45 Beauty Essentials Runway Models Can't Live Without
We're not going to beat around the bush: our ultimate goal in life is to have the stunning skin of a runway model (we know it's ambitious). But these ladies aren't just born looking that good . . . OK, maybe they were, but they still have to work at maintaining it. While hanging out backstage at New York Fashion Week, we got tons of model beauty tips, and the ladies also revealed their favorite skin, hair, and makeup products.
Models know all about the best beauty buys because they rub shoulders with the top hairstylists, estheticians, and makeup artists in the industry. We'd even say that the professional posers are almost as informed as beauty editors about the newest product innovations — almost. Here, you'll find a list of the best makeup removers, most efficient acne solutions, boldest brow fillers, and most moisturizing deep conditioners. You're only one click away from a catwalk-ready beauty routine. Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Benjamin Stone
The Body Shop Aloe Soothing Gel
Finding the right product to soothe your sensitive skin can be challenging. Backstage at Rodarte, Anna Cholewa recommends using soothing aloe gel ($19) to calm the skin, especially after a long day of shows. Apply it before your moisturizer or leave it on as a mask!
Tatcha Aburatorigami Japanese Beauty Papers
Even models suffer from the occasional oil slick! "In NYC especially, I use blotting papers to remove shine," explained model Sija Titko backstage at Monique Lhuillier. "The weather can be disgusting." Carry these blotting papers ($12) to stay shine free on the go.
Shiseido Revitalizing Face Mask
Not all models have time for a facial before the runway. Lily Zhi uses the Shiseido "Benefiance" Pure Retinol Intensive Revitalizing Face Mask ($63) to get a spa experience at home.
You can't go backstage anywhere during Fashion Week without hearing about Bioderma Créaline H2O ($33). The models love it, and the makeup artists can't live without it. Literally, it's at every station. This supergentle French pharmacy staple lives up to all the hype: it takes off all eye, face, and lip makeup without irritating skin or leaving an oily residue.
Nuxe Teint Éclat Prodigieux
Of course with amazing skin like Cindy Bruna, foundation is optional. But she uses Nuxe Teint Éclat Prodigieux ($28), a tinted moisturizer, to cover imperfections before a big casting call. It's the one French beauty find that she stocks up on before her world travels.
Frederic Fekkai Blowout Hair Refresher Dry Shampoo
Margaux Brooke often has the hottest stylists doing her hair. However, when it comes to her at-home routine, she is low maintenance. She spritzes Frederic Fekkai dry shampoo ($20) on her bob before every casting call.