Good things come in threes. So in honor of New York Fashion Week, which kicks off later this week, we’re sharing a little model wisdom anyone can learn from. Backstage favorites —and Westman Atelier campaign girls!—Liz Kennedy, Malaika Firth and Bruna Tenorio reveal their best tricks and clean living tips. From a quick concealer touch-up and split-second luminous cheekbones to a champion mascara technique, the on-the-go makeup job suddenly looks easy. 

NAME: LIZ KENNEDY

HOMETOWN:

"Virginia, Minnesota"

WESTMAN ATELIER QUICK FIX:

"Vital Skin Foundation in Atelier I"

CLEAN BEAUTY OBSESSION:

“I blend my own lavender and jojoba oil into a mixture and it seems to work for everything.”

FAVORITE WAY TO DECOMPRESS:

“I like to plant and garden. I also clean up the highways when I go home to Minnesota.”

DREAM DESTINATION: 

“Anywhere in South America. Deep in the jungle.”

CURRENTLY READING: 

Stories of Your Life and Othersby Ted Chiang.

WORKOUT FOR LIFE:

“I do Vinyasa yoga everyday. Woom in Soho is my favorite.”

FOOLPROOF JET LAG CURE:

“When I get off the plane, I do 10-15 minutes of spinal twists to get rid of bloat. It feels really good.”

WON'T LEAVE THE HOUSE WITHOUT:

My headphones.

GUILTY PLEASURE:

“Revels—these Vespa scooter things you can rent with your phone and zip around on in Brooklyn. They’re crazy.” 

 

 

NAME: MALAIKA FIRTH

HOMETOWN:

"Born in Kenya, lived in London, now I’m in New York. I’m a bit of a gypsy."

WESTMAN ATELIER QUICK FIX:

"Super Loaded Tinted Highlight"

DREAM DESTINATION: 

"The Maldives—for a month."

FOOLPROOF JET LAG CURE:

"An eye mask, when I’m in flight. And lots of lip balm."

SOCIAL SPORT OF CHOICE:

"I recently started playing volleyball with friends in Williamsburg!"

HEALTHY SNACK ATTACK:

"I love a good cold watermelon."

SKINCARE SECRET WEAPON:

"Monthly facials at Soma Spa in New York. They do a great deep cleansing."

WON'T LEAVE THE HOUSE WITHOUT:

"Lip gloss."

CURRENTLY READING:  

"Malcolm X. It’s intense, but interesting."

ON REPEAT IN YOUR PLAYLIST

"Gospel."

HIDDEN TALENT:

"Painting. I studied in high school and I’m back at it now that I have more free time now."

 

 

NAME: BRUNA TENORIO

HOMETOWN: 

"Maceio, Brazil."

WESTMAN ATELIER QUICK FIX:

"Eye Love You Mascara"

BEST BEAUTY ADVICE YOU'VE EVER BEEN GIVEN:

“I have a tendency for undereye bags—a friend who is a makeup artist once told me to always leave two spoons in the fridge, then massage the puffy spots with them. It works.”

CURRENTLY READING:

A Filha Perdida by Elena Ferrante”

ON REPEAT ON YOUR PLAYLIST:

“I always have my Brazilian podcasts playing and my bossa nova.”

FAVORITE WORKOUT:

“Outdoor cycling—this past weekend I did an hour in Central Park.”

FOOLPROOF JETLAG CURE:

“Water for sure. And staying away from alcohol and caffeine on the plane.  If I had a flight tomorrow, I wouldn’t drink any caffeine today, for instance, and I’d try to hydrate before, during and after. I also love a Vitamin C serum in flight.”

HEALTHY SNACK ATTACK:

“I have to say that our Brazilian pineapple and banana tastes really different. And papaya and acai!”

GO-TO FACIALIST:

“I don’t do facials really. If you do all the other stuff here, you don’t need it!”