As for her thoughts on the designers’ new base infused with gold silk sericin (a blend of moisturizing amino acids and polypeptides), skin-strengthening olive oil, and vitamin B3 to ramp up the production of fatty acids and ceramides: “[Foundation] has changed so much from the ’80s and ’90s—there wasn’t technology in it,” she noted. “There’s instant gratification that comes with this one and long-term benefits. Plus, you can skip steps, but it’s not a BB. I don’t like BB creams—I bought them all and never found one I liked.” The primer that boasts light-reflecting particles that blur fine lines and SPF 30 is also Evangelista’s go-to sun protection for the darker days of winter. (She relies on a daily dose of La Roche-Posay Anthelios for summer.)
Despite all of the antiaging properties found in the new products and the public pressures to obtain eternal youth, the legend says she doesn’t strive to look like she did on Dolce & Gabbana’s runway in 1990, strutting down the catwalk in a leopard coat (the first appearance of the house’s signature print). “I’m not trying to turn back the clock. I want to go forward.” We have a feeling Evanglista’s future is as bright as her illustrious past.
Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Reveal Lift Foundation, $72, The Primer, $64, saks.com