40+ Beauty Tips | Look Years Younger with Makeup

Look years longer with our over 40 makeup tips! It’s time to update your beauty routine and try new, innovative cosmetic formulas to create youthful and stunning makeup looks.
Makeup can be tricky. If you’re stuck with the same makeup routine you’ve done for years, it can be as aging as an out-of-style wardrobe. Yet, while there are many trends in makeup, the best bet is to leave the crazy colors to the teens and create a naturally stunning look. But that doesn’t have to mean makeup-free. In fact, certain makeup tips can make your face look years younger without having to resort to expensive skin-care products or extensive – and painful – anti-aging plastic surgery. Here’s how to use your cosmetics to create a younger look:

Prepare your skin
Before you apply a drop of makeup, be sure your skin is exfoliated once or twice a week. Sloughing away dead skin cells will actually allow your makeup to absorb better into your skin, rather than “sitting” on the skin, which can create a “cakey” look. Be sure to moisturize your skin and ensure you have SPF protection either in your moisturizer or foundation.

A great foundation
Apply a pore-minimizing primer. You can find this in powder or liquid form, and it’s one of the newest ways to really create a flawless canvas for your makeup. A new type of product known as BB creams actually combine a primer, moisture, anti-aging ingredients and a bit of color for coverage. Or you can opt for a lightweight foam-like foundation or even a spray foundation that you apply with a sponge. With a primer, you don’t need a heavy foundation.


40+ Beauty Tips | Look Years Younger with Makeup


Clinique Even Better Foundation SPF 15 $27
Smashbox Artificial Light Luminizing Lotion $26
B.B. Cream SPF 27 PA++ $38

Conceal your flaws
If you have blemishes, redness, age spots or under-eye circles, you can find a concealer that will even out your color. Pastel green or yellow concealers work to neutralize redness in the skin, like acne, scars, rosacea or even birthmarks. Light pink and peach concealers are effective in covering blue or gray tones under the eyes.

Perk up cheeks
Choose a blush that lightly warms your cheeks and apply it to the round apples of your cheeks. Use a darker bronzer or contouring color that is two shades darker than your blush and apply it below your cheek bones. This will make your cheek bones look more “lifted” while de-emphasizing the fullness of your lower cheeks.


40+ Beauty Tips | Look Years Younger with Makeup


Bobbi Brown Day to Night Shadow Options $67
Benefit High Beam Highlighter $26
Chanel Powder Blush 15 Orchid $54

Add some highlights
Adding a light-colored highlighting product will draw attention to wherever you apply it. Go for the area under your eyebrows, in the corner of your eyes, along the bridge of your nose and across the tops of your cheeks. For a sexy look, add a bit of highlighter to the “cupid’s bow” – the area just above the center of your top lip. You can find highlighting products with a little sheen or sparkle for special occasions. Otherwise, a concealer in a skin tone that’s a shade or two lighter than your complexion works great.

Open your eyes
To make your eyes look bigger, avoid dark, drastic eye liner. Instead you can use a bit of a dark shadow to make a smokey liner effect at the edges of your lashes. Apply two to three layers of glossy black mascara to give your eyes a youthful, sexy fringe.

Seal the lips
You can line your lips with a color that matches your lip color, but don’t vary from that, or your create an aged look. Keep your lip color a few shades darker than your natural lips and finish with a bit of gloss in the center of your upper and lower lips.


40+ Beauty Tips | Look Years Younger with Makeup
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Christian Dior Croisette Makeup Collection for Summer 2012

The new season is filled with pleasant surprises as far as makeup goes as makeup designers have gone over-the-top with their creations. One of the collections that catches the eye this summer is the Christian Dior Croisette 2012 collection which has been inspired by the beauty of the French Riviera, so take a peek at the fresh and mesmerizing colored products featured in the collection and pick your new season favorites!

Nature seems to be the muse for most cosmetic labels this upcoming season as nothing compares to the beauty of the colors displayed in nature especially during the warm season. One of the high-end brands that took inspiration from the beauty of the sea, golden sands sizzling under the sun is Christian Dior and the label’s Croisette makeup collection for summer 2012 is definitely worth all of your attention as the French Riviera inspired hues displayed throughout the collection are indeed fabulous and hard to resist.

