What’s In Alessandra Ambrosio’s Bag?

WARMER weather is on the horizon and it makes our dreams of lazing on the beach more tangible. Victoria’s Secret angel Alessandra Ambrosio frequents the beach more than anyone, so it is no surprise she knows exactly what essentials are needed to have the best beach day ever – or any day really. We take a dive into the on-the-go bag of the mother and supermodel.

Dream Drops

SHE carries a special gift from another angel: “Miranda Kerr sent it to me!” she says about an aromatherapy oil. “It keeps me smelling good – and feeling calm.” Apply two to three drops of oil on pressure points.

Roman Chamomile Organic Essential Oil: R179, Soil

Tricks Of The Trade

VICTORIA’S Secret angels have a specific look: bronzed skin, volumised hair and nude lips. Alessandra has adopted this look in real life too. “I think a nude lip is very sexy.”


Baked Bronzer: R145, Palladio, Dry Texturizing Spray: R813, By Oribe, Quintessentially Yours And Lipify Stylo: R109.95, L.A. Girl

Eye Like

TO compliment her nude lip, she accentuates her eyes for special occasions: ‘I prefer to play up my eyes on the red carpet.’ She often adds colour to her bronzed smokey eye, such as deep blue eyeliner.

Golden Hour Perfect Filter Eyeshadow Palette: R299.95, NYX

Super Lashes

ALESSANDRA stays loyal to her one and only mascara “This mascara sticks to every single lash!” she says.

They’re Real! Mini Mascara: R175, By Benefit, Red Square


‘MY daughter always steals these out of my bag,’ Alessandra’s EOS Organic Lip Balm is in high demand. ‘My favourites are the fruit and the mint flavours,’ she says. ‘Sometimes I’ll just apply this lip balm over a nude lip liner.’

Organic Lip Balm In Sweet Mint: R55, EOS

Snap Happy

‘I bring my Instax camera with me everywhere. I love taking shots of my kids. And the photos print right away!’

Instax Mini 9 Camera: R1 199, Fujifilm



I am Beauty Editor at People Magazine and a make-up artist. I have worked with many celebrities, including, Phumeza Mdaba, Boity, Zuraida Jardine and Rolene Strauss. I always knew I would work in magazines, as I grew up in publishing (my parents are publishers). When I’m not writing beauty or following my passion for make-up, I can be found reading and spending time with family and friends. I am also a tea-lover