Demi Moore, Age 48
Halle Berry- Age 44
Monica Bellucci- Age 47
I have been kind of obsessing over growing old gracefully these days and making sure that I'm taking care of myself in the best way possible (eating better than usual, attempting to exercise every now and then, getting enough sleep, drinking enough water, you get the drill!). And of course, I'm always trying out new anti-aging products in skin care and cosmetics, as well as trying out all sorts of anti-aging techniques with my makeup.
These women look ah-mazing for being in their 40's!! I don't know many 20 and 30 somethings that look this great. I'm all for getting better with age- like a fine wine, correct?? I love that it seems from the outside at least, that these women are embracing getting older and looking mighty good doing it.
I left my camera at my in-laws so all personal pics are being taken with my cell phone, which
I don't love, but you make do with what you got right??
This is my high and tight ponytail that makes me feel young again!!
Don't ponytails scream youth??
Here are a couple makeup tips and products that are helping me find the fountain of youth:
1. Great glycolic peel at home. I was fortunate enough to get a ton of samples of Natura Bisse's Glyco Extreme Peel, ($235) and gave one dose a try last night for the first time. And man did this stuff make my skin feel like silk! At first it did sting my skin slightly, but that went away, and after 15 minutes of leaving it on and then washing it off, it felt like I had turned over a few dead skin cells to reveal a fresher me! This photo above was taken this morning after I used the peel last night. I didn't feel I needed foundation bc my skin felt so awesome- and my ponytail was tight as you-know-what, so I felt like I had a mini face lift! Ha!!
Make Up For Ever Professional HD foundation has been claimed the fountain of youth by many bc of their new HD Un-Retouched ad campaign showing their models without ANY retouching. This brand is phenomenal, and I use their HD finishing powder on everyone, and so I want to try out this foundation to see if it lives up to the hype. It's medium to full coverage and has lots of moisturizing agents in it so that you get a youthful dewy look- not an old ashy flat one. I'm sure it will- if they're brave enough to not retouch their ad photos, it must be killer stuff- because EVERYONE retouches their cosmetic ads!!
3. Great Mascara. My girlfriend told me about a Mary Kay mascara, that I just HAD to have (thanks Laney, you were right)! It's called Ultimate Mascara ($15) and it truly delivers the ultimate lashes! Those are mine shown above- another cell phone photo, not too bad though! I think when a woman has thick luscious lashes, it makes you feel flirtier and in turn, more youthful! Nothing is girlier or prettier than a bunch of batting lashes. That's why celebs always have falsies applied!! But this stuff is good for those of us that don't have time for false lash application everyday.
So have Halle, Demi, and Monica found the fountain of youth?? I'm not positive, but I know they're doing something right. What are your best kept secrets and products for staying looking youthful?