Kelsey Merritt Spills Her Makeup Routine in Vogue’s Beauty Secrets Series—And They’re Good!
Congratulations are truly in order for the very first Filipina Victoria’s Secret runway model Kelsey Merritt. From her casting calls, callbacks, back-to-back local and international features to her historic debut on the iconic lingerie label’s runway, we can say that Kelsey has already solidified herself as one of the top models to watch out for in the international scene. And with her effortless style and impressive resume, Kelsey's quickly rising through the ranks like a natural! Agree?
Yesterday, this 22-year-old model hit yet another milestone when one of the biggest and most prestigious fashion magazines in the world, Vogue Magazine released her Beauty Secrets video, a beauty series video that previously tapped the likes of A-listers like Kendall Jenner and Rihanna. In this video, Kelsey shared her top beauty secrets and complete makeup routine during the casting for the show. Here's a sneak peek of the video which Kelsey posted on her Instagram account:
In this video, Kelsey begins by prepping her skin by mixing sunscreen and moisturizer. After, she then applies virgin coconut oil (a local staple!) all over her body for more moisturization. She even left us with an important tip, "Listen to what your skin needs."
Here, Kelsey also surprised us when she pulled out her cute aloe plant as part of her beauty routine. She explained how she crushed a piece of the plant between her fingers to extract its gel. Then she applies the aloe vera gel extract to her hair.
As for her makeup products, she started if off by using a liquid foundation. “I love looking bronzed and sun-kissed, so I usually use a shade darker than my skin tone,” she. shared. After applying the foundation with her fingers, Kelsey finishes off the base with a contouring stick and concealer to hide any breakouts (honestly—she looks so good we hardly even noticed any!)
To finish her subtle look, she adds a light dusting of powder blush and bronzer, a swipe of nude lipstick (we hear it's Charlotte Tilbury's "Stoned Rose" K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipstick), clear brow gel, a tube of volumizing mascara, and a swipe of neutral eye shadow. She even gives us a tip for upgrading your day look to night: swipe on some glitter eyeshadow on top of your neutral one to make it look more glam! Want to see the full video? Check out this out!