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  1. Midlife Chat Show: Q &A on makeup over 50, style over 50 and looking for a job over 50

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      The last in our current series of the Midlife Real Life Chat show as we take a break for the summer. I am joined by makeup artist Jo Jewett and stylist Maggie McMillan as we answer readers questions on makeup over 50, style over 50 and how to best prepare yourself if you are looking for a new job post lockdown. Questions we discuss include: What foundation to wear over 50? How do you make up hooded eyes? What lipstick do you wear if you have thin lips? Will going grey age you? How do you change your makeup if you let your hair go grey? What is the best way to layer your clothes? What can you do if you are applying for jobs and are constantly rejected? How easy is it to change roles to do something different? What should you include in a CV? What skills should you highlight of you have had a...
  2. 5 Biggest makeup mistakes women over 50 make and how to avoid them!

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    Article by Jo Jewett   I’ve been fighting the fight to give women the right to choose, use and buy the best makeup possible for them- regardless of age or lifestyle. Its a minefield out there! After years on the beauty front line I’ve acquired a real perspective – what works and what doesn’t and I’m ready to spill it all! We have all had enough of the beauty industry preying on our insecurities and we have paid the price with all the  expensive mistakes – the ‘New seasons colours’ and ‘Miracle ingredient’ but even the smartest among us will have been duped by the industry marketing ploys. So here I am, telling the Beautiful Truth, I felt so strongly I wrote the book and started...
  3. Podcast with Make-Up Trainer Jo Jewitt, on how Great Make Up can Transform your Confidence over 50

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    Available to listen on itunes Ceri Wheeldon of Fab after Fifty chats to make-up trainer Jo Jewitt of the Make-Up Training Company about how great Make Up can boost confidence over 50 and help midlife women look and feel fabulous. In the past Jo has worked her magic on Princess Di, Bette Midler, Barbra Streisand and Madonna. Today Jo wants all women to have the tools and techniques to transform their make-up in just 5 minutes using just 9 products in 9 steps. ...
  4. Time Saving Beauty Tips for Busy Women over 50

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      Let’s face it: as much as we all want to walk out of the house in the morning looking like Jennifer Anniston, none of us really want to spend the time and expend the effort to get ready. Being a woman is hard work, and maintaining a healthy glow, a fresh face and shiny hair is difficult  ( and becomes increasingly so over 50!) and something that a lot of us simply don’t want to do. Today though we are going to have a look at all of the simple and lazy ways you can improve your beauty routine and look after yourself so that every time you step out of the door you feel fabulous! Use charcoal toothpaste If you want to get a healthier smile and don’t want...
  5. 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...
  6. Giveaway: L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Make-Up

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      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...
  7. 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...
  8. How to Create your own Make-Up Facelift

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    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...
  9. 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. ...
  10. NEWA device update and details of the makeup I wore in the video – as requested

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    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...
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