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Shakira´s Make Up and Beauty Advice

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Wear sunscreen. That’s the best advice. I don’t fry under the sun. Yeah, it gives you the cool look like you’ve been on vacation all the time, but it lasts, what, a week? And then you have to live with the damage it does to your skin.

I like BabyGanic Sunscreen Spray because it’s all natural, waterproof, gentle, and it really stays. And La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 because it’s paraben-free.


In summer I’m trying to go au naturel with my makeup. I like to use Tarte foundation because it’s oil-free and waterproof and doesn’t have any of the other bad stuff. I don’t put it all over my face—just in certain areas. I also love Origins Pinch Your Cheeks. It’s water-based, so it doesn’t clog your pores and makes you look rosy. And then a little bit of mascara. Sometimes I just curl my eyelashes and don’t wear mascara at all.

Shakira´s typical beauty routine when Traveling
It’s very important to keep it simple, so I try not to use too much, just to keep my skin clean, and remove my makeup at night… I discovered that vitamin C does wonders, so I apply vitamin C every morning before I put my makeup on. Or even if I don’t put makeup on. For my hair, I try not to use products with too much alcohol because they dry your hair, so I use more natural oils. Blondes really need it and with specially treated hair, you need a lot of nutrition. I’ve had every bad colorist in the world do my color and burn my hair. [Laughs.] My hair has a History of tears and sweat. But you overcome it eventually, and you have to take care of it.


Her secret beauty tips
I sometimes scrub with natural sugar and moisturizing cream, and I rub it on once in a while to get rid of ᴅᴇᴀᴅ skin.

The Importance of smile
The secret to a great smile is being uninhibited and open and sincere. I think that people who smile ear to ear aren’t hiding anything, they are genuine, and I think that’s appreciated by others. My mother-in-law—well, she’s not my mother-in-law, but Gerard’s mother—she smiles from here to here [points to her cheeks]. And it’s such a beautiful, honest, and inviting smile that makes her so approachable. I realize that people who have that kind of smile are very friendly and project that image.


“I don´t go out without makeup. I´m a woman, you know.”

“You want to be skinny and have a good body? You have to work out every day and say no to certain foods.”

~ Shakira

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