At least that's makeup artist Jemma Kidd's mantra and we couldn't agree more. There used to be an old wive's tale years go that once you hit a certain age you shouldn't wear makeup that contained sparkle, especially around the eye area, as it made you appear older. However, those are also the days were "sparkle particles or mica" were so big and made eyes look crepe-y. With formulations adapting as well as a change in outlook, the opportunity to have your makeup shine has never been better, no matter what age. In fact, we could all use a bit more of it in our routine.
"Shimmers reflect light and instantly brighten the eye. Select a neutral shade for a simple day look or pump up the nighttime drama with a bright shimmering shade," says makeup artist Pat McGrath. Jane Fonda, Sophia Loren, Helen Mirren and more are all beautiful women of a mature age who aren't afraid to add a litte sparkle and shine to enhace their beauty. 50 and over and want to add a little radiance to your makeup routine? These Jemma Kidd products that will do it minimally, yet efficiently are: For Eyes: Jemma Kidd's I-ris Enhancers. For Skin: Jemma Kidd's Dewy All Over Radiance. For Lips: Jemma Kidd's Hi-Shine Lip Gloss.
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They came from the heavens to taunt us with their flawless figures and goddess like facial features. I'm talking about the Victoria's Secret Angels to the likes of Miranda Kerr and Allesandra Ambrosia to name a few. I've heard insiders say these women really are perfect but everybody needs a little assistance in the skin department and the secret to these girl's luminous skin on the runway can be attributed to a product that has taken the fashion industry by storm: Rodin olio lusso Face Oil. Created by stylist Linda Rodin by chance when she mixed up an amazing concoction of blended essential oils and brought it on photo shoots to find that everyone on set had to have some!
Victoria Secret makeup artist Tom Pecheux created the model's runway glow by using Rodin olio lusso Face Oil to prep the skin prior to makeup application. Experience your own slice of heaven when you purchase this to die for Facial Oil that will moisturize and hydrate even the most lacklustre, tired skin. And can I mention the gorgeous, simple packaging guaranteed to look gorgeous in your bathroom!
I loved her in the Aliens trilogy and Gorillas In The Mist and now I love her even more for her taste in skincare. Sigourney Weaver prepped her skin for the film premiere of "Red Lights" at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival using french luxury skincare range, Patyka! Brand representative Nick Barose used an assortment of products to ensure Sigourney's skin glowed and radiated for all the paparazzi by, "prepping her skin with Patyka Huile Absolue Face & Body Serum to add hydration to the skin before applying liquid foundation." The climate at Sundance can be very harsh and drying, especially when makeup is put over it so a bit of maintenance was needed to make sure her skin stayed hydrated.
"For under eyes, prep with Patyka's Biokaliftin Radiant Eye Contour which adds hydration so your concealer won't crease. To keep the rest of the body glowing in cold weather, I gently massaged Patyka's Precious Wood Body Oil, which will add hydration and leave skin radiant."