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Supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s budget-friendly tip for great lips

Cute nickname from mum and her go-to lip product that's just $5

By George Driver  July 25th, 2017

The first thing you notice about supermodel, actress and new mum Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (apart from being ridiculously good looking)? Those. Lips. No wonder her mum nicknamed her after them. Speaking to InStyle, the new mother of one revealed, “My nickname is Rosebud.My mum was expecting a boy, so I didn’t have a name for a few days. When the midwife walked past my cart, she said, “She has lips like rosebuds. They’re so red!” That’s where Rosie came from.” 

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Becoming something of a trademark for the 30-year-old model since then, Rosie’s pout is the next level lip situation we’re constantly trying to recreate with a whole host of plumping balms and matte liquid lipsticks with relatively little success.

With legs up to there and the best blonde lob we’ve ever seen, we assumed the M&S make-up line designer was just blessed with genetics that muggles like us could only dream of. 

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But we were wrong.

Speaking to InStyle, Rosie revealed her go-to lip product and the secret technique behind her perfect pout. The best bit? It costs less than a fiver and all you need is a bath towel. YAS. 

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‘After a shower, I run a towel over my lips to remove dry skin. Then I apply Caudalie Lip Conditioner—it’s not too glossy or sticky,’ shared H-W, ‘I use a liner close to my lip shade to define. I tend to stick to my natural lip colour because I’m always on the go, but I might put highlighter in the Cupid’s bow to make the area pop.’

The Caudalie Lip Conditioner in question? A mere £5.50 (approx Rs 500). Now that’s our kind of supermodel beauty hack.

Caudalie lip conditioner


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