'I’m pretty earthy, I’m pretty natural, but I like a good product—I like a good everything. Rose-Marie Swift is a makeup artist who I work with a lot on shoots, and she got me to switch everything to natural and organic, like natural deodorant. Because I’m always traveling, I keep all my toiletries in pouches or my Valextra leather case—I love beautiful luggage.
In the morning I shower with the Dr. Hauschka Cleansing Cream, and Dr. Bronner’s soap for my body. Then I put on Ligne St. Barth Avocado oil or Santa Maria Novella Almond oil, which is really beautiful, it smells so good. I’ll switch off the oils—I think the body gets used to stuff. But I’m all about oil, not creams. So every morning I slather the oil on straight from the shower, then I wrap myself in a big robe and marinate—I’ll have a green tea, do my emails, ring my boyfriend in England. I’m someone who likes the leisurely process of relaxing and hanging out before going out. I love Dr. Alkaitis Organic Nourishing Treatment Oil for the face, and Jurlique masks. Moisture Replenishing, and the Intense Recovery mask is great for sunburns. I got this really cool tool from the Jurlique store; it crimps any tube and pushes all the product down. I don’t wash my face at night, do you know why? I love how eyeliner looks in the morning. That bed hair and bed makeup—no makeup artist can recreate that. But the best makeup remover is Rose-Marie's Raw Coconut Cream.
So when I do my makeup I just dump it all out on the bed, from a Hermès pouch. I love YSL bronzing cream with a little sunblock in it—clearly I need to get another tube, but I can't find it anywhere! I’ve been using these cute little Shiseido mascara samples a bunch; I got those at a fashion show. Also Jill Stuart’s mascara, from her makeup line—it’s huge in Japan. It’s really good. RMS Lip2Cheek color in Smile is a great versatile product, and I use her Un-Coverup. I think foundation is the worst thing you can put on your face, because of all the chemicals—I think it makes you age faster. Plus it just makes you look so ‘made up’; it’s not cool. The liquid eyeliner, Eyeliner Noir, from YSL: I love. I don’t wear much makeup day to day, but let me tell you—I can do makeup and hair really well. Cat eyes, smokey eyes, my friends’ kids playing dress up. You learn a lot from working on shoots all the time. I prefer dewy to matte for real life; I love a ‘dry’ look on a shoot but I’m a beach girl—I don’t mind being a little greasy.
I’m really low maintenance with my hair: I’ve never dyed it, and I don’t put any styling products in it. I switch off shampoos: I like Kérastase, but I recently discovered Frédéric Fekkai Glossing shampoo and conditioner with olive oil, which is really good. I always do it myself; I don’t like how it looks when it’s ‘blown out’—that’s a New York thing, I think. Women in England and France don’t do that. Well, certain women do. But it just makes you look so Upper East Side. It doesn’t look nice. I blow dry it but not completely, so it still has a little wave, and it kind of takes on this ‘70’s thing on its own. I always wear it down. It’s always in my food. [Laughs]
I’ve never worked out in my whole life and then this summer I started going to Tracy Anderson, and let me tell you—I got ripped in six weeks. Now I’ll go to Physique 57 every once in a while, but I’m not a huge workout girl. I like to look soft and really natural.”
—as told to ITG
Lisa Marie is wearing a dress from her namesake collection of swim and ready-to-wear.