Beauty / IN THE BAG

Model Irina Shayk on the scents that remind her of home

She’s the face of Jean Paul Gaultier’s newest fragrance, Scandal à Paris, has walked the catwalk for all the greats (Versace, Burberry, Marc Jacobs, to name a few), and has posed for icons such as Ellen von Worth, Hugo Comte and Peter Lindberg. Here the Russian-born, L.A-based model shares with RUSSH her beauty routine and scents that linger in her memory.

My morning beauty routine is …
When I wake up I have a glass of water with several drops of freshly squeezed lemon juice. After this I take my shower, use moisturiser for my skin and put my favourite perfume. The morning gives a great start for the day if you spend it in the right way, I do not like to be in a rush so usually I can have some time for myself in the morning.

My night beauty routine is …
I always thoroughly remove make up before I go to bed and it’s the most important part of my beauty routine. I always use moisturiser in the evening and sunblock in the morning, drink a lot of water, do not use heavy creams in summer, use a tiny bit of concealer for my under-eye area and always use a lip balm.

My favourite products for body are …
Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew Drops Coconut Gel highlighter – it instantly gives my skin a refreshed and healthy look.
Coconut oil – I love to use it for soft and moisturised skin.
Homemade body scrub that I make myself with honey and sea salt – perfect to use after sauna.

My favourite scent is …
Pear. There is pear in the Scandal à Paris fragrance, which is a perfect combination of honey, jasmine and pear. Sexy, flirty, powerful and unforgettable. I absolutely love the pear notes that awake great memories for me.

It reminds me of …
A pear tree we had in our garden when I lived in a small village in Russia, and brings me back to the happy moments of my childhood, as well as the smell of my grandmother cooking pancakes.

My favourite form of exercise is …
Pilates.

When my body needs to recover I …
Have a spa day.

My favourite detox is …
Eat healthy food.

My favourite retox is …
Hamburger and some salty food and meats.

When it comes to beauty I always …
Use very little make up and love natural beauty look.

My beauty icon is …
My grandma.

The best advice on beauty I’ve received is …
Less is more.

The best health advice I’ve received is …
I don’t believe in diets. I think food is an important part of one’s life and it makes a person happy, so I find a balance between eating and working out. I like to do Pilates machine, work out with my trainer and walk a lot.

The product I can’t live without is …
Sunblock.