And if the story in question involves Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, we're definitely clicking in to troll for beauty tips — be it on foolproof self tanner application or her favorite lip balm — and any mention of husband Jason Statham. While she's fiercely private about the latter, she's an open book when it comes to her no-BS approach to beauty, specifically her skin care.
"At the moment, I'm really struggling with my skin — I've been dealing with post-pregnancy flare-ups for several months now," Huntington-Whiteley tells Refinery29 in a recent interview. "What helps most is staying loyal to skin-care products that are gentle and effective. Oh, and regular facials, because I see incredible results in the brightness and tone of my skin after a facial," she says, adding that she adores celebrity esthetician Shani Darden in L.A. and the pros at Rescue Spa in NYC.
On top of dropping skin-care tips that are actually instructive — way better than the "I wash my face at night" routine some celebs feed us — the supermodel has also proven herself to be a low-key beauty pro. And now, she serves as the editor-in-chief of her very own digital beauty platform, Rose Inc. "I’ve spent my modeling career working with some of the best industry artists and experts, and I’ve learned so much from them," Huntington-Whiteley says. "I started Rose Inc. in the hopes that others could learn from them as well."
The supermodel is also taking her passion for makeup and female-driven entrepreneurship beyond the computer screen and meeting her fans IRL. This October, she's presenting her first Rose Inc. Masterclass in L.A. in partnership with bareMinerals (she's a brand ambassador). The event will feature her friends and Instagram-famous makeup artists Katie Jane Hughes and Nikki DeRoest.
"The three of us will be talking to a roomful of women — a small community of like-minded beauty lovers — about our personal career journeys and how we got to where we are today," Huntington-Whiteley explains. "My hope is that there will be a few budding makeup artists in the crowd who can feel inspired by the stories they hear."
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"I love using Bioderma's micellar water as my makeup remover because it’s really gentle on my sensitive skin, and it really works to get rid of all my makeup," explains Huntington-Whiteley. It's not the cheapest cleansing water out there, but it's French and has the model seal of approval, which might make it worth the extra few bucks.
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When dealing with weird hormone flare-ups, Huntington-Whiteley says she likes to use serums that have a retinol component and don't include a slew of potential fragrances or irritants in the ingredient list. "In terms of the skin-care products that really make a difference for my skin, I love the whole bareMinerals Skinlongevity line. Everything's really gentle and made with natural botanicals, so it doesn't strip my skin," she tells us.
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"My favorite drugstore find is the original Nivea body lotion, the classic one that comes in the blue tube," Huntington-Whiteley tells us of her go-to moisturizer (which Meghan Markle also loves). "I always lather a body cream on my skin — neck, arms, and legs — because it feels so indulgent. I could spend a fortune on fancy, beautiful creams in glass bottles, but this one's honestly just as good."
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"As a busy mom, I'm obsessed with the new bareMinerals foundation powder," says Huntington-Whiteley, referring to the recent launch in the Blemish Rescue line. "It’s buildable and full of mineral ingredients that are actually good for the skin and don’t clog up your pores. It has this amazing luminous finish, which seems strange for a powder, but it actually does. The best part is all I have to do is swirl a powder brush in the pot, tap off the excess, and buff it into my skin for sheer coverage in a matter of seconds."
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For dark circles and acne, Huntington-Whiteley swears by a good concealer. "My favorite of all time is the Nars Creamy Concealer. It’s amazing because I can use it on blemishes or for a light, all-over coverage, and the shade range is wonderful," she says.
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"Most mornings I also like to use a blush, one that's multifunctional," says Huntington-Whiteley. "I really like the bareMinerals Gen Nude blush range, and my favorite color is called Strike a Rose. It’s a pressed powder blush, which means I can use it on my cheeks and on my eyes," she continues. "I have bright blue eyes, and I think that those deep pink, mauve-ish tones really make my eyes pop and bring color to my whole face."