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Claudia Winkleman reveals she breaks beauty rules to achieve her perfect skin

The Strictly star's routine is the definition of low maintenance!

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Diane Shipley
Senior Online Writer
December 18, 2019
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Gorgeous Strictly Come Dancing co-host Claudia Winkleman is so glamorous you'd imagine that she must spend hours on a ten-step beauty routine, but the presenter insists that she can't be bothered. In a refreshingly candid interview with Prima, the 47-year-old revealed her less is more approach, saying she has a "the messier the better" philosophy that means she doesn't take off her makeup before bed, have mirrors at home, or spend time, as she puts it: "leaning over a sink with a piece of cotton wool with toner on it at 10 o’clock at night."

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The glamorous star presents Strictly alongside Tess Daly 

In fact, Claudia thinks her lack of make-up removal might actually be beneficial, saying: "I don’t want to denounce any myths but I’ve never taken my makeup off before going to bed and I’m 47. Never done it. And I have much better dreams with shedloads of eye makeup on." However, the brunette beauty does have one major tip for any women who want to emulate her glowing look: get enough sleep. "I sleep a lot. I have a nap every day," Claudia admitted, going on to say: "After the school run if I can, I will always get back into bed for a sleep, my family and I call it my morning meeting. About an hour, definitely 45 minutes – I had two yesterday!"

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Claudia is known for rocking a dramatic eyeliner and nude lip

The mum-of-three also talked about her favourite products, revealing that her signature bold eyeliner is by Lord & Berry, saying: "It’s delicious. I put it everywhere – inside, in the corner and then I might rub a bit on my finger and dab it along. It’s quite haphazard… I’m never going to do a polite mid-brown flick. I either wear loads or absolutely nothing. I think you’re setting yourself up for a hassle if you want a perfect line… I only believe in ramshackle."

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The star shared that the other products she stays loyal to are YSL Opium perfume, MAC lipsticks Fleshpot and Lady Danger, and Head and Shoulders shampoo, for whom she's a brand ambassador. When it comes to fake tan, Claudia's favourites are LA Tanning and Amanda Harrington.

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