Photographer: Alasdair McLellan
Stylist: Edward Enninful

Adriana Lima has walked in a record 16 Victoria's Secret fashion shows and been the face of Maybelline for years, so naturally she's picked up quite a few beauty tips along the way. Those tricks will come in handy with her latest role, as host of Lifetime's new beauty competition series American Beauty Star, which premieres tonight. In advance of the show, Lima offers an insider's guide to her makeup, skincare, and fitness routines, starting with rose oil and ending with the perfect red lip.

Describe your look:

In one word, timeless.

Good skin starts with:

Rose oil.

Best advice from your dermatologist:

Always take your makeup off before bed.

Photographer: Alasdair McLellan Stylist: Edward Enninful

SPF of choice:

Sun Bum ($16,

Makeup miracle:

Red lipstick in various shades.

Most underrated product:

Albolene Moisturizing Cleanser.

Never leave the house without:

BB Cream, mascara, favorite lip color and fragrance.

A good hair day starts with:

Argan Oil.

Nails must be:

I have very dry cuticles so they always tell me to use cuticle oil.

Beauty from the inside out:

Carry fennel tea with you or eat cucumbers to help de-bloat when traveling.

Exercise obsession:


Drink of choice:

I love green juices with kale, spinach, green apples and lemon.

Product that you picked up from the pros:

Maybelline The Nudes Palette ($8,

A woman should smell like:

Flowers... pick your favorite floral scent and go for it.

Appointment you’d love to nab:

I'd like to finally have my makeup done by the amazing Sir John.

Spa-cation at:

I love Turkish Hamams.

Photo by Inez & Vinoodh. Styled by Edward Enninful.

Best advice from mom:

Be true to yourself. I think this translates in all aspects, including beauty.

Best-kept beauty secret:

For lipstick longevity, you apply it and blot three times for the color to stick.

Beauty myth you’d like to debunk:

That you need a facialist or dermatologist to have healthy and glowing skin.

Definite doppelgänger:

I've been told I resemble Ornella Muti!

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