Model Lili Sumner may be featured alongside an army of models in W’s “Make Love, Not War” October story, but she’s certainly not one who blends into a crowd. The 22-year-old bleach blonde beauty has walked the runways of Saint Laurent and Marc Jacobs alike, and in true rock ‘n’ roll style, leaves a trail of glitter everywhere she goes. Find out her favorite makeup brands, skincare tips and night time inspiration, here.
A good hair day starts with: A tousle between the sheets. I use Bleach Salon’s Swamp Spritz for my hair and Jolen Crème Bleach for my eyebrows, which I touch up myself every week or so.
Medicine cabinet snapshot: I use calendula baby oil by Weleda as a make up remover. It takes everything off in a second. I love to draw on big metallic eye make up, stupidly big reaching up to my hairline. Just for fun. I love that. Hence needing the baby oil to get it all off.
Makeup miracles: I stick glitter/whatever to my face with eyelash glue, you can buy loose glitter at craft stores or toy shops. Revlon does a tube of metallic eye make up called Photo Ready Eye Art. It comes in lots of different colors and you can paint on the color with the easy lip gloss-like brush. Sometimes I draw straight on my face with my fountain pen, it doesn’t seem to stain or do anything weird to my skin.
Nails must be: I like them natural.
Sheet mask or mud mask: For masks, I honestly just use avocado or yogurt and that really works for replenishing my skin. With the yogurt, I use a plain Greek kind and I add oats to it sometimes for a gentle exfoliation. Sugar and olive oil together as a mask also does the trick. I do use this product from New Zealand by Sans Ceuticals called Bio Active Body Exfoliant. I use it gently on my face and then scrub my body with it, it smells divine.
Bronze or blush: I used to use the Benefit rose-tinted lip and cheek stain, but I found out that they test on animals. I’m trying to move towards ethical products so I switched to the Ere Perez tint called Joy. It’s super nice and colored with beetroot. I like a darker, bitten looking color on the lips.
Beauty from the inside out: Eating healthy and fresh food is very important but it can be hard while traveling. I take an arsenal of maca powder, turmeric, chlorophyll drops, probiotics and of course vitamin C.
Exercise obsession: I run with my big headphones on and listen to dirty ecstasy rave music. It gives me that little push and I feel like I’m in the kluuuub.
Drink of choice: Espresso.
Product that you borrow from the boys: I always buy Gillette men’s razors if I’m shaving. They really are just better.
Product that you picked up from the pros: I learned from Aaron De Mey how to put glitter on so thick you can wear it for days (kidding, kind of). I flew from LA to New York after the Saint Laurent show with all my make up on and arrived on set in Brooklyn with a trail of green glitter behind me. I think the next make up artist might have wanted to kill me. I don’t know if I can tell you the secret! But Aaron did tell me never to use make up wipes, they dry out the skin.
A woman should smell like: Like an angel in a sea of jasmine blossoms or last night’s cigarettes and wine.
Appointment you’d love to nab: I’m lucky to have Didier Malige cut my hair. Last time I brought him sunflowers and he made me tea while we chatted and he chopped.
Go-to at-home treatment: I’m home for the night taking a long hot bath with a book in hand and Olaplex No. 3 soaking into my hair. Sometimes I use coconut oil as a treatment but, Olaplex really seems to repair the damage that bleaching does. Another great tip is to always rinse bleached hair with cold water, I find it keeps it much healthier.
After dark dressing routine: For makeup, Divine, from John Waters’ films. For clothes, the sharper and wilder the better. I don’t have a direct icon or inspiration really, just anything enchanting and odd. The good outfit can make a night, a really good outfit can make you a bit cocky so it can’t be too perfect, you know?
Definite doppelgänger: I get Shelly Duvall sometimes and I’m into that.