Aside from all the LFW excitement that's keeping everyone pretty preoccupied at the moment, there's another unbelieveably exciting bit of news that's just come in and we thought it would be verging on rude not to share it with you peeps. Minutes ago we had the really quite wonderful phonecall that Victoria's Secret is launching a, wait for it, full cosmetics line! Yes, our favourite undies brand has gone and answered our prayers with a gorgeous range of makeup, with everything from balms and liners to matte lippies and much more. To say that we are excited is a serious understatement!
Two of Candice's favourites from the Victoria's Secret Pro range
Amidst our excitement over the range, we caught up with our favourite Victoria's Secret Angel Candice Swanepoel to hear all about her own beauty habits, fitness and health tips and favourite products. She dished the dirt on just about everything (and even mentioned a Chanel bag she's lusting after!) so read on to get the full goss...
Grazia Daily: What's the best beauty advice you've ever been given?
Candice Swanepoel: I've always been taught that you're never too young to take care of your skin. Everything from the food you eat to what you put on your face is important. I lead a healthy lifestyle and get all my vitamins from the food I eat. I supplement that with my skincare routine of cleansing, toning and moisturising.
Grazia Daily: What's the best thing about being a Victoria's Secret girl?
Candice Swanepoel: The best thing is probably the beautiful beaches we get to shoot on. We recently went to St. Barts and Tulum, and they are some of the most breath-taking places on earth. We shoot with really amazing teams and we’ve become like a family. My best Victoria's Secret moment to date was when they did a special segment about me for the 2012 Fashion Show – it was really a significant moment for me!
Grazia Daily: What do you need to have to be a Victoria's Secret girl?
Candice Swanepoel: For me, it’s about having a love for life and being confident. Having a positive attitude and being healthy are also qualities that Victoria's Secret Angels have. Being an Angel is different than other modeling jobs because you have to be a spokesperson as well. It’s a lot more challenging than it looks!
Grazia Daily: What are your favourite beauty products and treatments?
Candice Swanepoel: My favourite thing I use daily is a really simple tea tree oil face wash that has green tea in it. I am never without my Victoria’s Secret Lip Scrub and Balm - the scrub is a really nice exfoliator and the balm soothes my lips. I make sure I have a facial one week before the Victoria's Secret show as I find it really helps to make my skin glow and look more radiant. I’m also loving the new Victoria's Secret Fabulous fragrance, I’ve been wearing the Eau De Parfum as it’s such a lovely, wearable scent.
Grazia Daily: What's your top tip for glowing skin?
Candice Swanepoel: For me, it comes down to eating healthily to make my skin look it’s best. Good skin comes from within and I make sure I eat nutrient-rich foods like fish, lots of veggies, nuts and foods that contain omega and are rich in oils. I also adore avocado and goji berries, so I eat those daily. They have fantastic skin-boosting benefits! Every now and then I love having a cheat meal, and if I were to have one right now it would be a delicious pulled pork sandwich!
Grazia Daily: What's your secret to feeling confident in your underwear and bikini?
Candice Swanepoel: I think that when you feel fit and healthy you also feel confident in yourself. The two go hand-in-hand. I take really good care of my body and that is the fastest way for me to feel good about myself.
Grazia Daily: What has been your latest shopping splurge?
Candice Swanepoel: I don’t often get the chance to shop since I am so busy, but my biggest splurges recently have been furniture. I am really into well designed pieces and love beautiful objects for my home. I would love to buy myself a gorgeous new Chanel bag -oh and something from Cartier would be nice too!
Grazia Daily: How would you describe your off-duty style?
Candice Swanepoel: My off duty style is very casual and comfortable. I like to look chic so I love to buy simple pieces to wear day to day. I travel a lot and am constantly on planes so I tend to go for easy cotton pieces and team them with killer accessories to luxe it up a bit. I do love how daring London girls are with their fashion, they always look amazing.
The VS Pro range is available now in the Victoria's Secret stores on Bond Street and Westfield, Stratford.