Then I started looking for examples of hair style and makeup that works for the now me – new would be a bit of a misleading adjective.
The woman whose mature looks I most admire is Helen Mirren, and I am not alone in that admiration.
Interview With Helen
Focus On Helen Mirren
Today there are many celebrities with gray hair, who look comfortable in their skin, wrinkles and all. Helen Mirren was one of the avant garde in allowing signs of age become integrated into her style and personal brand of beauty.
This gave me the idea that I could personally glean some tips on how to age gracefully and remain more attractive as I proceeded into my senior years.
In this article, find:
Fashion tips for older women
Makeup colors and products for older skin
Inspirational pictures of Helen Mirren and some of her bio
Silver hair tips
What About Her Style Can We Emulate?
I found it hard to make the transition to live in my older appearance… I needed different makeup colors, different application methods, different clothing styles (and sizes), and a different hair style to accommodate the new texture of my now gray hair.
Here is what I could glean from the lovely Helen Mirren.
No Ordinary Pose
Her Beauty Style
Helen Mirren, a spokesperson for L’Oreal Paris, has been quoted as simply “cleaning my face… and putting on moisturizer”. But of course, when showing up publicly, there is more to her regimen.
lipstick and lip liner – red and berry colors, currently.
rosy moisturizer- for a glow
she has used microblading
Navy is a signature color
Helen Mirren’s Fashion
I took some photos of her medium bob into my hair stylist to get my style as close as possible. (We each have different types of hair, but the bob is classic). My stylist said she appreciated two things about that: (1) a clear idea of what I wanted, (2) and that she had freedom to interpret the look for my hair.
How often do we want a look for thin hair when ours is thick, or vice versa?
It helps to desire to create your own style and simply use another’s as a guideline to experiment with your own variation.
In the Makeup Mirror
Mirren’s pink shades in lipstick ranging to a light ruby lip is great for the lighter coloration of Caucasian mature skin. A matte look for the face in general, and an emphasized, but not heavily made-up, eye with soft colors is kind to the appearance.
Her clothing is always praised… she is classic with an edge. Soft and natural, like her hair, she wears nothing boxy or harshly structured.
Soft, casually stylish, healthy… and gray.
Her Silver Hair
in my own experience, since letting my hair grow into its gray these things made the difference between frumpy and lovely:
Smoothed, healthy, and moisturized hair has a sheen that reflects the light,
Without conditioning, gray hair can be frizzy and dull. I like leave-in conditioner and serums now. A hair straightener (a mechanical type, not chemical) for those who want straight styles gives a professional finish.
Helen Mirren has soft waves, but a smooth and conditioned surface. Her haircut is a classic bob, cut into a loosely layered look. Sometimes she has a fringe of bangs and sometimes not.
The Picture Of Style
Mirren Fashion Points
Her hair is in healthy, good condition.
Her hairstyle is classic.
Lack of fussy details makes the most of her overall attractiveness.
She uses clear colors in her wardrobe to highlight her skin and hair coloring.
She also makes use of an overall subtle palette as a contrasting look.
Her clothing is usually classic and always well fitted and flattering.
She has a confident vibe, and a spirit of youthfulness about her.