Lila Moss’s Guide to “Dot, Dot” Contouring and Next-Level Lashes

There are a few things Lila Moss has on her at all times: a multitasking lip balm, a lip liner, and a glucose device to monitor her type 1 diabetes. In true Gen Z fashion, transparency and authenticity are important to the 20-year-old model, who proudly sports the device daily—even while strutting on the Fendace and Vogue World catwalks. “It felt really amazing to [feel] like myself,” says Moss, who got her start modeling at age 14, picking up a few tricks from her supermodel mother Kate Moss. Today, the rising runway star shares her beauty routine, from soothing skin care to her go-to contouring strategy. 

“Skin care has always been an important part of my day,” explains Moss. “I have quite sensitive skin, so my routine is quite simple.” First, she relies on gentle yet effective salves by London-based dermatologist Dr. Sam Bunting and Dermalogica—supplemented by the Face Gym Multi Sculpt contouring tool. “I like to do it under my sinuses—I feel like they’re a bit blocked at the moment, and it just feels nice,” she says while gliding the tool across her face. Next is Youth To The People’s firming eye cream to quell dark circles and prep for makeup. “I feel like if you put on eye cream and then concealer, it just sits nicer; it doesn’t look so dry and crusty.” For lips, Moss uses Laneige’s mask to the last drop, musing that her mother took her last pot of the cult-favorite treatment. “Recently, I’ve been really strict with myself about wearing sun cream because I just realized that it’s better for my skin,” she says as she applies an imperceptible veil of Ultra Violette’s weightless SPF. Then, a spritz of Cosmoss’s Sacred Mist from her mom’s recently launched wellness brand rounds out her skin care regimen. “It smells of [my mom] and it makes me so happy because it reminds me of her.” 

With skin prepped, Moss is ready to dive into her going-out party look, beginning with Charlotte Tilbury’s buzzy Flawless Filter skin tint, buffing in the formula with a damp Beautyblender before blending concealer under her eyes and atop blemishes. “I think the best makeup advice I’ve ever received is from my mom, and it’s that less is more,” she says. Onto contour, Moss reveals her special “dot-dot” application strategy, which entails dotting along the hollows of her cheeks and forehead with Charlotte Tilbury’s contour wand before blending. Next up, Kosas’s tinted balm is swiped on the cheeks for a rosy flush, while brows are brushed into place with gel. Then, to accentuate her gaze, Moss smudges brown and champagne-hued shadow in the lids before using an eyelash curler and a few swipes of mascara to achieve next-level lashes. For a naturally fuller pout, Tilbury’s lip liner in Pillow Talk, followed by Fenty Beauty’s gloss does the trick. “I definitely take my lip liner with me when I’m going out—it’s in my bag all day, every day because it’s one of those things I wear when I’m not even wearing makeup,” she spills. After a light dusting of Glossier’s finishing powder and a mist of perfume, Moss is all set for a night on the town. 

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Dr. Sam’s Flawless Cleanser

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Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant Exfoliator

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Dr. Sam’s Flawless Moisturizer

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Youth to The People Superberry Dream Eye Cream

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Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

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Ultra Violette UV Queen Screen Lightweight SPF 50

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Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter

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Beautyblender Original Makeup Sponge

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Glossier Stretch Concealer

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NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer

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Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand

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Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Eyeshadow Palette

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Kevyn Aucoin The Eyelash Curler

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Strong Hold Clear Brow Gel

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Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Lip Liner in Pillow Talk

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Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer

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Glossier Wowder Weightless Finishing Powder

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Marc Jacobs Fragrances Perfect Eau de Parfum

Director:Gabrielle Reich
Director of Photography: Devan Davies
Editor: Tajah Smith

Associate Producer: Natalie Harris
Production Manager: Kit Fogarty
Production Coordinator: Ava Kashar
Talent Booker: Phoebe Feinberg, Ignacio Murillo

Post Production Supervisor: Marco Glinbizzi
Post Production Coordinator: Jovan James
Supervising Editor: Kameron Key
Assistant Editor:  Billy Ward
Filmed at: Hotel Barrière Fouquet’s New York