Makeovers to Look Younger

August 3, 2009 | Posted in: Image Consultant, Makeovers

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Makeovers to Look Younger


There comes a time for many women around the age of forty, when upon glancing in the mirror , they realize the aging process has really kicked in. When did those fine lines around the lips and the slight sagging under the eyes appear? They hadn’t been noticed before, and strangely, though our exterior changes we often feel as young on the inside as we did in our 20’s. So how successful are makeovers to help us look younger?

It is worth noting the ten most common areas for concern for forty plus women (just in case you didn’t know) are:-

  • Hair
  • Style and clothing
  • Skin
  • Fashion
  • Face and neck
  • Dressing appropriately for age
  • Posture
  • Vitality and health
  • Make-up
  • Relationships

Even if we address a few of the above concerns and make some recommendations this will often be enough to make a big difference to how you look.


Hair can be the first step that makes a major a difference when it comes to makeovers. By the time women are in their forties they have adopted a preferred hairstyle and length. One of the quickest ways to look younger is to cut long hair into a medium or short style. This lifts and rejuvenates the face, elongates the neck and slims the upper body. Combine this with colouring your hair with a shade that harmonises and compliments your natural colouring and you are well on the way to looking younger.


One of the most noticeable signs of aging is the brown discolouration of the skin or what we commonly know as “age spots”. The youthful glow of our 20’s and 30’s has long gone and now, more than ever, is the need for a foundation that gives maximum coverage and is perfectly matched to your skin tone to smooth out the complexion. Mascara and subtly applied eyeliner and eyeshadow help define the eyes and draw attention to one of our best features. Lips are well defined and finished with lipstick that enhances skin tone and clothing and finally simply add a gentle flush of colour on the cheeks.


It’s easy to become lazy with the way we dress as we age. Life is busy and as we age it becomes harder to find clothes that suit our changing body shape. Be warned as some of your clothes may be making you look older.

The danger list:-

  • Cardigans
  • High closed blouses
  • Gathered yokes
  • Long skirts
  • Pleated skirts
  • Gathered skirts
  • Hand knits
  • Elastic waists
  • Pearl buttons
  • Cameos
  • Shapeless clothes
  • Wide vamps
  • Lace up shoes

Are some of these things in your wardrobe? What we wear has a dramatic impact on how young or old we appear to be and some styles and colours have the power to make us look instantly older by their association with the elderly. If you are sick and tired of settling for clothes that don’t really do you any justice then it is worth the investment of an Image Consultant.

You’ll be impressed by just how much younger makeovers can make you look when you incorporate the above guidelines.


By Michele Gillett


0 Responses to Makeovers to Look Younger

  1. Camille September 7, 2009 at 3:47 pm #

    Wow what a transformation! You girls really do know what you are doing!

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