Helen Mirren shares her beauty secrets and admits to cutting her own hair Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Get out your notepads, ladies! Dame Helen Mirren opened up to Redbook about her beauty routine (or lack thereof) and how she cuts her own hair.

The Hundred-Foot Journey actress, who turns 69 this month and still rocks stripper heels, admitted, "I don't really know what a beauty routine is," when asked by the mag what her day-to-day regimen is. There is one product she swears by, though.

"One thing I consistently use is Latisse [the prescription lash-growth serum]. It really works, and if your eyelashes look great, you can let a lot of other things be crap," the actress said.

Mirren also told the mag she uses "Kate Somerville face wash" but is also a "great believer in drugstore products." "You don't have to spend a lot of money to get quality stuff nowadays," she said. "A brand like L'Oréal has amazing technology."

On the topic of beauty, the actress was also asked about that rumor that she cuts her own hair. "Not always, but yes," Mirren answered. "I can't handle going to the hairdresser every six weeks, so I only go about once a year. In between, I get out the scissors and do something, usually rather disastrously. Sometimes I'll even chop my hair the morning of a big red-carpet event."