While their mile-long legs and racehorse metabolisms may be unattainable, there is one thing the rest of us can duplicate: model-perfect skin. We went backstage at New York Fashion Week to find the products and tricks that makeup artists are using to give models a runway-ready complexion. See their secrets now.
Do the dew. To create the glowy complexions seen at Victoria Beckham's show, makeup artist Diane Kendal drenched models' skin with Sunday Riley Juno Transformative Lipid Serum before applying makeup. "I love it. It sinks into the skin and leaves it with a really good texture," she says.
Repeat after us, 'Less is more.' At Donna Karan, makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury skipped foundation altogether in favor of blending two different shades of concealer under the eyes, around the nose, and on any blemishes so that the skin looked super fresh.
Use your fingers. "Always apply foundation with your fingers," says makeup artist Tom Pecheux. "They're the best tools for a flawless finish. A brush is only good if you have problem skin and need more coverage." At the Peter Som show, Pecheux used Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place SPF 10, a semi-matte liquid foundation that's creamy and easy to blend.