Real Talk With Winnie Harlow: Moods, Manuka, And The Mascara She Can't Live Without

From clever skin cheats to realistic workouts, the top model shares her beauty regime.

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She's the America's Next Top Model graduate that brought unconventional beauty standards to the modelling world, Dior's latest darling and part of the coolest girl gang at fashion week, we caught up with Winnie Harlow to talk clever skin cheats, realistic workouts and candid relationship troubles.

I'm such a hoarder of…

...Avène Skin Recovery Cream, £16.50, and Smith's Rosebud Salve, £9. I can't live without them. The cream is one of the only things that properly soothes my sensitive skin and the salve is so multipurpose; I use it for my lips, hands and cuticles, and to take off make-up backstage.

Avène Skin Recovery Cream
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My favourite mascara of all time…

...would have to be a toss-up between Dior Diorshow Pump 'n' Volume, £25.50, and Benefit They're Real, £20.50. They do completely different things, so they're absolutely amazing when used together.

My top skincare buys…

...are natural tea tree oil, Fresh Sugar Face Polish, £52, GlamGlow Supermud Mask, £42, and more recently, Gold Bond Eczema Relief Cream, £18.67, as the weather is getting colder.

Fresh Sugar Face Polish

As a totally natural haired girl…

...you can't just swear by one product, but if I could only use one brand I'd choose Moroccanoil or Aphogee. I have used both for as long as I can remember to maintain my curls.

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I love to spray…

...Miss Dior EDP, £104 for 100ml, fragrance in my hair when it's curly. As I move around, I get wafts of its light, summery smell. I'm also into candles in a big way- everything from musky Le Labo Santal, £51, to super-sweet pumpkin and cinnamon smells.

Miss Dior Eau De Parfum

My favourite cheat for tired skin…

...is a raw manuka honey mask three days in a row. Honey is a natural humectant so it draws moisture to the skin and its high hydrogen content kills bacteria that can give me breakouts.

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🧖🏽‍♀️ Spa day @carnaby_laser_clinic

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The two words that describe my fitness philosophy are…

...cardio bunny. I actually hate cardio, but if I throw on a few YouTube videos, 90 minutes zoom right past. If I do this, drink black coffee, nap and eat lots of seafood and veggies, I feel like Superwoman.

Gym Bunny 🐰

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I'm currently reading…

...Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves. I was recently in a relationship where I struggled to control my emotions – positive or negative. I wanted to learn more about how my mind works when it comes to emotions so I could better handle my relationships.

If I could go back in time…

...I'd tell my 15-year-old self to put the straightening iron down!

Who can get you to go on a trip with 5 hours notice? #goals 🙌🏾🍉

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