From a cult foundation to a clever skincare hack: Everything Shanina Shaik puts on her face.

What I Put On My Face is Mamamia’s celebrity beauty series that takes you inside the beauty cabinets of some of Australia’s most influential people. From what skincare products they use to their go-to makeup tips, it’s a pervy look at exactly what they put on their face. And body. And hair. You get the idea. 

This week, we speak to Aussie supermodel Shanina Shaik to hear all about the beauty products she reaches for and the skincare hack she raves about.

Shanina Shaik is one of the biggest names in modelling, and she just so happens to be a fellow Aussie.

The Melbourne-born supermodel rose to fame in 2011 when she walked in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (you might remember that as the year when Maroon 5 performed) and has since hit the runway for designers like Chanel, Oscar de la Renta and Tom Ford, to name a few.

With a whopping 2.7 million Instagram followers, Shanina is one seriously busy lady - constantly jet-setting around the globe for work and modelling for some of the biggest brands and magazines you can think of.

But this week, Shanina is back on home soil to appear in the Gala Runway presented by David Jones, which celebrated the launch of the Autumn-Winter season and officially opened the 2022 PayPal Melbourne Fashion Festival.

Image: Lucas Dawson.


We nabbed the supermodel for a few minutes to hear all about her approach to beauty and everything she puts on her face. Here's what she told us.

Shanina Shaik's approach to beauty.

Shanina is constantly sitting in a makeup chair, surrounded by some of the best in the biz - makeup artists, hair stylists, manicurists - you name it. 

So, while it might sound cliché, when everyone else is fussing about her appearance for work, Shanina focuses on what's underneath.

"My approach to beauty is to take care of yourself from within," the supermodel told Mamamia

"It is truly so important and something I have learnt over the years."

Shanina's skincare routine.

If you follow Shanina on social media, you might have noticed her ~flawless~ skin.


There are a few products - including a Melbourne-made cleanser - the model reaches for to achieve a clear, hydrated complexion.

"I have oily skin so I use a Liberty Belle Rx Cleanser, ($70), every morning and night which has worked wonders for my skin," Shanina told us. 

"I also use the Liberty Belle Rx Eye Gel, ($168) which is a must in my routine."

She also uses a (rather exy) moisturiser that all beauty experts can vouch for.


"Since I travel so much, it’s really important to keep my skin hydrated. I use [The] Rich Cream moisturiser from Augustinus Bader, ($130) which is great."

There is one trick she loves, though, that comes completely free of charge.

"I am a big fan of the original Gua Sha - [putting] cold spoons in my fridge which I then place on my eyes to reduce puffiness," she said.

"You can’t go wrong."

Shanina's everyday makeup routine.

Given the amount of time the model spends in a makeup chair, t's no surprise that she prefers a less-is-more approach when she does her own.

"My makeup look is very minimalistic," she said. "I love a dewy, glowy, bronzed skin for my everyday look [and] this can also easily be updated for night."


"Some of my [favourites] which I take with me everywhere include the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, ($105) for a luminous base, Tom Ford Soleil Glow Bronzer, ($105) and a classic Dior Beauty lip, ($55), to finish off my look."

Shanina's hair care routine.

Much like her approach to makeup, Shanina's hair routine is also pretty low maintenance. Her main concern is lack of hydration, so she uses products to tackle that specifically.


"In my line of work, my hair can get really dry from all the tools and the travelling," she said. "I use coconut oil to help make my hair super shiny and hydrated."

"I have [also] been using products from Augustinus Bader, (starting at $78), for my hair care routine, which I have been loving at the moment."

Shanina's go-to fragrance.

For her signature scent, the supermodel always looks for something "slightly floral and woodsy". 

Right now, she's loving cult fragrance Tom Ford Black Orchid EDP, ($202) as her everyday go-to.

Shanina's health and wellbeing routine.

"I always turn off my phone before I go to sleep, I find this so important to help me recharge especially when my schedule can get quite busy," she tells us.

"I also love to do a face mask to help relax and unwind."

And the most important trick the supermodel swears by? "Drinking lots of water."

"[It's] a key one for me when it comes to ensuring I am looking after my health and wellbeing - it makes such a difference."

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Feature image: Instagram/@shaninamshaik

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