What are your plans for Christmas and New Year?
I’ll be in London, celebrating a traditional English Christmas. We will have a fir tree decorated with handmade decorations, many of them made by me, and will be surrounded by our children, grandchildren and other family members. There will be a fabulous Christmas Eve party, a delicious Christmas Day lunch and Boxing Day celebrations, with lots of gifts.
Knowing you look good is empowering and gives you confidence.
Any tips for looking your best for the party season?
Apply my Timeless Beauty Contra Time SuperLift Eye Serum before you put your make-up on. The formula has 33 active ingredients, including nine antioxidants, 11 anti-ageing and 13 moisturisers, and it is my version of an eyelift – in a bottle!
What’s the ethos behind your beauty line?
It was created for women who take pride in their appearance and know the value of investing in their skin. I have been very fortunate to learn many beauty secrets from so many great make-up artists and celebrities so I wanted to share my knowledge with other women, as I know how confident make-up makes me feel.
What’s your favourite product?
Lipstick! I believe that a good, bright lipstick gives you confidence. When you see someone wearing red they have an aura of pride about themselves.
Why is looking good important to you?
Any woman can and should try to look good, no matter what her age. Knowing you look good is empowering and gives you confidence.
What’s the best showbiz party you’ve ever been to?
It has to be the yearly Vanity Fair Oscar Party. It is always full of friends. I know that I will always have the best evening there with my husband, Percy.
What’s the most romantic thing anyone’s ever done for you?
Percy took me on a surprise trip to Paris. He arranged for 10 of my closest friends and family members to be there. It was so thoughtful.
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