Miranda Kerr Shares Her Supermodel-Approved Makeup Routine

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This article first appeared in the Summer 2023 issue of New Beauty. Click here to subscribe

As the CEO and founder of KORA Organics and a mom of three, supermodel Miranda Kerr somehow makes time for a head-to-toe beauty routine most would envy. Here, the Aussie beauty takes us into her bathroom to share the staples that call her vanity home.

“I just turned 40, and I’m excited about it,” Kerr tells me. “I actually feel even older than that, but also youthful in spirit. I’ve had so many experiences in my life and I’ve traveled the world and I have three kids. I feel like I’m an old soul, but I was even as a kid. At the same time, no matter how old I get, I’m going to have a spirit that’s quite young. My spirit is really silly and cheeky and mischievious. My grandma was the same. She was cracking jokes until the day she died. She was the one who introduced to Noni juice when I was a teen. It’s pretty amazing that I get to continue on her legacy in some small way.”

Routine Matters

“In the morning, I use our Foaming Cleanser ($44) and then our Turmeric Scrub ($52). When I get out of the shower, I spritz my face with our Minty Mist ($44). I use it as a toner, but also to reset my skin and my energy throughout the day. Then I apply our Vitamin C Serum ($73), bakuchiol serum ($75), Turmeric Moisturizer ($62) and Noni Glow Face Oil ($72).

At night, I do a similar routine: After cleansing, I use our Noni Night Serum ($74), which has AHAs in it, and then the bakuchiol serum, moisturizer and oil. Next to my bed, I keep our Noni Glow Sleeping Mask ($52). I think it’s a product that most people have missed out on somehow, but it’s really incredible. You’ll notice a difference. Put it on before bed as your last step—it has a coconut jelly texture that dries translucent and doesn’t rub off on your pillow—and then you wake up the next morning and your skin is super plump. You wash it off and your skin is so soft.”

Skin Smoother

“I’ve tried a lot of different products in my career, but every time I’ve used retinol, my skin was too sensitive for it. When I heard about bakuchiol as a natural alternative to retinol, I was really interested. I’ve been using our new Plant Stem Cell Retinol Alternative Serum ($75) for the last six months, morning and night, and it resurfaces my skin without irritation. There was also so much research on alfalfa and its power to visibly improve signs of aging. It’s very good at smoothing out the roughness of the skin without irritating the skin. So, the combination of the alfalfa extract with the bakuchiol is super powerful. And then we included plant stem cells.

People are gonna go nuts when they see the results they get. The before-and-after pictures from our clinical trials blow my mind, and they were taken after only four weeks. The serum also works on fine lines and wrinkles on the neck and chest, too, which we often forget.”

Hair Helpers

“As a model, my hair is often getting exposed to high heat, and I love the way Paul Mitchell’s Repair ($28) range strengthens and protects it with plant-based ingredients and without sulfates. I love that Paul Mitchell is such an iconic and classic brand that still continues to innovate. They launched a new Clean line a few years ago and continue to expand. As a model, my hair is often getting exposed to high heat, and I love the way their Repair range strengthens and protects it with plant-based ingredients and without sulfates. 

While I often get my hair styled for shoots and events, I prefer to wash my hair at home. On days that I’m not shooting, I usually pull my hair back into an easy low bun. Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk ($20) is a staple in my routine, too. My hair is quite fine, so I really need something to give it some texture and volume, even after I wash my hair. I haven’t found another dry shampoo quite like this—it’s the very best!”

Tool Time

“I use my KORA Rose Quartz Heart Facial Sculptor ($63) to gua sha daily, but The Skinny Confidential’s Ice Roller ($69) is great for a boost after a long day of travel or a late night out. The cooling sensation is invigorating and brings me back to life.”

Makeup Musts

“I love makeup that is clean, nourishing and lightweight. I’ve been using the UnCoverup Concealer from RMS Beauty ($38) in shade #22 for years. I mix it with a drop of my face oil and then brush it on in a thin layer. It evens out my complexion while hydrating it. I am also a fan of Saie’s Slip Tint in Three and Half ($36), which creates a lightweight, dewy glow that feels good and looks natural.”

Bath Essentials

“I really enjoy the luxury of taking a bath once in a while, and I’ve recently been loving Goop’s Martini Bath Soak ($40). The Epsom salt helps soothe my body while the essential oils and valerian root calm my spirit. I am also a longtime believer in body brushing. I dry brush almost every morning to boost circulation, stimulate blood flow and remove dead skin cells. I love how it makes my skin look and feel.”

Aromatherapy Ritual

“I love using essential oils for their therapeutic benefits. The Saje Pocket Farmacy ($68) is great because it has five different roll-on aromatherapy blends: Peppermint Halo to soothe your head, Stress Release to relax, Pain Release to relieve minor aches and pains, Gutzy to comfort your stomach, and Fortify to relieve cough and cold symptoms. I always carry this kit with me and it has been so useful! Peppermint Halo is my favorite—it’s so uplifting.”

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