You lapped up my advice about how to look good in your 40s last week (yes, Cougar Town has had an effect on us all) so now I thought I'd share some makeup tips for mature skin. Because, let's face it, even if you're in your 20s, you'll be displaying several signs of premature ageing thanks to some slightly aggressive wine inhalation on the weekend. Will we never learn.
Forgo the frosting: You can still have it on cupcakes, just not in your compact. Frosting and shimmer work their way into any and all minor creases that your skin has. Moral of the story: after your 20s, frosty makeup is not your friend.
Make the move to matte: It's not like you can't still enjoy yourself, there are heaps of matte shadows and lipsticks on the market. Try Revlon Matte Eyeshadows ($19.95 each) which are really wearable (Rich Sable is my favourite for everyday wear) or Clinique Colour Surge Eye Shadow Stay Matte ($33), both of which do an expert job of erasing lines and wrinkles. I swear by them.
Keep lips nude: A dark lipstick is a no no for lined mouths—it calls for all kinds of bad attention, so keep lips in the neutral colour family.
And you know by now that, when it comes to makeup application, the base is the most important thing. I don't need to remind you (again) that healthy, radiant skin is the key trend to come out of A/W 2010 so stick to your skincare regimen and most importantly, keep the hydration coming through regular moisturising.