Fifty doesn’t mean you have to wear frumpy dresses and if there ever was a time when us girls want to look and feel good then it’s when we’re on holiday – especially if we’re away celebrating a landmark birthday.

So embrace your marvellous mature years with our top tips ready for graceful holiday glamour.

Refresh your palette

As we get a little older our skin tone changes, so those tried and tested shades will start to leave you looking more washed out than wonderfully fresh.

Give your makeup bag an overhaul &  bring back that dewy, fresh-faced look.

When you’ve got that holiday glow you can afford to be a little more daring with colour, but leave the blue eyeshadow & hot pink lips to the teenagers.

We love BOBBI BROWN Capri Nudes Eye Shadow Palette 18.5g


Avoid the old leather bag look
As much as we all love a bit of bronze here at Grown-up Escapes, we know that too much sun can leave you with a face like an old leather bag. Invest in a good quality day cream with UV protection when you are out & about at home & slather on factor 40 when you are on your holibobs. Try TOM FORD Shade and Illuminate Glow Stick 10g for an ultimate glow

Bin the neon brights
Like your makeup bag, it might be the ideal opportunity to overhaul your wardrobe to match your complexion.

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Throwing together a plethora of bright colours in one outfit looks like your trying too hard to hold onto the ribbons of your youth, so instead embrace natural, earthy tones with a pop of colour.


Sleep like a queen
Sleeping on silk isn’t just reserved for the rich & famous, and as well as being a luxurious treat at bedtime sleeping on a silk pillowcase can help avoid you waking up with more lines and creases than an origami swan! Make sure you get plenty of sleep before you go on your escape so you arrive looking fresh-faced and glowing.

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It’s in your hands
We all agree that pop queen Madonna looks amazing for her 59 years, but take a peek at her hands and they really give her true age away.

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Give your hands some TLC by grabbing some restorative anti-age hand cream from Clarins and a pair of cotton gloves to pop in your hand luggage so you can spend the flight moisturising and arrive at your destination with plump and soft hands that look years younger.




A knockout smile
Teeth whitening can knock years off a person, so team up your refreshed pearly whites with a sunkissed glow & your really rocking that holiday glamour. For best results, talk to your dentist & steer clear of online products that promise brilliant white teeth at a bargain price as they can actually damage the enamel of your teeth and make things worse.

Luscious Locks
Our hair can suffer as we age and begin to lose natural oils that can leave it feeling like a bale of straw. You might also find that your hair is losing some of its volume, so take action now to avoid looking a bit witchy

Your hair will almost certainly turn grey and eventually white as you grow older, but that’s not the only thing that happens. Its texture also changes. If your hair is fine textured it will become even finer and more delicate, and if it’s thick, it will become coarse and wiry. You may also find it difficult to wear your hair long.

But with proper care, you can make it look as good as it did in younger years.

Invest in some volume-enhancing hair products from your hairdresser and have a rethink on colour – blonde hair appears a lot thicker than darker shades and it’s easier to hide greys so if you can pull of blinds then it might be worth going for a lighter tone.

Firm up that figure
Even if you’ve never been a gym bunny, weight gets far harder to shift as we get older – so now’s the time to get moving!

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Yoga & Pilates is amazing for toning up those tums & bums without feeling like you’ve been flogged at some army style boot camp, so give it a try!



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