From swimwear star to Hollywood sweetheart, the Bobbi Brown spokesmodel shares her beauty, health and fitness secrets
Who wouldn’t want to take beauty advice from the gorgeous Kate Upton? From modelling swimwear to featuring in Hollywood films, Kate is one to watch. Here she spills the secrets on what products she uses and her sneaky makeup shortcuts.
How often do you go to the gym?
I love going to the gym – I try to go three times a week. I have a very stressful lifestyle, so it’s good for me to work out all that stress.
What helps you stay motivated?
I listen to country or rap music when I exercise. I work out with my trainer, David Kirsch, at his gym, Madison Square Club [in New York City].
Do you intensify your workouts when you know you have a shoot coming up?
I never do anything dramatic in preparation for a shoot, but David bumps up the intensity of my routine, taking me through full-body workouts. I leave feeling amazing, even though I’m a sweaty mess.
What’s your favourite workout?
When it comes to exercise I always try and find new things to do. Swimming, bike riding – anything. I love being outside. When I go home to Florida, I ride my horse.
Any beauty tips?
Before a workout, I usually put my hair in a ponytail to make sure it stays off my face. After the gym, I wash my hair with Leonor Greyl hair products.
What’s your secret to great skin?
I’m always moisturising my skin. I like to use Bobbi Brown Hydrating Gel Cream because it’s lightweight without feeling greasy, plus it smells amazing. After a workout, I quickly wash and tone my skin, and add another layer of moisturiser.
How do you maintain a good beauty routine when you’re always on the move?
I’m all about shortcuts. My new thing is to use a cream blush on my cheeks and then dab a bit on my lips. It adds colour to your face without overdoing it.
Do you find eating healthy hard?
Kale, cucumber, ginger, apple and celery is my favourite juice. I’m lucky because I genuinely prefer healthy treats like shakes, smoothies and juices. I feel better when I’m drinking them; my body feels better and I’m more awake.
Are you really strict with your diet?
I try to live healthily all the time, but I do need to have a couple of splurges here and there. If I’m out at a restaurant, I might have a dessert. But if I have a shoot coming up, I’ll cut this out.
How do you unwind?
When I need to relax I love lavender. I take a lavender mist away with me when I travel, and I always have lavender candles.
A beauty editor and vitamin C fanatic who has worked across a range of print and digital publications, including Stellar, marie claire, Gritty Pretty and Badlands Journal.