Supermodel Christie Brinkley On Her New Makeup Line & Biggest Beauty Secrets

Christie-Brinkley 2Iconic supermodel Christie Brinkley is a rare breed. Not only does she look absolutely gorgeous in a swimsuit (see her multiple Sports Illustrated Swimsuit covers for proof), she’s also one of the few lucky humans who’s mastered the art of maintaining a youthful, glowing complexion.

That’s exactly why we were so excited to hear about the launch of her new cosmetic collection, Christie Brinkley Authentic Beauty, which features a range of makeup products infused with skincare benefits. Here, we chat with Brinkley about the new line, her biggest beauty secrets, and more.

Tell us about your new makeup line.

Christie Brinkley Authentic Beauty is your go-to collection of beauty essentials. I created easy-to-use basics that take you from day to night for effortless beauty every day. I’ve been in the business for longer than most and literally have tried every product and every look. I wanted to be able to bring my consumers one complete set of products that has them covered no matter what!

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What inspired you to create it?

I wanted to develop a cosmetics line that focused on beauty basics that allows women to create a variety of looks that can adapt to the many roles and hats you sometimes wear in one day. I wanted women to feel special when applying them and feel as though they can go out and conquer the day.  

Your skin is flawless. What’s your secret for having such youthful, glowing skin?

It’s a balance of taking care of yourself from the inside out–eating right, drinking lots of water, daily exercise, and of course, pampering your skin with the right products that address your specific skin needs. One thing I can say though is hydration is queen! Christie-Brinkley-Makeup 2

What does your skincare routine look like?

I created Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare a few years ago as I wanted a line of products that recaptured youthful-looking skin. This collection of products speaks to all my specific skincare needs and I wanted to share that with the rest of the world. I start off my day with the Complete Clarity Daily Facial Exfoliating Polish, a gentle daily exfoliant that is gentle on skin yet gives strong cleansing action. It’s the perfect way to wake up and start my day. I can’t stress enough how important moisturizing daily and using an SPF is. So I created a two-in-one product with the Recapture Day + IR Defense Anti-Aging Treatment that is infused with anti-aging ingredients and an SPF that protects against more than just UVA and UVB rays. This treatment is really one of my favorite products as it helps correct the most visible signs of aging by supporting the skin’s anti-aging defenses and the natural production of collagen.


What’s your go-to everyday makeup look?

I always like to look sunkissed. A little glow goes a long way. And of course, lips and lashes are an everyday essential.

You’re a big advocate of healthy eating. Are there certain things you eat that help with anti-aging and maintaining glowing skin?

Water and fresh juices can really make a difference! It’s so funny how the smallest things can sometimes make the biggest impact on your skin. Staying hydrated is important to maintaining healthy looking skin at all times. I am also a lifelong vegetarian with a mostly vegan diet and I am a strong proponent of organic foods too. It’s great for my body, my family, and for our planet!

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What are your top beauty tips everyone should follow?

  • Don’t fall asleep with your makeup. You should be adding peptides to restore your skin at night.
  • Wear SPF every day and not just on your face–on your ears, hands, and everywhere that is exposed to the sun on a daily basis. Find products that work for you.
  • Find products that complement and work with your skin type and concerns.
  • Remember to always make time for yourself. We’re all so busy, but it’s important to find at least 10 minutes a day to find your inner joy.