Relatable is not how we would describe most models—the mile-long legs and razor-sharp cheekbones usually get in the way. There is one aspect of their lives, however, that remains within reach of our mere mortal hands: their beauty routines. Everyone can appreciate the benefits of a super-hydrating moisturizer or smudge-free lip colour that rings in under £10—even those with perfect bone structure. In that vein (and because we like to humour ourselves and pretend we have a lot in common with our girl Gigi), we’ve gathered eight budget-friendly beauty products the world’s top models swear by. Because if Cindy Crawford carries it in her purse, then it’s sure as hell going in ours.
Keep scrolling for eight inexpensive beauty products models love!
The Model: Gigi Hadid
The Product: Maybelline Fit Me Foundation (£8)
The Praise: Hadid, who was named Maybelline's newest ambassador last year, told us she loves the brand's Fit Me! Foundation. "It’s just really good, and they have two kinds," she says. "In the day, I use the one that is a little more dewy, and then at night, I’ll use the matte one, because it’s better for when pictures are being taken." You can read more of Gigi's winter beauty secrets here.
The Model: Karolina Kurkova
The Product: Burt's Bees Facial Cleansing Wipes for Sensitive Skin (£7)
The Praise: The supermodel posted an Instagram of her New York Fashion Week must-haves, and we zeroed in on these cheap, effective, and gentle wipes from Burt's Bees. If they keep her skin glowing during a model's busiest time of the year, we'll trust them to do the same for us (sans parading down runways).
The Model: Jourdan Dunn
The Product: Vaseline Lip Therapy Original (£1)
The Praise: "Nobody wants dry lips," Dunn tells British Vogue. "It's worse than having no foundation." Word. Her remedy? None other than everyone's favourite multiuse product, Vaseline. "You can use it on your lashes and brows, too!"
The Model: Lindsay Ellingson
The Product: Klorane Smoothing and Relaxing Patches (£18)
The Praise: Our monthly contributor told us she never travels without these tightening and brightening eye patches from Klorane. If they can make Ellingson look bright-eyed after a long flight to some far-off locale, we trust they'll do the same for us when we wake up bleary-eyed.
The Model: Kendall Jenner
The Product: Neutrogena Rainbath (£14)
The Praise: The launch of the Jenner-Kardashian clan's respective apps have given us even more insight into their daily routines, likes, and dislikes. One gem we learned from a blog post on the model-of-the-moment's app: She loves Neutrogena's classic Rainbath body wash.
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