Fake Yourself 5 Years Younger – Part 2

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And So…Carrying on from Part 1 where I wrote about trying to outwit those beauty bloopers intent on giving our age away, I have another couple of tried and tested tricks you might like to know about…

Dot Cotton Lips. It’s a fact that as we get older our lips get thinner – and isn’t that sod’s law considering everything else we want to be thin gets fatter? It’s not fair and it’s not a good look, especially when they’re puckered too. And by that I don’t mean in a good way like ready for a snog, I mean thin crevices begin form and fray the once distinct and youthful lip line so it resembles a cat’s bum. Again, smoking is the main culprit here and if you do just one thing to towards keeping age at bay, it’s quitting the evil weed. Here’s the evidence in this pic…

TRICK: Get colour crafty and wear a shade that will give your lips a little puff of magic. Nude colours: peachy pinks and soft caramels, are much more flattering than dark or ultra bright shades on lips (and they make the teeth appear whiter too). Go for a sheer gloss or moisturising stain rather than a heavily pigmented lipstick which will stick to those unwanted lines like a fly to poo. A brilliant little must-have for your makeup bag is  Daniel Sandler’s Magic Wand, £10.50. Daniel, make up artist to the stars, developed this creamy/waxy pencil to fill in and smooth the surface of the lips so that lipstick keeps from bleeding.

Not saying you’ll get Angelina Jolie lips without visiting the surgeon but you can try Skin Doctor Instant Effect Perfect Pout, which has got some rave reviews and promises to give you a plumper, rosier kisser…it’s on my list!

Farrowed Forehead: All that serious contemplation throughout life might give us wisdom, but it also slaps blooming great rivers of wrinkles on the forehead! There’s no getting away from this one apart from succumbing to the needle but there’s a cunning little trick you might like to try…

TRICK: Botox Bangs! Sorry that I called a fringe ‘bangs’ but it alliterates really well with botox doesn’t it? Plus, in my house, due to watching Disney Channel and Nickelodeon, my Little Angel has become American through osmosis and didn’t even know what a ‘fringe’ was! To her, it’s bangs. And, according to my hairdresser, Vicky, cutting in bangs – or fringe – is a great way to freshen up your style and can make you look years younger. Unless you are ‘on trend’ to the nth degree, or under 30, you won’t be able to pull off a heavy fringe, so keep it soft and feathery like these in-the-know celebs of a certain age…

She bangs!


Flirty fringe

But before you bite the bullet and go for a fringe, you could try a clip in fringe extension first.

Of course, there are lots of other signs of ageing that we can try to improve/hide if we have the time, money, effort or inclination. But, and here’s the biggie, don’t try too hard because it can draw unwanted attention to your flaws…

Photo: gofugyourself.com

Here’s Madonna, gorgeous in her fifties, but what did she say to herself before she left the house wearing this ensemble? Slinky dress? Check. Fishnets to show off slender legs? Check. Immaculate hair and makeup? Check. Oh, and leather fingerless gloves that look completely ridiculous with the rest of my outfit and draw attention to the fact that I’ve got old, wrinkly hands that I want to cover up. C-H-E-C-K!

And if you’ve tried it all but still hate what you see in the mirror, take two of these and check your reflection in a couple of hours – you’ll soon be looking a-m-a-z-i-n-g!

Cheers beautiful!

2 thoughts on “Fake Yourself 5 Years Younger – Part 2

    1. True – smoking is bad news for lip lines but I still have some and don’t smoke – perhaps it’s my constant disapproving ‘sucking a lemon’ look I give the kids that hasn’t done my lips any favours? And yes, wearing a hat is good – we could even get away with wearing a balaclava in this weather and then we wouldn’t have to worry about wearing makeup or anything! 🙂 Have a lovely day. x

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