IT’S IN HER EYES

We are spin­ning around in glam­orous glasses and Kylie Minogue’s age­less beauty tips!

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A fter cel­e­brat­ing her 50th birth­day last month Kylie Minogue shares the se­crets to a youth­ful com­plex­ion and dis­cusses her love af­fair with specs.

Have you been wear­ing glasses for long?

I started wear­ing glasses around the age of 21 or 22. I didn’t need them to see gen­er­ally, but if I was read­ing for a pe­riod of time I would get headaches. Which de­signer specs did you of­ten buy? Back in the day I would buy Alain Mikli, they were the brand that I liked then, or Cut­ler and Gross, which was a re­ally well-known es­tab­lished Bri­tish brand and I would fork out for those.

What was the first process in de­sign­ing for Spec­savers?

When I first worked with Spec­savers, I just

grabbed all of my old frames, I kept a lot of them in boxes and cup­boards and showed them, “These are my glasses from through the years.” You could see there were all the ba­sic shapes—round, cats’ eyes, avi­a­tor. Spec­savers are fan­tas­tic, the lead de­signer is just so ac­com­mo­dat­ing in mak­ing up so many pro­to­types. The first range did so well, we could see what worked and what we could keep in the bulk of the range and then what ad­di­tions we could make.

Can you de­scribe the look of the new col­lec­tion?

I think for the most part they are clas­sic, my favourites are the “never too late” that I’m wear­ing right now, they’re rose gold and I’ve seen them on a cou­ple of my girl­friends. They look good. There are also a re­ally nice pair of sun­glasses that have al­most a pea­cocky fleck through them, they are ab­so­lutely gor­geous!

Any tips on choos­ing the right frame?

This is where I am a let­down, I wish there was a trick to get­ting glasses. Take a friend! Take some­one who is go­ing to be hon­est. You need to have had some brain food or cof­fee be­fore you go and shop for glasses. And I sound like an in­fomer­cial, but I re­ally do think it’s a good thing with Spec­savers that you do get two for the price of one.

Ad­vice for age­ing grace­fully, es­pe­cially in the pub­lic eye?

There is def­i­nitely a time when I wish that God hadn’t in­vented dig­i­tal, I think it’s great for when you want to study the wings of a Christ­mas bee­tle, but no-one ever needs to see their face in that de­tail. I would say what I have learned is I am very dili­gent with cleans­ing, I don’t do any­thing too ex­treme but as I started work­ing in TV and wear­ing makeup, I loved to get that face clean at the end of the day! I re­ally think there is a lot to be said for a muslin cloth or face towel as op­posed to splash­ing your face with a cream, cleanser and wa­ter. It’s ex­fo­li­a­tion but some­thing you do ev­ery day.

Other prod­ucts you swear by?

Sun­block, for sure! I love makeup and I love prod­uct, but I’m just not that faith­ful to any of them. The Elemis [prod­uct I] use in­stead of a toner—it has a slight ex­fo­li­at­ing qual­ity. If you have a good der­ma­tol­o­gist that gives you the right treat­ment for your skin, [that] can re­ally help.

Kylie for Spec­savers 2018

Kylie at a fash­ion show in 1992. The 2006 video for “Spin­ning Around” and those gold hot­pants. $66 Josie Maran Cos­met­ics Vi­brancy Ar­gan Oil Foun­da­tion Fluid mecca.com.au

Kylie Minogue re­cently cel­e­brated her 50th birth­day in Lon­don with a VIP guest list in­clud­ing Guy Pearce, Sporty Spice Mel C and singer James Blunt.

Kylie and Michael Hutchence 1992.

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