Brooklyn Decker's Bikini Body and Beauty Secrets
This week, brother site Esquire just dubbed Brooklyn Decker the winner of their Sexiest Woman Alive contest (think March Madness brackets but with women). The 23-year-old beat out Heidi Klum, not an easy feat. So when we got the chance this week to chat with Brooklyn, who was in town for a mere moment promoting her upcoming film, Just Go with It, and her partnership with Gillette Venus Embrace Disposables (hey, someone's got to handle the task of keeping those legs smooth!), we jumped at it. We've had a girl crush on Brooklyn for years and have been dying to know what she is doing that we seemed to miss the memo on in the amazing-body category. Just as curious? Read below to see what beauty trends Brooklyn is loving lately, the products she would die without, and how she stays looking so damn good.
RB: Clearly, you spend many an hour in a swimsuit what's your secret for looking so good?
BD: It's work, a lot of work. I try to make healthy decisions and I work out a lot. I hear girls say all the time, 'I eat cheeseburgers and just look this good' and that's so frustrating to hear as a woman. For me, I really do have to work at it.
RB: Tell us about your beauty routine. What are the products you're using?
BD: I travel so much that if I'm wearing makeup all the time it wreaks havoc on my skin. I'm obsessed with Cetaphil. I use it every day. I also SPF every day, add some mascara, and that's it. I don't worry about throwing on tons of makeup because I need my skin to breathe when I'm not working.
RB: What's your favorite look for a red carpet?
BD: I love to punch up the eyes. I have blue eyes so I love using plums, coppers, even reds. It brings out all the natural flecks, and your eyes look really cool. CoverGirl Smoky Shadowblast duos are great for this because they come paired in great colors that make your eyes really pop. I feel like people are afraid to use color, but if done right it looks amazing.
RB: What's one beauty trend you're glad to see go?
BD: Crimped hair! First, it's so damaging, and it just looks like a big frizz poof!
RB: What's the best beauty tip you've ever received?
BD: Mixing baking soda with your face wash. I got this tip from another model; she does it once a week and it's a great exfoliator. A makeup artist also once used lip balm on my lips, cheeks, and eyes. It gave me a glowing, dewy look and that was the only makeup I had on for the shoot. That's a great secret if you're on the go and have nothing on you but some balm.
P.S. In case you were wondering, taking a picture next to the gorgeous gazelle that is Brooklyn Decker when you've been up since 7 a.m. is beyond intimidating. But it did make my guy friends extremely jealous. Just another day on the job, folks.
Get more of Brooklyn's tips for summer here.