When it comes to holding back  those fine lines, there’s, well, a fine line between success and going just a little too far.

Despite being almost two decades Madonna’s senior, Barbra Streisand and Cliff Richard gave the 54-year-old a run for her money as all three made appearances this weekend.

While the older stars won plaudits, onlookers flooded Twitter with comments about Madonna’s ‘swollen’ face, with one writing: ‘Madonna, please stop messing with your face. It used to be lovely and now it’s weird.’

Eternally youthful: Cliff Richard, 72, credits diet and exercise for his appearance

Eternally youthful: Cliff Richard, 72, credits diet and exercise for his appearance

Another added: ‘Madonna looks absolutely ridiculous these days. Why on earth would anyone want to do THAT to their face?’

The remarks came as the star appeared at Twickenham Stadium for the Sound of Change charity gig.

She has previously insisted she stays looking young with the help of good skincare products and denied having any cosmetic procedures, but admitted she would not rule it out.

Miss Streisand and Sir Cliff, meanwhile, received a much more positive response at their shows on Saturday night.

Puffy: Madonna's appearance didn't impress fans
Smooth: Barbra Streisand swears by sunscreen

Puffy: Madonna’s appearance didn’t impress fans (left) and (right) Barbra Streisand, who swears by sunscreen


Fans paid up to £471 a ticket to see Miss Streisand, 71, at the O2 arena in London, describing her afterwards as ‘pure class’.

Miss Streisand has never admitted to surgery and credits her looks to yoga, sunscreen and a happy home life.

Sir Cliff, 72, who opened his tour at Harewood House, near Leeds, once confessed to using Botox but said he stopped after his eyebrows began to sag.

He also follows a diet tailored to his blood type and plays tennis three times a week.