BEAUTY

Natalie Ludwig Has Found the Perfect Traveling Mud Mask

But she’d like someone to teach her how to do a smoky eye, please.


Model Natalie Ludwig is constantly on the go — we caught up with her just after she arrived in Paris last week, and she was already planning to jet off the Milan the next day. Having grown up in a bustling six-person family, she has had to adjust to the frequent alone time that comes with her new jet-set lifestyle, she said, but she borrows her best beauty secrets from her brother, actor Alexander Ludwig, and her mom (who also lends her a few key pieces from her enviable vintage wardrobe). Ludwig manages to stay fresh-faced and alert, even on two hours of sleep, and here, she shares her beauty tips and tricks for the woman in transit.

Your look in three words: Classic, edgy, and original.

Medicine cabinet snapshot: I like to keep things simple, so I love using Philosophy’s Purity Made Simple cleanser every morning and night. Organic Argan Oil is my favorite thing to keep my skin soft and healthy.

A good hair day starts with: With modeling, I don’t always have time to do my full hair routine, so dry shampoo has become a staple in my bag. Drybar makes a great one that smells amazing and doesn’t leave your roots looking chalky. When I do wash my hair, I always use Lani’s Tropical Hair Treatment. The scent brings me back to being in Maui and leaves my hair so soft.

Makeup miracles: My mom has always been my beauty inspiration, so I have inherited all of my must haves from her. My favorites include: the Bobbi Brown under-eye cream, Chanel moisturizer, and Clinique sunscreen (with at least an SPF of 30!).

Nails must be: I definitely grew up loving super bright nails, and I still do! However, a neon pink isn’t always practical when you have a last minute event. Because of that, I have been loving Essie’s Barbados Blue, it’s the perfect color for summer.

Sheet mask or mud mask: Oh, mud for sure. Travel makes my skin freakout a little bit, and since my job requires lots of flying, I needed to find something to help me out. Glamglow makes a mask that is the greatest thing in the world, I can apply it at the beginning of my flight and since it’s clear it doesn’t make me look like a monster. I just land with super happy and moisturized skin.

Bronze or blush: Anyone who knows me will know the answer to this one — Bronzer. I have always loved looking sun kissed, so Bobbi Brown’s Bronzing Powder helps me look glowy, not orange.

Beauty from the inside out: I’m not too fussy when it comes to my diet, I just know what makes me feel good. Saying that, I eat a mainly plant-based diet and try to eat whole foods whenever possible. It just makes me feel so much better. Oh, and water=my best friend.

Exercise obsession: I love starting my day with The Bar Method, plus a good sweat at either Gotham Gym or The Dog Pound in New York.

Drink of choice: Kombucha, it always gives me energy when I need it.

Product that you borrow from the boys: I always steal my brother’s texturing paste. It gets rid of flyaways, plus I love the scent of it.

Product that you picked up from the pros: One of my best friends is a makeup junkie , so she got me hooked on the Beauty Blender. It blends everything so perfectly and keeps my makeup looking natural.

A woman should smell like: Daisy by Marc Jacobs — I love how refreshing it smells.

Appointment you’d love to nab: Joanna Vargas, an amazing facialist in New York.

Your most searing beauty Q: Definitely how to do a good smoky eye! I haven’t quite mastered the “night out” look since I don’t tend to wear a lot of makeup.

Definite doppelgänger: Blake Lively, I think that she has such a classic beauty and she really inspires my everyday style. Oh, and being married to Ryan Reynolds wouldn’t suck either. [Laughs]

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Photos: Natalie Ludwig Has Found the Perfect Traveling Mud Mask

Natalie Ludwig backstage at Burberry Fall 2016. Photo by Steph Wilson.

Natalie Ludwig outside Dolce & Gabbana at Milan Fashion Week Fall 2016 in Milan, Italy, February 2016. Photo by Getty Images.

Natalie Ludwig walks Valentino during Paris Fashion Week Fall 2016 in Paris, France, March 2016. Photo by Getty Images.

Natalie Ludwig walks Maison Margiela during Paris Fashion Week Fall 2016 in Paris, France, March 2016. Photo by Getty Images.

Natalie Ludwig walks Maison Margiela during Paris Fashion Week Fall 2016 in Paris, France, March 2016. Photo by Getty Images.

Natalie Ludwig walks Burberry Prorsum during London Fashion Week Fall 2016 in London, England, February 2016. Photo by Getty Images.

Natalie Ludwig walks Burberry Prorsum during London Fashion Week Fall 2016 in London, England, February 2016. Photo by Getty Images.

Natalie Ludwig walks 3.1 Phillip Lim during New York Fashion Week Fall 2016 in New York, New York, February 2016. Photo by Getty Images.

Natalie Ludwig at the amfAR New York gala, February 2016. Photo by Getty Images.

Natalie Ludwig walks Givenchy as an exclusive in New York, New York, September 2015. Photo by Getty Images.

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