The Glowdown: Helena Christensen Shares the Beauty Secrets We All Want to Know


Welcome to The Glowdown, where we're diving into the beauty secrets of our favorite celebrities. We're putting them on the beauty hot seat with our quick-fire round of questions to find out the products they cannot live without, their skincare secrets, and the beauty tips and tricks they have picked up along the way.

Today, we're talking to Helena Christensen. The Danish model and photographer was one of the most iconic models in the '90s and now fronts the new Cellular Goods campaign. You’ll find all her beauty secrets and musings ahead.


(Image credit: Image courtesy of Cellular Goods)

1. Which makeup product gives you the biggest mood boost? Bright-red lipstick.

2. If you could steal someone else’s makeup bag, whose would it be? Hung Vanngo.

3. You’ve got a pimple. Are you team pop it or team leave it alone? Both.

4. You only have one product to use for the rest of your life—what is it? Cellular Goods Rejuvenating Face Serum ($121)

5. What’s the best piece of beauty advice that you have ever received? Dab on your blush.

6. It’s a bad hair day. What do you do? My bad hair days are my good ones.

7. What is your signature fragrance? Strangelove Dead of Night ($195)


(Image credit: @helenachristensen)

8. Strong lip or a strong eye? Red lip and kitten liner.

9. You’re having your nails done. What’s your go-to color? I usually do a different color on thumbs than rest of hands, and it might be a combo of red and pink.

10. What is your beauty philosophy in a sentence? Nature will make you the most beautiful inside out, so be in it as much as possible.

11. What is your favorite lipstick color? Velvet Ribbon by Lisa Eldridge ($36).

12. What’s your biggest beauty no-no? Tons of foundation and powder.

13. Candles, reed diffusers or nothing at all? Tons of candles.

14. If you could share one piece of beauty advice, what would it be? Go cold water dipping.


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15. What beauty product do you recommend to everyone? Strangelove Luminizing All Over Oil ($195)—I use it on my shoulders, arms, collar bones, cheeks and eyelids.

16. Name one beauty product that is always in your handbag? Fenty Beauty Flyliner Longwear Liquid Liner in Black ($24).

17. Are you team dewy or matte? Dewy all the way.

18. Your brows, in one word: Self-sufficient.

19. Your worst hairstyle (or hair moment) ever: Permed hair and straight bangs.

20. You have to wear your hair crimped or blue eye shadow for the rest of your life: Which do you choose? Blue eye shadow.


(Image credit: Image courtesy of Cellular Goods)

21. Makeup primer: love it or hate it? Don’t use it.

22. Confession time—how often do you clean your makeup brushes? I use my fingers.

23. What beauty rule do you always break? I don’t really know any beauty rules.

24. Would you rather have ultra-skinny brows or bleached brows? Ultra-skinny.

25. Which celebrity’s hair would you love to steal? Frida Kahlo.

26. Which era of beauty inspires you most? The '20s.

27. Eyelash curlers: love them or hate them? Don’t use them.

28. Best beauty hack? Use lipstick on cheeks and as eye shadow as well.


(Image credit: @helenachristensen)

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This post originally appeared on Who What Wear UK.

Eleanor Vousden
Beauty Editor, Who What Wear UK

Eleanor Vousden is the beauty editor for Who What Wear UK. She was previously deputy editor at Hairdressers Journal, health writer at Woman & Home and junior beauty editor at beauty website Powder. She has also contributed to Wallpaper and Elle Collections with written and styling work.Working as a beauty journalist since 2015 after graduating in fashion journalism at the London College of Fashion, she has been highly commended at the BSME Talent Awards for her work on Powder and also contributed to the title winning Website of the Year at the PPA Awards.Eleanor’s journalistic focus is to provide readers with honest and helpful beauty content. Through words, video and live broadcast, she has interviewed several celebrity makeup artists, hairstylists and top dermatologists throughout her career, as well as celebrities such as Sarah Jessica Parker and Scarlett Johansson. She has a particular interest in finding solutions for acne and eczema, which she has experienced firsthand. She has also amassed a large collection of fragrances and can never say no to a new candle.When she’s not writing or testing the latest beauty product or treatments, she’s on the seafront in her hometown of Brighton and Hove, where she lives with her partner and her miniature dachshund.