Let's get straight to the goods: Théa-fyed Makeover. I've received a few requests to do a makeover on "mature skin" - Like that would be the real challenge... I'm not sure if this is because women over 50 assume they can't look as good as a 25 year old; I disagree. There is, however, a different technique to the application of makeup for mature skin. The focal points are different, and there are certain products to avoid (for example, shimmer is bad... It draws attention to creases). I don't think laugh lines need to be hidden... I in-fact love them, and think they show a life well lived... Obviously I'm not gonna say that wrinkles are hunky-dorey, as I've recently seen the sprouting of a few of my own, and was none too pleased; however, aging gracefully is an art, and one that doesn't have to (and really should not IMHO) involve heavy duty surgery; I think face-lifts make everyone look like a cat - A scary cat. Behold the Théa-fication of another beautiful woman... My mum. She has bravely allowed me to post a photo of her sans a stitch of makeup (it has been surprising how unwilling some people are to be photographed without makeup... Hard for me as I want to start posting more of my makeovers), and depict the process of the application. My darling mum happens to be turning 60 (don't worry she has given me permission to reveal her age - she's not gonna slaughter me later), and has not had an ounce of Botox or any of that jazz. Wholly Santa Shiz she's a gorgeous specimen.
|I added some MAC Bronzer and|
highlighted her cheekbones with NARS Copacabana
|For the eyes, I smudged black eyeliner (Stila kajal eyeliner in onyx),|
added some depth with MAC eyeshadow in Saddle,
and highlighted with MAC eyeshadow in Ricepaper.
I finished off the look off with some black mascara (Covergirl Lash Blast)
|I finish off the look with some rosey lipstick and that's it!!|
Wow she's a gorgeous lady!! Love her :)
Mature skin is beautiful. Mature people can be annoying.