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Helen Mirren looks age-defying in inspirational makeup-free selfie

The Queen star looked fabulous at the Oscars

Sharnaz Shahid
Deputy Online Editor
March 7, 2018
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Helen Mirren is one amazing style icon! The 72-year-old actress showed off her flawless, age-defying complexion in a candid makeup-free selfie following her appearance at the Oscars on Sunday night. Taking to her Instagram page, the British star shared a picture of herself sitting in her hair and make-up chair before her glam squad worked their magic. "Oscar night before," she simply captioned the snap. She then uploaded a post-transformation photo, with her face made up with lashings of black mascara and smoky eyeshadow. "And after... with the help of those in the photo," Helen explained.

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Helen Mirren showed off her flawless complexion in a stunning makeup-free selfie

Fans immediately posted lovely comments underneath the makeup-free selfie, with one stating: "It's not about perfection, but about embracing who you are and accept that true beauty comes from personality not makeup. Inspirational lady!" Another wrote: "No glam. Still Helen. And I love you." A third post read: "Thank you for showing your real self." A fourth follower added: "Thank you Helen this is a fantastic selfie share."

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The star also posted a snap with her glam squad

The inspirational post comes shortly after Helen urged women not to get too "obsessed" with the small details when applying make-up. The Queen actress, who is an ambassador for L'Oreal Paris, recently told Byrdie: "I am very used to putting makeup on and I actually love doing my own makeup. I love sitting down in front of my huge blow-up mirror and putting on my makeup. A tip for putting on makeup is to always look at yourself from a distance and keep referring to the distance that most people would be looking at you because sometimes you can get too obsessed with the detail when you look too close."

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