Though the models backstage at the 2015 Victoria鈥檚 Secret Fashion Show, which airs December聽8 on CBS, literally had an army getting them runway ready 鈥 32 hairstylists, 32 makeup artists and six manicurists to be exact 鈥 the elaborate prep (and those final covetable looks) actually included聽some pretty basic beauty tips. As in, you can totally steal a VS model hair or makeup hack for your next big networking event or hot date (but you can leave the giant wings at home). Here鈥檚 the inside scoop on the products + tricks to keep in your beauty arsenal straight from your imaginary besties聽Alessandra, Kendall, Gigi and more.


1. Make聽Mauve Your New Everyday Lip Shade:聽For that more muted lip shade, makeup artist Dick Page applied a mauve color聽and then lip gloss to Alessandro Ambrosio鈥檚 pout.聽For a similar look, try Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Lovecraft ($21) + blot your everyday gloss on top. (via Glamour)

2.聽Prep Your Skin by Going Makeup Free:聽In the days before the show, many of the models didn鈥檛聽wear makeup to keep their faces fresh and clean for the big night, which actually takes all day to film. If you want to take a similare route before a big event, make sure you鈥檙e on top of your skincare game to get a natural glow sans your typical daily coverage.聽A聽touch of serum there, a spritz of face mist here, a lip mask to really hydrate those lips聽and you鈥檙e golden.聽(via Glamour)

3.聽Forgo Your Normal Foundation: To give the models a sun-kissed look, makeup artist Dick聽Page applied聽a little bit of foundation in a slightly warmer tone than the models鈥 complexions and used a wet Beautyblender to blend it in and create a more natural effect. Next time you re-up on your foundation, double up to try this makeup hack. (viaPeople StyleWatch)


4.聽Don鈥檛 Forget the聽Corners:聽Model Rachel Hilbert spilled that to make her eyes really sparkle and lashes pop, she always adds a touch of聽eye shadow to the corner of her聽eyes. Use a highlighter for daily wear or if you really want to take it to the next level, apply a metallic shadow like this bronzy聽Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color聽($25). Party-ready eyes like聽that.聽(viaWWD)

5.聽Have #BeachHairGoals All Year Round: Think mermaids when it comes to copying VS Angel hair.聽Hairstylist Sarah Potempa used the聽Beachwaver Iron聽($189) to add those glamorously tousled waves (Pro Tip: curl in the same direction to get runway-worthy locks). If the time + price tag aren鈥檛 in the cards (we鈥檙e looking at you, lazy girls), a few spritzes of sea salt聽spray聽($14) will give you instant texture. (via PopSugar)

6.聽Take聽a Wine Hiatus:聽Model Constance Jablonski said she cuts back on the wine before a big show because sugar isn鈥檛 good for your skin (womp, womp!). We can think of a few other things you and your gf could do besides chilling at the bar on weeknights鈥 (via Glamour)


7. Don鈥檛 Skimp on Blush: According to the Angels, the perfect companion to a bronzy glow is a bright pop of pink on the apples of your cheeks. The stunning shade models like Kendall Jenner wore comes from the聽Kryolan Blusher Palette聽($32), a five-shade palette that鈥檚 just daring you to mix up your next look. (via Vogue)

8.聽Get. Some. Sleep!: Yes, beauty sleep is key to the flawless skin and pep in the steps of a VS model (raise your hand if you need to re-work your before-bed routine). Make it a聽screens-off, tea-kettle-on (with herbal potions at the ready) and relaxing tunes kind of night, all in the name of beauty. (viaPeople StyleWatch)

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(Photos via聽@victoriassecret,聽@alessandraambrosio,聽@kendalljenner)