Issa Lish Feels Naked Without Eyeliner

As a member of Alexander Wang’s New York gang, 19-year-old model Issa Lish embodies the cool, upscale-streetwear look of the moment. Here, she reveals her low-key beauty routine, from a minimal workout regime to cutting off her hair when it’s damaged.

Your look in three words:
Natural. Edgy. Unique.

Five-minute routine:
Apply eyeliner, a little bit of powder, and fix my bangs.

Never leave the house without:
A little bit of eyeliner—I feel naked if I’m not wearing it!

Beauty from the inside out:
“A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts it will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” –Roald Dahl

Exercise regime:
I usually don’t work out that often, but sometimes I go to the gym when I want to get some energy out of my system. I like to dance, and I walk pretty much everywhere.

Cleanse or not:

Beauty essentials:
24 hour K Palette tattoo eyeliner, NARS powder, and Dior lip glow.

Skincare secret:
Drink water!!!! And sleep.

Hair remedy:
Argan oil or caviar mask… and if it gets really damaged I chop it off.

Fragrance of choice:
Tom Ford Jasmine Rouge.

Best advice from mom:
Be happy for no reason, it shows.

Best advice from the pros:
Always take your makeup off before you go to bed, especially mascara.

Beauty icons:
My mom.