This year, Victoria's Secret held its popular fashion show in Paris, and right after strutting down the runway, the Angels hit the pink carpet for the after-party.
Beauty close-ups were hard to come by compared to last year's New York City festivities, but I did manage to snag a few! Here are the highlights:
What I like: Doutzen's big, tousled waves and black eyeliner. When I do stuff like this, I end up looking like I'm trying too hard, but she appears effortless and sexy. I love that her hair doesn't seem "done" (with no telltale curling iron ringlets). The blended-out eyeliner in her waterlines is also great. Her pinky lip colour matches her cheeks and is so much prettier than a nude. What I'd change: I'm not crazy about the false lashes, but models tend to pull these things off better than we can.
What I like: Lais' understated, neutral makeup. This looks like a softer version of what we saw on her in Cannes, with smudgier charcoal eyes and slightly matte rose lips. (Notice how she always adds a little liner to her inner corners. Interesting!) Her lashes look delicate, and I appreciate that she kept her brows au naturel. Hair is long and loose, with barely-there waves. What I'd change: Nothing.
What I like: Kendall's straight brows and fluffy lashes. (Like I always say, the Kardashian women do have nice eyes and brows.) The rest of this look is much fresher than we're used to, with only sheer taupe eyeshadow, subtle blush/contour and zero lip colour. I still don't think Kendall is Victoria's Secret material, but this is a nice departure for her. What I'd change: Nothing.
What I like: Gigi's glittery gold and copper eyeshadow, with baby black cat eyes for definition. She kept her lashes and brows natural, so it doesn't feel like too much. I also love her hair—it's that neutral non-colour that so many models have, and like Doutzen's, it's all casually glamorous and voluminous. What I'd change: I think this would look softer without the contour and shimmer on Gigi's cheeks. There's always a freshness to the Victoria's Secret makeup that is missing here, if you know what I mean. Also? Gigi looks tired!
What I like: Elsa's signature black cat eyes and natural lashes. With her ultra-fair colouring, it's really all she needs. I also like her full, light brows and bare, matte lips. What I'd change: I'm not a fan of piecey waves, so I'd brush those out. I'm sure it's the lighting making her skin look a bit dry... but where did her freckles go?
What I like: Keke's high ponytail 'n' cat eyes combo. The dramatic eyes keep the hair from looking too cheerleader-esque, and both work well with the high neckline. I also like her soft brows and bare, subtly glossy lips. What I'd change: I just wish her liner wings weren't so exaggerated. They don't need to be so high, long or curly.
What I like: Alessandra's ballerina top knot. It's such a cute way to dress down her busy dress and dramatic eye makeup. Notice the precise angles of her eyeshadow for a feline effect. It's balanced by a shiny caramel lip gloss. What I'd change: The lighting is doing unflattering things to Alessandra's skin, which is a shame. I think the lashes and liner could be a tad softer, and her bottom lip liner better blended.
Who had your favourite beauty look on this pink carpet?