Answers to your pressing fashion and beauty questions from resident know-it-all Jean Godfrey-June.
Q: I’m getting married in a remote area—not many makeup people! I worry I’ll wind up looking like a 15-year-old prom girl. Should I consult a professional for instruction, then do my own makeup the day of?
Q: Can you wear white to a wedding? Is it rude because it upstages the bride?
Q: The wedding I’m attending goes from day into night. How should I change up my look for the evening portion? —Evyn
Q: I love to wear red lipstick. Is it too much for a wedding? Would it upstage the bride?
Q: What length dress are you supposed to wear for a black-tie wedding? Can you get away with something shorter? And what qualifies a short dress to be black tie?
Q: Is it okay to wear black to a wedding?
Q: I don’t go outside without mascara. What’s the best kind for the beach that doesn’t get dried up and crispy in the sun but won’t run when I go swimming?
Q: Tankinis: Possible to make flattering—and/or chic?
Q: Can I wear makeup to the beach or the pool?
Q: I have love handles but love bikinis. Do you have any tips on what would be most flattering?
Q: After spending a day at the beach, how do I dress up my beach cover-up for a casual dinner?
Q: I hate bathing-suit shopping. How do I make it more bearable?
Q: I am a complete nail polish addict and change my polish color multiple times a week, which is making my nails very unhappy. Any recommendations for keeping nails healthy during polish changes? Can you recommend a good base coat or polish remover?
I’m about to turn 30. Are there any clothing styles, in your opinion, that I need to say a long goodbye to?
Q: So basically, my T-zone could solve the oil crisis. But oil-control products dry out the rest of my face. Is there anything to mitigate the oil but keep everywhere else moisturized?