Fab Over Forty Kari SolyntjesFab Over Forty creator Kari Solyntjes had a dream. Well, an obsession really.

That is: to give women – particularly 40+ women, practical but fabulous insights into maintaining their beauty without feeling like surgery or injectables were the only options.

So in February 2008, she launched Fab Over Forty – in which she turns her high-wattage make-up mirror on the latest beauty, hair care and skincare tips, products and issues.

With no-nonsense insight, Kari delves into real women’s beauty concerns. She knows, for example, that women of a certain age can no longer use makeup in the same way as their 20- and 30-something counterparts. But that doesn’t mean that age-appropriate applications can’t have equally fabulous results.

Kari offers tips and suggestions based on in-depth product research and expert interviews. And, of course, she draws on her well-honed instinct for what works and what irks. Kari also understands there is a price for beauty. So her Beauty on a Budget column offers advice on products and services for the budget-minded, but fabulous-focused consumer.

She can trace her lifelong fascination with makeup and skincare back to her grandmother’s vanity table, where she started experimenting as a young child. “I want women to have fun with makeup. I think it’s important to experiment with something new and to step out of their comfort zone at times. But I don’t want anyone to feel like I’m pressuring them to do things they don’t want to do.”

Kari and her husband live in the Minneapolis area. Now that their children have grown and flown the urban nest, Kari has even more time to feed her obsession.

You can reach Kari via email



Dana DeAngelis is a contributor to Fab Over Forty.  Dana is a native of Dallas, Texas and currently lives in a suburb north of Dallas with her husband, John. She has three sons, aged 26, 28, and 35 who all live in the Dallas area.
Dana is the co-owner of Platinum Granite located in Grapevine, Texas. She is positively passionate about skincare, health, and fashion and believes in putting your best face forward daily!

2 Responses

  1. Mamavalveeta03
    November 29, 2012 at 9:14 am ·

    Congratulations on being a ‘regular’ in Ladie’s Home Journal. I love seeing a fellow MN girl doing so well!

  2. Melanie
    January 10, 2014 at 1:13 am ·

    Am so excited Dana is a regular contributor. No one I have ever known has more insight and information about great products and she is able to evaluate them from an every woman’s viewpoint and I love that! Am looking forward to her product suggestions and will follow her invaluable advice every time! Thanks for the opportunity to share!

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