The Lineup is a monthly series where we’re giving you an inside peek at the beauty lineups of cool fashion people, editors, makeup artists, hairstylists, and estheticians—all the people we trust the most. Get ready for a behind-the-scenes look at all the can’t-live-without products that make their worlds go ’round.
I can go on and on about how Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is an inspiration to me. The short of it: I admire her for being a successful businesswoman. She’s not only a world-known supermodel, actress, and founder of the beauty website Rose Inc., but she’s also the brand ambassador for Hourglass Cosmetics and Resorè, a new Melbourne-based bodycare brand. It should go without saying that she’s also got seriously cool style (the girl can take a good mirror selfie) and the most enviable wardrobe.
But what I really love most about Huntington-Whiteley is that, despite being in the spotlight and working in an industry that expects perfection at all times, she still has a less-is-more approach to makeup and has been vocal about her own struggles with acne. It wasn’t until she started modeling at the age of 16 that her beauty obsession began to flourish. It introduced her to some of the top dermatologists and estheticians, who have been educating her on the ins and outs of skincare ever since.
“The biggest revelation for me was researching and learning about pore-clogging ingredients and then eradicating any products I had with them from my routine: basically, anything that touches my face, from skincare, makeup, and hair care to laundry detergents. Doing this has really helped manage my skin,” says the supermodel. Of course, noncomedogenic products are only part of the answer, and Huntington-Whiteley says an easy (and free) way to also improve your skin is by drinking lots of water—she drinks up to three liters a day.
While her career has given her a string of opportunities, Huntington-Whiteley’s also very aware of how toxic the industry can be. “I get to see a lot of what people have to say about personal images of me that are out in the world, like Oh my god, she’s got wrinkles! And it’s like, well, yeah, everyone has wrinkles and skin texture and spots,” she says. “I feel like we’re just so conditioned to believe that a wrinkle is deemed as something bad or shocking, and I really feel that mentality has to shift.” It’s something that Huntington-Whiteley has to constantly work on, but deep down, she truly believes that getting older is a privilege and everyone should embrace it in every sense.
So, I’m going to do just that: embrace aging with the help of Huntington-Whiteley’s lineup of must-have skin, makeup, and hair products. Keep scrolling to see all her picks.