Wonder Woman Gal Gadot’s Beauty Rules To Live By

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  • The former beauty queen and Israeli soldier talks training for Wonder Woman and tackling eyeliner.

    I’m pretty fit, but getting ready for the role of Wonder Woman in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice was something else. I like to work out around three times a week, but for the movie it was five times a week for four hours!

    I love all food. I eat pasta and ice cream and I’ll eat burgers from time to time. When people deprive themselves of something it makes them want to eat it even more. I don’t want to be skinny but I do want to know that I’m only putting quality fuel into my body. I eat a lot of fish and chicken, and I make sure that around 30-40 per cent of our family diet is made of cooked or raw vegetables.

    I need to set a healthy example for my daughter. I want to know that what she feeds her body does her good. We make smoothies in the morning with parsley, celery, green apples and ginger – basically, we throw in whatever we have.

    I always buy myself a candle in Duty Free. Before I get on a flight I head straight to the fragrance department. I like to spend time smelling anything that’s new. At home, everything is clean and organised, and I have candles lit all the time. Right now, I’m obsessed with vanilla-scented ones.

    From left to right: 1. Crème de la Mer The Cleansing Oil, £65; 2. Gucci Bamboo, 75ml EDP, £80; 3. MAC Lipstick in Diva, £15.50

    I like wearing a fragrance that leaves an impression. I love Gucci Bamboo – it’s memorable but powerful, delicate and feminine at the same time. I has a lot of different sides to it and I think that appeals to women like me who want to be noticeable, strong and feminine. Women have to be many things at once, and this scent does that for me.

    I struggle to do my own eyeliner. I’ve had so many tips from make-up artists over the years – they tell me to do it this way or do it that way. But I can’t get it right – I’m still working on it. I rely on a great team to get me ready for events and appearances. My make-up skills are limited, so if I have to I will mix a little foundation with my lotion so I’m really not wearing very much base, and then I’ll add some bronzer – that’s about it.

    You’d be surprised at how much make-up people wear on the red carpet. You just can’t get away with any less – with high definition TV, everyone can see everything. I loved the way I looked at Fast & Furious 6 premier in LA. I wore a grey evening gown and a big chunky necklace, and had burgundy lips. I love to wear a strong lip on the red carpet. My favourite is MAC lipstick in Diva, plus lots of Gucci Iconic Black Opulent Mascara.

    From left to right:4. Kérastase Initialiste, £40; 5. Diptyque Vanille Candle, £42; 6. Gucci Iconic Black Opulent Mascara, £27

    I see my cosmetician Gisele whenever I’m in Israel. She makes up a wonderful facial lotion for me that I take with me everywhere. I use Crème de la Mer The Cleansing Oil as a make-up remover. But I also drink (lots) of water and it makes a massive difference to my skin.

    I think I do too much with my hair. People say you shouldn’t wash it every day but I usually do. I use Kérastase serum every morning to keep my roots strong. I like to keep it really clean with Dr Fischer shampoos. It’s an Israeli brand, very simple and I love the natural scent.

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