1. By a nose. Now that the skin is hydrated and primed for makeup, it’s time to conceal. Most of us already know to apply concealer under our eyes and on any blemishes but there may be a key place we’re missing. “Right by the nose [under and on either side of the nostrils] is really important [to conceal.]” Colleens says. “That way you get rid of any redness there as well as the dark creases so it just kind of makes everything look fresher and brightens the face up.”
2. Go light on the product. “[Getting that fresh-faced look] is about using the right product minimally.” Colleen says. And the most important time to use a light hand is with your foundation. “I hardly use any foundation. I use a cream-based one and I apply it with a sponge that has already been dampened with Evian water. But I only use just two drops of foundation, and I just lightly dip the sponge in and then I put it all over the face.”
3. Sheer lip. One of the key components of the Victoria’s Secret look is a beautiful, sheer lip. To get the look Colleen says to use your fingers to apply the lipstick, “because it kind of bleeds over the edge of the line and that makes the lips look bigger.” Add a little dot of gloss in the center of lips to “make them look even poutier.”
4. Rosy cheeks. Colleen says a flushed cheek is essential to the radiant and pretty beauty look. “Apply a cream blush just on the apples of the cheeks with your fingers.”
5. Bronze like a beach babe. When applying bronzer, Colleen tries to mimic the natural look you’d get after spending day at the beach, dusting bronzer only “on the nose, cheeks, chin, and maybe a little into your hairline,” for that sunkissed look.
6. Curl-time. “Use an eyelash curler on your lashes–it makes all the difference.” Colleen says. “It’s like an instant face lift!” Sign us up.
7. Proof it. Colleen swears by waterproof mascara, regardless of the situation. “It won’t smudge.” Just make sure you have a good eye makeup remover to take it off with.
8. Groom brows. To make brows stay put, Colleen sprays a eyelash or brow brush with non-aerosol hair spray and then combs over the brows.
9. Don’t underestimate a good spritzer. To refresh makeup, or to minimize any cakey-ness from using powder, Colleen will spritz models faces with Evian water spray.
10. Spotlight. Colleen uses a highlighter on the models’ cheekbones and browbones very lightly, “because then you notice when someone turns they have this little sheen.” She’ll also dab some highlighter right in the corner of the eye, “to brighten up the face.”