With five million followers, Sara Sampaio is a popular Instagram user. She shares behind-the scenes photos of Victoria’s Secret shoots, red carpet shots, and beauty tips with everyone. The Portuguese model is a true makeup artist, with a wide range of looks, including dark, bold lipsticks, beach waves, and messy ponytails. She can also rock bare-face selfies. To test the brand’s latest sun collection, we met up with the Moroccanoil beauty ambassador. Here are her top beauty tips for ELLE.com.
- She washes her hair daily.
Two things are necessary for my hair: a good haircut and a great conditioner. I can do my hair if I have no time for anything else. My hair is greasy from working almost every day. My worst habit is to go to bed with my hair greasy. It causes my skin to break out and makes it difficult to get to sleep. You can be lazy or just want to do your hair as easy as possible. I will do my hair in a messy ponytail with dry shampoo. Dry shampoo is great for my dark hair. There are a lot of dry shampoos that [show] white.
- She doesn’t stick to one look on the red carpet.
Red carpets allow you to experiment with so many styles-you can totally change your look. For a time, I was wearing a lot of straight, sleek hair with a low part. Recently, I love mixing it up. For dramatic effect, I will either go with gorgeous waves or a high pony. Red carpet is my favorite thing. I find it easy to forget about it if I don’t have the time. Keep it simple.
- This is the only beauty product she can live with.
Highlighter is my favorite product. Benefit Watt’s up. I am a “More highlighter!” person when I go to events. Before I leave my house, I will put on a bit more. It’s so refreshing to just turn your head and see the light. It looks great and feels very healthy. You can highlight your cheeks, under your brow bone and around the corner of the eye with a little highlighter. This will brighten up your face and make you look more awake. It’s the best thing that I have ever learned, and it’s where I go every day.
- She adapts her beauty routine to the changing seasons.
I moisturize more in the summer. Although you should moisturize more in winter, I am lazy in winter. Your skin will be dry in the summer so I moisturize my skin and make up for the lazy winter. Because it’s so hot, I tend not to cut my hair as much. And [I wear] sunscreen. I use the Moroccanoil Face lotion, which I apply all over my body, even though I tan easily and burn quickly.
- She uses hair oil every day.
Moroccanoil Treatment Original is my favorite. It is something I use every day, after showering or even at night. Before I became an ambassador, I had actually been using it for many years. It is always small enough to take with me when I travel. It’s never too much.