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Victoria’s Secret Angel Stella Maxwell is no stranger to the world of make-up; it’s actually a prerequisite that models, Angels especially, know their illuminators from their eye shadows which is why we jumped at the chance to interview Maxwell on her make-up do’s and don’t’s after the New Zealand native was tapped to front the new Karl Lagerfeld and Model Co collaboration which has launched today.
Featuring Lagerfeld-approved lip glosses, make-up brushes, strobing pens and highlight, plus Choupette eyeshadow palettes and glitter liners, the Karl Lagerfeld and Model Co is a collection for the beauty maestro in all of us.
“Quality not quantity,” Maxwell says of perfecting your approach to make-up, “and play to your features” the model advises before adding that her favourites from the Karl Lagerfeld and Model Co collection include the Lip Lights Lip Gloss in St Tropez Sunset and Matte Iconic Red, a product that comes with a built-in light to make after dark application easier.
“I think the whole concept behind the Lip Lights range is fabulous – I always need a light and mirror when applying lip gloss!” she says.
Delving into her night time routine a little deeper, the model says she doesn’t have “pre-night out ritual per se, but I do love to meditate and I do it often!” When Maxwell does go out she prefers the Model Co Liquid Glitter Eyeliner Duo, as she prefers to “play up” her eyes come nightfall.
As for the model’s go-to, must have at all times beauty item? The Angel keeps things minimal.
“Rose water, lavender oil and organic teas are my three go-to beauty products,” says Maxwell, adding “my routine is to try and keep my mind and body balanced. Drink lots of water!!! And do cardio every day. I honestly believe drinking a lot of H2O and sweating makes perfect skin. Also steam rooms are heaven for the skin.”
There you have it, beauty advice from the mouth of an Angel!