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Beauty Tips, Tricks & Truths for Women 50+

From the Show: HER
Summary: Instead of adding more beauty products to your face, it's time to take them off.
Air Date: 6/19/14
Duration: 10
Host: Michelle King Robson and Pamela Peeke, MD
Guest Bio: Andrea Q. Robinson, Beauty Expert
Robinson AndreaAndrea Q. Robinson is the author of Toss the Gloss: Beauty Tips, Tricks & Truths for Women 50+ (Seal Press). She is known for her many leadership positions in the cosmetics industry. She directed and served as president of several of the industry's most outstanding luxury brands, including Ralph Lauren, Tom Ford, Prescriptives, Ultima II, Helena Rubenstein, Germaine Monteil, Alexandra de Markoff, and Bill Blass. She also served as Chief Marketing Officer of Estée Lauder and consulting CEO for a line of cosmetics in development for one of the world's most well-known makeup artists. Prior to her corporate positions, she was a magazine editor for Vogue, Mademoiselle and Seventeen, where she created and reported on both beauty and fashion trends and discovered and developed several of the industry's biggest talents, including makeup master Kevyn Aucoin.
  • Book Title: Toss the Gloss: Beauty Tips, Tricks & Truths for Women 50+
Beauty Tips, Tricks & Truths for Women 50+
There's no denying fashion is constantly changing.

With every year (or every season), there are new beauty and fashion trends. However, some of these trends are not worth putting your skin and wardrobe through.

One of the main concerns women have as they age is their skin. But wanting to look and stay as young as possible may be a time of the past. You can look and feel sexy at any age, and it's time to embrace the skin you're in... no more smothering your skin with anti-wrinkle creams or the newest beauty trends.

What are the common mistakes that women 50+ make in their beauty routines?

One of the most noticeable things is recognizing your makeup isn't working the way it used to. You may try to "fix" this by loading on more makeup, but this only causes other issues with your skin. It's important to remember: less is more.

Another mistake is over-plucking your eyebrows. If you can, it's best to seek professional help or just plucking the strays you do have. You also do not want to layer on mascara to fill in your lashes. This can cause a clumpy, thick and unnatural look to your eyes.

What are the general principles that a woman over 50 would benefit from in her beauty routine?

Andrea Q. Robinson discusses the myths and truths of beauty for women 50+ and ways to embrace your beauty as you age.
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