August 27 2014

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Lily Donaldson Talks French Pharmacy Finds


After letting the cat out of the bag via Twitter that she would in fact be making a Fall 2012 cameo, Karlie Kloss turned up on the Anthony Vaccarello runway yesterday. She’s not the only big-deal model to return to the catwalk this season, either. There was that collective, does-it-get-any-better-than-this Gisele, Shalom, and Carmen sighting at Alexander Wang in New York, and on Monday, Naomi Campbell closed Roberto Cavalli’s presentation. Another one of our all-time favorite girls who is using this season as an excuse to get back into the game is Lily Donaldson. “I’m happy to be back—it’s nice to see my friends,” she told us of her recent turns at Fendi, Pucci, Dolce, and Cavalli (Donaldson was shooting during the London and New York shows, although she did make time for Anna Sui earlier this month). While marveling at the mere sight of Donaldson backstage, we noticed that her skin is truly something to behold—even after seven days of constant wear and tear. ”I always take my makeup off,” the Brit beauty insists, listing the first step of her fairly low-key regimen that also includes Simple facial wipes to help ensure that her fair complexion stays blemish-free. ”Then there’s this Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum that’s really good—and I love Avene.” Donaldson joined Kloss at Anthony Vaccarello, her first stop in Paris, and she couldn’t be more excited to be here—if not for the excellent shows, then for the homegrown beauty bounty. “The French pharmacy is my heaven. I don’t really spend money except [there],” she divulges. ”All of my friends think I’m crazy!” When she’s in town, Donaldson stocks up on Avene’s Day Cream as well as its Cold Cream for winter. “I use [Bioderma's] Crealine, too, but everybody uses that. I also just found the most amazing lip balm. It’s on a stick and it smells kind of like almonds. It’s the best thing ever. It looks like it’s medicated but it’s not! I can’t remember the brand name but it’s short and stubby and I need to buy some more.” As soon as we wrestle the brand name away from her, we’ll be getting in on that purchasing tip, too.

Photos: Luca Cannonieri; Courtesy of Avene



  1. Citygirlinred says:

    The lip balm she’s referring to is by Melvita….I love it too!

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