Are you wearing the correct makeup colours?

Eye makeup for older women

The not so chic look sans any makeup. I love makeup, always have since my early teens. Every morning I make myself a cup of tea and then retire to the bathroom to “do my face”. I am an early riser and love this quiet time before the busy day gets going, despite the fact that I mostly work at home I don’t feel put together without my foundation, mascara and lippie.

I was therefore thrilled to be invited to visit the LookFabulousForever shop in Wimbledon and have a makeover by Tricia Cusden, the founder of LFF, the makeup and skincare range for older women. As a trained image and colour consultant I know how important it is to choose makeup that complements your skin tone.

Makeover for older women

Makeup makeover for older women

Tricia showing me how to blend my foundation to get a smooth finish.

Tip: Mix the smooth silk face prime with the Continuous cover foundation on the back of your hand and then use a special foundation brush to blend into the skin. This helps the foundation to go on smoothly and to last all day and into the night.

Most skin is either warm-toned or cool-toned. Warm-toned skin has a yellow undertone and is often described as Spring or Autumn. You will look best in cream, brown, warm green, navy blue, coral pink, orange or scarlet. Cool-toned skin has a blue undertone and is often described as Summer or Winter. You will look best in pure white, grey, icy blue and pink, fuchsia, navy, purple and cherry red. These are colour choices both for clothes and for makeup.

Lookfabulousforever makeup

Look Fabulous Forever make choosing the correct colours for your skin tone easy. They have divided their makeup ranges into warm and cool palettes.

Feeling much better with “my face” on. Tricia used the No shimmer eye shade trio in cool tones. I already own this palette, however Tricia showed me a different way of applying and blending the colours which was subtle and flattering. This palette is also available in warm tones.

Make up for mature women
Tricia and I in her pretty Wimbledon shop
Skin care for older women

Taking care of your skin

Now I would like to talk about their skincare range which was very kindly gifted to me. I have been trialling the three products for over a month. My normal skincare regime would include prescribed retinol as due to my misspent youth, when I was an avid sunbather, I had to have a basal cell carcinoma removed from the tip of my nose.

For the last six weeks, I have not been using my regular skin care products and just applied the three LFF products night and morning in order to give them a fair trial.

I am very sceptical when it comes to skincare and the advertising of “miracle creams” and anti-ageing potions. When I started the trial my skin was quite dry, due to the retinol, and I had a small patch of acne rosacea around the fine lines between my nose and mouth.

I still look the same age as I did before, however the red patches around my mouth have disappeared and my skin does feel softer. Will I be putting my money where my mouth is and buying more of these products when my current supply runs out. Yes I will as I realise that my skin was lacking in moisture.

Makeup makeover for older women

If you would like to book a fun and instructive session at the LFF Wimbledon shop you will need to BOOK YOUR MAKEOVER By Appointment Only There is a £50 upfront charge redeemable against product purchases.

LFF offers fast shipping to customers in US direct from their US distribution centre.

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. I genuinely like the makeup and have used it for a couple of years. I also believe in supporting older women entrepreneurs. My makeover was complimentary and I was gifted the skincare products to test.


  1. Susan Lee
    26th February 2019 / 16:02

    Hi Josephine
    It was only this morning that I wrote a review on LLF skin care products. I have been using them for several months now,and although my wrinkles are just the same, my face is much clearer and smoother. I also use all the LLF makeup,which I love. Reading yours and Tricia’s blog each week has given me loads more confidence and all the varied subjects you cover are so interesting. Thank you so much. Xx

  2. Ellen Morris
    26th February 2019 / 16:03

    I love the LFF products and use their lipsticks and eye shadows. I even also enjoyed Tricia Cusden’s book written encouraging older women to be their best selves. I live in mid-America so I haven’t visited her shop(yet) but her online tutorials are excellent. Thank you for a great mid-winter post!

