June 23, 2022

Vanity Affairs: Inside Nicole Trunfio’s Skincare And Makeup Routine For That Effortless, Lived-In Look

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Image: @nictrunfio on Instagram

Warning: reading on may cause spending of excessive funds on really good beauty products.

Welcome to Vanity Affairs—a series where we document the beauty routines of notable people.

There are some people who have an I-can’t-put-my-finger-on-it kind of glow—a certain je ne sais quoi, if you will. You know the ones—their hair falls just right, their skin is dewy but never shiny, and they seem to exude confidence.

In the interest of public service, we’ve set about tracking down these actors, influencers, models, founders, entrepreneurs, musicians, spokespeople (and more!!) to find out their secrets. Have you got your pen and paper ready?

Previously, we’ve spoken to Rozalia Russian, Lara Fells, Jules Sebastian, Georgia Fowler, Jonathan Van Ness and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

Today, we’re taking a peek inside the beauty bag of supermodel-turned-entrepreneur, Nicole Trunfio.

Recently announced as the ambassador of 100 per cent natural skincare and makeup brand, Inika Organic (pronounced in-ee-kah), Trunfio knows a thing or two about beauty. Having been in the fashion industry for over 20 years, the Bumpsuit founder is renowned for her effortless, lived-in and rock-and-roll look. But it’s her commitment to environmentalism that makes the alignment with Inika Organic a seamless fit. “Inika Organic is the first 100 per cent plastic neutral makeup brand in the world,” says Trunfio. “This commitment to sustainability is so important to me and I feel so proud to be representing a brand that shares my same values for the environment. It also doesn’t hurt that the formulas are to die for and have been firm fixtures in my beauty bag for years now.”

Speaking of Nicole’s beauty bag, we got to take a look (and take notes) of what the supermodel is loving at the moment. We spill all her secrets below…

Photography: Rose Garnett


“I am very low maintenance when it comes to my skincare routine. Hopefully, the night before, I’ve managed to wash my face and put on a serum (I love the La Prairie Skin Caviar Liquid Lift) but that isn’t always the case. I mean, between three kids, three businesses and a husband I don’t always have time. I also love that lived-in, Kate Moss, rock-and-roll look. In the mornings though, I will always start with a toner and then a serum, moisturiser and sunscreen. I have also been dedicated to the Inika Organic Phyto-Active Face Oil and apply this multiple times throughout the day. I even use it on my body! It’s amazing. It’s almost a balmy texture and the smell really elevates your whole level energetically. It’s like you’ve been to a spa and I find it really grounding for both me and my kids.”


“When it comes to makeup I am one of two extremes: all or nothing. When I do apply a full face I love to go hard on the bronzer. I particularly love the Inika Organic Baked Mineral Bronzer in shade Sunkissed. Bronzer is just that makeup product that I cannot live without. I have a big forehead so I like to contour that to appear smaller and then under the chin and on the neck. It’s also great to sweep over the eyelids for a wash of colour. I also love the Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate Palette for when I want something ultra-glowy.

“Then I’ll always pop on some mascara–it just opens up the eyes. My favourite at the moment is the Inika Organic Long Lash Mascara which separates, lengthens and provides volume in one fell swoop. Then I move onto brows, using my Inika Organic Brow Palette and the Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel. Then I dot on some Rose Inc Softlight Luminous Hydrating Concealer to brighten the centre of my face. The final step is always lips and my favourite is the Inika Organic Lipstick in Spring Bloom. It is the perfect my-lips-but-better shade and I always have it with me!”


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