Smoke, Mirrors & Fillers

Courteney Cox gave an interview to New Beauty blog (my latest discovery), last week and admitted that she’s had her fillers dissolved.

She said:

I feel better because I look like myself. I think that I now look more like the person that I was. I hope I do.

Courteney CoxBut what I thought was particularly refreshing, is that she knows this more natural looking face isn’t going to last forever.

Things are going to change. Everything’s going to drop. I was trying to make it not drop, but that made me look fake.

I love that. Courteney’s accepted that ageing is inevitable and she’s ready to meet it face on (pun definitely intended).

Of course that doesn’t mean she’s about to throw in the towel and let Mother Nature run riot. She’s embracing the latest beauty treatments, including laser skin resurfacing and microneedling.

There’s something else she said that struck a particular chord with me, especially as I’ve raved about CACI, Newa and NuFace microcurrent gadgets for the last couple of years.

I think microcurrent technology makes sense to strengthen your muscles.

I usually give beauty devices a rest over the summer because there’s too much going on, but now I think I’m going to break them out early.

Courteney’s right. Ultimately, you’re looking to strengthen what’s underneath the skin, the scaffolding i.e. muscles, that hold it all in place and microcurrent gadgets and treatments are perfect for this, whether at home or in a salon. Although if you have limitless patience and dedication, then facial exercises will eventually work, plus they’re free.

CHRISTIE BRINKLEY

It’s insane how good Christie looks for 63. However, it’s also obvious she’s has had more than a little help, but when she allows the fillers to settle down and soften up a bit, she looks nothing short of incredible.

FACE TIMELINE

I thought Christie looked stunning and exceptionally youthful at 55, back in 2009. By 2013, her face was beginning to lose volume, although she was still of course, very beautiful.

However, by 2016, the fillers are very obvious and the problem, much like Courteney found to her cost, is that you can go too far and the fillers distort, rather than enhance, your good looks.

What I find fascinating, is that Christie’s super glam look can be turned on and off at an extreme level. I checked out her Instagram for the first time this week and was surprised to see that when she’s ‘off duty’ (and her fillers have dissolved a little), she can look very normal.

I’m also delighted to see that her ‘real’ hair, is also MY hair – although that’s the only thing I have in common with her!

When she needs to turn professional Christie on, out come the hair extensions, stage make up and of course, filler top ups, which aren’t exactly subtle.

And this is the problem, when do know you’ve had enough? My personal view is that you should ease off fillers when the tops of the cheekbones are overly puffed up and push up your eyes, making them look smaller. There are a lot of celebrities with teeny tiny eyes, look out for them!

In the meantime, this is Christie at 63 – SIXTY THREE!

CHRISTIE BRINKLEY