Today, I came across a quote by Dale Carnegie that reminded me of all of the fabulous women that have surprised me over the years. The quote was, “The expression a woman wears on her face is far more important than the clothes she wears on her back.”
Ok, I have a confession to make. Like many people, I have always been somewhat intimidated by beautiful women like Cindy Joseph. Over the years, I’ve seen her in trendy fashion magazines, with her fabulous long grey hair and glowing skin. So, when I sat down to interview Cindy about beauty after 50, I didn’t know what to expect.
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If you have been following Sixty and Me for a while, you are probably very aware that I consider the idea that women over 60 should “age gracefully” as being somewhat outdated. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with taking it easy – if that’s what you want – but, the idea that older women should be seen and not heard really annoys me.
Baby boomers have always challenged the status quo. It’s not that we are subversive by nature. Instead, we seem to have an allergy to people telling us what we should and shouldn’t do. In the past, we have challenged injustices and fought for what we believe in. Now, as we reach retirement, we are helping to redefine “acceptable behavior” for older adults.
Let’s take one tangible example – tattoos.
Beauty after 50 is a complicated and somewhat touchy subject. On the one hand, the older we get, the less we tend to care about what other people think. On the other hand, as women in our 50s and 60s, we still want to feel desirable. We still want to look and feel our best, even if we don’t feel the same sense of competition with other women that we did in your youth.
When it comes to fashion for older women, the members of our community have strong opinions. In fact, every time I ask a question about style, beauty or fashion for older women, I hold my breath, hoping that the conversation will stay civil and polite.
One of the best things about being 60 is that you don’t need to worry about what people think any more. The same goes for hairstyles for women over 60. You can wear clothes that make you feel great, change your hair as much as you want and pursue your passions, no matter how unique or impractical.
Style and personality are unique to every woman and, over the years, we unconsciously establish preferences that reflect the essence of who we are.
Since starting Sixty and Me several years ago, I’ve asked hundreds of questions to the women in our community. We’ve discussed serious issues like loneliness. We’ve discussed silly topics, like who is the sexiest male celebrity over 60. We’ve argued about whether it is possible to find love after 50. Of all of the questions that I have asked, none has spurred more discussion than the topic of going grey.