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Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2016

Location: Grand Palais in Paris, France

Date:  The show will be filmed on November 30th and airs December 5th on CBS.

Segments: The Road Ahead, Secret Angel, Moutain Romance, PINK Nation, Dark Angel, Bright Night Angel.

Performers: Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars & The Weeknd.

Fantasy Bra: The ‘Bright Night’ Fantasy Bra will be worn by Jasmine Tookes.


  1. Adriana Lima
  2. Alessandra Ambroiso
  3. Elsa Hosk
  4. Jasmine Tookes
  5. Josephine Skriver
  6. Lais Ribeiro
  7. Lily Aldridge
  8. Marha Hunt
  9. Romee Strijd
  10. Sara Sampaio
  11. Stella Maxwell
  12. Taylor Hill

    Returning models:

  13. Barbara Fialho
  14. Bridget Malcolm
  15. Cindy Bruna
  16. Daniela Braga 
  17. Devon Windsor
  18. Flavia Lucini 
  19. Gigi Hadid
  20. Izabel Gourlart 
  21. Joan Small
  22. Kate Grigorieva
  23. Kelly Gale 
  24. Kendall Jenner
  25. Leomie Anderson 
  26. Lily Donaldson 
  27. Liu Wen 
  28. Maria Borges 
  29. Ming Xi 
  30. Rachel Hilbert 
  31. Sanne Vloet 
  32. Sui He 
  33. Valery Kaufman


  34. Alanna Arrington
  35. Bella Hadid
  36. Brooke Perry
  37. Camille Rowe 
  38. Dilone
  39. Georgia Fowler 
  40. Grace Elizabeth
  41. Herieth Paul 
  42. Irina Shayk 
  43. Jourdana Elizabeth 
  44. Keke Lindgard 
  45. Lameka Fox 
  46. Lais Oliveira 
  47. Luma Grothe 
  48. Maggie Laine 
  49. Megan Williams 
  50. Xiao Wen Ju
  51. Zuri Tibby 


If you didn’t already figure out, this is a beauty blog. (Note explicit sidebar description: beauty beauty beauty!!!)

Thought I’d start off by introducing myself. My name is Maria Liu. I named myself Maria after Julie Andrews’ Fraulein Maria from The Sound of Music because even as a baby I knew the hills were alive. That’s a story for another day, because today’s focus is makeup and I don’t think Fraulein Maria wore makeup.

Anyway, I am obsessed with makeup, skincare, beauty. It started when I was very young. I’d play around with my mother’s makeup, especially her lipsticks. See example:

Things haven’t changed much. I still fancy a dramatic red lip. But my tastes have become more refined over the years.

I’ve managed to curb most of my vices but I haven’t been able to shake is my need to research, buy, and test new makeup products. I’m constantly mining for new innovations or classics and hoping to find a keeper. If my makeup drawer were a company, the turnover rate would be insane- lots of bad press and unhappy neglected employees. I can’t even count how much money I’ve blown on makeup, months when I didn’t have money left over for anything else after. Resisting the allure of Sephora is one thing I’ve fought constantly but failed at. Most times the embarrassment when the sales associate checks my beauty insider account and tells me how many Beauty VIP points I have stored up is too much. 

I admit it. I’m a beauty addict!

So, this blog is dedicated to recording my trials with different products, different brands, different applications- what worked, what didn’t- perhaps all my beauty points and $$$ and experience can be of benefit to you, dear readers! 

Happy reading.