For models, there’s tired—an early call time here, a fabulous after-party that runs into the wee hours of the night there—and then there’s end-of-fashion-month tired.
The culmination of Paris Fashion Week marked the end of a 27-day marathon of straight-off-the-plane, back-to-back shows, fittings, and events, that leave little, if any, time for a good night’s sleep. And for runway regulars whose job it is to arrive fresh-faced and glowing, an arsenal of expert tricks are necessary to camouflage signs of exhaustion in the delicate, telltale area.
“I love this silver Gravitymud Firming Treatment Val [Garland] used under my eyes today. It’s just good for looking after your skin all over too, you know? Traveling a lot and going through different time zones. I just came from L.A. and I’m jet-lagged, so everything needs a little extra attention.”
“With early call times, I usually down a whole bottle of water first. Next, I hit the espresso if I’m in Europe. And then I use Clear Eyes drops to look more awake. For my face, I use Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care Moisturizer. It keeps it fresh and super glow-y all over!”
“My advice the night before—because that’s where it all starts—is no sushi with soy sauce! It gives you the worst puffy eyes. In the morning, after I brush my teeth, I use a jade roller over the under eye area. I do a facial massage with it. It’s super cold and icy. It feels good and makes a huge difference with the eyes. I also like the Sisley Black Rose Cream Mask—it makes everything more plumped.”
“It’s a whole little situation. [Laughs]. I do a five-to-10-minute meditation in the morning and sun salutations if I can. I light candles, incense, and listen to brainwave power music. You can find it on YouTube, there are a whole plethora of options. Then, it’s either cucumbers or cold spoons for the eyes. They’re the best. Also, I drink a lot of coconut water!”
“Sometimes, if I don’t have anything with me, I’ll grab a green or chamomile tea bag, then either dip it in warm water or put it in the fridge and make it nice and cool. I put it on the eyes and let it chill for a little bit. I do it at shows at lot. [Laughs]. It’s like I’m crying tears of herbal tea.”
“The best thing is to [glide] an ice cube under the eyes. And then just go around the rest of your face so your circulation improves. It’s great for puffiness. Also, drink a lot of water with lemon juice in the morning because it alkalizes the blood!”
This article originally appeared on Vogue.com