Here’s something we can all agree on: Helen Mirren just keeps getting better with age! Whether it is a glamorous red carpet event or a charity event, she always looks graceful and sophisticated.
Helen never fails to show us that you can look confident and trendy at any age with the right hairstyle and makeup choices, and that’s why we love her. From her sophisticated makeup palette to her gorgeous shade of champagne blonde hair, Helen’s got it all figured out.
One look that we particularly love is this one: side swept hair with glowing, natural-looking makeup and fresh pink lipstick. This look can bring radiance to anyone regardless of age. If you want to mimic Helen’s look, here’s how you can get it:
In this particular look, Helen has chosen an earthy makeup palette, bold enough for the evening and still looks natural and soft for the day. She highlights her blue eyes with a beautiful bronze eye shadow and darker brown eyeliner at the lower lash lines.
Helen has small eyes so to counteract this effect she has swept her eye shadow past the outer corner to make them appear larger. She also fills the eyelid area along the lash line with a really dark eyeliner. Try the Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in Blackest Black. All products featured in this story can be delivered not only to Australia and New Zealand but also worldwide.
Defining the brows is so important when you are over 60 as the eyebrows tend to become thinner and lighter. To create the perfect frame for her face, Helen has used a soft smoky beige eyebrow pencil to shape and define her brows. There are plenty of good eyebrow pencils out there and you don’t always have to buy expensive ones. Try the GloMinerals Brow Pencil.
Helen’s lips and cheeks also have some great colour to them, which harmonises with the jewel-tone theme on her eyes and in her emerald dress. A soft nude-pink shade has been applied to the apples of her cheeks and swept back and upwards towards the temples. That’s a great way to sculpt and define the face. Try the L’Oreal Paris True Match Blush.
For lips, Helen wears a soft pink lip colour with a little bit of gloss to add radiance to her whole look. A gloss or semi-gloss is a must-do for women with mature skin as it gives a plumping effect to the lips and counteracts the look of fine lines around the mouth. Try the Pixi By Petra Mattelustre Lipstick or the Loreal Paris Colour Riche 30 Year Lipstick Creamy #285 Pink Fever.
Here, Helen gives her hair an exaggerated side-part. To do that, you’ll need to use a blow-drier. Blow the voluminous part of the hair to one side and then add a hairspray to hold it in place. This look isn’t supposed to look too done up, so keep it natural. Try the Moroccanoil Volumizing Mousse 250ml.
Pick a foundation that is designed for mature skin like the Thalgo Silicium Anti-Ageing Foundation 30ml in Opale, Natural or Ombre.