From The Expert: Beautiful Beauty Tips For Post 50 Women

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Last week I shared highlights about my post 50 beauty makeover. It was a fun experience. Following the makeover, I interviewed Nordstrom Beauty Stylist Lorraine Parker to find out more beauty tips for post 50 women. I’m delighted to share her answers to my questions. Hope you find Lorraine’s advice helpful. 


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Nordstrom Beauty Stylist Lorraine Parker gave me a beautiful beauty makeup makeover.

Q: What are the most important skin care treatments for a post 50 woman?
L: “The three most important skin care treatments that women over the age of 50 can use to delay the signs of aging are either a restorative and or reparative eye cream, neck cream, and hand cream (the hand cream should specifically have an SPF in it ) to help avoid those dark spots or hyper-pigmentation from surfacing. These are the areas of the face and body that show the first visible signs of aging. A serum and moisturizer (with SPF) on the face are just as important to enhance a more youthful radiant appearance to the skin.” Continue reading

It’s Time For My Beautiful Post 50 Beauty Makeover

boomer beauty, life after 50, makeup for 50+ women, over 50A few months ago, I decided it was time for a post 50 beauty makeover. It was initiated during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale in July when I bought a Laura Mercier makeup palette and a new set of Bobbie Brown makeup brushes. I never owned a nice set of brushes. It was an important investment for my life after 50.

I brought my purchases home and put them in my vanity. I loved the brushes and the colors of the makeup, only I didn’t know how to use them or how to apply the makeup. I was excited when I heard that my local Nordstrom has a beauty stylist, Lorraine Parker, who provides complimentary makeovers. I quickly called Lorraine and set up an appointment. I told Lorraine that based on the trends I wanted to air on the side of less makeup, not more.


Wow-o-wow! What an education I got in the span of an hour. Lorraine took me through multiple steps. I didn’t buy all the beauty products she suggested, but it was a really enjoyable afternoon. I told my boyfriend L that it is very expensive to maintain a beauty regimen post 50. He smiled.

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Nordstrom Beauty Stylist Lorraine Parker gave me a beautiful beauty makeover.

My Magical Makeover

First, Lorraine used Clarins Cleansing and Toner Serum to clean my face, plus Clarins Moisturizer and Eye Cream as a base. She recommends Clarins for post 50 women. I liked the products. Next, came a primer for my face and a foundation. Lorraine used a Nars under-eye concealer and a Laura Mercier primer for the lids. Continue reading

Helpful Skin Care Tips When The Chill Is On

boomer beauty, life after 50, makeup for 50+ women, over 50It’s finally getting chilly outside and the heat is starting to kick in. You know what that means! My aging skin is going to dry out and more wrinkles are going to sink in. Just the other day I noticed another two vertical wrinkles above my third eye – not a pretty sight. My hands are showing signs of aging too.

The rest of my post 50 body also gets super dry during the cold weather months. Having dealt with eczema since I was a child, I responded with a ‘yes’ when the PR team at CVS asked if I wanted to try their new line of CVS Borage Seed Oil Eczema skin care products. “I have the package in the mail for your Winter Skin Essentials and wanted to share some additional information on the products,” said the assistant account executive S.*

According to the experts at CVS, I am one of many in the U.S. who have eczema — 31.6 million others suffer along with me and at least 17.8 million people have moderate to severe eczema or atopic dermatitis. I was curious to learn more about Borage Seed Oil and these specialized products.

The Story of Borage Seed Oil
Known for its moisturizing properties, the borage herb (borago officinalis) grows wild throughout the Mediterranean. Borage seed oil is rich in the skin-nourishing fatty acid gamma linolenic acid (GLA) and has been used for centuries to help soothe and calm skin discomforts like dryness, itchiness, and redness.

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How To Look Beautiful With Mineral Makeup

boomer beauty, life after 50, makeup for 50+ women, over 50This week, I’m pleased to bring you an interview with entrepreneur Lisa Liguori, creator of Simple Beauty Minerals. I had never tried mineral makeup until Lisa asked if I wanted to sample a few products. Ever curious about anything to do with beauty and aging gracefully, I was eager to learn more. Plus, I always like talking to post 50 women like Lisa who are doing fun things.

Lisa has 30+ years working in the cosmetic industry with lots to share. Be sure to read to the end because she generously agreed to provide a mineral makeup giveaway to one lucky reader!

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Lisa Liguori is creator of Simple Beauty Minerals.

Q.Lisa, tell me about your background and why you started your company.
“From the moment I stepped behind that Clinique counter at the age of 17, I fell in love with the industry and it’s potential to help women feel confident and truly beautiful. Not to mention how fun it was to play with all those lotions and potions! Continue reading

Skin Fitness For Women Post 50

boomer beauty, life after 50, makeup for 50+ women, over 50Whenever I’m asked to try new skin care products, I usually say “yes.” In fact, if you looked in my bathroom cabinets since I’ve been blogging, you would find dozens of skin care samples.

During my life after 50, I’ve been on a mission to find a magical cure that might ultimately keep my face and neck forever wrinkle-free. It’s challenging to always keep my chin up, especially during days when I’m lacking sleep.

Created for Women 50+
Last spring, I was invited to try Truist™, a new line specifically created for women over 50.* The skin creams are manufactured by Kimberly Clark, a company that says “it knows first-hand about putting ingredients next to skin.” KC is the creator of Huggies diapers. My boyfriend L likes to say that my skin feels as soft as a baby’s skin when I come home from a visit to my esthetician. Is it possible to create this same softness with at-home products? I wondered if Truist™ might provide the answers.

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