So this is my grandma with Lily pre makeover!
At nearly 80 years old my grandma was definitely stuck in this rut and eager to help her out of it I jumped at the chance to give her a glam gran-over.
No nip, tuck was required but all I needed to help freshen up her look and turn back the years were a few makeup gems from my collection.
This is the finished look I came up with.
Gone is the baby blue eyeshadow and hello to natural tones, a bit of blush and some eyeliner!
The first thing I got her to do was to apply L'Oreal's Studio Secrets resurfacing primer all over the face (she had never heard of a primer before, guess what shes getting for Xmas?) which really helped to mask her fine lines, hide dark circles and age spots prior to foundation.
I then applied Maybelline's Satin Finish foundation which gave her a really nice medium amount of coverage and an airbrushed look, much more natural on the skin than her usual heavy coverage base.
One benefit of ageing skin is that spots are rare and as my grandma didn't have any no concealer was needed anywhere apart from under the eyes. I used a touch of YSL's Touche Eclat to help brighten her eye area and to highlight her brow bone.
After applying neutral eyeshadow I lined her upper lid with YSL's eyeliner Moire in number 6 (brown) which gave instant results. A little eyeliner really can change and define someones eyes.
On the cheeks I dusted a little of Barry M's Pink Orchid blush to add a little flush and touch of youth.
Last but not least I used Mac's Hue on her lips, staying neutral but with a hint of pretty pink. It was the first time my grandma had ever used a lipstick so light, why is it that older women always wear a brighter, bolder lipstick?
So whats your verdict? Whats my glamorous grans poll age now post makeover?