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SHANNON ALLEN Wellesley resident Shannon Allen is creator, executive producer, and host of The Pre-Game Meal on NECN, chairs events to support diabetes research at the Joslin Diabetes Center and at the Chelsea- based charity Roca to assist high-risk young people, and is head cheerleader for her husband, Celtics forward Ray Allen. Age: 37. Boston inspiration: The Joslin Diabetes Center at Boston Children's Hospital. My beauty philosophy: Confidence is your best beauty trick. Own it. Secret of my suc- cess: I'm not afraid of my big ideas. Cause closest to my heart: Type 1 diabetes. I would take it from my son, Walker, in a heartbeat. Boston guilty pleasure: Wing It. Best beauty advice ever given to me: Wear lipstick or lip gloss the color of your nipples. It's the perfect shade to complement your complexion. I stay in shape by: My husband is my personal trainer. He's a beast! Go-to beauty brand: Bobbi Brown. Beauty black book: Kai Gomes at Avanti brows, Cynthia at Lash L'amour, and Mariolga Pantazopoulos for makeup. Would want my eulogy to be: She loved. beauté: Dior Addict Lipstick in Palace 354, Dior ($30). Macy's, 450 Washington St., 617-357-3000; Bio-Performance Advanced Super Revitalizing Cream, Shiseido ($95). Macy's, see above. Body Buff, Moroccanoil ($42). The Spa at Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf, 70 Rowes Wharf, 617-439-3914; EverSleek Humidity Defying Leave-In Crème, L'Oréal ($8.99). CVS Pharmacy, 631 Washington St., 617-338-0128; beautiful bijoux: Mammoth ivory 30-inch beaded necklace, Ivory Jacks ($1,235). Good, 88 Charles St., 617-722-9200; Gold all sorts stud earrings, Links of London ($430). Bloomingdale's, The Mall at Chestnut Hill, 617-630-6000; 18k yellow- gold cocktail ring with white diamonds, Suel ($7,710). Louis, 60 Northern Ave., 617-262-6100; for hair, Anna at Bella Santé for 106 photography by tk; illustration by tk

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