Feb 9, 2010

Northern lights: Supermodel beauty secrets

By: Kristen Vinakmens Author: Elle Canada Credits:

Feb 9, 2010

Northern lights: Supermodel beauty secrets

By: Kristen Vinakmens

Jessica Stam
Bio This Kincardine, Ont., native with haunting blue eyes was discovered at a doughnut shop in 2001. A year later, Stam became muse to renowned photographer Steven Meisel and has since starred in high-profile campaigns for Christian Dior, Bulgari and Giorgio Armani.

Off-duty makeup “Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer, DiorShow mascara and Chanel brow pencils.”

Favourite fragrance “Right now, it’s Hanae Mori, but that could change.”

Favourite fashion designer
“Rag & Bone is what I wear most — it really fits into my wardrobe nicely.”

Favourite makeup artist “Pat McGrath. She has the best products and knows how to make me feel pretty. She also knows my face so well because we’ve been working together since I was 16.”

Memorable makeup look “I liked the hair and makeup at Stella McCartney’s show because it was very natural.”

Makeup-bag must-haves “DiorShow mascara, Chanel bronzer, Anastasia brow pencil, CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain and an eyelash curler by Shiseido.”

Model-perfect photo tip “Just relax and avoid squinting your eyes — look happy!” Flawless-skin secret “I like CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser to remove makeup and wash my face in one easy step.”

Jessica's beauty must-haves: Hanae Mori Butterfly Eau de Parfum Spray ($121 for 50 mL); Anastasia Beverly Hills Perfect Brow Pencil in Medium Ash ($29); CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain in 420 Sassy Mauve ($10); Shiseido Eyelash Curler ($20); Soleil Tan de Chanel Sheer Illuminating Fluid in Sunkissed ($51).

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Daria-1-EC0310.jpg Daria Werbowy
Bio The now-legendary Werbowy was born in Kraków, Poland, in 1983 and moved to Mississauga, Ont., in 1987. She has posed for countless editorials for French, Italian and American Vogue and has been the face of Prada, Roberto Cavalli, Christian Dior and Lancôme.

Off-duty makeup
“I prefer a natural look: a touch of illuminator or bronzer, a lot of Lancôme Paris Ôscillation mascara and Juicy Tubes gloss on my lips.”

Favourite fashion designer “I think Phoebe Philo has an understanding of what women want to look like. I also love Karl Lagerfeld — Chanel is classic design. And I love Marc Jacobs — he has such a great sense of style.”

Favourite photographer “Working with Steven Meisel is like going to modelling school: He urges you to try very different things with your eyes, lips and face. You learn to use every part of your body as a tool.”

Best beauty tip
“My mother told me this: Using a cotton pad, apply lemon juice to your face. Let your skin absorb it and then rinse with cold water — it gets right into your pores and cleans everything.”

Flawless-skin secrets “I can’t live without Hydra Zen cream, which is very soft and light—its rose scent helps me relax. I also always use Bi-Facil to remove makeup — it’s great for getting rid of mascara!”

Daria's beauty must-haves: Lancôme Paris Hydra Zen Neurocalm Anti- Stress Moisturising Cream ($73.50); Lancôme Paris Ôscillation Vibrating Infinite Powermascara in Black ($39); Lancôme Paris Juicy Tubes Jelly in Miracle ($22); Lancôme Paris Flash Bronzer Transfer- Resistant Self Tanner ($38); Lancôme Paris Bi-Facil Double Action Eye Makeup Remover ($34).

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IRINA-3-0310.jpg Irina Lazareanu
Born in Montreal, Lazareanu studied ballet in London and went on tour with British musician Pete Doherty before scoring a modelling gig for Chanel in 2004. Since then, Lazareanu has walked in shows for Fendi and Christian Dior and played muse to Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld and Balenciaga’s Nicolas Ghesquière.

Off-duty makeup “I try to let my skin breathe because I wear so much makeup all the time. If I’m going out, I’ll wear a bit of blush, Clé de Peau concealer, Givenchy Phenomen’Eyes mascara and Chanel black eyeliner.”

Favourite fashion designer “I started with Karl Lagerfeld, who has been very present in my career. He just has the most amazing knowledge and can talk to you about anything.”

Favourite makeup artist “My personal favourite is French artist Stéphane Marais. He has a way of making women look beautiful.”

Memorable makeup look “Probably my first photo shoot for Italian Vogue with Pat McGrath. It was all about rock ’n’ roll, and Pat did really amazing black eyes and red lips.”

Model-perfect photo tip “Turn your face so that you have a slight profile and smile with your eyes.”

Flawless-skin secrets “I just discovered Lush — their Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub is really amazing! I have oily skin that’s dry in spots, so I use Clé de Peau and Estée Lauder hydrating masks to moisturize. To remove makeup, I go for something very simple, like Neutrogena or L’Oréal face wipes.”

