Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2014 Makeup Tutorial

The other day while perusing Into The Gloss I came across the Dick Page Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Makeup Look video tutorial, and since who doesn’t want to look like a VS model, I knew I wanted to give it a try.

How did it go? I’ll show you my results and the products I used!

To get in the “mood,” I donned my new Victoria’s Secret silk robe that I purchased with the $50 I won with my Secret Reward Card (woot!) and threw my hair into two top knots to dry after spraying it with some Bumble and bumble Surf Spray. I also moisturized with Andalou’s Skin Perfecting Natural Tint w/ SPF 30 to even out my skin tone and get that sun protection going! Also do note before we get going that most of Dick’s products are custom blended, so as a reminder this is me creating the look using what I have in my makeup kit.

Make Up Free
Make Up Free!

Step one is to use a cream blush on the cheeks, focusing on the apple and blending up and out, as well as a tad on the bridge of the nose. I used Josie Maran’s Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee. It’s actually a sample I recently got from Sephora and I have to say I rather like it!

Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee
Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee
blush applied
Blushed Up

After applying the blush, Dick says to use a concealer/foundation on any spots that may need it, like the corners of the nose and any blemishes. This is the time to even out any areas that need it and to further blend in the blush. I used Smashbox’s High Definition Concealer and a very well-loved small flat brush.

Blending Tools

Now for the eyes! Dick uses a metallic sable cream eyeshadow with a fluffy brush – emphasis on fluffy so that everything blends in nicely. I used the No Pressure! Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow from Benefit’s World Famous Neutrals Kit with my medium sized fluffy brush. I maybe should have used my bigger blending brush but this worked out as well too, it just took a tad longer.

No Pressure! Eyeshadow from Benefit
No Pressure! Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow from Benefit’s World Famous Neutrals Kit
fluffy makeup brush
Use a Fluffy Brush
Foundation, Blush, and Eyeshadow

After eyeshadow comes the eyeliner. Dick applies his special pearly black-brown blend with an angled eyeliner brush, starting from the outside, blending in, and stopping about 3/4 of the way to keep the eye nice and open. Then without reloading the brush, lightly line the lower lash line. I used my Smashbox Cream Eyeliner which actually seems to have been discontinued. Too bad! Because it’s super easy to apply and is long lasting, especially for a cream.

Brush and Eyeliner
Angled Eyeliner Brush and Smashbox Cream Eyeliner
eyeshadow and eyeliner
With Eyeliner

The final step for the eyes is to highlight the inner corner with a pink-tinted gold highlighter. I love my Benefit High Beam so that’s what I used.

Benefit High Beam

On to the lips! This is where Dick explicitly mentions a product, and I of course don’t have it. On the lips he applies Victoria’s Secret Pout Lip Stain in Endless Pink, which is immediately blotted off with the lips, and then applies a beige color over the top that is blotted with a tissue both by “biting” the tissue and then applying pressure flat across. I used Buxom Full-On Lip Cream in Berry Blast first and then in White Russian second. A true lip stain would have definitely worked better, but I liked the results I ended up with regardless.

Buxom Full-On Lip Cream
Buxom Full-On Lip Creams in Berry Blast and White Russian
Victoria's Secret Lips
Time to Pout

The final step in this look is to apply mascara to the top lashes. My usual go-to is Diorshow Mascara in Catwalk Black, but on a whim last time at Sephora I picked up Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara which I’m really liking! For me it’s all about a big fluffy brush and as long as I have that I’m pretty much good to go.

Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara

And that’s it! It’s a super easy look that doesn’t take much longer than 15-20min to do from start to finish. If you recreate this look let me know! I’d love to see which products you use for your version.

finished victoria's secret look
Finished Look – Buns In
finished victoria's secret look
Finished Look – Buns Out

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