The way he looked at me. Oh my, I’ve never felt such things. Here… I guess it was like this. You know… When you feel an unexpected gust of wind come by you and you shiver? That’s what it was like when he looked at me except my body didn’t shiver. My heart did.
She talked about him like he put the stars in the sky.
Not only did Shailene Woodley fall for a stupid health trend, she fell for two. In a 2014 article for Into The Gloss magazine, Woodley, fancying herself an earthy-crunchy health guru, indicated she would totally open up elixir bars and use all-natural everything to heal toothaches, sinus problems, and probably Ebola if she weren’t so busy being awesome at acting. One of her preferred cure-alls? Eating clay.
She also has a solution for when all that scrumdiddlyumptious clay causes dry mouth: gargling with coconut and sesame oil. Yes, the same crap we use to fry eggplant, Woodley uses as a way to save money on her Listerine bill. And her “THE SECRET IS” explanation makes almost as much sense as why people still mess with Sasquatch: Apparently, oil whitens teeth, “because the plaque on your teeth is not water-soluble; it’s fat-soluble. So the lipids have to dissolve in fats, which is why oil works in your mouth.” But the only legitimate part of that quote is that the proofreader spelled it right.
18 August 2015 - Model, Victoria’s Secret Angel, and Max Factor ambassador Candice Swanepoel answers our 10 burning beauty questions.
1. What products do you use on your skin?
Because I wear a lot of make-up for work it’s really important to keep my skin clean after work so I use a great natural face wash, Tea Tree Oil and Green Tea. I use organic coconut oil to take my make-up off, I also add it to my smoothies to keep my skin glowing. It’s a great all round natural beauty product. The main thing my mum taught me was that you can never be too young to start taking care of your skin. No matter how tired I am, I will never sleep in my make-up.
2. What lessons have you learned from make-up artists backstage at the shows and on shoots?
Pat McGrath taught me all about contouring, which is really big right now. It’s also really important to find the right colours and shades for you. What may suit one person may not suit you, so find what works for your face shape and tones.
3. What are your summer make-up essentials?
Max Factor’s Miracle Match foundation - It gives skin good coverage, but with a really light, nourished finish. Also I love a red lipstick - I’m currently using the new Max Factor Lipfinity Lipstick. It’s really soft in texture, the colour is really bright and it stays put. Mascara is always in my handbag - I’m using Max Factor Velvet Volume Mascara right now. I recently shot the campaign with Pat and I love the soft, velvet feel it gives to my lashes.
4. How do you create perfect beach hair?
When it’s wet, tie it in a twisted bun and then undo to reveal wavy hair. Bio Oil is my favourite product from back home in South Africa and I love using it on my hair and body.
5. For your latest Max Factor campaign you were transformed into Marilyn Monroe - who’s your personal beauty icon?
Being transformed into Marilyn was so much fun. It was quite a process and to see the final look when I saw my reflection was amazing. Marilyn Monroe is such a big icon for so many women so it was really fun. It was a full transformation - hair, make-up and styling. It took about one and a half hours and I loved the final look. I take a lot of inspiration from the supermodels of the 90s - Linda Evangelista, Bo Derek, and Stephanie Seymour. They were unapologetic, strong women who were sexy and powerful.
6. What’s the best thing about being a model?
Definitely being able to travel to amazing places, working in an extremely creative environment. I feel very lucky to be able to work with people from all over the world, everyone has their story and their journey and we’re all there to have fun and create art in our own way.
7. What are your tips for perfectly toned abs?
Boxing, laughing a lot, pilates, yoga - everything that involves core exercises.
8. What is your favourite way to keep fit?
I have a trainer in New York who has been working with me for about eight years now. Over the years my workouts have changed, I do a lot of yoga, boxing when I have energy, pilates on the reformer and lots of resistance training. I love yoga for the spiritual and physical sides. It’s hard to meditate in New York City, which is why I like to travel to remote places where I am surrounded by nature. I meditate through yoga.
9. What’s your biggest beauty indulgence?
A great moisture mask or face massage. I have a facial once a month but I have to keep where I go a secret!
10. What beauty advice would you give your 16-year-old self?
Don’t pluck your eyebrows, don’t dye your hair and lay off on the smoky eye.