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5 Beauty Trends That Get Our Approval

Posted on 07/17/2013 by | Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionThe beauty industry thinks we’re hot and for a very good reason. Women 50-plus are helping them make billions of dollars and firm up a saggy economy with every de-aging product and procedure possible. But when it comes to beauty trends they get amnesia. For example, we honestly don’t need cat-eye liner, matte lips, techno-glitter shadows, nail art, dip dyed hair, fishtail braids and big messy topknots. Fortunately, some trends have a more diverse appeal. We’ll take these five for …

The 10 Real Secrets of Ageless Women

Posted on 07/8/2013 by | Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionSome women do look better with age. Why? Cosmetic surgery or dermatological procedures can perk things up and certain women admit it. Others claim it’s all lucky genes, an addiction to workouts and a strict healthy diet. As a beauty editor, I’ve worked on photo shoots with nearly every celeb now over 50 and thousands of real everyday women. We’re all in the same boat famous or not.  My heroines are women who keep their looks intact but don’t try …

6 Ideas For Your Beauty Bucket List

Posted on 07/3/2013 by | Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionMost women 50-plus have a personal “I’ve been thinking about …” beauty de-aging list of things they’d like to do or try. Of course, the to-dos keep changing along with our constantly evolving lifestyle, finances, needs and attitudes. A universal bucket list is tough to come up with because we’re such a diverse group, but I’ll give it a whirl based on what women are telling me now. Here are six possible big and small ideas to add to your …

Long-Wear Makeup — A Do or Don’t at 50?

Posted on 06/24/2013 by | Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionBack when our skin was young, juicy, oily and blemish prone, long lasting makeup and mattes saved us.  Cracking glass ceilings, juggling work, kids and marriage left no time for retouching so stay-put cosmetics ruled. Now a new generation of face, eye and lip products promises to cling nearly forever (no kidding one foundation claims “25-hour wear”). Silicones and film forming polymer technology keep the new stuff hanging on. So you ask, is long wear still part of our strategy …

The Real Housewives of USA at 50

Posted on 06/5/2013 by | Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionSuper-glam is the current new normal for women 50+…unfortunately. All across the country women are getting spray tans, hair extensions, wearing false lashes, decolletage, body hugging dresses and high heels 24/7. They feel guilty about not getting Botox, fillers, laser treatments or a facelift and spend a lot of time wondering if they should.  I blame  Bravo’s Real Housewives (past and present ) for pushing our high maintenance buttons. Lisa Vanderpump, 52, Adrienne Maloof, 51, Kim Richards, 47, LuAnn de …