No need to explain, I understand. Just like the other 9 million plus viewers that caught the Victoria Secret fashion show on Tuesday night I found myself saying things like “I don’t think I am going to eat again for a few months” or “I”ll be on the treadmill for the next few hours in case anyone needs me”. Okay, let’s be realistic…..I will never be 6ft tall with sinewy gazelle-like legs or an Angelina Jolie pout…..but, dewy skin, fluttery lashes and flowing curls…that may be a bit more attainable.
This year the fabulous Makeup Artist Tom Pecheux and his team of 21 artists, and 7 body bronzing artists eschewed the conventional Glamazon VS trademarks of fake tans and fake lashes for a more feminine and glowing “Angel”, the results were of course spectacular! While hair guru Orlando Pita was at the helm of a team of 21 stylists creating flowing feminine locks for each model.
To recreate the look at home try these step by step tips from the masters themselves!
MAKEUP: FACE & CHEEKS
Step 1: Prep skin with VS PRO Airbrush FX Face Primer SPF 20 ($18, victoriassecret.com) to create a supple canvas for makeup to glide on. Using a foundation brush or a damp sponge, buff on a tinted moisturizer.
Step 2: Conceal any skin imperfections with a concealer using a brush or your finger.
Step 3: To warm the skin, apply VS Baked Mineral Bronzing Powder in Glitterati ($16, victoriassecret.com) over the face, concentrating on the top of the forehead, the temples, the cheekbones and the jawline.
Step 4: For that rosy flush, swirl a light pink blush onto apples of cheeks pulling color slightly up towards the temples.
Step 5: As a finisher and for that iconic and angelic glow, dust VS Brilliant Shimmer Shadow in Gold Dust ($12, victoriassecret.com) onto temples and along the tops of cheekbones.
Note: The bronzer, blush and gold highlighter should blend seamlessly into one another.
Step 1: Start with an eye shadow primer on lids as a base for the eye look.
Step 2: For under-eye circles, darkness or puffiness, swipe a liquid highlighter under eyes.
Step 3: Pop VS Brilliant Shimmer Shadow in Gold Dust ($12, victoriassecret.com) onto the brow bones and the inner corners of the eyes. This will really open and enhance the eyes.
Step 4: To get ultra-flirty eyes (the focal point of the makeup), run a black liquid eyeliner along upper lashline, starting at the inner corner and extending slightly beyond the outer corner for a slight upward cat-eye wing. [Note: It should look very natural -- the liquid liner should not be overly dramatic or too thick.]
Step 5: Finish eyes with coats and coats of the volumizing and lengthening mascara in black on both top and bottom lashes!
Step 1: Start with a gentle lip scrub to exfoliate and replenish lips so they are perfectly smooth and plump.
Step 2: Apply VS Perfect Lipstick in Whisper (a pink champagne nude beloved by makeup artists and the VS Angels) ($13, victoriassecret.com) to lips.
Step 3: Top the lipstick with a coat of VS Lip Gloss is Sublime (a sheer coral) ($12, victoriassecret.com) or VS Sparkling Lip Gloss in Delight (a sheer sparkly pink) ($13, victoriassecret.com), concentrating on the center of the mouth for added fullness and shine.
Note: In place of the deep bronze faux glow this year was a head-to-toe healthy glow!
Step 1: For a little boost of color, moisturize, then mist VS Beach Sexy Flawless Airbrush Instant Spray ($12, victoriassecret.com) over the entire body.
Step 2: For highlights and contours, swirl a body brush in a bronzer and run it down the center of legs, on the collarbone and over shoulders.
Note: This year’s signature hair look was full “tousled glamour.”
Step 1: Curl hair with a 1-inch or 1 1/4-inch barrel curling iron so that the curls turn outward for a wind-blown look.
Step 2: To amp up the volume and add texture, use VS So Sexy Style Clean & Go Dry Shampoo ($14, victoriassecret.com) and top off with a shine spray.