BEAUTY Vic­to­ria’s Se­cret mod­els’ glam prep.

ELLE (Canada) - - News -

Pic­ture the Vic­to­ria’s Se­cret beauty aes­thetic: An im­pos­si­bly leggy gla­ma­zon emerges from a cloud of glit­ter, her lithe limbs coated in a rich layer of bronzer. Her hair is glo­ri­ously long, with Kar­dashian-like waves swish­ing past sculpted obliques. But this year they tweaked the bomb­shell look— and ELLE Canada went to Lon­don, Eng­land, to in­ves­ti­gate the brand’s lat­est head-turn­ing al­lure.

Lead hair­styl­ist Akki Shi­rakawa said the hair should look “chic, wear­able and easy.” Ex­ten­sions were obvs on hand, but they were used to cre­ate vol­ume, not

ex­tra length. Shi­rakawa mas­saged Vic­to­ria’s Se­cret

Mega-Lift Mousse ($18) through damp roots be­fore blow-dry­ing and cre­at­ing “bends.” He then set the hair in large rollers and, right be­fore show­time, re­moved

them and shook up the hair for a bed-head ef­fect, mist­ing it with Vic­to­ria’s Se­cret Hair Weight­less

Hair Oil ($18).

“In the past, Vic­to­ria’s Se­cret’s makeup has been quite bronze and golden,” said makeup artist Dick Page, who prepped the mod­els for the show. But this year, the key prod­uct was a red the­atri­cal face paint. “This flush of colour on the cheeks sym­bol­izes the en­ergy in the face,” ex­plained Page. He ap­plied the red pig­ment to cheeks and then lightly buffed bronzer over­top. Then he ap­plied taupe shadow, brown­ish-black liner and mas­cara to eyes. To keep the brand’s sig­na­ture neu­tral lip from look­ing “too flat or too dead,” Page mixed a nude lip­gloss with the rosy-hued Vic­to­ria’s Se­cret Beauty Rush Lip Stain in End­less Pink ($10).

GET THE LOOK Vic­to­ria’s Se­cret Ex­fo­li­ate Body Prep Smooth­ing Scrub ($22); In­stant Bronz­ing Tinted Shim­mer Lo­tion ($18); Beauty Rush Lip Stain in End­less Pink ($10); Weight­less Hair Oil ($18). For de­tails, see Shop­ping Guide.

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