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Dear answer angel ellen: I usually wear delicate necklaces on short chains, but lately I find myself intrigued by some unique statement necklaces, some clearly vintage, that I’ve seen, often on long chains. Where do you suggest I look?

Dear tired: I know exactly what you’re talking about, and they’re not really “statement” necklaces. A statement necklace is something big, eye-popping, bold, one that transforms an otherwise basic outfit (think little black dress) into a wowzer of a look not to be ignored. They’re usually a bib style, worn at the neckline.

What you’re talking about — on a long chain — is a notable pendant necklace. I’ve seen many vintage ones (they often feature an animal figure or cameo, 2 or 3 inches high).Angel ellen my own vintage favorite is copper with a large disc with a 3-D dachshund.

These necklaces were popular in the 1960s and ’70s, and the costume ones (no 14-karat chains!) can be found at decent prices on ebay (ebay.Com), etsy (etsy.Com), thrift stores, and antique and vintage stores that specialize in costume jewelry.


If you already have a chain the length of what you’re looking for, either chunky or delicate, you can look at stores and on websites for a single object to hang from it, although you’ll want to be sure it can fit on your chain without major alterations. Because the older necklaces you refer to are enjoying resurgent popularity, stores now are carrying new versions that are supposed to look like old ones from decades ago.Brow precise I’ve seen some at H&M (hm.Com), forever 21 (forever21.Com) and department stores recently.

Dear answer angel ellen: I was wondering what color eyeliner a woman in her mid-50s should wear. I have always worn eyeliner to match my clothes (so blue, green, gray, brown), but my mid-20s daughter says that I should only be wearing black eyeliner.

Also, I was taught by a professional that I am to wear the eyeliner on top of the eye and below the eye, and only to put the color halfway across the eyelid working from the outside in to the middle, but not all the way across the lid. I would appreciate your feedback on both questions, please.

Dear charlotte: I agree with your daughter. There was a time when colored eyeliners were in vogue, but I’ve found that black (or dark brown if you are really fair) are more flattering.Brow precise I’ve never heard that “halfway” advice from a makeup professional or anybody else, and I vote against it.

Lining the whole upper lid and then dotting eyeliner all the way across the eye under the lower lashes is the way to go. Many experts also line inside the lower eye at the waterline (the skin just above the lower lashes) and beneath the upper lashes (also know as tightlining). I’ve never had luck in keeping the waterline treatment from washing away at first blink, but there are plenty of youtube videos (youtube.Com) telling you how to keep this from happening. Many of them involve gel eyeliner, a Q-tip and an eyelash curler.

Dear answer angel ellen: my weight fluctuates, and I have several bras (in larger and smaller sizes) that I no longer wear but that still have good life in them.Dear answer any ideas on places to donate these undergarments?

Dear fannie: getting garments that are just sitting in drawers to those who need them is a great impulse. Here are two possibilities. Free the girls, a nonprofit started in 2011, gives donated bras to women to sell at reduced prices in el salvador, mozambique and uganda. Some of the money is used to help girls rescued from sex trafficking. Its website (freethegirls.Org) lists businesses, churches and schools across the U.S. That collect your sports, nursing or regular bras. Or ship them to free the girls, 1552 pioneer trail, chesterton, ind., 46304.

Also, an arizona-based for-profit collects donations of new and used bras, including mastectomy models, and new underpants to sell.Brow precise clothing donations to the company, the bra recyclers, come from individuals, department stores and thrift shops. The surplus is sent to nonprofits that help foster children and battered women. Unusable bras are shipped to an individual who breaks down the garments into component parts (wire, fabric) and resells the materials for carpets and other textiles. Ship bras to the bra recyclers, 3317 S. Higley road, suite 114-441, gilbert, AZ 85297, or look on its site (brarecycling.Com) for one of its many donation centers in the U.S. And canada.

In a recent column, I accepted a challenge from reader maggie, who raved about maybelline brow precise fiber volumizer (drugstores, starting at $7).Dear answer I said I would try it and report back. Here goes: I liked it for covering random grays. It’s like mascara for your eyebrows. But, as far as adding volume, I wasn’t impressed and didn’t see much in the way of fibers being added to my skimpy brows.

Meanwhile, mary ellen S. Had this to say on this topic: “just wanted to add to maggie’s response recommending maybelline’s brow precise fiber volumizer. I too use maybelline’s brow precise, but I did not care for the flat applicator it comes with. After trying another maybelline brow product, I found that the spherical mascara brush applicator from maybelline brow drama sculpting brow mascara was perfect. And it screws into the brow precise tube perfectly.Dear answer it goes on like mascara, fluffs brows up very nicely. Check it out. At the most, spending $16 for both products.”

And nancy S . Says, “for years now I have been using anastasia beverly hills tinted brow gel that I buy at sephora (sephora.Com, $22). It’s wonderful, covers all the gray, washes right off when you clean your face and comes in a great choice of colors.”