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  1. Video Makeup tutorial for mature women: How to apply foundation and concealer for luminous younger looking skin

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    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

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  2. 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

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  3. 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…

  4. 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...
  5. Video : Inspirational over 50 Annabel Davis – reinvented her life in retirement to become a model

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon The first in our video series of Inspirational Women who have reinvented their lives. Annabel Davis shares her reinvention over 50 story, as she talks through how she started her new career as a mature model and actress following her retirement from the police force. Annabel shares her experience of how she started and gives tips for others looking to do the same. Not once when she was working as a policewoman did Annabel think that she would be spending the day with Dustin Hoffman once she retired! Watch the video to learn more about Annabel’s reinvention story. For Annabel becoming a classic model and actress is her third career. Although on the surface her 3 careers are all very different – from airline stewardess, to...
  6. Video: What causes hair loss in women and what are the treatment options?

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Hair loss is mostly associated with men, but it is a condition increasingly suffered by women, althoughly rarely discussed, especially women over 50. I asked trichologist Sara Allison, who specialises in female hair loss, to talk us through the reasons why some women lose their hair, and treatment options, including lifestyle and changes in nutrition that we can make to ensure optimum hair health in our 50s and beyond. Video: Interview with trichologist Sara Allison to discuss female hair loss   In this video interview we cover: What are the main causes of hair loss? How can you maximise the condition of your hair? At what age do women typically notice hair loss? How much hair loss is considered normal and at what point should women see someone/take action. Should you...
  7. What is a Raw Food Diet? Video Interview with raw food chef Gabriela Lerner

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Gabriela Lerner joins Fab after Fifty to talk about The Raw Food Diet in the first of a series of interviews and articles where Gabriela will be sharing her expertise and recipes. As many of us become more aware of the impact of diet on our health in our 50s , the raw food diet is one which many of our readers have said they are looking to explore. In our first interview we ask Gabriela: What is the Raw Food Diet? How much variety is there if you follow a raw food diet? How much flavour do you have in the raw food diet – can you still have food that’s spicy? What are the health benefits of a raw food diet? How do you start a raw food diet? Do you...
  8. Can we look younger with makeup? Video Series

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    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...
  9. 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...
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