Celebrity beauty secrets revealed

June 20, 2008 8:54:35 PM PDT
Heidi Klum's make-up artist reveals how you can look like a million bucks.

Linda Hay's Tips For Sexy, Summer Legs:

  1. Apply a "cocktail" (about 50/50) of Daily Glow Moisturizer and Gleaming Self Tan Tint from our Bare Bronze line to freshly exfoliated legs. A healthy sun-kissed glow is the foundation of sexy Angel legs, and mixing a cocktail of two products takes care of two necessities (hydrating and safe tanning) in one easy application. It also reduces the chance of streaking.

  2. Apply a light application of Bare Bronze Body-Perfecting Spray to finish your glowing tan and conceal all imperfections.

  3. Next is the shimmer powder. A light dusting of silver sparkly powder will both warm and highlight the skin, and a combination of these colors works for all skin types. I love our Bare Bronze Sun Dust Powder Brush Shimmering Body Powder, which we used backstage at the 2007 VS Fashion Show. The finished effect is a pair of beautiful, sexy, glowing, Angel legs? but we haven't finished yet.

  4. The icing on the cake is my favorite product. Sexy Little Things Touch Me Gently Airbrush Moisturizer is a spray lotion that immediately brings skin to life using a subtle combination of different sized and colored sparkles. I spray a line down the middle of the leg from the top of the thigh to the ankle, front and back. This creates the illusion of a slimmer, longer leg, contouring from top to toe.

Summer Tips and Trends:

  • Bronzing Oils are a great way to fake a sexy glow. The Bare Bronze Shimmering Body Oil is fantastic because it contains Vitamins A, C and E for antioxidant protection and Aloe Butter for intense hydration. This is a must-have product that creates the dewy, radiant glow seen on the runway at Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

  • The best way to combat sweat is to make sure you have plenty of powder! The first step is to really cleanse the skin and then apply a light moisturizer so you have a clean slate to work with. Then apply concealer where needed. And, if you have great skin to begin with, you can skip the foundation all together and just powder, using Very Sexy Mosaic Bronzer, to ensure that everything looks smooth and gorgeous.

  • In humid environments, blotting sheets are also a secret weapon on a hot summer day; they absorb sweat and oil without moving the makeup. The Beauty Rush oil blotting sheets are amazing - the durable, silky material doesn't break down when you try to use them when you are sweating. And, it's best to keep powder to a light dusting. When it's very hot too much powder can pancake quickly and create an uneven complexion. Always blot before you dust with the powder and never swipe, only dab.

  • Finally, a big trend for summer is a pinky/peachy tone for the lips, this color really enhances bronzed, glowing skin. I love the Very Sexy Makeup Lip Gloss - they are not sticky or tacky and come in amazing shades - Rumor is a gorgeous coral I used on all the girls in the Fashion Show. It truly flatters everyone.

    About Linda Hay:
    Linda Hay is the lead makeup artist for Victoria's Secret; responsible for making the world's sexiest women - the Victoria's Secret Angels - look even sexier at photo shoots and on the runway at the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Linda's makeup artistry is in constant demand by top fashion photographers, magazines, and celebrities for red-carpet appearances.


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