Winnie Harlow credits cosmetologist mother for beauty product obessesion

Winnie Harlow grew up obsessed with beauty products and make-up thanks to her cosmetologist mother Lisa Brown.In a new interview with Allure, the model discussed her top skincare formulas and must-have cosmetics, and also revealed that she has an abund…

Winnie Harlow grew up obsessed with beauty products and make-up thanks to her cosmetologist mother Lisa Brown.

In a new interview with Allure, the model discussed her top skincare formulas and must-have cosmetics, and also revealed that she has an abundance of goods from a variety of brands because she’s always been a huge fan of beauty.

“I have so many products, because not only have I always loved products, but my mom’s a hairdresser,” Winnie explained. “She’s a certified cosmetologist, so I have always been around a lot of hair products, and she has always been obsessed with skin products. I used to buy a lot of products, and I’d test them out, see if I liked them.”

She also confessed she wanted to give beauty tutorials on YouTube a try when she was younger.

“I wanted to be a YouTuber when I was, like, 17, so I always (sit) in the bathroom by myself and talk to my ‘audience’ in the mirror. Be like, ‘OK, so now we’re going to go in with this BB cream.’ Yeah, I do all that,” the 25-year-old laughed.

Elsewhere in the chat, the Canadian beauty listed some of her favourite mascaras and revealed that she’s been a recent convert to Jessica Alba’s Honest Beauty brand.

“I love mascaras that have the spiky wand, because I feel like those give you the most length. You could use Benefit They’re Real (mascara), but They’re Real is for if you’re going to a wedding and you know you’re going to be crying, because that s**t does not come off,” Winnie quipped. “I’ve been trying to look for a mascara that has a similar wand, and I was looking online and saw Honest Beauty Extreme Length Mascara had a good brush. I got it, and it’s nice. It makes my lashes look like I have extensions, I think.”

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Winnie Harlow struggling with self-esteem during lockdown

Winnie Harlow is struggling with her self-esteem as she ditches her make-up during lockdown.The model opened up on her life in self-isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic, and in an op-ed for Allure magazine, she confessed that she’s focused on getting…

Winnie Harlow is struggling with her self-esteem as she ditches her make-up during lockdown.

The model opened up on her life in self-isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic, and in an op-ed for Allure magazine, she confessed that she’s focused on getting back to her “potential” once the restrictions are lifted.

“We’re all in the same boat right now. I know what you look like on a regular basis. It’s cool. We’re all in caveman mode. It’s all right,” Winnie wrote. “Let me tell you, the wig is off. I got a T-shirt and panties on all day.

“I get up and look in the mirror, and am like, ‘Girl, you ugly! But that’s okay, because I know your potential.’ It’s all right. We’re going back to that.”

The 25-year-old also discussed her vitiligo, which is a condition that causes white patches to develop on the skin, and said that it’s been changing over the last few years, especially around her eyes.

“People will always ask me, ‘How do you do your make-up?’ But it always changes because my skin always changes. I used to just put eye shadow on top of my skin, but as my brown skin is coming back more on my eyes, I naturally have dark circles from both my mom and dad,” she shared. “And because that area is coming back brown, it’s very, very dark.”

Elsewhere in the candid op-ed, Winnie confessed that she once complained to Kim Kardashian when she didn’t get any of her SKIMS shapewear on its launch last year.

“I was so upset. I think I went to her house for lunch and she was telling me all about SKIMS. I was like, ‘I haven’t gotten any!'” she recalled. “I (was) so excited to get that little box. Every time I’m at a shoot now and they have SKIMS stuff, I take it.”

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Alexa Chung avoids following make-up trends

Alexa Chung isn’t a fan of experimenting with new make-up trends.The 36-year-old model and presenter was recently named a brand ambassador for London-based cosmetics label Code8, and she decided to collaborate with the company’s founders Sophia Chikova…

Alexa Chung isn’t a fan of experimenting with new make-up trends.

The 36-year-old model and presenter was recently named a brand ambassador for London-based cosmetics label Code8, and she decided to collaborate with the company’s founders Sophia Chikovani and Nadine Ayache because they share the same practical approach to beauty.