Gorgeous pastels, nudes and golden-bronze tones are beautifully combined in Dior’s Croisette makeup collection for summer 2012, hues that give a certain freshness and seductive allure to your features, so browse through the variety of products featured in the collection and pick your new season beauty boosters.



5 Couleurs Croisette Eyeshadow Palette
Dior’s Croisette eyeshadow palettes bring a combination of the hottest warm tones of the season, colors that seem to be inspired by the beauty of the Mediterranean Sea as well as the beauty of the sun and sunset. Divided in two groups, pastels and golden-bronze tones, the palettes can help you achieve both fresh, youthful makeup looks as well as sultry makeup styles, so select your best match from the following 5 color makeup palettes:

  • 224 Swimming Pool – warm blue/sand/nude pink tones
  • 654 Aurora – warm gold/bronze/brown tones




Couleur Eye Gloss
Featuring the first eye gloss signed Dior, the Croisette makeup collection dares you to resist its beauty. The product’s gel formula is designed for easy, smooth application that dries-up to deliver long lasting, fresh looking results. Infused with sparkling pigments, the two eye glosses included in the collection display the following mesmerizing colors:

  • Tan
  • Seashell
  • Sunset
  • Azur




Nude Tan Glow Sun Powder
Give your skin an irresistible sunkissed perfection using the label’s fabulous Nude Tan Glow Sun Powder compacts. Available in six gorgeous hues, you can easily find the one that matches your skin tone perfectly, so choose from the following:

  • Honey
  • Amber
  • Cinnamon
  • Spicy
  • Toffee
  • Sienna

Healthy Glow Enhancing Powder
Radiant looking skin is definitely a head-turner and a must have this summer, so achieve the ultimate glamor look by dusting over your flawless looking skin Dior’s Healthy Glow Enhancing Powder in one of the following hues:

  • Aurora
  • Sunlight
  • Zenith
  • Sunset




Dior Addict Lip Balm
Give your lips an infusion of moisture and a mouthwatering natural coloration using Dior’s Addict Lip Balm in:

  • Crystal
  • Crystal Rose
  • Crystal Coral




Dior Addict Lipstick
Give your lips a boost of sensuality with the help of these sensual, high shine lipsticks signed Dior, lipsticks that will easily make you addicted to them, so experiment with their seductive power as the following hues are available to choose from:

  • Palace
  • Casual
  • Jet-Set




Dior Addict Ultra Gloss
Featuring a formula which delivers a sheer, irresistible color with a glass-like finish, Dior Addict ultra glosses will make you feel like a diva every time, so pick your best match from the following hues:

  • Aube
  • Orange Sari
  • Brun Panama
  • Rose Croisette




Dior Vernis

  • Bikini – coral pink
  • Saint Tropez – turquoise
Dior Liner
Add more definition to your eyes with the help of Dior’s fab waterproof liner in 258 Turquoise, color that will give your eyes a mesmerizing depth that will be difficult to ignore.
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Emily Blunt Stylish in Time Style & Design Spring 2012

English hottie Emily Blunt shows off her sophisticated style in the newly relaunched Time Style & Design magazine. Putting on display her iconic style, Ms. Blunt looks lovely, so check out her amazing spread and highlights of her interview with the magazine, where she gushes on her crush for President Obama, her fashion preferences and career!

After a three year hiatus, Time Style & Design magazine has made a comeback and the magazine has expanded its area of interest beyond fashion and to mark its comeback the magazine has chosen to feature the lovely English actress, Emily Blunt, on its spring 2012 cover.

While channeling her inner fashionista donning some high-end fashion creations signed by some of the most renowned names in the fashion industry and being captured on film by photographer Peter Hapak, Ms. Emily Blunt sat down for a chat with one of the magazine’s writers where she gushed on her career, fashion preferences, meeting her ‘crush’ President Obama and more. The 30 year old actress opened up to the magazine and shared even an embarassing moment of her life, the moment she met President Barack Obama, at the Kennedy Center Honors, when she didn’t know how to react and ended up just laughing. She tells Time Style & Design that:

“I just laughed hysterically in his face. That’s all I could do. I got ushered away gently by someone, removed from his presence. John [Kraskinski] said he’d never seen me fall to pieces in the way that I did.”





