Beauty Interview

“Murdoch Mysteries” Star Mouna Traoré Talks Her Favourite Beauty Products And Skincare Tips


With her flawless ebony skin and wide dark eyes, there’s no denying the fact that Murdoch Mysteries actress Mouna Traoré is a beauty. The Toronto-born star, who plays Rebecca James on the hit CBC crime series, may be dressed in period attire on the small screen. However, away from the cameras, you’re likely to see her sporting voluminous curls, glowing skin and barely there makeup. We spoke to the gorgeous Traoré about her makeup bag essentials, skincare regimen and best kept secrets for staying in shape.

Season 10 of Murdoch Mysteries airs on Monday nights at 8 p.m. ET/8:30 p.m. NT on CBC.

Real Style: What are your five favourite beauty products for makeup, hair and skincare?

Mouna: 1. blackUp Paris 2 in 1 Lip Pencil
2. Sunday Riley Juno Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil
3. Frank Body Peppermint Coffee Scrub
4. SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Extra-Moisture Detangler
5. Shu Uemura Skin Porefinist Gentle Foaming Cleansing Water

Real Style: Describe your skincare routine for a glowing and fresh complexion.

Mouna: I cleanse my face with Shu Uemura’s foaming cleanser, and if I’ve been on set I use my Clarisonic Mia 2 to get rid of makeup. Afterwards, I apply a few drops of Darphin Paris’ Hydraskin Intensive Skin-Hydrating Serum. Then I mix a few drops of Juno Oil with Shu Uemura Deepsea Hydrability Moisturizing Cream and distribute it all over my face and neck.

Real Style: What are your diet and exercise secrets for a fit and healthy body?

Mouna: No secret! Eat the foods that grow and you will grow! If it’s processed or significantly altered from its natural state, I try not to eat it. But I do love my Burrata cheese. I stay active by alternating yoga & Pilates and regular cardio workouts. I also ride my bike everywhere.

Real Style: Who is your absolute favourite celebrity beauty icon?

Mouna: Naomi Campbell, The Queen Mother Supreme.

Photo: Denise Grant 

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