Shanina Shaik swears a luxury bamboo brush is the secret to achieving flawless make-up.
The Australian model continues to be one of the most sought-after names in the fashion industry, having walked the runway for the likes of Victoria’s Secret, Philipp Plein, and Alberta Ferretti.
Now, Shanina has divulged some of her best beauty tips in a tutorial for Vogue.com, including the way she uses a special blending tool.
“This brush, I love. It’s a bamboo brush and it’s by my favourite make-up artist, one of my favourites, Rae Morris. And she created these brushes,” she said, demonstrating how she uses the tool – which is priced from $102.95 (£78.30) – to work in her Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Concealer and a few drops of foundation into her complexion.
“She actually went to Japan and had these done, and what I love about it is (that) it’s a blender, so it gets every nook and cranny on your face. I actually don’t use a beauty blender, I use this.”
Shanina is a fan of Rae Morris’ Invisible Mattifier and Charlotte Tilbury’s Hollywood Flawless Filter foundation too, and always carries several different shades of concealer in her cosmetics kit because her “skin colour changes all the time”.
The brunette star will dot the product to conceal blemishes or undereye circles as well, admitting she has learned to care for her skin after suffering breakouts as a teenager.
“My mum and my grandmother have really good skin. But I witnessed by grandmother moisturising her skin day and night without fail, so I pretty much copied her, thought it was good. When I was a teenager, I had really oily skin. So, my skin was breaking out so much,” the 28-year-old recalled. “It was really bad, and I was modelling and it didn’t help my self-esteem with bad skin. I think that’s why I love learning about the skin and skincare regimes.
“You can map your skin. I’m breaking out here (lower cheeks), that means it’s hormonal breakouts, so you know what time of the month it is for me. And then here (forehead) is where you’ve been eating a lot or maybe alcohol and diet.”
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