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  1. L’Oreal Age Perfect Make-Up Review

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon I am so pleased to see big brands finally recognising our needs, as women over 50 and our spending power) and tailor products to reflect this stage of our lives. I was delighted to be asked to review L’Oreal’s Age Perfect makeup range – developed with the needs of mature skin in mind –  products that don’t just improve how we look, but also improve the quality of our skin , lips and lashes over time. With Julianne Moore as the face of the range – it’s good to see that they are embracing and celebrating  women over 50. Normally when I am sent products to review by companies I have a few samples from the range pop through the letterbox in a jiffy...
  2. Giveaway: L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Make-Up

      This is such a treat!! I loved reviewing this new Age Perfect  makeup range from L’Oreal Paris – it is fabulous. You can see my full review separately, but in the meantime L’Oreal have offered to give the same set to one Fab after Fifty reader. In really is super. In the set there are:   10 foundations 12 lipsticks 6 lip pencils 2 mascaras 2 brow pencils 2 blushers In total it has a value of approximately £300 Great timing if you want to experiment with your makeup  for a new look to celebrate the new year. You can enter to win the L’Oreal Age Perfect MakeUp set by filling in your details below. Closing date is Monday  January 22nd. Entrants...
  3. 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...
  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. 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. ...
  6. 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...
  7. How much do women over 50 spend on make-up and beauty products?

    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Results of a new study out today claim that women over 50 are the largest buyers of beauty products in the UK. Am I surprised? Not at all! We still want to look good, and  in many ways looking good helps us to feel good. Women over 50, for the most part, have more disposable income to spend on themselves than their younger counterparts. We are no longer seduced, however, by marketing campaigns featuring 20 something models trying to sell us a pot of cream – when we know that the cream will never help us to look like that again. We are a little more cynical, which is why brands such as L’Oreal selecting Helen Mirren, and Avon Lorraine Kelly to front campaigns is a welcome change. They are women we can...
  8. Top MakeUp Tips for older women from Tricia Cusden founder of Look Fabulous Forever MakeUp

    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon Age is no barrier to looking fabulous. Tricia Cusden feels so strongly about this that she set up her own make up brand Look Fabulous Forever in her 60s when she was unable to find what she wanted and needed to suit her mature skin. Here Tricia gives her top makeup tips for older women in this video interview: All fab tips. I hope you enjoy the interview!     In our interview Tricia answers the following:     What is different about the makeup we should be wearing when we are older compared to the makeup we wore when we were younger? What should we be looking for in the products we buy? What are the makeup products you think no older woman should be without? What do...
  9. Video Review Benefit Cosmetics – Best Products in the range for mature women

    Review by Ceri Wheeldon   Whenever I go to buy make up, I tend to go straight to the large department store and replace whatever I’m running out of with the exact same product – so sometimes it’s good to try a few products from a range that normally escapes your radar. I have always really liked the packaging for Benefit Cosmetics, but always thought of their products of being more suited to a younger clientelr – but not any more. I found a few of their products are terrific for women over 50. My particular favourites being the Porefressional Primer – which REALLY helped minimise pores , the Fine One to One blusher stick and the Gimme Brow eyebrow enhancer. I have put together a video review. Hope you enjoy it!   Products featured:   Benefit Porefressional Primer Benefit Gimme Brow Benefit Fine One to One Blusher Benefit Stay Don’t Stray Eye Primer Benefit Oxygen...
  10. Joan Collins Timeless Beauty Makeup Review – with video

    Review by Ceri Wheeldon It’s easy to get into the habit of always buying the same makeup brands – but sometimes it’s good to try something a little different – and personally I like to try new products from the smaller brands – in my mind they do fewer products really well, and as they have less to spend on marketing the quality of the product has to speak for itself. I have written previously about the admiration I have for Joan Collins setting up her own make -up line as she reaches her 80s, and the energy and commitment she demonstrated in launching it would put most women half her age to shame. But what about the products? Well I haven’t tried them all, but I have tried a selection of lipsticks – and the under-eye concealer. Video Review of Joan Collins MakeUp ...
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