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My beauty secrets: Michele A’Court

Comedienne Michele A’Court shares her beauty secrets.

MY BEAUTY PHILOSOPHY IS…

People have to look at you, so make it a pleasant experience for them.

THE SKINCARE PRODUCTS I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT ARE…

Aspect’s Exfol Serum (1) in the morning to reset my skin after whatever happened yesterday. I use Cosmedix Define Resurfacing Treatment and Serum 16 (2) at night after a long day of stage and TV make-up. It’s fun piling on the paint, but this gives your skin the chance to do what it needs to take care of itself.

MY HAIRCARE SECRET IS…

Linda Joy, my hairdresser for the last 20 years, has her own salon in Birkenhead. Right now, she has me using Angel En Provence Helichrysum Revitalising Shampoo and Conditioner which makes it “best in show” glossy.

The must-have products in my make-up bag are… MAC Russian Red lipstick (3) and Blacktrack Fluidline Eyeliner and Estée Lauder’s TurboLash Mascara (4), which has a tiny vibrator in the wand to get the stuff all over each lash. The buzzing sound never fails to make me laugh – it gave me such a fright the first time I opened it, I threw it across the room. It’s all about the lips and lashes – I believe if you want people to listen to you, you need to show them where your mouth and eyes are.

My favourite beauty treat is…

Once a month (ever since I turned 40) I have visited Jude Luke at The Elements Medi-Spa & Beauty in Birkenhead for a facial. Jude decides what treatment and products I need and I trust her. She also does an amazing neck and head massage.

My biggest beauty sin is…

When I collapse into bed with mascara still on. It feels disgusting, though I quite like the moment of looking like a cheap tart when I wake up. There is something so wild and youthful about that.

The best thing my mother taught me about beauty was…

That it’s not only your job to look as good as you can, it can also be a tremendous amount of fun. Frock it up and paint it! Life is theatre – your wardrobe is your own costume department, and your bathroom is the make-up salon.

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