7 Makeup Tricks Models Know (That You Don't)

These days, “model behavior” can mean a lot of things. It can mean putting your best face forward; it can also mean knowing the anatomy of a perfect selfie. It can mean following a strict diet (even if that diet consists mostly of pizza—hi, Kendall), and it can mean listlessly sitting around backstage and possessing cheekbones that make the rest of us shed actual tears in wonder and envy. To beauty editors, however, we’ve found that “model behavior” usually has one common factor: knowing your makeup stuff.

Sure, models are skilled in the art of sitting for hours and getting their makeup done—but we humans are like sponges when it comes to hot tips, and models are no exception. After all, when you’re sitting in the chair of makeup legends such as Pat McGrath or Tom Pecheux, you put your iPhone down, stop Snapchatting the dog filter to your friends, and pay attention.

Ahead, we’ve gathered seven of the most glorious, most game-changing makeup tips we’ve learned from models like Gigi Hadid and Miranda Kerr. Ever wonder how to get Anja Rubik’s smudge-y, sleepy smoky eye? What about Alessandra Ambrosio’s signature nude lip? Keep scrolling to find out all of that and more—we suggest taking notes.