5 Reasons French Women Look Terrific

Just back from Paris with a fresh take on an old myth – the one that says French women know secrets about beauty, style and aging well.  Let’s not forget a big part of their mysterious allure is the language and culture.  Living in a society that’s not youth oriented 24/7 is certainly a shot in the libido. Even asking a shop assistant if you look fat in a pair of pants sounds OK – Est-ce que ce pantalon me …

Look Hot for the Holidays

‘Tis the season of opportunity – a time when festivities that require you to mingle (ack!) likewise give you a chance to: a) Find things (a lead to your next job; a new spin-class buddy; the love of your life); b) Explore a new interest (wine-tasting? catering?); or c) Volunteer for a worthy cause in your community. Yes, holiday socializing involves a leave of absence from ankle pants, jeans and layers, but not to worry – our favorite TV “girlfriends” …

3 Best Eyeshadows for Women 50+

Eye 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 …

7 Surprising Beauty Musts For Women 50+

Never 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 …

Fresher Younger Eyes Stat! 5 Beauty Tricks to Know

Sorry, 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 …

5 Boots That Work To Slim Heavy Legs

Boots are our seasonal obsession. Those of us 50-plus with heavy legs hate when sales people say, “Athletic muscular legs are hot; look at Beyonce and Serena Williams.” Or, “They’ll stretch, leather gives,” or “let me help you get those off.” Unlike tummies, you can’t suck in big calves or cankles (shapeless ankles) with heavy-duty Spanx and because genes are mostly to blame, diet and workouts won’t help either. Still, you can find boots to fit, no matter your shape. …