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All things beauty and then some. Andrea Claire has been a hairstylist and makeup artist for 23 years now. A Canadian based in Singapore since 2007, she has appeared on Asia's Next Top Model, Yahoo Asia, Canadian Idol, So Chic and more.

Want to be a perfect beauty? There's a Plum Perfect app for that!

By Andrea Claire · August 13, 2014 · 0 Comments ·

Seriously cool.


I gave up on the selfie option because it wasn't recognizing me as a redhead but then when I loaded from my camera roll...same thing... fluctuated from 'deep brown hair' to 'soft dark brown hair'... Not quite Plum Perfect for redheads but close! 

I look fresh and super chill because this was post having the facial goddess' hands on my face. 

Plum Perfect beauty app helps you find your perfect makeup for you by scanning your face Hollywood-style, colour matching and suggesting brands from luxury to money savers to give you a day, office and glam look. You can click and drag the circles to an area of your hair, face, eyes and lips for colour matching. If you have freckles try not to hover over a freckle otherwise you'll end up with foundation that's too dark.

My 'office' look looks like it holds a Mimi potential but the glam I adore; Ladies, it's all about the choice of blue hue. 

um... I guess nothing is really perfect.

I actually love most of the recommendations regardless of being told that I have brown hair. The MAC High Strung? Brill suggestion. 

PS - the Perfect Plum beauty app is FREE right now! Get it. You'll like it. Takes a lot of guessing out for those who need the help and offers suggestions for the junkie who just wants a new addition to their arsenal. 

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DIY Dramatic Eye for NYE

By Andrea Claire · December 27, 2012 · 0 Comments ·

The end may not be near but the end of 2012 is! Why not go out with a dramatic she-BANG.

model: Sage Dakota
makeup by me

I started with basing Sage's lid with Tom Ford's Noir Absolute (below)- the texture really grips the shadow. The edges are not the easiest to blend out after the shadow is on so make sure you smudge the edges before you apply shadow especially if you want a soft edge.

Don't forget to tighten up the lash line with a fine brush - details Ladies - we don't want floating lashes!

Tom Ford Beauty Noir Absolute For Eyes  $35.00 USD at Neiman Marcus BTW - you could wear this on it's own on your lid dragging it out like a smudged cat's eye which will give you a grungy Rockstar look or simply use it as a liner.

Tom Ford Beauty Eye Color Quad, Crushed Amethyst  $75.00 USD at <a target="_new" href="http://www.shopstyle.com/browse?fl=r6&pid=popsugar&pdata=354512&pid=popsugar&pdata=354512&pid=popsugar&pdata=354512&pid=popsugar&pdata=354512">Neiman Marcus


  1. I applied the highlighter (top left from the quad) to the inner corner of the eye
  2. The matte colour (bottom right) I applied into the crease and blended up to the brow bone
  3. The brighter amethyst (bottom left) I applied onto the lower lash line and swept across the lid

Eye Brows in Brunette  $15.00 USD at M·A·C was used for a slight fill in.

L'Oreal Double Extend Lash Extension Effect Mascara $9.99 USD at Ulta - Sage has killer lashes so I didn't use the primer on her.

Because everybody and their daughter wants to contour these days... Sage's base was a combination of FACEatelier Ultra Foundation in 0+, 2 and 4.

Powder Blush / Pro Palette Refill Pan  $17.00 USD at M·A·C

I used MAC Cosmetics Azalea blush (pictured) and then blended the crap out of it - then blended some more... and then some more... the colour is really strong for pale skin but I love it!

Lip Lacquer  $24.00 USD by NARS Cosmetics in Chelsea Girls to finish off the look. I am LOVING this lip pot and just may have to snag some other colours. The texture goes on smooth but not sheer.

If the blush is a little too 80s for you, choose a softer colour or skip blush altogether.

This was the back of Sage's hair - I'll tell you how to do this chic deconstructed updo soon!

[Sage will be off to college soon and #stuffZoiesays is a little too young for these beauty blog posts of mine...I'll have to stockpile a bunch of posts with Sage or recruit more volunteers!]

Nearly Nude!

