There are models that have a great debut season with a zillion shows, and then there are models who casually debut at Louis Vuitton Cruise 2015 Collection in Palm Springs with no priors to speak of. Pooja is in the latter category. Before walking in Nicolas Ghesquière's Star Wars extravaganza for Vuitton a few weeks back, Pooja was studying computer engineering. Suffice it to say, Pooja is good at a number of things (“If I can go from that to modeling, you can really do anything')—but admittedly isn't particularly familiar with makeup. Inquisitive as ever, she picked up Josie Maran's Argan Enlightenment Illuminizer, left over from a different shoot, and started experimenting...until she was completely covered in the stuff. Luckily, it's thin—so instead of a major case of disco-ball face, all she was left with was a slight veil of iridescence.
After that, the conversation moved onto red lipstick—more specifically, a good starter tube. The answer here is unequivocally Chanel. A light first coat reads more like a stain, but this doesn't rule out an opaque, striking application later in the day. And did anyone mention the shade range? Because oh, the options! Pooja went with Rouge Allure Velvet in 38 La Fascinante, a good, classic red that doesn't read too pinky or too vampy. It's sophisticated, rich, and goes on like a dream. She snapped a few quick photos in the afternoon sun before walking out the door with the tube—you'd have to have a heart of stone not to let her take it. The pairing was just too good to break up.
Pooja Mor (Elite) photographed by Tom Newton. Top from AMOI. Lu Ping does a vampy lip for sunnier weather here.