“Sports Illustrated” Swimsuit model Lais Ribeiro tells us the genius beauty secrets she learned growing up in Brazil

Brazilian model Lais Ribeiro is no stranger to the spotlight, and she shows no signs of stepping out of it, either. Not only is she a Victoria’s Secret Angel, but she’s featured in Sports Illustrated‘s Swimsuit issue.

Despite being one of the most in-demand models right now, she’s super down-to-earth, particularly when it comes to her makeup and skin care routine. Lais spoke to HelloGiggles about all things beauty, sharing some of her best skin care tips and tricks, including the secret ingredients from her home country, Brazil.

So if you’re looking to get glowing skin and channel your inner Victoria’s Secret Angel, keep on reading to see the beauty products Lais can’t live without, including the one fruity ingredient she loves for helping with scars and blemishes.

HelloGiggles (HG): What are some beauty products you always have on hand?

Lais Ribeiro (LR): I’m pretty minimal when it comes to beauty, but I always have lipstick or lip gloss with me. I’m a firm believer that no matter what, you can always put on a cool pair of sunglasses and then make yourself pop with a nice lip color. I also love Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturizer and Nars’ eyeshadows because they have such an amazing variety of colors.

HG: Who is the person in your life who has taught you about beauty?

LR: I have some great beauty role models from my mom to the makeup artists I’ve worked with to one of my best friends, Jasmine Tookes. They have all taught me little tips and tricks about beauty, but the best thing I’ve learned is to keep it natural.

HG: What are some beauty secrets you learned growing up in Brazil?

LR: There are so many natural ingredients that work miracles on your skin and hair. Drinking coconut water is hydrating for the skin, avocado is great for both hair and skin, and papaya can help scars and blemishes.

HG: How do you keep your skin healthy while traveling?

LR: I love sheet masks and under-eye masks. I think those are so helpful for depuffing the face and skin and also making it glowy.

HG: Who are some of your beauty and style icons that you watched in films or shows growing up?

LR: Growing up in Brazil, we watched and listened to a lot of the things being put out by Americans. I always thought J.Lo, Gwen Stefani, Rihanna, and Angelina Jolie had such awesome styles and people always said I resembled Zoe Saldana, who I love and think is so chic.

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