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5 Lipsticks to Look Fresh and Pretty This Spring

Posted on 03/23/2014 by | Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionOne of the best ways to brighten your face is to dab a bit of color on your lips, even if you wear nothing else. While I usually don’t spend a lot of money on makeup, I’m willing to splurge on lipstick if it truly makes my face glow. The tricky part, though, is finding those shades that do just that. In her book, Beauty, boomer makeup entrepreneur Bobbi Brown suggests: “If I had to teach someone just one thing …

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. …

The New Face of Friendship: Has Facebook Replaced the Backyard Fence?

Posted on 03/21/2014 by | Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionI grew up in Brooklyn at a time when there were many sets of parental eyes watching over us. Riding bikes, playing stoopball or jumping rope on the sidewalk, we knew, without having to think about it, that we were safe. We also knew that if any of us did or said something deemed less than civil, it would get back to our mothers (or whoever was waiting at home, and there was always someone waiting at home) before we set …

The New Jumpsuit: 4 Reasons to Own One

Posted on 03/17/2014 by | Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionThe jumpsuit — the iconic one-piece fashion wonder you may have worn to the disco in 1977 — is back in a big way. One need only have seen first lady Michelle Obama in a black jumpsuit on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to know that it’s cool again. But you’ll see jumpsuits in stores this spring by designers from Diane von Furstenberg to Nicole Miller. The good news is a jumpsuit can be the most comfortable, flattering, stylish …

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 …

Sharon Stone To Oprah: Why Shouldn’t 50 Be Sexy?

Posted on 03/12/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Beauty & FashionAnd you thought Christie Brinkley looked good? Sharon Stone is just four years shy of catching up to the 60-year-old supermodel who recently graced People magazine in a swimsuit, and Stone looks every bit the beauty she was at 34 when she blasted into the national consciousness as femme fatale Catherine Tramell in the 1992 movie Basic Instinct. And Stone tells Oprah Winfrey, who turned 60 in January, that being called a sex symbol at this age (she was 56 …