Let’s fill in the blanks and talk a little beauty.
It’s often hard to find quick and easy answers to questions like this but I do find it focuses the mind and if nothing else reminds us of certain things we either become lazy about or forget, especially when it comes to beauty.
Beauty is one of those individual quests; we all partake in it but each to our own. Some of us like to follow a complex routine; others keep it simple. One way is no more effective than another; beauty and how we work it is very much an individual approach.
These are my answers; I’d love to hear yours. xv
My favourite feature is — My hair.
Don’t ask me why but I have always liked having long hair and I have always spent time and energy on looking after my hair. The only time I had a very short haircut, unintentionally and one of those unhappy moments when a hairdresser does the opposite of what was requested, I was traumatised forever more.
My ultimate beauty icon is — An older woman.
There are too many beautiful women whom I admire and when I started thinking who “she” was I realised I could not choose one. Charlotte Rampling, Julie Christie, Diane von Furstenberg, Julianne Moore, Cate Blanchett, Linda Rodin, Ines de la Fressange, Catherine Deneuve; the list is endless. I admire a face well lived and well loved.
Plastic surgery is — Never say never.
Plastic surgery is an individual and personal choice. It would seem to me the true art of plastic surgery is knowing when to say stop, enough is enough; to each his own though.
Lipstick or lip-gloss — Lipstick.
My signature hairstyle is — One length and mid shoulder.
My hair has become longer in the last few years to coincide with the natural grey colour. I prefer longer hair on me as it feels more feminine and adds softness to a “softer” face.
My top beauty tip is — Follow a skincare routine.
Cleansing is the one routine I never miss. It’s a twice a day ritual for me however tired or disinclined I may feel.
I can always splash cold water instead of toner but I can’t live without the other three.
Ageing is — the greatest privilege.
I am sure you know what I mean.
The best beauty advice I’ve ever received was — Never leave home without lipstick.
When there is no time for an elaborate make-up, a dash of lip colour can save the day.
My favourite beauty treat is — Massage.
What’s not to love?
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