Nastia Liukin

Gold medalist

Gold medalist Nastia Liukin shares her beauty and style tips on and off the gymnastics floor.

As we begin our chat, Liukin (wearing a hot pink Lululemon jacket) is busily getting ready to jet off to London for this year’s games — still remembering the moment she won her gold medal in 2008. While she won’t be competing this year, Liukin will still be cheering on Team USA — looking as fabulous as ever with her classic, sporty chic style.

Keep reading to learn her beauty and style secrets:

SheKnows: What is your beauty routine on and off the gymnastics floor?

Liukin: When I’m training, I don’t really wear too much makeup because you primarily sweat it off! But, when I’m in a competition, I do a little more, but still keep it natural. I focus more on my eyes with eyeliner and mascara.

SheKnows: What is your go-to beauty item?

Liukin: NARS Bronzer is one of my favorites.

SheKnows: Who are your favorite fashion designers?

Liukin: I love Max Azria, and I did a campaign with him a few years ago. While I’m mainly in sweats and leotards, I love wearing Alice & Olivia, Parker and Citizens of Humanity jeans.

"I’ve actually seen the leotards, but they are a secret for now!"

SheKnows: What do you think of this year’s uniforms?

Liukin: I’ve actually seen the leotards, but they are a secret for now! I will say, though, they have a lot of sparkles and rhinestones and are very patriotic.

SheKnows: What did you think about the leotard you wore when you won your gold medal?

Liukin: I loved my pink leotard, and it really became my signature color afterwards.

SheKnows: What is your plan for this year’s games?

Liukin: I will be in London because I am the active representative of the International Gymnastics Federation. I will basically be the go-to person between the athletes and this committee. I was elected by gymnasts worldwide to get the position.

SheKnows: What’s next for you?

Liukin: I have a partnership with Fisher Price for the Fantastic Gymnastics Dora doll! It incorporates my two passions: gymnastics and inspiring children. I’m also planning on moving to New York City in January to go to NYU. I’m thinking about studying sports management or maybe something in fashion!

Don't forget to check out this year's Summer Games' Opening Ceremony on Friday, July 27.

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Comments on "Summer Games exclusive: Nastia Liukin shares her beauty and fashion secrets"

Jennifer August 11, 2012 | 3:06 PM

Gosh, it's getting awlulfy close to the Olympics for them not to be able to verify two events. I'm not blaming them or calling them lazy; I'm just saying that sometimes you can't will your body to do something no matter how much you train. If they make the team so be it and I shall root for them wholeheartedly, but if it's this close to time and they can't verify, perhaps it's time to hang it up. I admire Sacramone for being able to come back after her horrific injury whether she makes the team or not. I cannot *believe* they're only allowed 5 athletes. That's absurd. It should be six with four up ,four down, not five and three. Keeping in mind that team gold is the objective, the top five athletes I would send are Wieber, Raisman, Maroney (you don't keep someone who potentially can score a 16 on vault home and she has lovely form on floor), Douglas, and the fifth spot going to either Rebecca Bross (as a specialist, not an AA) or Alicia Sacramone if she's healthy.

Monica July 27, 2012 | 3:14 PM

She does have really great style, cool interview

Caitlin July 25, 2012 | 10:08 AM

Nastia has such great style! Especially because she can bring pizazz to a leotard.

Jessa July 25, 2012 | 9:39 AM

Love that you got to interview her! She is one of my favorite US Olympic Athletes. That is such great news that she will be continuing her education at NYU. And, I do love that signature pink of hers.

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