This was perhaps me at my A-game as an "investigative reporter." What I do for my BeautySweetSpot readers, let me tell you. Picture this – me in a 5' x 8' area, enclosed by a curtain backstage surrounded by three buck naked Victoria's Secret models and two women hand painting them with self tanner. Yes, I was the reporter who had to see for myself exactly how the ladies were being self tanned and how they took the extra step to perfect their already perfect bodies. So allow me to fill you in:
First of all, all three models back there were concavely skinny with A cup boobs. I was not surrounded by bombshell bodies. It's amazing what VS lingerie can do to a stick figure! I have to say though, none of the girls I was back there with were the core VS models. They were cast just for the show. The core models were all shapely and very toned.
I had to get that out. Their beachy glowing bodies started two days ago when the models met with spray tanner, Jimmy Coco at the Giraffe Hotel in NYC to begin the process. Then, at the show the girls whole bodies were rubbed down by one artist under makeup artist, Tom Pecheux's lead with a combination of moisturizer and Victoria's Secret Sunkissed Bronze Instant Self Tan Lotion with Tint.
Once their whole bodies were covered, they went to a second woman who used the Victoria's Secret Flawless Airbrush Body Tan to sculpt their bodies, a paint brush with foundation to cover flaws and bruises and finished by using a light shimmer product coming out this holiday season.
The girls said they didn't feel sticky and that the formulas dried quickly. None of them looked tanned, just sun-kissed.