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MAKEUP TIPS TO HELP YOU LOOK YOUNGER

For the younger generation there’s no shortage of information on how best to apply makeup. Indeed, how to use concealer to blot out a blemish or a tutorial on how contouring can craft wonders for tired, sallow skin are subjects that are but a mouse click or page turn away.

When you’re a little older however, the resources begin to peter out, making it increasingly difficult for older women to know what tips and tricks to turn to when fine lines, wrinkles and age spots start to creep into our complexions.

MAKEUP TIPS TO HELP YOU LOOK YOUNGER

1. BRIGHTEN AND CONCEAL

“The main questions are usually how to make skin look even and glowy without emphasising lines,” says Tricia Cusden, founder of pro-age beauty brand Look Fabulous Forever.

Indeed, as the skin ages, common concerns often shift from blemishes and spots to problems such as broken veins, age spots and uneven skin tone - so a good level of coverage is necessary, so long as it’s not too heavy.

2. BEWARE OF BLUSH

Nothing quite signifies healthy, more youthful skin than a flush of colour on the cheeks - which is why blush is an absolute beauty must-have with older skin. Be careful though, as placement is everything. Judge it wrongly and you can quickly go from pretty to pantomime.

“Pick a product that has the depth of a powder but goes on as a cream as they stay put better. And, stick to softer, pinker tones, as opposed to orange and brown tints, which have the potential to make you look a little haggard.”

3. GO BIG ON BROWNS

For a soft-focus glow the Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Sticks, come in a range of flattering caramels, cream and coffees to suit every skin tone. Created using a unique blend of oils, waxes and film formers, these shadows glide on like a dream, while their water-resistant properties mean they won’t budge for up to eight hours. To finish, give lashes a light coating of Clinique Lash Power Feathering Mascara, in Dark Chocolate - it lifts and separates lashes like magic while seemingly not weighing them down to deliver a natural yet feminine flutter.


4. LOUD, LIGHT LIPS

When it comes to lip colours keep it light and bright - with dark, vampy colour becoming an absolute no-no.

“Always avoid dark reds and purple colours on the lips as they can make the mouth look smaller - when in fact what you want is to keep your lips looking full and plump,”

For achieving an elegant, lustrous finish there’s nothing better than Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Lip, which comes in up to 40 different shades. Nourishing and ever-so-slightly sheer, a quick swipe of these lippies is your one-stop shop to a perfectly pretty pout.


5. KEEP BROWS BRIGHT

“Don’t make eyebrows too dark,” says Mary. “This will make the face look too heavy, hooded and tired.”

To keep them light, natural and understated we love the Blink Brow Pen. Designed with a precise applicator, use this pen to gradually build up an even brow shape to help frame and finish off your look.

So, looking to right this wrong we delved into our experts directory to see what brilliant advice the best in the business could recommend when it comes to applying mature makeup.

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