Beauty at Any Age: Makeup in Your 30’s

Since this part of the series is my age bracket, I can’t help but think of all the treatments and products I have tried since turning 30. Between climbing the career ladder, planning major life events and working on little to no sleep at times; no wonder you will see some of the biggest changes in your skin and beauty routine. Personally, I have seen a drastic change in my skin since I turned 25 (it sounds dramatic, I know) and have had to re-vamp my whole skin care and makeup routine to accommodate the new changes.

Here are my top recommendations for my femmes on the same age team.

Fighting the fine lines

The one thing I’ve noticed in my complexion has been fine lines around the eyes and enhanced smile lines. This quickly showed in the appearance of my foundation and I was looking like a pancake by noon.

Since then, I’ve been slowly introducing glycolic acid to my routine. I can honestly say my skin has been transformed by this simple addition. Glycolic acid is part of the alpha hydroxy acid family and is the Holy Grail for effectively exfoliating the skin’s surface; to reveal brighter and fresher looking skin. It’s also great to treat acne scarring, skin discoloration and signs of aging.


Face masks has been a current trend and for good reason. No matter what your skin dilemma, there’s a mask for you – plus it’s a great beauty option to pick up on the cheap. There are a few different ways you can use these masks. I recommend using them in conjunction to your nightly cleansing routine and leaving it on just before bed. Follow up with your favorite moisturizer and wake up with super soft, even looking, hydrated skin. Frequent flyer or always on-the-go? I suggest trying out sheet masks when on a plane for continuous hydration or for a quick skin pick me up while travelling.


Secret Weapon: Red Lipstick

Any adult woman should have herself a go-to red lipstick that makes her feel empowered AF.

With so many brands ranging from drugstore to high end and varying in red tones; there is your perfect colour waiting for you to rock from the office to happy hour.

Hair colour is the new makeup

Just like make up, you need to start thinking about what tone of hair colour is most flattering for your skin tone and eye colour. This is the time to speak with a reputable stylist and discuss your hair desires or needs. I’m not saying forget having fun but as we mature, we tend to lose the natural vitality of our hair. Hair is a fabric and even more delicate and fragile as we age. Now would be a great time to invest in better shampoo and styling regime from your hairstylist.

I also suggest adding to your routine a deep conditioning treatment once a week, to restore the hydration levels in your hair so that it’s a breeze to style and looks naturally beautiful.

Rachelle xo

Contributor: Rachelle Gill
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Rachelle Gill has been working in the professional beauty industry for almost 15 years. Her passions of personal style and all things beauty, have inspired her to share her expertise on a digital level. Her Blog, The Grey Rose,  focuses on individual style, current beauty and modern lifestyle.
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