Those mornings when you wake up and look in the mirror to see yet another fine line or wrinkle come with the territory of growing older, as hard as this might be to admit. But as screen icons like Jennifer Aniston and Gwyneth Paltrow prove so often when they step out on the red carpet, a couple of choice clever make-up tricks really can help mask the signs of ageing.
Although cosmetics are key to creating a more youthful you, it’s important not to let your wider beauty routine be overlooked. Creams and powders will only glide on effortlessly if the skin underneath is in good condition. When it comes to disguising dark circles or puffiness, the soothing and non-oily Clarins Eye Contour Gel really is a game-changer, while Clarins Beauty Flash Balm – a real cult buy – swiftly eliminates signs of fatigue by tightening facial contours. And when smoothed across your features, Clarins Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base also helps to give you a luminous glow.
Now you know our complexion prepping essentials, it’s time to reveal our two hero products for creating a flawless visage, whether you want a low-key look or something more suitable for a night out. You can think about how you want to sculpt with bronzer, define eyes with mascara or add a splash of colour with a bold lipstick after.
A true three-in-one product that revitalises, evens skin tones and protects, Clarins BB Skin Perfecting Cream SPF 25 is ideal for mature faces. Imperfections will instantly appear reduced when you apply this everyday staple using your fingertips. Although it can be worn alone, Clarins True Radiance Foundation can be dotted on the cheeks, chin, nose and forehead afterwards. Once blended, set the liquid by placing both hands on your face before pressing gently, moving from the inside out.