Help mom look her best on your wedding day—Christopher Hopkins tells us about a few of the fabulous mom makeovers featured in his book Staging Your Comeback: A Complete Beauty Revival for Women Over 45.

Lynette, 54

Her beauty roadblock: "Obviously, the hair color and the length were really aging. And her facial hair and no makeup look says 'I don't care' which is not something that you want to say at your child's wedding."

Hair fix: "We decided to go right back to her natural color and make it a little bit lighter. The asymmetrical cut slenderizes her face—inverted bobs or anything that creates a diagonal line across the face will make the face look slimmer. We really reshaped her brows, which gave her a much more positive expression."

Makeup fix: "She had kind of puffy eye lids, so we shaded with eye shadow and we contoured the nose a little bit. We made her lips quite a bit fuller with liner and lipstick. And if you use a soft lipstick—even though they say 'don't do this'—you really need to wear just a bit darker lip liner, otherwise it will blend right into your lipstick."

Her wedding day look: "As far as changing the hair and makeup, I wouldn't change it. I can't think of what you can do to make it better. She could probably tuck it behind one ear to control the hair. Another trick: keep nails painted a soft color so they don't draw attention down to the hips."

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