Cat Deeley, former fashion model and host of So You Think You Can Dance, is in newlywed bliss. But there’s still one side of her that she keeps from her husband, comedian Patrick Kielty. “When he leaves for golf, I put on an SK-II face mask and Crest Whitestrips,” she said. “I look like Hannibal Lecter. There are some things men just don’t need to see.” She let us in on her other beauty secrets.
As a former fashion model, are there any backstage tricks that have stayed with you?
“Always, always use eyelash curlers. They make the most amount of difference when you want to look wide-eyed and awake. If you’re scared of them, just embrace your fear and go with it.”
As a host, you often hold a mic. How do you keep your manicure in tip-top shape?
“I get my nails buffed because I’m not good at staying on top of my polish. I like them to look clean and presentable—not chipped.”
How do you keep your highlights looking healthy?
“I get it cut and colored every four to six weeks at Sally Hershberger in L.A.. And I try not to heat style it too much. I like to use a beach spray, like Pantene Aqua Light, to get the beachy effect without the drying salts.”
You’re the new face of Crest Whitestrips. Do you like to play up your lips?
“It depends on the season. In the summer, I love a neutral gloss like Clinique Super Balm. And in the winter when I’m paler it’s nice to have a pop of color. I love Paris by Chanel. It’s a gorgeous rich red. I’ve been experimenting with color, too. I wore Dior Rouge Fuchsia Star Lipstick to a recent event.”
What’s your skin-care routine?
“I love a facial. I go to Dr. Lancer in Los Angeles and see a woman named RPK. It’s nothing too invasive but she uses light therapy and peels. And I use Rodial Glam Balm. I love it for airplanes.”
Now that you’re married, does your husband steal any of your products?
“He steals my Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream. He’s not that into products, but he’ll steal it and dab it on dry spots. I use his facial spray and scrub in the morning.”
Finally, any beauty gifts you hope to get for Christmas?
“Tom Ford has done a Christmas box of his nail varnishes. It looks like a tray of sweets and the colors are absolutely exquisite. I could use them on my toenails and I would look at it in yoga during downward dog and I know it would make me so happy.”
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