From time to time, as we get older, we all have those ‘pull the face up’ moments (you know the ones where you pull your eyebrows back a la Joan Collins to see what a facelift would look like).
Whilst we don’t put an age limit on beauty, we do know that sometimes we all also need those quick fix confidence tips to help us see ourselves again – not just our lines and wrinkles.
We’ve scoured and hunted out the best – just remember us when you’re asked for ID!
Wide Awake Eyes:
Makeup artist Louise Young always advises remembering to use a dab of concealer in the tear stains on the outside of your eyes where tear staining occurs for an instant lift in seconds!
Try Bobbi Brown Tinted Eye Brightener, £20.70
Sagging jowls can be the result of ageing, weight loss or gain, pregnancy or genetic, but no one likes them. Oonagh Connor suggests giving them a super-fast lift by using a contour powder, or foundation two shades darker than your skin.
Apply it where the jawline should naturally be and blend carefully downwards, then use a lighter shade just above the bring the definition in a face out. Voila – instant definition.
Try Mac Cosmetics All The Right Angles Contour Palette, £31.50
As we age, we can have problems with lost fullness in our cheeks, high colour, and lost radiance. The trick according to beauty expert and founder of Studio10, Grace Fodor is simple.
She advises firstly switching to a peach-toned blush, which is universally more flattering than high colour pink. Then, pat into the fullest parts of the cheek, directly in line with the centre of the iris and buff into the skin in circles, working out and up.
Try Studio10 Beauty, Wake Up & Glow Lip and Cheek Flush in Peach, £24
Lips are the first area to show ageing, losing fullness and definition. Whilst fillers, serums and injectable can help, they are a scary option for some.
The first step to a fullness fix is to address any dryness or flaking –an anti-ageing nourishing balm will create the perfect base.
Try Crème de Rose Smoothing Lip Balm, Dior, £20
Eyelashes become sparse as we got older. To address this we love Ru Paul’s (yes, the drag queens) best trick. Simply dot liquid liner (or Mascara on a fine brush) between the lashes for a false lash effect with no glue, and no mess.
Try Eyeko Skinny Liner, £16
A nude, champagne colour is perfect to lift the lids. Apply across from the outer corners, over the crease and up to the brow bone for an even, bright tone.
Try Kiko Water Eyeshadow in Light Gold, £7.10