“Code8’s values align with mine in terms of an approach to beauty,” Alexa told Allure magazine. “I feel a bit overwhelmed by products a lot of the time. When it comes to like the practical day-to-day interaction with make-up, I’m a less-is-more kind of person. I want things that are semi-practical.”

“I’m not gonna sit down and contour my face,” the Next in Fashion host laughed. “I don’t really know what I’m doing when I’m putting concealer or foundation on, as you might have seen on my attempts at beauty tutorials on my YouTube.”

And Alexa is also determined not to embrace returning make-up trends, because she made plenty of mistakes while experimenting with cosmetics in her youth.

“I’m also of an age where I really know myself and I really know what suits me and my style,” she shared. “I’m less experimental. I’m not going to put stickers on my face. I lived through the ’90s, so I don’t really want to revisit like some of the mistakes, like a thin brow or silver eye shadow.”

As for her skincare and make-up routine during lockdown, the model and designer has a more subtle approach.

“I’m definitely remembering to moisturise and cleanse,” she said. “As for make-up, I’ve not done a full face.”

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Hilary Rhoda credits virtual workouts for keeping her ‘sane’ during lockdown

Pregnant Hilary Rhoda has credited virtual workout sessions for keeping her centred amid the coronavirus lockdown.The model, who is perhaps best known for her work with Estee Lauder and appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, announced in…

Pregnant Hilary Rhoda has credited virtual workout sessions for keeping her centred amid the coronavirus lockdown.

The model, who is perhaps best known for her work with Estee Lauder and appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, announced in January that she and her sportsman husband Sean Avery are expecting a baby boy.

But as the current health restrictions mean Hilary is unable to participate in her usual gym classes, she is enjoying taking in part in online versions.

“I’m taking extra precautions, being pregnant. I haven’t left the house except to take the dogs out, right outside of our apartment,” she told Allure magazine. “I’ve been doing Tracy Anderson Method streaming every day – I set it up in my kitchen – and Obe prenatal workouts. That’s what’s keeping me sane, trying to keep up with that routine.”

Hilary went on to share that she has been spending a lot of her downtime reading and watching the news on TV, and doing her part in curbing the spread of the contagious Covid-19 virus by staying indoors.

But the silver lining of the whole situation is that the fashion star is getting to have a lot more quality time with her husband, whom she wed in 2015.

“I do appreciate the time that we’ve had together and little things,” the 33-year-old smiled. “I like watching him shave his face. And taking the dogs for a walk at sunset. That’s become our big outing. We never would have walked the dogs together before. I’m like, ‘This is cute. This is nice.'”

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has fewer breakouts after ditching make-up in lockdown

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is relieved to be experiencing fewer breakouts after ditching make-up during lockdown.The 33-year-old model is currently self-isolating at her home in Los Angeles with partner Jason Statham and their two-year-old son Jack amid…

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is relieved to be experiencing fewer breakouts after ditching make-up during lockdown.

The 33-year-old model is currently self-isolating at her home in Los Angeles with partner Jason Statham and their two-year-old son Jack amid the Covid-19 pandemic, and she has revealed her skin is thanking her for taking a break from wearing heavy cosmetics.

“It’s been really nice not to wear make-up for weeks and to see how it has affected my skin. It’s much clearer and I have fewer spots,” she told Allure magazine. “I’ve had time to be diligent with my skin-care.”

And the British star confessed she’s not been able to indulge in a luxurious bath or face mask, thanks to her busy schedule with her toddler son.

“There’s definitely no putting a face mask on in the middle of the day. I tried it the other day, and Jack was shocked. He told me to take it off right away: ‘What’s on your face, mama, take it off I don’t like it!'” Rosie laughed.

And the Mad Max: Fury Road star said her biggest takeaway from being in lockdown has been taking care of her physical wellbeing.

“My self-care routine, in general, is exercise. That’s where I start everything,” she explained, noting that she and Jason have cleared out their garage to make room for a temporary gym.

“I train normally with (fitness expert) Simone De La Rue. I’ve been using her app to do a workout, every day actually. I have no excuse!” she added.

