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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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Fresher Younger Eyes Stat! 5 Beauty Tricks to Know

Posted on 11/7/2013 by | Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionSorry, friends, but statement specs, sunnies and readers are not stand-ins for eye cream and concealer. Treatment, makeup and glasses need to be in sync. That’s why beauty guru Bobbi Brown is launching an innovative eye wear collection with Safilo in February that includes optical frames, sunglasses and ready-made readers categorized by color and face shape. They are designed to brighten your skin tone,  subtly enhance it or go for major contrast and definition- just like you do with makeup. Bobbi’s …

Don’t Be A Prune! 5 Face Savers for Snowbirds

Posted on 10/31/2013 by | Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionLegendary painter Georgia O’ Keeffe would have been 125 next month but her minimalist boho style is ageless. She could step out of Vogue today, except for the pruney wrinkles and brown spots. A weather-beaten complexion may be authentic and “beautiful” in black and white photos, but for us? No thanks. Wrinkles have their own GPS tracking system and extreme temperatures attract their attention. Winter is a dangerous time, whether you flee to sunny Florida, Arizona or Costa Rica (the …

5 Boots That Work To Slim Heavy Legs

Posted on 10/25/2013 by | Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionBoots are our seasonal obsession. Those of us 50-plus with heavy legs hate when sales people say, “Athletic muscular legs are hot; look at Beyonce and Serena Williams.” Or, “They’ll stretch, leather gives,” or “let me help you get those off.” Unlike tummies, you can’t suck in big calves or cankles (shapeless ankles) with heavy-duty Spanx and because genes are mostly to blame, diet and workouts won’t help either. Still, you can find boots to fit, no matter your shape. …

Too Old For Whom? 5 Dating Style Tips For Women 50+

Posted on 10/17/2013 by | Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionClint Eastwood, Seal, Tony Danza and Bruce Jenner are all up for grabs. So what are you waiting for ? Whether you’re a cougar or prefer peers, you may find that everyone’s looking for love…  again. Besides dating sites, social networking makes reconnecting with old friends, college boyfriends, business colleagues, exes and new “friends” easy. But, what to wear? Here are five tips to make sure your clothes and looks send the right message: DATING A MUCH YOUNGER GUY. Look …

5 Tricks to Finding Your Best Face Makeup

Posted on 10/10/2013 by | Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionWe’re suckers for any makeup that says naked, camera-ready, invisible, illuminating, firming or lifting on the label. The gap between our expectations (miracles) and reality (improvement) doesn’t matter. So far only cosmetic surgery, laser resurfacing, fillers and Botox or, of course, Photoshop can produce a flawless wrinkle-free face. Each year and especially every fall we seek a new face buddy with high hopes. Here are 5 tips to getting it right: KNOW YOUR MAC MAKEUP SHADE. Whether you wear MAC …

Newly Divorced? Get Gutsy and Gorgeous

Posted on 10/3/2013 by | Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionBouncing back from a relationship split looking better, happier and more confident is the ultimate revenge. Just ask Tipper Gore, Susan Sarandon, Maria Shriver and Robin Wright. All have never looked sexier and more self-assured. As more  longtime marriages and boomer relationships, high profile or not, end, “grey” divorcee may be the sociological trend of the decade with women initiating the quit despite looming concerns over retirement  and social security benefits, alimony and other financial issues. The prospect of going solo and …