How to slay mak­ing ma­ture eyes sparkle and shine

Rutherglen Reformer - - The Powder Room -

I’ve been asked to ex­plain the best way to do eye make up on ma­ture eyes - which ob­vi­ously dif­fers from per­son to per­son.

How­ever, with the fol­low­ing key points to look for in your own face, this should help make life a lit­tle bit eas­ier for you.

The first thing to do is ob­serve your own eyes look­ing straight ahead into your mir­ror.

So hold it at eye level and take note of what you can see.

Can you see your eye lids, or are they hooded?

This is the most com­mon prob­lem with more ma­ture ladies.

When you lose elas­tic­ity around the eyes it causes them to droop giv­ing you a hooded eye.

It can make you look a bit tired, but all is not lost, not even close.

For­get the bits you can’t see and only fo­cus on the bits that you can.

So here is how to get the best out of your fab­u­lous peep­ers.

Ap­ply a base colour to your eye area to give a nice smooth area to work with.

Use a colour sim­i­lar to your skin tone and ap­ply plenty with a big soft brush.

Next up, ap­ply a warm neu­tral eye shade all over your eye lid.

Smudge it into the nat­u­ral crease of your eye lid.

The warm shade will en­hance your eye colour.

Don’t try to con­tour your eyes to fix the hooded ap­pear­ance, it will only make you look over done. Work with tex­ture will re­flect the light, open­ing up your eyes.

Avoid any­thing too dense or dark as it can make your lids look even heav­ier.

With a grey or warm shade, smudge the colour un­der the lower lashes.

A shadow or pen­cil are great to use, even both for a longer last­ing re­sult.

Don’t trace it all the way un­der the eyes, just the outer cor­ners.

Mas­cara is your best friend so ap­ply loads ... and then ap­ply some more!

You will prob­a­bly have read that you should avoid black mas­cara and shim­mer prod­ucts on a ma­ture eye - but I com­pletely dis­agree with both.

I find brown mas­cara looks wishy-washy, whereas black looks much more pol­ished.

Shim­mer prod­ucts do work, IF and only IF ap­plied to the cor­rect place and that is top lash line in this case.

Line your wa­ter­line with a creamy or white eye pen­cil to brighten up your eyes.

Avoid putting any­thing too brown and washed out on your lips and keep the tex­ture light with your foun­da­tion.

Ap­ply blush to the high points of your cheek bones for a lift­ing ef­fect and you are good to go.

Voila! No more tired look­ing eyes, just sparkling peep­ers that look full of life and ready to have lots of fun. If you’d like to find out more about Laura’s work, the ser­vices she pro­vides, book an ap­point­ment,have her test your prod­ucts or an­swer a make-up query, go to www. lau­radaw­sonm or con­tact her on laura@ lau­radaw­sonm

Full of char­ac­ter Ma­ture eyes look amaz­ing and can re­ally come to life

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