“I’m French, from Paris. I have a guru, a skincare person—her name is Joëlle Ciocco. I’ve known Joëlle since I was fifteen years old, even before she was where she is right now. I always follow her rules, and she is very difficult. Sometimes I’m kind of like, ‘Okay, I’m not following anymore, I do my own stuff.’ So I buy other cream, and then I always go back to Joëlle’s stuff. To me, the most important thing is having a good cream. I’m not a girl putting a lot of makeup, I like to be kind of natural—so if I put some blush on my cheek, it’s just a touch. Sometimes when I’m running out from my daily cream, and I don’t have time to go to Joëlle to buy a new one, I go to the pharmacy because I love the pharmacy. I can stay forever in a drugstore—I can buy everything, it’s terrible when I go there. It’s a little addicting—pharmacies and drugstores. I have the same thing with Duane Reade in New York, or Zitomer, you know like, all of them—I’m obsessed with lip balm. There are so many of them, like from Carmex, and all the ones with a little color.
My beauty routine, ah, you’re going to be crazy. Are you ready to hear all of it? I’m using Joëlle’s Lotion Aromatique with my cotton, and I also put on Oxyclear Eclat Nuit-Jour. Then I put on the Intensive Eye Care, or Lineless Eye Cream by Dr. Brandt—I’m getting older, and the eyes are important. I think it’s my time—I need to, now. [Laughs] Being honest with you, I have it by Joëlle, but I think it’s not moisturizing enough and the Dr. Brandt is more comfortable. I like Joëlle’s products because she doesn’t use any conservatives—how you call that—parabens—and she really respects the PH of your skin. But in case I want change and need more, I go to my pharmacy counter, and I go crazy and say I want to try a new cream. I always find something, which is a problem. [Laughs] The Biotherm Aquasource gel is really nice, and Clinique Moisture Surge. I wear Bonpoint’s baby perfume—I put the one without alcohol on my body and the one with alcohol on my clothes. Sometimes I like to change it with Acqua di Parma, because I love very fresh, fresh perfume.
This is my ultimate, amazing stuff. When I’m putting eyelash, because at night I’m putting eyelash—mascara—this is the only thing that takes it off: La Roche-Posay Respectissime. You don’t have to do three times—once, it’s over. NARS The Multiple, that’s my love. South Beach for when I’m tan, and the pink one when I’m like, super white. What I love to use, is Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat. To me, this is the one I’m using all the time—if I have to choose one thing, it will be this one. Then at night, if I go out, I’m using By Terry Ombré Blackstar in Black Pearl on my eyes; I put it on with my finger. It’s smoky, but it’s light…if it’s not very smoky, I just use more. It’s just sparkling gray. And my mascara is Hypnôse Doll Lashes by Lancôme. Clear Eyes is a savior to me, because I’m allergic to everything. Also I have another thing I love—this is a new trick: I put this light pink underneath, that makes my eyes more wide. It’s Yves Saint Laurent in #12. If you put the white one, it looks fake. If you put this one, it looks completely natural. My goddaughter showed me this trick, she’s very into makeup.
I go to Christoph Robin to get highlights. Over the summer I did this stuff, the keratin treatment…I think it’s super when you first get it, and at the end it’s kind of a mess. The Carita Fluide de Beauté is for my hair. This could be for your face, for your body, but I use it for my hair, and when I don’t have time to wash. And I’m using René Furterer Dry Shampoo—this is one of the French tricks, the dry shampoo. Here, when you don’t have time to wash, and you want to add one extra day, we all do that. I prefer this one to the Klorane one. And this is amazing, that you can’t find anywhere instead of New York: Agadir Argan Oil Moisturizing Conditioner. This is the best. John Frieda in the meatpacking district, he sells those, but you can’t even know because you have to ask him if they have Agadir, and they say no at first, and then you have to insist. You know what is so amazing about it? It’s sulfate-free, because me, I have naturally very curly hair, and this makes it more relaxed, and smells good. When I’m running out of those products—I’m never running out, I’m freaking out, and I buy another one.”
—as told to ITG