Beauty Test: Model Sonia Ben Ammar Test-Drives 4 Minimal Makeup Looks

Welcome to our new series Beauty Test, where we invite the freshest new faces in modelling to the Byrdie studio to test-drive the most buzzed-about beauty trends—or, to be honest, just some really pretty makeup looks we’ve been dying to see in real life. First up? Dolce & Gabbana muse Sonia Ben Ammar.

Sonia Ben Ammar has the kind of face that makes you do a double (perhaps triple) take. With eyes the colour of worn-in Levi’s, some envy-inducing brows and lips that will surely inspire song lyrics sometime soon, the French-Tunisian bombshell emits early Adriana Lima or Irina Shayk vibes—but with a confidence and effortless cool all her own. At just 18, she’s already walked four Dolce & Gabbana runways and served as brand muse, all while finishing a slew of AP classes and graduating high school in Paris this past spring. Between shooting campaigns for the likes of Chanel and prepping for her classes at USC this autumn, Ben Ammar stopped by the Byrdie studio to test-drive some of our current favourite minimal makeup looks before the chaos of fashion week sets in. And with a complexion like hers, we couldn’t let her leave without telling us all her beauty secrets, too. Keep scrolling to see the looks and get to know Sonia Ben Ammar.

On her lip essentials:

“I swear by the Elizabeth Arden 8-Hour Balm (£27) and MAC’s Velvet Teddy Lipstick (£17).”

On the best makeup tip she learned backstage:

“My best makeup tip is to use one product for many uses. I use lipstick for my lips, as blush and sometimes even on my eyes, depending on the colour.”

On the last thing she did for her mental health:

“Getting a puppy! She makes me happier and less anxious.”

On the last thing she googled:

“I googled ‘how to make a face mask’ last week.”

Model: Sonia Ben Ammar
Photographer: Paley Fairman
Creative Director: Katrina Symonds
Makeup Artist: Allan Avedano
Hairstylist: Rachel Lee
Stylist: Dani Michelle
Manicurist: Michelle Saunders