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Fabafterfifty: MakeUp Facelift

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

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

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    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


  2. Video: Makeup tutorial for women over 50 – blushers and bronzers

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    after makeupArticle by Ceri Wheeldon

    How to restore the lost triangle of youth and redefine your jawline with make up

    In our How to Look Younger with makeup tutorial video series we look at how to recreate the lost triangle of youth with blushers and bronzers.

    In this video makeup tutorial we show you:

    • Where to apply blusher to redefine cheekbones and ‘lift’ the face.
    • Where to apply bronzer to redefine a sagging jawline and frame the face.

    Products used:

    Sheer Cover bronzer Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic Blusher Daniel Sandler watercolour fluid blusher…

  3. Video: Make-up tutorial for women over 50 – how to have younger looking eyes

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Part of our  ‘How to Look Younger with Make-up’ series. As we age we tend to lose definition around our eyes, our brows thin, eyes can become hooded, dark circles become more pronounced, eyelashes become shorter and thinner. All is not lost. Just a few simple tweaks to your make-up routine can really make a difference in our 50s. How to add definition to the eyes How to make lashes and brows appear fuller How to make the whites of the eyes look whiter How to conceal dark circles disappear How to soften crows feet Open up the whole eye area Where to apply eyeshadow and eyeliner How to have younger looking eyes with makeup video   Products Used: Daniel Sandler Invisible Radiance Foundation and Concealer Naked2 Eye pallette by Urban Decay Colour Wow Root Cover (used for...
  4. Can we look younger with makeup? Video Series

    Article 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? I am one of those women who never leaves the house without makeup – and have my everyday makeup routine down...
  5. Make-up dilemmas of women over 50

    Article by Attracta Courtney With our changing faces over 50 and a host of new make-up products available on the market, we asked celebrity make-up artist Attracta Courtney to answer your make-up dilemmas What are the best types of foundations and concealers to use for mature skin? I would recommend a creamy CC foundation, excellent for colour correcting skin tones for all ages to give a beautiful luminous finish to skin, Ideally ensure that the product has an SPF which helps protect the skin from UVA & UVB sun rays regardless of the season. Big fan of Clinique and Chanel CC creams which are very moisturising also. Which is the best  blusher to use  – cream or powder and where do I apply it?    I am a great fan of cream blushers as they are more easy to smooth onto...
  6. Make-up tips for fabulous younger looking eyes

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Eyes are often referred to as the ‘window to the soul’ , but as we get older they tend to lack definition, so we need to add that definition back. Brows Years of overplucking brows when we were younger can lead to sparse thinning brows today. A strong brow provides a frame to the face  and helps to lift the whole eye area.  Fill in gaps with a powder shadow 2 tones darker than your natural grow. Brush upwards and hold in place with eyebrow gel. Stray brows can be very ageing. Eyeshadow Light colours cause the eyes to open, dark colours will cause the eyes to recede If you have very light skin avoid dark shades Be careful with shimmer – they will bring attention to imperfections and wrinkles The...
  7. Top tips. How to do your make up if you wear glasses.

    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Our 50s is a time of life when more and more of us start to wear glasses. But how do we adapt our make-up? Firstly  look at the shape of your frame, when you apply your make-up you need to create balance with your face. Do have large bold rimmed glasses? Frameless? Whatever shape of frame you have chosen glasses draw more attention to the brow area.  Fill in sparse brows with a pencil or even an eyeshadow that tones with your brows. If you have overplucked your brows in the past, or if you are concerned about thinning brows, there are some great brow enhancer products to stimulate growth such as Revitabrow or EyeCandy ...
  8. Video Best Make-up Tips for women over 50: Primers, foundations and concealers

    Article by Ceri Wheeldon We explore primers, foundations and concealers for mature skins. What are primers? Are they just marketing hype to persuade us to part with a little more cash – or do they actually serve a purpose? Face Primers I have been using foundation under my foundation for years – I really notice the difference if by any chance I happen to forget. Skin looks smoother, more luminous and dewy, and make up stays ‘put’ for longer. Many contain light reflecting particles  to help diffuse fine lines, pores and imperfections. Worn under foundation, they create a great canvas before you start to apply makeup. Some work as moisturisers, while others actually help to absorb oil and moisture – great for keeping makeup in place during hot weather or if having a hot flush. Others have SPF built-in or even skin...
  9. How to Avoid Make-Up Meltdown in Hot Weather- or with Hot Flushes!

    Article by FabafterFifty When summer arrives it’s time to look fresher, and have a lighter more natural look. But along with the start of the sunshine and the holiday , wedding and BBQ season, there is also the problem of hot weather, hot flushes and the possibility of our make up sliding down our faces . So what can we do to look fab after fifty all summer long? Look Luminous. Summer is all about looking relaxed, fresh and luminous! The last thing you want for summer makeup is for your skin to look dry and matte. This can be incredibly ageing. As always preparation is key. Exfoliate regularly to have a fantastic base to start with. Exfoliators I like are Time Bomb’s Blast to the Past and Pai’s organic skin brightening exfoliator. If you use a...
  10. How to make lips look fuller with make up- tips to restore that perfect pout!

    Article by FabafterFifty Our lips get thinner and flatten as we age. We have less muscle tone and elasticity in our skin, philtrum flattens  so we lose the cupids bow we lose collagen in our lips making them drier and flatter.  The distance between our nose and our upper lip increases. We develop smokers lines – even if we don’t smoke, due to the repeated facial movement over the decade weaker muscles can lead to the corners of the mouth turning downwards and small hollows appear at the side of the mouth. Women who have fuller and firmer lips are seen as younger than they really are, according to an international study where researchers found there was a large variation in lip thickness in women over...
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