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As we age so does our skin.  Makeup on mature skin is beautiful.  There are lots of products out there to choose from. In my opinion, it’s all about sheer application.

For makeup base. The aim is to create an even skin tone with a natural finish. I like Bobbi Brown tinted moisturising balm and Lancome Renergie lift. You can use fingers or a makeup brush to apply the foundation, starting at the centre of the face, use a small amount and blend outwards almost fading away to nothing. Once the base is done, you’ll need to put some colour back into cheeks. Going for a cream blush, peachy/pink tones will keep the skin looking fresh. Fingers work really well, apply a small amount to the apple of the cheek and blend up towards the cheekbone. It’s all about keeping things sheer in application. Bobbi Brown have a good selection of colours in cream blushers.

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For under eye concealer, to counteract any dark or blueness, pick a creamy concealer with a peach undertone, apply with your ring finger from the inner corner of the eye blending outwards lightly where you need it. A little goes along way. Clarins Instant concealers are great for under eyes.

For eye shadow, don’t be afraid to go for a satin/shimmer finish.  Chanel have a lovely four shadow quad palette that go on sheer and are build-able for a darker shade. Use the medium or darker shade to define the out corner of the eyes, keeping it minimal. Magnifying mirrors are very handy here!

For lips, define with No7 Precision lip liner in Nude, this will help make lips look slightly fuller. For lipstick or gloss/sheer go for a moisturising lipstick.  Clinique Butter Shine lipstick or Burts Bees have a range of coloured balms. Lastly, the brows.  Our brows thin as we get older.  To put back in the shape use a brow pencil or shadow.  Shiseido have a lovely range of brow pencils. Whichever you use, you’ll need a thin angled brush for blending out the line.  Best to go for a shade lighter than you’d think.

I do hope this has been helpful, sometimes it seems there is just too many choices!
Let me know what you think.

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