With an array of movie roles on her resume including ‘My Summer of Love’, ‘The Adjustment Bureau’ and ‘The Devil Wears Prada’, Ms. Blunt opens up about one of her not so characteristic role in ‘Charlie’s War’ where she agreed to take on the role of a sexually forward young woman. She tells the magazine that:

“I was embarrassed. There was something about it being in front of Tom Hanks. There was a grownup watching.”

As far as her movie role in ‘The Five Year Engagement’, Emily Blunt reveals that her reasons for picking up the role was that it was something new, “It was something I don’t think has been done before, where the girl is not playing the pill of a girlfriend. She’s got as many hilarious set pieces as the bloke.”




In the photo spread for Time Style & Design Emily has stepped into the shoes of an array of characters from ‘bossy fashion assistant to a young royal’, donning an array of impeccable designer ensembles, but when it comes to her very-day style, the British actress reveals that she likes things that have a little bit of an edge. She says:

“In general, I like more edge rather than something too girly and straight. I don’t like flouncy, and I don’t like boring. I’d prefer to go for something a little sleeker and more defined. I’m not necessarily someone who goes to fashion shows. But something weird happens to you when you put on clothes like these [for the Time shoot]. It’s very visceral.”

Check out Emily Blunt’s full interview and photo spread in Time Style & Design Spring 2012 issue.

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H&M Exclusive Conscious Collection 2012

Let yourself be enchanted by the red carpet worthy ensembles from the H&M Exclusive Conscious Collection 2012. The Swedish fashion brand provides the fashion fold with an ultra-femme outfit parade radiating glamor and refinement.

Eco-friendly red carpet looks! Wow this is indeed revolutionary especially when it comes to the popular Swedish clothing retailer H&M. The Conscious collections aim to attract the attention of the public to the importance of working with recycled fabrics and sustainable fibers. Celebrities are some of the most ardent fans of the H&M Exclusive Conscious Collection 2012 which lines up an amazing selection of ultra-refined frocks and long gowns. These on trend outfits can be purchased only online starting from April 12, 2012.

Hemp, recycled polyester and organic cotton served as the perfect materials to sculpt these unique designs from. Pay your tribute to the cult launched by H&M and sport red carpet worthy looks on a pocket-friendly price. Welcome the head-turning collection of this popular brand with open arms and inject green elements into your signature style. Viola Davis, Kristin Davis and Amanda Seyfried were only some of the beauty icons who honored special award shows with an exclusive H&M frock.

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Designers at the brand limited themselves to the use of a set of fabrics, however, they decided to make up for these limitations with a fabulous and eye-catching color palette. The classy LBD is no longer an option if you want to land in the spotlight. Explore the visual impact purple, lemon and bright blue can create when participating at special events. The amazing floral prints and ultra-sophisticated embroidery further increase the chances of the collection to become a world-wide success story.The top attraction of the complete outfit parade is definitely the flamboyant and architectural gown decorated with bulky ruffles. In addition to this design masterpiece we also have a few impressive strapless dresses and gorgeous body-conscious long dresses drenched in vibrant hues. Channel your starlet spirit into a highbrow and body-conscious outfit and complement your closet with one of these ageless and all-event-appropriate dresses. Discover the new facade of H&M and let yourself be overwhelmed by the privilege of putting on clothing items all your favorite celebs are sporting.

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H&M The Pants Collection 2012

Check out H&M’s The Pants Collection 2012 and pep up your wardrobe for sunny days! From go-with-everything beige and white to punchy hues and daring prints, the Swedish retailer’s line has you covered! Therefore, grab a pair and amp up your styling!

Whether they have a playful, youthful or chic, glamorous look, all the pieces spotted in H&M‘s The Pants collection 2012 will give a mega boost to your seasonal wardrobe. Come out of your comfort zone, forget timeless black and inject a dose of cheerfulness and fun to your styling investing in a pair of head-turning stunners! Have a nosey at the Swedish retailer’s offerings and choose among the wide range of covetable pants, perfect to pep up your dressing.

