Besides being one of the most successful Victoria’s Secret models, Behati Prinsloo is renowned for her funky and off-beat sense of style, and natural depiction of beauty. The Namibian supermodel has a signature fresh makeup look which includes glowing, radiant skin coupled with chiseled cheekbones and natural brows.
Recreate one of her signature makeup looks with just a few essential products which are all under $50!
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Start with the eyes if you’re using darker shades to avoid fall-out on the rest of the face. Carefully prime the eyes with a matte eye primer – this will allow your makeup to last the distance without rubbing off from sweat or natural oils.
Models Prefer Eye Primer, $13.99
Then use a light nude and press it gently across the entire eye. Take a darker colour on a fluffy brush, and concentrate the product on the outer corner of the eyes. Make sure to blend this out seamlessly so you don’t see any harsh lines.
Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 Palette, $45.60
To finish up the eyeshadow, use a metallic to cover the rest of the eye leading into the inner corner, this will really make your eyes pop!
Essence Mono Eyeshadow, $1.42
Curl your lashes as usual, and apply a mascara from root to tip. This is essential in creating a natural makeup look and will avoid clumpy lashes.
Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler, $29
Clinique High Impact Mascara, $38
Moisturise the skin and apply a tiny bit of foundation onto the forehead, cheeks, chin and nose. Blend with a stippling brush to achieve a flawless finish.Push the product into problem areas such as bumps or acne scarring to make skin look airbrushed.
Burt’s Bees Radiance Day Creme with Royal Jelly, $39.95
Set your makeup with a translucent setting powder and dab softly under the eyes, on the chin, and also the sides of the nose. These places are notorious for producing a lot of oil, and a setting powder will let them remain matte for as long as possible.
Jurlique Finishing Powder, $45
Bring some definition to the face by lightly contouring the cheekbones. Suck in your cheeks, and apply bronzer underneath the line of contour. Blend it out into the hairline until the contour looks seamless and natural.
The Balm Bahama Mama Bronzer, $27.95
Apply a light blush over the top of your cheeks, and stick to a neutral pink which suits every skin tone. A liquid blush is also a good idea for the summer since it’s easy to apply, and will bring a subtle pink glow to any skin tone.
Becca Beach Tint, $42
To finish the entire look, apply a highlighting creme over places where the sun would naturally hit your face: over the cheekbones, lightly on the brow bone, on the temples of your forehead, and on the cupid’s bow (just above your lips). Lightly dab with your finger or a small foundation brush for a flawless application.
Revlon Highlight Palette, $26.95
For the lips you can keep the look neutral by applying a clear gloss, or staying within the shade of a nude or muted pink.
Napoleon Perdis Lip Lacquer, $23
Use a lip liner if you have a little more time to be precise with your application, but a tinted gloss works just as well, and doesn’t require too much maintenance throughout the day.
Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturising Lip Colour Balm, $35
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