7 times Helen Mirren proved bold lips work at any age
Too old for red? Never!
By Carli Alman
Beauty Crew Editor / August 11 2016
Helen Mirren can be called a legend for many reasons, but as far as we’re concerned, she’s earned her hero status for proving to women all over the world that there’s no such thing as being too old to rock a bold or bright lip.
So next time you look at a pigmented lip colour and think “Surely I’m too old for this”, think of Dame Helen Mirren and one of these seven amazing lip looks she’s pulled off (and these are just in the last year!).
This matte red hue paired with lined and defined eyes is a simple, yet effective way, to add glamour to any look.
Bright colour a bit too much for you? Dab it onto your lips with your finger to get a punch of colour that’s not as intense.
This red-meets-pink shade is a great balance between feminine and powerful, and as you can see, doesn’t need more than some eye definition and blush to work well.
Helen is never one to shy away from a playful beauty look (remember her pink hair?), and this fuchsia shade is just another example of how she experiments with her makeup - a lesson we could all learn!
Wise words from Helen: “You can get away with naked eyes if you've got red lips. Or red lips and sunglasses.”
Carli is BEAUTYcrew’s Editor and has been since the site launched in 2016. She is currently on a quest to find the perfect medium-coverage foundation for combination skin, is trying to narrow down her mascara collection to just three, and is embracing the power of AHAs. You can find her words right here on BEAUTYcrew, and previously on beautyheaven.