When crowds of fans are awestruck by your radiant complexion and sleek, shining hair from 50 feet away, you've made a hella impression. When you add superstar charisma, the bearing of a monarch and a trim figure swathed in a graphic black-and-white floral gown by Dolce & Gabbana, you rule the red carpet. And obviously, you're Dame Helen Mirren at the TIFF 2015 premiere of Eye in the Sky at Roy Thompson Hall a couple of days ago.
Even from the second floor of the L'Oréal Paris installation in David Pecaut Square we were dazzled by Helen Mirren's glowing skin and fantastic bold red lips. That radiance even reads on Instagram. And though I rather wish I didn't have to mention age, that the Academy-Award-winning actress is 70 just rachets up the awe. She looked incredible. Which leads to a very important question: who did Helen Mirren's makeup?
LA-based celebrity makeup artist Fabiola has names such as Brooke Shields, Julianne Moore, Amanda Seyfried and Katie Holmes on her résumé. Via Instagram, she told us that she used a facial oil from Arya Essentials to give Helen's skin that wonderful luminosity.
Arya Essentials Face Oil ($92 US, aryaessentials.com) is an ayurvedic blend of essential oils including argan, jojoba, rosehip, neem and sandalwood, as well as tulsi, a botanical rich in antioxidants, and amla extract from an Indian gooseberry very high in vitamin C. Another oil in the formula comes from a herb called brahmi, also known as centella asiatica, which has healing and collagen-boosting properties.
And on Helen's lips? Fabiola says she used NARS Dragon Girl Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($32 at sephora.ca and $25 at sephora.com) with NARS semi-matte lipstick in Jungle Red ($34 at sephora.ca and $26 at sephora.com) on top.
Whatcha think, lovelies?