I think it’s safe to say that the most wholesome reality TV show to hit screens in recent years in inarguably the The Golden Bachelor. An updated take on the cult-classic The Bachelor format, The Golden Bachelor followed the journey of 72-year-old Gerry Turner in his quest to find love.
While the stories and experiences throughout the season were both heartwarming and head-turning, one of the most incredible parts of the show was watching the golden-aged women ranging from 60 to 75 stun both day and night. If you found yourself watching the latest season and wondering how these lovely ladies stayed looking so amazing, tons of the iconic members of the cast shared their beauty secrets with Allure, getting candid about everything from Botox to lip gloss.
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For 61-year-old contest and retired nutritionist, Anna, simplicity is key. “In the morning. I don’t wash my face with a cleanser,” she told Allure, “I use a cold water rinse. I let it air dry. And then I use my favorite splurge product, which is the Natura Bissé Diamond Extreme Serum ($395). It tightens my skin and moisturizes and just feels fantastic.” The New Jersey native never skips SPF, though, citing her “second favorite product” as the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer ($53). “It has SPF 20,” Anna explains, “It goes on silky and smooth and has very light coverage.”
For 65-year-old therapist, April, a little lip gloss goes a long way—her favorite being Chanel’s—but her favorite beauty splurge? Plastic surgery. Every year I do one piece of plastic surgery,” April explains. “This is just what I like to do. I love being a girl and I do like looking good on the outside. It is a reflection of my inside, which I am always working on.” In terms of what she’s gotten done as of late, April reveals: “When I was getting ready to go to The Golden Bachelor, I had the veins in the back of my hands minimized. The year before that I think I had a little lift along the jawline. Right now I’m doing Endymed (radio-frequency body tightening) to lift my tush. I also do fillers in my face.”
60-year-old Joan admitted to Allure that over the years, she’s struggled with loss of hair on her eyebrows, so her biggest beauty hack is microblading. “Microblading has just been a godsend,” she says. “I wake up in the morning and I have eyebrows. I go in the pool, I go in the ocean, and when I come out, it’s not like my face has disappeared.”
While 60-year-old California resident Marina loves eyeliner so much she’s gotten hers permanently inked on, her skin-care and makeup routine are fairly simple and tried-and-true. “Growing up in Sri Lanka, we didn’t have a lot, so it was always less is more,” she opened up to Allure. “I started gravitating towards more ‘natural’ brands. I’m a big fan of Aesop. I use the Perfect Facial Hydrating Cream ($125) and the Damascan Rose Facial Treatment ($85). For makeup, Marina loves the YSL All Hours Foundation ($42). “The California sun can be really warm, and this gives me [an additional layer of] SPF protection.”