By Andrea Claire · August 29, 2012 · 0 Comments ·

Not 100% naked like a Prince may be, just nearly there...

(click image to read)

Barely there makeup still needs some effort however, it would take less time to apply it than reading this article that I wrote for Motherhood magazine.

Please note: on page 2 "...using a cream blush apply blush after foundation but before setting powder, otherwise it will spill and streak." Spill should read pill as when you see pilling on your sweaters. The only thing that could spill would be a bottle of liquid or maybe my champagne did as I wrote the article and therefore accidentally wrote spill...

I'm sure you notice my love for Benefit's Creaseless Cream shadows! I mention them all the time in my blog, my articles and I own all the shades in my kit that I paid for FULL PRICE. Certainly the love is not shared with their PR department in Singapore who, despite my trying to reach out to them, constantly do not respond... I give up! But I do love the product! Birthday Suit is an amazing base colour for all - I tend to use it as a primer for all eye shadow.

Tom Ford Beauty order via Neiman Marcus but rumour has it that it is coming to Singapore (for those who are based on this tropical island like me)

Becca get via Escentials or Luxola

FACE atelier via Luxola


Josie Maran & Smashbox via Sephora (oh, another company that is like pulling teeth to connect with in Singapore...actually; I'd rather pull my teeth)

Bobbi Brown is at Tangs

Majolica Majorca and L'Oreal is at Watsons

Credits for the image above: 

Photgraphy: Alvin Tang

Hair & makeup: Andrea Claire

Model: Elizabeth D / MINT




New Work || Veux Magazine

By Andrea Claire · June 11, 2012 · 0 Comments ·

Imagine the local fish market stall owner's surprise when I asked him for fish skin. I tried to explain that it was for a photoshoot.

Not sure where I come up with my ideas. Pretty sure it's either a) from tequila or b) sleepless thinking of shoots, beauty and art.

Clicking on the images above will give you clear makeup credits. I used a collection of YABY, MAC, Benefit, Shu Uemera, FACEatelier, Make Up For Ever, L'Oreal Paris, Kryolan and MINX nails.

Note: The pinkish/red nails were a MINX knock off I found in Far East Plaza in Singapore.



View Veux online here.

Buy Veux online here.

Mascara quoted! As seen in Simply Her

By Andrea Claire · June 5, 2012 · 0 Comments ·

Special thanks to Amanda for spotting my quote in April's Simply Her magazine in Singapore and emailing it to me!

L'Oreal Voluminous Extra-Volume Collagen Mascara   $8.99 at Walgreens

I have a special place in my heart for L'Oreal Paris. I worked with them as their Canadian hair consultant leading teams for Toronto's Fashion Week and Canadian Idol. It was during that time that I fell in love with their mascara; a staple in my kit.

They're Real! Mascara j s  $22.00 by Benefit

I do have a new addition to my fave mascara list thanks to TV host Anita Kapoor.

I frequently do Anita's hair & makeup. Recently Anita [far right] was hosting for Lux [pictured above] and handed me Benefit's They're Real to use on her. I LOVED it! The tip of the wand gets right into the lash line and the inner corners, thickening and not clumpy and NO SMUDGING!

Product images via Shopstyle not as shown. OnSugar - what the heck is happening? :)

Image of Anita I swiped off of Anita Kapoor's Facebook page. [Thanks AK!]


Valentine's Beauty

By Andrea Claire · February 10, 2012 · 0 Comments ·

V-Day. Love it or hate it- there is no running from Cupid's bow unless he slaps your ass... seriously, this happened to me on a blind date.

Picture this: Girl/Boy [actually woman/man], blind date: Snowy park, icicles hanging from the trees, moonlit; taking a cute little dog for a walk.

Romantic right? Pffft, anything BUTT... My  'date' was walking so fast, I  called out sarcastically  'I apologize as I can't  seem to keep up with your pace.'

He stopped. Waited for me to catch up

and then...

Proceeded to smack my ass telling me that I could 'make it up to him later'! Seriously. It happened. So NOT kidding. Wish I was.

I left. I bet he is still single.

I can't tell you how to behave on a date. Hopefully the above anecdote will give some guys an idea of what NOT to do.

