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Can we look younger with makeup? Video Series


Cosmetics on White BackgroundArticle by Ceri Wheeldon

Is it possible to look more youthful over 50 just by changing our makeup?

I talked to aesthetic practitioners about how the face ages, and how they treat their patients with botox, fillers , lasers and chemical peels to restore the face to more youthful proportions. They explained to me that they look to restore the ‘triangle of youth’, even out pigmentation and improve skin tone and elasticity. But can we avoid needles and  create the illusion of a younger looking face just by using make-up?

triangle of youth image

I am one of those women who never leaves the house without makeup – and have my everyday makeup routine down to 5 minutes. But apart from presenting a slightly less scary face to the world, does makeup actually help us to look more youthful too? I started practicing with products and brushes to find out.

How our Face Ages – the lost triangle of youth

Younger looking skin using primers, foundation and concealers

In this video I look at the best way to even out skin tone over 50

How to eliminate dark circles, and soften nose to mouth lines

Younger looking Eyes

How to open up the eyes, add definition and create the illusion of longer lashes and thicker brows.

Recreating the triangle of youth

Apply blushers and bronzers to create illusion of a more defined jawline and fuller cheeks

Fuller, younger looking lips

 

If anyone has any makeup tips of their own that they would like to share- please add in the comments below 

Ceri Wheeldon

Ceri is Founder and Editor of Fabafterfifty.co.uk She is a frequent speaker at events and in the media on topics related to women over 50 , including style and living agelessly. With 20+ years experience as a headhunter Ceri also now helps support those looking to extend their working lives.

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