A mere two years ago, the famously bold-browed Hilary Rhoda segued from Catholic-high-school jock to glamazon when labels like Ralph Lauren, Marc Jacobs, and Balenciaga booked her to grace their catwalks. Healthy, smiling, fresh-faced, all-American-wow! Kinda nice after the sunken-cheeked, sullen-faced size zeroes we'd been seeing. Estée Lauder wasted no time and snapped up Rhoda as the newest "face" for the brand's skincare and makeup advertising. But not one to buy into hype, Rhoda, a former field hockey-playing tomboy from Maryland, insists she's still a student when it comes to grooming and is eager to learn from industry pros. Here's a peek at some tips and tools she has picked up so far.
1. BUMBLE AND BUMBLE DOES IT ALL STYLING SPRAY
"When I'm not working, I give my hair a day off. Just a touch of this spray adds polish without much fuss."
2. SWIM GOGGLES, TENNIS RACKET, BALLET SLIPPERS
"I played field hockey and lacrosse in high school, but to stay in shape now, I swim, play tennis, or dance."
"I don't go anywhere without my black YSL aviator-style sunglasses. My light eyes tend to be really sun-sensitive."
4. LOGICS COLOR NOURISHING SHAMPOO
"I don't color my hair, but I do suffer damage from the constant curling, ironing, and blowouts I endure on photo shoots. This gentle shampoo and its corresponding Logics conditioner are my protection."
5. ESTÉE LAUDER PLEASURES
"I like a light, floral fragrance on girls my age."
6. ORIGINS NOURISHING OIL:
"When I don't have time for a real massage, I smooth this on to relax."
7. & 8. ESTÉE LAUDER DAY WEAR CREME SPF 15 AND IDEALIST SKIN REFINISHER
"I paid zero attention to my skin in high school. If I wore makeup, I'd sleep in it. Now, I'm religious about skincare."
9. ESTÉE LAUDER BRONZE GODDESS SOFT MATTE BRONZER
"I use this bronzer to contour both my cheekbones and eye sockets-probably the best pro tip I've learned."
"I always have it with me - I listen to everything from Sinatra to Jay-Z."
11. ESTÉE LAUDER HIGH GLOSS IN ROSE
"My daily must-have-it matches my lip color exactly."
12. DOVE ULTIMATE CLEAR SOLID
"Believe it or not, my field-hockey teammates and I used to wear Old Spice deodorant-but I switched to this because of my sensitive skin."
13. AVEDA ROSEMARY MINT SHAVING GEL
"It's essential for my legs to look great on the runway-and a moisturizing shaving cream is key."