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In the Flesh with Awa Doumbia

In the Flesh with Awa Doumbia

Hello and welcome to In the Flesh, a column wherein Team Flesh asks members of the beloved Flesh community a few random (and, we hope, fun) questions. Meet Awa Doumbia, fashion student, dancer, and one of the lovely faces of Pure Flesh Liquid Foundation.


1. What is your full name? 

Awa Kaday Doumbia 

2. Where are you from?

New York City, by way of Sierra Leone and Mali.

3. What’s your shade of Flesh? 


4. What’s the first thing you do when you wake up? 


5. What is your signature beauty look?

Shea Butter and a little mascara and I'm good to go!

6. Last book you read? 

Good Self, Bad Self by Judy Smith

7. What makes you laugh?

A good meme.

8. What is your drink of choice?


9. What’s your mantra right now? 


10. What is your earliest beauty memory?

An awful winged liner. 

11. Do you have a hidden talent?

Stepping! As a dancer, you have to be quick with picking up choreography but with stepping, you have to be quick on your feet. 

12. What’s your greatest virtue?

My resilience and drive. 

13. What is your favorite nude painting? 


14. What advice would you give your younger self?

Talk less, listen more. 

15. What, besides sliced bread, is the best thing since sliced bread?

Apple Pay!

16. When do you feel most at home in your flesh? 

Fresh out of the shower, candlelit.

17. Is there anything else you want to tell us about yourself?

I am a disruptor.