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The best outfits and accessories for the dawning of benefit season

BLACK-TIE TIPS

Experts weigh in on how to get ready for a benefit

Ted Gibson, celebrity hairstylist: "For both women and men, I would recommend a side part, which adds a formal touch. Black tie doesn't have to mean an updo though. Soft waves still work."

J.P. Mastey, president of men's grooming product company Baxter of California: "If you have tough skin, shave as close to your departure as possible. If you get redness or shaving irritation, be sure to give your skin enough time to recover."

Bobbi Brown, cosmetics empress: "Add drama to your eyes and make them stand out by applying black eyeliner from the innermost to outermost corner. And don't forget plenty of black mascara."

Lauren Bush, co-founder of nonprofit FEED: "I find it most exciting to go to charity events when I am engaged in the organization. Figure out what you are passionate about, and dig in deep, long-term."


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