Doutzen Kroes: 'I don't have time to put on make-up!'
Doutzen Kroes' beauty regime has changed significantly since she became a mother.
The Dutch model has made a fast ascension through the ranks of the fashion world since she began her career in 2003, becoming a brand ambassador for make-up giant L'Oreal and joining Victoria's Secret as one of the American lingerie brand's famous Angels. But since becoming a mother to son Phyllon, five, and daughter Myllena, 23 months, whom she shares with her husband Sunnery James, Doutzen is much less concerned with her appearance, particularly when she's off-duty.
"In the morning I don't have a lot of time as my son needs taking to school, so I wait until my daughter naps," she told Hello! Fashion monthly. "I go out without make-up so much now! But maybe that's also because when you grown up you care less and you're less insecure, which is a nice thing."
If she does have to get dolled up for work or a red-carpet event, Doutzen prefers to keep her look as natural as possible. The 31-year-old, who is known for her blonde hair and large blue eyes, will always put on some mascara and perhaps a little lip gloss, like the nude tones in the L'Oreal Paris Color Riche Lip Palette.
And when it comes to looking good, Doutzen credits her enviable figure to eating nutritious homemade meals and following a regular workout regime.
"Holland is a culture where everyone cooks at home," she shared. "I like to make my own meals so I know what's in them. You can only do so much with workouts; diet is 70 per cent."
With regards to exercise, the model does three workouts and one Pilates session a week when she's at home, and will do an online session of Mary Helen Bowers' Ballet Beautiful when she's travelling.
"She has great tutorials and I used to train with her in New York," Doutzen explained of Mary Helen's classes. "It's not the same as when someone's there pushing you but it's nice to do something when you're on the road."