Helen Mirren gives us a beauty lesson

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Damn, Helen Mirren looks great for her age, even in a bikini. We can't think of anyone better to give us some beauty advice. Luckily, we've got her secrets right here.

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The British screen legend, Helen Mirren's got skin to die for and style we can only hope to have at her age.

Turning 69 this year, the Dame reveals her beauty secrets to Redbook.com and we're taking heed.

We suggest you do the same...

Helen Mirren's tips on makeup

All this glamourous lady needs is red lippy and sunnies. Man, she's such a rock star.

"I love putting it on, and I get really into it: a little bit of this here, a little bit of that there… But then I stand back and look in the mirror and it's awful! So I take it all off because I've gotten too anal about it. It's absolutely true that as you get older, you have to wear less and less makeup. You can get away with naked eyes if you've got red lips. Or red lips and sunglasses."

Helen Mirren's beauty tips

Helen's a die hard fan of L'Oreal. Proof you don't have to spend tons to look your best.

"Lately I've been using a Kate Somerville face wash, but I'm also a great believer in drugstore products. You don't have to spend a lot of money to get quality stuff nowadays. A brand like L'Oréal has amazing technology."

Helen Mirren's skincare routine

A firm believer in Latisse, and a beauty brand fanatic, she hasn't a real routine. We're fans of changing it up too, Helen.

"I don't have one, quite honestly. I don't really know what a beauty routine is. But I love beauty products, and I'm always trying new ones. One thing I consistently use is Latisse [the prescription lash-growth serum]. It really works, and if your eyelashes look great, you can let a lot of other things be crap."

Helen Mirren's haircare tips

Wow, being the adventurous type, she's snip-happy when it comes to her mane. Even before big red carpet events. Now that's bravery.

"I have very fine hair, so I like a gentle shampoo and conditioner from either Crabtree & Evelyn or Kiehl's...I can't handle going to the hairdresser every six weeks, so I only go about once a year. In between, I get out the scissors and do something, usually rather disastrously. Sometimes I'll even chop my hair the morning of a big red-carpet event."

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