Adriana Lima is in the spotlight since she was 15 when she won Supermodel of Brazil competition. Since then, we’ve seen her on all of the fashion magazines covers, in a variety of commercials and in the already legendary Victoria’s Secret shows – she is one of the Victoria’s Secret “angels” since 1999. With such a resume, it’s already understood that she’s in first positions in the Forbes top best-paid models. I’ll stop here with her presentation, but I feel the need to add that Adriana is simply gorgeous – yes, I know, it’s obvious, but I had to say it myself. Well, OK, but you must be wondering how did I get to write about her? Everything started from a photo – the one where her hair is caught at the back, in a classic ponytail, she wears a discreet eye make-up and a sensational red lipstick. I was ecstatic about this look, so I sought out others, and others… and, finally, I’ve made a top five with different make-up looks from which we can draw some inspiration. Even though we’re not top models :).
A lipstick in such a hue brings about instant sensuality. It’s a bold and passionate color. I use it even when I don’t have too much time for make-up – I just apply a base for a uniform skin tone, a little mascara and the Pure Color Envy lipstick from Estee Lauder. It only takes ten minutes and it looks like a ten.
Grey eye shadows
Why do I like so much the make-up palettes? Because that’s where I find shades that I can easily combine. And when I saw Adriana’s make-up in this photo, I immediately thought at the Couture Eye Palette from Yves Saint Laurent: darker or lighter greys, matte and shiny textures. It’s the perfect combination for an evening make-up.
A drop of rose
No, I’m not thinking about a glass of rose – yet, I wouldn’t say no to one, but later. Now, however, I think about this pale, matte pink, which lasts on the lips till evening, and that’s great for a day make-up, with just a little bit of mascara and bronzing powder. Well, to obtain this look, I use a Lip Liner from Givenchy. It’s an old trick, but a very useful one: I color my lips only with this pencil for a matte and long lasting effect.
Anyone has at home at least a black eye pencil. I use it in all sorts of ways: on the upper eyelid only, just on the bottom one, and sometimes I even contour only half of an eyelid. And other times I go all the way, just like in the photo beside: a complete outline for maximum impact. With Smoothing Eyeliner Pencil from Shiseido.
It’s almost impossible to talk about lip make-up and to take out red from the equation. With red you simply can’t go wrong – the secret is to find not only the lipstick shade that you like, but also a comfortable texture. Try Pop Lip Color from Clinique: the color lasts for eight hours, and its formula provides hydration, just like a balm. Again, it’s worth trying.