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Simple eye make-up for women who are 40+

By January 5, 2023One Comment

When we age it gets a little bit harder to do eye make-up well. You might wear glasses, have hooded eyes or a few more wrinkles than you did 10-years ago, but this isn’t a bad thing – instead it is a change thing. What you need to do is to adjust what you have always done and pay more attention to choosing and using the right products, in the right way. So if you need a bit of help and you would like to know how to do a simple smokey eye, I recorded a video earlier today and popped it up on my @geriatric_mum instagram account.


or here on YouTube

My favourite pencil to achieve the simple eye look is this: Ariane Poole Gel Eyeliner Pencil in colour Brocade. It is easy to blend, the colour and intensity lasts a long time and this deep gold colour isn’t too dark. It is a total winner.

Top tip: always use an eyelash curler for a bright-eyed wide awake look. I used the Kevyn Aucoin eyelash curler in the video. It is available in the UK if you shop around online.

That’s it for now. Hope you enjoy the video – give it a like if you do.

Lucy aka Geriatric Mum

Please note that this is not a sponsored post.

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Lucy Baker

Lucy Baker

Lincolnshire-based Lucy Baker is the founder of Geriatric Mum blog and mum to three children who are age 12, 10 and 3. Lucy had her last baby at 43-years-old - which is why this blog was born.

One Comment

  • Maggie Powick says:

    I had the same when I was pregnant at 43 with my daughter from medical professionals even though iam a nurse. But 10 years ago today our daughter was stillborn at 39+1 weeks. The idea of living without a baby was incomprehensible. So after climbing out of a black pit my husband and I had IVF from Czech Republic. We then had Samuel at 47 and Jacob at 49. I would not have been here alive if I couldn’t have any children. Life was at that time not worth living for. My boys make me laugh, proud, and being an older mum I can have more patience and give them the right way to grow up to love and respect one another. It doesn’t matter how old you are it is what you can give as a mother. That is important. I totally agree the term needs to be removed “geriatric is more relevant to over 75 not 35. The professionals need to address this issue.

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