Look Fabulous Forever Make Up Review Plus An Interview With Founder Tricia Cusden

Look Fabulous Forever!

I’m so pleased to be sharing with you today a brand I love called Look Fabulous Forever. Not only is this a fantastic makeup brand, there is a whole social site going on at the Look Fabulous Forever website. Plus I’m leaving a link to my first ever video!

 

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The Look  Fabulous Forever Range Of Makeup Is Created For The Mature Woman

I have been gifted with a whole host of goodies to share my thoughts about with you, plus after you can read my question and,  answers from Tricia Cusden the founder of Look Fabulous Forever.

Tricia started this business when she realized that there are just not enough products out there that cater for us, mature women. Tricia has been featured on BBC Breakfast and all the top newspapers in the UK plus the Huffington Post. For me her fame doesn’t just come from the makeup that Tricia sells, it’s the advice that she supplies and how uplifting and interesting her website is that has grown huge thanks to her understanding and advice to women who can’t get that advice they require at the beauty counter that does it for me. So many interesting videos to watch full of tips that can help women feel better about themselves with the knowledge provided.

Let’s take a look at the makeup

 

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Fabulous Prime

The Fabulous Base feels like a silicone shield. It’s very easy to apply (I’m using two pumps) And this is applied to your face, it helps to make a smoother canvas to apply your foundation. Now I have tried far more expensive versions of this and for the money £21.50 it’s a winner. In fact, I’ve just looked at the website and it’s out of stock! That’s how popular it is!

Fabulous Base

This is as light as a feather on and that’s why it’s so good for the more mature skin. Anything that’s too heavy will sink into those lines and accentuate them more. This sits really nicely on my skin after using the base. I’m using the shade 02 Light/Medium and I could have used 03 too. I prefer to be lighter than too dark as I find this little trick of light for bringing out and dark for receding works for me. My only niggle is that it doesn’t contain SPF. Both base and foundation come with a hefty 30ml and I think that’s very good value. The foundation is priced at £25.00

 

look fabulous forever concealer review

Fabulous Conceal 01

I absolutely love this concealer! It’s the perfect texture, it’s not too heavy and it does the job! The handy brush that’s also available online is the perfect tool with a fine edge for the application. I’m using the lightest shade, as I said before it’s best to apply a lighter shade, and do please try this little trick. The difference is quite amazing.

 

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Fabulous Lash/ Black

I found the applicator brush very good on the mascara, but I’m afraid I wasn’t too keen on the mascara. It’s very good for sparse lashes because the applicator is good, but I would have to put on at least three coats for my eyelashes to be noticeable. This is the only item that I wasn’t too keen on.

Fabulous Lip Colour/Coral

Again I loved this. I always use a nude lip liner and fill in my lips then apply the lipstick. I find this makes the lipstick stay on so much longer! This coral shade is a good to go daytime shade.

Do you have problems finding the right Bronzer? It’s here!

 

fabulous forever bronzer review

Fabulous Bronze

Saving the best till last! I am blown away by this bronzer! Do you have problems finding the right bronzer? I do! What I love about this bronzer is that it’s flat. (no shimmer) It does what it says, bronzes you. It doesn’t make you look like an over shiny Oompa Loompa!

Tricia has got the pigment of this bronzer spot on! It’s not cakey and goes on with a blusher brush like a dream, and I love that it’s not shiny! I totally recommend a try of this.

The Interview

Here are the questions I presented and the answers given by Tricia Cusden.

  • What made you decide to start the Look Fabulous Forever Brand

  • Tricia – When I was sixty-five Felt a huge need for a new purpose and challenge in my life. I had always loved makeup and business and I didn’t like the Anti-ageing rhetoric of the beauty industry. So I decided to invest some of my savings and set up a new kind of beauty business that would offer beautiful makeup specifically for formulated for older eyes, faces, and lips. I also wanted to use language and images which celebrated the process of aging.
  • Do you have any qualifications regarding beauty and makeup? If so, where did you take your study?

  • Tricia – None – apart from a love of Makeup and the fact that I had applied it to my own face every day for nearly fifty years! I did a short (3 day) makeup artist course in London so that I could offer older women makeovers using the LFF products I’d had made to my specifications
  • What’s in store for the near future of Look Fabulous Forever? What new products are you going to be adding to the collection?

  • Tricia – We are adding some more colours into our range of Eye shades and also developing a couple of colour correctors and a very finely milled translucent finishing powder. We have also developed a tinted moisturising balm which will be a lighter-weight product for women who don’t need the coverage that our base gives. In spring of next year, we will launch a new skin care range with the introduction of a night cream, a daytime moisturiser and serum.
  • What is your favourite product from the collection?

  • Tricia – It would have to be our Base, which is the best I have ever used! It pulls off the very difficult trick of looking and feeling lightweight on the skin whilst still giving excellent coverage. I have acne rosacea with patches of redness and blemishes. (sometimes really painful lumps) on my T zone. I never worry however because as soon as I have applied the Base and matching Conceal, my skin looks smooth and even a few would believe how blotchy it looked when I got out of bed!
  • What is the best selling product of Look Fabulous Forever and what colour sells out fastest?

  • Tricia – It’s our Face Prime – which is actually colourless and suits all skin types. I think it’s a top seller because it makes your skin feel like silk and helps your makeup to glide on effortlessly and stay put till bedtime. I think it should be in every older woman’s makeup bag
  • How do you divide your time? You must be so busy!

  • Tricia – I am very lucky to work flexibly in the way that I do and this is thanks to my amazing team of 9 people at LFF. Anna, my eldest daughter is now our Managing Director so she runs the business day to day, involving me as needed in the decisions which need to be taken. I spend my time writing ( I have just finished writing a book called ” Living The Life More Fabulous” which will be published in 2018) and also my weekly blogs. I also do a lot of public speaking out against ageist beliefs and assumptions. I have a very interesting and varied working life and enjoy myself enormously.