While you're at it, buy her a vacuum cleaner... [image shared via EpicMakeup's FB]

Beauty wise, I can help you out. Here are some tips to get you from A to V [Day].


In February our skin is rejuvenating from the dryness of winter, give a gentle helping hand in restoring the lustre and texture while evening out skin tone. Choose a base that has both coverage and healing qualities. Try Dermalogica’s Treatment Foundation. Apply with a foundation brush for an air-brushed quality skin.

Why not get NAKED! The coveted palette by Urban Decay can be used for all your beauty looks from sweet & innocent to trashy vixen to naughty secretary ... sorry I mean 'naughty administrative assistant'

As if getting NAKED the first time wasn't enough... NAKED 2. [PS Thanks U.D for your invite to your recent artist event here in Singapore... Oops! I mean 'not'... I give you loads of love and you show nothing in return. Oh, well. I try to show unconditional love...]

Save water, shower with a friend! Whether rekindling the fire, on a first date set or after a successful date *wink* get luxurious tangible skin with The Body Shop Chocomania collection, from body scrubs to shower gels to body butters. With a universal appeal, chocolate tempts and tantalizes the senses.

Before you pucker up, lacquer up. Date night is a great night to get all dolled up, whether with an old or new flame; just remember – unless you are dating Joe Dirt, eat like a lady and choose your meal wisely. If you are wearing dark lip colors avoid the rack of ribs. The grease in the ribs will break down your makeup causing it to smear and bleed. Try NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencils


Today there is more focus in the manicure department. Women are more than ever seeing nails as an accessory that is the perfect polishing to any outfit. You can opt for a simple manicure or why not ask you nail tech for the latest ½ moon manicure done in contrasting colors? A pink ½ moon finished with red or a MINX manicure in Red Cheetah or metallic hearts on red (shown).

Need a gift idea? This is a MUST see. All you need is a pair of his underwear and your face. Never bored with the artofdoingstuff

"Andrea Claire is a magician with a brush"

By Andrea Claire · January 24, 2012 · 0 Comments ·

During the December holidays Luxola & Francisca were holding a holiday beauty and fashion event and asked if I wanted to be on-hand to give some makeup tips to the attendees; mais oui! Expat Living then asked if they could pop by and gather some info for their readers. You know me - happy to share and who doesn't love a makeover!

Just out in time to celebrate Chinese New Year:


As seen in Expat Living's Style & Beauty Guide 2012

As seen in Expat Living's Stye & Beauty Guide, 2012! Why thank you EL for that lovely compliment!

PS: One teeny tiny correction: I did not do Natalie Imbruglia's makeup in the past. I did her manicure on a L'Oreal commercial and assisted  Max, the hair guy... who was putting her hair in a ponytail. LOL. He did not need me. I had worked on two of the L'Oreal spots that Natalie was in that year. She was such a joy! The above pic from left to right: Nat's assistant, Natalie, Max and moi. [So sorry to not use her assistant's name but this was YEARS ago... 2002?? I forget - aging curse] Her makeup artist was Collier Strong, a very sweet guy who has been a L'Oreal official mua for years.

Yes - I have done hair & makeup for tons of A-listers but I cannot take credit for coiffing up Natalie. My celeb portfolio here.

Side note: I was the L'Oreal Paris hair consultant in Canada and creative directed the hair team for 3 seasons of fashion week and 2 seasons of Canadian Idol, both L'Oreal Paris sponsored events.


Best Makeup Products 2011

By Andrea Claire · December 24, 2011 · 0 Comments ·

My lists for Best Hair and Best Skincare were kept at a list of 10ish; I fear this list will be longer so I will break it down into sections. Bear with me. [A sampling as to why you should believe me here.]


Laura Mercier Foundation Primer $30.00 USD at Bergdorf Goodman

Laura Mercier's foundation primer was the first I used and although I have tried and liked many others, hers is by far the best. Creating the ultimate canvas for foundation and makeup. Apply over moisturizer or onto clean skin before a Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer or foundation.

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer SPF 15 $17.00 USD at Sephora

Another Primer that I have tried and like. The price point is more affordable than Laura Mercier and really, there isn't a big difference in results.

