Kate Winslet, who is due to go into space at the end of the year, has admitted she slaps on three layers of make-up just to get ready for the school run.

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“My beauty routine in the morning has to be fast as I am up early to get everyone out of the door for school,” Winslet told Hello!.

“So I might wash rapidly with Lancome’s Mousse Eclat which makes the skin feel really clean immediately.

“Then I slap on a couple of quick pumps of Visionnaire [skin corrector] and immediately apply Rénergie Multi-lift [cream] which has SPF 15 in it.”

Luckily for the multi-millionaire movie-star – mother to Mia, 12, and nine-year-old Joe – she likely gets the cosmetics for free thanks to being one of the Lancome’s celebrity faces.

Winslet, who lives in West Sussex, is an opponent of cosmetic surgery, instead relying on anti-ageing creams to maintain her youthful looks.

“I don’t believe in cosmetic adjustments, so I find it very reassuring that there is a luxury brand like Lancome developing new anti-ageing products all the time – that actually work,” she said.

“They are not trying to alter the face, but to celebrate the natural ageing process and the changes in our environment.”