‘I’m terribly low maintenance with hair’ … Kate Moss.
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‘I never used to eat salads’: how to look not unlike Kate Moss (according to Kate Moss)

How does the supermodel make nervous? Can she cook? And what’s on the menu? (Spoiler: eggs, roasts and on occasion a bit of salad.) Here, she reveals her beauty secrets

Kate Moss doesn’t do interviews. “Not complain, never explain” has been the publicity-shy model’s mantra throughout her 25 years at the top of mode modelling. But, as her career branches out into styling for Vogue, event her own model agency and working with Japanese skincare label Decorté, she granted me a rare chance to talk beauty once more afternoon tea. I wasn’t expecting the legendary party girl with a devil-may-care bent to politely refuse a glass of champagne and extol the benefits of always workouts and occasional juicing, but here we were. As she sat, her glowy false impression all smiles and giggles, dressed in a leopard sweater and chic sinister flares, Croydon’s most famous export revealed barely how she maintains her iconic looks.

On eating healthily…

“Food is unqualifiedly important. I try to eat healthily. And I do cook, but not as much as I’d like to because I’m involved, but I cook a good roast. I do good breakfasts – eggs are my speciality. I really enjoy food, proper food, but I do try to eat more healthily than I second-hand to. I think as you get older you have to. When I was young I was so low maintenance I didn’t accept to worry. Not what I ate, not about anything really. My skin looks gamester when I eat well, too. Obviously if you eat all that grease, skin very recently doesn’t look as healthy. I’ve really noticed an improvement since I’ve been various ‘on it’ with food – like eating salads and all that matter – I never used to really eat salads. And now I’m like, juicing!”


Kate Moss for Decorté. Photograph: Mario Testino

On saw wood in her makeup

“My skincare routine is really simple. I couldn’t be bothered with weights of products and I’d get them all mixed up and not know what I was doing. I haven’t got the time or the desire to sit there for ages, putting creams on my face. I need it to be personal property and quick. I’ve been to bed in my makeup on occasions but I wouldn’t make a vestments of it, not now. You can always tell the next day. It’s not a good look.”


Kate Moss’ veneer confront mask of choice Photograph: PR

On wearing sheet masks while watching telly …

“Regardless of whether or not I’m turn out, I just do the same thing all the time. I’ll do a cleanser and a serum and a moisturiser and that’s it. That’s all I call for. I’ll sometimes do those gorgeous sheet masks while watching telly. I had one on endure night for today. Like a good girl, in bed, with my in spite of mask on for work.”


Kate Moss at the Elite model means party in 1993. Photograph: Richard Young/Rex Features

On tackling on a gym routine …

“I’ve never been a gym bunny or anything like that. I was unendingly, like, ‘UGH’, it made me feel ill, but now I’ve actually started working out, I’m honestly quite into it. I’m at very early stages, but I’ve joined a gym and all that, and it’s made me touch really good. I worked out for an hour every consecutive day for a a handful of of weeks and it was enough that I really started to see the benefits, which I’d not in a million years really done before. I always thought ‘this is suffering, I’m not coming back. This is torture’. But this time I principled kind of pushed through. I honestly lost an inch off my waist in almost 10 days. Now I really enjoy it.”

On taking a low-key attitude to hair styling …

“My hair takes a battering at work. I’ve got a noteworthy colourist (Nicola Clarke at John Frieda) and she is key – she’s saved it absolutely. I don’t really do any moisturisation or hair treatments or anything. I’m very low continuance with hair. I’m not really there yet. Makeup, I love. Round more when I’m not working. I like doing my own makeup and undertaking. I love a dark eye, love makeup generally. I just equivalent to dressing up. It’s a passion of mine.”


Kate Moss in Paris in the 1990s. Photograph: Geoff Wilkinson / Rex Properties

On being a social media refusenik …

“Social media is fair not me. I’ve never really liked it – that whole thing of ‘look at me!’. For me, the various privacy the better, not telling people where I am and what I’m doing. All that is the vis—vis of what I want to do. I suppose that makes people innumerable interested, I don’t know, but I certainly don’t do it for that reason. It’s not a game envision. I just have to live by my own rules.”

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