Beauty

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."

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

Stop 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 …

How to Age-Proof Your Hair

Didier 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+

Good 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 …

Who Is That Woman? How To Get Good Cosmetic Surgery

OK, 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 …

7 Anti-Aging Products That Help Fight Winter

So, I admit it.  I’m not getting the Gold Medal for de-aging. I tried my best but this winter is rough and my mirror is a tough judge. Every woman I know seems to be in “I-look-old” mode now. But don’t give up. Dig  in your heels (or Sorel snow boots) and give your beauty regimen another shot. With seven new breakthroughs (and prices and brands) to choose from, you can’t lose: 1. AN OIL-BASED CREAM CLEANSER.  Swap this for …

5 Tips To Get You From Good To Glorious

According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, we are 5-foot-4 or shorter, weigh between 150 and 160 pounds on average, and wear a size 14. These hard cold stats are way too scary, but they are exactly why you need to go see the movie Gloria, Chile’s Oscar-nominated best foreign language film. Like us, the title character, played by Paulina Garcia, is 50-plus and not perfect. She’s a bit flabby with a muffin top, saggy breasts, a few extra …