**Use Primers sparingly as some formulations if you use too much it will cause foundation to pill. You only need a pea-size for your entire face.


Foundations: I give you my top 3 as I can't settle on just one.

FACEatelier Ultra Foundation. I bet you saw that coming. I first used this since 2004 on Stylin' Gypsies and have been hooked ever since. Excellent coverage that still looks like your skin and not heavy.

Stila Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer Oil-Free SPF 20 $32.00 USD at Sephora

A lightweight, tinted moisturizer infused with protective SPF 20. What it does: This oil-free, water-resistant tinted moisturizer helps skin look softer and younger with micro-fine light diffusing pigments. Perfect for daily use, it creates a sheer wash of natural color and helps diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles.


Rae Cosmetics Climate Control a semi-sheer foundation with SPF that is heat and sweat-proof. Developed by Austinite Rochelle Rae in the heat of Texas. You have to work to blend quickly as this foundation sets pretty fast but once it's on it ain't goin' nowhere.

Concealers / Under-Eye Brighteners

These to me fit in the same category and not because they are the same thing but because if you have very little baggage under your eyes you may just require an under-eye brightener. Or if you look like you have excess then you may need to dab some brightener on top of your concealer.

By Terry Touche Veloutee, $55 USD is a new find for me. I LOVE it. Makeup Artist, Terry de Gunzburg developed YSL Touche Eclat [which is meh for me; I find the texture chalky] and now has her own line. If you are an Eclat-fan then the transition is a must for you. If you were like me and meh on the Eclat then this is definitely a no-brainer.

Amazing Cosmetics A Little Amazing Light Golden 0.2oz $28.00 USD at SkinStore

This concealer erases dark circles, blemishes, broken capillaries, sun damage and redness with only using tiny amounts of product.Called the ""magic eraser"" by beauty insiders, Amazing Concealer will transform your skin... into Amazing skin.""

I've tried this once feeling and seeing the results immediately. So - keeping in mind that I just bought it and haven't thoroughly tested it yet - but the results at first sight were amazing.


Soap & Glory Trick And TreatmentTM Double-Action Under Eye Dark Circle Corrector $18.00 USD at Sephora

It features a special yellow pigment mix to neutralize dark purple under eye circles. The formula also includes soft-focusing spheres to instantly minimize fine lines and clinically-tested levels of HALOXYL™ dark-circle -lightening peptides. What else you need to know: HALOXYL helps mobilize sluggish, dark under-skin pigment. It works by slowly attacking the root of dark circles while instigating a quick cover up.

Yup. It works. One shade though... any darker skin lovelies care to comment?

Master corrector $36.00 USD at Giorgio Armani

Corrective concealer in four color-balancing shades designed to target specific complexion concerns. Exclusive micro-fil technology allows for targeted correction, visibly concealing imperfections while light-reflecting pearls impart a halo of light imparting a seamless, flawless facial canvas. Corrective concealer shades include:

  • 1. pink: counteracts sallow, dull skin and effectively corrects yellow and olive pigmentation.
  • 2. orange: targets olive or darker skin tones to conceal under-eye circles, freckles, dark spots and hyper-pigmentation.
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**Normally at this stage you would lightly powder. I'm not a powder fan. My opinion: it's the most over-used makeup. If you want to age yourself use powder. It accentuates fine lines and makes the skin look dry. I use FACEatelier's Translucent powder SPARINGLY.


Sheer Bronzer $48.00 by Giorgio Armani at Saks Fifth Avenue

Great for sculpting! Create the glow of sun-kissed skin with Sheer Bronzer, a soft micro-fine bronzing powder. Copper and bronze hues warm skin, creating a sculpted glow with shimmering, honey highlights. All skin types.

Soap & Glory Solar Powder cheap and cheerful at 11 pounds... which is what in USD?? $22- ish? [insert Barbie beauty math here]

This comes with a subtle highlighter too so easy-peasey for scuplting. Subtle, blends as you apply so you won't look like an aging 80s rockstar.

LOVE Soap & Glory products. Every one I have tried I have kept in my box o'beauty.


