Candice Swanepoel is a busy mother-of-two, so it should come as no surprise that the model has mastered the art of giving herself a ‘fake natural’ makeup look complete with painted on freckles in just ten minutes.
The 29-year-old Victoria’s Secret star is the latest celebrity to share her step-by-step makeup routine with Vogue, and in the new video the South African beauty dishes about everything from her beloved $4 lip balm to her ‘crazy veins from breastfeeding.’
However, before she applies any beauty products, Candice demonstrates her trick for easily adding waves to her ‘super straight’ blonde hair.
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Tricks of the trade: Candice Swanepoel shares her step-by-step makeup routine in a new video for Vogue
Easy as can be: She begins by throwing her blonde hair up into two Princess Leia-inspired buns. She explains that her hair is ‘super straight’ and she likes to add some waves to it
Busy mom: The 29-year-old Victoria’s Secret star (pictured at the brand’s runway show in 2017) has given birth to two sons in two years
She explains that she likes to have a ‘little bit of curl,’ so after she messily dries her long locks, she throws them up into two Princess Leia-inspired buns on the top of her head.
‘Sometimes I’ll get the curling iron out, but I don’t have time for that kind of thing these days and I get lazy,’ the mom admits.
Candice gave birth to her first son, Anacan, in October 2016, and she welcomed her second son, Ariel, this June, so it’s safe to say she has her hands full.
In the clip, she starts off by applying face oil, but she notes that if she has time, she likes to use eye masks.
‘Lord knows I haven’t slept in two years,’ she jokes.
Keeping it real: In the Vogue video, Candice points out that she has developed ‘crazy veins’ on her chest
Mom on duty: The model explains the veins are from breastfeeding her sons. She is pictured nursing her now two-year-old son, Anacan, when he was three months old
Candice, who often shares Instagram photos of herself nursing Ariel, then points to the ‘crazy veins’ on her chest, explaining that they are from breastfeeding.
Interestingly, she opts to apply a liquid bronzer before her concealer, noting that her face is always lighter than her body because she uses sunscreen daily.
As a model, she often gets her makeup professionally done, and she credits the makeup artists she has worked with for helping her learn the tricks of the trade.
Candice uses Kryolan Dermacolor Camouflage Creme ($18.75), a heavyweight concealer that she likes to mix with oil or other liquids to smooth out.
She spritzes her Beauty Blender sponge with rose spray before dabbing the concealer under her eyes and on her forehead.
Go-to products: Candice likes to use Kryolan Dermacolor Camouflage Creme ($18.75) and the Stila Convertible Color ($25)
Tricks of the trade: The mother-of-two applies the cream blush to her cheeks using the pads of her fingers
She’s not wrong! She contours her eyes with mauve eyeshadow, which she insists makes her blue eyes pop
‘I have some sun damage and markings from my pregnancy. It’s a normal thing that happens,’ she says before using a brush to apply MAC Prep + Prime setting powder ($29) all over her face.
‘My skin is oily so shine comes through quickly,’ she notes. ‘By the time we finish this video, I will be shiny again.’
She then uses her hands to dab Stila Convertible Color ($25) as a cream blush on the apples of her cheeks, eyelids, and nose.
‘I just feel like it makes you look a little more alive,’ she explains. ‘Blush on the nose kind of gives a fake sun-kissed look because that is where you look sunburned naturally.’
After applying the blush, she goes back to her concealer and uses her fingers to apply even more under her eyes to ‘really get those little bags.’
Precision: Candice uses a fine angled brush to apply her brown pencil eyeliner
Almost natural: She adds Nars’ Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in ‘Do Me Baby’ ($27) to her pout
Never too much? After doing most of her makeup, Candice adds even more cream blush to her cheeks. ‘I didn’t go to Greece, but that’s not a problem. I can fake it,’ she says of her look
Candice notes that when she is at home, she likes to do half of her makeup and then spend some time with her kids or eat breakfast to give it some time to set before finishing it up.
However, for the sake of the video, she moves on to curling her eyelashes.
‘When men see you doing this, they feel like you are torturing yourself,’ she jokes.
The blonde beauty uses two different brow pencils, one from Burberry ($33) and one from Laura Mercier ($24), to fill in the hairs, while admitting that her brows weren’t always so thick.
‘I used to pluck my eyebrows in high school, and it was the first thing my French agency told me to stop doing,’ she reveals. ‘Thankfully they grew back. The bushier the better.’
Candice likes to use MAC Haute & Naughty Lash Mascara ($24) on her lashes, and after applying it, she takes a cotton swab and dips it in concealer to clean up the ‘messy mascara bits’ that ended up under her eyes.
Almost done: Towards the end of the video, she takes her locks down to show off her ‘lazy girl’s curly hair.’ ‘Not bad for not doing anything,’ she says with a laugh
Beach waves: Candice sprays her blonde locks with Living Proof Dry Shampoo ($13) to add volume to her ‘do
She contours her eyes with mauve eyeshadow, which she insists makes her blue eyes pop and then goes on to apply Palmer’s Cocoa Butter lip moisturizer.
Candice says the affordable drugstore lip balm, which costs about $4, is her ‘absolute favorite.’
Using the same mauve eyeshadow she used on her lids, the model contours her cheeks, hairline, and jaw.
‘I like to use the same products for various things so you don’t end up packing so much,’ she explains.
After contouring, she applies Benefit’s Hoola Matte Bronzing Powder ($16) all over her face, including her forehead, because ‘that is where the sun hits you.’
Added touch: Candice ends the video by demonstrating how she uses Dior Diorshow Pro Liner ($33) to add faux freckles to her nose and cheeks
Simply stunning: Candice says this is the makeup look she does when she has meetings or is out for the day
‘I didn’t go to Greece, but that’s not a problem. I can fake it,’ she notes.
When she is pressed for time, Candice says she will only put a lip stain on her pout, but she explains that she plans on adding lip color today.
However, she moves on to adding highlighter around her eyes, admitting that she is a ‘little disorganized’ when she is doing her makeup.
Candice points out that sometimes giving yourself a ‘fake natural’ look actually takes longer than going all-out glam.
She uses a fine angled brush to apply her brown pencil eyeliner, and then she adds Nars’ Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in ‘Do Me Baby’ ($27) to her pout, topping it off with some more highlighter.
Candid: Candice (pictured in September) admits that achieving a ‘fake natural’ makeup look can sometimes take longer than going all-out glam
Beauty: The model looked stunning while posing on the red carpet at the Diamond ball in New York City last month
As she nears the end of her makeup routine, she uses a sponge to press setting powder all over her face and then adds even more blush to her cheeks.
At this point, she takes her locks down to show off her ‘lazy girl’s curly hair’ before spraying Living Proof Dry Shampoo ($13) to add volume to her ‘do.
‘Not bad for not doing anything,’ she says with a laugh.
Candice ends the video by demonstrating how she uses Dior Diorshow Pro Liner ($33) to add faux freckles to her nose and cheeks, a trick she learned from a Brazilian makeup artist she likes to work with.
She admits it ‘looks crazy at first,’ but after she uses the pads of her fingers to pat the spots, they look completely natural.
‘I always felt like freckles look really youthful, like you have been in the sun,’ she explains.
To be continued
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