As we get older, however careful we are with our skincare routine, things begin to change. That once bright youthful bloom can become dull and dry looking – I know several ladies, younger than me by some years, who feel their way out of this is to apply ever more foundation and cosmetic powder. I find it difficult to tell them honestly that they look older than ever with this false colouring. I greet the world with bare faced cheek – literally. From a teenager, when encouraged by my very beautiful mother, to apply light moisturising every morning and evening and hand cream every night, I have never taken to face make up apart from a tiny bit of blusher maybe. I do however wear rather a lot of mascara. Where Duty led, I followed. I never planned to copy but my eyesight is very weak and if I can see a tidyish covering of lashes, then it must be ok!