Ugandan Model Aamito Lagum Reveals Her Beauty Hacks

Aamito Lagum

"Squad Goals," photographed by Steven Klein, styled by Edward Enninful; W magazine May 2016.

Aamito Lagum may have won the first season of Africa’s Next Top Model back in 2013, but the 23-year-old Ugandan beauty was hardly a flash in pan. Lagum gives new meaning to the term “squad goals” in W’s May issue, alongside Irina Shayk and Katie Moore, and shares some of her best beauty secrets here. One word of advice? Don’t take it too seriously.

Your look in three words:
Outside the box.

Never leave the house without:
Vaseline Lip Therapy and a positive mindset.

Beauty from the inside out:
Hot lemon water with honey and turmeric.

Exercise regime:
Cardio, Pilates, and a good boxing spree.

Snack of choice:
Kind granola bars, and a brunch of tropical fruits.

Beauty essentials:
Weleda skin food.

Skincare splurge:
Santa Maria Novella products and Byredo skin cream.

Favorite hair professional:
Guido Palau.

In-tub must-read:
Considering the water, I like to post my phone up and listen to podcasts like 99% Invisible, TED radio hour, and The Liturgists.

Spa-cation at:
Naturopathica Spa in Chelsea.

Always in your suitcase:
Weleda Skin Food, coconut oil, and a mini Diptyque Baies candle.

Fragrance of choice:
Marc Jacobs Daisy is classic, but I also have fallen in love with anything from Le Labo or Maison Francis Kurkdjian.

Best advice from mom:
Cry it out of your system.

Best advice from the pros:
Don't take it too seriously.

Beauty icons:
Naomi Campbell, Stella Tennant, Lupita Nyong’o.