Victoria's Secret model Candice Swanepoel's beauty secrets

Jul 27, 2011 at 3:50 p.m. ET

SheKnows went to visit Victoria's Secret model Candice Swanepoel at the Fantasies launch event to absorb her deepest, darkest beauty secrets. After seeing Candice work it in her new ad campaign for Tom Ford, we just had to know what it takes to be Victoria's Secret beautiful.

Despite all the crazy antics that we assume go on during photo shoots and fashion shows, Candice Swanepoel tells us that beauty is actually very relaxed. While we couldn't get her to reveal the crazy lengths the girls go to at shoots (duct tape, Vaseline possibly?), the Victoria's Secret model has a few simple beauty tips for anyone craving a new beauty regimen.

flawless, fantasy skin

It's a given that, as a model, flawless skin is important. Candice tells us, "I wash my face as soon as I finish work because we have makeup on every day. It's really important to keep it clean." Though it's often necessary to wear makeup to bring out your best features, it's even more important to make sure you wash it off. Per Candice's advice, we say don't wait until bedtime to wash your face. Wipe it all away the moment you get home.

Since she is a lingerie model after all, she also told us how she cares for the rest of her skin. "Body-wise, I moisturize a lot and I do a lot of scrubs to renew skin." She also likes the results of body oils when it comes to keeping skin healthy and fresh.

What she never leaves home without

Every gal has her favorite beauty product or makeup must-have that never parts with her purse. But what does a Victoria's Secret model always keep handy? "Products you should never leave home without; I would say lip balm and your favorite scent."

Though we're sure Candice Swanepoel has beauty experts who follow her around and provide the products she'd normally never part with, we think she's right. Lip balm and perfume are two items that give every gal a girly boost when they're on the go.

beauty from the outside in

If you happen to come across one of Candice's ads for the latest Tom Ford campaign, you'll believe us when we say that she looks like quite the maneater. However, she admits that she hasn't mastered much when it comes to seducing men (despite any assumptions). To play the part for the vixen-like photo shoot, Candice had to be confident in the clothes she was wearing.

"The clothes in the campaign make you feel powerful as a woman," says Candice. If you want to look your best when you bare it all in swimwear or lingerie, you have to tune in to your confidence and feel beautiful on the inside, too. At the same time, make sure you're choosing styles that flaunt your body type.

Besides having your skin ready, Candice says, "Feel comfortable with yourself."

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