Hair and eye colour are not always the best guide - you are trying to determine if you have a blue or yellow undertone to the skin. Older eyebrows are either thin, faded and virtually non-existent or wild, wiry, bushy and shapeless.
I chose the colours for our lip, cheek and eye makeup so that they would complement each other depending on the undertone of your skin. If they are over-plucked then you need something light and subtle to restore shape and colour.
This is well worth an investment, I am 62 years old and I hadn't updated my make up for years, I am so glad I have.
So here are my golden rules for using makeup to ensure that you look more like Julie Walters (below) than "Fag-Ash Lil"! The condition of your skin will determine whether your makeup looks good or not.
When you are younger you may be able to get away with a laissez-faire attitude to cleansing, exfoliating and nourishing your skin. Every second you spend caring for your skin will repay you a hundredfold. Use gentle exfoliants every two to three days, eat lots of fresh vegetables and drink plenty of water to ensure hydration.
Remember that dark colours makes things recede and light colours bring everything forward - so put light colours like our Silver Mist Lid Colour onto the eyelids and use matte eye shadows to create socket lines.
We have 5 videos showing you different eye makeup techniques whether you are over 50, 60 or 70 and whether you wear glasses or have hooded eyes. I think we have earned the right to do what we want when we are older - don't want to wear makeup? However I also know from all the emails I have received that there are lots of you who really appreciate a bit of help and guidance.
Firstly its more absorbent than younger skin and thirstier (so makeup disappears after a few hours) and secondly its bumpier and much less smooth.