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Carol Vorderman's foundation revealed - and the clever way she applies it

The TV star is glowing right now…

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Laura Sutcliffe
Fashion and Beauty News Editor
Updated: January 31, 2022
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There is no doubt about it, Carol Vorderman looks incredible. The age-defying 61-year-old never has so much as a hair out of place and always looks fresh, youthful and glowing.

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Her makeup artist - Lauren O'Donnell listed all her favourite makeup products on Instagram that keep her looking tip-top, and the one we were most interested in was her foundation. We all know that a good base does wonders for the skin and Carol's favourite choice is BECCA Ultimate Coverage 24 Hour Foundation, which you could pick up for £32 before the brand discontinued its range in September 2021.

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If you're looking to create Carol's airbrushed look, fear not! There are several dupes for the BECCA Ultimate Coverage 24 Hour Foundation. The formula is oil-free, gives full coverage and feels weightless on skin due to it's water-resistant texture, much like The Ordinary's Serum Foundation - which has earned cult status after becoming a fan favourite. 

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We spoke to Lauren who gave us the lowdown on Carol's skin. "I like to buff foundation on in circular motions - Carol likes quite a full coverage foundation and using this technique gives a more airbrush finish and means you use less product."

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Carol's skin always looks amazing

She added: "She also likes to be bronzed, so I like to use cream bronzers and I’m loving the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter in a slightly warmer colour under her foundation."

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The Ordinary Serum Foundation, £5.70, LookFantastic


The talented professional also told us the skincare regime the TV star follows and it's great to see some high-street favourites. "I prep her skin with Cerave Sensitive Eye Cream and a mix of Weleda skin food light with a few drops of Organic Rosehip oil."

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Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter, £34, Cult Beauty


It's interesting that Carol uses the Weleda Skin Food. This product has a massive celebrity following - including a certain Victoria Beckham. The fashion designer doesn't just use it on her face either, she loves to slather it all over her body.

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Weleda Skin Food Lotion, £7.95, Look Fantastic


She previously revealed it also works wonders at prolonging her summer tan, sharing on Instagram: "It keeps your skin so hydrated and moisturised. It's really, really thick and I love how it feels all over the body. It's a really great product."

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You're in great company Carol!

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