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Lois in Alberta Ferretti
As little girls, my daughters, now 41 and 31, loved Halloween: It was the one day of the year their black-clad fashion-editor mom didn’t stand out in the burbs.
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Lighten up.
Lois and Bobbi Brown 2015 shoot
Makeup artist Bobbi Brown, 58, has served as chief creative officer of her eponymous beauty brand since the 1990s, but success hasn’t changed her one bit. The dynamo who launched the “natural makeup” trend with 10 lipsticks in 1991 is still practical, down-to-earth and constantly tweaking her basic philosophy.
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A beauty trend gaining traction on runways and magazine covers has spawned its own hashtag: #IWokeUpLikeThis. The "No-Makeup Look," as it’s called, is quick and easy, and the results are very pretty.
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I almost always wear black. It dresses up inexpensive basics, and it makes otherwise-edgy leather leggings and over-the-knee boots come off as classics.
Sheryl Crow and Melissa Etheridge
It may not be your favorite color. But won’t you consider wearing something pink — the color of health and hope — to get the word out that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month?
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After 50, certain styles you once threw on with abandon should probably be abandoned.
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Andrea 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 photo below) reveals her insider know-how:
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One of the best ways to brighten your face is to dab a bit of color on your lips, even if you wear nothing else.
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When it comes to makeup, women over 50 often fall into two categories in the summer:
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