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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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5 Beauty Solutions for Red Itchy Skin

Posted on 04/11/2014 by |Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionApril is prime rash season for those of us with rosacea, atopic dermatitis (a prevalent form of eczema) or chronic itching. It’s also National Rosacea Awareness Month and National Stress Awareness Month — an ironic duo since a red blotchy face and scaly body patches are total anxiety boosters. Aside from the extreme physical discomfort, there’s the visible issue of irritated skin to deal with on top of all our other aging woes. Here’s how to stay calm and carry …

5 Secrets of a 50+ Beauty Industry Executive

Posted on 04/10/2014 by |Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionAndrea Q. Robinson is a beauty industry legend and one of my mentors. She revolutionized makeup by creating The Nakeds by Ultima II for Revlon back in the ’80s. Until then “neutrals” didn’t exist (not even Bobbi Brown!). In her new memoir Toss The Gloss-Beauty Tips, Tricks & Truths For Women 50+ ($17.67,, Andrea, a former Vogue beauty editor who has also been president of Ralph Lauren Beauty, president of Tom Ford Beauty and chief marketing officer at Estee Lauder (see …

Is Your Bra Aging You? Here’s How to Tell

Posted on 03/27/2014 by |Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionStop trying to fit your 32F chest into your old 34B bras! At 50 your body has moved on, and so have your breasts. Even after an in-store professional bra fitter diagnosis, we’re skeptical. The truth is that mature breasts vary a lot in shape, fullness, proportions, position and spacing, even though thousands of women may wear the same bra size. Here’s how to choose: IF YOUR BRA AND BREASTS SAG: The band or cups may be too big. Lots …

Age-Proof Your Hair: Here’s How

Posted on 03/21/2014 by |Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionDidier Malige may not be a household name, but to top fashion designers, editors, models and celebs, he’s king. (Or should I say Le Roi of Hair?) The charming Frenchman is also the live-in amour of Grace Coddington, Vogue’s flame-maned, gutsy creative director. Grace’s wild red cloud of hair accents her chic black wardrobe with wit and a pop of color. But what about everyday grownup babes who shop Target not couture? Didier has some unexpected tips for us, too. …

Eyebrow Rehab: 3 Tricks for Women 50+

Posted on 03/13/2014 by |Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionGood eyebrows — lush and extended — are usually made, not born, at 50. They do for your aging face what a blazer does for your body, adding structure and definition. Unfortunately, too many of us got a little tweezer crazy back in the day; others are dealing with skimpy, misshapen or balding brows due to thyroid or hormonal changes. And brows do change with age. Even Brooke Shields, who is famous for her full brows, now has shapelier, more groomed …

How to Get Great Cosmetic Surgery at 50

Posted on 03/7/2014 by |Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionOK, what happened to Kim Novak’s and Goldie Hawn’s faces? That’s the post-Oscar chatter we can’t get enough of. Top NYC cosmetic surgeon Dr. David Rosenberg says, “It’s always a scary vision for patients and doctors to see aesthetics gone awry. It creates a fear factor. Bad facelifts are not accidents — the surgeon’s judgment is off.” Recently I’ve been catching up with friends I haven’t seen all winter. Their faces are taut as plastic wrap, their lips look  Joker-like …