Why we’re taking make-up inspiration from this model

“Travelling to new places and working with different make-up artists are two things that really inspire me to create beauty looks,” explains model Naomi Janumala. If like us, you spend hours on the internet looking for beauty inspo, go follow Naomi (@naomijanumala) on Instagram STAT! From nailing sun-kissed selfies to serving major make-up looks, she never fails to impress us with her street style and dreamy make-up. Last year, the 21-year-old Mumbai-born model got her big international break when she starred in pop star Rihanna’s Fenty campaign. ELLE chats with Naomi about her favourite drugstore purchase, how she nails eye make-up and more

My favourite beauty DIY…“Making a paste from turmeric powder, apple cider vinegar, honey and milk to apply on my face. I love how this mask makes my skin glow! For my hair, I make sure I oil it weekly with coconut oil. Growing up, my grandmother used to give me a head massage and that really helped nourish my dry, frizzy mane.”

The best drugstore beauty purchase I’ve ever made…“The Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer—I’ve been using it for the last four years.”

Creating the perfect eye look includes…“Coordinating [make-up] looks with my outfit. For example, if I’m wearing something that has a little orange in it, I’ll go for a sunset eye look to complement it.”

A beauty hack I swear by… “Mixing different shades of lip colours. Doing an ombre lip makes my lips look fuller. I apply the lighter colour in the middle and darker one to line my pout.”

For the perfect sun-kissed selfie, I use… “Some concealer, an eyebrow pencil, lipstick and lots and lots of highlighter.”


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ELLE recommends: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer, INR 620, Chambor Powder Matte Lipstick, INR 625, Kiko Milano Unexpected Paradise Long Lasting Lip Stylo, INR 1,190, Dior Pump n Brow, INR 2,400, Shiseido Aura Dew, INR, 2,000

Photographs: Instagram (Naomi Janumala)

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