Even in her 70s Helen Mirren still manages to ooze elegance and glamour and always looks fabulous on the red carpet. With her short blonde hair, love of bold lipstick and touches of shimmery eye shadow here and there, Helen is our go-to role model!

But just how does she look so good? Talking to Redbook in America, Helen recently admitted that she doesn’t have that much of a beauty routine but loves playing with make-up. Her one big tip as you get older? She said, “It’s absolutely true that as you get older, you have to wear less and less make-up. You can get away with naked eyes if you’ve got red lips. Or red lips and sunglasses.”

And skin care wise she’s always been a fan of the high street! “Lately I’ve been using a Kate Somerville face wash, but I’m also a great believer in drugstore (high street) products.” She said. “You don’t have to spend a lot of money to get quality stuff nowadays. A brand like L’Oréal has amazing technology.”

So take it in your stride recommends Helen! Wear less make-up and try lots of new innovative products that don’t cost the earth. Her favourite right now is apparently the new L’Oréal Paris Rosy Re-Fortifying Day Cream, £14.99, which is a new anti-ageing cream designed to smooth out wrinkles and plump skin.

And her hair? Helen’s not afraid to try something new after having dyed her hair pink in 2013, she’s always restyling her short ‘do.



Speaking to Hannah Betts for The Daily Mail , Helen admitted her Cannes 2016 styles was an at-home hair colour! She said, “I maybe colour it twice a year. I use a shade that will blend – L’Oreal Paris Light Beige Blonde – and allow that to grow out. My sister and I still give each other streaks with an old toothbrush. I don’t have my hair cut in a salon – maybe once, twice a year, but I cut it myself a lot.”

So there you have it – at home cuts, high street skin care and make-up free days! That’s how Helen looks so bloomin’ good! Sign us up please!