Backstage Makeup Breakdown: 2010 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Tom Pecheux returned to the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2010 as the lead makeup artist and created a “California Girl meets French Kiss” look on the models this year.

Adriana Lima at 2010 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Rose Whiteley Hungtington at 2010 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show
Models at 2010 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

The skin was evened out with liquid foundation before bronzer was heavily buffed across the cheekbones and on the outer sides of the bridge of the nose for a sun-kissed look. The same shade of taupe contoured the cheeks and creases of the eyes, whereas white eyeliner and gold eyeshadow made the waterline and inner corner of the eyes pop. The eyelashes were made lush without being over the top with coats of mascara and individual lashes. Finally, a brown lip liner traced the outline of the lips and a matte red lipstick was dabbed onto the center of the lips before topped with a nude gloss.

Products Used

* VS Makeup Pro Airbrush FX Face Primer SPF 20
* VS Makeup Pro Soft Focus Liquid Foundation SPF 20
* VS Makeup Bronzer/Highlighter Trio in Goddess
* VS Makeup Eyeshadow Quad in Sultry
* VS Makeup Eyeshadow Quad in Eye Contact
* VS Makeup Pro Voluptuous FX Mascara
* MAC Individual Lashes
* VS Makeup Lip Liner in Foxy Brown
* VS Makeup Matte Cream Lipstick in Icon

I think I also see Laura Mercier Loose Powder, Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage, Benefit Hoola Bronzing Powder, Duo Eyelash Glue and a compact from Chanel.

Liu Wen at 2010 Victoria’s Secret Fashion ShowAlessandra Ambrosio at 2010 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show
Chanel Iman at 2010 Victoria’s Secret Fashion ShowCandice Swanepoel at 2010 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

See more looks from previous Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows and remember to catch the show next Tuesday, November 30 at 10/9c on CBS!

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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


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