Fight Invisible from Top-to-Toe

So often, what I hear from women I meet is that they feel ‘invisible’, and lack real confidence. My answer is always the same: ‘invisible is a state of mind’.

Yes, society may not always see beauty in ageing, but that’s no excuse for allowing ourselves to fade into the background.

Here are my favourite ‘top-to-toe’ tips for being seen and heard, loud and clear: celebrating the best version of ourselves, no matter your age!
It’s easy to lose confidence in fashion as we get older, or even lose interest, but I say, ‘dare to wear’. Fashion is incredibly powerful when it comes to making you feel confident. If you look good, you feel good.

I’m currently LOVING the pro-age, fashion-forward online boutique I had the pleasure of meeting their founder Jacynth who is not only a real style expert but completely inspirational!
1. Inject some colour. It's grey outside. But it doesn't mean our outfits need to be as drab as the weather. Inject some colour - it will not only brighten your mood but your complexion too. If you’re not confident wearing bold and bright shades, there are many rich and sensual shades that add colour. I love this deep rich plum cashmere jumper (and if feels gorgeous too!).
2. Get in touch. It’s easy to get stuck in a style rut and before you know it you’re totally out of touch with fashion, and looking it too! Keep up with the latest fashion trends and looks, and add a few pieces into your wardrobe each season. You don’t need to spend a fortune and high street stores like Zara are perfect places to start.
3. Learn to adore a great blouse. Those who know me well, will know that I LOVE them! They’re the ultimate fashion-fix, and perfect for dressing up any wardrobe staple. I wear Jeans a lot and it does get boring, so for a new lease of life, I pair them with a blouse (and I have a lot of them!!!). You can find my new purchase from above here at The Bias Cut.
1. Meet your perfect match. Use a touch of concealer first to ‘spot cover’ blemishes or imperfections. Use a peach tone to cover dark circles or age spots, yellow brightens and if you suffer from redness, use a green colour corrector. 
2. Lush of flush. I love peach blush and always say it’s a ‘girl’s best friend’. The orange undertone in peach adds real warmth (almost more than a bronzer) while the pink undertone freshens. Apply to the cheeks and a light touch to the forehead, nose, chin and eyelids.
3. Creme de la contour.  Fuller brows can be achieved by stroking a cool toned shaded pencil to create a shape - it needs to be taupe for an ultra-natural finish. For lips, use a pencil liner that’s ‘lip coloured’ to shape, define and minimise feathering. My trick is to line the cupid’s bow with a ‘halo’ nude tone liner to lift and plump.
I have yet to meet a woman who doesn’t feel more confident with great hair. My top three tips for an ‘invisibility-proof’ look is:

 1. Ignore old myths about length. I wear my hair long and I love it, I certainly don’t see it as ‘too young’. But you must take care of it. Keep it trimmed, use a weekly treatment and treat yourself to a pro blow-dry.
2. Assess your shade. Even if you were naturally very dark in your youth, chances are a very dark ‘blocky’ tone will not look natural or flattering. Speak to your stylist about a colour with warmer tones to lift the skin. 3. Fake it ‘til you make it. If your hair has thinned, hair pieces are a godsend to put back fullness and make styling easier.
3. Fake it ‘til you make it. If your hair has thinned, hair pieces are a godsend to put back fullness and make styling easier.

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