Is Your Eye Make-Up Aging You?

too much make-up over 40Heavy 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 dated.

How should you make-up your eyes at 40+ so you look bright-eyed and youthful? Fabulous After 40 celebrity make-up artist Sana Young has talked with me about this and has these helpful tips.

Deborah BolandDeb: Sana, what’s causing our eyes to look so tired after 40?

Sana: After 40 there are many changes taking place with your eyes. You are getting wrinkles, skin above the eyes is drifting down and often the eyes get darker and can start to look sunken. So we need to start making adjustments to the way we do our eye make-up. Continue Reading

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 Raccoon-Like, Dark, Undereye Circles

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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 … 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

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

Help for Your Disappearing Eyebrows


There are some days I look in the mirror and I look like I'm fading away! So I go to my make-up drawer, pull out the eyebrow pencil, fill in my brows and instantly I look perkier and a whole lot … Continue Reading

Beauty Tips for African American Women Over 40

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If you’re an African American woman, you’re one of the lucky ones. In general African American and darker skinned women tend to age very well. In fact, there’s even an old saying you may have heard, “ … Continue Reading

Seasonal Make-Up Trends for Women Over 40


Do you feel compelled to update your make-up wardrobe every season? Do you go to the cosmetic counter, see what your favorite cosmetics company is promoting for springtime, and then fall into the … Continue Reading