Known for her bombshell blonde waves, piercing blue eyes, and effortlessly sun-kissed skin, model Romee Strijd has made quite the name for herself on the runway. And with her years of experience on catwalks ranging from Ralph Lauren to the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, the Dutch stunner knows a thing or two about beauty—and has the regimen to prove it. From her thorough skincare routine to her best haircare tips, here, the 22-year-old shares her favorite beauty products, her exercise obsession, and where you can find her relaxing in Miami.
Medicine cabinet snapshot:
Estée Lauder, L’Oréal, Biotherm, and Moroccanoil.
Good skin starts with:
Hydrating your skin and yourself is the best thing you can do. I play around with products, but lately I have been washing my face at night, massaging a couple of drops of Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum on my face and neck. I feel like it helps a lot for dryness and dehydration.
Best advice from your dermatologist:
To be honest, I don’t have a dermatologist. I’m lucky that I have good genes, but I think a dermatologist in New York City, especially, would say wash your face and cleanse it.
Best advice from your facialist:
Always use SPF. Sun is definitely not the best thing for your skin. For the face, I use Clarins Sunscreen Multi-Protection Broad Spectrum because it’s superlight and dries matte. For the body, I use Clarins Sunscreen Care Oil Spray SPF 30 and Moroccanoil After Sun Milk.
So many! Biotherm Aquasource Hydrating Gel, Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream, Charlotte Tilbury Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask, L’Oréal Paris Volume Million Lashes Feline Mascara, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow Fusion Makeup Foundation—I use the 6.5 shade—and Benefit Cosmetics 3D BROWtones Instant Color Highlights in number 2 eyebrow gel. With bronzers I switch between Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Powder Bronzer and Chanel’s Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base, and Sheer Illuminating Fluid to bronze and highlight.
Most underrated product:
A good hydrating gel or cream when you wake up. Biotherm Aquasource Hydrating Gel is the one I love now; it feels really refreshing and superhydrating. I also like the Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream.
Never leave the house without:
I always think less is more, especially since we’re wearing already so much makeup at work, but I do love a good bronzer and a good brow. I start with a moisturizer; I’m now trying Dior Hydra Life Fresh Sorbet Crème. And if it’s sunny, I also use SPF. I give myself a little bronze with Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Powder Bronzer or Chanel’s Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base and Sheer Illuminating Fluid to bronze and highlight. I’ll curl my lashes and use mascara on top, but never on the bottom; the mascara I use now is L’Oréal Paris’s Volume Million Lashes Feline Mascara. Lastly, I give myself a good brow with the Benefit Cosmetics 3D BROWtones Instant Color Highlights in number 2 eyebrow gel.
A good hair day starts with:
A good wash with Pantene Pro‑V Daily Moisture Renewal Shampoo. I blow-dry my hair upside down, and then I put Kérastase Paris Aura Botanica Concentré Essentiel on the ends of my hair because it gets dry from all the blowing out. I like to use Oribe Swept Up Volume Powder Spray in my roots.
Nails must be:
Clean. I love a clean nail. I use China Glaze natural color with hardener in it.
A woman should smell like:
The new Victoria’s Secret Bombshell Seduction Eau de Parfum is perfect for spring and summer. It’s airy and refreshing with floral notes!
Beauty from the inside out:
I genuinely believe that the better you eat, the better you look!
I love to switch it up. A mix of weight training to make me feel strong, a lot of walking to make me feel good, and pilates to stretch when I feel too sore after weight training. I also love wearing workout pants and sport bras from Victoria Sport because they are comfortable and you can wear them for any type of exercise.
Product that you picked up from the pros:
LUST: MatteTrance Trios Skin Show Colour from Pat McGrath Labs. I’m obsessed with everything!
I like staying at the 1 Hotel in Miami. It has a great spa at the beach, the best gym, amazing restaurants, pretty rooms, and it is not too far from New York. I like the easy flight.
My travel kit has a small Bioderma makeup remover, a small Embryolisse Concentrated Lait Cream, eye drops, and a Dr. Jart+ Hydrating Mask.
I’m reading Into the Water by Paula Hawkins.
Best advice from mom:
My mom is a hairdresser, so she always tells me to take care of my hair and treat it well. I do put Kérastase Paris Aura Botanica Concentré Essentiel on the ends of my hair and like to use Oribe Swept Up Volume powder spray for my roots.
Best-kept beauty secret:
The most pretty thing a woman can wear is a smile, which is even better when her skin is moisturized.
Beauty myth you’d like to debunk:
Caffeine is bad for you skin, or that less is more when it comes to moisturizer.
How Kendall Jenner, Adriana Lima and More Models Are Staying Fit in 2018
Model Arizona Muse likes to go to Equinox and Xtend. She explains, “It’s like barre, but more extension than barre. It’s one of those workouts where you don’t sweat that much, you sweat a bit, but it’s not like circuit training where you are drenched in sweat. It is so effective—muscle toning, waist cinching, thigh shrinking, everything!”
French model Camille Rowe prefers a “spontaneous solo dance party” to a trip to the gym. “I always have music on at home and I’m always shaking a leg.” But she also likes yoga and walking. “I do yoga every morning. It’s become like a meditation to me,” she says. “I live on a hike so I’ll go for walks once or twice a day. I love an activity!”
Victoria’s Secret Angel Elsa Hosk loves to mix it up. She says, “My current combination is Dogpound, Flex Studios, and long runs on the weekend.”
New Zealand beauty Georgia Fowler loves to mix up her workouts saying,”I love working with trainers Joe Holder or Kirsty Godso. They both push me to the extremes and focus on HIIT and weight training. Though I’m still a sucker for a class, I love boxing, and pilates, so try to mix it up as much as possible.”
Model Jasmine Sanders relies on her trainer. “I love working out with my trainer Corey Calliet because he really drives me to push myself harder and harder every session,” she says.
For Kendall Jenner, it’s all about heat-infused workouts. “I feel like I get my best workout when I sweat a lot, so hot yoga is definitely my exercise obsession at the moment”.
Veteran Victoria’s Secret Angel and fitness lover Adriana Lima‘s go-to exercise? “Boxing.”
Brazilian beauty Lais Ribeiro is also a fan of the New York’s Dogpound and trains with personal trainer Kirk Myers.
Victoria’s Secret Angel Sara Sampaio is all about strengthening and toning at her favorite New York gym, SLT NYC.