Models spend a lot of time in hair and makeup chairs at shows and for shoots, and they have access to some of the most talented hair stylists and makeup artists in the world. It stands to reason that they've picked up a few beauty pointers along the way, so this fashion month we decided to ask some of the best models in the business what tricks they've learned.
We chatted with Jourdan Dunn, Coco Rocha,
Coco Rocha:Cover-up is my go-to. If I leave the house and I need to run out, it's cover up, mascara, and a little bit of contour. Estee Lauder has good [cover-up].
Daphne Groeneveld: I think you just have to clean your face really carefully. It's important to clean your face every night. I also use day cream and night cream. Chanel really works for me.
Jacquelyn Jablonski: I definitely moisturize. Especially during the winter. I always like trying different things; one thing I just bought in Paris is the Avene moisturizer. I also sometimes put a drop [of oil] in my moisturizer just at night before I go to sleep.
Joan Smalls: I always try to carry a [hair] serum with me for my flyaways. I have John Frieda's Secret Weapon. And beauty tip--I always say to carry your own makeup wipes backstage. Just in case you don't have time to take your makeup off, on your way to your next place you can do it. I use Estée Lauder ones with cucumber. [They're] perfect because [they're] very soothing to the skin.
Karolina Kurkova: I use jojoba oil to remove my mascara. I feel like it's less harsh, and it's good for your lashes. I use organic products for my skin, like Bulgarian rose oil.
Andrej Pejic: Backstage I learned how to do my hair and blow-dry into a blow wave [Editor's note: bouncy blowout]. I used to use a curling iron before, but now it's all about blow dryer and a big round barrel brush!
Jourdan Dunn: Don't sleep with your makeup on. And apply a really good moisturizer on your face before you apply foundation—it sets the look better. It just makes your skin nice and moist and the look sets nicely.
Anja Rubik: Curl your eyelashes, even if you don't want to wear mascara. It just opens the eyes and gives them a really nice tweak. It's really important, even if you don't want to wear any makeup or want to have a really natural look, just curl your eyelashes. It makes you look more awake, and just fresher.
Nana Keita: Always drink a lot of water and always get enough sleep, otherwise the skin just won't look good. I also like to spray Evian water on my face to hydrate my skin throughout the day. And take off your makeup as soon as you get home--don't wait too long because your pores get clogged, it's horrible for your skin.
Daiane Conterato: A weird thing that I've learned backstage—and it's good—is that some of the makeup artists use a little warm spoon just to get all of the little lashes that don't want to curl up. They warm up the spoon with a lighter!