Watch Cindy Crawford Do Her Getting-Out-the-Door Morning Beauty Routine
The 53-year-old American supermodel has many lessons to impart, with an ageless beauty regimen that can be executed in under 10 minutes.
Filmed at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hill
Released on 3/19/2019
Hi, I'm Cindy Crawford, and I'm gonna show you my typical
morning routine, which is, of course, getting skin care on
and getting out the door as fast as I can.
So I'm gonna start my skin care.
I've already washed my face,
and I love our new Melon Serum from Meaningful Beauty,
and this really is like a collagen booster.
So start with that.
It's not greasy at all and it goes right into the skin.
Especially on days where maybe I've been a little,
I don't know, stayed out a little too late
or I'm a little puffy.
I'm gonna use my eye cream, which I use every day
and every night, but I'll show you a little secret
that a makeup artist taught me, which are these.
It looks like a drink, mmmm, but they're actually not.
They're these little golden balls, and I like to put 'em
in a glass of ice water, and just, they're so soothing.
Upper and lower eye.
So I think they have little gold flakes, which,
they don't come out of the ball,
but it's supposed to do something.
In any event, it feels good.
As you can see, it's making me a tiny bit red,
but that goes down right away.
I use my Meaningful Beauty Day Cream which has SPF 30.
Okay, so now my skin's prepped.
My mother never wore makeup.
You know, I only ever saw her with, like, Noxzema,
or some, you know, Ponds, or Oil Of Olay cold cream.
And when I started modeling I knew zero
about makeup and skin care.
My very first modeling job, that was Do Your Own Makeup.
I went and bought a foundation.
I went and bought some mascara.
And the job was with Iman and Dianne deWitt,
and these divas were, like, painting themselves,
and I just remember standing in the mirror, kind of
trying to mimic what they were doing, and in the actual
picture I end up, I look like a little girl,
and they, you know, are like.
So now I'm gonna start putting a face on.
Very basic face.
And actually, I called my,
I did a makeup book about 15, no god, 20 years ago
with a really good friend of mine,
makeup artist Sonia Kashuk, and we called it Basic Face,
because that's what most women need to know:
How to get, just like, your basic out-the-door face.
You wanna have, like, your simple routine that you know
you're going to feel good in case you run into someone
that you used to go to high school with [chuckling].
So this is my basic face.
So I love this BY TERRY foundation, and it just clicks up,
and I kind of put it on
with the applicator that it comes with.
And then I use a separate foundation brush.
I find, I don't know, I'm liking the finish
from using a brush.
It buffs it out in a way, too, that
I find I need less powder, which, as I get older,
I'm not a big fan of powder 'cause it tends to
settle in those fine lines and wrinkles.
It has an emollience,
see under the eyes?
'Cause I don't want that area to look all dry and cakey.
Kevyn Aucoin, I remember working with him the first time,
and he really showed me the transformative powers of makeup.
Mostly it was so weird.
Like, first he completely erased your face.
I remember looking in the mirror at one point
and all I saw was two eyes and my nostrils.
But then, the way he built it up, almost to the point
where he painted an expression on your face,
and it was so flawless and amazing and, you know,
realizing how makeup can do that.
Most women don't wanna wear that every day
and it's not practical.
I mean, it took him, like, two hours,
but it just, you know, sometimes
it's just those little things, like an eyebrow or mascara.
They, you know, they can just finish a look.
Okay, so now I've done my under eye concealer.
I use a different color and a different texture
if I have, sometimes here I have, like, little
hyper-pigmentation, and I love this NARS stick
'cause it's a little thicker.
Like where I want slip under my eyes,
if I'm putting concealer here and here,
I don't want it to slip.
That's lookin' pretty good today, I'm lucky.
I don't like to use a lot of powder now,
but if you do put any kind of foundation or something on
you do have to set it a bit, so I've been using this CHANEL,
and I think it has, it's called Healthy Glow,
and it also has SPF, and it's this color,
and I [blowing on brush],
I just kinda put it on.
Make sure I blow off the excess.
And even here, but, [blowing on brush] hardly any.
Just enough to set that little
bit of concealer under my eyes.
After that you want to comb up your brows.
Thank god I did not over-tweeze my brows when I was young,
'cause I still have pretty good brows,
and if I notice any little holes
I'll fill it in.
One of my lessons that I've said to Kaia, I'm like,
Don't over-tweeze your eyebrows.
You will regret it later.
Fortunately that bushier look is in now
so she hasn't been tempted yet.
So for my every day eye, this is a little old school,
I like a little bit of a crease
so my lid doesn't look heavy.
Just do, basically, my lid.
So it's not a lot, it's just to give me a little bit of
depth there so my lid doesn't look like it's dropping down.
Then just to finish the eye, it's called Lash Stiletto.
What I like about this mascara is the brush.
And I'm not, I don't do bottom mascara
'cause it always ends up, it drops on me
'cause I have really long lower lashes so,
unless I'm on a shoot, I just keep it on the top.
Definitely I have found as I've gotten older
I wear way less makeup.
I would say that's the biggest evolution for me
which is kind of counter intuitive, but that also means
that taking care of your skin is more important
'cause you're not covering it up with makeup.
Sometimes, to be honest with you,
I do learn tricks from Kaia.
I think the amazing thing about the young generation
is stuff like this.
Like, if she wants to learn how to do a cat eye, she learns.
She just YouTubes it and all the sudden she'll come out and,
Oh look, I tried this new look today.
And then I'll be like, Wait, how'd you do that?
[chuckling] And she'll show show me.
Okay so, see, very minimum eye,
my husband hates makeup, so,
this is already too much makeup for him,
but I do explain to him that
women do makeup for other women, not men.
So I like this stick, JOSIE MARAN, and it's, again,
it's creamy, and that's probably another transition
that I've made as I've gotten older is
I want creamy more than dry.
And you know, it's that, that little smile
on the apples of the cheek.
Hung Vanngo teases, he's like,
Oh, you're still a 90s girl.
But I do like a little bit of color in my face.
Love the Charlotte Tilbury, mmm.
It's kinda like a gloss, but with good color.
Now like that.
I always said I liked the lip that looks like you bit it,
and you just have, like, a little extra color.
And then take my pin out.
Pull my hair down.
You know there were certain models that were really good
at doing their own makeup, and loved it,
like Linda Evangelista.
I remember sitting backstage and she could
paint a brow, and her lip liner.
That just was never me.
I, you know, I could do it if I had to, but
I didn't have a lot of confidence in doing my own makeup
and even Christie, Linda, you know, we kinda
all watched each other and learned from each other,
but the tips and tricks really came from the makeup artists.
So that's it, and I am ready to get out the door,
and I hope you liked it, bye.