Shakira's Summer Beauty Secrets

Catherine Q. O'Neill, Allure magazine

If you followed soccer's Euro 2012, you know Spain defender Gerard Piqué got a lot of attention this year (and not just because he helped his team take home the championship). Piqué also happens to be dating Colombian bombshell Shakira, who didn't miss a match this season. We talked to the singer, who is launching her new fragrance, Elixir, this month, about her summer beauty routine and how she always looks so gorgeous on the sidelines.

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Are there any products you can't live without in the summer?

Sunblock. Sunblock. Sunblock. I like BabyGanic because it's all natural, waterproof, gentle, and it really stays. And La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 because it's paraben-free.

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What's your summer makeup routine?

I'm trying to go au naturel with my makeup. I like to use Tarte foundation because it's oil-free and waterproof and doesn't have any of the other bad stuff. I don't put it all over my face-just in certain areas. I also love Origins Pinch Your Cheeks. It's water-based, so it doesn't clog your pores and makes you look rosy. And then a little bit of mascara. Sometimes I just curl my eyelashes and don't wear mascara at all.

And how do you care for your blonde hair?

The sun kisses my hair and it gives it a nice color. I don't really put anything on it, but I do condition it right after the beach.

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You're in the middle of launching a new fragrance, Elixir. Are you already wearing it this summer?

Yes, it's perfect for all seasons. It's velvety and sensual and sophisticated, but very young. You can wear it during the day or at night. I really feel like I reached perfection with this one.

You recently said it's your most sensual fragrance yet. When do you feel sexiest?

When I'm happy and I'm smiling and I'm at harmony with the world. For me, and for anyone, there's no better makeup than a good smile.


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