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Lois Joy Johnson


Lois Joy Johnson is an award-winning beauty and style editor known for her down to earth accessible reporting and advice for women 50 +. Lois was one of the founding editors of MORE magazine and its beauty and fashion director from 1997 to 2008. Her best-selling beauty book THE MAKEUP WAKEUP launched in 2011 and the fashion sequel THE WARDROBE WAKEUP launches December 2012. Lois lives in Westchester, New York with her husband and is the mother of two daughters and a Yorkie-Poo Louie.

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Job Hunt 2014: Dress For Success To Get Beyond HR

Posted on 01/31/2014 by | Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionCompeting with 30-somethings for work is depressing. So what if they have flawless skin, hair and teeth and, oh yeah, those dazzling social media skills. We have flawless resumes with genuine experience (anyone can buy great skin, hair and teeth) plus dazzling people skills (real people! face to face!)… and we can spell. However in the end the right packaging is what just might push your little well-shod foot through the door.  Ya’ gotta fit in. If 2013′s job hunt …

Five Ways French Women Stay Sexy — And You Can Too!

Posted on 01/23/2014 by | Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionI’m not done with my trip-to-Paris rant. Yes, our French peers do get aging right, but they also stay sexy. I’m not talking about the few Catherine Deneuve and Carla Bruni clones one spots on the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. Rather, I’m talking about everyday women over 50 — women like us. Somehow in France they all make being grownup a sensual experience 24/7. Why not make every day just a little bit steamier with their five tips? KEEP IT …

The Scoop On Skin From Oprah and Ellen’s Dermatologist

Posted on 01/20/2014 by | Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionWait until you get your hands on Dr. Harold Lancer’s new book called Younger: The Breakthrough Anti-Aging Method for Radiant Skin ($19.89, This Beverly Hills dermatologist treats superstar faces (like TV’s top talkers, Hugh Jackman (sigh), Angela Bassett and an Oscar-worthy list of others) but he’s about as down-to-earth as it gets. Dr. Lancer thinks most women 50+ make 10 crucial mistakes when it comes to de-aging.  In an exclusive AARP interview, he tells us what not to do: BARGAIN HUNT. …

5 Reasons French Women Look Terrific

Posted on 01/13/2014 by | Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionJust back from Paris with a fresh take on an old myth — the one that says French women know secrets about beauty, style and aging well.  Let’s not forget a big part of their mysterious allure is the language and culture.  Living in a society that’s not youth oriented 24/7 is certainly a shot in the libido. Even asking a shop assistant if you look fat in a pair of pants sounds OK — Est-ce que ce pantalon me …

Winter De-Aging Tricks from a 50+ “Chill Cheater”

Posted on 12/30/2013 by | Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionMy sun-damaged face, frizz-prone hair and spotty legs love winter: The camouflage afforded by long sleeves and scarves, leggings, tall boots and hats make this a stress-free fashion season. I ignore warnings to steer clear of long, hot baths — if not now, when? I also shun humidifiers (or “germ factories,” as I call them). But never would I skip the five basic rituals below, which can help counteract the aging effects of outside cold and indoor heat: 1) Slather …

Look Hot for the Holidays

Posted on 12/20/2013 by | Beauty | Comments

Beauty & Fashion’Tis the season of opportunity — a time when festivities that require you to mingle (ack!) likewise give you a chance to: a) Find things (a lead to your next job; a new spin-class buddy; the love of your life); b) Explore a new interest (wine-tasting? catering?); or c) Volunteer for a worthy cause in your community. Yes, holiday socializing involves a leave of absence from ankle pants, jeans and layers, but not to worry — our favorite TV “girlfriends” …