FACEatelier Facade is a beautiful blush that blends out to a wash of colour. Great blendibility so you aren't playing beat the clock trying to blend.

NARS Powder Blush Cheek Color, Orgasm $27.00 USD by NARS at Beauty.com

Um. Yeah... as the name would imply... a beautiful just got laid colour.... If only there was a hair equivilent... Ladies, you know what I mean; show of hands if you actually have had sex with the intention of getting that look... come on... don't be shy...yay, me neither. *wink*

If you are lucky you can grab a limited edition NARS Danmari All About Cheeks Palette $65.00 USD. Long story but I have 2 - that I paid for, NARS shows me no makeup artist love. All of these colours are wearable for everyone and a must-have for beauty pros. If you do a lot of bridal makeup click order now.


Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow/Liner $19.00 USD at Benefit

The only downfall with this product is there are not enough colours. I love it. The texture is sheer but you see it. Benefit's cream shadows are a great base for any eye makeup too as it can act like a bit of a primer. I can layer many colours on top and they don't flake or crease. The most used item in my kit is my Benefit Creaseless Eyeshadow in Birthday Suit. Need a smoky eye? Here.

M·A·C Eyeshadow $15.00 USD by M·A·C at Nordstrom

With a plethora of colours you can't go wrong when looking for a new shadow hitting the MAC counters. One of my FAVE colours of all time is SHROOM. A great champagne colour for the inner eye, brow arch and anywhere else you want a smidge of a highlight.

Yaby Cosmetics has many wonderful things in their line and this is one of my favourite palettes. The pigments are so powerful and look so gorgeous on anyone that I work on. A must for any beauty addict.

I'm still on the search for a great black intense shadow, Any suggestions? The ones I have tried are either wimpy or shimmer. I want a great intense, I'm a goth-type black shadow. Trust me, I have tried a lot and I'd be surprised if someone can come up with one that I haven't tried. Oooo, a challenge! :)


Powerpoint Eye Pencil $15.00 USD at M·A·C

I have so many of these. I love them. They are easily blended and stay-put.

L'Oreal-Voluminous Mistake-Proof Marker Eyeliner $6.99 USD at Ulta

L ́Orèal Voluminous Eyeliner Mistake-Proof Marker has an exclusive Slanted Applicator that provides a flow that is controlled and continuous allowing you to line your eyes perfectly every time.For a soft look, use the pointed tip to draw a thin, fine line.For a more dramatic look, use the slanted side to draw a thick, full line.The fragrance-free formula is water-resistant and won¿t smudge, fade, or smear for all-day wear, up to 12 hours.Ophthalmologist and allergy tested, this eyeliner is suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.Removes easily with eye makeup remover. (.056 oz)

D) All of the above. It's amazeballs. Buy it.

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner $21.00 USD Sephora

Get the precision of a liquid liner with the ease of a gel-based formula. The eyeliner glides on smoothly and precisely, then quickly dries down to a long-wearing, water-resistant finish. Also an Allure Best of Beauty Award Winner.



L'Oreal Voluminous Dramatic Volume Building Mascara $6.99 USD at Ulta for bold and beautiful lashes, with dramatic volume.

I first tried this when I was the L'Oreal Paris lead hairstylist for Canadian Idol. L'Oreal was uber generous with their products and I could have opened up my own shop with the product they supplied us for Idol [I led hair for L'Oreal Paris Fashion Week in Toronto for 3 seasons too] I came away with much love for L'Oreal Paris and this mascara is my kit staple.

Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara

$5.99 by Revlon at Target

I have been trying this mascara lately. I have the brownish-black - normally I wear black as I find the brown/ brown-blacks not intense enough, This colour has depth and when I wear it I don't feel the urge to grab my black mascara. Easy to apply and zero under-eye bleeding or smudging. I love the volume I get too - much needed for my aging lashes. *sigh*

Majolica Majorca. Good luck finding this is North America as I don't think it's available there. Anyone?

I love the brush - you can get right to the roots with no fuss.

Lip Liners

Yes - they can look harsh but they do have a purpose especially with the red lips trending right now.

