Join us on an exclusive journey into the world of the multi-faceted Emily Ratajkowski as she graciously opens up about her coveted beauty regimen. Beyond the spotlight, Ratajkowski shares her personal insights, revealing the artistry behind her iconic makeup looks, the secrets to her effortlessly chic hairstyles, and the nourishing routines that fuel her vibrant energy. Get ready to delve into the untold story behind her radiant beauty and wellness rituals, as she candidly reveals the behind-the-scenes magic that keeps her glowing from within.
There are so many unique actresses in the industry now that there’s a lot more acceptance of what’s considered beautiful. I probably have more of an editorial or model-y look, but then I have an L.A. body. I also can work my look so it’s more on the pretty side of things, which is what they like in L.A.
But in general, it’s just hard to be a young woman in Hollywood. It doesn’t matter what your look is or what you want to accomplish. It’s a crazy world of men trying to fit women into boxes. I couldn’t believe it when I first started working in the industry, but it truly is still such a boys’ club. Even so, I haven’t let that affect my choices in beauty. You just have to do what feels good for yourself and not apologize for it. I have really big features, so a little makeup goes a long way. I would hate to look like a clown.
During the day, I use the Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint; I’m using the dark color because I have a bit of a tan right now. I’m not sure it really covers much, but it just evens me out. Then I’ll use the Charlotte Tilbury mascara and cream blush. Charlotte provided all the makeup for We Are Your Friends, so that’s how I got to try all her products. Then I put Aquaphor on my lips and just let that be or I might mix it with Charlotte’s Bond Girl Matte Revolution Lipstick so there’s some definition.
I have really pale lips—people always think I’m wearing nude lipstick. If I have a meeting or need to look more done-up, the thing I can always do is a cat eye. I like the Revlon ColorStay liner. I have a comb for my eyebrows that I spray with Elnett. And I’m really loving Charlotte’s Filmstar Bronze & Glow, which has a highlighter and a contour shade. I only use the highlighter, though. I put it on the top of my cheekbones, down the line of my nose, and on my Cupid’s bow. I’m not big on contouring; my features are really out there already.
I have the same skin care routine morning and night, although I’m not one of those people who always uses the same products. My skin changes with the weather. Right now I’m using Kiehl’s Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash. Then I brush my teeth and I put on moisturizer. The By Terry Cellularose Baume D’Eau is great. A lot of moisturizers, they don’t absorb into your skin quickly enough, but this one seeps in right away. I also like the Sisley Paris Hydra-Global—it smells so good. If I need makeup remover, I use this L’Oreal eye makeup remover that my mom introduced me to years ago.
At night, I might add on the Sisley Paris Black Rose Precious Face Oil, which is also about the smell—this gorgeous rose. When I’m traveling, though, I’ll bring along my Glossier Mega Greens Galaxy Pack. It’s a mask, and I put it on after a flight. That’s one of my favorite things to do: When I get to the hotel, I put it on for twenty minutes and my skin feels so much better. Of course, you have to drink a lot of water in the air, but here’s another one of my favorites: If it’s a long flight, I’ll wash my face before sleeping and put on the Sisley Paris Express Flower Gel. It’s a mask that you don’t have to wash off—it’s perfect for the plane.
I shower every other day. Right now, I’m kind of in-between shampoos and conditioners. But I was just in Positano for vacation and stayed at this place called Le Sirenuse; they have their own shampoo and conditioner. I took home four bottles, but they’re already starting to dwindle. They smell amazing. I’m going to have to reorder. I put my hair up maybe half the time—parted down the middle and maybe slicked, Dolce & Gabbana style. When my hair is down, it’s very straight. I try to add a little volume with Bumble and bumble dry shampoo and then part it down the middle. Sometimes, when it’s too straight, I’ll curl the ends and maybe a little around the back of the head so it has a little bit of volume. It usually falls quickly, but it’s nice to try. I like my Conair wand—it’s a drugstore find.
I’m pretty terrified of facials. I’ve had enough bad ones, and honestly, I don’t break out. So it’s a “Why mess with a good thing?” kind of deal. My big treat is going to the Korean spa once a month. The one I go to, called Natura, is a little less popular than the ones most of Hollywood goes to.
I usually go about forty minutes before my appointment, and you can get into all these different types of pools. Then you get a body scrub and you’re lying there naked with twenty other women out there! They just treat you like a piece of meat, but it’s worth it. Then you shower, and I like the acupressure massage— those ladies are strong! They even put grated cucumber on your face. I do have to warn that it’s not your traditional spa. There is no one greeting you and asking how your day is. But that’s what I love about it. You totally shut off, and that’s what I’m looking for. I want to completely relax, let my mind shut off, and have someone take care of what needs to be done. Afterward, my skin is so soft, and I always sleep so well that night.
DIET AND FITNESS
I’m very lucky. With me, a little goes a long way. It’s about feeling good about what you eat. I do love turmeric and beet juices. It’s just so L.A., you can’t even avoid it. But I don’t have a trainer, and I don’t really go to the gym. I go on long walks and hikes with my girlfriends. That’s about it. I’m just not a crazy fitness person. I’m definitely an outlier in the industry.