    • 26th February 2019 / 16:58

      Hi Ellen
      I forgot to say in my post that LFF now use a distribution centre in the US which makes the shipping time much quicker.

  3. Marion
    26th February 2019 / 16:14

    I will be trying the no-simmer eye shadow, as I have struggled to get this.

  4. Sara
    26th February 2019 / 16:41

    Two great 21st century women together! Lovely to see.
    I found LFF last year and my favourite is the eyebrow shaper: I can now have as much (or as little) eyebrow as I want without looking like a clown. Tricia’s take on life generally seems pretty much in tune with yours, Josephine, so no surprise to see the two of you working well together.
    More power to the pair of you!

    • 27th February 2019 / 09:36

      Thanks Sara. Yes I think our philosophy regarding ageing is similar. So any little we can do to change the attitude and perception will allow us older women to continue to live happy and fulfilled lives in whatever way we choose. I believe that how we present outselves is a small contributaray part to this greater goal.

  5. 26th February 2019 / 22:22

    I loved reading this…and seeing you two together. We will have to discuss! I started using the Clarisonic brush about 3 months ago and having been very, very skeptical of it, I adore it. I can’t believe how much makeup and dirt comes off each night. And I think it allows moisturizer to sink in better afterward. Oh, so many options. And yes, I have always loved makeup!

  6. 27th February 2019 / 07:16

    I just love both you and Tricia! Thanks for this post and your great tips for makeup.

  7. Lesley Day
    27th February 2019 / 09:27

    I read one of your previous blogs about LFF and started buying their products as a result. I must get to the Wimbledon outlet very soon for a Makeover. You look fab!

    • 27th February 2019 / 09:32

      Thanks Lesley. Enjoy your makeover. It is great fun.

  8. Margo
    27th February 2019 / 15:32

    Hi Josephine. This is a great post. I use LFF makeup and have dabbled with the skincare but am not sure that it is potent enough to help our skin I must give it another try. Regarding the eyeshadow trio. Could you share the trick that Tricia told you as where I live I won’t be able to go for a makeover much as I would like to?
    I agree with others that both you and Tricia are wonderful ambassadors for women of our age who do not want to fade away but not look as if we are trying to look young either

    Thanks yet again. Margo

    • 27th February 2019 / 16:13

      Hi Margo
      Tricia used the mid grey all over my lid then the mid lilac tone starting at the outer corner of my eye and then took it up into the crease which she then blended well with the grey. With a thin brush she drew a line just above my eyelashes with the dark navy She also added a small amount of the dark navy at the outer corner of my lower lashes. I think that she used a bit more of the eyeshadows than I normally do giving a bolder eye.
      This worked for me it is difficult to give general guidelines as everybodies eyes are a different shape. If you had more hooded eyelids you would probably need to go higher in the crease with the darker tone .

  9. Minni Tauro
    28th February 2019 / 10:22

    Josephine, first of all you look absolutely gorgeous and you’re such an inspiration for older women! beauty comes in all shapes and sizes and it doesn’t matter how old you are, as long as you take care of yourself and try to be the best version of yourself! I love the LFF products and really enjoyed reading your post!

  10. Pat
    2nd March 2019 / 20:29

    I learned about Look Fabulous Forever from your blog. I ordered before they open the US distribution center, so orders would take a while, but so worth the wait. I love the primer and mascara and lipsticks and eyeshadows. I plan to try the skincare next. You look fabulous!

    • 4th March 2019 / 08:42

      Hi Pat
      I am very happy with my skincare and with the new distribution centre you should receive your producst quicker.

  11. 5th March 2019 / 07:35

    Well, you look just wonderful. Wouldn’t it be fun to have a makeup artist come every morning and make you up?

  12. 5th March 2019 / 08:48

    Thanks for your comment Sandra. yes that would be a real luxury.

  13. Brenda Chell
    22nd July 2019 / 22:08

    I learned about your blog from LFF and am really so happy with both. Much praise to yourself and Tricia for showing us the way!

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