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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. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. How to Create your own Make-Up Facelift

    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...
  5. Review: Skinceuticals HA Intensifier

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon Hyaluronic acid in cosmetic treatments is known to plump the skin and help it to retain moisture – after all it is the key ingredient in the filers used in non-surgical cosmetic injections. and it is increasingly being used in cosmetic products.  Hyaluronic Acid can absorb up to 1000 times its own weight in water, and as our own naturally depletes with age,  skin becomes drier, resulting in lines and sagging I am always keen to find viable options other than botox and fillers to help maintain- and even reverse  the signs of ageing and so  I was interested to see how effective a serum with a high concentration of hyraluronic acid could be. H.A.  intensifier is a corrective serum proven to improve skin plumpness and firmness and texture...
  6. Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Serum Review

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon I am a huge fan of Murad products, and have not been disappointed yet in any of the products in the range. Retinol is a much talked about skincare ingredient, and so I was pleased to see that Murad had launched a Retinol Youth Renewal Serum .  Utilising Retinol Tri-active technology,  the Youth Renewal Serum is  supposed to quickly and visibly minimise fine lines and wrinkles. It contains fast acting retinoid to promote cell turnover, time released retinol to sustain the benefits and a retinol booster to increase its effectiveness. It also contains hyaluronic acid to attract moisture in the deeper layers of the skin. Applied in a thin layer at night, it is extremely light and quickly absorbed into the skin. My skin immediately felt smoother...
  7. A video review of Studio 10 Makeup’s QVC offer

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon   I had a lot of questions following a recent video review of the NEWA skin tightening device about the makeup I used – especially as it stayed in place despite me smothering my face in gel during the demonstration.  I made a separate video listing all the products I used.  I use quite a few Studio 10 makeup products in my daily routine   – and I love the serum – but it isn’t cheap – so it’s a great idea to look out for special offers.  As well as Studio 10’s own website and M&S  the range is sold on QVC and  it’s always worth keeping an eye out on QVC as often they  ‘bundle’ products together-  which they are doing at the moment. ...
  8. NEWA device update and details of the makeup I wore in the video – as requested

    Article by Ceri Wheeldon I promised an update to my initial  NEWA review –  which I used 5 times a week for 6 weeks and then twice a week afterwards. I  noticed  a significant difference 6 weeks after starting  –  I did a little research which indicated that it takes 6 weeks for collagen to regenerate – so  this explains why  the area around  my crows feet continues to improve. A photographer friend commented that the light still ‘bounces’  off my skin – which she says is unusual  by the time you reach my age – not  too sure how much of a compliment that is! Answering questions about my makeup When I did the original NEWA review I had people asking me how I managed to have my makeup stay in place during the demonstration as I was applying the gel to activate the current in the...
  9. Product Review: Ragdale Hall Spa Sleep Body Butter

    Product Review by Patricia   Product : Time to sleep overnight smoothing body butter Is there a specific problem this product is supposed to address?  This is designed to soothe and moisturise skin and help promote relaxation. Description of product: overnight smoothing body butter What are the active ingredients?  Blended with bois de rose and the delicate flowers of lavender, clary sage and geranium and enriched with lavender essential oil How is it used? How often? Once nightly before bed , apply all over and smooth into your skin. How easy is it to use? Very easy,  nice and light to apply Did you notice a difference? How soon did you start to see a difference? Within a few days my skin felt softer What did you like about this product? Nice soft creamy easy to...
  10. Review of Newa – skin tightening device to soften crows feet and firm up jawline

    Review by Ceri Wheeldon When I asked the readers of Fab after Fifty what their main skincare concerns were – the main concern was not wrinkles as I had expected, but sagging skin. So what can we do at home to counter sagging skin? There are many lotions and potions developed to help counter the effect of ageing – but what about other treatments, and specifically home based treatments that can help ? I tried the NEWA skin tightening device, which claims to help firm skin (great for a sagging jawline) AND help diminish wrinkles, particularly crows feet. The NEWA device is the only home use skin tightening device that is FDA approved. So I had high expectations. How do you use the NEWA device?   I have put together a...
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