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The Beauty of Maturity

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Gorgeous shorter hairstyle and the dress is a deep blue she favors.

Gorgeous shorter hairstyle and the dress is a deep blue she favors.

We live in a “forever young” society, and no one mirrors that more than our celebrities. Tucks, lifts, color, creams, in a never ending carousel of age defying attempts to remain youthful.

However…

When I looked at the results of artificially maintaining a “youthful look”

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

Mirren carries off this shirtdress in navy with particular panache. This is the power of personal confidence.
Mirren carries off this shirtdress in navy with particular panache. This is the power of personal confidence. | Source

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

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.

Classic Fashion

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.

Helen Mirren keeps the style classic and soft. I think that is a great direction for many older women to consider in their hairstyles. I like how she keeps length, but has control and a classic look.
Helen Mirren keeps the style classic and soft. I think that is a great direction for many older women to consider in their hairstyles. I like how she keeps length, but has control and a classic look.

Her Silver Hair

in my own experience, since letting my hair grow into its gray these things made the difference between frumpy and lovely:

Hair Serum Alberto VO 5 for silver hair Specially formulated silver hair conditioner and shampoo

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

Big picture hat

A picture hat frames her face and allows a peek at her silver locks at the same time. |

Mirren Fashion Points

  1. Her hair is in healthy, good condition.
  2. Her hairstyle is classic.
  3. Lack of fussy details makes the most of her overall attractiveness.
  4. She uses clear colors in her wardrobe to highlight her skin and hair coloring.
  5. She also makes use of an overall subtle palette as a contrasting look.
  6. Her clothing is usually classic and always well fitted and flattering.
  7. She has a confident vibe, and a spirit of youthfulness about her.

 

More Hairstyles Of Gray

Forego The Fussy Trends

Sleek and pulled together is how I would describe her. Mirren seems to go by the adage, “Choose clothes that fit”.

No muffin tops.

Helen Mirren’s Style = Best Haircut

The directions for getting the style as interpreted by “the Hairstyler.com”:
Apply Mousse Apply styling mousse to damp hair, using your palm as a measuring guide, and evenly distribute it along the hair shaft. Styling mousse will add hold and can help achieve better results. (I use Paul Mitchell styling mousse)
Use a Medium Radial Brush  A medium radial brush is used on medium to long hair types to smooth out wavy or curly hair textures or to add body to straight hair. When selecting a radial brush, always use one with a pure bristle as this will not tear or damage the hair.
Blow-dry the Back UnderTo blow-dry under, start at the nape/back and place your brush under the section of hair close to the nape. With the dryer held up over the hair, pull the brush from the roots and continue to the mid length’s, keeping the blow-dryer following over the top. Once you reach the ends, curve them under. Repeat this step until the section is completely dry.Blow-dry the Sides UnderTo blow-dry the sides, take out a small section of hair from the front and clip the rest of the hair away. Next, place the brush under the section and then pull the brush and hair forward around your face (this curving motion creates body). Place the hair-dryer on top of the brush until you reach the ends and then turn the ends under. Repeat until dry.

Hairstyle Variations

-The sleek side-sweep

One of the ways to give gray hair star power.

-A soft side-swept fringe and graduated bob; heavily-kohled eye; pink lip.

This is probably my favorite look- and one that I try to imitate for a polished and pretty presentation.

Gray hair can be dramatic and elegant. Keeping it in good condition is key.

Beauty Products for Gray Hair – Gray hair care

Keep Your Silver Shining

I don’t know what hair products Helen Mirren uses, but she always manages to look fabulous. whether tousled, or with smooth waves, or slicked back- her hair is always great looking.

Try some of these great products for keeping your gray lock looking healthy and amazing. If you wish for more in depth look at what keeps silver hair looking as stunning as this famous celebrity…. learn to be a star in your own right: Silver Fox Hairstyles.

Since going gray I’ve learned that the best shampoo and conditioner is one that is mild, has yellow cancelling and conditioning properties.

