But the face that looks back at me in the mirror tells a different story. We all age, get wrinkles etc. It's not the end of the world, just part of life. You're not any less talented, gifted or compassionate etc now. Just older.
This tutorial by Lisa Eldridge is aimed at women my age. Brilliant as many makeup tutorials are by twenty-somethings. Nothing wrong with that, but what works for them may not always always work for me as we're in a different place.
Eldridge's video is great as it discusses things about beauty at this age you'd really rather not - wrinkles, facial hair, sweatiness, not being able to see well enough to do a cats eye flick - and gives some work arounds. The right makeup can take years off. Me, only better. Perfect for everyday.
But ... but ... It's so minimalist and tasteful! Sometimes that's not what's wanted. The girl who ran to Miss Selfridge to buy aubergine eyeshadow is in there. And she complained when the eyeshadow wasn't aubergine enough. For those times, there's this from Illamasqua.
In the words of Jenny Joseph's poem, Warning:
"When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple, with a red hat which doesn't go and doesn't suit me, and I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves and satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter"
If you're wearing purple and a red hat, you may as well combine it with some spangly eyeshadow and a red lip.
Thank you to Rev T for sharing my blog on Facebook and to Neil and Ros for the likes.