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with Fabiana Saba

Today, she shares some of her best-kept secrets on Brazilian beauty.

Let’s face it: we are always eager to learn more about the secrets of Brazilian beauty and radiance!
Well, meet Brazilian born and raised model Fabiana Saba.

Fabiana has enjoyed a highly successful international career, during which she has lived in Milan, Paris, New York and Tokyo.
In addition to commanding the runways, she has been on the covers of many world-renowned magazines, such as Vogue, Elle and Harper’s Bazaar. She also hosted a prime-time television show in Brazil before returning to New York for love where she now resides as a happy wife and mother of two.

Fabiana embraces a healthy lifestyle cherishing motherhood.
Today, she shares some of her best-kept secrets on Brazilian beauty with BWB that are tailored to her New York lifestyle!

BWB: What is your beauty routine?

I am very basic. Washing the face, moisturizing and putting on very light make-up in the morning.
At night, I always make sure I remove my make-up properly and apply moisturizing cream.

BWB: Which Brazilian products do you always bring back in your suitcase?

I usually get most of my products in the States. However, the BEST body treatments are in Brazil, from massages, to machines.
I love their treatments for modeling the body and to get rid of cellulite!

Fabiana Saba

BWB: What is your wellness routine?

Drinking lots of water and enjoying life!

I have a trainer 3 times a week from Brazil, Thalita Pascual – she is amazing.

BWB: How do you stay fit?

I have a trainer 3 times a week from Brazil, Thalita Pascual – she is amazing.
I’ve also started to take an African Dance class with Djoniba Moulflet, and I am thinking of adding this to my routine.
I also do a special Brazilian massage that helps sculpt the body (it’s all the models’ secret). In NY, I do this at Maria Bonita Salon and Spa. It is called “massagem modeladora”. It really works.

BWB: What’s a perfect make-up for…

…the day time?
Tinted moisturizer by Laura Mercier, concealer by Bobbi Brown, bronzer (not too much) by Tarte, mascara and a gloss.

an evening out?
Same as the morning, just add Skinfinish powder by MAC, blush by Smashbox, a little NARS shining eye shadow (I like it gold), a black eye liner (I like it to be powdered with a really thin brush), LOTS of mascara and a gloss.

BWB: A beauty “faux-pas” to avoid?

Making a heavy skin with too much contour and too much base.

BWB: A place of choice in New York for…

…a healthy lunch?
Rouge Tomate

…a glamorous evening?
Nobu and Blue Hill

…a special dinning experience?

BWB: A Brazilian recipe you cannot do without?

Pao de queijo (cheese bread) and bolinho de arroz (rice balls). Not too healthy, but delicious!

BWB: Your necessary splurge?

I do love to buy make up!

BWB: A retreat favorite?

MY bed!

BWB: Your next project?

I am working on a blog called “New York in15 seconds”, to show cool and amazing places in the city.

BWB:Your mantra?

Don’t waste your time judging others. Work on yourself and be KIND!

BWB: Who are your beauty icons?

Natalie Portman and Julia Roberts. They are effortlessly gorgeous.
I always like actresses who embrace growing old like Helen Mirren and Diane Keaton. They look amazing without too much plastic surgery.

Mélanie Bird

While enjoying working at the United Nations as political affairs officer, Mélanie’s lifestyle is all about wellness, hedonism and seeing life through the eye of beauty. She loves sharing her passion for healthy lifestyle in a holistic fashion. She believes beauty and happiness come from within. “Life becomes magical when you feel and see beauty and new possibilities around“. She is also a certified health coach and yoga instructor.

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