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I generally think I don't look bad for my age as I'm quite sporty and slim. But would like to look more vibrant and gorgeous. My skin care regime is alright, I think - Lancome facial wash and Boots Perfect and Protect ? day and night creams. What else could I do?
I think wearing the 'right' colours, especially next to you face i.e tops, scarves etc makes the biggest difference. I needed a colour analysis session to help me work it out. I'm a 'jewel winter' and look like death in beige and warm pastels and more vibrant and healthy in bright jewel colours or black and white. The correct tone lipstick makes a difference too.
Another vote for lipstick. I have always struggled to keep it on so after half an hour, it usually looks like I didn't bother in the first place. Got a '24 hour' Maybelline one recently and I look and feel more 'finished'.
Also have my eyebrows threaded regularly, it makes me look more open eyed somehow, even without makeup.
Make up doesn't have to take ages velourvoyager, I can slap on enough to not scare people in under 5 minutes
Thanks for the tips which have inspired me to make a little more effort.
Went out yesterday to an outdoor festive thingy and wore a bright coloured hat (which I've had in the cupboard unworn for years) and got a few compliments.Think it brightened me up and made me look 'finished'.
Also wore a little more make up- just Barbara Daly brush on stuff which takes seconds to apply, but again it made me look 'finished'.(Usually just wear mascara and lipstick which I think does me no favours).