 

I hope you have been inspired by Tricia’s interview?

Please do take a look at the website for Look Fabulous Forever and I hope you have been inspired by Tricia’s interview? I will leave the links to Tricia’s website and Facebook page for you. Take a look, it’s interesting.

Now I have a confession to make! I have been videoing myself applying this makeup. I wanted to share it with you! I never thought videoing would be so hard! It’s downloading now and I will leave the link here as soon as it’s ready! Be prepared to have a laugh! But be kind, this is after all my first video.

Look Fabulous Forever website here

Look Fabulous Forever Facebook Page here

Xo Laurie

Update – Here is the video. Remember it’s my first! Click On The Link!

my first makeup video

You Tube

 

 

 

 

30 Comments

  1. September 22, 2017 / 12:09 pm

    Amazing first video! I really liked you fair and honest review. Learned some great tips from you. The interview was really interesting to hear more about company and founder. Thank you for joining this week’s #ShareTheJoyLinky

  2. September 21, 2017 / 9:34 pm

    Ohh I like the look of these! That foundation looks fab on you!! Thanks for linking up Laurie! #bloggersbest

  3. September 20, 2017 / 10:19 pm

    Looking great in your vlog Laurie! I barely wear any makeup really but I do like a bright lippy from time to time. The main reason I don’t ‘do’ makeup is that I’m rubbish at applying it. I love Tricia’s ethos and wish her continued success. Thanks so much for sharing with #sharethejoylinky.

  4. September 20, 2017 / 1:10 pm

    Thanks for letting us know about this brand. I’m anxious to try the primer!

  5. September 20, 2017 / 12:53 pm

    Laurie, you did an amazing job with your first vlog!!! Had to share it right away because even if you think you got your make-up routine down I learnt tiny little details with the concealer application and where to apply it hiding wrinkles. xo Sabina

  6. September 19, 2017 / 9:47 pm

    Laurie, I love this brand. Found it just before my 50th and my teens bought the make up brush set. Am yet to try the make-up but I after ages of thinking about you have persuaded me I must! Tricia is also an inspiration. What is not to like? #TweensTeensBeyond

  7. September 18, 2017 / 8:40 pm

    I love the packaging of this make up. It’s stunning. #anythinggoes

  8. September 18, 2017 / 1:25 pm

    Back again. I’ve seen the video now. Really superb. Pro. I like that you had music too. I thought the fly was funny but you totally ignored it.
    So now questions. I noticed you put foundation on eyes. Do you always do that? I don’t but don’t know why I don’t. Also you used 2 pencils along lashes before the mascara. What are they both? Ones a liner obviously.

  9. September 17, 2017 / 9:29 pm

    I’ve been a member of the fb page for a few years but I haven’t bought the products yet. I do intend to once my existing stock has been exhausted. I’m glad you’ve given the products a try. The primer and foundation sound excellent. I also want to try the lipstick. All on my to buy list one day.

  10. September 17, 2017 / 11:38 am

    I am always on the lookout for some good makeup for my skin. And the right way to apply it, because that plays a huge role too!

  11. laurie
    September 17, 2017 / 1:01 am

    Thank you Joanne. They are growing rapidly. About time someone listened to us older women huh? Thank you for stopping by xx

  12. September 15, 2017 / 10:27 pm

    Love this make up range Laurie. Just watched your video, it was great. Superscribed and shared 🙂 Thanks for sharing at the #weekendbloghop.

    • laurie
      September 17, 2017 / 12:51 am

      Thank you so much, Claire. It’s a scary thing this vlogging! I’m glad you’re inspired by the makeup, the Bronzer and Primer are my favorites. You should try them, I know you would love them Claire xx

  13. September 15, 2017 / 2:25 pm

    I have known Tricia since she first started her brand and have been using LFF for a few years now. Glad you like the make-up as much as I do. I had great fun doing a make-over video last week (luckily professional as I can’t get my head around doing them myself.)

    • laurie
      September 17, 2017 / 12:54 am

      Hi Josephine. Yes I need to have a watch of that video. I’m really impressed with the products too. Thank you for stopping by, it’s good to see you here. xx

    • laurie
      September 17, 2017 / 12:54 am

      Thank you Gemma xx

  14. September 15, 2017 / 8:45 am

    Loved the interview, it was a good read. The brand and the products looks quite good.

    • laurie
      September 17, 2017 / 12:56 am

      Thank you so much Minakshi. Thank you for stopping by. I’m glad you enjoyed it xx

  15. September 15, 2017 / 8:24 am

    Loved the interview Laurie and I’m actually reviewing LLF products next month. I’ve interviewed Tricia for my Positive Aging Interviews. I love the products and Tricia is an inspiration. #BloggersPitStop

    • laurie
      September 17, 2017 / 12:57 am

      Oh! I look forward to reading your too Sue. I bet you love the Primer too! I look forward to reading your views on the products. I’m impressed xx

  16. September 14, 2017 / 5:22 pm

    I’ve got a few of the products and in general they’re very good. My only beef is the quality of the packaging. My eye primer has completely fallen apart, although I still manage to use it!

    • laurie
      September 17, 2017 / 12:58 am

      Maybe you should drop them a line Gail. I’m sure they wouldn’t want this to be happening xx

  17. September 14, 2017 / 10:54 am

    Very interesting I have never heard of this brand until now!
    best
    Ashley x

    • laurie
      September 17, 2017 / 12:59 am

      Take a look Ashley! xx

  18. September 14, 2017 / 7:33 am

    I love the ethos behind this brand and the fact that the founder started it in her sixties. Hope they go from strength to strength.

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