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HOW TO CREATE THE BEST LOOKING SKIN FOR YOUR AGE USING FOUNDATION AND CONCEALER BY OUR TOP MAKEUP AND HAIR ARTIST OONAGH CONNOR

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When should you use foundation and where should you apply concealer? What about tinted moisturiser, primer and BB creams? Also which shades work best?

Creating the perfect formula for makeup depends on your skin and age. The ratio for foundation to concealer changes through the decades. For instance, you'll probably be using 90 percent foundation, 10 percent concealer in your 20s but the ratio will change to 70 percent foundation 30 percent concealer in your 60s and you should consider ditching foundation altogether when you're 70 and just use concealer.

Our celebrity beauty expert Makeup and Hair Artist Oonagh Connor has created the ultimate guide to achieving optimum results using foundations and makeup according to your age for the Daily Mail.

'The more even-looking your skin, the more youthful you'll seem,' she advises. 'Getting the right ratio is an under-used weapon in the fight against ageing.'

For the Daily Mail, Oonagh outlines typical skin issues through your decades and reveals her makeup tricks to solve them. For instance, in your 30s when wrinkles start to appear she suggests, 'You may need to dab concealer under the eyes and on lids as a base for shadow (the thin, delicate skin here creases more), as well as on blemishes'.

Oonagh also recommends the best beauty products on the market with prices ranging from Lasting Perfection Concealer (£3.99 from Superdrug) to The Zelens Age Control Foundation (£65 at John Lewis).

Discover more tips from Oonagh in the Daily Mail's beauty feature, The Magic Makeup Formula For Achieving Perfect Skin At Any Age here.