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Alessandra Ambrosio's smoky eye conundrum

Alessandra Ambrosio's smoky eye conundrum

Alessandra Ambrosio can't do a smoky eye without it ending up looking like a "disaster".

The Brazilian model looks flawless at all times, whether she's on the red carpet, in a campaign or walking for a big brand. While she may appear to have her make-up skills down pat, Alessandra admits there are still areas she fails at.

"If I try to do a smoky eye it ends in disaster," she giggled to Britain's Marie Claire magazine. "When it comes to eye make-up, I can just about manage a little liner - and I'm still perfecting that. I'll put a little black around the eyes, and use my Shu Uemura eyelash curlers and add lots of volumising mascara."

With the rest of her face the brunette star likes to keep things simple, favouring a spot of blush and a natural lip with a touch of lip liner for definition.

Arguably, Alessandra, 35, puts the most effort into her hair as it takes some work to get it voluptuous.

"I'm pictured a lot with big, wavy hair but, naturally, it's very straight," she admitted. "I try to make it bigger with volumising shampoos and hair masks - anything I can do to give it body. I use L'Oreal Professional Serie Expert Volumetry Shampoo and my hairstylist puts it in big waves. If it's a normal day and I'm just being a mom, I let it try naturally and do its own thing."

Alessandra is a mother to daughter Anja, seven, and four-year-old son Noah with fiance Jamie Mazur. Despite becoming a mother at 26 in the midst of her busy career, the model has managed to balance her work life and family time in harmony.

One of her biggest jobs is as a Victoria's Secret Angel, and she was previously chosen to rock one of the lingerie's most treasured pieces during the annual catwalk presentation.

"The highlight for me was when I wore the Fantasy Bra in the show," she grinned, having worn it in both 2012 and 2014. "You feel really special when you get to wear it, and I did, twice."

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