Happy Birthday, Gisele Bundchen

Gisele Caroline Bündchen is a Brazilian fashion model, actress, producer and Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme.

She belongs to the group of Brazilian models from the late 90s, who first found international success. Bündchen was one of Victoria's Secret Angels from 2000 until 2007, is pioneer of the "horse walk", and according to both ULTRA TOP MODELS -- Claudia Schiffer and Naomi Campbell -- she is the only remaining true supermodel.

Bündchen has also ventured into acting, supports many charities including Save the Children, Red Cross and Doctors without Borders, as well as dedicated time to environmental causes.

Since 2004, she has been the highest-paid model in the world, and as of 2007 was the 16th richest woman in the entertainment industry.

Distant are the days where the paparazzi were chasing around in Rome, and a stunning blonde model was eating pizza next to a disheveled Leonardo DiCaprio, rolling in the Italian city Gangs of New York. The year was 2000 when Gisele Bundchen began dating this striking Hollywood star.  This romance soon came to an end years later after marrying Tom Brady, with whom she had two children with. This April 28 she retired from the catwalk after twenty years of career, and today turns 35.

SIXTEEN

Gisele started her modeling career in Brazil at the young age of 16. Her first cover was for Caricia Magazine a year later. It’s a little difficult to believe that this girl is one of the world's most famous faces, when in fact she’s changed quite dramatically. Long ago, her hair was darker, her face more round and baby.  And, we can’t  forget her red-ish cheeks and lips.

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CLASSIC CORAL + CREAMY MAUVE + ORANGE SORBET

To achieve Gisele's early on lips, mix together equal parts of Classic Coral, Creamy Mauve, and Orange Sorbet. 

TWENTY

A few years later at the age of 20 Gisele changed her look to full brunette -- an edgier persona and a sexier allure, with this she became a prospect for future success.

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CREAMY MAUVE + AU NATUREL + CLASSIC CORAL

To get Gisele's pretty coral lips, mix together equal amounts of Creamy Mauve and Au Naturel, but add in a tad bit more of Classic Coral. 

LEGACY

20 years of Gisele on the runway has consolidated the path that has made her one of the most influential and successful women in the industry. Right now she is focussing on philanthropy and shootings. The time for her epic horse walk is over and has now become a mark in modeling history.

GET THE LOOK:

MAUVELOUS + AU NATUREL 

To get these legacy-worthy nude lips, mix together equal amounts of Mauvelous and Au Naturel

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Roberta Woodworth Poncesanchez, Contributing Editor