Forget pricey plastic surgery or expensive face creams, these celebs pick up their favourite skincare and makeup on the high street...
Women over the age of 40 are making serious waves in the beauty industry. Just take Dame Helen Mirren, Brand Ambassador for L’Oréal Paris. In her latest campaign for the brand, Helen challenges old age perceptions in a bid to change attitudes towards older women. The campaign for L’Oreal’s latest skincare product, Age Perfect Golden Age finishes with Helen stating “We’ve still got it, and we’re still worth it.” The product itself
promises to ‘flatter mature skin tones, to help bring back a rosy glow to cheeks and make skin feel re-cushioned.” Referring to women as “gold not old” the campaign highlights that older women possess valuable wisdom and experience.
Sporting Monroe-style Hollywood waves and glowing skin, the 70-year-old icon gives younger L’Oréal Paris stars Beyoncé and Cheryl Cole a run for their money! Watch the stunning campaign below.
It was Helen’s ‘subtle and alluring’ qualities which drew the brand to her. For theatre and cinema audiences around the world, Helen Mirren is “brilliant, irreverent, beautiful, sexy and quintessentially British,” says Elen Macaskill, General Manager for L’Oréal Paris.
To get Helen’s youthful glow, warm two drops of L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Golden Age, £9.99 into your fingertips before applying it to your skin in the morning. This will keep your skin dewy and nourished, plus it’s got a lovely scent.
The Oscar award-winning actress joins Jane Fonda, Julienne Moore and Hugh Laurie on the list of high achieving actors to front a L’Oréal Paris campaign. Helen openly considers herself ‘ok looking’ and hopes her collaboration with L’Oreal will inspire other women to be comfortable in their own skin. “I hope I can inspire other women towards greater confidence by making the most of their natural good looks. We are all worth it!” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves!
Proving that women simply look more beautiful as they age, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite celebrities and uncovered their beauty secrets to share with you. And the best part is that these celebrity beauty secrets can all be found on the High Street! Starting from just £2, you won’t believe what keeps these gorgeous ladies looking so young and youthful. Keep reading to steal their tips, and their beauty buys!
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Jerry Hall's iconic head of hair has graced the cover of every major magazine since the late 1970's. Fast forward 30 years and four children later and the 58-year-old Texan beauty still looks every inch a supermodel. Her once waist-length locks might now sit just below her shoulders but their immaculate mirror shine and thick voluminous texture is still very much intact.
Her secret? Olive Oil - slathered on by the handful. The former actress cites this £2 beauty remedy - passed down by her glamourous mother - as solely responsibly for her healthy head of hair and supple, youthful looking skin.
Try it at home by warming a bottle of Boots Olive Oil in a bowl of hot water for a few minutes, before massaging a teaspoon amount into the ends and scalp. Leave it on for between 10 and 20 minutes, before gently shampooing it out. The nutrient-rich properties quickly seep into the hair shaft repairing the moisture bonds for strengthened sleek locks in an instant.
It works equally well on dry patches, especially stubborn cracked heels. Simply douse your feet in a generous helping before slipping them into Sanctuary Moisture Locking Socks, £5 . Keep them overnight if you want and wake up to baby soft feet just in time for this season's strappy sandals.
Can you believe Christy Turlington is 45? If you are now lusting after her wrinkle-free skin, glowing complexion and luscious hair, we can reveal her readily available beauty secrets to you for the first time. Christy is probably best known as the face and body of Calvin Klein, from 1987 to 2007, and she credits her fabulous physique to yoga (read our yoga guide to find out which classes would suit you), but her youthful look is down to Imdeem supplements, a brand Christy is now spokesperson for.
Imedeen supplements are individually designed for different ages and skincare needs, whether you are in your 30s and noticing the first signs of ageing, or in your 50s and looking to restore youthful beauty to your skin. Expensive moisturisers and serums will only do so much, but a skincare supplement like Imedeen will repair and protect your skin from within, giving deep nourishment where it matters most.
And if you need further proof of the power of Christy's beauty routine, the American model returned to Calvin Klein last summer, showcasing her amazing looks in their underwear campaign. Check out the campaign video to be further inspired by one of the original and best supermodels.
When you're as famous as Kylie Minogue, luxury skincare and makeup brands are always gifting products. Kylie knows what works for her skin though - Pond's Cold Cream Cleanser, £4.49 which comes highly-recommended by her mum.
A youthful glow doesn't have to mean going under the knife or splashing out hundreds of pounds on expensive lotions and potions. The always gorgeous Joanna Lumley swears by Astral Moisturiser, £3.70 - and has done for years as she revealed in a recent w&h interview.
Gwen rarely puts a foot wrong when it comes to fashion - mixing up pieces from her own label, L.A.M.B with other designers. Beauty-wise, she favours less pricey brands like our very own Barry M. We hear she can't get enough of their matte nail polishes (from £2.99)...
The Duchess of Cambridge always looks radiant. That might be down to regular bee-venom facials, or the £5 moisturiser she was spotted buying recently - Nivea Visage Pure & Natural Day Cream.
How does a Bond girl get 007's heart racing? With a little help from a very British brand of course! Naomie loves Champney's, especially their Mediterranean Bliss Bubble Heaven, £12 bubble bath which 'smells absolutely divine'.
Kohl liner is Fearne Cotton's trademark, so we imagine she's tried quite a few eye makeup removers. Simple's Kind to Eyes, £3.39 is her favourite by far.
The breathtaking gown may have been Givenchy for the premiere of Les Miserables, but Anne's nail polish? Only a bespoke manicure using £4 Mavala!
A little tin of Vaseline Lip Therapy, £1.79 is such a lifesaver during cold weather, even Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston are fans.
Hands up who wants lashes like the beautiful Helena Christensen? Then you need her favourite mascara - Maybelline's Great Lash, £4.99.
She's the face of Rimmel so it's perhaps no surprise that her makeup bag is packed with their products. The one item that she can't live without though is Soft Kohl Eye Pencil- just £2.99!