“My makeup routine definitely did not change since becoming a mum,” confesses Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, perched in front of the mirror in a lace-trim black slip with her flaxen lengths slicked back in a knot. “It’s always been quick and easy.” Looking as supernaturally beautiful as ever—those piercing blue eyes, those busy brows, that pillowy mouth—the British model and new mother is providing a play-by-play of her five-minute beauty routine, from the secrets behind her lit-from-within glow (praise be, there’s a BB cream for that) to the eye-contouring trick she swears by.
After misting Caudalie’s cult Beauty Elixir on her face, she massages the Korean-French brand Erborian’s Glow Crème and then BB Crème on for a “baby skin” effect. “I like to use my hands because it’s quick, easy, and the warmth of the hands kind of diffuses the product into your face in a more natural way,” she explains. Then, after swiping on a coat of lip balm, blending concealer under the eyes, and brushing clear gel through her arches, she “pops a little bronzer in the [eye] socket” (a beloved contouring trick she picked up from a makeup artist).
“I don’t believe you can do mascara without curling your lashes,” she explains while wiggling her wand along her upper and lower lashes. To add a natural flush to the face, she taps one of Jillian Dempsey’s earthy Lid Tints into the lid before using one of her Rosie for Autograph Lip & Cheek Colour sticks to blend deep-fuchsia pigment into the apples of her pyramid cheekbones, topping them off with an iridescent highlighter. Lips are traced with a pinky nude liner and enhanced with a muted berry lipstick. After taking down her bombshell hair and giving it a quick zhoosh, she’s ready.
“Maybe I always think it takes me five minutes to do my makeup, but it actually doesn’t,” she jokes. “That’s probably why I’m late all the time.” But surely when you make an entrance looking like Huntington-Whiteley, nobody’s watching the clock.