Supermodels Share Their Top Beauty Secrets—Here's How To Look Like A Model

From Victoria's Secret icon Adriana Lima to trendsetter Bella Hadid, here are the top beauty tips supermodels have shared.

By Nicole Dominique5 min read
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Everyone aspires to look and feel their best, and who better to learn from than a supermodel?

Bella Hadid, Adriana Lima, Naomi Campbell, Gisele Bündchen, and others have not only walked the runway and set fashion trends but also inspired millions of women to embark on their own glow-up journeys. Today, we'll go over the top beauty secrets shared by these iconic women so that you too can achieve a stunning model-like glow.

Adriana Lima

What does wellness mean to Adriana Lima? Her answer is beautiful and incredibly simple: "It means that you take care of yourself, starting with being healthy in what you eat. And then it goes to your body and your skin and hair — in that order!" she shared with The Cut. "After I had my children, I feel more beautiful. I don’t know why that is. I feel more beautiful now."

Let's be honest with ourselves, first: The modeling industry was brutal back then. Prior to her runways, Lima admitted that she would skip "solids" for nine days and only drink liquids. She says, "Don't do that, please." And we agree. Lima's got a new regimen, and lucky for us, she's shared it. 


No matter what, the mom of three works out every day. If she’s not at the gym, she’s at home sweating. “80% of her training program consists of boxing, but she also loves to jump rope, lift weights, and take workout classes, like Barry's Bootcamp,” wrote Business Insider.

As for meals, Lima sticks to whole foods like "egg-white omelets, oatmeal, protein shakes with fruit, fish, veggies, chia, nuts, Japanese yams and sweet potatoes, and fruit," as revealed by Glamour.


Lima’s skincare routine is so easy that anyone can do it! "I like to use oils like coconut oil on my whole body," she told Elle. "I'll apply a face moisturizer, face cream, sometimes it's heavy, sometimes it's light, and a serum. I'm obsessed with masks. I use them on a regular basis."

Herve Herau is Lima's dermatologist, and she uses his products, which are all natural. "From every product I've tried, his are the best. I have his Face Cleanser and Gel Lotion, and then two creams, a Gel Cream for daytime and an Extra Rich Cream for night," she shared with Into the Gloss. "I wear the light one during the day, but I'll take the night cream and put it under my eyes. It's really amazing. If I’m on a plane I bring my Caudalie Beauty Elixir, I love that mist."


If you want Lima’s blowout, she achieves it by doing a hair mask once a week and using a leave-in conditioner. She urges everyone to change their conditioner once in a while! “Once a week, I try to do a hair mask. I take my conditioner, and I leave it on for around 30 minutes under my shower cap, but sometimes I'll do 45 minutes. I think the longer the better,” she explained. “And I think it's important to change your conditioner every so often. If I use one continuously, my hair will get used to it, so I keep switching it. Right now I'm using the Victoria's Secret Conditioner — I just used it this morning. I love the smell.”

Bella Hadid

Bella Hadid may have stepped out of the modeling world for now, but she's still living rent-free in our heads. Hadid became one of the highest-paid models in recent years, dominating the runways for some of the biggest names, including Chanel, Marc Jacobs, and Givenchy. 

Hadid takes her wellness routine seriously. The supermodel showed off her 11-step routine earlier this year, drinking juice, taking gastrointestinal health tinctures from Genestra, indulging in trace minerals, downing vitamins and sea moss gel, and taking Fulvic Detox Liquid.


Hadid's go-to workout is boxing and weights. “When time is on my side, I train with my coach for intensive sessions,” Hadid told Vogue Paris. “I run non-stop for 20 minutes followed by a boxing session and finally a series of weights targeting the abs and glutes. We keep the routines varied, so the sessions are always fun.”

According to her trainer, Rob Piela, you can copy Hadid’s express workouts. First, you choose from the following:

  • Squats for 20 reps 

  • Donkey Kicks for 12 reps each side 

  • Plié Squats for 12 reps each side 

  • Banded Squat Walks for 12 reps on each side 

Then, complete six rounds of the above.

Hadid’s diet is simple, and it usually includes whole foods and “protein-rich food sources such as yogurt, hummus, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, celery sticks, baby carrots, cashew butter, and more,” per PinkVilla. She’ll indulge in pizza once in a while. 


