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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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

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

Make-Up Over 40- Fall Update


Are you ready for your close up Glam Gal? Hollywood inspired style is the trend this fall. I was just watching a new video from Mary Kay and they’ve highlighted two new looks that are really … Continue Reading