The Look: Hanaa In Lancôme


Hanaa may be a long way from her native Tunisia, but she still takes orders from her mom. “Ever since I cut my hair, my mother says, ‘You have to wear earrings! Or you will look like a boy! She hates my short hair, but I think it looks modern.” Carine Roitfeld is Team Hanaa—she orchestrated the now 22-year-old’s very first shoot, a striking portrait of the model in heavy kohl liner set against a wall with her name handwritten in Arabic…for Vogue Paris. Naturally, the fashion and beauty cognoscenti sat up and took notice. Hanaa’s just embarked on a multi-year partnership with Lancôme, and her eyes light up when she talks about her favorite products: “I like the Hypnôse mascara. And now I use Visionnaire; when I started with it I had some discoloration from the sun, and it’s really helped with that. My skin, it’s more, how you say, even,” she says, in a thick French accent. “Also the blush, I like the new La Roseraie—the little bit of shimmer is nice in the night, when I go out. And I love the orange lipstick—it’s not orange orange because it’s sheer. It makes me feel good...and it makes my lips look bigger!"

Hanaa Ben Abdesslem (IMG) is wearing Color Design Limited Edition Spring 2012 Eye Palette in Rose Romance, Le Crayon Khol eyeliner in Black Ebony, Hypnôse mascara in Deep BlackLa Roseraie Illuminating Smooth Powder (on cheeks), and Le French Touch Absolu Nu lipstick in Cotton Candy. Photos and makeup by ITG. Hair by Roz for Bumble and bumble.

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  • Les Cahiers d’Héloïse

    Love this ! I just cut my hair the same way a week ago and I love it ! She's so beautiful !

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  • MrAJBx3

    wow gorgeous! <3 i love Lancome xD xx

  • Maya

    I love this! I have the same skin tone and hair color ( short too and just pierced my ears!) so I will be getting this palette and lip color for sure!!

  • Anuschka

    Her face is so beautiful!

  • lilla

    I really like your photos, they're so clear, it's just good to look at them.
    and I'm a short hair girl too :)

  • Serdane-elie

    i love her eyes, very eye-catching !!

  • Damy

    I also have the same colors -hair, eyes, skin- as the model, I was looking for the right shade of pink for my lips, I think this will work on me as well, will buy it, I never used this kind of pink before and was exactly what I was looking for but I was afraid of this on my skin tone, now I know it looks good. Thanks...

  • sashi

    having spent time in Tunisia, they are beautiful people with an equally beautiful spirit of life!

  • Mariela

    She looks goregous! I especially like the blush/lip combination...lovely.

  • Neeraj Navare

    She is so beautiful. Lancome gets all the beautiful ladies and create magic all the time.

  • Anonymous

    Hi Maria, she is actually just that pretty! XE

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  • Lou

    Great photos and I love that her mum told her to wear earrings!


  • Hannah B

    I think Hanaa's gorgeus but 22 years old? Come on..

    • Maninder

      I too couldn't believe that she is only 22 years old. I love her short hair but I think it's aging her terribly. She looks as if she could be in her mid 30's She's still beautiful though.

  • JennySueMakeup

    Gorgeous- I only wish I could pull off short low maintenance hair like this! The makeup is perfection.

  • Beauty&Sweets blog

    What a pretty girl! :)

  • Pedi-Spin

    What a beautiful woman. The shade of blush works well for her, wouldn't you agree?

  • Monique

    She's so beautiful! I've been trying to find out who she is since seeing the Lancome ads