Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2015: Maria Borges Won the Night

Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2015

victoria's secret fashion show 2015

 

Being yourself is always the right [thing] to do. By being yourself, I mean choosing the hairstyle that you want and not what people ask you to do in order to be beautiful or sexy in their eyes,” Maria Borges

My LOVES! The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2015 has come and gone, but there was a truly historic moment very few will be talking about.  While most outlets will be obsessing over Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner, I would like to turn your attention to true hero of the night: Maria Borges.  The 23 year old Angolan model opted to walk the runway sans extensions wearing her natural hair, saying, “I told my agent I wanted to walk in the Victoria’s Secret show with my natural hair.  I was nervous, but I had to do it. When they said yes, I didn’t expect it, but I was so happy!”

Courageous is an understatement.  I was reminded of my days as a 2nd grader, rocking a very similar cut and all the teasing I had to endure.  I remember then feeling ugly and ridiculous.  And looking at her, I see the same strength it took for me to pull through and shape a sense of self that refused to bow to society’s standards of beauty.  Some may have mixed feelings about her decision, but I love the way Maria Borges used her platform to represent a beauty we all too rarely get to see.  This is one Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show I was more than happy to watch.

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My Maria Borges Inspired Look

P R O D U C T S   F E A T U R E D

– e y e s –

LOREAL Infallible Shadow, Deep Mocha, (brows)
MUFE Brow Seal, HERE
LORAC Behind the Scenes Eye Primer, HERE
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette, HERE
-Haute Chocolate
Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette, HERE
-Peanut Butter
-Licorice
Maybelline Color Tattoo, Chocolate Suede, HERE
L’OREAL Liquid Pencil Liner, Black, HERE
iT Cosmetics, Tightline Mascara, HERE

 

– f a c e –

Lancome 1-Minute Blur, HERE (10% off!)
Benefit Porefessional Primer, HERE
Bare Minerals Original Primer, HERE
MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Foundation, 177, HERE 175, HERE
Black UP Cosmetics Contouring Stick, 3, HERE
Maybelline FitMe Concealer, Cafe, HERE
BlackUp Cosmetics, Radiance Concealer, HERE
Sacha Cosmetics, Buttercup Powder, HERE
Black Radiance Powder, Ebony, HERE
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural, Dark, HERE
Sleek Blush by 3 Palette, Pink Sprint, “Pink Ice,” HERE
Mario Badescu Rosewater Facial Spray, HERE
Becca Cosmetics Highlighter, Champagne Pop, HERE
Cherishlook Lashes, WSP (2 PAIRS STACKED), HERE

 

– l i p s –

Sephora Lip Liner, Chic Choco (discontinued)
NARS Lip Lacquer, Eros, HERE

– t o o l s –

Becca The One Brush, HERE
Nars Ita Brush, HERE

I love that she did this!  The little girl in me is overjoyed.  

Watch the Makeup Tutorial Below!

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