If you were anywhere near social media last week, then you know the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show taping happened in New York City (it'll be on TV December 8th). Later on that night, the Angels let down their hair—and wings!—at the after-party.
Here are the beauty looks:
I'm not convinced Kendall is really Victoria's Secret model material, but there's no denying how pretty she looks here. Hard to believe she's part Kardashian, huh? Her complexion couldn't be more fresh and flawless, accented only by straight brows and long lashes. Apparently she requested this "man bun" as her hairstyle (I was going to just call it a half-up top knot). Playful touches like that work well to break up the expected sexiness.
Gigi, on the other hand, is Victoria's Secret all the way. Her blue-green eyes look especially beautiful here, as does her dewy, glowy, plump skin. Just like Kendall, she went very minimalist on the makeup, with darkened lashes, a hint of black liner on the upper outer lash lines and a creamy nude lipstick. Her dress actually reveals a ton of skin, so having her hair up makes it more chic.
If you thought something looked different with Selena, you'd be right: she's wearing blue lenses! Are coloured contacts going to become a thing now? They seem to be cropping up more and more on the red carpet. Apparently, her inspiration was Adriana Lima, and I can sorta see the resemblance (not that anyone can hope to come close to Adriana Lima!!!). Selena wanted to feel like an Angel, so she also got the requisite spray tan, false lashes and bouncy blowout. I dunno... to me, she's like Reese Witherspoon. It doesn't feel right when she tries to be sexy instead of cute. I preferred Selena's look at the Glamour event.
How is it possible that Candice's eyes are this blue, clear and bright? Seriously. She makes us all look incredibly dull by comparison. Her skin is also extremely radiant, so with the bright red lips, the effect is very "wow!" Then she just added black liner and lashes on the upper lids only, with sleek, straight hair tucked behind her ears. I'm not crazy about the choker, though... are chokers coming back as well?!
Ooh, I don't think I know Shanina, but she is such a beauty! What she did here is absolutely flawless. I love the extra-tight high ponytail, which shows off her hairline and great bone structure, and the strong full brows, which act as a frame to her face. Her skin coverage is sheer enough to show off a few freckles, and she kept her eyes all natural and softly smudgy. The pink lip has a nice muted texture, which is how lipstick should look these days. Everything is so seamless here.
Adriana is my fave. It doesn't look like she's wearing makeup here, save for some mascara, possibly black liner in the upper waterlines, and a bit of lumiziner at the inner corners of her eyes. And yet, she is still drop-dead gorge. (Just in a subtler way than that one time at the Cannes amfAR party, where she took our breath away.) Notice how the VS girls always look fresh-faced, despite wearing such skimpy clothing? It's deliberate and very smart... I wish more club-goers would take note!
Alexandra executed the new air-dried hair texture SO well. The piecey fluffiness adds a real softness to her look and width to her narrow face. Makeup is barely-there, except thick black liner along the upper lash lines, and defined lashes. But she is way too young (29) to be doing the ring-around-the-lips thing!
Who had your favourite (and least favourite) beauty looks on this red carpet?