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Ageing is something we will all go through. Skincare manufacturers make millions offering potions to help us ward off this process. So this week I thought I would create a look for a woman in her 40’s.

As we age, we have to subtly change our style and collection of makeup to suit our skin and looks.

As time ticks on, we tend to lose elasticity, and fine lines and wrinkles start to show. Many of us tend to get a lot drier, as the moisture in our skin subsides. So we must remain conscious of what we applying to our skin. Mattifying makeup is great when the skin is young and has excessive oils, but putting it on an aged, drier skin will make you look too matte –  and will also magnify any wrinkles.


My model Mel before being made-up



The ideal foundation for an ageing skin is something moisturizing or dewy. This will give your skin ‘life’ and aid in making your skin look fresher and softer.

Another tip is to not pack the foundation on; really, you only need to apply it where you most need it. Sometimes this is not even over the whole face. I also tend to not use powder to set the foundation, this can either be left out completely, or just use a little in your T-Zone area to give longevity.

When doing a more mature face I avoid using shimmers or frosted eyeshadows or illuminators. These can also magnify wrinkles and lines and make them look worse.

As our genes are all different, some older woman will be able to use the products others can’t, so always be conscious when shopping that something right for your friend, may not be ideal for you.

When going for lip colours, try colours that will bring a little life to the face – not wash you out or take over your face! Soft pastels and warm hues will always look stunning.


Mel with the make-over


As you can see on my model Mel, who is in her early 40’s, we have used a beautiful dewy foundation named Teint Innocence by Chanel, which we have matched with the gorgeous natural eye shadow palette by Chanel called Nymphea. I also smoked up the eyes, using the Ambre intense eye pencil by Chanel. Using these soft colours instead of the harsher blacks, gives a softer focus to the face. We also used the amazing Fibre Lash Mascara by Model Co. And for the lips we used a gloss from Chanel Levres Scintillantes in Volumpte, teamed with Libertine in the Rouge Allure lipstick range.

With a hint of one of Chanel’s beautiful bronzers and a touch of Frivole in Chanel’s Joues Contraste, it really completes this natural day time look.

As you can see I have not over made-up her face and have avoided letting any wrinkles, lines or her complexion stand out. It is a nice natural look that anyone could achieve at home. If you have any questions about how to achieve this look or how to personalize your own makeup don’t forget to contact me at antinoz@me.com.

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