On Beauty: Bella Hadid
I’m not even just saying this – I know I’m a walking Dior commercial – but I love the Dior Hydra Life Lotion-To-Foam Fresh Cleanser, it’s the green one. It’s the perfect foamy face wash. So I use that and then I’ll moisturise with the Hydra Life Fresh Hydration Sorbet Crème because it’s really light – it feels like you have nothing on. My face is always so dry, so it sucks up all the moisture. Then if I’m doing proper hair and make-up I’ll use the Glow Better Fresh Jelly Mask first. It just kind of plumps your skin up and makes it super moist and sort of tightens it… I don’t know what it does or how, but it’s something incredible.
On her beauty sins
I do sleep in my make-up sometimes but I always wake up at 2am, freaking out and feeling completely guilty about it. My body knows! So I’ll get up, wash my face, moisturise and go back to sleep because I hate waking up in the morning with make-up on – it’s the most horrible feeling. But I’m usually a good girl about taking my make-up off at night.
I usually do concealer under the eyes, on my chin and around the nose, and then always a good bronzer and a good brow. That’s my top three for everyday. I love my natural freckles and just keeping a natural look. And I love mascara. What’s so amazing about the Dior Pump’n’Volume Mascara is that it looks like you’re wearing false lashes. It’s a perfect mascara. I always do a top lash, but I rarely put mascara on my bottom lashes. But with this mascara I’ve started doing my bottom lashes and it really opens up your eyes. And I always use a curler. With or without mascara, you always gotta curl.
I used to be obsessed with doing my own nails all the time, like in high school I’d have a different nail colour every day. Now it’s hard because I work pretty much every day and so my colours get changed. But I really love red.
I love doing masks and my favourite thing ever is giving my friends masks. I’m like, “ok Alana this is perfect for your skin, and Ali this is perfect for your skin”. I know all my friends’ skin types now so it’s fun, they all have their favourites. I don’t really have a lot of time to do real pampering – I don’t get facials or anything like that. I don’t really know like, which facial you have to do or where you have to do it so I just stick to my own routine. But when I’m working a lot I like to get massages – just to kind of get my muscles back in check after being on a plane. But it’s hard with my schedule. I try to get a little time to myself.
On her ultimate beauty secret
I love my Dior Lip Glow. The whole range. The balm is amazing, you can’t go wrong, but I love the Lip Glow Pomade – it’s a lot glossier. Then there’s also the Lip Maximizer which I love – it gives a little plump in your lip which is always nice for a night out. It’s literally magic. I mean, if I leave the house without it I freak out. I’m like, “I need someone to bring it to me”.
A tight bun or ponytail is always my go-to hair – I like to keep my hair out of my face, especially when I’m working because it’s easy and I don’t have to think about it. My secret? A lot of hairspray. And a lot of gel. I used to use my brother’s mousse that he used on his hair, so I stole it and he’s probably mad at me that I did that.
I say it every day but it’s still surreal working with Dior. It’s such a dream come true for me, especially for a beauty campaign because it’s something I’ve always wanted but never actually thought would come true. Just being able to work next to Peter [Philips, Dior make-up creative and image director] and all the great people at Dior is so incredible. It’s a family, and such a great house so I feel honoured. And I get to wear the clothes almost every day which is a plus!
On Peter Philips
Peter and I have become so close and it’s always really fun. It’s also a plus that he does the most incredible make-up in the world. We work really well together and bounce ideas off each other, and he knows now how my face works and how I like my make-up. The Pump’n’Volume Mascara campaign was all shot in one day – I think I fell asleep in the chair probably like five times! Which is why Peter’s so great because he knows when I’m jet-lagged or on edge and he’ll just let me put my head back and he’ll do my face. I get really tired really quickly so I appreciate it! But the best part is seeing the campaign when it comes out. The outcome is always going to be great.
I love London. It’s my favourite place and I love coming back here. But, every time I come here I have a great time and then can never remember the places I went, for next time! There’s this one burger spot that I’m obsessed with and I can’t figure the name out – I need to find it. I’ve been trying so hard – I know it has red table covers and that’s about it… I will find it!
The best way to relax is sleep! But I really love just being with my best friends sitting on my couch. When I get home I always call my girlfriends right when I get in the door and am like “come over, we’ll order in, watch movies and sit on the couch.” Just hang out. It makes me feel normal and calm. Just to be with people that don’t care about anything, they just mostly wanna eat my food.
On her getting-ready regime
I love listening to music when I’m getting ready. Just to kind of pump my energy up and get ready for the night. And I like to be around my friends and chill and be calm before the storm. I love getting ready with people – I hate getting ready by myself. I end up falling asleep or something. I need somebody to push me! Or else I’m like “sorry guys I’m really tired…”
I just got an iPhone 7 which is insane because the selfies are so much better. On my old phone I hated taking selfies because the camera was so bad. But in terms of the perfect selfie – I guess good light is important. I take really good ugly selfies, that’s more my thing! But good light, and keep the angle high.
It’s hard with my schedule – every time I go somewhere I’m like “can you send me a pair of Nikes? I forgot my shoes!” I always forget something. But even this morning I went and swam in the pool, just to keep moving. When I’m home I like to train harder than usual. I haven’t really worked out a lot since the last VS show. My trainer always calls once he knows I’m in town. Like “I know you’re back, where are you?” And I’m like “sleeping?!”. But when I have the time and energy I’ll go. I love doing abs and ass, and getting my blood pumping. Running around keeps most of my body in check but I eat really badly when I’m travelling because I can’t help myself. It’s my comfort.
On her guilty pleasures
Ooh. I mean, chicken nuggets, grilled cheeses, French fries, pizza, burgers. All those things. Usually my go-to is just ordering chicken fingers, grilled cheeses and fries when I get to the hotel. Your burgers here in London are really good.
On beauty inspirations
I love Elizabeth Taylor’s make-up – that was always beautiful. Anybody old-school from like the Fifties to the Nineties. There was always an iconic moment. Growing up I never really wore a lot of make-up so it wasn’t something I really looked at back then. I was a horse girl so I was more like, “what riding boots are those?” rather than wondering what make-up they were wearing. But since about age 18 I’ve loved keeping a simple look, and the Nineties supermodels always did that so well. All my inspirations end up going back to the big Nineties girls. Clean skin, a great brow… Christy Turlington, I mean, stop. It’s insane. Her face… it’s crazy, she’s too perfect.
On modelling advice
Just to be nice, be yourself. It’s harder to be mean to people than it is to be nice. I think that I’m learning a lot to have real conversations with people. And to not take things personally – everything happens for a reason. Those are my mantras.
On her ultimate beauty tip
I’d say keep it simple. Skin before anything is where you have to start. My number one beauty tip is take care of yourself, and the beauty comes after.
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