Last night, I had the pleasure of attending an event hosted by model Molly Sims at BLOW salon. Rembrandt and Neutrogena were also generous in providing smile touch ups and mini makeovers by brand ambassador Amy Oresman, while BLOW stylists kept busy giving all the guests gorgeous hair styles. Sims, who just gave birth to son Brooks just five months earlier (of course she doesn’t look like it, sporting a beautiful Prada jacket and BCBG MaxAzria dress topped off with elegant Catherine Beth earrings), was game to give her best beauty tips. A mother, model, wife, and fashionista — I knew we were in good hands.
BATF: First of all, congratulations on your beautiful baby boy! Some of my readers want to know, how did your life changed as a mother?
Molly Sims: My showers got really short! I went from a 30 minute shower, which is terrible to admit, to like a two minute one. I used to have a lot more time on my hands, and now there’s always something. And of course, a lot more laundry. I got a spitter on my hands. He’s a happy spitter, but he’s a spitter.
BATF: You’re clearly someone who’s always on-the-go, so what are some of your essentials for a quick and easy makeup?
Sims: The best thing I can tell you is use a primer. I love Neutrogena’s [Healthy Skin Primer]. You need makeup that’s going to last all day. I mean, you think you’re going to reapply, but you really never do. Blotting tissues are amazing. I also love Shu Uemura’s eyelash curler. And for lipgloss, I love Dior’s gloss, it brings out your natural lip color. Their Addict Lip Glow.
BATF: So what do you think about Remembrandt’s Whitening Strips?
Sims: I used them for my wedding! I actually tried to get my teeth whitened for my wedding from a professional office. They use a light to bleach your teeth, and I couldn’t get through it because it affected my nerves, I got like a “zinger” pain. I did two weeks of Rembrandt Intense Stain that dissolve in your mouth. Three times a day, five minutes, amazing.
BATF: How soon before your wedding?
Sims: Two weeks. And paid a lot of money to first get my teeth done at a proper place, but I couldn’t do it. I couldn’t stand it. If you’re getting married, you have no idea how many pictures you will have. If you drink coffee, tea, or wine, you have to get these strips. And you know, they’re cheaper and I think even work better than other brands out there.
BATF: Regarding whitening your smile, I don’t think it’s always intuitive to people on how it changes your look. At what point did you realize how important it was in your career?
Sims: From the beginning. I had braces for like three years and had a horrible overbite so I’ve always been conscious of my teeth. And probably because they’re so big, I’ve been even more conscious! So in college when I first started modeling did I really become more aware. I always tell people that the two things people always forget always are their eyebrows and their teeth. Now with people drinking a lot more Starbucks, it’s even more important to keep them white!