In W’s April 2014 issue, Tanzanian model Herieth Paul wears Dolce & Gabbana’s Matte Lipstick and little else. In real life, the 19-year-old uses cherries as a natural lip stain and swears by a homemade body scrub. Here, she explains her secrets:
Your look in three words: Calm, confident, cocky-ish.
Five-minute routine: I put on moisturizer, concealer under my eyes, a little mascara, lip balm, and perfume.
Never leave the house without: My passport. You never know where you’ll end up.
Beauty from the inside out: As a young woman, finding and identifying with inner beauty and self-respect is not easy. I try to remind myself to be my authentic self before I start my day.
Exercise regime: Hot yoga during the week, and Pilates on the weekend.
Beauty essentials: Serum, exfoliator, tinted moisturizer, mascara, and eye cream.
Skincare secret: Conditioner as shaving cream. It not only softens the hair making it easier to shave, it leaves legs feeling super silky and smooth.
Hair remedy: I use conditioner every other day, and shampoo once a month. Shampoo is too harsh on my hair.
In-tub must-read: W Magazine and Reader’s Digest.
Spa-cation at: Greenhouse Holistic in Williamsburg.
Fragrance of choice: Burberry Brit Rhythm.
Best advice from mom: Cherries are great as a lip stain.
Best advice from the pros: A mixture of brown sugar, honey, and olive oil scrubs off all the dead skin from your body.
Anything else: I just discovered using a toothbrush as a lip scrubber leaves the lips so soft and plum like.