A Model & Influencer Opens Up Her Make-up Bag
A Model & Influencer Opens Up Her Make-up Bag

A Model & Influencer Opens Up Her Make-up Bag

As a model, content creative and fitness enthusiast, of course Awa Mafany has incredible skin. A fan of the minimalist, ‘clean girl’ beauty look, we jumped at the chance to ask her about her favourite products…
By Sapna Rao

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When it comes to effective serums, few rival Caudalie's  Vinoperfect Brightening Dark Spot formula. It's a game-changer for me. It keeps my skin hydrated season to season and really enhances my skin tone. 


Giorgio Armani's Luminous Silk Foundation has been my go-to for years. Shade 15 is the perfect match for my naturally deep tone, plus the coverage is amazing. It's a silky texture with a natural glow and medium pigment – ideal for day to day.


If you want a concealer that's like a flawless filter for your skin, I recommend Glossier's Stretch Balm Concealer. It covers hyperpigmentation scars and it won’t budge, whether I’m out shooting all day or on holiday. It’s the perfect size for travel, too. 


I am loving Merit Beauty and its Flush Balm is one of my favourite products. I love that the formula is completely clean. The round shape makes application simple and the finish is so natural. Great for a healthy flush of colour.



Saie's Sun Melt Cream Bronzer gives me the most sun-kissed, goddess-level glow. While it’s not the most affordable product, it’s one I swear by. The texture is easy to blend and the formula is perfect. 


For a soft glam eye look, Pat McGrath's Divine Bronze Luxe Quad Palette is my go-to. It’s so versatile – for example, you could use the brown with an angled brush for liner, or just the shimmer in your inner corner. Together, the shades really pack a punch. 


Bio-Oil is the beauty oil my mum used when we were growing up. I still find myself using it all the time. It’s great for stretch marks and scars, and keeps your skin looking and feeling so smooth. 



I have two-toned lips, and YSL's Loveshine Lipstick is a formula that always looks amazing. It’s super hydrating and long-lasting. I love the fact that it’s a solid lip oil, so it’s not messy to apply. The texture is also unique.


I often say Mount Lai's Gua Sha is basically a face lift in a tool. It depuffs in minutes, and the stainless steel is so easy to travel with and clean. 


Byredo's Bal D'Afrique EDP is basically me in a bottle. I was born and raised in Cameroon, and the notes remind me so much of my rich culture and heritage. 

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