How to create an Adriana Lima inspired makeup look

How to Create an Adriana Lima Inspired Makeup Look

This Smoldering Hot Makeup Look Reminds Us of Adriana Lima

An Adriana Lima inspired makeup look can take you places! From the iconic Victoria’s Secret runway, to host of season 1 of American Beauty Star, the Brazilian beauty is known for her heavenly long legs, sun kissed skin, and voluminous loose waves. Her makeup has the perfect “natural glam” appeal and focuses on her flushed complexion, glossy lips, winged eyeliner, and a sultry smokey eye. Indeed, it’s an angelic and effortless look that never feels overdone.

If you’re feeling for an Adriana Lima inspired makeup look, scroll down for a step-by-step guide on how to achieve her signature slay.


Step 1: Moisturize and Prime

You cannot consider it an Adriana Lima inspired makeup look without dewy, glowing skin. So, to start, make sure that your face is clean and moisturized before applying an illuminating face primer. We used MAC Cosmetics Strobe Cream in Silverlite to moisturize and illuminate for a ‘lit from within’ look.

Step 2: Apply Foundation

After moisturizing and priming your skin, follow up with a dewy foundation to even out the skin tone. Feel free to not cake your foundation on – remember this look is meant to appear fresh and natural. Here, we used Maybelline’s Fit Me Dewy Foundation because it is light with a sheer luminous finish.

Step 3: Fill in your Brows

Babe, you know it’s absolutely not an Adriana Lima inspired makeup look if a full brow is not involved! For this step, we used Anastasia Brow Wiz pencil to gently define her eyebrows and fill them in.

Step 4: Apply Champagne Colored Cream Eye Shadow

For the eyes, start with with Charlotte Tilbury’s Eyes to Mesmerize cream eyeshadow in Jean. It has a gorgeous sparkling champagne color that many VS Angels rock on their eyes. Using a blending brush, wash the color back and forth over the entire lid.

Step 5: Blend Darker Shade Along the Lash Line and in the Crease

Take a warm bronze eye shadow and run it along the entire lash line to create that smoldered effect. Be sure to take it up to the socket and onto your lower eyelids using a smudging brush. After that, gently blend the eye shadow into your crease, working it back and forth with a fluffy brush. Finally, take a darker bronze eye shadow and blend it only it in the outer V corner of your eye to add more dimension. For this look, we used MAC’s matte eye shadow in Swiss Chocolate.

Step 6: Create a Winged Eye Liner

Perhaps the best part of an Adriana Lima inspired makeup look is the winged eyeliner! In this step, apply a pencil eyeliner along the lash line and lift it up at the outer corner to create a wing. If you’re a first timer with winged eyeliner, we know that it takes practice! Just keep going and one day you will perfect it. In any event, opt for a brown eye pencil instead of a harsh black for a more subtly sexy look. For this look, we used Charlotte Tilbury’s Rock ‘n’ Kohl Iconic Liquid Eye Pencil in Barbarella Brown.

Step 7: Mascara, Mascara, Mascara!

Add a lot of drama to your lashes by adding a few falsies and applying loads of mascara! For this look, we used Butter London’s Double Decker mascara.

Step 8: Apply Concealer + Translucent Powder

Time to highlight and lift, baby! Apply a bit of concealer underneath the eyes, along the bridge of the nose, and in the middle part of the forehead to hide any discoloration and illuminate key features of your face. Follow with a translucent setting powder of your choice. For a semi-matte finish, lightly dab the powder around the T-zone with a big, fluffy brush to avoid shine but omit the outer layers of the face to keep the dewiness of the skin.

Step 9: Finish Off the Face

As we mentioned earlier, the perfect Adriana Lima inspired makeup look appears sun kissed and warm! Warm up your complexion with a golden bronzer – here, we used MAC Cosmetics Bronzing Powder in Biana Bronze. Apply it at the hollows of the cheeks and around the outer edges of your forehead. Next, apply a peachy pink blush across your cheekbones.

Step 10: Create Angel-Luscious Lips

Top off your Adriana Lima inspired makeup look by lining your lips and applying a nude or peachy lip color of your choice. To amp up your lips and create tons of shine, apply a nude pink shimmery gloss.

The final result? A beautiful and smoldering golden goddess look that accentuates all of your best features without being too overwhelming. Perfect for a night out, really.


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