We all see models as flawless women who seem so casual and effortlessly-looking. We admire their figure, unblemished skin and gorgeous hairstyles. However, contrary to popular belief, these women were not born this way. They are also normal human beings who suffer from insecurities and have to work on their looks.
Here are some beauty secrets that fashion models use to look the way they do. You’d be surprised how simple and easy they can be and yet make you look fabulous.
1. Hair to impress
Models’ hair looks always great even when simply tied behind their heads, oily or not colored for a while. Ubah Hassan, a Somalia-born model, is famous for her long and thick hair. “My natural hair is super dry. I’ve learned that I need to style it with very low heat and no products while blow-drying or straightening. I use products afterward for styling only,” says Hassan. “Since I wash my hair almost every day, I’m huge on conditioner and oily products — I do a lot of hair masks.”
Hana Mayeda, an American model, has a long, black and wavy hair due to her Japanese, American, German, Scottish, and English descent. “Every time I wash my hair, I rinse with cold water to seal the cuticles. If it’s feeling dry or tangled, I’ll throw in a little leave-in conditioner. When I’m on the road, I’ll use a wide-tooth comb to brush through tangles,” confesses Mayeda.
2. Miracle makeup
Makeup can do a lot for your look, but a lot of makeup can ruin it. Iman, famous top model, and wife of the late David Bowie says that bronzer is the most important makeup accessory you have. “Put it on the periphery of the face, the décolletage, and the cheeks,” says Iman. “It always makes you look like you just came from Ibiza!”
Fei Fei Sun, a Chinese model working in New York, swears that all you need is some mascara, nicely highlighted eyebrows and colour on your lips. “For my eyebrows, I brush them through to keep them groomed and in place. And for my lips, I wear lip balm,” says Sun. “If I keep up with these three things, I feel like I look very fresh, young, and natural.”
Poppy Delevingne, an English model, suggests a coconut oil as a moisturizer for the skin and hair. “Once a week I cover my entire body, hair, face in it and soak in a bath to let it all come off. It leaves you feeling like a baby the next day,” confesses Poppy.
3. Healthy attitude
Of course, healthy attitude is important to help you nurture your look from the inside. Carolyn Murphy, an American model, and actress revealed that her beauty secret is water. “I drink a lot of water and then I moisturize,” says Murphy.
Her younger colleague, Hilary Rhoda advises enough sleep to look refreshed and beautiful. “I like to go to bed early, so I average about seven hours a night,” says Rhoda. Additionally, she adds that fitness is also a crucial part of her routine, like Soul Cycle every day.
Kate King, a Canadian model, on the other hand, likes the more casual approach to the fitness. “My number-one fitness tip is not to take yourself too seriously—not to go too crazy with anything. I think the simpler you do things, the better—like eating healthy and going to the gym just when you find the time,” says King. “I feel like people really stress themselves out about fitness and I think that’s backward.”
4. Cosmetic tricks
It may seem like models don’t use cosmetic tricks, but that’s not true. Abbey Lee Kershaw, an Australian model, isn’t ashamed to try some of these products, like Russian volume lashes Sydney studios offer. Her Twiggy look for the cover of i-D served as an inspiration to many women to try this type of beautification.
Chrissy Teigen, an American model, even believes in some more radical procedures. “I had an armpit sucked out, which was one of the best things,” admitted Teigen. “And I had two inches to my armpit. Now it’s back though, so now I’ve gotta pay for liposuction again. It was so easy. It made me feel better in dresses, I felt more confident. ”
Part of the Keeping Up with the Kardashians reality show and an American model, Kylie Jenner isn’t afraid of any cosmetic intervention if she feels it’s a right thing for her. “But as of now, I only have lip fillers… But I’m also someone who says ‘never say never.’ If down the line, I get to a point where I’m really uncomfortable with something on my body, I’m not against changing it,” openly admits Jenner.
In the end
As you have seen, even fashion models have to work for their good looks and they also feel insecure. It’s all about care and style when it comes to appearance and some of these testimonials might help you choose your own.
Audrey Taylor was born in San Francisco, and moved to Adelaide at the age of five. Marketer researcher and social media manager on hold, full – time mommy of a cheerful two-year-old. Graduated from Queensford college, worked in a couple of marketing agencies across Australia, eager to learn more about business and share her experiences. Traveled across the Europe. Her hobbies include: home decor, fashion, travel, music, old movies.