Glam Looks for Every Age
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When choosing glamorous makeup looks, there’s no reason your age should limit you. And we’re here to tell you that whatever you’ve heard about makeup looking ‘too old’ or ‘too young’ for you is history! There are tonnes of makeup looks that every age and skin type can work – and here’s a round-up of our favourites.
Glamorous Makeup Looks
The Red Lip
Can a red lip ever really go out of fashion? Regardless of age, a red lip is timeless and can dress up any look. So team a red lipliner with your favourite red lipstick and keep them as staples in your makeup bag to see you through any occasion that life throws your way.
TRY: Clarins Velvet Lip Perfector, £20.50, if you prefer a matte finish. For something a little shinier, try Clarins Joli Rouge Brillant in Joli Rouge, £24. Want to add a dash of high-shine red? Try Clarins Lip Comfort Oil in Strawberry, £21.50.
The Bronze Glow
A faux glow can instantly perk up any complexion, and the right shade and finish of bronzer for your skin type are essential if you want to nail that classic bronze goddess look. For a fail-safe bronze, use a two-tone matte bronzer, like Clarins Ever Bronze Compact Powder, £30, which will allow you to customise your shade, along with a dusting of a soft-focus highlighting powder, like Beauty Pie Triple Beauty Perfect Glowy Powder, £30, to accentuate the inner corners of the eyes, cupid’s bow and upper cheek bones.
The Smoky Eye
The beauty of a classic smoky eye is that it can be as dramatic or as subtle as you want, and as long as the shade of smoke that you are using suits your eye colour, it will never go out of style.
TRY: Natasha Denona Mini Xenon Eyeshadow Palette, £24, which contains a range of dark greys and light silvers to create the ultimate multidimensional smoky eyes.
The Nude Lip
Whether it’s for every day or a night on the town, a nude lip is a simple universal lip hue guaranteed to go with anything. We love Clarins Joli Rouge Lipstick range, which offers a nude for every skin tone. For light complexions, opt for a pink-toned hue, such as Clarins Joli Rouge Velvet Lipstick in Sandy Pink, £24. If you have a medium skin tone, you can’t go wrong with a shade like Nude Brick. For darker and black skin tones, experiment with darker neutral shades such as Grenadine or Nude Brick.
Natural Eye Make-up
If you want a timeless makeup look that won’t go out of fashion, look no further than a natural eye. Invest in a palette that will cover every shade you need, such as Morphe 35O Supernatural Glow Artistry Palette, £25. Or add a pop of eye gloss on the lids for extra dimension.
Glitter & Shimmer
Who says you have to be a teenager to rock glitter? Shimmery shades with specks of glitter can amp up the glam of any look, and will accentuate your features nicely for a special occasion. We love the Clarins Ombre 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette, £36, which packs four shimmering shades into one handy little palette – so you’re covered whether you want something subtle or plan to go all-out glitz and glam.
Forget what you’ve heard about teaming the same colour on your pout and your lids being ‘too much’. A tonal look is perfect for anyone – whether you like sporting browns, corals or pinks. Simply match your eye and lip colour, and opt for a light version of the same hue when it comes to your blusher or bronzer shade.
Curled Bambi Lashes
Did you know that one of the best ways to open up mature eyes is to use an eyelash curler? If you’re going for a wide-awake look at any point, make an effective lash curler, like Dose Of Lashes ProLash Curler, £10, and a curling mascara such as Clarins Supra Lift & Curl Mascara, £24, your first port of call.
How to Look Glamorous Without Makeup
You don’t need makeup to look glamorous. But if you want to take your skin to a next-level glow and look instantly more polished, why not use a glowing serum?
We love these products for an instant hit of natural glamour.