Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot shares her beauty secrets

What is takes to get super-human skin

InStyle Contributor / May 25 2017

She landed the role of Wonder Woman, does her own stunts and likes to experiment with skin care. Here, the Israeli-born actress spills the secrets to her enviable complexion and how she maintains her superhero figure.

How would you describe your beauty routine? Has it changed since you became a mother [to daughter Alma, four]?

Not much! Ever since I started working as a model and an actress, Ive become very aware of my skin. I travel a lot and it gets really dehydrated, so I try to avoid that by using different products and drinking lots of water. I wake up, I wash my face and then I go to work, and they do my makeup there. When Im home, I make sure to really take off all the makeup.

Youre the face of Gucci Bamboo fragrances. Whats your earliest memory of perfume?

I like different scents and Im really curious about them – I like to explore. My mum had so many perfumes and I remember, when I was 10 or 12, going to her cabinet and trying them all.

Gucci Bamboo campaign

Gucci Bamboo EDP

MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in Diva

“It’s sweet but not too sweet, fresh and sexy. I love the ylang-ylang notes, and it lasts for the entire day.”

Wonder Woman is such an iconic character. What is your hair and makeup like in the film?

Its very big, wavy and impressive hair, but it was important that she still looks natural, so I dont wear heavy makeup. We do some contouring, very thin eyeliner and a lot of mascara.

You trained as a dancer and you also do Pilates. Do you have a strict fitness regimen?

[While shooting Wonder Woman I stuck] to the routine we needed for the role. I [did] a lot of gym, weights, horse riding and sword fighting. When I dont work, I love paddle boarding. You get to relax – its almost meditative – but its also hard. Its all about balancing and your core, and theres a lot of shoulder and arm work.

You served in the Israeli Defence Force and did your own stunts in the Fast and the Furious series. Whats your most daring one?

In one of the [films], I jump off a motorcycle onto a SUV – that pushed my limits! In Wonder Woman and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I do a lot of hand-to-hand combat and fighting.

When do you feel most beautiful?

When Im on vacation, wearing no makeup and enjoying the sun. Im relaxed, have had enough rest and Im with the people I love – my family.

July 2015

June 2013

September 2009

Her red carpet looks

July 2015

I like to wear my hair up; its very practical and I dont need to mess with it. Red lips and thats it!

June 2013

I was wearing a Max Mara dress and I really liked the hair and makeup. I think the hair was very big and sexy and my eyes really matched it.

September 2009

I used to have bangs! They were a pain in the butt because you need to cut them all the time and when you want them to grow out, it takes time. 

La Mer The Cleansing Oil

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant

Sisley Express Lipstick Flower Gel Mask

Gals must-have beauty products

MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in Diva - “This is a burgundy shade, but I like red too, I like strong lips.” 

La Mer The Cleansing Oil - “I find that most makeup removers [make] your skin really dry, but this product doesnt give you that feeling. After I use it, my skin is very smooth, soft and healthy.

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant This is really good for hydration and moisturising the skin. I also [use it] when I travel.

Sisley Express Lipstick Flower Gel MaskI use this three times a week and dont even wash it off afterwards – I wear it like face lotion.


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