Victoria’s Secret: Revealed!

26th November, 2013

The Victoria’s Secret show is not known for its subtlety; in fact, it prides itself on having perfected the art of the spectacle. It is fashion’s version of a 3-ring circus, and yet the backstage beauty trends this season were refreshingly natural. I’ve been slowly cultivating my own no-makeup makeup look lately, so I asked Dick Page, lead makeup artist for the show, to share a few of his signature tricks to getting the look. VSBeauty2He filled me on his favorite products employed, from the black-brown eyeliner he prefers to the best way to use the VS Eyeshadow Quad in Eye Contact (treat the dark chocolate as a base color, then apply the shimmery gold tone over just the inner half of the eye, to catch the light). VSBeauty3For a super-natural flush, he eschewed traditional blush and instead applied a smudge of Color Drama Lipstick in Taken to the apples of the model’s cheeks. Afterward, he layered a sheer foundation over that bit of lipstick, allowing the cheeks to emit the most natural flush and seamless complexion possible. May I effusively admit that this tip rocked my world?! Though I love it, I haven’t worn blush in months, as I inevitably find it to look terribly obvious. Now I apply it before my foundation, and I’m loving the result. VSBeauty4 VSBeauty5The models were given natural waves with the assist of a large-barreled curling iron. CLICK HERE to revisit my own tutorial for achieving romantic curls, or HERE for my current, messier look. VSBeauty6 VSBeauty7 VSBeauty8|PHOTOGRAPHY| by Zachary Lynd

  • Grace Beekman

    Great pictures! Love the makeup tips! What a fun and exciting backstage experience! 🙂

  • Jessica Rose

    I do feel a bit sorry for the girls as they can’t relax backstage before going on the catwalk as EVERYTHING is filmed/instagramed etc etc

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  • Liz
  • F L A I R V O Y A N T

    Amazing backstage!

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  • Talisa Lauren Tossell

    I am in total awe of the VS shows and the models so adored this post, Kelly!

  • Tiphaine

    your shots are amazing, love the light! thanks for sharing 🙂

    have a lovely day!

    xo tiphaine

  • Cheyenne

    Love the beauty tips, definitely have to try out the lipstick blush!

  • Xandra Boersma

    Fun to see! I’d love to be there some time.

  • Maggie A

    I love all the fashion that happens in this show! 🙂

    Maggie A

  • zozo

    Oohhh love the tip about blush before foundation. I will try it with powder as I normally don’t wear foundation. Not my favorite show this year but always fun to watch.
    atelier zozo

  • Ashley

    Always love the eye makeup they do

    xo Ashley

  • Liz

    Holy crap – I would’ve NEVER thought about the blush-before-foundation tip, but it’s absolutely brilliant! Trying this immediately tomorrow morning. Great post <3

    xo, Liz

  • Kristin Thompson

    The girls are so gorgeous & their hair & makeup always look flawless! Thank you for the tips!


  • Jamie Beck

    Zach really pulled out all the stops on this one! 🙂

  • Tess D’Urbervilles

    Love the backstage of the Vs Fashion Show ♄

    Vittoria from 5 IN THE MORNING

  • Talktomyshoes

    Awesome pictures! I’m going to try the blush trick tomorrow!

  • Phuong

    My favourite VS backstage post! Very informative! 🙂

  • Arline Jernigan

    What skin care products do you use? I would love to know that part of your routine.

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  • Cristina Monti

    Beautiful pictures, can’t wait to watch the show on tv!!!
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    Ohhh great pictures they are all gorgeous!!

  • Maxine Twigg

    Wow! Great post!! Sounds like an amazing backstage experience!

  • Irene Laura

    Love your point of view as always 🙂

  • Deaunte

    I want to shoot VS


  • Smith

    Cool Pictures….these backstage work is not easy….

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