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Nina Dobrev letting her skin breathe during lockdown

Nina Dobrev has been letting her skin breathe during lockdown and has already noticed the benefits. As an actress, the 31-year-old spends a lot of time on set wearing make-up, so when productions shut down and people were ordered to self-isolate, she …

Nina Dobrev has been letting her skin breathe during lockdown and has already noticed the benefits.

As an actress, the 31-year-old spends a lot of time on set wearing make-up, so when productions shut down and people were ordered to self-isolate, she took the opportunity to take a break from cosmetics. As a result, Nina’s complexion has become much clearer.

“In terms of straight-up beauty, honestly, I think the best thing that I’ve done for myself is I’ve been letting my skin breathe, and cleaning it, washing it, and then putting a lot of moisturiser on,” she told Allure. “Because of my industry, I wear so much make-up all the time. My skin is so much clearer now than it was before.”

The Vampire Diaries star has also been using a moisturiser from Augustinus Bader every night and getting more sleep than usual, although she is surprised her dark circles have not yet disappeared.

As part of her lockdown routine, Nina also ties her hair into braids each evening in order to give her locks a natural wave the following day.

“I’m the worst with hair. I honestly don’t do anything. I have wavy hair and usually just go in the shower and let it air dry,” she shared. “I’ve been showering at night before I watch whatever I’m going to watch to go to sleep, I braid my hair into two French braids. Then I (pull) them apart (a little) and make them bigger so they’re not tight.

“I spray them with Magic Myst (Universal Elixir from In Common), and then I sleep in it, and it dries overnight in the braids. Around 11:00 the next morning, once it’s really dry, I take out the braids and it’s like this crimpy, curly situation.”

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Hailee Steinfeld works out daily to help keep mental health ‘in check’

Hailee Steinfeld works out almost daily to help keep her mental health “in check”.The Pitch Perfect 2 actress has discussed her wellbeing and beauty routine with her mother Cheri in a new interview for Allure magazine, with the pair currently practicin…

Hailee Steinfeld works out almost daily to help keep her mental health “in check”.

The Pitch Perfect 2 actress has discussed her wellbeing and beauty routine with her mother Cheri in a new interview for Allure magazine, with the pair currently practicing social distancing and remaining at home in Los Angeles amid the coronavirus lockdown.

In the chat, Hailee also revealed that she is relying on her dad, personal trainer Pete, to help keep her motivated with workouts during the lockdown period.

“Working out five, six days a week. I find that it’s truly the only thing that keeps my mental health in check,” she shared. “And luckily, I have my dad, who is the best personal trainer in the game.”

Hailee went on to note she abides by a strict beauty regime to keep her skin in tip-top condition and prefers using natural skincare products.

“Of course, I never go to sleep with make-up on my face; I make sure my skin routine is intact. That’s something that I care a lot about. I love using products that are natural, that have natural ingredients, that don’t have a lot of ingredients,” the 23-year-old added.

And though her favourite moisturiser is by luxury skincare brand La Mer, Hailee confessed that she’s fickle when it comes to changing up her beauty and cosmetic products.

“I don’t know that there’s a specific beauty product that I fell in love with at some point. I constantly discover new things when I have my make-up done all the time, and there’s always a new product,” she smiled. “There’s always something new that people are onto. I will say though, Patrick Ta’s lip colours and lip liners are amazing, and he also just put out this brow situation that is so good.”

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Lily Aldridge working out daily to beat anxiety during lockdown

Lily Aldridge is working out daily in an effort to beat anxiety during the Covid-19 pandemic.In a new op-ed for Allure magazine, the Victoria’s Secret Angel discussed her top tips for prioritising wellbeing during the global lockdown, and urged other w…

Lily Aldridge is working out daily in an effort to beat anxiety during the Covid-19 pandemic.

In a new op-ed for Allure magazine, the Victoria’s Secret Angel discussed her top tips for prioritising wellbeing during the global lockdown, and urged other women to stop being so hard on themselves while trying to juggle childcare, homeschooling, and work.

“If you want a day to kind of be on the couch and feel your emotions, let that happen,” she wrote. “Just to do whatever it is that you and your family need. What helps me deal with anxiety and worry is working out.”

