Candice Swanepoel, otherwise known as the most gorgeous gal alive, has recently signed on to serve as the face of Max Factor’s latest holiday campaign. The 25-year-old Victoria’s Secret model was recently named Maxim’s hottest woman of the year, with little dispute from us. This year, Max Factor celebrates its 100th year, which caused make-up artist Pat McGrath to create a completely glamorous look we’re dying to replicate all throughout the holiday season. Take it from us: Your office Christmas party is about to get a whole lot more exciting.
Not for the faint of heart, bold beauty looks are the simplest way to create “Wow”-worthy looks on a meager budget. As Max Factor’s Creative Design Director, McGrath borrowed from a variety of influences to create the stunning face seen before us. Bright colors can go a long way when it comes to statement-making looks. Break with convention to form a face that’s anything but predictable.
‘There’s bold shimmers, lots of colour, full blush, glossy lips. This is a really strong couture look that women can take inspiration from…You can take the blush, a bold lip, even use the eyeshadow and just work it as an eyeliner – you can literally break it apart to make the perfect party look for you and if you’re brave, do the whole thing”, said McGrath.
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Cosmetics weren’t the only topic on the table when OK! Magazine spoke to Swanepoel. The South African beauty also revealed the secret, or lack thereof, to her enviable figure, admitting a fast metabolism as a mere stroke of luck. The model enjoys yoga and boxing to keep trim and in shape, and credits her “butt workouts” as some of the most imperative in her regimen.
‘Food-wise, I’m very, very lucky that I can eat whatever I want. For me, I’ve always had a healthy lifestyle. If I eat something that’s not fresh, I feel it immediately, so I crave good food,’ she told OK! Magazine. ‘I crave meat. I grew up on a dairy and beef farm, so I crave that. I don’t cut anything out, and I just work out more,’ she explained.