While some people’s mornings after big events usually involves sleeping in and strong coffee, Dutch Frisian model Doutzen Kroes’ morning-after involves, fittingly, beauty products and preparation. In a recent Instagram posting, Kroes showed herself post-Victoria’s Secret Show doing mascara makeup prep to create the smoky eye makeup style she’s known for with her favorite L’Oréal products.
A seasoned pro in the industry, Doutzen Kroes knows which beauty products work for her and the techniques she needs to apply them in order to achieve the look that’s brought her accolades.
Tools of the Trade
To go over Doutzen Kroes’ resume of fashion industry achievements is to read off a list of luminaries. She’s been the face of Elvive Full Restore 5 and Color Riche lipsticks, been photographed by great photographers like Annie Leibovitz, Mario Testino, and Peter Lindsay, and posed for Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, and HP magazine covers. With that, she’s got her own personal beauty routine secrets… but she’s willing to share them too.
Although she admits to enjoying the odd French fry binge on days off, Doutzen Kroes prides herself in keeping healthy, often pressing her own natural juices, and mixing them with wheatgrass supplements. She’s also an enthusiastic cyclist, speed skater, and she works out regularly.
Right off the beauty technique bat, Doutzen Kroes has her skin essentials down cold. She ensures she takes off her daily makeup before bed with the help of L’Oréal makeup remover. Daily rituals of water consumption and applications of moisturizer, lip balm, and sunscreen help, not to mention Kroes’ facial treatments at New York’s Advanced Skincare. There she receives cream and mask treatments, plus massages.
For fragrances, Kroes favors the long-lasting scents of Calvin Klein’s Reveal that she uses sparingly on her collarbone, wrist, and behind her ears. For her hair. Kroes uses L’Oréal Elvive shampoo and conditioner, plus some added coconut oil to strengthen the hair’s ends.
On the L’Oréal Subject
Mentioning Doutzen Kroes’ favorite shampoo and the recent Instagram photo she posted brings about the L’Oréal subject, something vital to Kroes’ professional life. A spokesperson for the brand, Kroes has good reason to get behind L’Oréal and its many products, including the Color Riche and Elvive products. However, she also uses the L’Oréal Paris BB cream for her intermitted skin treatments plus the Philosophy Kiss Me Tonight lip treatment.
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