Over 50 Beauty: Lovely Skin, Makeup, Fashion Finds

Every couple of months when it’s time to re-stock daily grooming essentials, I share my favorites here just in case over 50 (and under 50 friends) care to discover them too. Over 50 Beauty: Lovely Skin, Makeup, Fashion Finds offers a parade of yummy indulgences adding lovely to my everyday. PLUS: find quotes to pin, pretty things to wear, and personal reflections at the end of the post.

Michele of Hello Lovely Studio at historic stone bridge in white jacket with balloon sleeves. #hellolovelystudio
I do enjoy wearing my favorite color!

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Over 50 Daily Beauty: Lovely Finds for Skin, Makeup, Fashion

Over 50 Beauty: Skincare

Michele of Hello Lovely Studio - fashion over 50
Image of Michele: Jody Stella
Pun about the funny bone on Hello Lovely Studio. #humor #funnyquote #puns #funnybone
Michele of Hello Lovely Studio
Photo of Michele: Melissa James
Inspirational quote about aging on Hello Lovely Studio. #quotes #gertrudestein #inspirationalquotes #aging #encouragement
Michele of Hello Lovely Studio
Photo of Michele: Melissa James

Gentle Products to Soothe Aging*, Dry & Sensitive Skin

*We may need to tweak our emotional response to the word ‘aging.’ From the moment we are born, time passes and our organs (including our skin) are aging. Infants age too. Adolescents age. Aging isn’t a sorrowful decline which begins after age 35…it’s a natural, continuing process our whole lives through.

KUL Glow Kit

For years, my nightly skincare regimen was a quick baby wipe removal of makeup. Then I found a wonderful cleanser for sensitive skin which the brand reformulated and became not as wonderful. Here’s the cleanser that is even better than the one upon which I relied:

Kul Exfoliating Cleanser
Kul’s Exfoliating Cleanser is certainly unlike any cleanser or exfoliant I have used. While it is a gel, you only require a teeny bit for a rich lather which gently buffs away dead skin cells.

What a discovery when I began to research products infused with ingredients my skin craves (i.e. rose hip oil, marine algae, CBD). These products completely changed the game. Within just a couple of days, I knew I had found a system perfect for me.

Uplifting inspirational quote to encourage on Hello Lovely Studio. #quotes #inspirationalquotes #yesterday #encouragement #personalgrowth

KUL Glo Serum

This Glo Serum contains Milk Thistle and Rose Extract which are precisely the ingredients I would include in a customized dream serum for the needs of my skin! All winter, I experimented like a mad scientist with my own DIY facial serums and learned that it isn’t easy to locate quality oils and extracts. So I’m grateful for Kul!

I pat this serum into my cleansed and moisturized skin morning and night.

KUL Night Repair Moisturizer

Kul’s Night Repair Moisturizer is so rich and dreamy that I love wearing it during the day as well as night.

This is one of those luxurious formulations with cutting edge ingredients you only find in the most expensive moisturizers (think La Prairie and La Mer).


As you might imagine, not all CBD products are created equal. This is the first CBD tincture I have tried that helps me sleep and causes no groggy factor in the morning.

I can’t tell you how valuable good quality sleep has become for me in recent weeks with my chronic health issues as well as our son’s health crisis. Through it all, I have been taking a .25 dropper of Kul CBD Tincture before bed and resting peacefully. I am so grateful, and it makes me so happy to think these tinctures could ease your anxiety or sleep too!

Over 50 Fashion I Live In

I am one of those folks who favors summer fashion most of all. Casual chambray, shift dresses and wide leg linen pants? Yes, please. J. Crew suits me well since their pieces are so classic and can be worn for years to come.

j.crew: drawstring linen pant for women, right side, view zoomed
Funny quote and humor about midlife on Hello Lovely Studio. #funnyquote #humor #humorquotes #aging #midlife #menopause

I have been living in these:

And I pair this with everything under the sun:

A classic stripe tee like this is so awesome for layering:

And I’m wearing these right now as I type:

Which would you wear…the blue

or the ochre?

Loving the retro yet fresh feel of this bag:

And this feels so 60’s fabulous:

Inspirational quote on Hello Lovely Studio: May your choices reflect your hopes. #hellolovelystudio #quotes #inspirationalquotes #hopequote


Michele of Hello Lovely Studio
Oh hi!