Irina's beauty must-haves:
Clé de Peau Concealer in Ivory ($85); Maybelline New York Dream Mousse Blush in Rose Petal ($9); Neutrogena Deep Clean Oil-Free Make-Up Remover Wipes ($10); Chanel Le Crayon Yeux in Noir ($25); Lush Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub ($17.95).

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Calgary-born Marks made her debut at the Givenchy haute couture show in spring 2003. She has been the face of designer Anna Sui, landed a Revlon cosmetics contract and walked in shows for Viktor & Rolf, DSquared2 and Rodarte.

Off-duty makeup “I don’t wear much makeup when I’m not working, but I always wear Givenchy Phenomen’Eyes black mascara, NARS Duo Concealer in Vanilla/Honey and NARS Blush in Orgasm.”

Favourite makeup artist “Canadian makeup artist Hung Vanngo is the best! I’ve known him since I was 12 years old, and he is one of the most talented people I know.”

Memorable makeup look “I did a shoot for Chinese Vogue and had feather eyelashes — they looked incredible, but they weren’t very practical!”

Best beauty tip “Use dark eyeliner on the top rim, right between your lashes — you’ll look a little more done, and it makes your eyes pop.”

Model-perfect photo tip
“Be well rested, and when you’re in front of the camera, always think of something positive — it will give your face more character.”

Flawless-skin secrets
“I wash my face with Boscia Clear Complexion Cleanser morning and evening — it’s a great all-natural product that is preservative-free. Before bed, I often use NARS Aqua Gel Hydrator — by morning, my skin is really hydrated!”

Heather's beauty must-haves: Boscia Clear Complexion Cleanser ($33); NARS Blush in Orgasm ($29); The Body Shop Eye Definer in Shade 01 Black ($11); Givenchy Phenomen’Eyes in Black ($32); Cris Notti Sleep Mask in Red Parade ($21).

Photo courtesy of Mathias Vriens McGrath.

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AMANDA-1-EC0310.jpg Amanda Laine
This rising star hails from Orillia, Ont., and was discovered at 15 while playing in a highschool basketball game. She won the V Magazine/Supreme Model Contest in 2007 and has walked in shows for Givenchy and Alexander McQueen and starred in campaigns for Prada and Balenciaga.

Off-duty makeup “I wear M.A.C concealer to cover up blemishes and a tiny bit of CoverGirl mascara.”

Favourite fragrance “Dior Addict 2.”

Favourite fashion designer “Alexander McQueen. He is an incredible man, and he has the most amazing vision when it comes to clothes.”

Favourite makeup artist “Pat McGrath. She is so upbeat and kind and has amazing skills.”

Makeup-bag must-haves “Jill Stuart concealer, Revlon Dual Action Powder, M.A.C eyeshadows, an eyelash curler, mascara and NARS lip balm.”

Flawless-skin secrets “I use (Malin Goetz) Grapefruit Face Cleanser, Scrub and Moisturizer. To remove makeup, I only use Bioderma Créaline [Sensibio in Canada]. But my main trick is to drink lots of water.”

Amanda's beauty must-haves:
Bioderma Sensibio H20 Solution Micellaire ($22); (Malin Goetz) Jojoba Face Scrub ($45); FIJI Water ($2); Dior Addict Eau de Parfum Spray ($92 for 50 mL); M.A.C Eyeshadow in Straw Harvest ($17.50).

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ALANA-2-0310.jpg Alana Zimmer
This ethereal beauty was discovered while working at an East Side Mario’s restaurant in Kitchener, Ont., in 2005. Her first editorial was for Flare, and soon after she was storming runways for Gucci, Calvin Klein and Chanel and landing campaigns for DKNY and Jean Paul Gaultier.

Off-duty makeup
“I rarely wear makeup, but when I do I wear Madina Milano highlighter, Laura Mercier concealer, Maybelline mascara and a bit of Smith’s Rosebud Salve.”

Favourite fragrance “Right now, I really love Armani Code, and I also really like Marc Jacobs Daisy and Calvin Klein Euphoria.”

Favourite fashion designers “I love Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy, Christophe Decarnin for Balmain, Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen and Nicolas Ghesquière for Balenciaga. I buy a lot of Alexander Wang — it’s cool and very wearable.”

Memorable makeup look
“One of my favourites this season was for Christopher Kane and consisted only of concealer and curled lashes.”

Flawless-skin secrets “For removing makeup, I use Bioderma Créaline [Sensibio in Canada]. I love Dr. Alkaitis products because they’re very natural. I also really love Yonka creams because they’re nice and light. I’m a huge skincare junkie!”

Alana's beauty must-haves: Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau de Parfum Spray ($75 for 50 mL); Smith’s Rosebud Salve ($8.50); Yonka Crème 28 ($62); Dr. Alkaitis Organic Mascara & Eye Make-up Remover ($23); Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage in SC-3 ($35).

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Northern lights: Supermodel beauty secrets