Mature women should ditch makeup that 'instantly makes you look older' – Express

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Cosmetic treatments – or ‘tweakments’ – are one way to go, but does not need to be super expensive. Celebrity makeup stylist and member of SmileDirectClub’s Confidence Council Pauline Briscoe spoke exclusively to about her anti-ageing makeup must haves.
The expert’s first tip was to be very careful and precise when it comes to blusher application.
She revealed that one makeup mistake that makes women look older than they are is wearing blusher up to the temples – “this will instantly make you look older!”.
“It would be better to concentrate the blusher on the apples of the cheek for a healthy, youthful, flushed look,” Pauline explained.
Moving onto the eyes, the expert suggested that mature women ditch a staple product they may have been using for years.
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The smokey eye has taken the makeup world by storm, and many of us feel naked without a sweep of black eyeliner.
However, the expert revealed that this popular product may actually be making us look much older than we actually are.
She stated: “Wearing black eyeliner can look ageing as it is too harsh and heavy.”
But this doesn’t mean that eyeliner is out the window altogether, as this product can make the eyes look wider, larger and less hooded when done correctly.
Pauline recommended opting for a slightly lighter shade instead of black.
She explained: “On older skin it would be better to wear a soft dark brown liner for a fresher, youthful look. A softer makeup look overall better complements older skin.”
Another product mature ladies might like to ditch is their favourite deep red or purple lipstick.
Pauline advised: “When it comes to the lips, wearing a dark shade lipstick on thin or wrinkled lips is something to avoid.
READ MORE: 66-year-old woman shares youthful transformation but gives warningHow to look younger“This will only draw attention to lips looking ‘pinched’ or lipstick bleeding and ‘feathering’ into wrinkles around the lips.”
But she doesn’t suggest forgoing lip colour entirely, but rather use a light pink, peach or beige lipstick.
Topping this up with a clear lip gloss will then make “lips look fuller and more hydrated”.
Finally, Pauline advised older ladies to stay away from heavy foundation and concealer, instead going for lighter options.
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Pauline said: “Avoid cream pan stick or thick stick concealers. These types are concealers are better reserved for younger skin.
“For older skin, and for a fresher look, it would be better to use a lightweight liquid concealer under the eyes to avoid the concealer looking ‘caked’.
“Hydrating lightweight foundations/tints/serums are better for older skin rather than medium to heavy cream, powder or liquid foundations.
“Older skin tends to be dry and flaky so heavy foundations will only emphasise this.”
BB and CC creams are other options for those who want some lightweight coverage and a flawless finish.
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