Iskra shares her ultimate beauty secrets

The model and Insta superstar invites us into her daily routine
Photography: Alamy, Getty Images, Sterling Davis/Unsplash, Shutterstock

Where are you?
I travel so much for work that I’m always getting ready in a hotel for an event or a red carpet in LA.

What time is it?

A lot earlier than you think! If I have to be on the red carpet at 7pm, I need to be ready by 4pm, as the traffic is always bad.

What’s the light like?

The natural light in LA is amazing. I swear it explains why 90% of the most-followed people on Instagram live here!

What are you listening to?

I have an amazing 90s girl power R&B playlist, with Ashanti, Brandy and Aaliyah.

Do you like what you see in the mirror?

I do, I really do. It’s human to have a niggle now and again about how you look – but don’t let it get you down.
I’m passionate about promoting body confidence and feeling good in your skin. Your body’s your home, and it’s so important to love it, whatever your shape or size.

Any snacks on the go?
Always! It’s all about room service, and in LA the speciality is avocado toast, so I’ll have some of that. Which product do you always use? Even when my skin looks really good, L’Oréal Paris Infallible More Than Concealer in Vanilla goes on.

Any surprising finds in your make-up bag?

Safety pins. I was once getting out of a car and felt the crotch of my outfit split. My emergency safety pins saved me.

What’s your go-to look?
Brushed-up brows – with Lancôme Brow Shaping Powdery Pencil* – plus L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Mascara. Glowy cheeks, using Bourjois Healthy Sorbet Blush in Raspberry Tinted Drop, and a soft-pink lip – L’Oréal Paris Color Riche Ultra-Matte Nude Lipstick in No Obstacle. Are you taking anything for touch-ups? My make-up tends to last, but I always take concealer, lipstick and a powder compact, just in case.

Let’s play ‘beauty would you rather’

Fancy fragrance OR au naturel?
I’ve created my own fragrances, which I wear during the day. But I switch it up for the evening with Tom Ford Black Orchid* (30ml, edp).


Iskra is an ambassador for L’Oréal Paris. *Available on and in selected stores.