Supermodel Doutzen Kroes has shared her skincare and makeup guide to keep her skin looking youthful after having two children.
The 34-year-old Dutch model took a break from Paris Fashion Week to reveal to Vogue her typical skincare and makeup routine she employs daily.
‘I always start with a little bit of eye cream,’ Doutzen said to the camera as she gently patted the product along her eyelids. But despite years in the beauty industry, Doutzen admitted she never used anti-aging products until one year ago.
Bare-faced: Doutzen Kroes, 34, shared with Vogue her morning routine to get glowing skin
Priority: The Dutch model first focused on moisturizing her skin with both eye cream and a face moisturizer before applying makeup
Flawless: Doutzen then uses a Pat McGrath technique of applying her foundation with her fingers because she believes it makes it go on more natural
‘I started doing eye cream maybe a year ago — way too late,’ the model-of-two admitted. ‘I turned 34 this year, and I realized I will have to start doing facials more often and use eye cream. So here we go.’
During the video, Doutzen admitted she took for granted how nice her skin was when she was younger. So there was less of a focus on picking proper skincare products and treatments.
Beautiful: During the video, the model (pictured in 2005) admitted to learning most of her makeup tips from working with makeup artists in the industry
‘You know you take advantage of having anything good in your life,’ she said. ‘My skin has always been good.
‘But obviously I’m aging and I want to take care of it and age beautifully.’
Doutzen then applied moisturizer along the face by massaging it gently throughout the skin. The massage included pinching her fingers along her jaw up to her temples.
She also ran her pinched fingers along both of her cheekbones, noting that ‘you have to make sure you go all the way to the sides of your face’ in order to ensure that the process is working.
‘When you massage like this it drains all the water out of your face, so it is really good to do this in the morning,’ she advised viewers.
‘I have noticed a difference actually when I do it every morning. I do feel like I have a less puffy face.’
Once her skin is feeling nice and moisturized, Doutzen moves onto applying concealer and foundation – but not before attempting to tame her brows.
‘When I wake up, my eyebrows point downwards,’ she joked, while brushing them through. ‘My eyebrows hang downwards so I always just make sure that they are up.’
Natural: She recommended wiping off the mascara wand before applying the product to the eyes to help it go on smoother and more natural
Sculpted: During her routine, Doutzen will take a brush to her brows before lining them slightly along the edges
Beautiful: Doutzen admitted while applying bronzer and lip balm she tends to wear the most makeup during jobs, and her daughter will be left ‘in awe’ once she returns home
Gorgeous: ‘She loves hair and makeup so much more than I do,’ she said about her daughter while showing off the finished look. ‘I am more of a tomboy’
Then it is on to her base.
First, she gently tapped her concealer under her eyes to hide any dark circles before using L’Oreal Infallible Fresh Wear 24HR Foundation ($15) to get some fuller coverage on her whole face.
Doutzen applied her foundation with her fingers instead of using a makeup brush or sponge — a technique the model admitted to learning from makeup artist Pat McGrath.
‘I almost do it like it is a cream,’ she said while smoothing the foundation along her face and neck.
‘I use my hands and I do that because it warms it up and it really massages it in. I feel like it is a really good way of making it look natural.’
A BeautyBlender ($20) was then run along the skin to help smooth out the foundation and better blend it into the skin. After blending, Doutzen applied a second layer of concealer underneath her eyes.
‘This is concealer to get rid of those bags,’ the model admitted. ‘I definitely got more bags when I had my children. But I always had them. Even in high school.’
Mascara is the next step for Doutzen who will first curl the eyelashes before applying the product from the base of her lashes to the ends.
‘This is something my children freak out when I do,’ Doutzen admitted while using Charlotte Tilbury’s Life Changing Lashes Eyelash Curler ($22).
‘They do watch me put on my makeup, and my daughter loves it. She wants to do it too, but she’s too young. She loves [it] more than I do!’
Before applying her mascara, Doutzen said she will sometimes wipe off the applicator with a tissue to avoid any clumping of the product.
‘Makes it look more natural,’ she said.
Doutzen admitted while applying bronzer and lip balm she tends to wear the most makeup during jobs, and her daughter will be left ‘in awe’ once she returns home.
‘She loves hair and makeup so much more than I do,’ she said. ‘I am more of a tomboy. Up until 18 years old, I never did much makeup. And she is the opposite.’
The makeup look was finished with a quick swipe of fuchsia lipstick along her lips, which Doutzen pressed on using her finger tip.