“My beauty routine is based more around skincare. I like to alternate a lot with various scrubs and serums and creams, so I use different ones throughout the week. I love this company Éminence—love it. Joanna Vargas, the facialist, uses it and I just really liked it. It’s all raw, it’s all organic, and you don’t need tons of it because it doesn’t last very long. They also have this little sample size things that I love to travel with. It’s really cute, so sometimes if I’m going on a trip I’ll bring, say, these four masks… So then I’ll sort of vary. If I’m going away for three days, I’ll bring, for example, Naseberry Treatment Care Cream, Pink Grapefruit Vitality Masque, Sour Cherry Masque, Strawberry Rhubarb Masque. With these small sizes, it’s really fun to just try different things, and it makes it easy. Everything has to be easy for me. It has to be set up in a way that I get it and I see it. I just love, in the shower, to do a scrub on my body. Then I do this Lactic Acid Éminence Gentle Scrub on my face. And after that, I throw on this thing—it’s my favorite—the Clear Skin Probiotic Masque. I’ll do that when I’m washing my hair and leaving the conditioner on, if I have to shave my legs or something—you know, I just try to time everything. And then I can come out and do my body cream, the Diptyque Crème Riche pour le Corps—it’s really nice and thick. And then I love the Dr. Hauschka Regenerating Body Moisturizer. I definitely rock La Mer too.
I try a lot of things that people send me. I love this brand, Själ. They have a really nice scrub that I like, and I love their Kashmir Saphir Perfecting Mask and Pearl Enzyme Exfoliating Mask. And David [Neville, Westman's husband], actually, that’s the cream he uses. He keeps it simple. He likes La Mer lip balm. I love products, for sure. You were telling me about somebody who has too much stuff— I’m definitely probably that person. I have a lot of stuff, but people send me things to try. What else do I do? I put Mag 2 [Magnesium supplement] on my face too. I pop these suckers, and I rub them on my face. Well, apparently, it’s all the rage. It’s supposed to be great for minimizing your pores, and things like that. I think I got them in St. Barts. I like to try one routine for a week, and then I alternate, and then I try to see what works better. I’m really sensitive to smell and touch. I always—not always, but maybe a few times a week—I try to give David a facial massage, and I use different oils.
So my makeup routine is not… it’s very few things. I don’t know; I can’t be bothered. I don’t really wear makeup—I feel really stupid. Imagine if I showed up to work with makeup? People would be, like, 'hi....' To be honest, in the winter, I wear black eyeliner smudged. I’m so pale, so I feel like it gives me a little contrast, a little something. It kind of just smudges itself. I’m into these kinds of things, these primers. Sometimes I take the effort to do Revlon PhotoReady Perfecting Primer in 001 and 002 on myself. I use Revlon PhotoReady Compact Makeup in Ivory just around my eyes a tiny bit. I like Revlon Multi-Use Palette for a little contour, and a little Highlighting Stick in Golden [available in May]. I put it anywhere: cheekbones, nose, cupid’s bow. Creams are definitely messier, no matter what. You have to know that it’s going to be a little smudgy, and blah blah blah. No matter what kind of makeup I do on myself, it’s always a little bit smudgy because I don’t wear, really, powder or concealer. I think it’s cooler because it looks more authentic, and more worn and real. That’s what girls do; that’s what they look like. I don’t want to look like I’m made-up. I want to look like it’s part of me, and it’s just there, but not too much effort put into it. I don’t think foundation should be even a necessity—it should only be if you need it and where you need it. I do occasionally wear Just Bitten in Midnight, but David says I look really weird. I’m not allowed to wear anything on my lips for him—he doesn’t like any lipsticky-looking things. It freaks him out. Oh and I have this I totally wear—that puppy—Les Soins BIO Plante System Hydrating Tinted Moisturizer Fluid with Hibiscus. I got that in St. Barts. It’s really nice—it feels like liquid on—and it gives a healthy glow but it doesn’t look shimmery on the skin.
I have so much grey hair, since I was twenty-six. Tim Nolan at Tommy Guns does the color. I just do my roots, and then when I don’t have time, now I have this Roux stick—it’s like a brown mascara. I have super thick wavy hair. It sounds really high-maintenance, but I started to go to this place, Blow. It’s just so easy, and I can get a manicure at the same time, and it takes, like, twenty minutes to do everything. And done. Then I don’t have to worry about it. Once and a while it’s nice to just have it feel clean. I like the Moroccan Oil line a lot: shampoo, conditioner, mask. I like Serge Normant’s mask, and Tammy Fender scalp cleanser. Garren [the hairstylist] told me I should get Botox. He said, ‘You should do it before it’s too late.’ He’s like, ‘This wrinkle is getting deep, honey.’ And I was like, ‘Thanks, Gare.’ I’ve tried it, but I’m scared. I’m just sensitive to things that I imagine are not good for you. I’ve done Thermage with frequency. It’s just basically reproducing collagen—I’m into stuff like that. I’m into enhancing what you have more, sort of, on a scientific level, as opposed to injecting, injecting, injecting, ‘cause God knows where that’s going to go.
I’m always trying to fit in my exercise with my kids and my work. Physique 57 and Soul Cycle are my favorites. I did the Bari Studio today, I did Physique yesterday. I like feeling strong. It’s what we are supposed to be doing—it feels like we’re supposed to energize ourselves, so I feel so much more aware and alert when I incorporate that. I was running three years ago, and then it kind of went into Core Fusion, and then I stopped running and started doing all this other stuff. It’s hard to wake up earlier, if you have to work and go to a class before something, but it’s worth it. The whole day is better and I’m just so happy. 7 AM start, so I leave at 6:30, but it’s worth it! After I feel like my day is a million times better. And I don’t think it’s just a phase anymore.”
—as told to ITG
Gucci is also the Global Artistic Director of Revlon.