Caroline Corinth, Student & Model
Discover the globetrotting model’s go-to make-up products and her secrets for soft and radiant skin.
How did you get into modelling?
I was scouted at 12. The first few years revolved around stopping by the agency every few months to have my Polaroids updated. When I was 14, I walked a couple of shows at Copenhagen Fashion Week. I was way too young, but so eager to get started. When I turned 16, I went to New York to work. I spent a lot of time together with my model friend Josephine Skriver. We were represented by the same agency as well as studying at the same school, so we juggled our studies with a career in New York as best we could. Josephine dropped out of school first. I followed suit a few months later. We simply worked too much. After that, we often stayed together when we were in New York. After working full time for a year, I didn’t feel happy; I wasn’t my real self. I wanted to finish school and needed to have more control over my life.
How did it feel to go back to school?
The decision to return to Denmark and school felt really good. I kept working while studying. I would fly after school on a Friday to the Bahamas for a photo shoot with Victoria’s Secret and return home jetlagged the following Monday. I really enjoyed being back home, and it worked out well for the rest of high school.
What did you do after finishing school?
I worked full-time as a model for two years. I had some great beauty clients in Paris, but absolutely loved New York. I learned to love the type of model I had become; that it’s okay to work commercially, to be true to oneself and bring your personality into your career. As a model, you don’t need to walk shows for Prada and shoot for Vogue Paris in order to have a good career. An amazing modelling career takes many forms. And that’s what New York did for me. When I made the decision to focus on my studies and started university last year I found a new inner calm. I still model and I love to travel. In many ways, my studies have given me the stability I was lacking in the erratic world of modelling. My base is in Copenhagen, and my studies come first right now, but I’m in close contact with my agencies in Paris, London and NYC.
Describe your skin care routine.
Each morning I wash my face with cold water and a face cloth. At night I use All-in-One Facial Cleanser from Matas. I’ve recently discovered Karmameju’s Face Oil 02. And I love it! I also use a rich moisturising cream, like Decubal’s classic cream for dry skin, and especially during wintertime when my skin is particularly dry. I recently found an amazing cream when working in Cape Town. It’s called Pure Cream and doesn’t contain mineral oils, perfumes or parabens. It leaves my skin soft and with a beautiful glow.
What are your go-to make-up products?
I don’t wear much make-up, but one of the products I’ve always used is Bobbi Brown’s Foundation Stick. They’re available in the most beautiful shades and can be used exactly where you need them. I draw a line across each cheek, on my forehead and on my chin and blend with my fingers to create a light coverage. I brush my brows and curl my lashes, add a slick of lip balm and I’m done. When I go out I add brown mascara to the roots of my lashes for subtle definition and lift. Max Factor’s False Lash Effect is a favourite. Until [the Norwegian TV series] Skam came along, I’d wear red lipstick. Mac’s Ruby Woo is without doubt the best red lipstick ever. It’s matte and stays put for hours.
How do you stay in shape?
I’ve always been sporty and work out 4-5 times a week. It’s a social thing for me: I often meet with my friends Emilie Lilja and Sara Jin Smidt [@HealthySkinnyBitch, –ed.]. I also do boxing training at Sporting Health Club with Timmy Kimose a few days a week. And I try to go to as many as Sara’s open classes at Fitness World as possible.
Which body care products are your favourites?
When I lived in Paris, I visited my local Hammam every Saturday. I didn’t understand French but felt welcomed by regulars. The Turkish bath tradition has taught me the importance of routine exfoliation. At home I use linen scrub gloves or jute gloves to exfoliate, and apply a rich body cream afterwards. I’m also a big fan of the natural deodorant cream from Soap Walla.
Which fragrance do you use?
I love Le Labo’s Santal 33. It’s woody and aromatic. I’ve also used Aesop’s Tacit, a fresh scent with citrus and basil notes. I’m very loyal when it comes to perfume, and use the same for years on end.
Follow her on Instagram: @carolinecorinth
Text & photograpy Liv Winther, Wash Your Face