Lily went on to explain that once her 15-month-old son Winston is down for a nap, and daughter Dixie, seven, has finished her school work, she commits to one full hour of exercising to keep her body and mind healthy.

“I’ll set an hour for myself and I’ll work out in a corner of my bedroom. You don’t need much equipment. You can use a towel as a mat; my sister has been using food cans as weights,” the 34-year-old explained. “Even if I just set aside a few minutes to do jumping jacks or get my heart rate going, for me, that’s the most natural way to centre myself and work through these anxieties that I think we’re all having right now.”

The founder of Lily Aldridge Parfums also said she’s been relying on at-home transcendental meditation sessions with her husband Caleb Followill to try and keep herself balanced during the turbulent time.

“I’m not a person who knows how to go into nirvana by any means, but for my everyday work, I am really grateful for things like the Headspace (app) that make it really easy and accessible to learn the basics. It’s a great resource,” she shared.

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Taraji P. Henson had to fight for stylists who understood her hair

Taraji P. Henson had to fight for stylists who understood her hair at the start of her career.The Empire star struggled to get the right people to manage her textured waves when she first started out in Hollywood so she used to do her own hair to make …

Taraji P. Henson had to fight for stylists who understood her hair at the start of her career.

The Empire star struggled to get the right people to manage her textured waves when she first started out in Hollywood so she used to do her own hair to make sure it wouldn’t get ruined.

“When nobody knew who I was, I had to take whatever (hairstylist) they gave me,” Taraji candidly shared to Allure. “I remember one time the stylist decided to put a root booster in my pressed hair. My roots looked like they were rising from the dead, honey.”

“The rest of my head was bone-straight with a curl at the end, like a helmet head, and I had to do a whole photo shoot like that. I tried to explain it to him, and he tried to fix it, but he just didn’t know how to,” she added, noting that she had already done her hair before the shoot in order to avoid her natural locks being damaged by a stylist who didn’t know how to treat them properly.

“Once I figured out (the hair thing) was an issue and I started rising in my career, I realised that I was just going to have to start fighting for the stylists I want,” the Oscar-nominated star explained. “And that’s what I started doing. The bigger my name got, the more people were like, ‘Just give her what she wants.'”

And now, the 49-year-old, who recently launched her own haircare line, TPH by Taraji, no longer worries about having to do her own hair to avoid dealing with an inexperienced hairstylist.

“At this point in my career, I don’t have to always show up to set with my hair already done,” Taraji stated.

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Lily Aldridge ‘cried for days’ first time she was targeted by online trolls

Lily Aldridge has recalled how she “cried for five days” the first time she was targeted by online trolls.The California-born model is one of the most sought-after names in the fashion business and has landed gigs for the likes of Victoria’s Secret, Ra…

Lily Aldridge has recalled how she “cried for five days” the first time she was targeted by online trolls.

The California-born model is one of the most sought-after names in the fashion business and has landed gigs for the likes of Victoria’s Secret, Ralph Lauren, Levi’s, and Bulgari.

Despite her success in the industry, Lily has had her experiences with social media critics, and in an interview with The Allure Podcast, remembered one particularly difficult time.

“I remember the first time I got paparazzied on a blog and I was like, ‘Ohh she’s major!’ and then I read the comments and I like cried for five days. They were so mean, and I was like, ‘This is not it. I don’t want my picture taken anymore,'” she shared. “I still get scared every post, I’m like, ‘I know somebody is going to say something mean.’ It hurts, it does. I don’t think I’ll ever stop hurting when you see someone saying something not nice about you. You try to grow a thicker skin and I definitely have over the years.”

Elsewhere in the chat, Lily also discussed the more positive elements of social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube and the way in which they have allowed her to communicate directly with her followers.

“When I was a young model, it was really cool to be really mysterious. My idol was Kate Moss, and no one knew what her favourite under-eye cream was. Social media has come around and people want to know more about you. I love doing tutorials and sharing my beauty routines and all that fun stuff,” the 34-year-old commented, noting that she tries to present herself in the most “authentic” way possible. “I am not perfect. I’ve got wrinkles and pores, cellulite and stretch marks – all of it. For my daughter and for future generations, I want beauty to be something that’s about your heart and about who you are and about, the things that matter.”

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