You might recognize Lindsay Ellingson from any number of high fashion ad campaigns or runways (the model has famously walked for brands like Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, and Victoria's Secret). What you might not know about her is that along with being a model, she's also the co-founder of Wander Beauty, the brand of multi-use skin and makeup products that adorn Sephora shelves. With all things considered, it's safe to say that Ellingson is a beauty expert.
As a model and brand owner, we wanted to know, what are the five products that she can't live without? Are they all Wander Beauty products, or do they cross brand lines and product categories to include a variety of things? Spoiler: it's the latter. Keep scrolling to watch Ellingson divulge her five favorite beauty products of all time—from ta subtle Essie nail polish shade to a skin-plumping collagen supplement.
"My first product is Ouai—it's their Air Dry Foam, and this is something I recently discovered. I'm all about really effortless beauty because I actually don't know how to do my hair. It was done for me today. This is a foam, like a mousse texture, and I just take a few pumps after I shower at night on wet hair. You scrunch it into your hair. You can also braid it if you want extra texture. You wake up and you have beautifully styled hair."
"My next essential is Dr. Sturm's Anti-Pollution Drops. Anti-Pollution Drops are great because they have this ingredient called purslane, which fights inflammation in the skin. I use this like I would a serum—so apply it right after you cleanse your skin, just a few drops and then massage. This time of year the seasons are changing, I'm busier than ever, I'm exposed to so many toxins in the city. This is really great for me to protect my skin and give me that extra boost of hydration and protection to really repair my skin's barrier function."
"This time of year I have so many events, meetings, and fashion shows. I'm changing into multiple outfits per day, so I need a shade of nail polish that really goes with everything. For me, this is the classic nude. It's so beautiful. The tone is just right with my skin, and it really lasts all week, so it's a great formula as well."
"I'm all about beauty from the inside-out. I really love Ancient Nutrition Multi-Collagen Protein Packs. Our diets nowadays are really lacking in collagen, and it's something that a lot of us don't really think about. But, collagen is really essential for joint, gut, and skin health. It's literally the glue holding you together, and also gives you those beautiful cheekbones and bouncy skin. This doesn't taste or smell like anything, so you can put it in any sort of liquid, and get all the benefits of collagen on the go."
"Last but not least is Wander Beauty's Baggage Claim Gold Eye Masks, which I'm so obsessed with. I use these when I travel, before an event, or after a night of no sleep. They're really essential, especially this time of year when I'm super busy. What's so unique about our eye masks is that they're made of gold foil. The gold foil actually helps to retain heat, so when you wear these, the skin underneath is actually going to warm up. If you've ever seen runners at the end of a marathon, they put on those space blankets to warm them up. It's the same material and the same idea. The gold foil is helping the serum to absorb 60 percent better into your skin, meaning plumper cheekbones and reduced fine lines. In about 15 minutes, my under eyes and my cheekbones are going to look amazing."