If you are thinking of changing your look and trying a bolder sartorial approach, check out these eye-catching pieces in H&M’s The Pants collection! A pair of bright pants is a perfect update for your summer closet. Let them take center stage and wear them with crisp white shirts, keeping your accessories minimal.
Take casual wear to new heights making innovative combinations! H&M delivers loads of shapes and cuts from slim-fit, ankle-length, low-rise and wide legs, to 3/4-length and shorts, everything you need in order to mix and match at ease.

If punchy hues or bold prints are not your thing, H&M also brings go-with-everything grey, beige and white. Therefore, regardless of your style, the brand’s line has you covered. You can also keep it safe and stylish with a pair of jeans. If there is one fabric that can take on a thousand faces that is undoubtedly the old-faithful denim. Whether you pick a pair of skinny or boyfriend jeans, you’ll still look fab! So, grab a pair and get ready to look seriously trendy!









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Sneak-Peek at Madonna’s Truth or Dare Fall 2012 Shoe Collection

Madonna is taking over the fashion world by entering into shoe design with her latest Truth or Dare fashion line and we’ve got the inside scoop on some of her shoes. Check out a selection of 8 shoe designs signed Truth or Dare by Madonna, designs that will enchant your eyes this fall 2012 season and pick your favorites!

Apparently singer Madonna is venturing off further into the world of fashion design, this time by adding footwear designs to her new label, Truth or Dare. Offering a sneak-peel at her Truth or Dare fall 2012 shoe collection, Madonna demonstrates that she’s still got that edgy-chicness that made her an inspiration for so many women, as her designs fuse sexiness and fierceness perfectly.

The new shoe designs that are making a debut this fall at Madonna’s new fashion line aim to bring that classic elegance with a little bit of an edgy kick that makes heads turn, and with more than 60 styles to choose from including flats, heels, booties and over-the-knee boots, choosing the perfect style to match your personality will be super easy.

The shoe designs suit perfectly Madonna’s style, so her fans are going to have a blast browsing through her new footwear collection, as she has personally collaborated with her own stylist, Arianne Phillips about the designs. Ms. Phillips, who is now also the creative consultant for the label, told WWD that:

‘The line is really part of her [Madonna’s] DNA. She loves contradictions: Naughty and nice, sticky and sweet. [The collection] is always going to be a play between two different worlds.’

With a high dose of elegance and deluxe allure, the designs feature must have elements such as studs, lace, gold trims and metallic details that help create a perfectly balanced look between sexy and classic, details that will dare you to resist them, so check out a sneak-peek of what to expect from Madonna’s new fall 2012 shoe collection and pick your new season favorites before they even hit the shelves.

Truth or Dare designs will retail for prices ranging between $89 to $349 and will be available for purchase at various retail stores including Nordstrom, Macy’s, Asos.com and Selfridges in U.K.

Sneak-Peek at Madonna's Truth or Dare Fall 2012 Shoe Collection

Sneak-Peek at Madonna's Truth or Dare Fall 2012 Shoe Collection

Sneak-Peek at Madonna's Truth or Dare Fall 2012 Shoe Collection

Sneak-Peek at Madonna's Truth or Dare Fall 2012 Shoe Collection

Sneak-Peek at Madonna's Truth or Dare Fall 2012 Shoe Collection

Sneak-Peek at Madonna's Truth or Dare Fall 2012 Shoe Collection

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Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture 2012 Lip Stain Collection

Yves Saint Laurent is making sure this upcoming season you can make jaws drop with your sensual lip makeup by releasing a wonderful lip stain collection, titled Rouge Pur Couture Vernis à Lèvres. 20 amazing hues are awaiting your touch, so glam-up using the following hot hues!

The beautifying power of vivaciously pigmented makeup products has been long proven and because one of the most seductive features of a woman is considered to be the lips, the need for perfectly colored lip stains is high. Because of the difference a hot color can bring upon the lips, Yves Saint Laurent beauty experts have created the Rouge Pur Couture Vernis a Levres collection, a lip stain collection featuring a revolutionary formula that combines the high shine and texture of a gloss with the long wear of a stain. 20 diverse lip hues are featured in the Rouge Pur Couture – Vernis a Levres lip stain collection, shades that deliver the seductiveness, elegance and light texture of the lip color you’ve been dreaming of.

