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Camila Alves: I'm not perfect

Published 02/08/2012

Camila Alves
Camila Alves
Camila Alves
Camila Alves
Camila Alves and Matthew McConaughey

Camila Alves knows that "beautiful" clothes won't always complement her figure as she isn't "perfect".

The stunning star - who is the new brand ambassador for Macy's INC - is knowledgeable about fashion and beauty and likes clothes that flatter her womanly frame.

The beauty chooses pieces that suit her figure rather than on-trend ensembles that don't highlight her best assets.

"I'm curvy. I'm from South America!" she exclaimed. "A lot of the time you see something really beautiful, but if you don't have the perfect figure and are a really small size, it won't work well for you. I have a hard time finding high boots that go up to your knee, because of the shape of my calves and I have a really hard time finding good denim."

Camila knows what beauty products suit her too. The mother-of-two prefers a more natural look, and has found the perfect way to control her wavy tresses.

"I love wearing my hair curly, but turning the curling iron all the way up creates curls that look really made up and artificial," she explained to Stylelist. "Grabbing smaller sections of hair, wrapping [it] around the curling iron, holding for a few moments and then letting it go and kind of stretching it out a little bit will give you that beachy natural curl look. I love that!"

Camila is a dab hand at applying her own make-up. The star has a wealth of tips she has picked up from beauty experts throughout her modelling career.

"Another trick I learned is that if one eye looks smaller than the other, and I know that if I'm tired you really start seeing it, this make-up artist told me to put a lighter coloured pencil in your eye that looks smaller and it opens up your eye," she advised.

"Then, you put a brownish colour in the one that looks bigger, so they give the illusion of evening them out."

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