As you get older, your looks change, so you need to rethink your make-up. Caro Verster has a few tips on how
to enhance your best features.
You may have noticed the gradual changes over the years shy; a few more crow's feet
(I mean laugh lines), a few more imperfections, perhaps even dark circles under the eyes. When you were in your twenties you
could go out confidently with foundation, lipstick and mascara, but anyone over 35 needs to add concealer to their ‘must-get'
list. And that's not all shy; in general, as you get older your skin gets drier, and dry skin is thirsty skin. If it's not
moisturized enough it's going to suck up all the moisturizing ingredients in your make- up, and you'll find your make-up will
last half as long as it used to. You need to give your skin a good spritz of mineral water before applying your make-up and
perhaps even opt for creamier formulations. Invest in the best magnifying mirror you can get your hands on shy; precision
application can make all the difference. Then line up your make-up and prepare to experiment…
and lashings of mascara shy; ‘50s glam is not the look for a ‘50s dame.
Dark eye shadow makes eyes look small
and accentuates wrinkles.
Dark circles around the eyes are made worse by smudged eye shadow.
Charcoal, heather or light earth tones are best for shading the sockets and edges of the eyes.
Avoid really dark shades on the eyelids.
Lining just the top lashes opens the eyes and a sweep of white eyeliner on the
lower inner rim will also make eyes look more alive.
Avoid smudges under the eye by applying loose powder beneath your
eyes before you blend your eye shadow. Then simply use a wide make-up brush to dust off powder particles.
To minimise droopy eyelids, dot a deep brown or grey
shade on the sagging bits shy; usually in the crease or outer corner of the eyes shy; but make sure you are looking directly
into a well-lit mirror when you do this.
Eye drops and an eyelash curler work wonders to open
up tired-looking eyes.
For night-time eyes, intensify shadow tones by wetting
the applicator shy;this will make the shadow bolder for evening impact.
Black, black and more black mascara!
As you get older you may find that black mascara looks too harsh. Choose your mascara colour
depending on your eye colour: deep-brown mascara for brown eyes, mauve or navy mascara for blue eyes and brown mascara for
Thinking concealers are
only for young bods with pimples.
a liquid concealer that is one tone lighter than your skin tone. Gently dab it on and around the eye area using your ring
finger (the weakest, gentlest finger). Concealer can also be used to cover pigmentation marks.
to what you think your skin tone is -shy; your complexion changes as you get older. Incorrect consistency that is either absorbed
too quickly, or doesn't feed the skin with the nutrients it needs.
Don't just buy your regular foundation: look at your skin colour and foundation tone with fresh eyes. Ask an assistant
to recommend a few shades she thinks will match your skin tone. Dab them on your jaw line, then head outside into natural
light to check which one ‘disappears' against your skin. That's your correct foundation colour. Make sure you have plenty
of time to choose shy; you don't want to be forced into making a rash decision. Creamy formulations are better suited to older
skin. You'll find they cover well and conceal fine lines.
Look for light-diffusing ingredients -shy; special pigments
that reflect light, creating an optical illusion that minimises lines and wrinkles.
A clownlike effect from
harsh blush application and bright blush colour.
As you get
older both your blusher application technique and colour choice have to change. Opt for peach or dirty-rose tones that will
suit your new look.
Swirl the blusher onto the apples of your cheeks in
a circular motion, then simply extend the line up along your cheekbone to the middle of your ear.
Cream blush suits dry or sun-damaged skin shy; it slides
over the surface of the skin and wonąt settle into fine lines and wrinkles.
Dark liner filled in
with a lighter lipstick colour. Wearing frosted lipsticks from the ‘80s.
Choose one basic lipliner that's one tone darker than your lips and use it under all your lipsticks.
Line your lips with lipliner, soften the edge with
your finger and fill in with your chosen lipstick, being careful not to apply it past the lipliner edge. Lipliner not only
adds definition to the mouth, but also stops lipstick from bleeding.
Your lips get thinner as you grow older and dark lipstick
colours make lips look even smaller, so choose paler tones to make your lips appear fuller.
Avoid lipstick on your teeth by applying your lipstick
and then sucking on your index finger shy; this will remove any excess lipstick that's too close to the teeth.