Lulu Bonfils, Model


"I brought all my stuff with me for you guys. My skincare routine is very specific—I think it's fairly sensitive, but I can't go to bed without washing my face. I use this DNA Skin Institute Crème Of Nectar Soothing Wash, and this sounds weird, but it's made of juiced orchids. I found it from this spa in New Mexico. It's super milky... it almost feels like a treatment. I take my makeup off with Aveeno wipes, and then I use the Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate at night. It's supposed to be rejuventating, and it just makes my skin super soft.

In the morning, I use Aveeno Daily Moisturizer with SPF because I'm so pale. I use that every day. It's a medium weight, but not oily at all. The Glossier Moisturizing Moon Mask is very hydrating, so I use that sometimes. For clay, I use Aztec Secret in the big pot. Skincare is the one thing I don't mess around with. Everything else in my routine is whatever I can find at the drugstore.

This is very embarrassing, but my foundation is Revlon Colorstay in the lightest shade it comes in, and I've never used anything else. It's really good at concealing pores and imperfections. Then I use another drugstore thing, L’Oréal True Match Powder in Porcelain, a bit over my foundation. But I only use foundation on my jawline and nose. I like showing my cheeks. People think I pack on the blush, but I don't!

My mascara is this black e.l.f. one because my lashes are so light. My hair isn't naturally this color, but I dye my eyebrows so people think it's much darker than it is. I dyed them for the first time when I was 15. I was so annoyed because you couldn’t see them, and then, I stumbled on this video of a woman dying her eyebrows with beard dye. Eyebrow dye is too thin and it would drip into people’s eyes and blind them, but beard dye is super thick so it doesn’t do that. Suddenly, I realized I had eyebrows.

I used to be very picky about my body because I have this skin thing—keratosis pilaris, which is an excess of keratin. I also have a super specific OCD of picking my skin, too, so it’s a really bad mix. I used to use a full body of Eucerin lotion and a hoodie and fall asleep. Now I use this Gold Bond Eczema Cream. I also use a black exfoliating soap to wash.

For my hair color, I go to Ion Studio. This girl Amaly colors my hair and this girl Shelby cuts it. I'm always platinum. My true hair color is blond, so it's not too far, but it still takes awhile. I like Shimmer Lights Conditioner, and every night I mix in castor oil for three minutes, like a mini mask. At the end of the day, it's just relaxing."

—as told to ITG

Lulu Bonfils photographed by Tom Newton in New York on March 10, 2017. Video edited by Coco Baudelle