Givenchy Lip Liner

$24.50 USD by Givenchy at Sephora A long-lasting, waterproof lip liner pencil with sharpener. Literally glides onto lips without feathering as it provides a precise line. Enriched with vitamin E, the formula protects lips while skin conditioners retain moisture.

Honestly Givenchy, you need more colours. You have the best lip liners but I need more colours!

MAC Lip Pencil $14.00 USD at Dillard's

Where Givenchy fails in colours MAC wins! Everyone knows MAC for their vast colour range. I find the pencils a smidge dry, I'd like to see a reformulation with some slight added moisture then they would be perfect!


The best neutral goes to Bobbi Brown for the lip colour in Beige. It is wearing out from my 1991 Anniversary palette. One of her original colours so happy to know that it's not a limited edition and I can snag a full tube anytime. A great colour wearable for so many women.

Julie Hewett Noir Lipstick $22.50 USD at Anthropologie

This double-pigmented formula is blended with healing camellia oil and essence of rosebud, for color that will stay on your lips for hours but never dry them out.This claim is so ridiculously true. These lipsticks are genius. I don't know how she did it but the pigments are so vivid and stunning. I use them on shoots, brides and myself. They last longer than the Energizer Bunny.


Jemma Kidd Makeup Dewy Glow Dewy Glow All Over Radiance Creme, Iced Gold $30.00 USD at Beauty.com

Hands-down the BEST highlighter I have ever used. I have tried others that come close but this one I will cry if Jemma Kidd ever discontinues it. A little goes a long way. When you apply this turn your head slowly in the light to see how it catches the light. You want to see it as you turn not when you are static. If you see a lot of highlight staying still then you have applied way too much and then you will just look sweaty Betty.


There's my list!

What are your faves?? Anyone hate anything on the list? Not sure who could possibly but if it doesn't work for you tell me why - maybe it's your technique and I can happily help correct it.


Mascara Review: Ex Volume Cyber Colors

By Andrea Claire · September 17, 2011 · 0 Comments ·


Ex Volume Cyber Colors Mascara

I'll start off by telling you that I don't like this mascara.

Why? It bleeds. Smudges all down under my eyes and for a 'waterproof' mascara? Hm.

Now before you read my review on  this mascara you need to take note:

  1. I allowed time for my skincare/eye creams to absorb fully before I applied the mascara. Why? Creams that are very emollient, if not given the time to absorb can breakdown your makeup causing mascara, even waterproof to smudge and bleed.
  2. I curled my eyelashes which helps to keep smudging at bay.
  3. There was zero mascara on my bottom lashes.


It smudges. But here's the frustrating thing: The smudges wouldn't budge so I had to get eye makeup remover for them.

What did I like? The packaging is schwank. The pigment is nice. I rate it 1 out of 5.

Mascaras are overpriced where I live, Singapore. I bought this mascara at Sasa on recommendation by the shopgirl.  $21.70 USD! For a mascara... that smudges... BTW: the cheap [not in Singapore] and cheerful Maybelline Great Lash. Same problem. It smudges. I stopped using that in grade 8, aka a loooong time ago.

What does Negative Nancy fancy?

L'Oreal Voluminous. It's the best. I try others but always go back to my kit classic. I don't even use the waterproof and it never smudges. Sorry Singapore: it's not here... should be.... I love it so much that L'Oreal Canada invited me to be quoted for the 20th Anniversary! {Go ahead click and read.


Beauty For Every Age

By Andrea Claire · May 9, 2011 · 0 Comments ·

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Often I am asked by women ‘I just turned XX on my birthday, should I be changing my makeup habits?’


Such a fabulous question!

 Age appropriate makeup, like a hemline, needs to be adjusted with age. Your actual age, your physical age and your emotional age all factor into your beauty dos and don’ts.

For example – let’s say you are 50 but often mistaken for 30. Yes, you may get away with a younger beauty look but you should still tone down the glitter. Sorry – we don’t make the rules, we just play by them. It can work in the opposite direction too, i.e.: if you are 25 mistaken for 40 you may need to cut down on the compact powder or at least stop reapplying every thirty minutes.

