Joan Smalls

Beauty is self-confidence
and self-assurance.

Joan Smalls


Spring day

My day look is simple—just a
light moisturizer and mascara.

Best accessory

A smile. It’s inviting
and genuine.

Beauty secret

I’ve seen makeup artists use
blush as an eyeshadow—I love
multi-purpose products!

How it all started

Raised in Puerto Rico, Joan dreamed of walking the runway after she realized she had the right body frame for modeling. True to her own prediction, Joan made her high-fashion debut in January 2010 when she was featured as the exclusive model for Ricardo Tischi’s Givenchy Fall/Winter 2010 Couture Show.

Hailed the “breakout beauty of the modern age,” Joan has already appeared in 40 different shows for the 2010 season.

Joan’s career

In such a short period of time, Joan has already graced the catwalks for famous designers including Marc Jacobs, Prada, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and more. She also has quickly become a favorite among top fashion photographers including, Mario Testino, Steven Meisel, Patrick Demarchelie, Mikael Jansson, David Sims and Craig McDean.

Representing estée lauder

Joan Smalls brings a fresh new face to Estée Lauder campaigns in skincare and makeup.

“Joan’s smile, warmth and positive energy are perfect for the Estée Lauder brand,” said Aerin Lauder, Style and Image Director, Estée Lauder.

Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup Pure Color Blush in Hot Sienna Advanced Time Zone Age Reversing Line/Wrinkle Hydrating Gel Oil-Free