Helen Mirren’s Beauty Products for Radiant Skin at the SAG Awards

Robert Hundley

    Helen Mirren showed up to the 2022 SAG Awards dressed to impress from head to toe. And her lifetime achievement award wasn’t the only highlight of the night—her makeup look also stole the show.

    Fortunately for us, makeup artist Jo Strettell shared all the details on how she created Mirren’s radiant-looking complexion, including the names of all of the top-rated products she used. The lineup consists of all L’Oréal Paris products: The L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Rosy Tone Moisturizer, Radiant Serum Foundation with SPF 50, Radiant Concealer with Hydrating Serum, Voluminous Original Mascara, and the Colour Riche Satin Lipstick.

    Of course, it comes as no surprise that the actress used all L’Oréal Paris products—she is one of the brand’s beauty ambassadors. But what did surprise us is how simple her red carpet beauty routine is to follow.

    To help you get your best youthful and stunning complexion, we’re breaking down each step of the Dame’s beauty routine for the big night.

    She preps her skin with moisturizer.

    To prep Mirren’s skin, Strettell used the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Rosy Tone Moisturizer.


    Age Perfect Rosy Tone Moisturizer

    L’Oréal Paris

    The lightweight facial moisturizer is designed specifically for mature skin and is formulated with Imperial Peony extracts and LHA (lipohydroxy acid) to gently exfoliate dead skin cells, revealing a brighter more rosy-toned complexion. The ingredients also include salicylic acid, known to work wonders for treating uneven skin and aid signs of aging.

    “Salicylic acid is a beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) in the category of active ingredients called salicylates, derived from willow bark,” said Ava Shamban, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist in Santa Monica and Beverly Hills, in a previous interview for Prevention.

    “It gets to work like a little jackhammer,” added Dr. Shamban, breaking down dead skin cells and dissolving impurities that build up and cause breakouts.

    Next, a hydrating foundation.

    Using the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Radiant Serum Foundation in ‘Golden Beige,’ Strettell applies the product all over Mirren’s face, neck, and ears, making sure to buff it into skin using a buffing brush to achieve a flawless, light, and natural-looking finish.

    The foundation is also beloved by Amazon customers, receiving a 4.3-star rating and tons of rave reviews. Reviewers love the skin-nourishing blend of vitamin B3 and a hydration serum. Vitamin B3 is also a well-studied ingredient that works to repair damaged DNA and reduce the effects of UV rays from the sun.

    She covers and brightens specific areas using concealer.

    To brighten the skin, Strettell uses the Radiant Concealer with Hydrating Serum and applies it to Mirren’s under eyes, around the nose, and outside the lip line to lighten everything up.


    Age Perfect Radiant Concealer

    L’Oréal Paris


    Similar to the foundation, it’s also formulated with a hydrating serum and glycerin, which work together to conceal imperfections like dark circles and fine lines. The formula dries down to a smooth, luminous finish and it won’t settle into fine lines, according to the brand.

    She defines the lashes with a few coats of mascara.

    For mega volume and length, Strettell swipes a few coats of the Voluminous Original Mascara on Mirren’s top and bottom lashes.

    The mascara is made with a slew of nourishing ingredients that work to make the lashes look up to five times fuller and thicker, according to the brand. It also resists annoying clumps, thanks to its amazing wand, which works to coat each individual lash. The mascara is also packed with jojoba oil and ceramide-R, which work together to protect and condition the lashes.

    Fun fact: This $7 powerhouse is also a go-to pick for Eva Longoria!

    To complete the look, she reaches for plum-colored lipstick.

    Lastly, Strettell uses the Colour Riche Satin Lipstick in ‘Plum Explosion’ to add a beautiful pop of color to Mirren’s lips.


    Colour Riche Satin Lipstick

    L’Oréal Paris

    Available in 30+ pigmented shades, this satin lipstick will leave your lips feeling super soft and hydrated. Its formula is also nondrying and does not smudge or bleed, so you won’t have to worry about reapplying constantly.

    And that’s it! An easy, affordable red carpet beauty routine that also works for the day. If it’s good enough for the Dame, it’s definitely good enough for us.

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