Frederique van der Wal's Beauty Secrets
Frederique van der Wal may be one of the most recognizable faces in the modeling world, but we wanted to see how this Supermodel gets her visibly flawless skin and natural glow. So, we stepped into her bathroom for a run through on what it takes to look this good.
Her Must-Have Products
Frederique's vanity is lined with iconic must-have items: Face Stockholm Essential C Energizing Serum, Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre, Maybelline Great Lash Mascara, Nivea Cold Cream, Bobbi Brown Tinted Moisturizer, Guerlaine Terracotta Light Sheer Bronzing compact, and a Stila eye shadow compact to name a few.
Real Beauty:What are some of your absolute daily beauty rituals?
Frederique van der Wal: "I always clean my face before bed. Always. I use Nivea Cold Cream to cleanse and then rinse with cold water to help close up my pores. And, I never ever forget to moisturize. I usually use a heavier cream, like Embryolisse, before bed."
RB: What about diet? Anything you do or don't do?
FVDW: I don't really diet and I don't eat a lot of fried food or processed food.
RB: You have so many skin products to choose from, which ones are your favorite?
FVDW: "Your skin gets used to things, so I switch between my cleansing and moisturizing products quite often. This doesn't happen with makeup, so I stick to the ones I love - the ones I've been using for years."
RB: What if you're running late? What products do you typically reach for before dashing out the door?
FVDW: Skin should look fresh, that's why I always remember to moisturize so my skin looks healthy and in the summer I add an SPF to my routine. Sometimes I'll forget mascara or blush, but I will never forget eyeliner - it helps me look wide awake even if I'm not.
RB: We noticed that you have tons of different shampoos and conditioners in your shower. What's your typical hair routine?
FVDW: Don't wash your hair everyday, it's not healthy. Like your skin, your hair gets used to the same shampoo and conditioner, so I switch it up basically every time I wash.
Makeup Bag Essentials
RB: Can we take a peek inside your makeup bag?
FVDW: Of course! I've got all my essentials: Shu Uemera Eye Lash Curler, Maybelline Great Lash Mascara, a MAC nude lipstick [editor's note: she's had this forever and the name tag is long gone!], bronzer, and a Stila eye liner.
Beauty Runs in the Family
RB: Does your daughter ever borrow any of your makeup or skin products?
FVDW: "No, she's 10! I mean, I let her use some lip gloss sometimes if we're going to a fashion thing, but that's it."
RB: We love your bracelet! Where is it from?
FVDW:The dutch jewelry designer, Bibi van der Velden, gave this to me to wear. Its a symbol of "good gold." The production of gold jewelery has been linked to widespread social injustice and environmental damage. I firmly believe in corporate social sustainability - in my company, Frederique's Choice, and now by making a statement wearing this bracelet.
RB: We noticed that you have flowers all over your house. Are they from your flower company and can you tell us a little bit about Frederique's Choice?
FVDW: I'm Dutch and flowers are a very important part of our lifestyle. I read recently that flowers can have a positive effect on your mood, so I keep them everywhere. The Frederiques Choice lily was named after me, which inspired me to work with the Discovery Channel to create a show that documented the growth and transport of flowers around the world. In the end, I began my own flower company to share my passion and start a new focus in my life.