It can be tricky to find makeup that works well with older skin.  I’ve tried lots, and I’m sad to say that the older I get, the more money I have to spend.  Drugstore foundations don’t work for me any more, and heaven forbid I try to use an inexpensive mascara.  Of course, my view on this is subjective, but I do believe there are products upon which you have to spend, and those on which you can scrimp a bit.  Here are three fantastic products that don’t cost a fortune.


As I mentioned, I have to spend a decent amount on foundation, but on brow products, I can save loads and not compromise on quality.  The Sleek Brow Kit, £8.49, comes in five flattering colours and works just as well as its more expensive counterparts.  With a powder and a setting wax, it makes quick work of shaping and defining brows.  The kit also includes two decent brushes and a set of mini tweezers.


I’ve tried many mascaras, but I’ve yet to find a budget one that works for me.  I have, though, found that I don’t need to spend a lot on lip pencils.  At £4, Avon’s Glimmerstick Lip Liner is one of the best I’ve tried.  Available in nine easy-to-wear colours and enriched with vitamin E, these work very well on mature lips and don’t accentuate vertical lines or lip texture.


Face powder is another product I can’t seem to find reasonably-priced as most leave my skin looking a bit chalky and old, but lip colour is where I can make big savings.   NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream, £5.50, is an absolute steal of a liquid lipstick.  There are a whopping 45 colour choices and the formula is brilliant.  It wears for hours and is easy to apply.  If you have sensitive lips, I’d recommend using lip balm as a primer with these.  They can be a touch drying.

Posted by:elizabeth

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