If you’re looking for a new series to accompany you into the cooler fall days, this week, consider Apple TV’s just-released tribute to the biggest supermodels of all time. Aptly titled The Supermodels, it is dedicated to sharing the story of how industry-shaping models, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington and Linda Evangelista transcended the modeling world of the 80s and defined what it means to be a supermodel.
In honor of premier of The Supermodels, we’ve rounded up some of the ladies’ best beauty tips they’ve revealed throughout the years. From skin-care routines to makeup essentials, here are the best supermodel-approved products, tips and tricks the four icons have shared throughout their careers.
Naomi Campbell is known for her timeless beauty. From her impeccable cheekbones to her radiant complexion, Campbell is one of the most iconic faces of the generation. Luckily, back in 2020, the now 53-year-old participated in Vogue’s “Beauty Secrets” series, and dished tons of her favorite products and routines throughout the 10-minute YouTube tutorial.
Moisture Is Key: “I’ve been taking care of my skin since I was a child because my mother always told me I had to moisturize,” Campbell began her Vogue YouTube feature. True to her word, the supermodel immediately followed the sentiment with the La Roche-Posay Serozinc Face Mist ($16).
Microneedling Magic: Microneedling is all the rage right now, and Campbell has been a fan of doing the technique at home with a tool she procured from a doctor. “It’s a little sensitive around the chin,” she noted as she swiped the tool around her complexion, “I’m doing this because I want to put on a serum and I want it to go really into my skin. Don’t go too close under the eyes with this.”
Super Serums: Speaking of serums, the formula Campbell is prepping her skin to absorb is something of an at-home, skin-care cocktail comprised of vitamin E oil and moisturizing hyaluronic acid, which she gently pats into skin in an upward motion for some extra lift.
Can-Do Concealers: The first ever global face of Pat McGrath Labs, Campbell swears by the brand’s Sublime Perfection Concealer ($34). “I use about three or four different colors on my skin because dark skin is that way—you can’t use one color all over,” she explains before applying the two lightest shades, 23 and 24, under the eyes and on the forehead before applying the darker shades, 25 and 26, along the cheeks.
Face-Sculpting Faves: With a bone structure like Campbell’s you don’t need much to create a snatched, sculpted look. But, the star still has her favorite products for carving out contour and adding some natural flush. During her video, Campbell is seen using both the NARS Blush/Bronzer Duo ($42) and the Tom Ford Blush Duo ($95).
Skin-Care Non-Negotiables: Like many of us, Campbell also has some skin-care negotiables that she credits with being a large part of her radiant, ageless complexion. “I cleanse and scrub every day, I take off makeup every night,” she told Vogue. “When I’m not working, I try not to wear makeup at all. I like to just have clean skin.” She also shared on YouTube that “Hydration, for me, is the most important thing. I’m constantly moisturizing—masks, face masks, creamy masks, paper masks.”
Not only is Cindy Crawford known for her beauty, she’s also taken beauty into her own hands with the launch of her own skin-care brand, Meaningful Beauty. Back in 2019, Crawford dished her own array of skin-care and beauty rituals in another edition of Vogue’s iconic celebrity beauty YouTube videos.
Skin-Care in a Pinch: Though you may think that achieving a complexion like Crawford’s would take hours, the now 57-year-old revealed that, most days, she’s trying to get out the door as soon as possible, so a tried-and-true skin-care routine is a must. For Crawford, that includes her brand’s Youth Activating Melon Serum ($95), followed by some depuffing courtesy of Glycelene’s Golden Ice Globes ($125) and, of course, SPF with her Anti-Aging Day Crème ($65).
Face Makeup Favorites: Crawford has embraced a more makeup-free look over the years, so she opts for the By Terry Light-Expert Click Brush Foundation ($55) and the NARS Stick Concealer. “As I get older, I’m not a big fan of [powder] because it tends to settle in fine lines and wrinkles,” Crawford explained back in 2019.
Eyes, Brows, Cheeks: “Thank god I did not over-tweeze my brows when I was young because I still have pretty good brows,” Crawford joked with Vogue while applying some of the Anastasia Beverley Hills Perfect Brow Pencil ($23). For nailing her eye look, Crawford opts for the neutral shades in the Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Eyeshadow Palette ($55), before accentuating her lashes with the Maybelline Lash Stiletto Mascara ($9). To highlight her already stunning cheekbones, Crawford uses the Josie Maran Argan Oil Color Stick Duo.
