Advanced Beauty: Alice Carey

Vintage Alice Carey

Over the years many of you have written in asking for beauty tips and product recommendations from some of the women that I photograph. Ask and you shall receive!!! Here is the first installment of Advanced Beauty with writer, Alice Carey. 

Alice Carey, Writer, Mid 60s
Beauty tips & regimen indeed!!!I’ve just come in from working ‘the
land’ here in Ireland and I look like a deranged Scarlett O’Hara without Rhett
Butler. However, since you asked….

I am a CLARiNS girl!I wear their moisturizer & that
divine stick, Lisse Minute,  that magically combats fine lines.
 ‘Course, it has to be on fine lines & not wrinkles.
Here in Ireland (UK too) I favor
BOOTS No 7 Protect & Perfect Advanced
day cream & serum.I see it’s now available in the US at
RITE AIDE. BOOTS is VVVV good but not as glamorous as CLAIRiNS

I do not put anything on my face for
bed & sleep as I believe, it clogs the pores! I use very little makeup.
 But…always lipstick….(SEE BELOW!) 
In the morning all I put on is a very
small brushing of black eyeliner & LANCOME LE CRAYON KHOL in violet.
 I smudge it., and lipstick of course.That’s it! In evening I always add face powder –
CHANEL. As for LIPSTICK!!!! I am a CHANEL girl.  Red stick & red gloss! I never leave the house without it. Even the cows like it.I always use a lipstick brush from SEPHORA. It puts the color on smoothly.
I am a HUGE fan of DIOR’s TOUCHE ECLAT to cover up lines around the eyes & mouth.  It comes in many skin tones.  Though it’s expensive it’s worth it for photos & special occasions.

I use lemon/ olive Indian hair oil bought at Middle Eastern stores, when my hair is very short.  It gives a great shine & smells nice.

Very important:  NO TV or fiddling with cell phone or internet before sleep.  It disturbs the dream cycle.  SLEEP in a cold room, 7 hours a night, no excuses!
Lastly, extremely important is SEX.  It gets the endorphins going to get you going!

  • Alice is a long-time inspiration. She has her own style, and it works.
    I almost hate to say it, because she is fabulous now, but she really was exquisite when she was young!

  • Great post! It is good to know how and what those girls use on skin care.

  • Next time I see Alice Carey at the Union Sq Farmers Market, i am going to say hello and let her know in person how I do like her style.


  • I think we need her hair care tips on Advanced Style as well!