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Adriana Lima

June 12, 2016 | Maybelline

This blue-eyed brunette stunner hails from a small town in Brazil. Known for her high cheek bones, glossy brown hair and fierce attitude, Adriana Lima has modeled for Maybelline, Victoria’s Secret, Guess, Armani, and so much more. She got her start at age 15, when she won Ford Model’s Supermodel of the World Competition in Brazil. And from there, her career has continued to soar.

Girl Defined

We all know the song. Maybe she’s born with it. Maybe it’s Maybelline. That couldn’t be more true for Lima. She’s got “IT”, that sassy edge that runs through her veins, shines on the catwalk, smolders in her stare. This girl’s got attitude. And she makes it count.



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The energy, spirit, & exotic fruit keep Adriana going back to this legendary neighborhood in NYC

Fashion is not just beauty, it’s about good attitude.

That innate sense of confidence is what cemented Lima’s fame in the first place. It’s why she’s the longest running spokesmodel for Victoria’s Secret. Why she’s been the face of Maybelline for 7 years and counting. Why we sat down with Adriana Lima to learn her secrets of success and to find just how we can get IT.




True to her fierce nature, Lima once said, “I won’t cry for you. My mascara is too expensive.”

Fortunately, she jokes, that’s no longer a concern thanks to Volum’ Express Colossal Waterproof Mascara. A few sweeps of the mega brush makes all the difference. 9x the difference in volume actually. Plus, rain, shine, sweat or tears have no effect on those stunning lashes.

And good thing too. Because according to Lima, “Modeling is a tough job.” Still, she’s learned a lot of tricks of the trade just by being on set and chatting with makeup artists.

Here are the other products Lima can’t live without:

Color Sensational Lip Color in Neon Red is her go-to lip look. The honey nectar formula and sensuous finish give any woman a perfect pout.


“I love red lipstick,” Lima says. “It can completely change your look so I always carry one with me.” Sometimes, she confesses, she dabs a bit of it on her cheeks for a naturally-tinted glow.

Next, she gushes about Great Lash Mascara — Maybelline’s most recognizable product. The pink and green tube was, Lima confesses, her first makeup purchase as a teen.

“I always love bold lashes and a good mascara,” she says. “So I’m really excited that look defining lashes are an upcoming trend for fall.”

Perhaps it’s the nature of her job, or the essence of her Brazilian roots, but Adriana Lima prefers relaxed, comfortable clothing and makeup for any occasion. She explains:

“Evening makeup usually means applying more, but I always feel more comfortable in less.”

Finally, Lima rifles through her makeup bag to show us the key to her confidence — good skin. Her favorite product? Maybelline’s Dream Velvet Foundation. The refreshing, gel-whipped formula makes for enviable skin-perfection.

“It keeps my skin hydrated all day. So when I’m on a shoot, or at a show, or doing a press event, I can focus on what really matters — and let Maybelline do the rest.”



To achieve Adriana Lima-level skin perfection, all you need is a fluffy foundation brush and Maybelline’s Dream Velvet Foundation in your shade. Watch the video to learn more.

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