As a beauty editor, I have a natural curiosity for what make-up products people use. My curiosity is so extreme, in fact, that just this morning I struck up a conversation with a complete stranger on the train over the foundation she was applying.
Put frankly, I'm nosey when it comes to other people's beauty routines—and this is never truer than when it comes to celebs whose makeup looks I admire, most notably Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.
You see, I have been quite obsessed with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's glowing, natural-looking beauty looks for some time now, and I have long wanted to know what make-up products she uses, whether it be her go-to mascara or lipstick. So, when the opportunity arose for me to meet her and quiz her on her beauty routine earlier this week, suffice it to say I jumped at the chance.
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And it's worth pointing out here that while I know most celebs with their own make-up lines (Huntington-Whiteley founded Rose Inc, a make-up brand that specialises in glowing, easy-to-use formulas, like the iconic Tinted Serum) don't like discussing any other products, I also know through following her on Instagram that Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is not one of those celebrities.
So despite expecting to see some Rose Inc products in her bag (why create them if you don't like them, after all?), I also anticipated I was going to get an insight into some of her other everyday favourite make-up products—and she didn't disappoint.
After pulling her make-up bag out of a very chic Prada Supernova bag, she ran through some of the contents with me, and I was shocked to learn that we share some favourites. So without further ado, here are Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's five go-to make-up products.
1. The perfume
Rumour has circulated for some time that Byredo Gypsy Water is Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's go-to perfume for day-to-day wear, but hearing it confirmed from the woman herself cemented the recommendation firmly in my mind. "Some of my favourite things that I always have with me? Of course, my Gypsy Water Byredo fragrance—I never go anywhere without it," she said. Fresh, light and sort of skin-like, it's a cult perfume amongst fragrance buffs for good reason.
2. The lipstick
"I have my lipstick in the shade Graceful, which I'm wearing today. I just like to touch up with that," said Huntington-Whiteley as she tapped the bullet directly to her lips. While this lipstick looks quite dark, once applied, the creamy formula creates a beautifully universal browny nude.
3. The lip balm
"I love this," she said. "This is a lip balm from Buly, and I love that it's customisable with your own initials. It makes for a gorgeous gift." The bad news? This product doesn't seem to be available to buy in the UK at the moment. However, luckily for us Buly 1803 offers international shipping straight from Paris (just be sure to check applicable custom fees).
4. The lip liner
Huntington-Whiteley declared Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Liner in Parchment as "one of her favourites" while showing me the contents of her make-up bag. A red-toned brown, it makes for the perfect base for the aforementioned Rose Inc Graceful lipstick shade.
5. The eyeshadow
The latest launch from Huntington-Whiteley's make-up brand, she was wearing this eyeshadow duo on the day of the interview—and I can confirm it looked stunning. "You have the cream side and the shimmer side. They can be worn together, layered together or worn separately. It's really versatile, and they're really, really fool-proof, so I highly recommend this if you're bad at doing eyeshadow looks like me," she revealed.
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Shannon Lawlor is the Executive Beauty Editor at Marie Claire. With nearly a decade of experience working for some of the beauty industry’s most esteemed titles, including Who What Wear, Glamour UK, Stylist and Refinery29, Shannon’s aim is to make the conversation around beauty as open, relatable and honest as possible. As a self-confessed lazy girl, Shannon has an affinity for hard-working perfumes, fool-proof make-up products and does-it-all skincare.
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