Six Best Midlife Makeup Buys

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What the best midlife makeup for 40-something skin? Our beauty experts share their favourite face-saving products to give you your brightness back

Laura Mercier Caviar Volume Panoramic Mascara, £22

Thinning eyelashes are common during menopause. The best midlife makeup mascara is this new one from Laura Mercier. Thickening and hydrating, it also has a sizeable wand to eliminate any unwanted clumps.

Marc Jacobs Youthquake Hydra-Full Retexturising Gel Crème, £59


This may be called ‘youthquake’ but it’s a midlife makeup gem. Pineapple is the latest buzzword on the beauty scene. Made up of 54% enzymatic pineapple water, this gel moisturiser is full of natural anti-inflammatory properties to reduce redness, as well as collagen-boosting vitamin C.

Elemis Ultra Smart Pro-Collagen Aqua Infusion Mask, £120


Elemis just dropped a new face mask and it’s a lifesaver if you’re struggling to sleep. Cooling on application with a relaxing fragrance, apply for 20 minutes before bed as part of your nighttime routine and wake up with plumper, softer skin.

No7 Laboratories Dark Circle Corrector, £28


This is a midlife makeup must-have. After seven years in the making and amassing a waiting list of 29,000 people, No7’s latest addition to the Laboratories collection is here. A skincare-makeup hybrid, it contains caffeine, hyaluronic acid and algae extract to reduce dark circles and colour diffusing particles instantly brighten the area.

Caudalie Milky Sun Spray SPF 50, £21


Caudalie has launched a non-toxic, highly biodegradable suncare range to prevent damage to coral reefs – so you can protect both your skin and the environment. Their milky mist works wonders on dehydrated and sensitive menopausal skin.

Lancôme Rose Sorbet Cryo-Mask, £25


Heard of cryotherapy? The -90 degree ice chamber is how far some will go for tighter, brighter skin. If it’s not for you, Lancôme has the next best thing. Formulated with Salicylic Acid, Rose Water and Sunflower Seed Oil, this super-cooling mask should be used twice a week to reap the benefits.

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