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Here’s the Secret to Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2016 Signature Makeup

How heavenly! In case you you were trapped under a rock last week, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2016 happened for the first time ever in Paris. Although it doesn’t air on CBS until December 5, we already fell in love with the incredible beach waves and subtly sexy makeup on Bella Hadid, Gigi Hadid, Irina Shayk and more of the Angels. To find out the secret to their boudoir beauty, Stylish talked to Tom Pecheux, the lead makeup artist for the 2016 Paris show. As it turns out, the trick is not in what you apply, but in what you skip out on. 

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“Victoria’s Secret Show is a challenge no matter what,” Pecheux revealed in a backstage video, exclusive to Stylish. “You’re dealing with the most beautiful girls in the world, so you can’t really make any mistakes.”

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To highlight the models’ natural beauty, he stuck to a simple rule: “Less of the skin and more on the eyes,” he notes. “The skin needs to be very dewy, very glowy, not overtanned, not too much shimmer and glitter. Just beautiful, glowy, moist, healthy skin.”

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Pecheux achieved that with semimatte foundation and crystal, peach and copper shades to highlight the cheekbones. 

But when it came to drama, the eyes had it. All Angels wore inky black eyeliner along with multiple coats of Max Factor Falsh Lash Epic Mascara. Victoria’s Secret Velvet Lip Matte in Adored, a muted pink, topped with gloss finished the look.

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