SHARE THIS

SCREEN TEST:

SARA SAMPAIO x
BEN HASSETT

Behold: Portugese supermodel Sara Sampaio demonstrates the transformative power of smoldering eyes and bombshell waves.
Written By Ying Chu
Photography By Ben Hassett
Makeup By Sam Visser
Hair By David Von Cannon
Nails By Maki Sakamoto
Styled By Vanessa Chow
Cindy Crawford photographed by Emma Summerton for #VioletGrey  |  Makeup by Dotti  |  Hair by Serge Normant  |  Nails by Marisa Carmichael  |  Styling by Sally Lyndley

Welcome to Screen Test, a new series where VIOLET GREY collaborates with acclaimed photographers and image-makers to showcase the transformative abilities of the right hair and makeup. Through the work of our celebrated artistry community, alluring characters are created and captured. Copycats welcome encouraged.

violet
asks

16 questions: sara sampaio

Job Description: Supermodel

Instagram: @sarasampaio

Cindy Crawford photographed by Emma Summerton for #VioletGrey  |  Makeup by Dotti  |  Hair by Serge Normant  |  Nails by Marisa Carmichael  |  Styling by Sally Lyndley

01

WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL MOST CONFIDENT FOR THE CAMERA?

Good hair and good light, definitely.

02

WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL MOST CONFIDENT IN REAL LIFE?

I barely ever wear makeup in my day-to-day, and having some on makes you feel different.

03

THE LAST THING YOU DO BEFORE GOING ON SET?

Take a few deep breaths.

04

YOUR SIGNATURE BEAUTY LOOK?

I looooove a good red lip, but I love an awesome smoky black eye, because it gives intensity to the eyes. For hair, either Hollywood waves, or a cool guy-like hairstyle, all slicked back with a little up in the front.

05

YOUR BEAUTY ICONS?

Angelina Jolie, Shakira, Avril Lavigne. I still remember trying to copy Avril’s smoky eye as a kid. Also, Margot Robbie.

I barely EVER wear makeup in my day-to-day, and having some on makes you feel DIFFERENT.

— SARA SAMPAIO

06

MOST MEMORABLE CAREER LOOKS?

The Cannes Film Festival red carpets—I get to really play with my looks there.

07

WHERE DO YOU FEEL MOST BEAUTIFUL?

At the beach with wet hair, all tanned.

08

BEST WAY TO START THE DAY?

Orange juice and pancakes—I love them and try to make healthy versions of them.

09

TIME SPENT ON BEAUTY IN THE A.M.?

If I’m not working and don’t really have anywhere special to go I literally take one minute. Just wash my face, put on moisturizer, and I’m good to go. I’m very blessed to have great hair, so all I do is brush it and I’m out of the door.

10

THE MOST TRANSFORMATIVE WORKOUT YOU'VE FOUND?
Resistance training mixed with weight training and cardio. There’s no secret to staying in shape!

11

FAVORITE GETTING-READY SOUNDTRACK?

There’s this playlist on iTunes I love called Acoustic Chill, I play that all the time.

12

AN EXPENSIVE-BUT-WORTH-IT PRODUCT OR TREATMENT?

Lymphatic massages—they are amazing if you retain a lot of water!

13

LAST THING YOU DO BEFORE BED?

Brush my teeth, apply lip balm, check my phone one last time, cuddle my dogs and put on my sleep eye mask.

14

SCARIEST THING YOU’VE EVER DONE?

Shark cage diving.

15

BEST HIDDEN TALENT?

Play the violin.

16

BACKUP CAREER?

Karaoke singer! Is that a job?

Cindy Crawford photographed by Emma Summerton for #VioletGrey  |  Makeup by Dotti  |  Hair by Serge Normant  |  Nails by Marisa Carmichael  |  Styling by Sally Lyndley

VIOLET LOOK:
1970s Glamour

Makeup artist Sam Visser’s step-by-step guide to crafting a smoldering, smoky eye.

VIOLET LOOK:
Bombshell Waves

Discover hairstylist David von Cannon’s easy tricks for creating glamorous, unapologetically sexy hair.