Enhancing Lips 101

Many of us wouldn’t mind having fuller lips, maybe not Kardashian-style lips, but plumper than they are now. They’ve definitely lost volume, not to mention shape and moisture, during the last few years. Injections are an option, but we’ll leave that choice to the celeb sisters.


Lip-plumping glosses are a lot cheaper, not to mention less painful. They’re formulated with natural ingredients, like cinnamon, spearmint, or peppermint, that stimulate blood flow by actually irritating the lips, making them tingle and appear plumper. Glosses blended with nourishing moisturizers, like shea butter, also help contribute to fuller lips, even if for only a few hours. And, gloss with shimmer brings light to your face, another magnifying trick.


Note: Avoid lip gloss if you have tiny wrinkles around your upper lip since it will smudge and look messy. Use a matte light lipstick instead, with a dry matching lip liner.

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Do You Feel More Confident With Or Without Makeup?

Some of us won’t dare leave the house without it. Others are perfectly happy to go au naturel, at least when it comes to our faces. We asked, and you told us whether makeup makes you feel more confident. Here are some of our favorite comments.


“Without, because as I’ve gotten older, I really make a mess with makeup!!”
Sarah Bias

Without. I will apply the absolute bare minimum on a special night out. I am comfortable with the way I look.”
Diane Burtenshaw

Makeup is not a must! But hair, mani & pedi are!!!”
Annette Ramos


“I don’t use makeup. I have freckles, so I have enough color.”
Susan Pogarch

Since I retired, I don’t wear makeup very often. I’m confident either way.”
Violet Evenson

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[QUIZ] How Well Do You Know Your Active Ingredients?

Although wrinkles, lines and crow’s feet aren’t diseases, most of us feel like they are, and we want to be rid of them. We’d also like the skin care lotions and potions we buy to live up to their claims but, how do we check the endless promises….promises that all of these products make?

The answer is simple:

Arm yourself with knowledge about “active” ingredients, which can be critical to the effectiveness of skin care formulas. These are substances that may deliver flawless skin, and understanding them will help you sort through all of the products on the market.

Take the FabOverFifty quiz and see how much you really know about the “anti-aging” products that vow to give your skin back its “youthful” glow! (more…)

Look At Pauline’s Eyebrows NOW!

After going through chemo nine years ago, (I’m a breast cancer survivor), and just the natural aging process, my eyebrows had all but disappeared. For my 60th birthday in February, I promised myself the gift of eyebrows, so I booked an appointment with Ruth Swissa, who I remembered hearing about on local TV.  


How To Rejuvenate The Skin Around Your Eyes And Lips

When FabOverFifty recently partnered with Yon-Ka Paris to poll 700 members of our community about the delicate skin around your eyes and lips, we learned some pretty astounding facts!


Why You’re Unhappy With Your Neck

A whopping 89% of 875 women, 45+, are unhappy with the appearance of their necks, according to a FabOverFifty survey. Learn the reasons why, and what your FOFriends are doing about it!

What’s Happening To Your Eyes And Lips?!

It’s always enlightening to learn what other women in our generation are thinking and doing. We like to ask members of our community a series of simple questions about pretty complex issues (and some not so complex issues), then we report the results back to you!


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What’s Happening To Your Neck!

It’s always enlightening to learn what other women in our generation are thinking and doing. We like to ask members of our community a series of simple questions about pretty complex issues (and some not so complex issues), then we report the results back to you!



[GIVEAWAY] A Full Skincare Regimen From Yon-Ka Paris

Yon-Ka Paris, an exceptional French beauty brand, has been creating cutting-edge skincare technologies since the brand’s inception in 1954. Developed by its own team of pharmaceutical and biological doctors, chemical engineers, biologists and bacteriologists, Yon-Ka incorporates essential oils, as well as other fruit and plant extracts, into its line of over 80 products.

Today, Yon-Ka is offering one lucky lady a full skincare regimen of six products, valued at $568!


Excellence Code Crème
($185 for 50mL)

Blended with 20 botanical active ingredients, including immortality herb, red algae, and hyaluronic acid. With three specific actions this luxurious cream maintains the skins barrier and keeps the skin firm, toned and bright. It “addresses all needs of mature skin that has been affected by hormonal changes,” claims the brand.

Excellence Code Masque
($79 for 50mL)

This face masque helps reduce skin fatigue and improve your complexion in just 15 minutes. Applied once or twice a week, the formula uses nutgrass extract, sweet almond proteins, marine collagen and hyaluronic acid. You can also use a thin layer as an overnight masque.

Excellence Code Contours ($89 for 50mL)

Specially designed for the skin around the eyes and lips, this potent formula helps reduce puffiness, dark circles and wrinkles from tired eyes, as well as helps redefine lip lines. It features Persian silk tree extract, St. Paul’s wort, hyaluronic acid, red algae, and vitamins A & E, all potent ingredients that work effectively on these two areas that can show the signs of aging most. Its patented applicator imparts a cool temperature that works in tandem with the formula to help eliminate puffiness.

Cellular Code ($135 for 30mL)

A “must have” for any skincare regimen, this elixir helps strengthen the skin and improve its defense system against toxins and other skin stresses. Used before applying Yon-Ka Excellence Code Cream, the serum includes lipo-amino acid which balances the cells longevity proteins (sirtuin, survivin), with oxygenating garden nasturtium extract, as well as a blend of essential oils.


Lotion Yon-Ka PS
($41 for 200mL)

This “versatile healing water” purifies, tones and invigorates the skin with a blend of essential oils and glycerin. The lotion also soothes insect bites and sunburns.

Lait Nettoyant
($39 for 200mL)

Leaving your skin feeling soft, refreshed and hydrated, this two in one cleansing milk and make-up remover uses the power of bornéol, brown algae and plant glycerin, among other effective ingredients.

To enter this giveaway, sponsored by Yon-Ka Paris, please complete the form below. After you’ve entered, tell us why your skin needs some extra help from Yon-Ka!

By entering this giveaway, sponsored by Yon-Ka Paris, you agree to receive emails from FabOverFifty and Yon-Ka Paris.

1 FOF will win. (See official rules, here.) Contest closes August 16, 2016 at midnight E.S.T. Contest limited to residents of the continental U.S.

Show Off Your Glorious eSalon Color… And WIN!

We’re in LOVE with the custom hair color from eSalon. To celebrate the summer season, we’re launching a giveaway for you to showcase YOUR beautiful hair color.

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