It’s funny how the sight of a model walking down the ramp evokes both a sense of admiration and envy at the same time. As you get mesmerized by their poise and effortless grace, you can’t help but feel jealous about how beautiful they look! And try as you might, despite following every tip given in Cosmo, you still cannot match their flawlessness. Maybe that’s because you don’t know their real beauty secrets, do you?
Well, not to worry. We’ve got you covered! We spill the beans on 11 beauty hacks models follow religiously but never share:
1. Using Gold Masks
Wondering how a Victoria’s Secret model’s skin glows so bright when on the runway? It’s not the lighting. It’s actually a simple beauty hack! The night before every fashion show, models apply a 24-carat gold facial mask, which helps give a natural, glamorous sheen to their faces. That’s the simplest way to look like a goddess!
2. Indulging In Cheat Meals
Yes, their sexy figures are a result of awesome genes. But it goes a little beyond that. Apart from exercising and maintaining a healthy diet, models also indulge themselves in ‘cheat days,’ knowing fully well how important they are! Cheat meals are great stress busters and keep you motivated to stick to your goal because you have delicious food to look forward to. So, instead of pushing yourself too hard, indulge your taste buds once in a while.
3. Staying Makeup-Free
The secret behind a model’s glowing complexion is not layers of makeup but actually the lack of it. When not on the runway, models let their skin breathe by going makeup-free. Even the lightest layer of cosmetics can harm your skin in the long run and lead to the early appearance of signs of aging. So, if you want to look as flawless as a model, go makeup-free!
4. Keeping Hydrated
The secret to great skin is staying hydrated and models actually swear by this mantra. But that doesn’t mean they down a gallon of water every day or do what the book says. Instead, they drink as much water as their body needs. You can calculate the right amount of water for your body too! You just have to divide your total body weight (in kilograms) by 30 to find out (1).
5. Having The Right Supplements
Sometimes, getting all the nutrients you need from your diet is not possible. This might be due to allergies or a busy schedule or even dietary restrictions. Models face pretty much the same too, which is why they include supplements in their diet to stay healthy. To know which supplements you need, get in touch with a professional nutritionist.
6. Following A Fixed Shaving Time
Scratching your head at this one? Don’t. There’s a reason why the legs of a model look as buttery smooth as they do. And that is because they shave them at a fixed time! You won’t get the closest shave if you have the razor running on your skin just after waking up as your skin is swollen. The right time to shave is in the afternoon or an hour after getting out of bed!
7. No Workout With Makeup On
If you hit the gym straight after a work day, chances are you don’t wash your makeup off before working out. Well, that is something you won’t ever find models doing! Even while gymming, they take great care of their skin. They know that makeup and sweat mixed together can create a deadly combination that can cause breakouts! Hence, they always remove makeup before exercising.
8. Face Ice Massage
Jasmine Tookes, the famous Victoria’s Secret model, uses a simple trick to keep her face fresh. She gently massages her face with an ice cube to keep her skin firm and taut!
9. Using Potatoes For Under Eye Bags
Victoria Brito, another Victoria’s Secret model swears by potatoes as a quick fix for under eye bags. She cuts up potatoes into wedges and places these under her eyes to reduce puffiness!
10. Emphasizing The Eyes With Makeup
If you look closely at any model, you’ll find the fashion industry’s best kept beauty secret right out in the open! The reason why models look so stunning on the ramp with minimal makeup is because all the cosmetics go into enhancing the eyes. Tom Pecheux, renowned makeup artist, seconds this. He says that the best way to look glamorous is to go au naturel with some eye drama.
11. No Smudging
Continuing with the point of highlighting the eyes, Tom Pecheux says you have to be very careful with your eye makeup if you want to create the maximum effect. That means letting your mascara dry too and not just your eyeliner. He recommends using a credit card as a shield on your eyes so your mascara doesn’t smudge.
Models would’ve never told you any of this, but we wanted to enlighten you on the fashion industry’s beauty secrets so you too can flaunt your inner diva!