Harsh lines, stripy make-up and block colours on the lids should be avoided as we age, as they can bring attention to crow’s feet and fine lines. Instead, use brushes that soften and disguise imperfections. Blending is key for a flawless finish, and to help make-up look more natural. Invest in a high quality eyeshadow brush instead of using fingers to apply product, as fingers can pull on the lids. A brush will help your shadow go on evenly. “The same goes for your cheeks,” says make-up artist Sophie Beddoes. “Even if you think it’s blended, do five more strokes.”
TRY: 1. Simply Essential Angled Blender Brush, $16. 2. Synergie Minerals Dual Eyeshadow/liner Brush, $30. 3. Dr.
Round Powder Brush, $71.