Beauty Clinic: Older eye make-up tutorial


Q. I'm 50 and last night after putting on my usual makeup I noticed for the first time that my eyelids were very crêpey…  Really awful!!! I need to change everything but to what? What is the best shadow for crepey eyelids? The best primer? And what eye product should I be using? Help please. A. OK!! We launched into action and consulted the wondrous Jenny Jordan ( who says many of the clients at her Hampstead salon fret about the same problem. This is her tried and tested solution:

Screen Shot 2016-05-03 at 12.36.48Eye treatment Dermalogica Multivitamin Eye Firm/£38.40, phenomenal reviews for this retinol-containing light cream, which fills in fine lines and gives a smooth surface all around eyes; also helps dark circles and puffiness.Base: Mii Enhancing Eye Prep/£16.95, in Refreshed 01 or Alert 02,  that enhances eye area worn alone or with make up; apply with fingertip all over lid and up to brow.

Eye shadow Cosmetics à la Carte Velvet Cream Eyeshadow in Blonde/£25. Stroke a little from the applicator wand and smudge over your whole eyelid. Add va va voom with a little dab of gold in the middle - use Mii Forever Eye Crayon in Sorbet/£17.

Screen Shot 2016-05-03 at 12.33.59Mascara Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara/£23 in black: fabulously flattering, kohl-pigmented formula lasts all the day and into the night…

For evenings, add eyeliner, pushed down into the roots of lashes. Try Bobbi Brown Long-wear Gel Eyeliner/£18.50.

Et voilà!  Simply fabulous...