Is Your Hair Color Aging You? Make It Stop

When 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

If 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?

The 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.

It’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 …

5 Beauty Trends That Get Our Approval

The 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

Some 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 …