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8 Great Beauty Products for Midlife Women

I’m not a beauty expert, but I know what I like – and what works. These products have been my go-to items – some for years, and I thought I’d share them with you.

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1. For my hair, I’m not too choosy about shampoos, but I can’t live without my Bumble and bumble styling creme. It’s just light enough to make it easy to work with and give my straight hair a little bounce – when I use it correctly!

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2. For my body, I was recently given a gift of Jo Malone Nectarine Blossom and Honey lotion and cologne. It sounds like it would be too sweet but it is heavenly! In fact, I love it so much that when I recently left the lotion in a hotel room, I immediately replaced it, despite the steep price tag.

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3. For my nails, I swear by Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure polish. It seriously doesn’t chip. Seriously. And it’s way less expensive than many brands.

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4. For my eyebrows (where did they go???) there’s nothing better than the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz.

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5. My friend Linda Wolff,the Carpool Goddess and I both swear by NARS Blush in “Orgasm.” It’s especially fun to ask for it at the beauty counter. We think their next color should be Multiple Orgasm.

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6. For my eyes, recently lifted, I’ve found a renewed fascination with makeup. One product that I have fallen in love with since having lids again is Lancome Artliner Eyeliner. It’s easy to use and stays put.

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7. For my skin, I like a light foundation, and Chantecaille Just Skin Tinted Moisturizer (with SPF 15) is wonderful. I still moisturize with Ole Henriksen Truth Creme Advanced Hydration – my skin needs all the help it can get these days! After reading some Plexaderm reviews, I am seriously considering their Rapid Reduction cream to keep the skin around my eyes healthy and vibrant.

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8. And finally, for my lips, my go-to lipstick for everyday wear is Lancome L’Absolu Rouge in Exotic Orchid. If that color doesn’t work for you, there are tons of others to choose from.
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What beauty product can’t you live without???

Sharon Greenthal

Sharon's blog, <a href="http://www.emptyhousefullmind.com">Empty House Full Mind</a>, focuses on observations of the world from the midlife empty nest. Sharon is the Young Adults Expert on <a href="http://youngadults.about.com/">About.com</a>. Sharon writes for the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sharon-greenthal/">Huffington Post</a> and <a href="http://purpleclover.com">Purple Clover</a>. Sharon is the mother of two grown children - a daughter, 26 and a son, 24. She lives in Long Beach, CA with her husband and their perfect dog, Lambeau. Instagram: sharongreenthal

Kay Lynn

Saturday 1st of March 2014

I am a big fan of moroccan oil for my hair. I have straight hair but those greys are frizzy. The oil keeps them smoothed down and soft.

Carol Cassara

Wednesday 29th of January 2014

I'm dying to hear about the Jo Malone scent--is it a floral or more fruity? Ever since the 'pause I can't do scents unless they are fruity. I can't do musk, I can't do amber and I can't do any floral. Same thing happend to my mother. Oh, I can do vanilla. So looking for fruity vanilla. ;-)

Sharon Greenthal

Wednesday 29th of January 2014

Hi Carol, it's more fruity than floral, but it's all very subtle. You can test Jo Malone at any Nordstrom!

Risa

Wednesday 29th of January 2014

You asked on the right day--just posted a piece about eyebrows, on which I mention a product, but not by name. It's called "Gimme Brow" by Benefit (I use light/medium). I also love Diorshow Iconic Overcurl mascara and Lancome BB creme. Love that lipstick too!

Anne Parris

Wednesday 29th of January 2014

Risa, LOVE the Gimme Brow. It's magic. I love the Benefit mascara "They're Real" also.

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