Gigi Hadid’s Makeup Routine Includes This $7 Drugstore Highlighter
Whether she's modeling couture on the runway or out on her regular coffee run, Gigi Hadid always looks perfectly put-together. When the 23-year-old isn't sporting a bold eye and intricate contour, she's usually fresh-faced, showing off that signature dewy glow. And you might be surprised to find the essentials of Gigi Hadid's beauty routine in the aisles of your nearest drugstore.
When she's not on duty, the model likes to keep her look low-key and natural. On any given day, you can likely find her walking around her NoHo neighborhood, latté in-hand, sporting a cropped hoodie and the chunky sneakers she's known for. In Sept., she told Teen Vogue the secrets behind her beauty routine while backstage at Fashion Week, and you'll be thrilled to discover where the supermodel shops.
Hadid revealed she's been using CVS skincare since she was in high school. Even though she's now the seventh highest-paid model in the world, according to Forbes, she still makes regular runs to the drugstore to pick up her all-time favorite face washes, which could actually already be sitting in your shower. During her chat with Teen Vogue, she professed her love for St. Ives' classic $4 Apricot Scrub and Neutrogena's $10 Grapefruit Foaming Scrub.
But even supermodels get breakouts. Hadid said hers typically turn up just in time for big shows, so she tries to go as makeup-free as possible, except for one thing.
"During fashion week, for a glow, after I wash my face and stuff, if I have nothing else on, I like to use the Maybelline strobe stick, just on my cheek bones and on my nose," she told the magazine. "If you have nothing else, it's a nice way just to look a little more glow-y before you get to work."
That's right, you can snag Gigi Hadid's secret to glowing skin for less than $7 at Target (and no, this is not a dream). The super-lightweight illuminating cream highlighter — available in just two shades — uses micro-fine pearls to enhance your natural glow. You can swipe it across your cheekbones, brow bones, along the inner corners of your eyes, and down your nose to accentuate your features on makeup-free days.
Finish off your Hadid-inspired look with a subtle nude lip courtesy of her favorite $6 drugstore find, another one by Maybelline. "I always have a nude lip with me and Maybelline's nudes come in so many great colors," she told Vogue in 2017. The brand's Color Sensational The Buffs Lip Color is made with nourishing honey nectar to keep your pout soft and moisturized all day long.
Ready to steal Gigi Hadid's easy and affordable beauty routine? Shop her favorite drugstore items ahead.
Shop Gigi Hadid's Favorite Drugstore Finds
Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub
Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub
Face Studio Master Strobe
Color Sensational The Buffs Lip Color