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Tory Burch, Designer

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'I have three brothers and was a total tomboy growing up—my beauty regime was and still is minimal. Less is definitely more for me. I’m not a big makeup wearer, but I’ve always been interested in protecting my skin. I’ve never really sat in the sun, except maybe in college [Laughs]—unusual because my mom loved the sun, but she taught me about taking care of my skin early on. I play a lot of sports outside and always wear sunblock.

In terms of skin care, I keep everything very simple. I always wash my face and put on moisturizer when I go to bed. I’ve used Erno Laszlo Sea Mud Soap for a long time—it’s very cleansing but doesn’t dry out your skin. My friend Marina Rust gave me Tata Harper moisturizer for my birthday last year. I really love the natural scent. Weleda Skin Food is my go-to moisturizer, which you can buy for $10 at Whole Foods. It’s rich and hydrating but not too heavy—great for your face but you can also use it on your arms and legs. I love the smell of Mustela lotion as well. I used it on my boys when they were little and I kept using it—it’s meant for babies so maybe it’s time to move on. [Laughs]

I’ve always used tinted moisturizer on my face. I like Pat Wexler’s—her products are great. They’re sold at Bath & Body Works and are amazing for the price. She has an under-eye moisturizer that works for dark circles too. I usually wear MAC lip gloss, Shu Uemura cover-up, and Armani Eyes to Kill or Dior mascara, but I don’t have a set regime—I mix it up and use what’s on hand. I like natural nails—I use Deborah Lippmann’s Tiny Dancer and leave the crazy colors to the 20-year-olds. [Laughs] I wear the same fragrance day or evening. I love Vetiver by Guerlain—my father and brothers wore it, but I think it crosses over well. I’m not a big flowery perfume person. I used to wear Chanel No. 5 and Cristalle growing up and sometimes wore Hermès too. And I like Balenciaga—it’s really about the bottle! [Laughs] When I travel, I pack a few extra things in my carry-on— Kiehl’s Coriander Body Lotion and By Terry Baume de Rose lip balm. I try to pack Airborne, too, because planes can be hazardous to many things, including your health—especially if someone has a cold.

In the morning I usually walk out the door with a wet head, put my hair in a low ponytail and go out for the day—not very exciting. I don’t blow dry my hair, except when I go to a party, just so it’s a little bit more presentable. [Laughs] I prefer the look of my hair when it dries naturally—not too perfect or too straight. I like Klorane dry shampoo, but I don’t use it in between washes; I use it for styling. It gives really great texture to your hair. I see Jessica Gillin at Marie Robinson for haircuts, and Marie does my color. I’ve been going to them for the last three years. They’re both really talented. I also go to Tracie Martyn for a facial when I can. It’s incredible. I started going there a few months ago when a friend told me about it. My skin feels great afterwards. I have her products and use the body lotion for everything.

I have three boys who are incredibly athletic, so I’m constantly fishing, hiking, playing tennis and playing lacrosse. I also run a little bit and work out on the elliptical in the gym. I’ve always been somewhat sporty but I’m not a big dieter. I think it’s all about moderation—you can eat anything you want as long as you’re not eating too much of it. I drink a ton of water too—I definitely feel better now that I’m not drinking Diet Coke.”

—as told to ITG

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