Style Stalker File: Stella Maxwell

 It’s rare to find a model that loves makeup. When you wake up looking like you’re on set at a Maxim cover shoot, why bother?

Because makeup is fun! That’s why.

Case in point: Stella Maxwell. Stunning with makeup, stunning without. Stella brings the heat regardless. Most models opt for a pared-down look with their makeup when attending events or parties, but Stella plays around with her makeup look.

If you’re looking for Victoria’s Secret worthy makeup ideas for the weekend, here’s how to get glam like Stella Maxwell.

Bright is Alright

Bright, colourful eye makeup is having a moment and trending on the runways at Jill Stuart, Fendi and Jeremy Scott. Stella’s hot pink smoky eye is stunning with blue eyes and looks incredible with her hair pulled back into a high ponytail. To get this look you’ll need a base so that the shadow has something to stick to. Use a concealer to colour correct the eyelids and then set with ALIMA PURE Color Balancing Powder in Buttercup ($47).

Blend the eye shadow across eyelids and underneath the bottom lash line. Try SEPHORA Collection Colorful Eye Shadow in Starlette ($17), BY TERRY Ombre Blackstar Cream Eyeshadow in Bubble Glow ($58) and NYX Primal Colour Eyeshadow in Hot Fuchsia ($10).

Sexy Smoky Eye

Stella was recently named the sexiest woman alive by Maxim magazine, so of course she had to turn it up for their Hot 100 Party. As a professional good-looking human, she knows that nothing says sexy better than a smoldering grey smoky eye matched with a nude lip.

The key to a perfect smoky eye goes beyond a good eye shadow palette. The biggest mistake you can make with this look is concealing before you’ve applied eye shadow. Doing your eye makeup first is crucial because when you apply dark eye shadows you’re bound to get fall out. Finish your eye makeup, then use a Q-tip with NEUTROGENA Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover ($11), to clean up any fall out. Apply concealer with a synthetic, flat concealer brush that you can use to hide imperfections and perfect the wing of your smoky eye at the same time. I recommend BOBBI BROWN Concealer Brush ($46).


The Always Effortless Messy Bun

Whether you’re all done up or just woke up, a messy bun is always chic. Stella recently wore her favorite smoky eye and nude lip combination with an easy up-do for the Victoria’s Secret Easy Collection launch in New York.

To copy this look, pull your hair into a loose ponytail and secure with a hair tie. Twist the ponytail in one direction and then wrap it around the base. Using a second hair tie, secure the bun in place. Pull random pieces of hair out from the side of your head to create a more effortless look. You can use bobby pins to secure any hairs that are out of place.

Messy buns work best on dirty hair, so if your hair is too clean then a spray of dry shampoo will add texture. Try KLORANE Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk ($8).