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What Elle Macpherson Can’t Live Without

If you’re like us, you’ve probably wondered what famous people add to their carts. Not the JAR brooch and Louis XV chair, but the hand sanitizer and the electric toothbrush. We asked model and entrepreneur Elle Macpherson about the T-shirts, smoothie blender, and cult highlighter she can’t live without.

I love the design aesthetic and philosophy of P.E. Nation, which is really all about this sporty-sexy thing that’s similar to what I do with my own line of clothing. I’ll wear the leggings and crop top to work out in, but they have really great streetwear you could put on for your general lifestyle, too.

I think Isabel Marant’s tees are just the best in terms of the slubby cotton fabric and the drape and the shape. I have a lot of white ones, gray ones, even mustard and burgundy. I’ll wear them over my own bra, and it’s like they’re made for each other.

I like the red soles of Christian Louboutins for events. The proportions of the shoes are really great — they also just have a sense of humor in addition to being well-made and comfortable. On my time off, I’m in Havaianas, though. I’m Australian and live in Miami, so I wear rubber thongs — we call them thongs even though that means something different to you Americans.

Even though this cleanser gets my face really clean, it’s still very gentle and feels pure without a bunch of added fragrances and chemicals. It was a dermatologist who recommended it to me, actually. The glycolic acid in it is great as a bit of an exfoliator for your skin, too.

I’ve worn this fragrance for over 30 years. I think some guy I was dating wore it, actually. I think smell is incredibly important, and having a signature scent that’s very you is something attractive you can do. A smell can bring back so many memories — certain things will remind me of my mother or brothers and sisters, so I don’t try lots of different perfumes. I pretty much stick to the one I love. Even though it’s a man’s cologne, it works on me because I’m sporty and not a huge floral person. I’m also loving Vetiver Extraordinaire by Frédéric Malle.

My dentist recommended getting the Waterpik as a hygienic and efficient way of keeping the gums healthy, and I think it’s working better than just flossing. I try to keep my teeth in good shape — I use organic coconut oil for toxin pulling in the morning. I’ll swirl it in my mouth for four, five minutes while I’m doing other things.

I don’t really do makeup if I don’t have to, so I think that’s why my skin is really great and the brown spots are gone. Even though I don’t wear any makeup, I like to define the face with highlights. The Skin Fetish Cheek Shine sort of highlights the cheekbones and contours the face without heavy makeup. I put a little bit on my brows and lips, too, to reflect light and create that beautiful glow.

Note: The Pat McGrath kit is sold out on the McGrath site and only available on Net-a-Porter’s U.K. site (where you’ll have to pay hefty shipping fees), but you can also find it on eBay.

The Super Elixir powder from my brand WelleCo is an alkalizing, vegan, all-in-one vitamin filled with wheatgrass, alfalfa, spinach, goji-berry extract, good bacteria, and a host of other things. I take two teaspoons in filtered water every morning. I truly believe beauty begins from within, so nourishing my body from the inside shows on the outside.

The NutriBullet mixes my protein shakes so well — it’s quick and easy to clean, too. I have a bunch of favorite super smoothies, but the one I’m enjoying at the moment is two scoops of chocolate protein, one scoop of greens, half an avocado, and a bit of water blended into a mousse. It’s so thick, I eat it with a spoon.

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What Elle Macpherson Can’t Live Without