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Fabafterfifty: MakeUp Facelift

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

  1. Make-up dilemmas of women over 50

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    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...
  2. 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...
  3. Top tips. How to do your make up if you wear glasses.

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    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 ...
  4. Video Best Make-up Tips for women over 50: Primers, foundations and concealers

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    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...
  5. How to Avoid Make-Up Meltdown in Hot Weather- or with Hot Flushes!

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    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...
  6. How to make lips look fuller with make up- tips to restore that perfect pout!

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    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...
  7. Can you wear Red Lipstick over 50? Yes! Tips for choosing Red Lipstick

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    Article by Fab after Fifty There is a red lipstick for women of every age – including women over 50. We should never be afraid of colour and red is no exception. During the second world war sales of red lipstick went sky high, and President Roosevelt personally thanked make-up evangelist Helena Rubinstein for helping to keep morale of women high by highlighting how positive they would feel if they looked good – with lipstick! So we know that wearing the right shade of lipstick can help us feel confident and positive. Red lipstick suggests Hollywood glamour and adventure –  and we want both of those once we reach our 50s! But how do we choose the right red lipstick for us? Preparation as always is key – and especially so if you are daring to wear red.  Lips...
  8. Review Lulu’s Secrets to Looking Good

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    Article by Fabafterfifty  At 61 Lulu looks great, and in her book she shares with us many of the ‘secrets’  for looking good that she has picked up from the professionals she has worked with along the way.       Simple, down to earth tips for looking good and turning back the years!   In addition to hair and make up tips, Lulu takes us through her diet and exercise regime, wardrobe rules and how she maintains her positive outlook on life!   What I like about her book is that it is based on simple down to earth tips than can be easily followed, from depuffing eyes with slices of chilled cucumber to removing one accessory before leaving the...
  9. How Permanent Make-up Can address Signs of Ageing

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    Article by Tracy Fensome Sparse brows, thinning lips and loss of lip colour can be helped. Most of my clients are aged between 40-65 years. It is at this time in our lives that many changes can take place.  Some good and some annoying! Like Sparse brows, hair thinning, loss of lip color and definition, poor eyesight to do eye makeup, skin sensitivity – does this sound familiar? Please it is not my intention to dispirit but to give pleasure knowing there is an easy remedy to these, if you wish to choose. To some of you the idea of permanent makeup may sound strange, a little scary maybe? But it’s just one of many ways ladies today choose to make beauty routine tasks quicker and easier, in addition to their normal application of...
  10. Best Anti-ageing Make-up Tips

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    Tips from Bobbi Brown As we age the shape of our face changes , what is commonly known as the Lost Triangle of Youth. We lose volume in the upper and mid part of our face, and where we lose elasticity and tone, fat pads tend to drift downwards towards our jawline, creating jowls.  The triangle reverses. Our skin becomes drier and less plump. Our eyes and lips lose definition. But all is not lost!  There are things we can do with make up to create the illusion of a more youthful face. Make-up artist Bobbi Brown offers her tips. Bobbi Brown’s tips for younger looking make-up Beauty is really something that comes from within – it’s about having self-confidence. At any age, it’s important for women to be who they are. It’s about having...
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