18 Habits of the World's Most Beautiful Women

Updated 09/08/17

We know there’s a lot more to looking as beautiful as the women on this list do than drinking plenty of water (though that is a habit many of them swear by). From Blake Lively to J.Lo to Zoë Kravitz, we can’t help but wonder what other beauty secrets they have up their sleeves. I mean, there’s only so much H2O can do.

Each of these women are beautiful and unique in their own way and always have me questioning exactly how they always look so good. Their glossy hair and glowing complexions are something we lust over, and are always striving to achieve ourselves. And while our budgets may not allow for bimonthly facials and some of the more extravagant beauty practices, we can certainly afford to adopt a few of these habits in our quest for great skin and hair.

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Zoë Kravitz

Zoë Kravitz follows the less-is-more approach to makeup. Her everyday look includes concealer to cover up any blemishes, filling in her brows, and adding some highlight on her cheek for a fresh-faced look. 

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Jennifer Lopez

J.Lo knows the glow starts with skincare. Every makeup application starts with a lightweight, oil-infused moisturizer and a light-diffusing skin perfecter.

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Kate Moss

Moss massages her face oil in to stimulate lymphatic drainage. She says it's like getting a "natural face-lift."

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Solange Knowles

To achieve her voluminous locks, Solange doesn't wash her hair the normal way: She embraces humidity and co-washing. She stands outside of the shower to let the steam make her hair bigger and uses only conditioner instead of shampoo.

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Hari Nef

Hari Nef knows that to achieve the perfect smoky eye, all you need is two minutes and a black smudge stick. While filming her unfiltered and oh-so-charming Vogue makeup tutorial, Nef demonstrates how to take advantage of makeup products' versatility. She uses the Burberry Eye Colour Contour Smoke & Sculpt Pen as a liner (instead of eye shadow) on both her bottom and upper lashes for a sultry going-out look.

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Adwoa Aboah

This freckled beauty has one of the most unique faces out there (and is founder of the amazing platform called Gurls Talk). She keeps her skin clear by sleeping with a face mask, and uses apple cider vinegar and spot cream on blemishes.

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Blake Lively

The actress protects the ends of her with hair with mayonnaise when she shampoos to prevent stripping and drying.

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Joan Smalls

The model mixes a drop or two of face oil into a rich night cream in the winter for an added boost of hydration.

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Candice Swanepoel

Starts each morning with a splash of extremely cold water to depuff her "morning face" and energize her skin. (Kate Moss does this, too, but she goes for a full submerge in ice water.)

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Yara Shahidi

Yara Shahidi knows what it takes to get her skin camera ready. If she has a big event coming up, she likes to drink pressed juice and eat ginger to clear her digestive tract and give her a glow from within. She also exfoliates regularly to make sure her pores are unclogged.

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Erin Heatherton

Erin Heatherton tries to keep things simple. She avoids overloading on products, as this can irritate skin. A couple days a week, she opts to simply rinse her face with warm water.

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Doutzen Kroes

Doutzen Kroes puts coconut oil in her hair and leaves it there for an entire day. She says it doesn't look great that day, but once you wash it out, you've got silky-smooth locks. (Candice Swanepoel swears by this trick, too.)

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Imaan Hammam

Imaan Hammam taps into her Moroccan roots, by practicing a beauty ritual that she got from her mom. She uses egg yolks as a face mask and leaves the mixture on for five minutes for a dewier complexion.

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Molly Sims

Eats her way to glowing skin with antioxidants, goji berries, and flaxseed, plus a big scoop of Dr. Schulze's Superfood Plus ($40) this in her morning smoothie.

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Jaime King

Jaime King knows which colors work for her and which don't. Since "not everyone can pile on the bronzer," the fair-skinned model and actress uses shimmery peach and pink shades to create the golden-goddess look.

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Olivia Culpo

Olivia Culpo aways eats her veggies. To keep her skin acne-free, Culpo fills up on greens and avoids dairy. Cutting out sugar- and dairy-laden ice cream, which is difficult for the body to digest, helped clear her cystic breakouts.

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Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks doesn't fool around with her makeup routine. She's perfected the art of the six-minute application. She knows what she needs and uses only the essentials.

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Lauren Conrad

Lauren Conrad takes days off from heat styling. She says it's important to sprinkle easy hairstyles like low ponies and braids in between your curling-iron days. 

Which of these habits will you pick up? Tell us below!

This story was originally published on April 15, 2016, and has since been updated. 

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