Northern Lights: Supermodel Beauty Secrets

Canada’s top models spill their beauty secrets.

This Kincardine, Ont., native with haunting blue eyes was discovered at a doughnut shop in 2001. A year later, Stam became muse to renowned photographer Steven Meisel and has since starred in high-profile campaigns for Christian Dior, Bulgari and Giorgio Armani.

Off-duty makeup “Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer, DiorShow mascara and Chanel brow pencils.”

Favourite fragrance “Right now, it’s Hanae Mori, but that could change.”

Favourite fashion designer “Rag & Bone is what I wear most — it really fits into my wardrobe nicely.”

Favourite makeup artist “Pat McGrath. She has the best products and knows how to make me feel pretty. She also knows my face so well because we’ve been working together since I was 16.”

Memorable makeup look “I liked the hair and makeup at Stella McCartney’s show because it was very natural.”

Makeup-bag must-haves “DiorShow mascara, Chanel bronzer, Anastasia brow pencil, CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain and an eyelash curler by Shiseido.”

Model-perfect photo tip “Just relax and avoid squinting your eyes — look happy!” Flawless-skin secret “I like CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser to remove makeup and wash my face in one easy step.”

Jessica's beauty must-haves: Hanae Mori Butterfly Eau de Parfum Spray ($121 for 50 mL); Anastasia Beverly Hills Perfect Brow Pencil in Medium Ash ($29); CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain in 420 Sassy Mauve ($10); Shiseido Eyelash Curler ($20); Soleil Tan de Chanel Sheer Illuminating Fluid in Sunkissed ($51).

Provided by Elle Canada 

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