As if you weren't already mesmerized by Simone Biles's impeccable talent and infectious confidence, it turns out she's also got makeup skills to boot. In a recent tutorial for Vogue, the four-time Olympic gold medalist, who always does her own makeup for competitions, walked through how she gets Olympics-ready.
"It's what I do out there on the floor that really, really matters."
"For me, the importance of beauty in gymnastics, [it] does not matter what you look like," Biles said. "It's what you do on the mat. So going into a competition, does makeup make me feel better? Yes, but it's what I do out there on the floor that really, really matters." That's why the Olympian just likes to have fun with her makeup, often matching her eyeshadow to her leotard or opting for her go-to gold eye look.
But before launching into makeup, beauty-lovers like Biles know that a flawless look starts with the skin. As she delicately washed her face with SK-II Facial Treatment Cleanser ($75) and followed with the SK-II Pitera Facial Treatment Mask ($139) and Facial Treatment Essence ($99), Biles shared that she actually learned a lot about skin care from friend and fellow teammate, Aly Raisman. "She was obsessed with skin-care products, and half her suitcase, every time we went on assignment, was all skin care," she said. "That was like her relaxation mode, and now I finally get it."
After laying down her skin care, Biles moved on to her face makeup, simply patting on Fenty Beauty's Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation ($35) with a Beautyblender. For her eye makeup, Biles "usually [goes] for a gold look" to complement her skin tone (and perhaps her collection of gold medals). She then went on to apply near-perfect winged liner with Fenty Beauty's Flyliner Longwear Liquid Eyeliner ($22) and topped off the look with Marc Jacobs Beauty's Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara ($27), Westman Atelier's Baby Cheeks Blush Stick ($50), and a swipe of Carmex Lip Balm ($7). Watch her full routine above to see exactly how she achieves her beautiful gold eye makeup and flawless skin.