Karlie Kloss


“I always pick up a bunch of stuff at City-Pharma, a big discount pharmacy in the Saint Germain area of Paris. I was there one time after a show and so was, like, every makeup artist I’ve ever known! I was like, ‘Hey, so, since you’re here…what should I get?’ [laughs] Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir is amazing. And Embryolisse is where it’s at. Labello for lips, is my favorite—so creamy, and Christian Dior’s balm; it smells like roses. I also like Rosewater mist. The Arbonne line is great too; my mother agent Mary [Clarke] got me hooked on it. I use the Nurturing Day Lotion that smells like kiwi, and the Hydrating Cleanser + Freshener, just really good, simple, fresh and light. And Julien d’Ys told me about Pond’s—good old Pond’s Cold Cream; he said it’s the best to get makeup off and he’s right. After a show when I have tons of thick mascara and piled on stuff, I just slap on a big dollop of this—it’s a démaquillant and cream all in one. All the girls in the old days—all the supermodels—this is what they carried around. It’s the old-school cheap trick.

For makeup I love Lancôme’s Définicils mascara. I also can’t live without Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage—I actually use it to do a nude lip; my lips are really dark so I like to take the color down a little bit.  It’s truly the best concealer. And the Madina stick is really good—you can only get it in Italy. Literally, Pat McGrath, the way she gets the dewy, glowy skin—the secret, I swear, is in this stick. You just apply as a highlighter on the nose, cheeks, under the eyebrows, and on the Cupid’s Bow on the upper lip—it’s magic. If you ever hear Pat saying backstage, ‘Use the Shiny Stick on the Bow!’ this is what she means. That’s the command. And I always wear Lola by Marc Jacobs; I’ve dropped it a million times but it still smells great and that’s all that matters.

My hair was really temperamental for a while, after being dyed dark and light and red, so I started using Oribe’s products and they’re great—I love the Shampoo For Beautiful Color. And Nexxus Humectress conditioner from the drugstore is really good. Also, Jessica Stam told me about Viviscal supplements. I bought a 3-month supply—you take one in the morning and one at night, and literally the difference in my hair is like night and day. It has some sort of marine complex—some kind of fish oil—whatever it is, it’s amazing.

But I like to stay pretty simple. On a normal day I’ll do my Embryolisse and I’ll do some lip balm and use some mascara and maybe a little blush.And, I have to say, I just got new toothpaste—Crest 3-D White Advanced Vivid—and I swear, it works like magic. I’ve used it for a week and my teeth are blindingly white. And it’s, like, $5. Also I’m doing Invisalign—I just pop them in; I only wear them at night because I can’t talk when they’re in and it’s embarrassing. But I think they’re way better than braces. That’s pretty much the only beauty ‘service’ I get; going to my orthodontist in St. Louis. [Laughs]”

—as told to ITG

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  • LuckyD

    I've always loved spending time (and money) in a drug store or at a cosmetics counter and this article just fed my addiction! I ordered the Viviscal (its currently buy 2 months, get 1 free) and the Madina stick (you can click for English once on the site). I can't wait!!
    Great article Emily, and thank you Karlie for your candor!

  • http://www.styleserendipity.blogspot.com Jill

    Into The Gloss = AMAZING. This interview is a great way to start a Monday morning. Thank you so much Emily, for creating the Rolls-Royce of beauty blog!

  • Alex

    Karlie is adorable. It's great that she mentions a discount pharmacy in the first sentence. Girls should know they don't have to spend a fortune to look and feel great!

  • hillary

    what wonderful tips! thanks so much for this great post. i look forward to reading this blog every day :)

  • mimi

    omigosh city pharma was my local pharm in paris! too bad i never ran into anyone as exciting as karlie! :)
    the madina stick sounds incredible, must source this.

  • http://phaedraismyname.wordpress.com/ Cloclo

    So nice to hear about Karlie Kloss' tips ! It gives me some reaaally goog ideas ! Your website is starting amazingly ! Thank you so much !

  • http://www.thesecretoffashion.blogspot.com thesecretoffashion

    Nice to read all those things about Karlie, I am always wondering which products models use, thanks!! xxxx

  • Rebecca Howard

    Thanks Karlie! Great read! I love hearing all about your great beauty finds. I too have tried Viviscal for my hair and it seems to have worked wonders. The texture and thickness have definitely improved!

  • Celina

    Just found your blog...love it!
    Great interviews and cute pics:)
    Would love to see more how-to beauty tips/tutorials!?

  • http://www.arbonne.com Jessica Moylan

    I love that I can get great European products from Arbonne while supporting our Nation's economy! The best of both worlds! With rising concerns of hormonal disfunction and hormonally driven diseases it's important to know what you put on your skin is absorbed into your body's functions.

  • Kristine

    Just found this website and love it!!!!!! Had to read every entry. Can you possibly tell me what you have on your lips in the photos? Thanks!!!

  • C from Paris

    Citypharma is just the best. Karlie has great tips ;-)

  • Nina

    This article is so great! I really love Karlie Kloss, I am so lucky to see what for beauty products she is using. She is such a beautiful person. Thanks for showing!

  • Cat

    i love this post! it's so helpful and inspiring!

  • Emma

    Excellent article - I really enjoy reading these types of articles, the tips on what Pat McGrath use are great!!

  • Nicci Bruce

    Love these interviews, can't stop reading .


Dior Creme de Rose Lip Balm
Caudalie Beauty Elixir
Viviscal Hair Repair
Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist
POND’S Cold Cream Cleanser
Lancôme Definicils Waterproof High Definition Mascara
Laura Mercier
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage
Nexxus Humectress Ultimate Moisturizing Conditioner
Crest 3D White
Crest 3D White Vivid Fluoride Anticavity Toothpaste