eyes

Best Quick Fix for Puffy, Dry Eyes

Posted on 07/25/2014 by |Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionAs I’ve gotten older, I’ve started to be tormented by some evil twins: puffy eyes and dry eyes. These two common conditions make your eyes look irritated and anything but beautiful. But here’s the good news: Both can be addressed with a few simple steps. One of the best ways to deal with puffiness and dryness is to close your eyes, apply a cold compress and relax — maybe even take a nap! >> Sign up for the AARP Health …

The Sun-Protection Mistake We’re Still Making

Posted on 06/16/2014 by |Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionHere’s a scary new fact to get you in gear: More than 10 percent of skin cancers occur on the eyelids. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, these tumors can grow deep beneath the skin (think icebergs waiting to surface) and increase the rapid growth of other skin cancers on your face. By now, of course, you know that wearing a broad-spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every day (regardless of weather or location) is a must. (“SPF” stands for “sun-protection factor,” …

5 Beauty Tools We Just Can’t Live Without

Posted on 04/17/2014 by |Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionThere are a few basic tools every woman should have in her beauty bag to look cool, confident and fabulous . . . every day. Here are my top five “must have” beauty bag staples . . . and why: Eyelash Curler: Many women experience thinning hair after 50, even with their eyebrows and eyelashes. Skimpy lashes are a big beauty challenge for a lot of us, but luckily there’s a simple, inexpensive trick to making them look more alluring. …

5 Secrets of a 50+ Beauty Industry Executive

Posted on 04/10/2014 by |Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionAndrea Q. Robinson is a beauty industry legend and one of my mentors. She revolutionized makeup by creating The Nakeds by Ultima II for Revlon back in the ’80s. Until then “neutrals” didn’t exist (not even Bobbi Brown!). In her new memoir Toss The Gloss-Beauty Tips, Tricks & Truths For Women 50+ ($17.67,amazon.com), Andrea, a former Vogue beauty editor who has also been president of Ralph Lauren Beauty, president of Tom Ford Beauty and chief marketing officer at Estee Lauder (see …

3 Best Eyeshadows for Women 50+

Posted on 11/21/2013 by |Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionEye shadow palettes are our newest vice. They offer instant gratification, fun browsing with a de-aging bonus. Cosmetic company researchers spurred on by makeup artists and impressive sales numbers have realized our demo prefers multi-shade palettes to single shadows or duos. One great palette can enhance mature eyes quickly and effectively without a lot of additional products or decisions. But here’s the truth: some palettes won’t work for aging eyes (even surgically enhanced ones) due to inadequate shades, texture or …

Fresher Younger Eyes Stat! 5 Beauty Tricks to Know

Posted on 11/7/2013 by |Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionSorry, friends, but statement specs, sunnies and readers are not stand-ins for eye cream and concealer. Treatment, makeup and glasses need to be in sync. That’s why beauty guru Bobbi Brown is launching an innovative eye wear collection with Safilo in February that includes optical frames, sunglasses and ready-made readers categorized by color and face shape. They are designed to brighten your skin tone,  subtly enhance it or go for major contrast and definition- just like you do with makeup. Bobbi’s …