Nude make-up

Instead of black liner and mascara, go for softer browns and navy.

Focus on your brows using powder and a brush rather than a harsh pencil.

For lips and cheeks, go for fresh tones to pick skin up, rather than just matching what you’ve got, which has paled – so everything’s back where it should be, but in soft focus.

Cheek flushers
Estée Lauder Signature Satin Creme Blush, £21.53. An easy-to-wear, creamy blush you can blend with your fingertips.

Giorgio Armani Sheer Blush in 3, £26. This blush is slightly more sheer and iridescent, and comes in paler shades to use as a highlighter.

YSL Blush Variation in Coral Sand, £27
. A pretty, peachy-pink delicate blush.

Nars The Multiple in Cap Vert, £27. A creamy bronze that’s great for shaping the cheekbones.

MAC Cream Colour Base in Pearl, £11.74
. A lovely shiny powder. For a chic look, apply just a dab on the tops of your cheeks above your blush.

Dior 5-Colour Iridescent Eyeshadow in Parisian Lights; and Dior 5-Colour Eyeshadow in Elegante, £34.50 each. These are two of the most versatile must-have palettes that you’ll ever find.

Dior Vernis Long-Wearing Nail Enamel in Nude Chic, £14
. It’s the perfect beige polish

“Soft peaches and pinks add glimmer and warmth to a nude make-up look”

MAC Tinted Lip Conditioner in Petting Pink, £10.28. Keep one in the bag, one on the desk, one by the sink… Why just use balm when you can add a lovely pinky sheen too?

Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss Reflect, £16.50
. We just love this gloss in shade No. 447.

Givenchy Limited Edition Prismissime 9-Colours Compact Powder in Maharani Pinks, £30.50
(also available in Maharani Apricots). Pick up the colours together on a big fluffy brush and use to highlight temples, cheekbones, the bridge of the nose and collarbone, making skin gleam with radiance.

Lip warmers
As you age, lips get paler and finer so warm and plump with soft pinks.

MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Creme Cup, £10.77. A baby pink that’s sheer.

Clarins Joli Rouge Sheer Lipstick in Praline, £14.20. This is your classic pinky beige, but it’s not at all drying to the lips.

Chanel Rouge Hydrabase Crème Lipstick in Rose Rebelle and Beige Desire, £18 each. Both wonderfully wearable lip tone pinks that give a natural feel to your make-up.

Giorgio Armani Sheer Lipstick in 33, £17.50
. This goes on sheer yet you can build up the colour.

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