Other sources of information on keeping gray hair in top condition and looking gorgeous:

Top selling shampoo and conditioner for gray hair on my articles. What’s to love?The ingredients are mild and paraben-free. I don’t know the exact products Helen Mirren uses on her hair, but for anyone who wants her sleek hair to look its best would do well to use the Pravana line of hair care.

Beautifully Blue

Her color choices range, but some of the most flattering are clear primary colors or their pastel versions. Clear and vibrant which is pretty with gray hair. Navy and clear dark blues have become a signature look for her- which sets off her silver locks.
Her colors range, but some of the most flattering are clear primary colors or their pastel versions. Clear and vibrant which is pretty with gray hair. Navy and clear dark blues have become a signature look for her- which sets off her silver locks.

Makeup for the Look – Look fabulous and natural

Tips for Mirren’s Makeup Look

Analyzed as wearing “a little blush, pink lips, and brown eyeliner”, her look is summed up as a healthy glow and muted lip and eyeliner colors. Accentuation without any garishness.

Leave the heavy eyeliner and bright colors to the younger woman. For the more mature woman it only looks harsh and unbecoming. These products will give you a fresh and attractive look you are aiming to achieve.

Bring out your eyes with the colors of nature. A range of neutrals to shape your eyes and accentuate them in a flattering way.

A pink shade of lipstick can give you Helen’s soft natural look. Pink lip color is one of the best daytime looks for a more mature face, it is soft and youthful looking.

Rich rosy pink is the perfect complement to silver hair and the coloring of a mature woman.

Soft Natural Color

Nothing harsh or garish
Effortlessly Gorgeous Helen Mirren

Effortlessly Gorgeous Helen Mirren- at least her natural glow seems effortless!

Helen’s Style

-a soft, neutral shadow, a strong eyeliner on the upper lid, no bottom lid liner and a medium colored lipstick.

Remarks on Helen M:

“The most interesting thing about Helen Mirren’s style is that while other actresses can look ridiculous trying to look young into their 60s, Helen pulls it off by looking natural and effortless.”

Helen Mirren Makeup Look – Get the top makeup tips

Her eyes have a range of neutral and sable brown to softly highlight them. Lighter on the lid with deeper brown in the socket area bring out her eyes without an aging, crepey look that glimmery colorful shadows can produce.
Her eyes have a range of neutral and sable brown to softly highlight them. Lighter on the lid with deeper brown in the socket area bring out her eyes without an aging, crepey look that glimmery colorful shadows can produce.

Best Eye Cream – For Your Anti Aging Arsenal

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These aren’t products that Helen Mirren would use, necessarily, but they will help the rest of us attempt to look as good as she does. Good facial creams are the one essential (next to a good night’s sleep) to keeping ones skin looking and feeling beautiful.

After we look to our health, some of these products give results that help make us shine.

Classic Mirren

Classic Mirren

Her Makeup Style

“Helen uses blush on her cheeks to add a vibrant, healthy glow, and she keeps her eye makeup design minimal, but elegant, with the focus on eyeliner rather than lots of eyeshadow. She knows how to vamp things up with classic red lipstick and strategic shine on Oscar night, but she also plays around with other flattering lip colors for everyday wear.” – Makeup for Women Over 45

Rich, rosy lip and blush give a glow of health.

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Firming, and it reduces age spots, this is the night cream that Helen Mirren is quoted as using for her own beauty regimen.

Gorgeous in Red

Gorgeous in Red
Gorgeous in Red

More Mirren – Links on the Web

Style Quotes From The Star

“I don’t want to wear a frumpy jacket over a sleeveless dress”

“I love cleansers and I like using body creams and face creams, but I don’t honestly know if they do anything for you. I like the way they make me feel – fresh, comfortable, clean and ready for the day. I do love L’Oréal Age Perfect Rehydrating Cream Night; it makes me feel good when I put it on. I am a great consumer of all that but I am realistic about what it can do. It’s more about how it makes you feel and and your feeling about yourself.”

I look 70 with a lot of makeup on and nice hair, I do totally look 70!

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