Knowledgeable summer season make-up ideas for mature pores and skin — That’s Not My Age

Photograph: Matt Monfredi


After 30 years within the business, make-up artist Anna Durston (50) is aware of a factor or two about learn how to make girls appear and feel their finest. She has labored with high-profile names similar to actress: Jenny Agutter, journalists Laura Kuenssburg and Tina Daheley, chef Monica Galetti and meals author and broadcaster Mary Berry. She has additionally executed quite a few editorial and business shoots, and over time our paths have crossed many instances. I’ve all the time appreciated her optimistic strategy in the direction of the ageing course of and her requires better inclusivity within the business.

Anna strongly believes that magnificence and age go hand-in-hand. She urges girls to take time for themselves, spend time researching the fitting merchandise and to ask for assist or recommendation when it’s wanted. Right here she shares learn how to create a lightweight, understated make-up search for summer season:



Strive a less-products-is-more strategy in the summertime months – so there’s much less probability of make-up shifting or sweating off. I normally prep summer season pores and skin with La Roche Posay’s Toleriane Moisturiser, which I put on with a high-factor SPF (for daytime). Utilizing lighter textures permits you to construct them up as crucial. I like to recommend a tinted moisturiser to even-out discolouration and create a pure end. Nars Tinted Moisturiser is a superb all-rounder. The Max Factor Tinted Moisturiser can be simple to placed on and the worth is sensible (I exploit it on a regular basis on photoshoots). Then, add a contact of concealer right here and there, to masks any discolouration or age spots.

If it’s a very scorching and sweaty day, maintain eyeliner to a advantageous line and near the lashes to minimise smudging. I exploit Hourglass Mascara so as to add quantity, raise and separation, creating the impact of fuller wanting lashes. I all the time fill out my brows with Wunderbrow Gel – outlined eyebrows actually raise your face – it makes such a distinction.

The glow you get with a cream blush in summer season is gorgeous. I like utilizing NYX Sweet Cheeks Blush Mousse. Creamy formulations work brilliantly on mature pores and skin as a result of they don’t settle into traces like many powders do. As a last contact, I calmly mud my face with Beauty Pie One Powder Wonder. It’s a finely-milled, almost translucent powder, which takes away undesirable shine with out ‘mattifying’ the pores and skin an excessive amount of. It’s a incredible powder for older pores and skin as a result of it doesn’t really feel heavy or cake-y.

Refresh your pores and skin all through the day utilizing a pores and skin tonic or mist. I price the Kefir Tea Mist from Elemis which has a stunning gentle perfume. Maintain one in your bag for a fast spritz to nourish flushed pores and skin. To refresh your make-up, calmly mist throughout your face after which, gently use your ring finger to softly pat it round for added moisture and assist to even out your make-up once more.

On lips, a tinted balm will add moisture and a touch of color which is simple to top-up. I like a budget and cheerful Vaseline Rosy Tinted Lip Balm and all the time carry it with me – and I do know Workforce TNMA are large followers of Burt’s Bees.


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Images: Matt Monfredi