Ageing Gracefully

Dame Helen Mirren sparkled on the red carpet at the Screen Actors Guild awards in Los Angeles on Saturday evening. The star wore a glamorous silver and gold Jenny Packham gown, a Rauwolf bag, Harry Winston jewels, and Stuart Weitzman shoes, looking every inch the screen siren.

Mirren was up for two motion picture awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for her role in Trumbo, as well as Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Lead Role for Woman In Gold. Although Mirren didn’t take home a statuette for either category, she was a winner in the fashion and beauty stakes.

The 70-year-old British actress looked phenomenal—the epitome of elegance, and, dare we say, sexy, in her figure-hugging gown. She was not only one of the best-dressed at the glitzy event, she was also one of the most beautiful. Her make-up was minimal, yet polished and flawless. Her hair was softly curled to frame her face and showcase those stunning, multi-hooped diamond earrings.

SAG Awards | January, 2016 | Daily Mail

Over the years, as she seemingly defies ageing, Ms. Mirren has been asked about her beauty routine (she doesn’t really have one), her skincare secret (she’s not obsessive about her skin, but she does use moisturiser morning and night), and her make-up (on this point, she has discovered an important fact):

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It’s absolutely true that, as you get older, you have to wear less and less make-up.



Ageing gracefully is something Mirren learned from her mother:

My mother told me an amazingly wise thing that I’ve found to be true, which is that you should never worry about getting older. Because an amazing thing happens. As you reach each age you find, like a miracle, you’ve got the weapons, or tools, to deal with it. So your body gets older but your mind gets better. You’ve learned how to deal with relationships. You’ve realised you’re not the only person in the world, and beauty’s not the most important thing. 

Perhaps this is why Ms. Mirren looks so effortlessly chic and stunning. She isn’t trying to be either; she’s just being real.

Helen Mirren (website); Post Photo, L’Oreal Paris


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