Being a Beginner (with Makeup) with Michelle Spieler 

"Applying makeup over 40 is not the same as in our twenties."

Michelle Spieler

This is a fun and important episode about letting ourselves be beginners in midlife and beyond with my good (childhood) friend, Michelle Spieler.

Michelle is an over 20 year professional makeup artist (working in Hollywood for a decade), educator, Photographer, and a woman who knows what it's like to greet a "changing" face in the mirror while applying makeup.

Michelle is passionate about teaching makeup and skin care to women over 40.

Michelle's passion shines through in how she educates women to learn skincare and makeup techniques to help them feel their best inside and out. Michelle believes that just a little makeup can make a big impact in how we feel about ourselves, especially as we age.


You will discover: 


  • An honest conversation about being a beginner in midlife 
  • Why learning something we think we "should" know matters (and why it may not) 
  • Michelle's top two things she would feel like she could be a beginner in (finances + housecleaning) 
  • The essentials needed to begin a skincare routine 
  • How to use makeup to lift your mood 
  • Michelle's Mature Makeup Masterclass (what's included) and how it works 

Products mentioned: 


Fenti blush 

Charlotte Tilbury highlighter


Enroll in Mature Makeup Masterclass by Michelle Spieler


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I'm Lori Massicot, the host of To 50 and Beyond. 

I started the podcast in 2018 with a mission to talk about aging and sobriety and share stories of hope and inspiration in midlife and beyond. 

My continued mission is to bring women over 40 together over topics that don't usually get discussed aloud to break through the shame and stigma that holds us back from being, doing, and experiencing BETTER.

It's never too late to travel another path and have fun along the way. 

I know you're ready to ROCK your very best self To 50 and Beyond! 

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