“The first pink carpet I went to was for Studio 54. Ford Models was throwing a celebration in honor of my first Sports Illustrated calendar. It was fairly a second. The entire pink carpet was lined with pink lockers, and a unique web page of the calendar was hung inside every of them. My mother went with me, and so did my greatest good friend Maury Hopson, who was a giant hairdresser on the time. He nonetheless does hair—he was all the time Elizabeth Taylor’s selection, Sigourney Weaver, and so forth. So Hop stated, ‘I’ll do your hair,’ and Sandy Linter would do my make-up. My mother and I went procuring and bought some garments. I like basic items, but additionally utilitarian items, or issues that you may break aside and use in numerous methods. I like separates, and I like them to be snug, and I like them to have a basic sort of really feel. I feel there’s an excessive amount of stress—typically I’d like to go [out], however I don’t need to undergo a pink carpet second. For some time the scrutiny was getting a bit of out of hand. I assume it’s form of on me to not care. Obviously I care to a sure extent, however I like that we’re trending extra in direction of being snug—at coronary heart, I’m informal.
I’m fairly good at hair and make-up, however I’m not constant. My huge trick now could be that I do some [fake] eyelash that offers me that instantaneous skilled look. I’m nonetheless in search of the right lash, although—I do know what I need. I need it to have a really skinny base, and simply curve to the attention. For the remainder of the area round my eyes, I’ve two eyeshadow palettes, they usually’re actually nice. They’re very straightforward for people who find themselves not skilled to get the look. So I’ll placed on some concealer first and eliminate the shadows and stuff. Then I put the sunshine powder from certainly one of my bins on the inside nook, and I line the attention with a pencil often, or with my darkest powder, which helps set the glue. And then I simply put the lash on. That’s my dependable nighttime eye. When I open my eye after, I discover that it wants little or no shading. And then my Blonde eyebrow pencil from my line, simply to outline my brows. That provides it the crowning glory.
You know these little [undereye] concealer pads? I’m utilizing them now. It’s like a bit of piece of paper, they usually’re designed to peel off if you put it below your eye. I don’t truly stick it on, as a result of I don’t assume that’s good for the pores and skin, however I maintain it there and do my powder, and it retains the road. It provides it an angle and a path. It’s like painter’s tape to your face. When you do the undereye shadow, it slants the top up and provides you that form. Then you have a tendency to make use of much less undereye stuff, which, at my age, you don’t need to use numerous anyway as a result of it acts towards the wrinkles and high quality traces.
Once a yr I do an Ultherapy—I’m a spokesperson for them, and I actually assume that it’s an excellent factor. Ultherapy is a machine that has a wand that goes throughout your face, and it sends ultrasound waves to the inside layer of your pores and skin. It barely heats it up, after which the pores and skin responds by creating extra collagen and elastin. It’s very pure, and after you do the remedy you look youthful for six months. I additionally love Dr. Hauschka’s Intensive Treatment for menopausal pores and skin. It is a pleasant moisturizing spray that works nice to set the make-up—and by the way in which, you don’t should be menopausal to make use of it.
A factor I need to strive is SK-II—that’s with that lovely actress, Cate Blanchett, within the adverts. She’s all the time so stunning and luminous. And then I might like to strive extra of Charlotte Tilbury’s merchandise. My favourite is her Lip Cheat. I adore it. It’s bar none the most effective pencil. I may throw away all my different pencils now, as a result of I like that Lip Cheat pencil a lot. I can fill in my entire lip and simply use a gloss on prime, or I may cheat it across the edges and use another lipstick. It appears to be like nice with every part, actually. I solely have three lipstick colours in my line, and after I use them along with her pencil, I’ll get individuals accusing me of getting an excessive amount of filler. I’m like… Lip Cheat!
Loads of ladies my age complain about hair thinning, and I get that as a result of my hair is thinner than it was once as nicely. I’m huge on extensions. They’re really easy to place in—clip in, one two three, only a piece of cake. And I can use certainly one of my extensions to make a ponytail. You know the way often ponytail extensions have one strand that you simply wrap round to cover the rubber band? I’ve one which’s excellent, and I like to make use of it as a half-up-half-down—it has a pincher in it, and the hair covers the entire pincher. It’s very Jean Shrimpton, or you possibly can clip it low and it’s straightforward and stylish. But my favourite is to take my hair extensions, and as a substitute of spreading them out throughout the again of my head, I’ll clip the center clip [in the middle of my head], take the aspect clip and fold it over, and clip it proper on prime so I’ve three clips collectively, after which I pull my hair again round it, and my ponytail might be thick and bouncy. It’s so good—it’s like night time and day. That’s a go-to hairdo for me. I additionally love combs—I don’t know what I might do with out these little drugstore hair combs. Sometimes I take Rita Hazan’s Root Concealer Spray and use it to the touch up my roots, or to make the sting of my extension invisible and match my very own hair. And then I like Jen Atkin’s Volumizing Hairspray. Sometimes I simply need to have my very own hair and let it blow round, so I’ll use it then. My hair’s naturally stick straight, so I’ll take it and elevate it up, and spray the below layer, the center layer, after which another on prime. My hair appears to be like like twice the quantity of hair I even have.”
—as instructed to ITG
Christie Brinkley photographed by Tom Newton in New York on November 14, 2018.