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


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  


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

Westman Atelier beauty 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:


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


Maceio, Brazil.

Westman Atelier quick fix:

Eye Love You mascara 

Best beauty advice you’ve 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 in 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 jet lag 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!”