Beauty

Beauty and skincare secrets shared by supermodels

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Looking good for a living doesn't sound like the most difficult job in the world - but supermodels certainly work it as hard as possible. No matter how blessed you are in the genes department, keeping your skin looking flawless requires some user input.

Spending time with the world's best make up artists, nutritionists and fashionistas means that supermodels are well-clued up on how to make yourself look as good as possible. Whether it's something simple like getting enough sleep or a make up tip to brighten your eyes, you can guarantee that there will be a trick every model swears by.

From Erin O'Conner swearing by Johnson's Baby Oil, to Kate Moss using lipstick as blusher, we've found out the supermodels' best beauty and skincare tips that can be easily recreated. Catwalk optional, of course.

  • Jourdan Dunn

    "‘I can’t stand dry lips so I apply Vaseline about five times a day and before I go to bed to keep my lips nice and soft’"

  • Suki Waterhouse

    “I will do crazy skincare things in the kitchen, as well. I love coconut oil, so if I come home at night feeling all dry and like a fossil I’ll put my hand in a jar of coconut oil and just mush it over my face.”

  • Gisele Bündchen

    "If you're wearing smoky eye makeup, a little beige or gold pencil on the inner eye corners will open up the area, but you only want to do it if the shadow is really dark."

  • Erin O'Connor

    "My mum introduced me to the wonders of Johnson's Baby Lotion when I was a teenager and it's still my favourite cleanser. It's cheap, it smells great and leaves my skin with a real glow."

  • Lily Cole

    "I absolutely love The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Foaming Cleanser and Tea Tree Skin Clearing Lotion, which keep my skin blemish free without over-drying it."

  • Iman

    "Patricia Wexler is my dermatologist, and 10 years ago, she told me to start wearing SPF 50 sunscreen on my face every day. At first I balked—I said, 'I have dark skin—I don't need that high of an SPF every day!' But I took her advice, and I'm convinced that's why my skin has stayed in such good condition."

  • Helena Christensen

    "The Nude Miracle Mask really is miraculous and one of my must-have products. It makes your skin look tight and glowing."

  • Kate Moss

    “Dick Page taught me this: After applying your lipstick, blot your lips with your fingers and then pat the remaining colour on your cheeks for an instant glow.”

  • Liu Wen

    ”Drink lots of water, give yourself a facial every once in a while, and most important of all – sleep sufficiently, even on a model’s intense schedule! Estee Lauder’s Hydrating Crème Cleanser makes my skin feel incredible whenever I use it.”

  • Cara Delevingne

    “I like to change it up and try a lot of different products so my skin doesn’t get too used to one thing”

  • Karolina Kurkova

    "In the winter, a great mask is an oatmeal mask. You make your oatmeal, what you eat, and then just put it on your skin and it’s really nice and moisturises the skin. That’s something great because anybody makes oatmeal for breakfast — but you can put a little on the side, put it on your face, eat your oatmeal, and then wash it off. For removing my mascara, I like using coconut oil.”

  • Cindy Crawford

    "Don't yo-yo diet. [Skincare partner Dr Jean-Louis Sebagh] taught me to pick a weight and stay there. It's not good for your skin to stretch, contract, stretch, contract. I try not to have empty calories, though I do have chocolate every day. That's worth it to me."

  • Heidi Klum

    "My super-secret tip is if I can't fit the powder compact into a very tiny evening bag, I'll take some shavings of the pressed powder wrapped in a tissue!"

  • Christy Turlington

    "Now more than ever it's important that I nourish myself in every way possible to take care of my health and well-being. Caring for my skin on the inside is just as important as how I care for the outside."

  • Eva Herzigova

    "Indulge in facials. I do it for the TLC, it makes my skin look immediately beautiful."

  • Miranda Kerr

    Michelle Peck, skincare expert who has looked after Miranda in the past: "We use various different homemade masks to prep her skin, from a delicious Pineapple Enzyme Peel to a Papaya Mask. We also use an avocado and olive oil mask for hydration and a coconut cream mask that we whip up to use for dehydrated skin."

  • Tyra Banks

    "My secret is actually Vaseline. I wash my face, and I moisturise. Then I put Vaseline under my eyes."

  • Coco Rocha

    “The best thing is just to make sure to take off all that makeup at night, and cleanse, and in the morning do the exact same thing. I always try to let my face breathe as much as I can. If I’m hanging out at home, then there’s no need to put on makeup just for the sake of it.”

  • Claudia Schiffer

    "Apply a small amount of concealer over any blemishes before you add foundation, as you may find you don't need more coverage."

  • Alessandra Ambrosio

    “[My mother and grandmother taught me] the importance of hydrating! When you are dehydrated, you see it on your face and when you've had your share of water, it glows. Nothing is better for your skin than drinking a lot of water and green juices. I also love fresh coconut water bought on the beach.”