With the power to instantly take you from simple to fantastic, these lip stains are a definite seasonal must-have and with an intense coloration and glossy finish, these lip stains dare you to resist them. Retailing for $32 each, these vivacious and diversely lip stains are already available for purchase.




Browse through the beautiful color palette and select your perfect lip stain:

  • No. 1 Violet Edition
  • No. 2 Brun Glace
  • No. 3 Brun Cachemire
  • No. 4 Mauve Pigmente
  • No. 5 Rouge Vintage
  • No. 6 Camel Croisiere
  • No. 7 Corail Aquatique
  • No. 8 Orange de Chine
  • No. 9 Rouge Laque
  • No. 10 Rouge Philtre
  • No. 11 Rouge Gouache
  • No. 12 Corail Fauve
  • No. 13 Rose Tempera (only at Nordstrom)
  • No. 14 Fuchsia Dore
  • No. 15 Rose Vinyl
  • No. 16 Pourpre Preview
  • No. 17 Encre Rose
  • No. 18 Rose Pastelle
  • No. 19 Beige Aquarelle
  • No. 20 Rouge Enamel (only at Sephora)





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Choose makeup colors for redheads

Stylish red hair and very fresh capital only in accordance with the specific makeupshades.


Look at my lips!

Rachel Goodwin – makeup for Channel – said that 60 years ago in the lipstick is not much attention as now, just a little powder color is enough to create a bright image. So oftenquite bright lip colors, gentle and natural. But that does not mean that women who stopsteps that period is booming and expression in the drama Mad Men, Christina Hendrick(the role of Joan) had a red red lips are impressive. And lip color seems perfect when paired with a white skin and short hair bright red.





Hint of lip color like Cambon Chanel Coco Rouge lipstick or Orchidee and La Mer.


Radiant skin

‘If pink is present in the skin red hair color and respect for your face’ – Kate Lee, makeupby Channel said.

If you love the color red for her hair color, create a real skin bright, radiant and revitalized.You may use the concealer to hide dark circles away the skin around the eye, but do nothit too thick a layer of foundation, but instead to use a moisturizing cream in color.

And to create the perfect face of Emma Stone in Vanity Fair Oscars party, makeupGoodwin used a yellow layer of skin lotion and powder for the cheek Bronzer.




Suggestions for moisturizer MAC Studio Moisture Tint color and powder SPF 15Bronzer Powder Josie Maran’s bronzing argan.

Classic cat eyes
I love the black line of eyeliner colors fresh and impressive’ – when Lee has shared themakeup for Bryce Dallas Howard when she appeared at the premiere last June andEclipse. And of course it also causes real emotional when combined with bright red hair color.

And you see just a cat with eyes the color line impression, you will not need to be emphasized in any other color on the face, in itself has made ​​a graceful beauty, elegance, both young and stylish.

Hints of cream eyeliner Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner.
Dark eyelashes
‘Red hair should come with black mascara tree’, Goodwin said. ‘Even if you have selected the bright colors for eye makeup, the eyelashes should be double blackpolished red hair color to ensure harmony with the face and eyes also become verysophisticated, book smoking.
Hint Sensai Mascara 38 ° C Volumizing Mascara and lipstick Elizabeth Arden EightHour Cream nude Lip Protectant Stick in Honey.
Plum eyes
Pretty Woman Julia Roberts has a style eye makeup with impressive when going red hair color gold. And the combination of dark plum color as brown eyes that become warm and charismatic.
Concrete suggestions with purple eyeshadow Estée Lauder Pure Color Eye ShadowPalette in Surreal Violet.
Peach makeup
Courtesy of the peach color when combined with red hair color will bring you seem young and fresh. Also you can combine with other bright colors or light powder to highlight andbrighter when accompanied by red hair.
You can use both lips and cheeks with RMS Beauty’s Lip2Cheek
His eyes impressed
When you make up a gray smoky eyes or cause emotional colors, it was the perfect choice for stylish red hair.

