Get the look – Candice Swanepoel

Friday, 22 June 2012

Get the look: Candice SwanepoelSports Illustrated, COSMOPOLITAN, W, Elle, Marie Claire, need we continue? Candice Swanepoel has appeared in so many magazines we thought it only fitting to show you how to get her sultry look.


The Victoria’s Secret look is all about big, sexy hair. To pull it off, start in the shower or bath by using something like L’Oreal Elvive Volume Collagen Shampoo and Conditioner, R37 for 200ml each. You can then use a bit of volumising mousse on your roots and blow-dry your hair upside down before brushing it into a side path. If you still want to lift up your roots even further, given them a blasting of Batiste Dry Shampoo, R35.

When it comes to giving your hair a bit of a wave, spritz it with a curl-enhancing product like ghd Style Curl Hold Spray, R195. (We especially like ghd’s curl enhancer because it protects your hair from heat damage too!) Next, wrap sections of it around the barrel of a curling iron. When you’ve created a few loose waves, relax them even further by brushing them out.


To create a glowing complexion, look out for an illuminating foundation or simply make your own by adding a liquid highlighter like Yardley Radiant Glo illuminator, R99.95, to any liquid foundation, instantly transforming it into a gorgeous skin perfecting glow potion. If you still need a little more coverage under your eyes or for any spots, zap them with a little concealer and then mattify your T-section with a blotting powder like Clarins Shine Stopper powder compact, R395. Glowy-looking skin is divine, but an oily T-section is not.

Start by using a black fine-tipped liquid eye liner, something like Empro Black Diamond liquid eye liner, R119, (exclusive to Dream Nails Salons) to draw a line across the top of your eyelid, extending it outwards to create a slight cat-eye effect. Next, apply a pale silver-coloured cream eye shadow on your entire eyelid. Extend this up and outwards to further emphasise the ‘cat eye’ effect and be sure to blend it into the corner of your eyes too. This will have an immediate ‘eye brightening’ effect that can hide any signs of fatigue. Finish up with a slick of volumising and lengthening mascara like The Body Shop Double Intensity Mascara, R99.

Compliment your cheeks with a pretty rose-coloured blush before adding a bit of warmth by sweeping over your colour pop with a little something like Physician’s Formula Cashmere Wear Ultra-Smoothing Bronzer, R180.

The finishing touch to your sexy catwalk-ready look? A little pearlescent nude-coloured lip gloss. We like L’Oreal Colour Riche Le Gloss Lipgloss in Nude Touch, R99.95; it’s non-sticky and has a sweet vanilla taste. You can also use a dash of Yardley’s illuminator once more to highlight your cupid’s bow.

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Leigh van den Berg is a freelance beauty writer and avid blogger ( She's addicted to all things glossy and glam and currently has eight MAC lipglosses rolling around in her handbag.

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  1. Hess

    The highlighter, Yardley Radiant Glo illuminator, really works well on her.

    6 years ago •

  1. Lumkwana

    love her eyes big time, she is amazing, the angel of victoria secret

    6 years ago •

  1. Tasha

    I wander what is her yearly cost of grooming and pampering.

    6 years ago •

  1. Maddy

    love her hair and she looks stunning.

    7 years ago •

  1. Tanya

    She’s looks gorgeous and her makeup is flawless

    7 years ago •

  1. Chicara

    Love Candice in this pic – her skin is so dewy. I would probably need extensions in order to achieve her voluminous hairdo and surgery to look like her. Haha. But otherwise great steps to achieve the same look. :)

    7 years ago •

  1. Zu

    Oh Candice! Sexiness! Goddess! Beauty! Its YOU! You already i swear!

    Im adding Yardley Radiant Glo Illuminator on my must-try list.

    7 years ago •

  1. DIVA

    here hair is beautiful, loving the Victoria secrete look now.

    7 years ago •

  1. ricebunny

    She looks great! Thanks for the article! I am going out to buy the yardley illuminator this week since u mentioned it! I’m obsessed with highlighting

    7 years ago •

  1. Rochelle Stewart

    Her hair is like liquid gold!

    7 years ago •

  1. Mpbutterfly

    Wow, she is stunning! If I can only have my hair look like hers I would be happy.

    7 years ago •

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