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Natalia Vodianova: Romance keeps me slim

FashionBy Sunday World
Natalia Vodianova: Romance keeps me slim

Natalia Vodianova thinks falling in love kept her fit.

The model, who is a campaign regular for the likes of Calvin Klein, Louis Vuitton and Gucci, always maintains a svelte figure thanks to her job.

Staying trim has remained easy for 33-year-old Natalia, even after giving birth to four children.

"I guess I've been lucky, as I didn't really do anything for the three years leading up to having Maxim [14 months] - I guess falling in love kept me fit," she smiled to British InStyle.

"After I had him, someone recommended Pilates, as it rebuilds all the muscles in your inner core, and now I completely love it. I do it about once or twice a week, and it's probably the best thing I've done for my body."

Natalia is also mother to Lucas, Neva and Viktor with her ex-husband Justin Portman, who she separated from in 2011. Maxim is her first child with Antoine Arnault, son of LVMH founder Bernard Arnault.

As well as being busy with motherhood and Pilates, the fashion star is a dab hand at doing her own make-up. She's particularly keen on the contouring look and can achieve the beauty trend without the help of professionals.

"I'm a contour pro; I do it all the time! The trick is to always add a bit of blusher. That really chiselled look is fine for pictures, but for real life I find it a little weird. So, I always apply a touch of blusher on top of my cheekbones, just under the eye - it really helps create the look of high cheekbones. Just make sure the blusher doesn't imitate the shape of the contour - it should be round and small, and never too close to the nose," she advised.

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