If you have been hangin’ out on this blog for any length of time then you know I’m a pajamanista. Here is a recent purchase I’m lovin…

Wisdom quote about what money can't buy on Hello Lovely Studio. #quotes #wisdomquotes #inspirationalquote
Michele of Hello Lovely Studio in Domi babydoll pajamas.
Kindness inspirational quote on Hello Lovely Studio: kindness does wonderful things to a face. #inspirationalquotes #quotes #kindnessquote #kindness

Shower as Spa Retreat

I discovered Tocca’s Cleopatra body wash years ago at the Elysian Spa in Chicago. It was not only in the luxurious showers but was also used as hand soap at every sink. The grapefruit and cucumber combination is completely irresistible, and who knew handwashing could feel this luxurious?

Tocca Cleopatra Collection
Tocca Cleopatra Body Wash – Over 50 Daily Beauty: Gentle Rhythms for Skin, Makeup & Hair As Well As Quotes to Pin and Outfit Ideas.
Kindness quote by James Barrie. #quotes #kindnessquote #inspirationalquote #kindness

Over 50 Daily Gentle Rhythms: Hair

Hello Lovely Studio - come discover Over 50 Daily Beauty: Gentle Rhythms for Skin, Makeup & Hair As Well As Quotes to Pin and Outfit Ideas.
Photo: Hello Lovely Studio…certainly summery indeed.
Funny quote about house plants on Hello Lovely Studio. #quotes #funnyquote #humor #plants

Luscious Shampoo & Conditioner

AVEDA’s Cherry Almond Line

If you have used AVEDA since the ’80s like me, then you may remember the yum of their cherry almond line which has been brought back! All the AVEDA shampoos smell incredible. but each is formulated for different hair types. I’m also gaga for the fragrance of the Shampure line which was recently reformulated to be more hydrating.

AVEDA cherry almond softening shampoo - come discover Over 50 Daily Beauty: Gentle Rhythms for Skin, Makeup & Hair As Well As Quotes to Pin and Outfit Ideas.
Cherry Almond Softening Shampoo, AVEDA…certainly fragrant indeed.

Over 50 hair and chemically processed hair can be fragile and require extra TLC. Here is a leave-in treatment I use for dry ends prone to split. Organic bergamot, mandarin, ylang ylang and more plant essences impart their pure loveliness.

AVEDA Damage remedy daily hair repair - come discover Over 50 Daily Beauty: Gentle Rhythms for Skin, Makeup & Hair As Well As Quotes to Pin and Outfit Ideas.
AVEDA Damage Remedy…certainly effective indeed.

Over 50 Daily Gentle Rhythms: Makeup

 Hello Lovely Studio - come discover Over 50 Daily Beauty: Gentle Rhythms for Skin, Makeup & Hair As Well As Quotes to Pin and Outfit Ideas.

Awesome Summer Makeup Tutorial

Here’s a brilliant professional makeup artist who demonstrates makeup application in real time and includes insider info drawn from years of experience.

Lovely Makeup in the Demo

Estée Lauder Illuminator Radiant Perfecting Primer + Finisher ||Primer Plus PSF35 ||Skin Foundation Stick (Natural, N-052) || Foundation Brush || Nude Finish Illuminating Powder || Bobbi Brown Bronzer (Medium) || Illuminating Bronzer (Maui) || Lip Liner (Beige) || Crushed Liquid Lip (Juicy Date) || Taupe Long Wear Cream Shadow || Light Brow Kit || Champagne Quartz Shimmer Wash Metallic Eye Shadow || Long Wear Gel Eyeliner (Caviar Ink) || Bobbi Brown Concealer || YSL Touche Éclat All-Over Brightening Pen (3 Luminous Peach) ||La Mer Renewing Oil

Estee Lauder Illuminator - come discover Over 50 Daily Beauty: Gentle Rhythms for Skin, Makeup & Hair As Well As Quotes to Pin and Outfit Ideas.
Estée Lauder Illuminator Radiant Perfecting Primer + Finisher, Macy’s…certainly illuminating indeed.
Humor and funny quote about parenting and motherhood on Hello Lovely Studio. #mommeme #momhumor #parentingmeme #funnyquote #quotes #humorquote #parentinghumor

I avoid powder because I love a dewy look and don’t want cakey creases, but powder has come a long way!