Hadid is focused on hydration and never leaves her house without serums or oils. “I like the Dior Hydra Life Jelly Sleeping Mask ($98 at Myer) before I go to sleep. When I wake up, my face is so refreshed and moisturised,” Hadid told Teen Vogue. “[But] in the morning, I always like to do a sheet mask because it revives me to have something cool on my skin.”


In a 2023 interview with Harper's Bazaar, Hadid said that she uses "Vegamour everything" for hair products.

Gisele Bündchen

Gisele Bündchen has never looked – and felt – better at 43. “I'm feeling so much better at 43 than at 23,” she said when speaking to Women’s Health. Her health is evident in her picture-perfect skin and fit physique.


Bündchen works out at least six days a week and always leaves room for meditation, per WSJ. “I love Pilates because I had back surgery three years ago, and it helps with your core,” she explained. “I like exercise outside: surfing, swimming, horseback riding, volleyball. When I’m on holiday, I do more of that.”

Believe it or not, Bündchen tried to go vegetarian and vegan but ultimately gave up due to not getting enough nutrients. Now she eats “lots of greens,” “small amounts” of animal protein, and skips the shellfish. Women’s Health reports that her lunch and dinner plates are about 80% veggies and 20% animal protein.


The model believes that a healthy diet is the best skincare routine and that staying hydrated is incredibly important. "It is very important to drink plenty of water and eat food that comes from the earth, like fruits and vegetables, rather than processed food. All of this is reflected directly on the skin," she said in an interview with Vogue France. "Water is your best ally to have beautiful skin, so you need to drink plenty of it. I also rely on electrolytes, which help better absorb water and increase hydration tenfold. I take a drink with a lemon flavor which is a very good bonus. Rest is also essential since a lack of sleep is marked immediately on the features of the face."

To achieve that supermodel glow, Bündchen says she removes her makeup with coconut oil, rinses it off with lukewarm water, and nourishes her skin with a good moisturizer.


Bernardo Vasconcelos, a hair stylist for top models, says Bündchen requests hair that’s “super natural but shiny, very sexy and effortless." Yep, you read that right. Bündchen's hair color is not natural. “If it’s too much, they don’t like it because it looks vulgar; if it’s too subtle, then it ends up being boring," he explained.  Vasconcelos recommends asking the hairdresser "for a sun-kissed look" instead of balayage. “Sometimes you’ll end up super blonde, and the hair is dry, so my advice is to ask for a sunkissed look, always.”

Naomi Campbell 

Naomi Campbell appears to be aging backwards, even at 54 years old. Her cheekbones are still chiseled, and her toned physique continues to captivate on the red carpet. What I’ve read the most about Campbell is that she avoids sweets as much as possible and that every day is leg day!


Campbell revealed that she loves workouts that challenge her to be fast. Pick up jump-roping or run on the treadmill if you want the model's summer-ready body. "I like the ones that get my heart rate up, but I understand the importance of the ones that are more slow and burning and conditioning and tightening," she said. As for her leg workouts, she focuses on glute-activating exercises such as fire hydrants, deadlifts, and bird dogs. 

Campbell stays away from sugar and loves juice. “I stay away from sugar and drink lots of water,” she said. Campbell told Bazaar that her go-to is green juices for energy. “I have probably two or three green juices a day."


As you’ve seen with previous models, you’ve got to moisturize! “I’ve been taking care of my skin since I was a child because my mother always told me I had to moisturize,” she told Vogue. Campbell stays dewy and glossy – exactly how she looks in all her magazine photos. The model begins with a mist of La Roche-Posay's Serozinc Face Toner, followed by microneedling. Campbell mixes Vitamin E oil and hyaluronic acid into a face serum, which she pats on her face and neck.


Campbell can rock any hairstyle, but she's learned over the years that extensions can damage your hair. In a 2017 interview with The Evening Standard, the model said, "I am more careful and I do different things," when it comes to her hair. Her hairstylist urges people to take a "weave" or wig break to maintain their scalp's health. 

Need more beauty tips? Check out our piece 5 Ways To Instantly Look Like A '90s Supermodel!

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