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Lois Joy Johnson is an award-winning beauty and style editor known for her down to earth accessible reporting and advice for women 50 +. She was a founding editor of MORE magazine and its beauty and fashion director from 1997 to 2008. She wrote "The Makeup Wakeup" and "The Wardrobe Wakeup."

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Diane Keaton Has 7 Ways to Age With Attitude

Posted on 05/15/2014 by |Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionDiane Keaton’s new memoir, Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty (Random House), is like reading your best friend’s diary. Provided your BFF is a famously funny actress, of course. Up close, I found out when I interviewed the 68-year-old star in New York City last week, Keaton, a L’Oreal Paris spokesmodel, is attractive, scarily smart and a complex mix of confident and quirky. I scrambled to keep pace as she covered all sorts of fashion and beauty topics related to …

Move Over, Stodgy Suits! Now It’s All About Dresses!

Posted on 05/6/2014 by |Beauty | Comments

Beauty & Fashion | Bulletin TodayOn Monday in New York City, First Lady Michelle Obama cut the ribbon to open the Anna Wintour Costume Center at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Both Obama and Wintour wore dresses. This may not seem like a big deal, but it is: Dresses have almost completely replaced suits as the go-to fashion solution for most work/life situations, even for heads of state and CEOs. (Here’s hoping Angela Merkel and Hillary Clinton catch on soon!) Dresses are showing up in …

7 Ways to Avoid Skin Cancer…Again.

Posted on 05/5/2014 by |Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionBy age 50 most women have experienced some form of sun damage — and many have been through the ordeal of skin cancer. That’s why L’Oreal Paris and the Melanoma Research Alliance have teamed up to launch the It’s THAT Worth It Thunderclap online initiative ( For each person who signs up on the site by 5 p.m. ET on May 20 and shares melanoma prevention information with friends, L’Oreal Paris will make a $1 donation to melanoma research. For …

12 Scent-sational Gifts for Mother’s Day

Posted on 04/30/2014 by |Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionCoco Chanel once said, “A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.” I’m not sure I’d go that far, but it’s a great excuse to start spritzing: Every 50-plus woman I know has a to-do list at least a decade long. And with Mother’s Day fast approaching, now seems the perfect time to rejuvenate the senses of any marvelous moms in your life (including yourself!) with the gift of a new fragrance. Here are my picks of the best …

7 No- Fail Makeover Tricks for Women 50+

Posted on 04/24/2014 by |Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionWhat if I told you doing just ONE thing could instantly improve your appearance? Most women think a makeover requires a major head-to-toe transformation. Often just a single DIY switch to a new product or an updated wardrobe basic makes all the difference. Here are my top 7 ideas: 1. LET A TINTED GRADUAL SELF-TANNER LIBERATE YOUR BODY. Want to free your arms and legs from cardigans and pants this season? Bumping up your skin tone one notch to a …

5 Retro Beauty and Fashion Trends Return For Spring

Posted on 04/17/2014 by |Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionIn beauty and fashion, everything eventually comes back — but never the same way. Fresh details and an updated attitude make the difference. Before you say “been there, done that,” check out these five new-again trends. Each provides a de-stressing fix that’ll make spring and summer 2014 a breeze. COMFY JEANS. No, not “mom” jeans! I mean the new slim boyfriend jeans, pared down from the baggy originals with the same a-a-ah factor but with a feminine fit. Look for …