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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 …

Here’s What’s Great About Seeing Sexy At 60

Posted on 01/31/2014 by | Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionFormer Canadian defense minister Paul Hellyer, 90, made news earlier this month when he was quoted by Britain’s Daily Mail saying “aliens walk among us.”  Yes, Mr. Hellyer, I agree!  As a beauty and fashion editor who’s worked with top models for decades I know there is something other-worldly about women born with amazing bone structure and bodies that look good in anything. Most of us didn’t look like models at 25 and we won’t or don’t at 60 either. …

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 …

Still Need a Reason to Quit Smoking? How About This?

Posted on 10/30/2013 by | Who's News | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthBy now, we thought, everyone knows that smoking does serious damage to your heart and lungs and multiplies your risk of developing lung cancer (23 times if you’re a man, and 13 times if you’re a woman, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Unfortunately, however, that’s not a powerful enough incentive for the 21.4 percent of Americans ages 45 to 64 and 7.9 percent of adults 65 and older who still light up, despite the health risks. …

Snail-Slime Facials … Really?

Posted on 07/16/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Beauty & Fashion | Bulletin TodaySeekers of the fountain of youth can add one more bizarre treatment to the list: slime. Not just any slime. Snail slime. The Tokyo branch of the international spa Ci:z:Labo recently debuted an hour-long “Celebrity Escargot Course.” For $245, the salon’s clinicians place five snails on clients’ faces during a series of massages and masks. Related: Look Cool When It’s Hot: Best Summer Makeup     The salon claims that snail slime is a natural moisturizer that soothes inflammation caused …