Eyeshadow 101: Buying & Applying

Sherry Hafassa is a 53-year-old, French makeup artist and beauty expert who has trained at the prestigious Steiner beauty school of London, appointed by the Queen.

sherryDuring her career, she has worked as a makeup artist for Bobbi Brown cosmetics in London and Dubai, and now is a freelancer in the UK and France.

Sherry is frequently complimented about the glow of her skin, and wants to share her beauty expertise and makeup tips with other FabOverFifty women. Today, she’s bringing us tips about choosing and applying eye shadow. Although she believes that less is best when it comes to applying color to our eyes, it doesn’t mean that we can’t use a wide range of lovely warm, golden, frosted colors, she explains. (more…)

Tried-and-True Beauty Tools: Wild and Wooly To Straight And Smooth

After I wash and quickly blow dry my hair, it looks like the photo on the left. Not especially curly. Not wavy. Just a little crazy.

I finally found a tool that straightens, smooths and styles at the same time, in less than two minutes. The Sutra Beauty Ionic Heat Brush has silicone tip bristles and adjustable digital temperature that quickly heats up the unit to as much as 450 degrees F. (more…)

Bring Glorious Shine And Life Back To Your Locks

PROBLEM: Once upon a time my hair was gloriously thick, curly, soft and shiny. Today, it’s thin, neither curly or straight, dull, and feels like straw.  And, I remember how my hair bounced when I moved my head. Now?  Flat like a pancake!

My locks have lost their luster for a good reason:  When we’re younger, oil travels down our hair follicles to naturally coat the hair, but oil glands shrink over time and don’t produce oil efficiently, leaving our hair much dryer. Hormonal changes also cause our hair to lose its elasticity, bounce, and ability to regrow as quickly as it once did. (more…)

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The Best Haircare Advice For Women Over 50

Ask 10 women for their hair care advice, and you’ll likely get 10 different recommendations. What works for Sally’s thick curls is vastly different than the product Megan uses on her fine straight hair. Here is a selection of hair tips from FOFans that sound mighty promising.

“Use Living Proof Amp for fine hair. Great!!!”

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[GIVEAWAY] A Beauty Product With A Critical Ingredient

This post and giveaway are sponsored by Neutrogena.

If you ask any respected dermatologist or plastic surgeon what ingredient should absolutely be included in an anti-aging skin cream, they undoubtedly will answer “retinol.”

That’s why we were excited to learn about Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Regenerating Cream ($24.31 for 1.7oz), which provides a generous dose of retinol at an affordable price. We’re also offering one lucky lady the chance to win a jar of this miracle worker!

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Introducing A Powerful And Innovative Anti-Aging Roll-On Serum

I On Youth Collection sponsored this post and provided FabOverFifty with product and compensation, but all opinions and copy are those of Geri Brin and FabOverFifty.

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We’re always curious when we’re introduced to an innovative way to use a popular skincare product. So we couldn’t wait to try the I On Youth Collection by Irene Michaels Roll-On Serum, sold exclusively on Amazon, because it’s applied with a rollerball! Irene was a star from General Hospital in the 90s, and she’s got impeccable skin. She created her line on the premise that when we consistently use high-quality skincare products, and maintain a healthy lifestyle, we can look and feel great regardless of our age.

Geri Brin, founder of FabOverFifty, tried Irene’s four products. Here’s the rundown, and Geri’s take on each.

You can have the chance to try the I On Youth Collection, too, by
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How Probiotics Can Help Revitalize Your Skin

Before FabOverFifty shares a new skin care or beauty product with you, we dig in to understand the science behind the product that can benefit your skin. We also look for brands that have intense research behind their formulas, making them especially appealing and definitely worth passing them along to you.

An exciting new line, called BioEsse, has been structured to interact with the microbes on our skin to brighten, smooth, strengthen, and protect it. That’s great news because our skin is the largest organ in our bodies.

Microbes, for those of us who long ago forgot 8th grade biology, are microorganisms that can only be seen with a microscope, and live inside us, around is, and on us. As a matter of fact, the microbes in our bodies outnumber the cells of normal human bodies by 10 times. 99 percent of microbes are beneficial: They facilitate food digestion to give us energy, synthesize vitamins, and stimulate our immune system and prevent infection. (more…)

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.

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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.

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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.

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“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

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“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…)