I know, aging is a human process. It happens to everyone. Eventually, it will be evident in your face and appearance.
Madonna looked very much according her age during Erotica and Bedtime Stories promo, a woman in her early 30s. I just watched the Evita movie (1996) for the first time and noticed how she looked too 'old' for the role she played, a character in the late 20s. Madonna looked more like 40 at that point, being 36-37 during the shooting of the film. She suddenly started looking like a middle aged woman.
In 1997, during the creation of RoL, she rocked the longer curly hair and had less make-up. To me, she looked like a totally different person, very different from 1994-Madonna. I don't mean it in a negative way (she still looked fantastic) but it seemed she has aged 10 years between 1994/1995 and 1997/1998. Within 3 years, her looks transitioned from rebellious young woman to 40-something mother-of-two. It must be the make-up, her face suddenly looked more mature and more like the Madonna of now (esp. 00s Madonna). Does anyone think so too? Can you point towards what exactly changed her appearance and what made change so drastically?