Supermodel Doutzen Kroes Shares Her Guide to Age-Defying Glow
The Dutch supermodel offers Vogue a look into her beauty regimen—facial massage and all.
Filmed at Le Bristol Paris
Released on 3/13/2019
Hello everyone, I am Doutzen Kroes
and I'm going to do a makeup tutorial for you today
for the first time ever.
When I wake up, I just check my face, see what it needs.
And I always start with little bit of eye cream.
I started doing eye cream maybe a year ago.
Way too late.
Then I turned 34 this year and I realize,
I will have to start doing facials more often.
And use eye creams so here we go.
Giving a good example to the young ones out there.
Then I am putting some moisturizing cream
and then I just, rubbing my hands like this.
And just massage all over.
When you massage like this, it drains all the water
out of your face.
So it's really good to do this in the morning.
Somebody told me that you have to make sure
it goes all the way to the sides of your face.
I have noticed a difference actually
when I do this every morning,
I do feel like I have a less puffy face.
Then next thing I do is, I finish my eyebrows.
Just like that.
When I wake up, my eyebrows point downwards
or when you know when you put a sweater on,
you have done your makeup and you put your sweater on
and my eyebrows will just hang downwards.
So I always make sure they're up.
Concealer, I tap my fingers, like this
and then I go around the eyes.
I take foundation and I put a lot.
I almost do it like it's a cream.
It goes on my lips to easy and then I do this.
Don't forget the neck.
It's your second face.
I started looking after my neck,
the same time I started using creams and doing facials.
It's not that long ago.
You know you take advantage of having anything good
in your life and my skin has always been good
but obviously I'm aging and I want
to take care of it and age beautifully.
I use my hands and I do that because it's, it warms it up
and it really massages and this is a tip,
I actually got from Pat McGrath, she would just massage it
like it was a face massage and I wasn't used to that
because everyone's always doing the little pressures
and filling around and she was just going like this
and I feel like it's a really good way
of making it look natural.
Now I actually take this one, the beauty blender
and I spend a lot of time on doing the skin
more than anything else.
I do like this.
This is concealer, to get rid of those bugs
I definitely got more bugs when I had my children
but I always had them even in high school.
Oh and don't forget the ears 'cause otherwise
it's just little right things.
Sometimes I put a little bit in the hairline too.
I think my favorite part are my eyelashes
because they are blonde on top so when I put mascara
you'll see, they will,
it makes a big difference when I put it.
Okay next thing I do is I curl my eyelashes
and this is something my children freak out when I do it.
They do watch me put on makeup and my daughter,
she loves it and she wants to do it too
but she is still young.
I think I was allowed when I went to high school
before I think I was around 10 years old
and I would put a color pencil and wet it
and just when I was in school, I would just go
to the bathroom and put lipstick on.
So I kinda always liked makeup, what I really liked to do
is put a little bit of black pencil,
inside the eye,
extend it a little bit
like that so it makes the eye shape
more almond instead of round.
This is the kind of tricks you learn when you're a model.
And then I am going to do mascara sometimes I take a tissue
I go like this to take some of the mascara off
so it doesn't become very thick
and it makes it look more natural.
I'm surprised by my own look.
I think I have a little bit of a different makeup routine
since I moved back to Amsterdam,
I used to live in New York for 12 years.
When I bring the kids to school,
I do very minimal contour,
little bit of shading and that's it
and then when they're in school,
I'll do some make up stuff like this.
I don't like to wake up early just to do makeup
that's really the fact.
So I am doing some lip balm too.
So I put a little bit of bronzer, then I blow I on it
to get most of it off and then I go very subtle,
like this and like on the cheeks and right here
so you get a very nice contour
but not heavy and then I go like everywhere.
Now I have to do my eyebrows again.
I'm going to brush my eyebrows, I think I'm going
to extend them a little bit with the other side.
This is not a black color, It's kind of like a gray,
fill up the gaps and then make them a little bit longer.
I put my eyebrows just in here,
just a little bit 'cause I like them to be full.
I've had my eyebrows dyed blonde
for shows and for shoots
and it's a really great look, I think for pictures.
It's really fun to look different.
It's part of my job to get different looks
and be a different person almost sometimes.
So I really like it but then when you
have bleached eyebrows, you really need an eye.
So then I would come home and I would have bleached eyebrows
and takes forever to grow back.
I come home so many times from work
and my daughter is in awe,
she loves, she loves her makeup more than I do.
And she just loves to see me come home with hair
and makeup and says like, oh mommy look so pretty.
And it's so nice then I realize she doesn't even realize
half the time what I do because she's only four.
She only sees all these pretty dresses in my closet
that she wants that I save for her of course.
She is so different than I am, I am more of a tomboy
and I never, I mean up until 18 years old
I never did much makeup and I was always running around
in the bush and she's the opposite.
So now I'll finished up the look with a lip.
And what I do usually I just take them to top like this
and I put my finger here 'cause I kinda like a stain lip.
I really don't like to have hair around when I do makeup
but now since I'm going out tonight, I could take it down.
So this is my first ever makeup tutorial
and I had so much fun.
I will see you soon.
[speaks in Dutch]