Sara Sampaio tells us about her Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show beauty prep

Sara Sampaio

Our exclusive interview with the Angel

Beauty Crew Beauty Writer / November 09 2018

Sara Sampaio has walked the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show runway five years running; she’s one of the most sought-after models of the moment; and she’s got the best hair/brows/face we’ve ever seen.

So when we were given access to speak with her backstage before the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, you’re going to bet we were after ALL of her beauty tips! Here are the beauty secrets we learned from Sara during our exclusive interview.

On how she looks after her skin before the Victoria’s Secret show…
“I did a facial to remove all the impurities, which I don’t normally do however my skin was glowing after that. I do a lot of masks before the show. I try to not do anything too harsh on the skin and keep as hydrated as possible.”

On what goes through her head when she’s about to step out on the Victoria’s Secret runway…
“I always say this to everyone – really enjoy the moment because it’s going to pass so fast. It really is your time to shine so just really take it all in. Have fun!”

On the exercise routine she’s obsessed with…
“I workout generally five times a week doing SLT (strengthen, lengthen and tone). In the lead-up to the show, all my workouts are intense. Anything high intensity that makes you sweat lots, so you know you’ve really had a workout.”

On the skin care she applies before she goes to sleep...
“Moroccanoil Night Body Serum, it really hydrates and firms the skin.”

On her other beauty rituals before sleep…
“I like to zone out and will light a candle and read. I mean, it’s different every night! I like doing a face mask, and another ritual in general is getting 10 hours sleep!”

On her must-haves when it comes to going to bed…
“I generally love silk and satin pjs, anything that feels good on the skin is a tick from me. At the moment I love the new stretch collection from VS – it’s so comfy. Nice bed sheets are always a must!”

On the best beauty discovery she’s come across lately…
“[Giorgio] Armani beauty has this new eye tint: so easy to put on – it’s my new obsession. I also love the Tease fragrance from VS, I use the body mists and the perfumes.

On how she celebrates post-show…
“Well, our after-party of course! And lots of bad food and good music. Just let your hair down!”

Good to know: Victoria's Secret is opening its first large-scale Australian store in Melbourne's Chadstone Shopping Centre at the end of the year, along with a pop up at Chadstone Shopping Centre happening between the 14th of November and 2nd of December. 

If you’re after some more Victoria’s Secret goodness, check out Elsa Hosk’s nifty eyeshadow trick and the backstage tricks to replicate a Victoria's Secret Angel's flawless glow.

What’s one of your latest beauty discoveries? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Erin Docherty is a Beauty Writer for BEAUTYcrew, Beauty Editor for Women's Health magazine and a Grooming Writer for Men's Health magazine. She has a keen interest in cosmeceutical skin care and is currently working on minimising her 9-step skin care routine – because ain’t nobody got time for that. When she’s not writing about the latest beauty news, or applying copious amounts of serum, you can find her spending all her money in Sephora.