Backstage at New York Fashion Week, 13 Cool Girls Reveal Their Go-To Beauty Products

Lip gloss as eyeshadow, cocoa butter body oil and a deep moisturizer all made the cut.


New York-based labels VFILES and Gypsy Sport have a tradition of casting untraditional models. This season was no exception: both brands recruited a select group of friends, musicians, downtown cool kids and even Olympic athletes (the fencer Miles Chamley-Watson caused a stir at VFILES) to appear in their shows.

Here, thirteen of the naturally stylish women who made the cut reveal their favorite beauty products.

Who: Sabrina Fuentes What: Lip Smacker Coca-Cola Cherry, $3, Why: “I’m not good at makeup, but my lids look better with gloss.”

Who: Jiaye Wu What: SK-II Essence, $99, Why: “It’s makes the face feel fresh like you were just born yesterday.”

Who: Vero Gebremariam What: Bobbi Brown Tinted Moisturizer, $46, Why: “It evens out my skin, and makes me feel flawless.”

Who: Odalys Penu What: Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream, $40, Why: “It keeps my face looking very healthy and I get less breakouts.”

Who: Sam Swan What: Mario Badescu Drying Lotion, $17, Why: “I’m very insecure about acne, but this drying lotion clears up blemishes right away so I don’t feel like I have to hide my face.”

Who: Anastasia Belotskaya What: Maybelline Volume Express The Colossal Spider Effect Washable Mascara, $8, Why: “It helps me enhance the shape of my eyes.”

Who: Gianna Noelle What: Shea Moisture African Black Soap, $5, Why: “It keeps my skin clear without the chemicals.”

Who: Sarah McCall What: Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 45, $11, Why: “This keeps my freckles and pale skin in ship shape.”

Who: Tati Asla What: Diorshow Maximizer 3D Triple Volume Plumping Lash Primer, $30, Why: “I always thought I had stubby lashes. Using the primer before normal mascara takes my lashes to next level.”

Who: Kiana Hernandez What: MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo, $17, Why: “Lipstick made me embrace my smile.”

Who: Simone Thompson What: Queen Helene Cocoa Butter Body Oil, $3, Why: “It keeps me fresh.”

Who: Arta Gee What: Maybelline Dream Fresh 8‑in‑1 Beauty Balm, $7, Why: “It brightens and clears up any mess that chocolate caused.”

Who: Chen Yu What: Illamasqua Precision Ink, $28, Why: “It makes my eyes pop out more.”

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