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Fabafterfifty: MakeUp Facelift

Tips on how to look younger with make-up with a MakeUp Facelift

  1. 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...
  2. A video review of Studio 10 Makeup’s QVC offer

    Studio 10 makeup QVC offer
    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. ...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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 ...
  8. How to age-proof your make-up

    age-proof your make-up
    Tips from Veronique Henderson of Colour Me Beautiful  As we get older it can be too easy to get stuck in a make-up rut where we continue to wear our make-up in the way that we were first taught.  This is probably because we feel confident with the colours and the products that we have been using.   As we age, however, our natural colouring changes which means that the colours we wore in our twenties may no longer flatter us and may also not be age appropriate.  Think blue eye shadow and frosted pink lipstick! Subtle changes to your make-up can disguise minor signs of ageing Making some subtle changes to your make-up routine can help to disguise the minor signs of aging and help to make you...
  9. Video Makeup tutorial for mature women: How to apply foundation and concealer for luminous younger looking skin

    younger looking skin with makeup

    younger looking skin with makeupArticle by Ceri Wheeldon

    As we age our skin loses density and elasticity as our collagen levels decrease, resulting in more wrinkles, sagging and pigmentation spots.

    It is possible to create the illusion of luminous, younger looking skin with makeup as we show in this video which is part of our How to Look Younger with MakeUp series.

    In this video we show you :

    • How to choose and apply the right foundation for mature skin
    • Where and how to apply concealer to even out skin tone and eliminate dark circles and shadows
    • Where to apply highlighter to create a lifting effect for the face.

    Video: How to apply foundation and concealer for younger looking skin over 50

    Products used:

    Clinique Primer

    Daniel Sandler Invisible Radiance Foundation and Concealer

    Sheer Cover Concealer

    Charlotte Tilbury Highlighter


  10. Video MakeUp Tutorial for mature women – how to create younger, fuller looking lips

    younger looking skin with makeup

    video - makture makeup-lipsArticle by Ceri Wheeldon

    As we age our lips thin, are less defined and lose the plumpness associated with youth.

    For those of us who would like our lips to look fuller without resorting to dermal fillers – this video tutorial offers tips to create younger looking lips with makeup. Part of our How to Look Younger with MakeUp video series

    In this video we show:

    • How to minimise smokers lines with makeup
    • How to line the lips to create more definition and fullness
    • How to choose the right colour lipstick to make teeth look whiter
    • Where to apply lip gloss to make lips look fuller.

    Video : Tips for younger looking lips with makeup.

    Products used:

    Clarins lip pencil

    Filorga lip densifier and line smoother

    Transformulas Lip Plumper

    Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick

    Susan Posnick Lipstick

    Bobbi Brown Lip Gloss


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