sure plan to put what I have learned from him into action.
Shannon
I love makeover books (and tv shows) for the before and after pictures. This book does not disappoint. Written for women over 45, there are good tips for dressing and styling yourself to look your best. The before and after pictures and profiles are great and some are completely amazing.
Deb
Jan 19, 2009 Deb rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm currently reading this book. I'm learning A LOT about beauty and self-esteem, even though I am not a vain person, I could learn a lot about improving my looks and making myself look more like I feel inside and less like the age I am.....
MJ
Nov 20, 2008 MJ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Some excellent tips for ah...the mature women but one must take recommendations with several grains of salt. The befores and afters are quite amazing (one woman doesn't even look like herself)
but I can't see it for me on an everyday basis!
Jill Kandel
Mar 16, 2011 Jill Kandel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010, faith
Love this book. I went through it, page by page, with three women friends. It was eye opening and full of useful, practical, thought provoking information. I refer back to it frequently.
Diane
Nov 20, 2008 Diane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lisa loaned me this--any and all tips at this point in my life are welcome!

Some of the make-overs are truly amazing! I know a few people I'd like to share this with ;-)
Noreen
Aug 31, 2014 Noreen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Current and timely tips for looking your best. A an excellent how-to for women who don't spend much time on fashion and beauty.
Kurtamyd
Jun 28, 2009 Kurtamyd rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! This book is amazing and will leave you inspired to make a little more effort to look good
Therese Gilardi
Sep 26, 2011 Therese Gilardi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
love this book! a great explanation as to why so many women feel "stuck" in a particular decade.
Janal Kalis
Apr 24, 2008 Janal Kalis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great book for older women, of which I am one. There are a lot of good tips and advice.
Joyce
Jun 16, 2013 Joyce rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent! Thanks, Myrna, for the recommendation.

Off to my Amazon account...
Shannon
Mar 22, 2016 Shannon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great stuff here. It's easy-to-read, informative and relevant to anyone.
Kelly
OK, just ok. I'm sure he's great but I didn't learn anything new.
L8start
OK, I'm shallow, but sometimes it's fun to pretend.
Ann
Jul 03, 2009 Ann rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
If I make a comeback, I'll let you all know!!!!!
Sandy Clark
Dec 21, 2008 Sandy Clark rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome, inspiring
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