If you've ever stared at Rosie Huntington-Whiteley for three hours, just as I did when you joined the model, actress and recently appointed Baremineral's ambassador's first class Rose Inc. Master Class, you're likely to ask yourself how perfection is possible. But as angelic as this former Victoria's secret superstar appears, Huntington-Whiteley is a badass boss on duty to do his own thing, not just a beautiful face to rent. She decided to take advantage of her years in the dressing chair, which served as a canvas and trampled her passion for cosmetics (the pocket money from her first job as a chamber master at a bed and breakfast was placed primarily against mascara, eye shadow palettes and lip gloss at the local pharmacy) by creating Rose Inc., a website dedicated to all beauty.
In fact, she gave birth to the brand while she had her now-year-old son Jack. "It was a great adaptation that became a mom who had the pressure to go back to my job and be in charge of a new company. For a while it was really overwhelming," said Huntington-Whiteley attract. But as a true boss, she continued and finally found her foot after a "really full 18 months".
Among fans and beauty fanatics in the audience were members of Huntington-Whiteley's personal glam group, including makeup artists Katie Jane Hughes and Nikki DeRoest – both of whom joined the supermodel-expected entrepreneur on stage to teach red carpets-worthy looking steps through step. Here, Huntington-Whiteley and her crew reveal their best tips and tricks, including those products that keep A-Lister's skin in photo-ready form under pressure.
Lesson # 1: Invest in your skin
"The only thing I'm looking for is my skin," says Huntington-Whiteley. While it may not look like her from her flawless self-adhesive, the star says she "struggles to have clear skin while working and traveling." She follows a "skin first, makeup second" philosophy and proposes to "invest your knowledge, time and money to find the best skin care." Some of her must have: IS Clinical Cleansing Complex and Active Serum, Resurface of Shani Darden Retinol Reform and Lancer Method: Polish. She recently also discovered the P50 from Biologique Recherche, a toner that has been designated by many as a true miracle product. The only common complaint about this fan favorite formula: the sharp, vinegar-like scent. "I actually love the smell," said Huntington-Whiteley. "It's definitely not for everyone, but it reminds me of a product that we have back in Britain called TCP [a mild antiseptic]. It smells super clean for me. "
Lesson # 2: Experiment with makeup – not your boilers
"Over the years, I've had them thinner and fuller," says Huntington-Whiteley. "I've let people pick my eyebrows for me, but I look back at pictures and I'm like, What did I even think? Why would I let this woman make my eyebrows?" Now she breaks one or two hairs when it is necessary. The one who, however, can get along with Huntington-Whiteley's arches is the makeup artist Pat McGrath. The model says that bleaching often turns its brow orange, the two times it has been made by the makeup mother has been well worth it. "I love how they look in a photo or on the runway – it's phenomenal."
Lesson # 3: Celebrate things you love and forget about the rest
"As a young girl, my mother was quite strict, and she definitely thought about her time to herself and did not want us in the bedroom if she got ready," said Huntington-Whiteley. But a curious Rosie always seemed to "sneak in and sit quietly at the edge of the bed" to witness the magic. "I saw how makeup would turn her from being a mom to a woman going to work or going out in the evening," she said. While Huntington-Whiteley now has a glam squad at her disposal to handle her before a big event, she keeps these words of wisdom from her mother in mind: "Makeup will improve you, it should not hide you." Even if you did not Huntington-Whiteley said "worry about things you want to hide" is simply not worth it. "There is always a function that people can celebrate. Perhaps you have a big mouth, or big shoulders or big eyes or long legs – improve and enjoy those things," she says.