Preloading
O
Print
4 Different Approaches to Aging Gorgeously
Find out how these women keep the world guessing their ages and what you can learn from them about the beauty of having choices.
Lisa Hallowell
Lisa Hallowell, 50
What She's Done
Botox, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, skin-toning laser, highlights

What She'll Never Do
"Never say never."

What She'd Consider
Anything with a proven result (and preferably no cutting)

Why she tried Botox last year: "I had lines across my forehead, and they were starting to bother me."

Why she'll do it again: "I love the softening effect. My gaze doesn't zero in on my forehead anymore when I look in the mirror."

What else she does a couple of times a year: "My dermatologist—who happens to be my brother—gives me a treatment that combines microdermabrasion and a light chemical peel to exfoliate my skin, and a gentle laser that helps shrink pores and calm redness, without any downtime."

How her beauty routine has changed over the past ten years: "When I was 40, I could put on lip gloss and mascara and walk out the door feeling great. Now to feel that confident I also need concealer. And lip liner. And the Botox doesn't hurt."

How she usually feels when she looks in the mirror: "Pretty darn good. What you're feeling inside shows on your face, and most of the time I'm happy. I have wonderful parents, six siblings, a loving husband and son."

Her Extra Assists


La Roche-Posay Anthelios 45 Ultra Light Fluid for Face
"After some blistering sunburns in my youth, I've been diligent about sunscreen for the past 25 years. I wear it every day without fail."
$30, Laroche-Posay.us.

Burt's Bees Super Glossy Lip Shine
"I think my skin looks more youthful and dewy when I wear a light lip gloss instead of a lipstick. I always have this one in my bag."
$7, BurtsBees.com.

Kérastase Bain Volumactive Shampoo
"I've always had very fine hair—but I never bother with styling products. This shampoo bulks up my hair without adding an extra step to my routine."
$36, Kerastase-usa.com.

Top, Banana Republic, $60, BananaRepublic.com. Earrings, La Vie Parisienne by Catherine Popesco, $44, Emi-Jay.com. Necklace, Helen Ficalora, $240, 877-754-2676.