Make-up artist Nadira V Persaud shares her finest buys & suggestions for mature pores and skin — That’s Not My Age


‘I’ve lately been visitor lecturing on a level course at UCA and needed to do my CV for the primary time in a long time,’ says Nadira V Persaud who has been a make-up artist for nearly 30 years, ‘it might’ve been 4 pages lengthy!’ Appreciative of all of the alternatives an extended profession has concerned  –  a mixture of editorial shoots, working with magnificence manufacturers and personal shoppers has allowed her to journey; write a book and launch her own line of make-up brushes – Nadira is now eager to diversify and provides one thing again.

‘Charity work is one thing I’ve at all times performed. On the Katie Piper Basis I did loads of analysis into burns and have become their make-up advisor, after which in 2018 I began working for Look Good Feel Better (dealing with most cancers with confidence). And I’m actually having fun with working in schooling so wish to do some extra educating. ‘

After coaching at London Faculty of Style within the early 90s, Nadira labored laborious to interrupt into the aggressive business,’  I slogged to make contacts, which was robust as I had no connections, although finally with persistence and a artistic portfolio, I started to get booked for weekly editorials then onto month-to-month trend magazines like Marie Claire and Elle.’ Now 50, her recommendation to college students is to achieve as a lot expertise as doable and get used to being a part of a group, ‘ It’s a tough business to interrupt into however engaged on a make-up counter will present the identical abilities,’ she provides, ‘and make-up utility is just a part of the job, it’s about doing all your analysis into the most effective merchandise; displaying up, getting on with others and considering in your toes.’


Make-up by Nadira V Persaud. Picture: Chris Floyd. Styling Shelly Vella


Right here Nadira presents her recommendation for mature pores and skin, along with a few of her finest magnificence buys:


Please inform us about your day by day magnificence routine…

For my skincare routine, I put the hassle in!  I exploit a delicate face wash within the bathe, I really like Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm because it cleanses and nourishes fantastically leaving pores and skin feeling hydrated. I then comply with with a number of of my face workout routines, as I additionally do when making use of my serum Elixseri Firm Conviction and day cream Age Defy by Ark Skincare.  If I select to spice up my pores and skin with a heat glow, I really like to make use of Cosmetics a la Carte’s Skin Enhancer in Sun Kiss ( disclosure: Nadira is an envoy for Cosmetics a la Carte).

Magnificence-wise I hold it minimal, unfussy and focus both on eyes or lips. I really like eyelash curlers so they’re a day by day behavior to stress my eyes, then I apply a smudge-proof mascara; at most I’d use a cream concealer below the eyes then mix with my NVP #3 Flat Angled brush. No basis, then a good ‘eye line’ with a long-lasting pencil alongside my higher and outer lash, cream blush and lipstick. I’ve lately found Matte Velvet Lipstick Santa –  it’s a deep, wealthy pink, excellent for winter months.


We at all times need to know which merchandise are low cost however sensible, what are the gadgets you’d purchase at Superdrug?

I like Gosh UK Velvet Touch Lipliner in Raisin, its the right ‘nude’ shade for me. Additionally, some Revolution eye palettes are good and I’m actually impressed with the skincare at e.l.f.  Cosmetics. It’s a type of manufacturers I’d advocate and recommend to shoppers that they add a extremely good serum, like Elixseri or Bio Impact EGF – the Opening Act Serum (to make use of at night time) is the one product that has lifted previous blemish marks from my pores and skin and brought away the pigmentation. Alternatively, I’d advocate utilizing e.l.f. with collagen tablets; I’m coeliac and Ingenious Collagen Supplement appears to assist with my intestine points too.


And the way would you describe your signature make-up model?

It’s all concerning the pores and skin. Most of my shoppers are over-40 and I don’t need their pores and skin to look camouflaged or coated up. I need the make-up to look easy however there’s one thing happening. The options are enhanced, the make-up appears to be like polished.


Reeta Chakrabarti on the June ’23 cowl of GH. Make-up by Nadira V Persaud


And eventually, what’s crucial magnificence recommendation you may give to TNMA readers?

There isn’t any fast repair to wholesome pores and skin, it’s a long-term dedication, at all times contemplate the substances and integrity of your skincare. Are likely to your pores and skin. Your routine doesn’t need to be complicated with quite a few steps; a easy, streamlined one which works for you is all you want.

As we grow old I’d advocate specializing in the eyes and eyebrows, or at the least that’s what I shall be doing! Wow Brow Gel in Neutral Brown from e.l.f is a steal, actually enhances brows subtly and retains them in place. On the subject of make-up concentrate on enhancing your options  – and contemplate new formulations, don’t get caught in a magnificence rut.


Photo: Alisa Connan


Discover out extra about Nadira’s bespoke magnificence service and Cosmetics a la Carte low cost HERE.