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Hair, Make Up & Style for Older Women – Petite

Candice, petite at 4’11”, a retired probation officer, looked absolutely stunning after her makeover with SoSensational.  We changed her hair, makeup and style and now Candice’s husband calls her his “young lady”.  How wonderful is that!



Candice – Hello, I’m Candice and I’m from Kettering. I’m considered to be petite size because of my height. But now I’m retired. I’m so out of touch, I find that black is creeping into my wardrobe quite a lot. I’m really looking forward to today. I’m looking forward to having my hair done, to wear the kind of makeup that suits me, and I’m looking forward to trying on some really super clothes.

Cyndy – Would you like to see what a really great makeover can achieve? I’m Cyndy, and my business partner Janna and I, help grown-up women find wonderful appropriate clothes, at

Trisha – And I’m Trisha. I’m founder of Look Fabulous Forever, and we have a range of makeup specifically formulated for older women. Keep watching this video and you’ll see how the right clothes, hair and makeup can completely transform your appearance. – So we’ve done a lovely makeup on Candice using the Look Fabulous Forever products, and we’ve started off with her eyes, making sure they’re well defined. Love her eyebrows framing her face and her eyes. And beautiful cheek colour, peach cream and soft coral lips. And I think you’ll agree with me that she looks absolutely gorgeous.

Cyndy – We’re showing a basic tee for Candice. This is the perfect neckline for her, it actually mirrors the length of her face into the shape of the tee. And it’s something that she always should be looking out for. And we’ve also put Candice in a different bra which gives her more support.

Cyndy – Here’s Candice in the basic top and jeggings that you saw before. What we’ve done is added a jacket, and we’re going to add different jackets so that she can wear the basics on different occasions. This one, with the little peplum, is very slimming for the hips, it’s beautiful, and it has a divine colour for her.

Cyndy – We’ve taken this jacket here, and we’ve given it a bit of a dress-up with some bling. Now this is beautifully in proportion in the scale of Candice’s petite size. Another thing with petites is always to have the sleeve length shorter than the wrists so that it actually elongates her legs.

Cyndy – This jacket which Candice has told me is her actual favourite is in a petite size, it’s got lovely 3/4 length sleeves which work perfectly. It’s a jacket that can be worn perfectly well with the basics of the trousers and the top, and for even more formal occasions would look great with a skirt. In this pencil knee-length skirt, court shoes, and the coatigan in one block of colour, Candice now looks taller and slimmer.


So what do you think?

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