Bobbi Brown Nude Finish Illuminating Powder -  - come discover Over 50 Daily Beauty: Gentle Rhythms for Skin, Makeup & Hair As Well As Quotes to Pin and Outfit Ideas.
Bobbi Brown Nude Finish Illuminating Powder, Sephora…certainly pretty indeed.

For a beachy J-Lo glow, I’m thinkin this shade has won me over.

Bobbi Brown Champagne Quartz Shimmer Wash Metallic Eye Shadow -  - come discover Over 50 Daily Beauty: Gentle Rhythms for Skin, Makeup & Hair As Well As Quotes to Pin and Outfit Ideas.
Champagne Quartz Shimmer Wash Metallic Eye Shadow, Bobbi Brown…certainly lovely indeed.
Whimsical quote about modern life on Hello Lovely Studio. #quotes #whimsicalquote #funnyquote

My Favorite Foundations, Blush & Mascara

In my makeup bag is a mix of favorites, and some of them are splurges while others qualify as “save.” For splurges, Westman Atelier stands out. The packaging is insanely beautiful and weighty while the cosmetics were created to double as skincare.

If you have yet to try anything from it Cosmetics, oh my! A dewy look is just one “bye bye foundation” away!

Cream blushes work so well for over 50 skin, and these below can double as lip color:

MILK MAKEUP - Lip + Cheek Clean at Sephora
SAVE: Milk Makeup Cheek + Lip (Werk is my favorite shade!)
MILK MAKEUP - KUSH High Volume Mascara 0.34 oz/ 10 mL Clean at Sephora
THE SPLURGE: Kush Mascara…and SAVE: Mini Kush Mascara

This Pro SHOWS Us Exactly How We Apply Makeup the Wrong Way

So helpful, and I learned so much about how to correct my color application!

Another helpful makeup tip gleaned; I have been using too dark of a shade on my light brows! I didn’t even know a shade like grey (which I need for its light ashy-ness) existed!

Bobbi Brown Perfectly Defined Long Wear Brown Pencil - come discover Over 50 Daily Beauty: Gentle Rhythms for Skin, Makeup & Hair As Well As Quotes to Pin and Outfit Ideas.
Bobbi Brown Perfectly Defined Long Wear Brow Pencil, Macy’s…certainly lovely indeed.

Life Lately

I have gone 4 straight days without a painful attack (if you haven’t been reading past posts…I have been struggling with pancreatitis as a result of SOD and started new meds). My only complaint is the prescriptions make me sleepy.

Unfortunately, I haven’t been much help yet on our son’s condo renovation since I remain physically weak. My husband has been laboring like a hero, and I love watching the progress!

So many answered prayers in the last week. Our son is coming back to life and may be able to start working soon (he’s a busy attorney). The full reality of all that happened last month is sinking in, and my heart is burning with awe and wonder. Without a doubt, I had come to the end of my resources and found my being and breath in God as I lived on prayer and grace. Is there anything better than to be caught in that flow of mercy?

I long to live in it everyday yet must be intentional since I am prone to rely on my own personal resources, clinging to my power and self-interest. By intentional, I mean daily spiritual practices such as centering prayer/meditation, embodied prayer, reading the Word, and chanting psalms.

Leave Comments – I Respond to Them All!

How are you doing during this global pause? What is it teaching you? How do you stay optimistic? I’d love to know.


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Peace to you right where you are.


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Courtney Lamp Base
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French Country Bed
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Rustic Reclaimed Elm Cabinet
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Linen Slipcovered Chair Set
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Silver Rectangle Accent Table
Black Metal Accent Table
Galvanized Console Table
Gabriel Chevron Quilt Set
Metal Martini Table
Marble Subway Backsplash in My Kitchen
French Wire Laundry Basket
White Ruffle Bedding
White Linen Club Chair
Handmade Sunburst Mirror
Wide Pine Sideboard
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp
Venetian Mirror
French Lidded Baskets
French Panel Mirror
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Antique Chinese Weathered Bench
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Linen & Burlap Tufted Ottoman
Gertrude Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Colleen Slope Arm Linen Chair Set
White Ruffle Quilt Set
French Louis Style Arm Chair
Avignon Coat Rack With Hooks
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
French Accent Chair
Pamela Arm Chair
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White Slipcovered Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
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Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
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  1. Patricia
    July 29, 2019 / 7:16 am

