Coca Rocha Dishes Out Fashion & Beauty Tips as Lipstick's First Guest Editor

Posted Saturday April 26, 2014 9:58 AM GMT

She's one of our favorite supermodels, so we were thrilled when Coco Rocha snagged the first guest editor spot in Glamour's new Lipstick blog.

While chatting with the publication, the 25-year-old fashion icon discussed her complex relationship with beauty and its effect on women.

On her relationship with beauty:
"For me, on one hand it’s a job, but on the other hand I think that even if I weren't a model I'd still enjoy beauty products. Hair and makeup can be creative outlets and give you a sense of confidence. It’s the subtle armor a woman puts on to face each day. As a model who's the face of fashion brands and beauty brands, it’s my job to be somewhat of an authority on beauty and portray that in my everyday life. Especially in today's world of social media—the one day I go out of the house with my hair looking crazy and last night's makeup still on, someone, somewhere, will probably snap a picture of me in Walgreens and put it up on Instagram! So I try to be a professional and wake up early enough to do my hair and makeup every day."

On the beauty industries evolution:
"I think beauty blogs and sites like Pinterest and Youtube have really inspired and educated a new generation of women on how to do their own makeup really well. Not everyone has a mom or a big sister who is a makeup guru, but today we can all watch and learn how to do the perfect smoky eye or apply contour. Today there is a sharing of knowledge and information that is really helping us all look our best and know what sorts of products we should buy, instead of blindly picking up items at the counter or being forced to buy something by a pushy saleswoman."

On social media's effect on women:
"I think in general it has always mainly been women who make themselves and other women feel bad about their bodies. We are our own worst critics and enemies. Personally, every day I see some ignorant comment from some woman out there telling me to "eat a hamburger" or something to that effect. Thin-shaming has become as prevalent as fat-shaming. Why do we need to criticize other women's bodies? It baffles me and is really sad. Unfortunately it’s also not something I imagine will end soon."

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