I have a serious issue when it comes to beauty products, so I’m really going to do my best to pare it down here. But please be patient with me because I don’t want to leave anything out. This is what’s in my current rotation, in no particular order. (Also, no judging. It’s a lot. I know).
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Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil
I’ve bene using this Tatcha oil forever, and it’s the only thing that gets off the 30 layers of sunscreen I wear every day. And it doesn’t break me out which is a blessing.
Biologique Recherche P50
Yes, it’s probably trending on Twitter, but I’ve honestly been using it for 15 years and I love it. It smells like hell but makes me feel squeaky clean yet hydrated.
Paula’s Choice 10% Niacinamide Booster
Chock full of vitamins B3 and B5 which magically work to improve uneven skin tone and refine the appearance of pore size, skin texture and fine lines. I use it every day after P50 and before my cream(s).
Environ Step-Up System C-Quence Serum
The Step-Up System starts at Serum 1 and goes up to 4, with increasing amounts of Vitamins A, C and E. I use It mixed with the Defense Cream under my moisturizer and I really do think it’s helped with my pore size (which is enormous).
Mara Universal Face Oil
Trust me on this one. It’s glowy and not greasy and makes a great base for makeup.
Suntegrity 5-in-1 Natural Moisturizing Tinted Face Sunscreen
Best face sunscreen out there. It has a high level of zinc which is an anti-inflammatory and helps with melasma, plus it hydrates and works as a great primer for makeup. Perfect for every day and strong enough for a day at the beach.
Sunday Riley Auto Correct Brightening and Depuffing Eye Contour Cream
Gets rid of dark circles. Not kidding.
UMA Absolute Anti-Aging Eye Oil
I love using oil under my eyes. It feels very productive.
Amly Silver Rich Face Mist
I sit in front of a computer ALL DAY. This mist re-energizes and protects from screen fatigue. It’s also great for air travel.
Lumity Anti-Aging Supplements
Do yourself a favor and get on the subscription plan because three of these in the morning and three at night will change your life. I’ve never had more energy (in a normal, not heart-racy kind of way) or slept more deeply. And it makes your skin glow, too.
Supergoop Glow Stick Sunscreen SPF 50
I love sunscreen in a stick for quick touch ups, and this one gives you a really good glow, so it’s a win-win.
Tatcha Silk Canvas Protective Primer
I use this as my last step before sunscreen or makeup. It creates a perfect, poreless canvas and makes my makeup last all day. It also protects from pollution and computer rays.
Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Hydrating Foundation
I have a soft spot for foundation, but this one is my current fave. It really lasts, doesn't get cakey and goes on like a dream.
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer
There’s a reason this is the gold standard for tinted moisturizer.
Milk Makeup Matte Bronzer (Baked)
The perfect matte yet glowy bronzer stick.
Kjaer Weis Highlighter (Radiance)
The packaging is stupid heavy, and I have no clue how to use highlighter, but as an eye wash, this is perfection.
Bobbi Brown Beach Perfume
I have been wearing this for years, and I’ll probably never wear anything else. It smells like suntan lotion and makes me ridiculously happy.
Smith & Cult Lash Dance Mascara
It doesn’t flake or crumble and makes my lashes shiny in a good way
Glossier Boy Brow
Obviously. It’s the only thing to use on brows.
Chantecaille Lip Chic (Mandarin)
All of the colors are great, but I love this one for summer. Acts like a lipstick, goes on like a gloss.
Chantecaille HD Perfecting Powder
Takes down shine and sets makeup with literally no weird powder-y cast.
I love a shower cap that looks more Norma Desmond than crazy cat lady, and this one really fits the bill.
Harry Josh Ultra Light Pro Dryer
It’s pretty and it works like a charm. Dries hair faster and smoother than any other hairdryer I’ve ever used.
Harry Josh 2-in-1 Ceramic Marcel Curling Iron
I’m a daily curler, and this one kind of changed my life. It smooths my hair and the clip is removable so you can either use it as a wand or a traditional iron.
Virtue Restorative Treatment Mask
A deep conditioner that actually lives up the hype. It’s totally change my hair texture.
SHOPPING FOR BEAUTY
I have two favorite beauty stores, and it works out well because they’re on my two favorite coasts. Knockout Beauty in NYC and Bridgehampton is owned by my dear friend Cayli Cavaco Reck who is, no joke, the skin whisperer. Have an issue, go see her (or call her or email her), and she will fix it. Her shop is full of natural, organic and amazing products (it’s where I buy my Environ and Evenswiss stuff) and her esthetician, Ludmilla, also works wonders. Book a treatment and tell her I sent you and you want the “magic eraser.” I’m not really sur what it is, but it pretty much erases my pores. Yes, please.
My other favorite store is The Detox Market in LA owned by Romain Gaillard, a cute Frenchman who knows his green beauty. They stock my fave sunscreen (Suntegrity) and a huge selection of makeup, including Vapour and Ilia. I also just did an amazing collab with them to put together one of their incredible Detox Boxes filled with 7 of my favorite must-have products. It highlights some of the things I literally cannot live without:
⚡️Clarity Makeup Removing Cleansing Oil from Vapour Beauty
⚡️Hydrating Accelerator from Josh Rosebrook
⚡️Summer in Hossegor Serum from Odacite
⚡️Epi-Peel Mask from Tammy Fender
⚡️Moon Lip Treatment from Hurraw
⚡️CAKE Restorative Scalp Tonic from Reverie
⚡️The Super Elixir Alkalising Greens from Welleco