How to Look Like a Victoria's Secret Angel (No Juicing Necessary)
As holiday season approaches, we're trying to keep our bikini bodies by ogling inspirational images of the Victoria's Secret Angels. (They arguably have the best bodies in the business.) But not only do we want to learn their fitness secrets, we are also obsessed with discovering their top beauty tricks. We know what skin care products they use (rose water is an essential!), but their signature smoky eye remained elusive — until now. Thanks to Reddit user Jaydevee's thorough tutorial, you'll finally be able to nail that look like Adriana Lima, Doutzen Kroes, or any of your other favorite Angels. Pair it with some bombshell waves and glowing, sun-kissed skin, and you'll be totally irresistible.
- Olay Daily Moisturizer for sensitive skin
- L'Oréal Magic Lumi primer
- Maybelline Fit Me foundation, powder, and concealer
- NYC Bronzer in "Sunny"
- Smashbox Full Exposure Palette shadow in "M6" for contour
- Smashbox Full Exposure Palette shadow in "S4" for highlight
- Lancome blush in "Aplum"
- L'Oréal Eyebrow Pencil in "Blonde"
- ELF eye primer
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy Palette (using "Vanilla," "Caramel," "Topaz," "Legend," and "LBD")
- Smashbox Full Exposure Palette shadow in "M5"
- NYX Jumbo Pencil in "Milk"
- Maybelline Studio gel liner
- Smashbox Full Exposure mascara
- Nivea lip balm
- Revlon Matte Balm in "Sultry"
- Wet n' Wild on the center of the lips in "Rosebud"
Source: Reddit user jaydevee via Imgur
Start out with your bare face! I exfoliated my face and lips and then I put on moisturizer and lip balm. Source: Reddit user jaydevee via Imgur
This is using L'Oréal Magic Lumi primer before I applied NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk, Maybelline Fit Me concealer, foundation, and powder. Source: Reddit user jaydevee via Imgur
I was asked for my brow upkeep routine, so I have tried to show the best I can. If I had thicker, faster growing brows, I think I'd have a lot more insight. But it has taken me a LONG time to grow them out to how they are now. But it has been a lot of precise plucking and trimming in the right areas, as shown. Source: Reddit user jaydevee via Imgur
The finished brow. I actually went in and softened the front of my brow a bit after this, but overall, this is my usual brow. I use a pencil with a hard hand and a soft hand, therefore I'm able to get a more gradient build up throughout my brow. Source: Reddit user jaydevee via Imgur
I then applied an eyeshadow primer (I used ELF) and a base shadow that is similar to my skin tone (I didn't add it, as you can use any shade. I used an ELF one from a super old palette because it works for me for the time being).
I applied the base shadow almost to my brow and all over my lid. It'll totally help with blending the matte shades especially. Those can be such a b*tch. Source: Reddit user jaydevee via Imgur
Apply "Caramel" from the Amrezy Palette on the brow bone and blend, blend, BLEND! Source: Reddit user jaydevee via Imgur
In the center of my blended area, directly on the brow bone, I appled "M6" from the Smashbox Full Exposure Palette. I blended almost as much as I blended "Caramel," but not enough to completely mix the colours together. You still want to be able to see "Caramel." Source: Reddit user jaydevee via Imgur
Blend "LBD" upwards and outwards, not too much on the lid. We want to keep that bare until the next step. If you can't see too much of "Caramel," you can add more above "LBD." Source: Reddit user jaydevee via Imgur
Here I added "M5" from Full Exposure to the lid and very slightly blended into "LBD." This will act as a darker base. Source: Reddit user jaydevee via Imgur
Now, I applied "Topaz" from the Amrezy palette on top of "M5." I patted it onto the lid instead of blending it too much, but I did blend it more up in the inner corner of my eye so it blends well into "Caramel" and "LBD." It creates a very soft transition.
I used "Vanilla" for a brow bone highlight right above "Caramel."
I missed a picture, but I then applied NYX "Milk" into the corner of my eye, halfway across the bottom of my eye, and on my bottom waterline. I softened that with my finger. I then added "Legend" into the corner of my eye and a little bit onto my lid, and then all over "Milk."
On the outer bottom of my eye, I blended "Caramel" a bit into "Legend" and brought down "LBD" a bit too. You want it to be as soft as possible in the transitions, but not overblending any of the colors. Source: Reddit user jaydevee via Imgur
I applied a thicker winged liner. I don't wear fake lashes, but I feel like this look would look bomb as hell with them. Source: Reddit user jaydevee via Imgur
Finished Eye With Flash
I applied some mascara to the top and bottom lashes. Source: Reddit user jaydevee via Imgur
I used "M6" from Full Exposure for a cool toned brown shade for my contour. I blended it with NYC "Sunny" bronzer all where is shown on both sides of my face. Source: Reddit user jaydevee via Imgur
I used "S4" as a highlight from Full Exposure. I love it as a highlight. Seriously. It's fabulous. Source: Reddit user jaydevee via Imgur
Overall Finished Look
I used Revlon "Sultry" for my lipstick and put "Rosebud" by Wet n' Wild (a lighter rose color) on the center of my lips to add some depth. I lined around my lips with concealer to have a sharper lip. Source: Reddit user jaydevee via Imgur