Lily Aldridge is an enigma in that she's both approachable and stunning in equal measure. The model and entrepreneur is warm, smiley, and for lack of a more eloquent word, down. She stopped by Byrdie HQ to go over a few of her favorite beauty products—everything from a sustainably-packaged lip balm to Tatcha's cult-favorite facial mist—and lived up to her sunny reputation in spades. She talked family, glowing skin, and, of course, fragrance, as she was also showing us the newest launch from her namesake brand.
Ahead, find her top five must-haves and the reasons for why she loves each one. She explains it all in the video below and then we break it down, product by product, for your reading and purchasing pleasure. Keep scrolling for Aldridge's Just Five Things.
"My first must-have is Instant Look in a Palette by Charlotte Tilbury. This color is Stone Rose Beauty. I travel so much and don't like to check my luggage—I don't like to have tons and tons of makeup with me. This is great because it's an all-in-one. I never follow the rules (like, it says eye, face, highlight), but you can kind of mix and match to make it your own. The face bronzer, I love using that as an eyeshadow and bronzer, so you get a really pretty, glowy natural look. Also, the eye smoke—this color is really good for a sneaky contour around your lips. You can't be scared of makeup or scared to do whatever you want."
"These RMS Coconut Wipes are amazing if you are lazy at night, like me. Since it's coconut oil, you can leave it on and sleep in it and your skin is really supple and nice [in the morning]. I love how compact it is, I love that I can throw a few in my purse or my suitcase and takes everything off."
"I have these all over my house—in every purse, in my car, and in my daughter's backpack. The packaging is all really sustainable and biodegradable and the lip balm itself is amazing. It just keeps my lips really hydrated. I use it on my cuticles a lot too, and I use it around my eyes when I'm flying."
"Anything that says 'dewy'—I'm sold. That's what I live for on my skin, for it to be dewy and glowing. I love it when I'm traveling to make myself feel fresh again. When I'm shooting and I have lots of makeup on, you just spray your face. It kind of makes everything look fresh and alive again, it resets everything."
"I think fragrance is so important. This is Summit by me and it's just a really nice, cozy, wintery scent. It's gender-free—it's for everybody. I wanted to create something that me and my husband can wear (and, you know, my daughter loves it too). So, it's like a whole family fragrance. It's leather, tobacco, and cardamom. It's based on my trip to the Smoky Mountains—with my family in front of the fireplace, drinking a glass of wine. It evokes sent memories for me. It's like being really cozy and comfortable."