Christy Turlington makes running part of her lifestyle. Photo: TPG
Q4) What beauty products do you love?
Christy Turlington: “I start my day by taking two Imedeen Time Perfection tablets. That’s part of my daily regime. Other than that, I really like to just use a bit of concealer. Maybelline has a product called Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Concealor + Treatment that’s very light. I use that and a little bit of mascara and lip gloss, and that’s about it. I don’t like to put extra stuff on my skin. Moisture is the most important thing so once it’s hydrated and I’ve put some concealer on, then I feel my best. I also really love this face oil by Rodin that I use on my skin and hair.”
Q5) You also run marathons. What does it feel like to finish one?
Christy Turlington: “I ran as a child and rediscovered my love for it when I started training for my first marathon in 2011. Every Mother Counts was offered an opportunity to participate in the New York Marathon. We were given 10 places to fill. I knew I had to take the opportunity because it was such good awareness for the organisation. During the training, it sturck me that this was more than raising awareness for Every Mother Counts. Running 26.2 miles (42km) helped me illustrate the journey that women make on foot to give birth. So it felt like a very obvious connection and made the whole thing very meaningful. I ended up running the marathon for the next two years, and I felt so healthy, so fit, and it was so amazing to be able to learn your city by foot. I have found ways to intergrate the running into my day, and because my main work is Every Mother Counts, that’s how I justify taking the time to train.”
A version of this story first appeared in the June 2016 print edition of The Singapore Women’s Weekly.