07 April 2014 by

Victoria’s Secret Angel Lindsay Ellingson Talks Beauty & Why She Only Uses One Hair Product

Lindsay Ellingson at Grazia HQ (Instagram)

When Victoria’s Secret model Lindsay Ellingson stepped foot in Grazia HQ last week, we couldn’t wait to grill her about her (not so top secret) beauty tips. After all, we’re talking one serious American beauty- as sunny as the Californian valley from which she hails, we were truly blown away by Lindsay’s laid-back, easy-breezy attitude to beauty. For a girl who has now walked for almost every one of the world’s top brands- from Dior and Chanel to Givenchy and Armani, we reckon this VS angel knows a sure thing or two about looking good. Whilst giving us Grazia girls the full lowdown on her gorgeous new jewellery range, Lindsay also had time to chat to us about her beauty secrets. Want to know what we talked about? Then consider yourself a fly on the wall…

Lindsay Ellingson (Getty)

Her ideal pre-show workout plan involves plenty of yoga

“I am a real yoga bunny. In the run-up to a big show I do a heated yoga class three times a week at Yoga Works in New York, but I always take a day off to rest.”

Food is her fuel

“It’s really important to me to look healthy and not too skinny. Before the Victoria’s Secret shows, I always have protein shakes and hearty food. My favourite pre-show meal is salmon with lentils and sweet potatoes. You need so much energy running around town doing fittings and press events prior to a show… before we’ve even hit the catwalk.”

Her hair routine consists of only ONE product

“My hair has gone through so much after 10 years of modelling- I went platinum a few years ago and that totally destroyed my hair. Throw in all the blow-dries, straighteners and curling irons and my hair was so dry that I thought it was time to make a change. Now, I just use a cleansing conditioner and have noticed an incredible difference in the condition of my hair.”

Lindsay swears by hot yoga for her impressive body (Getty)

She keeps her nails au naturel

“I love Essie nail polishes- they have such a great range of neutral shades which are always my favourite. Whenever I have a manicure I always chose a nude shade.”

She loves doughnuts

“If you ever go to New York, you have to go to Doughnut Plant. It is my favourite place in the city to indulge after a show!”

She loves a multi-tasking product

“I absolutely love an all-natural, cocoa butter lipbalm as you can use it anywhere- not just on your lips. For example, when I am on a flight I often put it under my eyes- it’s so hydrating. I also swear by coconut oil- it’s amazing! It’s anti-microbial so works really well to get rid of heavy make-up like waterproof mascara and lots of eye-liner. It’s also very inexpensive which is a bonus.”

Dr Fusco is her favourite dermatologist

“When my skin needs a pick-me-up, I always book in with skin expert Dr Fusco. Her facials are the best!"

(@lindsellingson)


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