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Lara Stone
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The model and mom leans into her unique features with a less-is-more approach to makeup...

You started modeling in your teens. Safe to say you were confident in your look? Definitely not. I’ve always been shy and pretty quiet; I still get like that around people I don’t know well. But the great thing about getting older is that I don’t let the little things knock my confidence anymore. I may have days when I feel insecure, but I’m happy with myself as a person.

Your teeth and smile are so uniquely beautiful! Have you always embraced them? I got teased in school, but it clearly didn’t bother me enough to get braces! At work I definitely notice that people are interested in my gap. Though, to be honest, I still find it a bit strange to talk about my teeth...

How do you like to play up those features? I like a natural lip. I love Charlotte Tilbury’s Pillow Talk lip pencil. It’s quite close to my natural lip color but gives that extra bit of definition. And I always have Lanolips balm. My typical beauty routine includes moisturizing—I like Charlotte Tilbury’s Healthy Glow—putting on mascara, throwing my hair into a bun, and rushing off to do the school run.

InStyle March - Lara Stone
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L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Shine Lipstick in Glossy Fawn, $10; lorealparisusa.com. Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk, $22; charlottetilbury.com.

Did you like playing with makeup as a kid? My mum never uses makeup, so it was probably as a teen. I remember being obsessed with Great Lash mascara. I started playing during that period when beige lipstick and dark lip lines were the thing. My friends and I experimented with so many colors! Being so pale and not knowing how to color-match my skin, I always turned out orange.

InStyle March - Lara Stone
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Lanolips 101 Ointment, $17; nordstrom.com. Maybelline New York Great Lash Mascara, $6; maybelline.com.

What’s the best makeup trick you’ve heard? Put white liner on the inside of your eyes to brighten them.

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What always makes you smile? My son, just by being there. The best compliment I’ve received is that I’m doing a good job as a mum.

For more stories like this, pick up the March issue of InStyle, available on newsstands and for digital download Feb. 9.