A Valentino Model’s Beauty Secrets, from Using Lip Gloss as Eyeshadow to Wearing Men’s Cologne

Canadian model Elizabeth Davison opens up.

Photo by @elizabethdavison

Model Elizabeth Davison was one of the standouts of the season, thanks to her appearances on the runway at Maison Margiela, Valentino, and Roksanda, and in the pages of W‘s March issue. With her elvish features and piercing blue eyes, the Canadian beauty is only just beginning. Here, she shares her beauty knowledge, revealing everything from her favorite drugstore products to backstage beauty tips like using a lip gloss as a eyeshadow and highlighter.

Your look in three words:

Multicultural, elvish, young.

Medicine cabinet snapshot:

Blistex, perfume, Walgreens hand sanitizer, coco butter body stick, Aveeno body lotion, Proactiv Clear Zone Body Pads, June Jacob’s Rapid Repair Healing Cream, Garnier Skin Naturals face wipes, Proactiv Skin Smoothing Exfoliator, Bioderma Sensibio Eye Contour Gel.

A good hair day starts with:

Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray and Palmer’s Pressing Oil formula.

Makeup miracles:

MAC Studio Face and Body foundation, Marc Jacobs mascara, Blistex, and Marc Jacobs black eyeliner pencil.

See Elizabeth Davison in W:

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From left: Coach 1941 jacket and earring; Equipment shirt; J Brand jeans; Falke socks; Fratelli Rossetti loafers. Kate Spade New York sweater; Marciano shirt; Guess jeans; Coach 1941 earring; Aerie bandanna; IRO belt; Falke socks; Fratelli Rossetti loafers. G-Star jacket; Karl Lagerfeld Paris shirt; Frame skirt; Coach 1941 bandanna; Zadig & Voltaire belt. Church’s loafers.

Photographs by Stas Komarovski, Styled by Catherine Newell-Hanson

From left: Judith & Charles jacket; J Brand shirt; American Eagle Outfitters jeans; Coach 1941 bracelet; Santoni shoes; stylist’s own belt. Diesel jacket; Equipment turtleneck; AG skirt; Planet Cowboy belt; (from top) John Hardy bracelet, Robert Lee Morris bracelet; Falke socks; Birkenstock shoes.

Photographs by Stas Komarovski, Styled by Catherine Newell-Hanson

From left: Zadig & Voltaire jacket; Joseph shirt; Les Copains trousers; Coach 1941 earring, bandanna, and bracelet; Camper boots; stylist’s own belt. Frame jacket; Leon Max Collection shirt; Philipp Plein skirt; Coach 1941 bandanna and bracelet; MCM Worldwide bag.

Photographs by Stas Komarovski, Styled by Catherine Newell-Hanson

From left: IRO jacket; Coach 1941 dress, earring, bandanna, and bracelet; Eres briefs; Golden Goose Deluxe Brand boots. DKNY sweater; Zadig & Voltaire shirt; Kenzo skirt; Coach 1941 earring; IRO belt. Anna Sui dress; Isabel Marant corset belt; Coach 1941 bracelet.

Hair by Edward Lampley for Phyto at Bryant Artists; Makeup by Kristi Matamoros for Chanel at Frank Reps; Manicures by Dawn Sterling for Dior at Mam-NYC; Models: Isabella Ridolfi at DNA Model Management, Elizabeth Davison at Elite, Zuoye at Muse Management; Special thanks for Feather Creative

Photographs by Stas Komarovski, Styled by Catherine Newell-Hanson

Nails must be:

Clean, I don’t like wearing much nail polish.

Sheet mask or mud mask:

Lush’s Oatifix Mud Mask and Rodial’s Dragons Blood Eye masks.

Bronze or blush:

If anything I’ll use Maybelline Dream Sun Bronzing Powder.

Beauty from the inside out:

Lots of salad and veggies. Morning smoothies (strawberry banana is my fave), apples and carrots are a great snack, too. For a really yummy salad I enjoy going to Chop’t, and as far as a diet goes I like to keep to a high protein low carb low/no dairy diet.

Exercise obsession:

Planet Fitness and Gotham Gym. There is so much variety in the workouts and depending on how far you choose to push yourself, there are a lot of really varied exercises you can leave completely crippled and I love that feeling because it makes me feel productive.

Drink of choice:

Water. Lots and lots of water.

Product that you borrow from the boys:

Clothes, the occasional cologne.

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Not only a moisturizer, the MAC Strobe Cream takes care of dull and dehydrated skin while giving skin a luminous glow.

MAC Strobe Cream,$33,

Photo by @alexbinaris

The YSL Touche Éclat Concealer conceals and brightens eyes all in one stroke, making it a beauty bag essential.

YSL Touche Éclat Concealer,$42,

Photo by @lenaobao

Infused with Aloe and Cucumber extracts, the Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream’s formula helps lock in intense moisture.

Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream,$62,

Photo by @maartejeverhoef

Smashbox’s versatile L.A. Lights Blendable Lip & Cheek Color’s creamy formula is perfect for blending to get the ultimate warm glow.

Smashbox L.A. Lights Blendable Lip & Cheek Color,$29,

Photo by @amandagooge

A light weight formula packed with a wide bristled brush allows for bold, full lashes.

Diorshow Mascara, $29,

Photo by @michelle_gtk

Vichy’s Dermafinish Corrective Fluid Foundation provides flawless and full coverage with the benefit of a light formula.

Vichy Dermafinish Corrective Fluid Foundation,$30,

Photo by @ania_chiz

Carmen’s Classic Lip Balm infused with cocoa butter helps keep dry, chapped lips moisturized all year round.

Carmex Classic Lip Balm,$3,

Photo by @kittikatt

MAC’s Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer has a light weight formula that provides full coverage, plus all the perks of SPF.

MAC Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer,$20,

Photo by @juliehoomans

The grains of sugar in Dior’s Addict Lip Sugar Scrub exfoliate to leave lips with a healthy and glossy finish.

Dior Addict Lip Sugar Scrub,$33,

Photo by @isabellaridolfi

Infused with sweet almond oil and beeswax, Embryolisse’s Rich Moisturing Cream keeps skin hydrated while smoothing out fine lines.

Embryolisse Rich Moisturing Cream,$40,

Photo by @greta_varlese

Product that you picked up from the pros:

Jenna Kuchera showed me that you can wear lip gloss on your eyelids and also in substitute of a highlighter that creates a really beautiful dewy look.

A woman should smell like:

Whatever she wants, but I really love Cool Water by Davidoff.

Appointment you’d love to nab:

Facial at Isabelle Bellis in New York.

Spa-cation at:

Phuket in Thailand for the beauty and the privacy included in this amazing location.

In-tub must-read:

“From The Corner Of His Eye” by Dean Koontz.

Best advice from mom:

Be a duck. Let negativity roll off your back like water droplets.

Your most searing beauty q:

How can I eat ice cream all day everyday and maintain a perfect complexion?

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