Baby Oil, Mousse & More! Brooklyn Decker's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Beauty Secrets!

02/09/2010 at 02:40 PM ET

Courtesy Sports Illustrated

When cover model Brooklyn Decker stripped down to just a bikini for Sports Illustrated‘s swimsuit issue shoot in the Maldives, her curves weren’t the only thing she was willing to reveal. The model let the hair and makeup pros who were with her on set share their top tips and products from the beach shoot with “I’m not going to lie, at the beginning of the day, I’m always in the background yelling, ‘They can’t get wet yet, they can’t get wet yet!'” says Decker’s hairstylist Peter Butler of her locks. To prevent water-related mishaps, he always starts with mousse, which helps hair retain its shape — even after the inevitable splash. To keep skin looking perfect from shore to surf, her makeup artist Tracy Martin slathers on Johnson’s Baby Oil Gel. “It’s super shiny, plus it repels water and looks absolutely stunning in pictures,” she says. But what we want to know is, how to keep Brooklyn’s sexy, smoky eye from turning into raccoon circles when makeup meets water? “Think tons and tons of waterproof mascara,” she says, explaining that she layers lengthening, volumizing and thickening formulas to achieve the doe-eyed effect. Want more of her hair and makeup artists’ behind-the-scenes secrets? Click over to –Katherine Kluznik Rentmeester

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Pthomas on

you forgot airbrushing – while all of these women are beautiful – you do not see one vein, one minor skin imperfection, one hair NOTHING. We have no idea how mush of thier actualy body has been airbrushed out to achieve this idea of perfection. Our beautiful women are not pretty enough we have turn them into more of a painted picture than a photo! Lets not pretend Baby oil is the secret to these photos.

Allison on

Air brushing or not…. They are still gorgeous models.

Pthomas on

I completely agree they are beautiful-and it is too bad that reality is not beautiful enough. And baby oil is never going to make any woman, no matter how gorgeous, look like the photos that are published….

kate on

she looks great, beautiful swimming suite

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Me on

Why does there always have to be someone ranting about airbrushing? They probably did airbrush, or who knows maybe these people are models because they literally are without flaw. Either way, a lot of people couldn’t look that good even WITH airbrushing. So let’s give credit where it’s due. She looks great!

Julie on

Actually, I bet just about anyone could look great if photoshopped enough. None of that’s to diminish these models’ natural beauty — it’s a critique of society, not of them, that we feel the need to sell/consume a created ideal of beauty very few could ever achieve.

By the way, I’m just guessing here, but maybe there’s always a rant about airbrushing because people are sick of being manipulated for money? Especially when the cost is their daughters’ and daughters’ daughters’ self-worth. Definitely a cause I’m willing to step up and rant about.

minxy on

I glanced through this issue and was pleasantly surprised at how healthy these models looked. Most of them seemed to be unaugmented and rocking a more natural look – certainly not like most of the skinny porn star look so many in the OC seem to covet. Great job!!

Samantha on

Yay Julie! Beautifully stated!

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