With this face of Hendricks, makeup was used chocolate brown tones to beautify the eyes and makes a perfect match with her ​​hair color.


Easy-to-Wear Medium Haircut Ideas

Make your best features pop with one of these easy-to-wear medium haircut ideas. Pair your smashing hair color with a stylish crop which brings out the most of your natural texture.

This season strong and innovative silhouettes are in the spotlight! Opt for a dramatic change in your appearance if you’re sick and tired of blending in the crowd. These easy-to-wear medium haircut ideas furnish you with a set of inspiring crops which change your attitude towards modern styling trends. Mid-length bobs or shaggy hair designs challenge you to a fab transformation and offer you the chance to improve your sculpting skills. Strut your midi locks in top shape with the best products and inject an effortlessly chic yet refined feel into your new ‘do. It’s easy to reclaim your trendsetter status if you jazz up your tresses with a sophisticated shape. Create a flattering hair part or wear your locks tousled and messy for a relaxed and ultra-modern vibe.


Prettify your look with one of these picture-perfect medium long hair designs. Softness and shine should be the beauty buzzwords to keep in mind when preparing your locks for styling. This in-between dimension allows you to get rid of split ends and bulky volume. Style your hair to emphasize the beauty of your natural texture. Whether you’re attracted to ultra-feminine and softened looks or you would rather try your hand at punked-up and teased styles, the point is to take your sculpting skills to the next level. Ask your hair stylist for a few useful tricks which ease the hair care and styling process. Layers can also help you add sensuality and versatility to your medium hairstyle. Leave a few longer strands in the front to furnish your features with a flirty and soft frame.


Sweep your locks to the side or complement your do with a funky fresh bangs design depending on your preferences. Re-invent the hottest bob hairstyles and take a modern turn when it comes to exploring the sculpting options this length offers. Layered or blunt midi haircuts are definitely the way to go this year. Showcase the complex and attention-grabbing silhouette of your hairstyle using a few original and revolutionary hair sculpting techniques. Add movement to your locks with the perfect blow-dry sesh and change the texture of your tresses according to your mood and the impression you want to create.


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K. Kiechel Spring 2012 Handbag Collection

Versatile, refined, multifunctional and stylish might just be the codewords for the perfect handbag and the 2012 K. Kiechel spring 2012 handbag collection is filled with fabulous alternatives that will match these expectations and more. Check out the latest designs by the label.

In our search for the most eye-catching trends of the moment, we often forget to appreciate the amazing versatility and classy allure that accessories with a high focus on refinement, simplicity and functionality can provide with extreme ease. Reviving the well know principle according to which a classy handbag with minimalistic details can be the most versatile choice of all, the latest K. Kiechel spring 2012 handbag collection features several lust-worthy styles to consider. Katie Kiechel, who has had the privilege of working with big brands from the industry such as Reed Krakoff and Kate Spade definitely brings a new spin on investment type of accessories.

Neutral tones are the most suitable choices as far as functionality is concerned, so the choice of tones like ivory, light and dark brown tones, black or metallic touches is far from being unusual or surprising. A subtle change in attitude can be sensed in terms of shape, however, as the designer does bring a few eclectic touches here, like pyramid shaped bags for a quick break from the conventional handbag styles and a new creative touch we all crave for and love.






Handbag styles are also fairly varied, giving women which are highly oriented towards getting everything they need from a single handbag multiple choices: fun cross body bags, alluring satchels, roomy totes or gorgeous clutches being only a few of them. Metallic accents like the iconic twisted ring which serves as a logo, give a new vibe to seemingly minimalistic designs opening a whole new range of possibilities for several style preferences.

Understated yet never boring, the designs have a trendy vibe due to the always refined exotic skin touches which add interest both texturally and chromatically speaking. Leather is the preferred fabric for the long lasting accessories and the subtle variations as far as texture is concerned adequately emphasize the wide array of variations one can enjoy without the slightest compromise on style or glamor. Let effortless versatility be your mantra with these glamorous handbags.

K. Kiechel Spring 2012 Handbag Collection




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