Naomi Campbell is using beauty to boost her spirits during the coronavirus pandemic. Besides taking extra precautions with hazmat suits, vitamins and more to protect herself from the virus, the model, 50, is also turning to makeup to lift her mood.
“I wear lipstick everyday. I wear lipstick or one of the lip pencils, every single day. It makes me feel good about myself and even for a workout I’m wearing it,” Naomi Campbell told Elle.
“It’s good for self-esteem. We all need to look for anything that makes us feel good during this time. Positivity, enthusiasm, and during challenging times, they always say women turn to lipstick.”
The legendary catwalker, who on Thursday was announced as the first-ever face of Pat McGrath Labs, is focusing on her skincare routine as well — and making sure that she doesn’t slather herself with too many heavy products.
“When I was younger, I wore so much makeup. I see it from myself in pictures,” she said. “I thought when I would do it myself, I thought the more I put on the better. As I get older, I think less is best and the more skin the better.”
No wonder she’s still one of the most sought-after models after decades in the industry. The supermodel, who will celebrate her 50th birthday later this month, graces the glossy’s 50th anniversary cover with a self-portrait.
“It was a very special honor and unusual experience for me to be able to shoot and style my own cover for Essence’s 50th Anniversary Issue. On my iPhone,” she wrote on Instagram.
“While it was a sad reminder for me of all the people in media and production who are not able to work due to the coronavirus, it also brought me hope and encouragement to know that our people and our infrastructures are resilient. We are rooted in knowledge and creativity and continue to take back full control of our narratives. We will come out of this stronger than ever.”