Amelie Zilber Can’t Live Without These Fresh-Faced Beauty Essentials


Amelie Zilber is not your everyday influencer. Yes, she has a combined 8+ million followers on Instagram and TikTok, where you can spend hours admiring her personal style, but the 19-year-old’s social strategy is much more than that. One particular post—which looks like an ad for sculpted cheekbones and soap brows—is actually a message urging her followers to be more open about their mental health. In another she’s posing in an oversized sweatshirt on a street corner to promote a video about criminal justice reform. 

In other words, it’s all part of Amelie Zilber’s plan. 

“My whole platform is about becoming educated and informed about the world around you,” Zilber tells me from her parents’ home in Los Angeles. “I encourage my followers to use their voice for activism, for standing up, getting loud, and fighting for whatever cause makes their heart beat.” 

It’s why the Georgetown University freshman and UNICEF Young Ambassador wanted to partner with Jouer Cosmetics, the cruelty-free and vegan-friendly makeup line, for a limited-edition multiuse blush and a highlighting balm. The blush—in bright rose—is named Be Loud, and the highlighting balm is named Be Strong.

Jouer x Amelie Blush & Bloom Cheek + Lip Duo

“The product is to further spread that knowledge that you can be loud and be strong and fight for what you believe in,” Zilber says. The multiuse stick also works on all different skin tones. “That was important to me when creating the color,” she says. “The glow is so natural-looking, and then the blush adds a little flush of color, so it’s the perfect wake-me-up without putting on a whole face of makeup.” 

And with her busy schedule, Zilber—who is studying Middle Eastern foreign policy—knows a thing or two about making the best use of her time. For Glamour’s latest edition of Big Beauty Questions, she fills us in on how she manages her anxiety, the best beauty advice from her mom, and the fragrance that brings her happiness. 

Glamour: You have so much going on, so how do you take a moment for yourself?

Amelie Zilber: That is such an important question because I struggle really deeply with anxiety. Over the past few weeks that has become a lot more prevalent in my life. I’ve noticed that reading and journaling really helps. Reading just feeds my soul and nourishes my mind. And journaling takes me out of the moment and lets me understand what I’m going through.

Is there a book you’ve found a lot of comfort in?

I just read Glennon Doyle’s Untamed. It really got me to dive into my emotions and helped me understand myself, my perspective, and how I think and process things. I also just started Brené Brown’s books, who I feel is very similar to Glennon.

“Untamed” by Glennon Doyle, hardcover

What’s the best beauty advice your mom has given you?

My mom’s been telling me to wear sunscreen every single day since I was a kid. I was really reluctant to for a long time until I realized just how important sunscreen is. I love EltaMD UV Daily Tinted Broad Spectrum SPF40 because it’s super lightweight and tinted.

EltaMD UV Daily Tinted Broad-Spectrum SPF 40

Since you are so interested in studying the world, is there a city or a country that gives you the greatest beauty inspiration?

I’m obsessed with Paris. I’m French and I grew up speaking French, so there’s so much love and appreciation for French culture and the way the French go about fashion and beauty. It’s really natural and glamorous and luxurious. But it’s also important to look at all the cultures around the world and appreciate all the ways they celebrate beauty. 


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