Glam Holiday Make-up ~ Eyes, Cheeks, and Lips

You’ve got the perfect outfit for your holiday party, now how do you get a glam beauty look to match? Celebrity make-up artist Sana Young has this advice for holiday eyes and holiday cheeks.

More Holiday Party Look Ideas for Make-Up and Hair

1. Try a matte face with a red lip or Bordeaux colour, with a wig liner.  (wig liner is solid liquid line on top, extends the lash line with a little lift up). This is such a beautiful classic look that will have you looking polished and festive.


2.  Experiment With an exaggerated side part. It’s a beautiful, clean style. Regardless of length, it can look classic with the bangs crossing the forehead. Tuck the hair behind your ear on one side.


3. NYX  has some gorgeous lip liners. I like to use as lipstick. They last long have fantastic pigment and are so reasonably priced you can but a few to play with.


4. Benefit Cosmetics -What’s Up– It’s a fantastic highlighter that can be used on almost any skin tone. Apply a little dab to just above your cheekbone to give a perfect glow for any party


5. Lashes– There are so many lashes out there and so many price points, how do you choose. During the holidays with all the celebrations, it’s time you attempt applying lashes. My favourite lashes right now are Ardell Wispies- perfect length, cute flirty look! Glue- Duo invisible.

Once you have the tools, it’s time to apply. First apply mascara to your own lashes, curl your lashes if you typically do. Next place a drop of glue on a paper towel or tissue. I like using tweezers but some like holding the strip with their fingers. Gently run the edge of the lash strip through the glue. Then look down and apply gently rubbing the edge and moving the strip of lashes as close to your lash line as possible making it look very natural. You can finish this look off with a second coat of mascara for additional drama, and a liner on top to ensure a seamless look on your lids.

6. Brows- With all the parties and their twinkling lights you should make sure your eyebrows don’t disappear. If you haven’t tried to fill your brows in there is no time like the present! Anastasia Brows Beverly Hills, pioneered products both effective and simple to apply. I encourage first time users to try the Brow Wiz pencil and comb combination. Fill in your hair and shape the brows, maybe elongating brows that are too short or correcting the beginning point so both brows match, then comb it through for a natural look.

If you have filled in your brows for awhile and want to try a different product that is waterproof and a bit more detailed in its application I would recommend using Anastasia Brow Pomade. Using an angle brush and brow brush. Using the same instructions apply the pomade and work it through with the brow brush.

Happy Holidays!

If you have a makeup question for Sana, just send  it along to questions@fabulous


Help for Your Raccoon-Like, Dark, Undereye Circles

dark circles after 40
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 “Help for Your Raccoon-Like, Dark, Undereye Circles”


How to Dress Casual but Stylish Over 40 {VIDEO}

Wondering how to dress for your relaxed lifestyle without looking like a frump?

Watch this video to learn 3 ways to dress casual, but classy after 40.

Deborah Boland

Deborah: Maybe you realize it’s time to trade in the yoga pants or faded jeans and loose t-shirt that you’ve schlep around in for something else. But what do you replace them with?
Continue reading “How to Dress Casual but Stylish Over 40 {VIDEO}”


Budget Shopping Tips For Fabulous Style {VIDEO}

How can you be budget conscious and still dress stylish when you’re over 40?

shopping on a budget

I have a few tips.


Deborah BolandDeborah: Some women just have the knack of looking pulled together and chic when ever they step out the door.  But believe it or not, you don’t need a huge budget and closet to look this way.
Here are 4 quick shopping tips to help you build a fabulous wardrobe without breaking the bank.
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Color Tricks to Look Slim {VIDEO}

Black isn’t the only color that makes you look thin.  Here are a couple of color tricks that prove any color can be slimming if you wear it the right way.

1) Try Monochromatic Dressing

A great dressing trick to look long and lean and that is to wear one color from head to toe.  This is called monochromatic dressing.  Wearing all one color top to toe creates an uninterrupted vertical line that draws the eye up and down and makes you appear taller and thinner.  Monochromatic dressing is also a very elegant way to dress.

If you think all one color might be boring, there are many ways to add interest. For example, by varying the color slightly from head to toe, or mixing textures you can create more dimension.

2) Create a Slimming Column of Color

Sometimes you want to wear more than one color. How can you still look slim? Let me tell you about a great Hollywood trick called the column of color.

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All you do is wear one color from top to bottom preferably in a dark color, because dark colors recede and make you look smaller.  Then you add a bright jacket, sweater or coat up top and you wear it open to expose your slimming stretch of color.

The contrast between the bright or light on top, and the dark underneath creates the illusion that you are taller and slimmer than you really are.

For more great tips on how to use color to Look Age-Amazing™ and Fabulous After 40, check out my popular eBook, Color Me Fabulous.

Did you like this style video?  To see more videos by Fabulous After 40, check out my YouTube page!


Tips on How To Wear Colored Jeans Over 40 – {VIDEO}

Colored jeans are here to stay and a great way to look Fabulous After 40.

colored jeans

How do you wear colored jeans so you look classy and not clownish? I have some tips.

Deborah BolandDeborah: I love colored jeans and think they are  modern and fun, but I know many of you gals in your 40’s and 50’s are hesitant to try them because you are worried they are going to make you look fat. Let’s be honest.

Yes, bright colors do draw attention, but there are things you can do to balance that.
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When to Splurge or Save on Style?

Trying to put together a fabulous wardrobe on a budget and not sure what’s worth spending your money on? Check out this video. 

Deborah: Some women have the knack of looking pulled together and chic whenever they step out the door.  But believe it or not, it is not necessary to have a huge budget and closet to look this way.

One sure-fire way to start building a “wow” wardrobe is to find out what items to invest your money in and what things are worth scrimping on.
Continue reading “When to Splurge or Save on Style?”


Make-up Videos for Women Over 40

Did you know I have 10 makeup videos on my You Tube Channel for Women over 40?

My friend Sana Young is a celebrity makeup artist and we discuss several topics including

  • How to Get rid of Dark Circles
  • How to Contour Your Face to Highlight Your Cheekbones
  • Advanced Facial Contouring to Make You Look Glam
  • Natural Eye make-Up Technique to Complement Bright Lips
  • How to Brighten Tired Eyes
  • How to Fill In Thin Eyebrows to Look Younger
  • How to Get Bigger Fuller Lips without Injections
  • Holiday Eyes
  • Holiday Red Lip
  • Holiday Cheeks

Be Sure to Check them Out. They are a big help to Tweak Your Chic!


Here are some more related topics on make-up after 40:

  1. 10 Make-up tips for women over 40 to look Fabulous
  2. Seasonal Make-Up Trends for Women Over 40
  3. Bobbi Brown Make Up Tips for Using Eye Concealers!