The One Beauty Product Model Paloma Elsesser Would Take to a Desert Island
Model Paloma Elsesser is a muse to legendary makeup artist Pat McGrath, the face of Fenty Beauty, and one of the (naked) bodies featured in Glossier’s buzzy “Body Hero” campaign last fall. But the most interesting thing about her is not even her red-hot career. This girl radiates ineffable coolness in every aspect of her life, from her neo-‘90s-skater style to her insider knowledge of New York’s downtown scene.
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To wit, we’ve asked rising star to share some of her favorite things of the moment—including a the magic toner that “transformed” her skin—so we can copy it all. Keep scrolling for her picks.
"I would be trapped on a desert island with Biologique Recherche P50 toner. I tell people, 'Warning: It’s not cheap, but your skin will be transformed.'"
"I like Chanel ballet flats in funky colors. The first pair I ever bought was pink snakeskin."
"I’m always wearing my 'Brown Sugar' necklace, a chain with my boyfriend Johnny’s name, and a '92' pendant, for when I was born—it’s an iconic number and an iconic year."
"Pants are an overarching theme for me. I feel most at home in a classic pair of Dickies."
"My dad is English, and I was born in London, so I grew up drinking tea. At home I make PG Tips, a type of English Breakfast tea, with honey and almond milk."
Savior Sports Bra
"Because I’m a more buxom lady, wearing the right sports bra is essential. Nike has an incredible range of styles that are cute but supportive."
"This pen looks like a lip gloss, but it’s for your lids. It’s the only option I’ve found that doesn’t slip into my lashes."
"Jajaja [a vegan Mexican restaurant] in New York City is bumping on Friday nights. But the nachos there are deserving of any wait."
"ASOS is trend-driven without being obvious about it. I love that you can be curvy, straight-size, petite, or pregnant and find options in your budget.
"I just don’t feel right when my nails look crazy. I’m pretty simple with my polishes. I like Essie in Ballet Slippers and different variations of nude."
"Kate Bush. Literally, I love her—she’s my do or die."
"I’m so excited to go back to Mexico City. It’s this amazing cultural hub with a new-Berlin kind of vibe going on. "