Makeup artist Mary Greenwell, who has worked on many famous faces including Diana Princess of Wales and Gywneth Paltrow, has teamed up with beauty writer Jo Fairley to launch a new online makeup tutorial series. This is a series with a difference as it's aimed specifically at ladies who are 50+.
I think makeup is important to women of all ages. I know personally that makeup has become more important to me now I'm in my mid-30's and looking to disguise and enhance rather than look 'done'. It can be tricky to get the right balance though and I suspect what works for me in my 30's, won't work as well in my 50's. Online tutorials are a great way to improve your techniques too. I'm too shy to ask for help at counters and I have learned most of what I know watching YouTube videos and reading blogs. I'm sure I'm not alone in this either!
The weekly makeup-masterclass series with Mary and Jo starts today on www.high50.com. The first in the series tackles how to apply foundation and concealer. I think the key tips here for me are matching your foundation to your neck and to use a light-reflective concealer on the undereye area. I know that often there is a temptation to cover up the discoloration under the eye with something more opaque but I also know that, even at my age, less is more as otherwise you draw attention to lines and wrinkles around the eyes.
Do you have any makeup tips for more mature skin?