When we were in our 20s, we could pull off pretty much every makeup look we tried. Our taut, wrinkle free skin made it easy for us. We were probably more daring and we just didn't care quite so much either but we applied our makeup and stepped out of the door, and embraced life often with confidence.
As we age, our facial features change, our skin isn't as taut and we can sometimes spend too much time wondering if we have got the look right or if we are too old for a certain look, or am I applying this right? Where do you go for makeup advice and products to suit your skin and your age?
Here at Jersey Beauty Company, we love Studio 10 makeup. Studio 10 was created by Grace Fodor. Her makeup solutions offer ‘quick-fixes’ with clever age perfecting and skin perfecting products to help women look and feel confident and beautiful in their own skin. The products can be used by women of any age. In the Studio 10 range, you will find makeup that corrects, conceals highlights and flatters all skin types.
We have found 3 Studio 10 products that address the 3 essential makeup tricks that every woman should know….
1. Eyeshadow primer is essential
When it comes to make up, it really is all about the eyes. Your eyes are beautiful, that is 100% true. Accentuating your eyes is key to any makeup look, we all know this. When you spend time carefully putting your eye makeup on, you want it to last all day right? The best way to ensure that your eye makeup stays put throughout the day or evening is to start with an eyeshadow primer.
Eyeshadow primer prepares the skin creating a smooth finish for the eyeshadow to sit on top of. As we age, the skin on our eyes starts to wrinkle which means that eyeshadow can sometimes look uneven, smudge and fade quicker. Starting with a primer means that coverage is even. The primer will also bind the eyeshadow pigments so they stay on for longer.
Studio 10 ‘Eyes to Mesmerise’ kit contains all you need to create flawless eye makeup that stays plus it contains all you need for instantly wider and brighter looking eyes. This is a win in my opinion! One simple palette that can prep my eyes and take my look from day to evening plus making me look brighter eyed sounds fabulous to me.
Along with the palette the kit contains brushes specially designed for applying eyeshadow with.
You can buy Studio 10 ‘Eyes to Mesmerise’ kit with a fabulous 50% off. You won’t find this kit anywhere else because it is exclusive to Jersey Beauty. The contents of this kit usually costs £84 and you can buy it now for just £34! That’s an amazing saving of 60% for high quality eye makeup
Eyes to MesmeriseUltimate Pro Eye KitMakeupSet: £34.00
In the kit you will get:
Visible Lift I-Radiance palette- This all-in-1 palette includes a primer and four timeless, ultra-wearable shadows that instantly illuminate, shape and define.
Double-Ended Shadow Brush -100% vegan, pro-quality double ended eye shadow brush for perfect precision, shaping and blending.
Creating instantly brighter, lifted and wide-awake eyes is easy with ‘Eyes to Mesmerise’
Step 1 - Pat primer over whole lid for smooth, long-last wear of eye shadow
Step 2 - Smooth highlighter below brow line an inside inner corner of eyes to give a lift effect
Step 3 - Sweep the soft shimmer shadow over whole lid to brighten eye area
Step 4 - Smudge the pearlescent nude through socket line to enhance the natural shape of your eye
Step 5 - Glide the dark matte shadow along upper and lower lash line to define natural contours
Achieve effortless, effective and beautifully enhancing eye makeup that will stay in place - all eyes will, most certainly, be on you!
2. Highlight key areas
When your complexion is looking dull, tired and a little lacklustre, a touch of highlighting is needed. You are probably thinking, what does highlighting do? What do I use to highlight and where do I put it?
Highlighting lifts a complexion and accentuates certain features in a natural subtle way. Highlighting can give your face a glow and it's actually really easy to do. You start with either a moisturised face with your favourite foundation or just a moisturised face if you want a really natural look. Studio 10Perfect Bronze Glow-Plexion is a liquid bronzer that can be used as a highlighter. It blends and buffs to a seamless finish and contains light reflecting pearls to flatter your complexion.
It’s really simple to use. The key areas to highlight are the cheekbones, top of forehead, temples and bridge of your nose. You simply dot some onto those areas and either using a brush, blend in or push gently with your finger until it is blended. The addition of Perfect Bronze Glow-Plexion as a highlighter will subtly lift your complexion and restore a glow, a healthy look to your skin.
Perfect Bronze Glow-Plexion can actually be worn alone, applied with or over your moisturiser or on top of foundation. It's really versatile and will lift your look however you choose to wear it.
Perfect Bronze Glow-Plexion is available to buy as part of Studio 10 ‘Get your Glow On’ kit which is available at Jersey Beauty with a fabulous 50% off! You can buy it now for just £37 (RRP £74). At such amazing value, you will kick yourself later if you don’t bag yourself one of these fabulous kits.
In addition to the Perfect Bronze Glow-Plexion that you can use as a highlighter or on its own, you get…
Lip Perfecting Balm Gloss triple action lip treatment, balm and gloss soothes, smooths and refines while enhancing with a supremely flattering warm peachy-gold hue.
This kit alone contains all you need for a fresh and radiant makeup look!
Get Your Glow OnUltimate Complexion Pick Me UpMakeupSet: £37.00
3. Outline the lips
Sadly, our lips do thin as we get older so to achieve a fuller looking lip, it’s important to outline the lips. It’s really easy to do and will give your lips a defined, naturally full look that is luscious, even if you don’t usually wear lip liner.
Studio 10 have made it easy and fuss free using Age Reverse Perfecting Lip Liner. This lip liner has 2 ends. A dusky rose pink end and nude, neutral end. Here is how you line your lips for a fuller look.
Using the dusky pink end, you outline the edge of the whole of your lip line. The dusky pink colour will match your lip colour so it won’t be obvious. This step will also give a definite edge to your lips and will stop bleeding or feathering of any lip colour you will add after. It might take a bit of practice but you will get the hang of this! You might find it easier drawing little lines and then joining them up.
Then using the other end of the lip liner, you are going to highlight certain parts of your lip to create a fuller look. Apply the nude shade to the edge of the middle of your top and bottom lips and shade the outer corners of the lips. Smudge to blend in.
To finish the look simply apply lip gloss or lipstick to complete your look. There you have fuller, more youthful looking lips!
You can buy Age Reverse Perfecting Lip Liner as part of a Studio 10 kit that is exclusive to Jersey Beauty with 50% off! Pucker Up kit is now only £22 (RRP £44)
In this lip plumping kit you will get:
Age Reverse Perfecting Lip Liner - Unique 2-in-1 lip treat and liner conditions, smooths and lines lips with a healthy flush of colour. Shortcut to naturally defined, fuller and more shapely lips.
Lip Perfecting Plumping Gloss in ‘Rose’ - Ultimate treat for dry, dehydrated lips! This 3-in-1 lip treatment, balm and tinted gloss intensely nourishes, smooths and protects while enhancing lips with ultra-flattering peach-gold colour.
This duo truly is a multi-tasking invaluable gift for fuller and gorgeous looking lips!