How to Get Bold Brows


Jennifer Connelly

With a lot of models and celebrities rocking a fuller brow, it’s no surprise that a bolder thicker brow is in. Whether you love the look or think it makes a gal look like Groucho Marx, there’s no denying that eyebrows are an important fashion accessory.

Well defined, well-groomed brows frame your face, make you eyes look larger and give you instant polish.  Fabulous After 40 celebrity make-up artist Sana Young has these tips for how to beef up and beautify your brows, even if it’s just a little.

1) Oil Your Brows

As we age, our brows become lighter, thinner, and dull, losing their shape and thickness. Olive oil can help stimulate growth. Just dip a cotton swab into some lukewarm olive oil and massage it over your brow area. It’s best to do this every night. If you’re all out of olive oil, you can substitute with Castor oil or Vaseline, as they speed up hair growth as well.

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Help for Your Raccoon-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 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

5 Make-Up Mistakes That Make You Look Old

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What's one of the biggest make-up mistakes that makes you look old? It's not wearing concealer. As we age we start getting dark raccoon -like shadows under our eyes and blotchy skin with age … Continue Reading

Is Your Eye Make-Up Aging You?

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Heavy black eyeliner, frosted heavily shadowed lids, no mascara or gobs of the clumpy stuff. These are the eye make-up mistakes that can drag down aging eyes and make you look exhausted and … Continue Reading

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

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Hi 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 … 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

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