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7 Surprising Beauty Musts For Women 50+

Posted on 11/14/2013 by |Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionNever a dull moment. Every day there’s a new beauty app or techie tool to fill a so-called void. Well, there’s a difference between availability and need. Do you really need an iPhone app that scans your moles, evaluating and tracking them, or one that alerts your frizz-prone hair to rain or humidity? Do you need a portable antimicrobial pad to germproof your pull-down tray on planes to do makeup before landing? OK, maybe you do, but I don’t. Seven …

Ready-Made Readers Boost Vision and Looks

Posted on 09/19/2013 by |Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionSquinting at menus? Can’t make out the shade name on your lipstick? Welcome to the presbyopia club. Presbyopia is an age-related vision problem caused by the thickening and loss of flexibility in the lens of your eye that’s common among women 50+. It’s why finding the right distance to hold the morning paper can be difficult. And while prescription eyeglasses, of course, correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, ready-made readers that come in a range of magnifications are ideal to whip …

Is Your Hair Color Aging You? Make It Stop

Posted on 08/29/2013 by |Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionWhen women 50-plus start piling on self-tanner, blush and a brighter lipstick it means one thing : your hair color is all wrong. So says New York colorist, hair stylist and beauty expert Eva Scrivo, the savior of  savvy CEOS, media personalities and grownup everyday women who mob her Bond Street and Upper East Side salons.  Scrivo and I shared de-aging hair color tips in an exclusive AARP interview last week. Here are five things to rethink ASAP: TIME TO …

5 Beauty and Style Secrets to Steal From Younger Women

Posted on 08/5/2013 by |Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionIf not for us, where would younger women be? We broke glass ceilings (and all the rules), burned our bras (to end gender discrimination and sexual harassment), freed our reproductive rights and reversed traditional roles (so we could have families and become millionaires without marrying or inheriting money). Thanks to us, younger babes have vintage clothing from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, and a whole category of preventative de-aging solutions. Let’s see how they deal with wrinkles, menopause, saggy skin …

Is Angry Face Syndrome Sabotaging Your Looks?

Posted on 07/31/2013 by |Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionThe fake PSA video “Bitchy Resting Face” has created a viral storm on YouTube. It lampoons the 11s – the twin vertical furrows between the brows – that give your face a constant hostile, worried look. The 11s get  deeply etched with age but Botox inhibits them (and with FDA approval!)  I used to get Botox from super-famous NYC dermatologist Dr. Frederic Brandt during my high visibility job as Beauty & Fashion Director of MORE magazine. My busy 24/7 work/dating/social …

How to Look Great in a Swimsuit at 50 … If You’re Not Demi Moore.

Posted on 07/23/2013 by |Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionIt’s midsummer, brutally hot and lots of us haven’t been to the beach or pool yet.  The question is why not? If you can’t stand the heat, humidity and  sweaty grossness of it … fine. If you have serious skin cancer issues and find any real sun exposure off limits … fine. Intimidated by recent photos of Demi Moore, 50, or Sharon Stone, 55, in bikinis? Get over it. With the exception of a few gym rats, lipo fans and …