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4 super simple beauty tips from a Victoria’s Secret model

Josephine Skriver's approach is so easy

By Kristina Rudolfo  May 2nd, 2018

While others may be born with it, Josephine Skriver isn’t afraid to tell you she’s not. The newly-announced face of Maybelline and Victoria’s Secret Angel undoubtedly has blessed genes, yes, but she won’t pretend she doesn’t put effort into looking the way she does. “Being a model everybody’s like, ‘Oh, are you skinny by nature? Or do you starve yourself?’ No. We work hard for this. It doesn’t come naturally. Yes we’re born a certain way, but we still work hard in the gym, we work hard to get to our goals,” the 25-year-old told me over the phone. Similar to her approach to her body, the way she approaches beauty is no “just sunscreen” routine—she loves makeup and has plenty of simple beauty tips in her back pocket.

“You want your face to be a canvas, but you don’t want makeup to be a mask,” says Skriver. “You want make-up to be a beauty enhancer and to make you feel better or make you feel powerful.” 

4 simple beauty tips to steal from Victoria’s Secret model Josephine Skriver  

Buy local beauty products when you travel

"They have the best face masks in Korea and China. I was in Shanghai and the face masks are so funny—they have little prints that make you look like a panda or a princess. I really like that, because you can't necessarily find that as much over here [in the U.S.] where everything looks more classic."

'Activate' your face every morning

"I love a jade roller. Sometimes if I forget it or don't have it with me, even just running an ice cube over your face helps to de-puff in the morning. I like to "activate" my face by working out, massaging, or running a jade roller over it—it just helps get the blood [going]."

baby oil is a miracle potion

"It's great for applying right before you get out of the shower. I've never been able to feel anything as moisturizing all over as baby oil. I add my creams on after, but baby oil just locks it in. I don't know what it is—[fellow Victoria's Secret Angel] Jasmine Tookes recommended me to try it out and I haven't stopped since."

The right way to apply make-up

"I was a tomboy and my mom was a tomboy, so I got introduced to the makeup world through the industry. Jasmine was patient enough to sit me down and was like, 'Hey, do you need to know how to do your own thing on a daily basis.'" We would go to her place and try on different products.

She told me to mix a little bit of oil into my foundation and massage it into my face and down the neck so you don't have that line. Her encouragement was like, "Let's just go home and play. It's like cooking. Sometimes it's really boring and tastes horrible and other times you made a masterpiece."