Holding court in a particularly sunny room in midtown Manhattan, model Maye Musk sat with her perfectly coiffed snowy, white hair and colorful, crisp orange blouse beaming at the question, “What does it mean to be a Covergirl at 69 years old?” “It’s the most exciting thing that can happen to anyone!” Musk exclaimed, ” I think it would have been great in any point in my life, but it was never my dream, and now I’m going to be 70 in April and I’m a CoverGirl.”
As supermodels of the ’90s, like Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss, are beginning to reappear on the runway, Musk is on the forefront of breaking down industry barriers. “Every time I’m in a runway show, people are cheering and I’ll say to my team, ‘It’s such a friendly crowd,’ and they say, ‘No, they cheer when they see you coming on because of the shock that suddenly there is this older model coming on.’ And I love it.”
When it comes to her CoverGirl campaign, Musks revels in how diversity in beauty can play such an advantageous role for the next generation. “I think it’s so exciting that they thought about how age is not a problem and the comments I get are so positive,” she shared. “Young girls will stop me in the street and say ‘Thank you, we can all carry on forever!'”
For Musk, who has been in the industry for over 50 years and is also a dietician and author, revealed that the key to longevity in health and beauty is all about lifestyle. “I’ve always had to moisturize, but since my mid-thirties there was SPF coming out, so you had to be careful of the sun, and wear under eye cream, lip balm, and a hat. I also keep myself covered so that the sun can’t get to me. And of course I eat well, because it’s good for the skin. You eat well, you maintain your weight because that’s very anti-aging. When you carry extra weight as you get older, you have more health issues and you don’t feel pretty and your energy is lower.
“The best diets are where you eat real food like low-fat dairy, lots of fruits and vegetables, nuts, beans, lots of legumes, oils but not too much oils, because it’s a high calorie food, olives and avocados, the good fats,” she continued.
However, in keeping with a health and sun consciousness lifestyle, Musk shared that real beauty is about a positive attitude and sharing a smile with someone. “If you enjoy your life, than you become more beautiful because you are happier,” she said. “Spend more time sharing your wisdom with others, mentoring younger people and showing them that we have a lot of energy and good stuff still left in us.”
A Brief History of Chanel’s Daring Use of Colorful, Eccentric Makeup on the Runway
Supermodel Claudia Schiffer wore plenty of bold, black eyeshadow paired with a high ponytail at Chanel’s Haute Couture Fall/Winter 1995 fashion show.
At the 2003 Fall Haute Couture show, Linda Evangelista wore a frosted silver eye and a glossy mauve lip the
A glossy magenta lid was the perfect compliment to the colorful hair accessories on the 2003 Haute Couture spring runway.
Models at Chanel’s 2007 Haute Couture show rocked jewels on their eyes, a swipe of blush along their cheekbones, exaggerated lashes and a feathered hair piece.
Australian beauty Miranda Kerr made embellished eyebrows the ultimate beauty statement at the Fall 2012 show.
At Chanel’s Spring 2014 show, models wore an electric purple, red, and blue eye paired with blunt bangs.
At Chanel’s 2014 Haute-Couture Spring show, model Anna Ewers made the case for a bold, glittered cat eye, and a lion-esque ‘do.
At Chanel’s Fall 2015 show, Cara Delevingne’s extra bold brows called for an extremely neutral lip.
At Chanel’s Fall 2016 show, the classic smoky eye got an upgrade courtesy of a lid-sweeping “quilted” effect.
An exaggerated frosted blue eye with hints of silver shimmer on the lower lash line was the look at Chanel’s Spring 2016 fashion show.
At the Spring 2017 show, models wore playful pink makeup on their eyes and lips to match their sporty ensembles.
At the Chanel Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017 show, models paired their Chanel tweet suits with the ultimate rainbow smoky eye.
As showcased on French beauty Lily-Rose Depp, models at the Chanel Pre-Fall 2017 fashion show paired a messy ponytail with a heavily contoured eye and neutral face.
At Chanel’s Fall 2017 show, model Bella Hadid took eyeliner to new heights.
At Chanel’s Spring 2018 fashion show, models wore bold blue eyeshadow paired with an orange lip color and contoured cheekbones.
Model Kaia Gerber wore monochromatic pink makeup on her eyes, cheeks and lips at the Chanel Spring 2018 show.