Australian model Julia Nobis, who climbed the rooftops of Istanbul for W Magazine’s November issue, is a minimalist when it comes to her beauty routine. Here she reveals her morning makeup routine, favorite products, and more.
Your look in three words: Relaxed, lazy, chill. Other people have used the term effortless, which is much nicer, though not quite as precise.
Five-minute routine: Step 1. Try to remember to put on moisturizer and lip balm before leaving the house. Step 2. Forget to do Step 1. Step 3. Realize that you’re a genius and always have moisturizer and lip balm in bag. Step 4. Complete Step 1 at own leisure.
Never leave the house without: See above. Also, always keep a few Band-Aids in your bag. Shoes can be brutal, as can the real world.
Beauty from the inside out: Confidence is more beautiful any product.
Exercise regime: N/A.
Beauty essentials: Sukin Eye Serum at night, Bioderma Hydrabio Moisturiser, and when my skin gets really dry (like in the winter or during fashion week) I use Sukin Purely Ageless Botanical Hydration Booster. I buy my Sukin products in Australia.
Skincare secret: You can make a very decent body scrub using nothing but equal parts sugar, preferably raw, and olive oil. I have done this in a hotel room using room service supplies. Worked as a treat, tasted awful though.
Hair remedy: Not a remedy, but just a few drops of oil on the ends of your hair helps quite a bit.
In-tub must-read: I hate taking baths; 5-minute showers are my thing.
Fragrance of choice: Bottega Veneta Knot.
Best advice from mom: My mother is allergic to pretty much every cream ever created, so we only ever used Sorbolene growing up. That stuff is pure magic for sensitive skin.
Fashion Without Borders
Proenza Schouler coat and dress; Charvet slippers (throughout), model’s own earrings (throughout).
Céline jacket, skirt, and slip.
Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci jacket and skirt; Donna Karan New York shirt.
Salvatore Ferragamo coat, dress, and trousers; Yohji Yamamoto Femme shirt.
Michael Kors Collection coat and trousers; No. 21 dress.
Yohji Yamamoto Femme coat, turtleneck, and pants.
Bottega Veneta jacket, top, and sweater; pin from Uncle Sam’s Army Navy Outfitters, New York.
The Row coat; Alexander Wang dress.
Dior coat and dress; Marni skirt; pin from Uncle Sam’s Army Navy Outfitters, New York.
Stella McCartney dress and skirt.
Jil Sander dress; Audra dress (underneath); Edun pants; Stella McCartney belt.
Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons cape and dress.
Hair by Eugene Souleiman for Wella Professionals; makeup by Peter Philips for Dior; manicure by Fatos Sahbudak at K.U.M Agency. Model: Julia Nobis at DNA Model Management. Produced by Gracey Connelly. Local Production by PPR Istanbul. Digital Technician: James Naylor. Photography Assistants: Simon Roberts, Huan Nguyen, Maru Teppei. Fashion Assistants: Ryann Foulke, Dena Giannini. Hair Assistant: Pasha Fatih Tinmaz. Makeup Assistant: Ji Young Kathinka Gernant. Special thanks to Istanbul’74.