When In Your:

20s: The beauty world is your oyster. Hate to break it to you, but this is the last decade that you can embrace all things beauty from bright pigment, shimmer, sparkles to frosty makeup; just don’t wear it all at once.

Try MAC Cosmetics eye shadow in Aqua from the Fashion Flower collection.

Bronzers are great for you 20-somethings too, especially if you are blessed with flawless skin. Try a light buff of bronzer paired with your bright eye color and lip gloss will get out the door in less than 10 minutes looking Fashionista fabulous!

Try Rae Cosmetics Endless Summer Mineral Bronzer

TIP: Club makeup and job interview makeup are not the same unless you are interviewing in a club. To get the stubborn sparkles from the night before off your skin use a little scotch tape.

30s: If you have taken care of your skin up to now, good for you; on the other hand, it’s not too late to start with magic creams. Makeup applies better and lasts longer with a smooth canvas.

 "By the mid 30’s, women start to acquire a more sculpted beauty. With greater confidence and knowledge, make-up becomes less experimental and a more refined looks evolves. As you reach your later 30’s, switch from out-and-out glitz to subtle shimmers that are more flattering and won’t accentuate any fine lines around the eyes. There is no need to stop wearing strong colors, though." Jemma Kidd, International makeup artist


Try Dermalogica’s Treatment Foundation that has light to medium coverage with skincare benefits including Vitamin A that helps to increase skin elasticity, reversing signs of premature aging.

On the eyes try Too Faced Romantic Eye Palette, all the colors you need for pretty, soft and (when you need) sexy eyes.

40s: As fine lines may be digging their Louboutins in a little deeper, be aware that some makeup is no longer flattering on your skin; opt for liquid foundations versus powders. Avoid frosty, silvery and white eye shadows; in fact, note that frosty makeup will actually age you! Use cream shadows that are crease-free and try for a more neutral color palette on the eyes which is more complimentary. Cream shadows can also be used alone or as primers to build powder on top avoiding the dry-crepey look.

Try Stila Prime Pot in Taffy or Caramel.

Finish off your neutral eye with L’Oreal Paris Double Extend Eye Illuminating Mascara, formulated to enhance your eye color with two simple steps: a light-reflecting lengthening black mascara highlights flecks of color found in eyes, while the sphere-shaped tipping brush applies the pearl-infused top coat. Available in four shades.

"Choose a lightweight water-based foundation; it gives a more youthful dewy appearance to the skin than heavier oil-based foundations, which can settle into lines and pores. Avoid applying too much; you just want to even the skin tone. You can use a concealer for problem areas that may need a bit more coverage." Rochelle Rae, Rae Cosmetics

50s: Define Define Define is your new makeup mantra. Sharpen up your fading natural lip line and define your eyes by using brow pencils and lip pencils. Think classic Hollywood glam with semi-matte to satin finishes which work best on your skin and lips. Add a little dazzle to the eyelid and brow bone with a shadow or cream that adds a youthful glow by giving a lifting illusion.

Try Too Faced Shadow Insurance in Candlelight, an eye primer with a reflective glow diffuses fine lines and can be worn alone, especially great for a more mature woman. Touching up under the eyes and spot correcting the skin with just a concealer may be all you need then add color and radiance to your cheeks which also livens up your complexion with a long-wearing blush.

Try Anti-Aging Concealer SPF 20 and Cellular Radiance Cream Blush, both La Prairie .

60s+: Borrowing from the 50s, define and add in a brighter creamy lip. Bright corals, pinks and even reds will brighten you up. If your skin is getting quite wrinkled be mindful of your foundation color (too light and you can look chalky), texture and blending – tinted moisturizers or liquid foundations are best for your skin blending with a foundation brush.

Try La Prairie Anti-Aging Hydra Tint SPF 20 that contains an extract from a salicornia plant and sunflower seed oil which increase skin’s moisturization while an anti-aging peptide helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

 To add some color try MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in Ever Hip from the Fashion Flower collection.

Every new decade rethink your look. Consider booking a private lesson with a pro to get your bespoke day and night looks created just for you!

This article by Andrea Claire [moi] was originally written for austinwoman magazine.


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