What’s the biggest misconception people have about applying makeup?
"I think women tend to believe that wearing lipstick is harder than it is. And that if your skin is one way, you can never wear a certain color. That’s not always the case. Makeup was meant to be played with, so you have to experiment and see what works for you."
Editorial shoots can be long. Do you have any secrets to making makeup last?
"Lots and lots of touch-ups! Sorry, it’s not much of a secret. But I would also say that using a primer to even out your skin tone and setting makeup with a spritz of water are good tips."
On the flip-side, fashion shows can be short on time. What’s your favorite, easy go-to makeup tip that anyone can do?
"Find a look that works for you in one palette. I like two-in-one products, so that I’m not rummaging through a kit trying to find shades. I used Revlon’s CustomEyes Shadow & Liner backstage a lot—it’s just easier to have the colors all right there in front of you."
Do you have any secret skincare tips?
"For skincare, I think it’s very important to alternate your routine—your skin responds better. I have a favorite facialist, Joanna Vargas in New York, and she does something different each visit, and my skin has feels completely renewed—it’s unbelievable. I also think exfoliating every day with a gentle, mild exfoliator is important."
What’s one product you can’t live without?
"For skincare, definitely and exfoliator! If I don’t have any on hand, I'll make my own. I'll use whatever I can find in the house, like ginger, coffee beans, oatmeal, honey, brown sugar, molasses, coconut oil, and maybe even beer. I just grind it all up really well and apply. For makeup, I cannot get enough of the new Revlon Age Defying with DNA Advantage Cream Makeup—it gives me such a luminious finish, and it’s super moisturizing."
What do you love about collaborating with designers during Fashion Week?
"I absolutely love collaborating with designers, stylists, and hairstylists—everyone during Fashion Week and at shoots. The creative energy is amazing, and I love seeing what each person brings to the table. For the designers, it’s also so inspiring to see what they’ve worked on all season and their own inspiration behind it. Fashion Week sparks a whole new phase, and it’s just fun to get together to create the whole fantasy."
What’s one thing people don’t know about you?
"Oh wow… Well, I think people would be surprised to know that I was an Olympic rider and competed until I was about 18. I won the Swedish Cup twice in pony jumping!"