How to summerproof your make-up

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It’s wonderful to have warmer weather, but the heat can play havoc with your everyday look. Luckily, The Mumster has the answers…  

I have a confession. Summer isn’t my favourite season. It always feels like every grey, rainy day is a disappointment while every nice, sunny day in spring or autumn is a bonus. I also find the heat difficult when it comes to applying make-up that stays put. However, in the spirit of embracing change, I am taking a more positive attitude to the rising temperatures and sunny days and have created a face that will stay put. Continue reading “How to summerproof your make-up”

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How to do the perfect cat’s eye

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It’s a make-up trick everyone should have in their repertoire, but it’s not always the easiest look to master. Never fear, says The Mumster, help is on hand

I love playing with different looks but there’s one that has always defeated me: the cat’s eye – or flicky eye – is a bugger.

I’ve watched YouTube and Instagram tutorials galore to no avail. They make it look so easy, one swoosh and it’s done. But no matter what I do it never quite works.

So why not get help from someone trained, especially if that help is free? Continue reading “How to do the perfect cat’s eye”

Make-up rules for older women? I turn my nose up at that

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Our lovely Mumster is getting rebellious and throwing the rules out of the window. If you’re walking the dog, watch out…

I’m going to be 50 in six months and I’m not sure how I feel about it. In fact, I don’t think I’m dealing with it that well – hence I went and got my nose pierced a couple of weeks ago.

Mid-life crisis or delayed teenage rebellion? I’m not sure, but if not now then when? So I went to a local tattoo shop and the lady who did it was lovely. I even got a lolly. I don’t even get that when I have a smear (they ought to think about doing this, though.) Continue reading “Make-up rules for older women? I turn my nose up at that”