The Victoria’s Secret ladies are probably best known for sporting some look-at-her lingerie during the yearly fashion show, but strutting the infamous runway is just one part of the job. These models have photo shoots and appearances all the time, and we have to wonder: What makes up these boudoir babes’ beauty regimens?
They’re not just winging it when it comes to perfecting their routine, after all. So, what is the secret to supermodel hair and catwalk complexion — aside from drinking tons of water (preferably with lemon), and ensuring that beauty sleep is a priority? We’ve compiled a lineup of 10 beauty products that the Victoria’s Secret models swear by — and it’s probably pretty safe to say they know their stuff. So, grab some H20 and read on.
1. NARS Matte Velvet Mysterious Red lip pencil
Perhaps first on your list of model must-haves is the secret to achieving that camera-ready pout. For Portuguese PYT Sara Sampaio, it’s quite simple. When she’s wanting to add some punch to her lips and plenty of va-va-voom factor, she relies on the NARS Velvet Red lip pencil. It is her go-to shade. Plus, it is “really easy to apply,” she tells Elle. Now, you can kiss all your red-lipstick woes goodbye.
You may think all supermodels were born with perfect skin, but they weren’t. Even the Victoria’s Secret Angels have to deal with some more devilish complexion woes such as acne. Lest you forget, Josephine Skriver is the perfect example. The Victoria’s Secret stunner tells Stylecaster that she’s a huge fan of Proactiv. “The three-step system has really cleared out my skin.” Her seal of approval is certainly better than any infomercial. Lily Aldridge also counts Proactiv as one of her must-have products.
3. Coconut oil
Skriver is also no stranger to the many splendored benefits of coconut oil. She gravitates toward the all-natural powerhouse for both skin and hair. She uses it as a hair treatment and even takes her makeup off with it, she tells Coveteur.
4. Vitamin E oil
Also keeping it au naturel, natural beauty Jasmine Tookes gets back to the basics with a simple and clean regimen that includes Vitamin E oil for her face (and baby oil for her bod). She puts it on right before she goes to bed to maximize the oil’s nourishing, restorative effects overnight. Supermodel Doutzen Kroes also is a fan of Vitamin E oil.
From coconut to avocado, apparently the secret to Brazilian bombshell Adriana Lima’s luscious locks is all locked up in this decadent superfood that’s also a beauty superstar. Skip the guacamole, and instead make a hair mask with Lima’s DIY approach. She tells Harper’s Bazaar that “avocado masks are very popular in Brazil; they add shine and moisture to your hair.” But don’t just let your hair get all the avo love. They can also be an asset to your complexion via a facial mask that delivers moisturizing nutrients.
6. Charlotte Tilbury Beach Stick
Another Brazilian beauty, Alessandra Ambrosio always has an enviable, bronzed glow. But just how does she achieve it? She admits to Elle that her must-have beauty products include the Charlotte Tilbury Beach Stick for lip and cheek; it produces a “healthy, youthful glow,” she says. And who wouldn’t want that? Charlotte Tilbury is also a popular brand with model Sara Sampaio who loves the Magic Cream for “really great moisture” before applying makeup.
7. Beautycounter Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer
Ambrosio also religiously uses the Beautycounter Dew Skin moisturizer; it’s another must-have for a “healthy glow without looking all made up,” she says. It’s all about the faux glow, but don’t forget the SPF to protect skin and prevent wrinkles!
8. Clé de Peau Beauté
When it comes to splurging at the beauty counter, model Ming Xi gravitates toward the Clé de Peau Beauté product range — particularly during the winter. She finds them to be extra hydrating for the complexion, banishing any dry skin woes. The price of beauty is steep here with the ultra-luxurious brand’s La Crème ringing in at $535, with other slightly less expensive options, as well.
9. Rosewater spray
Rosewater and rose essential oil is all the rage right now in the holistic beauty world, and Namibian model Behati Prinsloo is a believer. According to Elle, she loves the rosewater spray or the Weleda Skin Food to keep her complexion healthy and radiant.
10. St. Ives Apricot Scrub
You may think you have to drop mega dollars to follow the skincare regimen of a Victoria’s Secret model, but the tell-it-like-it-is Gigi Hadid certainly quells that assumption in a heartbeat. She tells Stylecaster that she always uses St. Ives Apricot Scrub from CVS. It doesn’t get much more accessible than that.