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Fabafterfifty: Beauty

How to look fabulous after 50!

Our experts in hair and beauty over fifty will help us make the best of we’ve got without going to extreme measures. There are steps we can take to help us look and feel better- what botox may do for one person in their fiftyies a new haircut or lipgloss may do for another. We don’t need to be pressured to look 10 years younger- just look great at any age. We have so many more viable options in our fifties and beyond today than our mothers before us. Our experts will guide us through facial rejuvenation treatments, hairstyles and makeup, to make the most of our fabafterfifty selves!

  1. Review: Murad Age Reform Hydro Glow Aqua Peel

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon  I am a huge fan of Murad products – and  for me  their Invisiblur Perfecting Shield is the best primer I have found to date, so I always look forward to trying new additions to their range. The Murad Age Reform Hydro-Glow Aqua Peel is a 2 step exfoliation and intense hydration system. The treatment comes in a giant sachet  , separated into two parts. The first step is the exfoliation part of the process. You apply an over-sized pre-soaked swab that looks like a giant Q-tip all over your face. The swab contains a blend of lactic and glycolic acid and botanical extracts to gently exfoliate the skin. The second step is to apply the Moisture Infusion sheet mask  for 15 – 20 minutes. The mask feels incredibly soothing – and thankfully...
  2. Review: Lee Stafford Bigger Fatter Fuller shampoo and conditioner

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon One of the most frequent comments we receive about hair over 50 (apart from going grey) is the issue of hair being thinner. I tried some of the products from the Lee Stafford Bigger Fatter Fuller range. My hair is naturally curly but very fine, so when I blow dry is straight it tends to lack volume – and I lose the volume at the crown by having to give it a good tug to dry it straight.  I usually use 2 heated rollers at the crown to add some lift and volume once its dry. The Bigger, Fatter Fuller range is not age specific, but really concentrates on adding volume. From the first time I used the shampoo and conditioner...
  3. Product Review: John Frieda’s Sheer Blonde Hi-Impact Vibrancy Oil Elixir

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon I always know if I have been using products that are good for my hair by my hairdresser’s reaction . I only go to my hairdresser every 8-10 weeks so there is plenty of time for anything new that I try to have an impact on my hair. My hair is naturally incredibly curly – and prone to frizz – especially in humid weather.  And I do still wear my hair long – with no plans to have it cut shorter just because I’m over 50!  I have been using John Frieda’s Sheer Blonde Hi-Impact Vibrancy Oil Elixir since my last visit, and yesterday at my hair appointment my hairdresser commented on the condition and the shine – he thought he had never seen...
  4. Review of Teoxane Advanced Filler Derma-Restructuring  Anti-Wrinkle Cream

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon Hyaluronic acid (HA) is included in many topical serums, but I was interested in trying the HA  based Teoxane Advanced Filler serum   developed by Teosyal. Teosyal  is known for its hyaluronic acid dermal fillers used by cosmetic doctors for injections  in over 80countries – so  I thought that in now offering HA  in serums to consumers , they  must be confident in the effectiveness of the product. I have been applying only in the mornings – and have concentrated the product on the areas where I have the most lines – my forehead and crows feet.   I am very  aware of these lines, but made a decision not to have botox. It is very hard for me to give an honest review of the  anti-wrinkle products...
  5. Review of Vichy Double-Usage In Shower Aftersun Oil

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon I love being outdoors – especially in the summer…and I am very lucky to be able to spend time in the South of France. The down side is the drying effect the sun, and dipping in and out of the water can have on my skin. My legs in particular are quite dry, but to be honest I don’t have the patience to lather myself in body lotion twice a day-  and I hate that ‘greasy ‘ feeling that some body lotions can leave.  I don’t have the patience to wait for lotions to absorb into the skin, and I don’t like strongly scented  products compete with my perfume.  that  I am very much a shower, dress and go type of person....
  6. Perfume Review: The Cora by Thameen Fragrance

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon Have you noticed that after a while you stop smelling your favourite perfume on yourself?  I tend to rotate three different ones for that reason, and like to wear perfume’s that are a little different . I have just added a new one to my ‘set’ The Cora by Thameen Fragrance.  A new perfume to reflect a new chapter in my life. It is so easy to get stuck in a rut and always wear the same one! Named after the largest, yellow pear shaped diamond in the world, it certainly lives up to the impact of its namesake. It is so difficult to describe a smell, but  I can say it smells fresh but luxurious at the same time. It is very...
  7. How to choose the right lighting to apply makeup

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    Shedding some light on makeup application Research has shown that the average woman will spend as much as £22,000 on makeup and beauty products in her lifetime, and almost two years of her life applying it, which is the equivalent of nine days per year! Despite this hefty investment of both time and money, we can all relate to occasions where we’ve looked in the mirror some hours later, to see a streaky face and panda eyes staring back at us. So what do we do in these situations (beside cursing and wishing we hadn’t bothered leaving the house)? We go and purchase yet more makeup – more waterproof, more smudgeproof, more lifeproof makeup. But, what if it’s not the makeup that’s causing the problems?   Step into the light   New...
  8. Review: Boots No 7 Lift and Luminate Triple Serum

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    Review by Patricia  Patricia reviews No 7 Lift and Luminate Triple Serum. Here’s what she had to say: Is there a specific problem this product is supposed to address? If so, what is it? Anti ageing reduces wrinkles,  firms skin, evens skin tone. Description of product:  A light smooth cream with  no obvious smell Price: £35 for 50ml What are the active ingredients?  Matrixyl plus, hyaluonic acid, hibiscus How is it used? How often?  Applied to the face Morning and evening How easy is it to use?  The serum is very easily absorbed into the skin  and a little goes along way Did you notice a difference? How soon did you start to see a difference?  There was a gradual difference but after a few weeks there was a noticeable difference in my...
  9. How Semi-Permanent Makeup Makes You Look Younger

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    By Leading Semi-Permanent Makeup Artist, Laura Kay London   There are many reasons why women seek to have semi permanent make up. Some may look into having it to save time and money, whilst others may find it suits their lifestyle, particularly if they are more active. The most common reason however, is because as we age, we unfortunately lose the definition on our defining facial features due to loss of brightness and collagen. Semi-permanent makeup can help enhance the brow, lip and eye area. The most common procedure is microblading, which is cosmetic tattooing with a hand tool dipped in customized colour to suit your natural brow shade. It is applied...
  10. How to Create your own Make-Up Facelift

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    Tutorial from Lesley Reynolds, expert in residence at the Harley Street Skin Clinic Most women agree that putting on make-up makes them feel instantly younger. But the flip –side of this is if you get it wrong, your cosmetics can pile on the years. Follow my simple tricks and tips and instantly knock years off your face. Younger Eyes As we age, eyes look smaller and become more lined so avoid dark shadows, which can close up the eyes, and metallic shadows which will only emphasise lines. Black eyeliner can be very unforgiving so try greys, brown and navy shades which offer a great way to make your eyes look more open. Always soften lines with a cotton bud. Don’t over conceal under eye shadows as this will draw attention to crêpiness...
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