Beauty / IN THE BAG

Beauty advice from Helena Christensen

She’s got the gaze you can’t break. A face that defined an era. Model, photographer, mother and designer, RUSSH cover star Helena Christensen shares with us the rituals behind her iconic beauty.

My top five beauty products are … Nimue Skin Technology Rejuvenating mask Joanna Vargas Skincare Vitamin C face wash La Prairie Cellular Radiance Perfecting fluide Pure Gold L’Oréal Revitalift day cream Strangelove NYC Melt My Heart eau de parfum

My travel beauty routine consists of … I tone and moisturise constantly on planes and also apply a leave on moisturising mask (Nimue) to keep my skin hydrated. I use Vintner's Daughter Active Botanical serum and Rudolph Acai body oil on holidays.

The best beauty secret I’ve learnt backstage is … Go to the best makeup artist as quickly as you can. And put Vaseline or Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin protectant on your eyelids for shine.

When it comes to beauty I always … Realise that sleep is ridiculously important. And that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

My biggest beauty indulgence is … A big jar of La Mer Crème de la Mer once in a while.

The best advice on beauty I’ve received is … Stand in the right light at all times.

The product I can’t live without is … Chanel's lipstick in La Fascinante, for lips and cheeks.