New York’s own Princess Nokia (real name Destiny Nicole Frasqueri) is the latest to link with Vogue on her beauty routine. In the video, Nokia provided a tutorial combining her “Goddess Morning” skin routine along with a foundation free makeup tutorial.
In a switch up from most of Vogue’s beauty tutorials, Nokia frequently highlighted more affordable products like Mario Badesco soap and sprays and Aztec Secret clay face mask, which she applies with a paintbrush. In the tutorial, Nokia noted she only does deep face treatments once a week.
Repping for her Caribbean heritage, she explained the importance of coffee as part of the culture and went on to provide the formula for her Café Bustelo-infused exfoliation. She also cited use of steaming as a method to exorcise “stress and all the bad food you’ve eaten during the week.”
Nokia makes use of Mario Badesco’s sprays with calming ingredients to help manage her eczema. She explained, “I suffer from severe skin discoloration and I suffer from eczema so my skin gets really patchy in the winter, especially on my body. I’m very lucky, thank goddess and Beyoncé, I haven’t really have it on my face. But I have to spray this on my face and around my body so I don’t scratch.”
For her makeup tutorial, the 27-year old Nokia admitted she didn’t start experimenting with “good makeup” until just two years ago.
Nokia uses Elf primer, but said she she rarely uses foundation other than for evening events and performances. “I really like having a natural face; it’s cute,” she explained.
Other items she uses for her daytime look include under-eye concealer, Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector liquid highlighter, Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow pomade in soft brown, Fleshpot eye and cheek gloss and Juvia’s “The Warrior” eye shadow palette.
Nokia finished up the makeup tutorial by highlighting and adding on some freckles, describing them as “a constellation on your face.” For her edges, she pulled out a container of Eco Style Gel, a product she describes as “sold exclusively at beauty supply stores around the hood everywhere!”
Check out her fun tutorial below.