Missing Part of Your Eyebrow? Here’s How to Fill It In

Tatoo EyebrowsHi Deborah,

I’ve been reading your post on eyebrows and wonder if you can give me any advice on what can be done for sparse eyebrows?

Several years ago I had a large mole removed from one eyebrow …the hair never grew back and I have ever since tried to cover in the space without much success. Now I have a lot of white in my eyebrows which are very wiry.

I put vaseline on my brows at night hoping that this will smooth and tame them but it hasn’t helped. What can I do to cover the space where the mole had been removed and also tame the wiry brows? Thank you  Valerie

Hi Valerie,

That is a frustrating problem. As you know, the eyebrows frame the eyes and give your face a lot of definition and so you want to be sure as you age your eyebrows don’t fade into the background. For the answer to your question I turned to Fabulous After 40 celebrity make-up artist Sana Young. Here’s what she said: Continue Reading

Help for Your Racoon-Like, Dark, Undereye Circles

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Dark circles around your eyes age you. A good concealer is your best friend.

Waking up with dark circles under your eyes is not the most fun morning surprise, and the older I get the more it seems to be happening.

I talked with celebrity make-up artist Sana Young to find out what’s up with these black circles, can they be prevented, and how do I cover them up so I don’t look like a raccoon?

Deborah BolandQ: Sana, first and foremost, why am I getting these terrible dark circles under my eyes?

A: It could be due to a variety and combination of different factors. There are several reasons women get them. It could be hereditary, you could just have thin skin under your eyes, a lack of sleep, too much caffeine, too much alcohol, and/or iron deficiency.

Q: What are some things I can do to prevent getting dark circles?

A: Take vitamins, get adequate sleep, exercise, and drink lots of water. Avoid salty foods, caffeine, and alcohol before bed.

Q:  I’d love to invest in a good eye concealer for dark circles, but I’m worried that I’ll choose the wrong color. How do I know what color will work for me?  Continue Reading

Can You Wear Red Lipstick at 40, 50 and Beyond?

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Bold, red lips look radiant this fall on the runway and popping out at us from beauty ads. But let's face it,  the red lips we're seeing all belong to fresh-faced twenty somethings! Can you wear … Continue Reading

Look Real in Faux Eyelashes

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Long False Eyelashes, once the magic beauty tool of models and movie stars, have gone mainstream. That's great news for gals 40, 50 and beyond whose natural lashes are usually starting to thin, get … Continue Reading

Is My Hair Dragging My Face Down?

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Sometimes you've worn your hair the same way for so long it's hard to know what looks good anymore.You know what I mean? Such was the case with one of my readers, Debi,  who wrote to ask if  she … Continue Reading

Mascara -Tricks to Apply and Make It Stay Put

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Last post I chatted with celebrity make-up artist Sana Young about how to have thicker, fuller more youthful lashes. This time, we're talking mascara. What was once a simple flick of a wand has … Continue Reading

Fatten Up Your Over Forty Lashes

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If you notice your eyes are looking a little "bald" these days, blame it on your thinning eyelashes. As we hit our forties our lashes become sparse and more fragile, making our eyes look small and … Continue Reading

The Best Hairstyles for Thinning Hair


We've had some fantastic questions lately asking How to keep hair shiny, how to grow gray gracefully, and what are the best hairstyles for black women. Now here's an email I got about a very common … Continue Reading

Self Tanning Tips – What You Need to Know to Avoid Looking Fake

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With only a few more weeks of summer, it's now or never to get that tan. If you like the bronze look, but worry about baking in the sun's harsh ultraviolet rays then it's time to get out the self … Continue Reading

What to Do With Frizzy Gray Hair?

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Do you notice that as the gray hair comes in your hair is changing texture? Is it getting rough and frizzy? One of my readers Melissa thinks so. She wrote in to ask about this annoying hair problem, … Continue Reading