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Moisturising should be a top priority. Luckily, when it comes to over 50s beauty, there are a wealth of options now. The right moisturiser will depend on your skin type, so it is often worth consulting a specialist when you need to update your skincare range - to save you getting something that won't work. Don't forget that our skintypes change over time and in different environments, so it is a good idea to do this with regular intervals. Facial oils and serums restore moisture and improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, well worth a try.
Another excellent way to give your skin a little boost and make it glow, is to include beauty supplements in your daily diet.
Primers are essential when you are older. They keep your make-up fresh for hours on end and they also keep it in place. Face primer will smooth the skin so that your foundation looks especially lovely. Eye primers stop creasing into the lines on your eyelids and also cover any discolouration, and lip primers prevent lipstick feathering into the lines round your mouth.
Uneven skin tone is more ageing than a few wrinkles. So next, cover and conceal. Foundation should cover but still look ‘glowing’ - neither shiny nor matte.
Concealer needs to be creamy and match your foundation and is essential for the inner corners of the eyes where blue areas can create a hollow-eyed look. Concealer also camouflages age spots, eye bags and blemishes. A special concealer brush can help to stipple the concealer exactly where you need it.
Use a highlighter pen on the brow bone and top of the cheeks which helps to make your eye makeup 'pop' then use a creamy blusher and put it in an arc of colour on the cheekbone under the highlighter. Pink or pinky/peachy tones are best when you are older not bronzy/orangey shades. Blush instantly makes you look healthier.
Do consider wearing a powerful lip colour - especially with subtle eye make-up. If you are not sure how to do all this, there are lots of video tutorials about how to update make-up and get the look you want.
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