Holiday Make-up Tips and more! ~ Fashion Flash

make-up over 40Looking for some new make-up ideas to look Glam this holiday season? Then you are in the right place. We’re hosting the Fashion Flash – a blogger party where you’ll meet  top  over 4o blogging experts who’ll sharie their favorite beauty and fashion tips. Please meet:

prime beauty

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Anti-aging technology has come a lot way but skincare in a pill?  Cindy over at Prime Beauty has discovered the newest innovation in anti-aging skincareImedeen, a skincare tablet. Follow her on her journey to better, younger looking skin!

Fab Over 40

Fab Over 40 shares holiday makeup tips from Dior Celebrity and National Makeup Artist, Jeffrey Sanchez.





Black Cat Plus is recognized for helping women love their bodies no matter what their size is.



No Nonesense Beauty Blog

With New Year’s Eve   just ahead, Deb of No-Nonsense Beauty Blog  looks at the health benefits of caviar and champagne.


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Fab Over 50


Geri’s trying the Imedeen ® anti-aging supplement for three months. Will it get to the root of her wrinkles and lines? Read more at Fab Over Fifty.



Female Fat Loss Over 40
Female Fat Loss Over 40 Expert, Shawna K has a quick bodyweight workout that you can do at home or while traveling this holiday season. There’s no excuse not to do a little exercise no matter where you find yourself.


Aging Backwards




Sweet! Jackie Silver from talks about the beauty of raw honey.

Moving forward with Mirabai Hollender


Mirabai Holland, Women’s Fitness Expert, helps you get and stay fit with these Ten Easy Tips!



Nuvosa Skin Care

Enter to WIN this set of Nuvosa Skin Care!

Have a great day and if you haven’t entered our  Fabulous After 40, December contest make sure you do!  You could win a set of  Nuvosa Skin Care!

Make-up after 40 – Let’s Try A New look

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Over 40 make-up tips! Is your make-up aging you?

Fashion FlashThis week at The Fashion Flash it’s all about updating your make-up, when you’re  40 or beyond!

The years seem to fly by and we end up just doing the same thing over and over. Ladies, it’s time to re-evaluate, re-invent and make sure you’re not aging yourself by wearing the same make-up you have been wearing since you were in your 20′s!

This week’s Fashion Flash is being hosted by the beautiful lifestyle site, Fab Over Fifty!

Natural Make-Up Products…Which To Use And How Much?

beauty over 40One of my readers, Lincoya asks this question, and I had my friend, celebrity make up expert Beke Beau respond:

Lincoya:  With all the different “primers”, “high definition” and “natural/organic” products for this and that it makes it difficult to stick to a basic makeup ritual.  My current ritual is 1) Wash/Exfolliate face 2) Moisturize 3) add lipstick or lip gloss and I am DONE.

I think it would be nice to have a simple step by step routine for women like myself who sometimes like to take it up a notch but really don’t know how.

Beke Beau: Lincoya, I feel your pain.  Rituals and infinite choice don’t necessarily go hand-in-hand.  Your current ritual is a good one, because you’re taking care of the basics in terms of skin care.

Primers are marketed as products that smooth the skin and help make-up last longer.  “High definition” is another great marketing strategy, that is, when is the last time you were on television?  And while there are some great “natural” and/or “organic” cosmetics available, it’s hard to distinguish between truly green and products that use words to appear safer and healthier.

The two easiest ways to look more polished are to groom your brows – which may include filling them in with some color to get a flattering, eye-framing shape – and to add some pretty blush.  Not a sad mauve or brown, but a pretty pink or coral, depending on your skin tone and lip color.  Apply to the apples of the cheeks and blend upward toward the hairline.  Go even further by adding a razor thin line of brown on the upper lid, using a soft pencil or dark powder shadow.

Beke Beau works in the Philadelphia area and has recently been voted, 2010 Best Make-up Artist for Brides, by Main Line Today Magazine. She also writes a regular column as the Philadelphia Green Beauty Examiner.

Celebrity Make-up Artist Tips for Over 40 Skin

Celebrity make-up artist Tim QuinnWhat can you do to look younger and updated when it comes to make-up? It turns out that there was plenty of re-invention and inspiration going on this year at the NYC More conference!

So who better to chat up than, celebrity make up artist for Armani, Tim Quinn while he was preparing for the Beauty Intervention workshop.

Deborah: Hi Tim, what can you tell me about fall lip  color?

Tim: We are moving away from the “nude” lip and doing lots of plum and mauve. Of course for holiday, red is always popular, but you will want to use a Coral Red vs. a deep red.

Deborah: Many of us notice that our necks are starting to lose their elasticity, any tips for that?

Tim: Really all you can do is to make sure to moisturize and keep out of the sun!

Deborah: What other common mistakes do you see women making?

Tim: You need to change the way you apply blush after 40. Don’t focus on the apple of the cheek, instead apply it higher and up on the top of the cheekbone. Then swipe up and blend toward the hairline. Also don’t be afraid to try a bronzer and use it for softening the jaw line and brightening up the face!

Tim recommended this eye cream from Armani, Creama Nera

Deborah:  What is your favorite product these days?

Tim: I absolutely adore our new eye cream, Creama Nera. It can be applied under or over your foundation. It even comes with a little mirror so you can dab it on at anytime during the day to keep up with moisturizing!  It gives you a little dewy glow that is very youthful!

Deborah: I notice that my eyelashes and eyebrows are starting to thin as I age, HELP!

Tim: There are some great products out there and they really do work, my favorite is NuLash.

Thanks Tim… it is always great to see you!!!