Easy makeovers for all ages: In her 60s

The fashion grand dame Coco Chanel once said: "You can be gorgeous at 30, charming at 40 and irresistible for the rest of your life."

In this first issue of Style, the team tapped seven experts to show you how to look your best, whether you are in your nubile 20s or golden 60s.

The experts are stylists Keith Png, Daniel Boey and Audrey Ong; make-up artists Clarence Lee and Dollei Seah; and hairstylists Eugene Ong and Ken Hong.

They performed their magic on five women in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s, who were keen to look better. So like Chanel said, you can look irresistible at any age.

In her 60s

Doris Lim, 66, housewife
Body shape: Rectangular

"I'm usually in tights and a baggy blouse to hide my tummy. I like to dress up, but I'm not satisfied with how I look. I go for a facial every month and I've a complete skincare routine. I've always taken good care of my skin.

I like having embroidered eyebrows because it saves me the trouble of having to draw them, but for some reason, my brows always end up looking grey rather than dark brown. "

Outfit: Blazer, blouse, pants, shoes, all from Dorothy Perkins

The outfit

Stylist Keith Png: "She is an adventurous dresser, so I picked a trendy jungle-print blazer for her. Even mature women can follow fashion trends.

Doris has a large waist and slim legs. The printed blazer takes the attention away from her tummy, while the plain light-coloured pants draw attention to her legs."

The make-up

Make-up artist Clarence Lee: "Doris has great skin. It is supple and firm with fine pores. She has the skin of someone a decade younger. All I had to do was use a little foundation to even out her complexion.

Like many women her age, Doris has tattooed liner on her upper and lower lash lines. To further define her eyes, I added liquid liner on the tattooed lines. Her brows are also embroidered, but it looks a little grey and that ages her.

To add fullness and a warmer shade to her brows, I stroked on a brown brow pencil. To make her features look more defined, I contoured her cheeks and nose subtly with a matte brown blusher. I also added a brighter lip colour to make her look younger and more radiant."

The haircut

Hairstylist Eugene Ong: "Doris has plenty of hair, but it is heavy and scraggly at the ends. I trimmed it to give it shape and take away some weight. Older women should have more voluminous hair. Heavy-looking locks will make their features look droopy.

Doris is not willing to cut her hair short, so I pinned it into an updo that looks like a bob to make her look younger. A shorter do shows off her neck and makes her face look more lifted."

Doris on her new look

"The experience was fun. The hairstyling part was my favourite; I'm now seriously considering cutting my hair because I think I look good in a shorter crop. The clothes suit me too. I've learnt a lot on how to dress for my body shape."


This article was first published on July 02, 2015.
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