We bumped into former ELLE cover star and Victoria’s Secret model, Candice Swanepoel backstage at Michael Kors at New York Fashion Week. Even though she was having her hair, make-up and nails done simultaneously, the South African beauty still took the time to tell us her beauty must-haves, make-up tips and favourite shopping spot.
The best make-up tip you’ve ever been given?
There’s so many I’ve learnt over the years but I think it really starts with taking good care of your skin because what’s underneath the make-up is the most important thing.
What skincare do you use?
I use natural products, nothing too expensive. My skin is really sensitive so I use a lot of natural Tea Tree oil or Green Tea infused products. I try to use mostly organic products too.
Fashion Week saviour?
I don’t do the whole Fashion Week like I used to, but I’d say to just stay calm and stay positive. The nice thing about Fashion Week is I get to see friends that we don’t get to see much as we’re all travelling.
Favourite restaurant in New York?
I don’t like to give my spots in New York away because then they’re not sacred anymore.
Favourite place to shop?
I shop online a lot because I don’t have time to go out to the shops. I have my favourite sites I always visit; I like to shop on Barney’s.
Make-up bag must-have?
My favourite thing in my make-up bag is a good blush that you can use on cheeks and lips. I have a couple from Max Factor that I love and Stila does a really good cream-based one too. I also use the Max Factor mascaras.