23-year old Sessilee Lopez was a star from the second she stepped onto her first runway in 2004. But it wasn't until year, when she landed the cover Italian Vogue's "The Black Issue," that the Florida-native suddenly became famous famous. She, along with Arlenis Sosa, Jourdan Dunn and Chanel Iman, Lopez suddenly became part of a black model elite, landing the most in-demand runway shows, editorials and campaigns. With her strong brows, killer cheekbones and sultry, curving smile, Lopez is one of fashion's most lauded beauties--but in September, it was her new, bobbed hairdo that stole the spotlight. Here, the sepia-skinned goddess chats with us about her hair regimen, what's in her makeup bag, and her favorite model. Bet you can't guess who it is.
Lopez jet-sets all over the world, but always keeps her tried-and-true beauty faves in her handbag. “I always have CK One ($12.99) with me…it leaves me feeling fresh and sophisticated,” she says. “Also, I always have MAC Mineralize Skinfinish ($27) in my purse, which looks so natural and is perfect for touch-ups. I use chapstick for day, but at night I always carry a MAC Lustreglass lip gloss ($14).”