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Masterclass Mondays: How To Look Younger

Hollywood makeup artist Leslie Graham shares her secrets on how to apply makeup to look years younger – no Botox required!

A good primer will prep your face for everything that goes over it. It can smooth out fine lines and give your complexion a matte velvet texture.

Suggestion: Revlon Beyond Natural Smoother Primer

Concealing is very important in creating a youthful appearance. A creamy concealer can be brushed over dark spots to camouflage shadows. When this is done correctly it can literally change the way your look without a visit to a laser or Botox clinic.


Suggestion: Some favourites are: Yves St. Laurent Touche eclat for it’s sheer luminosity, and Laura Mercier secret camouflage – it’s very nourishing with avocado oil and effective in it’s cover.


A liquid foundation is best versus a powder base. Liquid gives you better bendability than a powder base, which can tend to sit on top of the skin and enhance lines.

Suggestion: Armani Lasting silk UV Foundation spf 20 – a long lasting lightweight water based medium coverage.


Watch out for shine especially around the eyes, nose and forehead. Keep heavy creams for night time repair and set your foundation with a light loose translucent powder.

Hard lines and intense colours can age you. Brows should be soft not severe, while still being well defined. Fill brows with tweezing and soft brow shadows or pencils.

Suggestion for brow pencils: Kevin Aucoin precision brow pencil or Revlon Colorstay Brow enhancer
Soft shades in eyeshadows, blushes and lipsticks appear more youthful.

Suggestion for shadows: Dior matte palettes.

Suggestion for blush: Scott Barnes ‘Chic” or ‘Honey” blush palettes available at Mecca.

Suggestion for lips: Bobbi Brown: Rich Lip Colour in “Sweet Nectar”, “Mod Pink” or “Soft Coral”.


To learn these and other techniques; TMT offers full day Personal Use Makeup Classes on the first Saturday of every month. Receive personal notes and a free makeup brush kit valued at $40. To book please call: (02) 9280 2516 or visit www.discovermakeup.com.

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