    What an appropriate quote for today. I had to calm myself in grocery store yesterday because all the aisles are rearranged, but mostly because some products which were on my list and I have bought for years are now Gone. The store eliminates items which are , who knows, Perhaps not good sellers for all the new products.
    So, I have to go to several different stores in a month to get my favorites.
    This is worse than road rage for me.

    • Michele
      July 29, 2019 / 9:43 am

      YES! I too have to now go to 3 different stores to buy what I used to buy at one. There’s a certain bread I need, and the last time I shopped for it, I think I put 50 miles on my car! I guess it’s time to cross over and try online grocery shopping? The rearranging is all about keeping us in the store longer so we buy things we didn’t intend to buy. The bread aisle is so hidden in the grocery store closest to our house and keeps moving around the store that we almost need a private Facebook group with maps and updates. Mercy! 🙂

  2. futuret
    July 29, 2019 / 11:11 am


  3. August 10, 2020 / 9:26 am

    Great post my friend! I am continuing to pray for you daily. I know those prayers are heard. You look great by the way! Your hair and skin are beautiful!❤️

    • Michele
      August 10, 2020 / 3:51 pm

      Thanks so much for the prayers and encouragement, Holly. I love seeing your new paintings and continue to be inspired by your art. xox

  4. Susan J Short
    August 10, 2020 / 2:42 pm

    Dear Hello Lovely,
    I am one of your avid followers and enjoy your posts often. You have the sweetest approach to life and I appreciate your uplifting comments. Below, you will find some information that I thought you might use when seeing you recommend CBD products. A friend of mine was recommended to start taking a CBD product by a practicing physician and friend, and as a result she began having psychotic nightmares. She did cut her dosage in half and the frightening dreams did go away. This doctor assured my friend that this CBD company was very reliable. Please consider having these CBD products that you are recommending on your website tested by a forensic lab for the safety of all your loyal followers like me. People need to know that they may or may not be able to pass a drug test or even worse, be held liable for a DUI after using these CBD products.

    Use of cannabidiol (CBD), a compound found in cannabis, has recently become more popular due to its perceived therapeutic properties and lack of intoxicating or addictive effects. Although CBD is being touted as a treatment for a wide variety of conditions, there is not sufficient research to confirm its efficacy in treating most of these conditions (VanDolah, Bauer, & Mauck, 2019). Oversight of the recent proliferation of CBD products is lacking. Of 86 CBD products tested in one study, 26% contained less CBD than stated on the label and 21% contained THC, a compound not mentioned on the label (Bonn-Miller et al., 2017).
    Cannabis plants containing low levels of THC, called hemp. The Hemp Farming Act of 2018 removes hemp from the Controlled Substances Act and allows farmers to grow hemp commercially under state or federal license.
    • Legal in all States (CBD or low THC only (.3%).
    • Legal use for the purest form of CBD & FDA approved (2018) is called Epidiolex, which can be prescribed by a board certified physician and picked up at your local pharmacy.
    • Epidiolex is the only FDA-approved drug with CBD as the active ingredient.
    • FDA has not approved the use of CBD in “medical” products, dietary supplements, or food products.

    THC is fat soluble. It can stay in the fatty tissue for long periods of time (days or even wks.). THC is not water soluble like alcohol which is processed through your body rather quickly.

    The cannabis plant originated in central Asia but has since spread to other tropical and temperate regions. The most well-known cannabinoids are delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), but cannabis contains over 500 compounds, including cannabinoids, terpenoids, flavonoids, and others (Gonҫalves et al., 2019).
    THC is responsible for most of the plant’s psychotropic effects (Klumpers & Thacker, 2019). Usually, but not always, plants that produce a high amount of THC cannot also produce a high amount of CBD (Murray, Quigley, Quattrone, Englund, & Di Forti, 2016).

    • Michele
      August 10, 2020 / 4:01 pm

      Thanks for this info!

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