How does Demi Moore really look so good at 57?

Sonia Haria
demi moore - Thomas Whiteside/Vogue Spain

At 57 years old, Demi Moore looks sensational in a fashion shoot for this month’s issue of Spanish Vogue. Androgynous styling aside, my eye went straight to Moore’s make-up and vibrant skin. Although, quite frankly, it was the fact that there wasn’t much make-up on Demi’s face that was the striking statement. 

Demi is currently in lockdown with her ex-husband Bruce Willis, their three daughters, Bruce’s current wife and their two daughters. Her Vogue story was shot back in March in Los Angeles, before lockdown - and yesterday I spoke to Demi’s make-up artist Sandy Ganzer to find out how she really does look so good at 57. 

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“As we age, we tend to lose moisture in our skin and it can start to look dull,” says Ganzer. She suggests using a light-reflecting illuminating primer either alone or under foundation. If you don’t have one, you can make your own by mixing any liquid highlighter in with your moisturiser or foundation. “Just make sure it’s shimmery and not glittery,” adds Ganzer.  On the shoot, Demi brought her own favourite cream with her, Creme Dermopurifiante by Biologique Recherche.  

Demi Moore - Thomas Whiteside/Vogue Spain

Use an oil base

“For Demi, I used all cream or oil-based products to keep her skin looking radiate and glowy,” says Ganzer. She used a tinted oil to give just a little coverage and let her natural skin shine through - try Tinted Face Oil by Kosas, £40. “Sometimes on shoots I have to adapt my make-up for the lighting or location, but for this one I wanted to keep her makeup as stripped down as possible,” adds Ganzer.

Tonal make-up is modern 

“To me, a modern look isn’t overly done up or too complicated,” says Ganzer. “It should be fresh, vibrant and dewy.” One of Ganzer’s favourite quick tips for pulling a look together is to use a bit of your blush colour on the eyes as a finishing touch. “I almost always apply the same blush or bronzer I use on the cheeks to the eyelid to unify the make-up and make it look more cohesive,” she notes.   

Focus on the eyes   

“I think it’s also really important to accentuate your eyes as you get older,” says Ganzer. “I always use a brown or black eye pencil, gel liner or shadow with a flat angled brush and wiggle it into the upper lash line between the lashes. It makes them look full and fluttery and really makes your eyes ‘pop’.” This makes the eyes look defined without being too overdone. For Moore, Ganzer used the Kajal InkArtist shadow liner in Tea House by Shiseido, £22, applied on the upper and bottom lash line, then buffed out to create a subtlety smoky effect. For mascara, she used two coats of Perricone MD No Makeup Mascara, £25.  

demi - Thomas Whiteside/Vogue Spain

Finishing touches   

“Eyebrows truly frame your face, so it’s important to keep a nice shape,” advises Ganzer. “The trend now is natural and full, which I think is great. Sometimes thinner brows can age you, and at one time or another we’ve all been found guilty of over-tweezing, so filling in where needed can be a crucial step to looking more youthful.” Ganzer used the Precisely My Brow, £22.50, and Gimme Brow Gel by Benefit, £22.50.