Category: Fast Beauty

Stress-Erasing Holiday Makeup With Merit

November 21st, 2022 by

One of the things that has struck me the most about getting older is how quickly stress shows up on my face. When I was younger, stress may mean an occasional breakout, but for the most part, I still looked rested and refreshed, even when I wasn’t. Now, when I’m stressed, the whole world knows […]

Anti-Aging Makeup | Get The Glow Back

October 26th, 2022 by

Years ago, when I wrote my beauty book, I interviewed Dr. Dennis Gross, who had some interesting insight into aging. One of the things I remember from our interview is that he said that dullness, not wrinkles or laxity, is one of the main things that makes our skin look older. We look older because […]

4 Products Every Woman Needs Over 40 | My Menopause Survival Kit

October 6th, 2022 by

I’m a cross-that-bridge-when-I come-to-it kind of girl, at least when it comes to practical things. Imagined or interpersonal stuff, I’ll worry about for days. But concrete things, like aging and budgeting and filling my car with gas? I ignore it, until I can’t anymore. That’s what happened with menopause. I was just doing my thing, […]

Easy Everyday Makeup Tutorial Over 40

September 22nd, 2022 by

I think makeup may be more important to me than clothes. It was definitely my first love, and the reason I started my magazine career as a beauty editor. I always understood, from a young age, that makeup had that magical before-and-after power that clothes just don’t always have. It’s linked to mood as well, […]

Walmart Fall Try On Haul Over 40 | Under $50

September 8th, 2022 by

Walmart isn’t always the first place that comes to find when we think about shopping for fall trends, but the retailer has made a huge effort in recent years to improve its reputation for fashion. You’ll find more than adult onesies and nondescript tunics these days, and I think that’s a win for anyone who […]

Polished vs Natural: What’s Your Aesthetic

August 8th, 2022 by

One of the things that hopefully we learn as we get older is that there is no point trying to be something that we’re not. We have earned the right, especially after 40, to let our style be a true outward expression of who we are and not a mask that makes us look like […]

How To Turn Back The Clock in 2022

April 7th, 2022 by

When I was a teen, I used to say that by the time I was old enough to have wrinkles, they would have found a cure. Well, I am, and they have. Sort of. The tools and treatments and techniques that are currently available to us are truly transformative, and they go way beyond anything […]

How to Turn Back the Clock

February 3rd, 2022 by

My mind is seriously blown. For years I’ve been fooled into thinking that clean living and sunscreen and skincare and a little Botox here and there were the essential tools in my battle against aging. But I’m here to tell you that they lied to us. They LIED. This is what nobody tells you about […]

Beauty Mistakes That Age You Over 40

December 2nd, 2021 by

I’d like to state once again, for those of you in the back, that beauty was actually my first love. Even as a young girl, I was inspired by makeovers and the transformative power of the perfect lipstick. Nothing can so quickly change how we feel about ourselves than a beauty update, whether it’s a […]

10 Small Habits That Create Lasting Change

May 27th, 2021 by

It’s the little things. I used to think that getting some of the results I want in life, from better skin to tighter abs, would require a major life overhaul, and that the only way to achieve these goals would be to wake up at 5 a.m., spend 2.5 hours on my morning routine, and […]