Body Staples: “Before I get out of the shower I will use the Neutrogena Sesame Body Oil ($11) while I’m still wet,” Crawford told Into the Gloss. “I do that before I dry off because the oil mixes with the water and it moisturizes well that way. I quickly rub it on for 10 seconds and then just towel it off. If I’m really dry I will put another moisturizer on.”
Linda Evangelista has always been honest about her personal life. From her struggles with breast cancer to her issues with melasma, the supermodel is consistently candid with fans. Though she hasn’t opened up about beauty secrets in a few years, her tips and tricks are timeless.
Skin-Care Revelations: “I’ve always loved beauty products, but I didn’t really get into skin care until my thirties,” Evangelista told Into the Gloss back in 2014. “I’ve worn sunscreen every day since I turned 33. My whole routine changed, actually. I do all of those lotions and potions, toner, exfoliation, masks, all of it. I really like vitamin A and C serums and oil-free moisturizers. None of it takes me too long, and I like the time I spend doing it.”
Makeup Faux Pas: “Everybody likes a little help every once and a while, but I can do my hair and makeup myself,” Evangelista began. “I have this tray with all my makeup on it so I can bring it anywhere the light is good. Don’t put your makeup on in the bathroom unless you have a good window—without the right light and a magnifying mirror, you’re going to walk out of the house with streaks.”
Life-Changing Products: In 2016, Evangelista opened up to The Cut about how the discovery of Erasa products truly changed her life and launched her into the role of creative director of the brand. The product that put the supermodel onto the brand, thought, was none other than the XEP 30 Serum ($160). After that, she was sold. After three weeks, I realize my melasma is down and my pores are smaller. And I’ve got two of these magnifying mirrors! “I started using [Erasa] morning and night,” she explained. “My melasma was 30 percent better, so I began upping the pumps… I’ve never ran out of a product before. I’ve also never asked to meet the person who made it.”
Product Preservation: Another beauty trend Evangelista swears by? Beauty fridges: “I got [the fridge] a few years ago because I had an overabundance of sunscreen that I bought in Canada that had Mexoryl in it,” she began. “Lord knows why you can’t get it here. You can get a nice fridge for under $200, it can be less than one beauty product. I set it on a low, not a high temperature so I’m not freezing my products. And inside are the sunscreens and other discontinued things, mostly makeup, to try to preserve them.”
Not only is Christy Turlington an iconic American fashion model, the 54-year-old is also an activist, humanitarian, and voice of a generation. When she’s not changing the world, Turlington relies on a simple, stress-free self-care routine,
Beauty Philosophy: For Turlington, a beauty routine starts with a healthy beauty philosophy. This past July, the supermodel sat down with The Cut to talk all things beauty. “People look outside themselves to define [beauty], but I’ve learned over time that beauty is a feeling, a sense of wellness, and even acceptance in a way.”
Skin Care Made Simple: “I love for my skin care to be really simple,” the mom-of-two begins. “I’m all about texture and ease in that area. I was using Noble Panacea for about a year before we actually started working together, which was a huge part of the attraction.” Some of Turlington’s favorite products from the brand include their iconic Cleansing Balm ($185), and the Vitamin C Booster ($160). “I feel like that just feels like I’m doing something nutritious for my skin,” she says to The Cut about the refreshing vitamin C treatment. “Once I feel like I have all that hydration in my face, I don’t think about skin care again until bedtime.”
Minimal Makeup: “I only wear a very tiny amount of makeup,” Turlington began in explaining her makeup routine to The Cut. “Right now, I have on a little bit of the RMS concealer. I love the whole line—it all feels very light and clean. I’ll use a little bit of that under my eyes and then I’ll use some kind of a cheek tint, even if I have a little bit of color in my face. I always like some blush on my face. I love Westman Atelier and I also love Jones Road for a light wash. I’ll fill in my eyebrows a bit—I use a very basic Maybelline eyebrow pencil. I have so many because I used to work for them for years. I have a scar on my eyebrow so I always fill that in. I curl my lashes, but I don’t really wear mascara unless I’m going somewhere special. And that’s it!”