HOW KATE MOSS STAYS SU­PER

THE MODEL AND EN­TRE­PRE­NEUR ON SPAS, SELF- CARE, AND HER NEW ROLE AS A MEN­TOR

InStyle (USA) - - Directory - —DIANNA MAZ­ZONE

The iconic model opens up about her beauty evo­lu­tion, makeup go-tos, and why so­cial me­dia is alien to her

It’s been nearly three decades since a 14-year-old Kate Moss was scouted at an air­port, kick-start­ing an iconic ca­reer in front of the cam­era. Now she’s chan­nel­ing all that knowl­edge and world­li­ness into help­ing steer the ca­reers of young artists with her ta­lent col­lec­tive, Kate Moss Agency. She’s also bring­ing her killer eye to Decorté cos­met­ics as the brand’s face and cre­ative di­rec­tor. Here, the su­per­model shares the “lit­tle rit­u­als” that keep her healthy and mo­ti­vated to­day.

How has your ap­proach to beauty and well­ness evolved over the years?

I take much bet­ter care of my­self now. When I was younger, I didn’t need to do any­thing. I don’t re­mem­ber us­ing any prod­ucts— your skin just mois­tur­izes it­self. Now I have a lit­tle rit­ual: I ap­ply a serum mixed with mois­tur­izer and then maybe a lit­tle eye cream. I take a mo­ment to do it prop­erly in­stead of just slap­ping it on.

So it’s as much about the process as the re­sults.

Yes, ex­actly. I’ll have a bath be­fore bed. I do all of that now. It’s turn-off time. When [my teenage daugh­ter] Lila has gone to bed and the house is quiet, that’s my fa­vorite time of day. Then I can read and do my nails, just put­ter around. A cou­ple of times a year I take a week and go to a spa and do a proper detox. I used to get so bored at spas, but now I love it.

You’ve said you now visit the gym more fre­quently too. What changed?

I just wanted to feel strong in my body. As you get older, you need to make a con­scious ef­fort to keep strong. And when you do start feel­ing strong, you want to be stronger. It’s such a great feel­ing.

You’re known as one of the best-dressed women in the world. How do you dress up your face?

Dur­ing the day I usu­ally wear Decorté Sheer Bril­liance foun­da­tion, then I do nude lip­stick and a bit more of an eye. [For go­ing out] I like lots of mas­cara. I’m in­spired by old pic­tures of Edie Sedg­wick with those amaz­ing eyes. But now I think some­times it can look a bit fancy, un­less you’re on a run­way. That’s why I still love to do fash­ion shoots, be­cause you get to wear makeup and be­come those char­ac­ters.

Run­ning Kate Moss Agency, you’re on the other side of the lens. What traits do you look for be­fore sign­ing some­one?

When I meet peo­ple, I fall in love with them. At the mo­ment, there are only seven [tal­ents rep­re­sented by the agency]. They’re so dif­fer­ent, but they all have strong per­son­al­i­ties. They’re very beau­ti­ful in­side and out.

How does it feel to be in a men­tor­ship role now?

It’s fun to be around young, ex­cited peo­ple and see them grow. I like tak­ing care of oth­ers. It’s re­ally nice to be able to know that when I don’t want to model, I can fo­cus on this.

How is the land­scape dif­fer­ent for them from how it was for you?

They have to think about so­cial me­dia. We never had to do that; that’s re­ally pres­sure for them. I think how their lives work, they do it nat­u­rally. It’s alien to me.

You’re a source of beauty in­spi­ra­tion for so many of us. Who are icons?

your Julie Christie, Sharon Tate, and El­iz­a­beth Tay­lor—they’re all beau­ti­ful movie stars from back in the day.

This tint blends so well that it doesn’t feel like you’re wear­ing makeup. You can still see skin un­der­neath.”

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Decorté Sheer Bril­liance ($95) and Li­po­some Mois­ture Serum ($115); saks.com.

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