Beauty / IN THE BAG

All or nothing with Alyssa Traoré

We met her for our No Fear issue, and she’s walked for Simone Rocha, Jacquemus and Marni to name a few. Here she tells us her pop icons, her one obsession and the products she can’t do without.

My top five beauty products are …
Dr. Hauschka lotion tonifiante
L’Oréal Miss Manga mascara
Essence Liquid Ink Waterproof eyeliner
Nivea Pure & Natural toner
… and last but not least I swear by the Burt’s Bees Lip balm.

My travel beauty routine consists of …
As travelling is tiring I make sure that I bring some eye masks to brighten the dark circles around my eyes after I arrive.

The best beauty secret I’ve learnt backstage is …
How to apply your [makeup]. I try to pay attention when the makeup artist is working on my face to learn from it. Especially when it comes to applying foundation I try to copy their techniques. They put so little on my face but make it seem like I slept for 12 hours the night before. It’s almost magic!

When it comes to beauty I always …
Go either no makeup or go full face with smokey eye, perfect brows, sharp wing and contouring – there is no in between.

My beauty icon is …
Definitely Beyoncé! We have a similar skin tone and her makeup is always flawless. She can handle anything and always looks flawless.

My biggest beauty indulgence is …
Lip balm! One never has enough lip balm! I keep buying them from all different brands with different smells and colours. I seriously can’t live without lip balm.

The best advice on beauty I’ve received is …
Apart from that beauty comes from within I would say that less is more. Lately the trend is to have natural makeup and I love it. 

The best advice on health I’ve received is …
Probably to get enough sleep every night and make sure to avoid stress.  

The product I can’t live without is …
Nivea moisturiser in the morning. And of course my lip balm.