LINDA Evangelista uses hundreds of beauty products on the red carpet. The 49-year-old model has confessed that although she opts for a low-key maintenance-free look during the day she isn’t afraid to pile on the cosmetics for high-profile events.
She told Into The Gloss: “When I got the Dolce & Gabbana foundations and primer, I actually cut back on a couple of steps. The Sheer Radiance Primer is what I use to moisturise now–it’s a really good multi-tasking product. It has SPF 30 and long-term benefits, so it’s a no-brainer.
“After the primer, moisturiser, and sunscreen go on, I just put on a couple of drops of the Dolce & Gabbana foundation. I pat it in with my fingers while my skin is still moist, just to even out my skin tone. Then I do a little mascara, a little shadow in the socket with a brush, a little blush, lip gloss, and go.
“But I add about a hundred more products if I’m going somewhere with a red carpet. Everybody likes a little help every once and a while.”
The brunette beauty – who has graced the pages of Vogue, Time, Harper’s Bazaar and Elle – also revealed she prefers to take a hands-on approach to looking her best by doing her own make-up, hair and manicures.
She explained: “I can do my hair and makeup myself. I have this tray with all my makeup on it so I can bring it anywhere the light is good.
“I also like doing my own nails; I find it therapeutic. I push my cuticles back and keep the tips short and clean
“What’s not low maintenance is my hair – it’s curly and needs to be pressed straight, definitely not wash-and-go. “I’m all for change, though. All of my different hairstyles over the years were quite spontaneous. An idea would brew, and it would just happen. Haircuts aren’t forever, you can get out of it if you feel you made a mistake.” â€“ Bang Media