Your make up needs to evolve as you grow older and change with our
skin tone and facial features. Here are a few tips to staying fabulous,
whatever your age.
Wear more blush, as we age we lose pigment in the skin and your skin
may have less natural glow. So make sure you always use blusher.
Never chose a beige or pink based foundation shade. Pink or beige
sucks warmth out of the skin. Try an ivory, porcelain, natural or sand
Donít over pluck your eye brows, itís ageing and dated. As we age our
eyelids droop or even sag a little. Over plucked eye brows will accentuate this puffiness and drag your eyes down. Well shaped and
defined eye brows give a youthful look.
Donít use more eyeliner under the eye than on the top. This drags
down the eyes and accentuates the droop. A thin, slightly smudged line,
starting from about a third of the way from your nose will instantly
lift the eyes.
Donít use frosted eye shadow or white frosty highlighter. Anything
frosty accentuates lines because it makes the skin look scaly. Leave
frosty to the teenagers.
Donít over powder. The more moisturisers you use, and you should definitely be using this on mature skin, the more porous your skin will
become when you use powder. Even the fineness of powders can look cakey if
the skin is moist and greasy. Try applying your moisturiser 30 minutes
before making up to allow it to sink in, and choosing a lighter weight
product for day time use, keeping the heavier anti-ageing products for
Donít use dark or harsh lipstick shades if you have small lips. As we
age our lips get thinner and tend to sag. Use a natural shade of lip
liner to prevent bleeding. Blend inwards to avoid the lined look and
re-apply your lipstick regularly. If you like bright lipstick, highlight
the centre of your lips to give them a fuller effect. Apply a little
concealer to the outer edge of your lips and go just a bit beyond the
lip line. Also apply concealer to the outer corners of your lips and go
just inside the natural corners of your mouth. All these things will
give the appearance of fuller lips. They are high maintenance though
and need a lot of retouches during the day to stay looking good. For
everyday use try a nude or natural looking lipstick.
Finally the beauty advice that applies to everyone. Eat lots of fruit and veg. Get plenty of sleep and drink plenty of water.