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'My name is Camille Seydoux [@camilleseydoux] and I live in the Marais in Paris. I'm a fashion and celebrity stylist, so my job is all about creating looks—both for appearances and photoshoots, which has always been a passion of mine. When I was a student, my first job was working as a habilleuse [dresser] for fashion shows. Now I'm collaborating with brands more... I'm actually working with Roger Vivier on a capsule collection for this season. When I'm styling, I get as meticulous about the hair and makeup as I do about the clothes, but for my own style, I like to keep it effortless and cool. I like beauty but I don't want it to take away from my personality—I'm pretty laid back.
After my morning shower I always moisturize my body, and at the moment I'm using La Mer's The Body Crème. To wash my face, I use Shu Uemura Oil Makeup Remover or I'll switch in Tata Harper's Nourishing Oil Cleanser which I bought in NYC. I'll use them with the Clarisonic when I need to feel super clean. I also spray my face with Eau Florale by Sisley, and then I add my La Mer Illuminating Eye Gel. I'll put on Sunday Riley Good Genes Serum, and depending on the weather I'll maybe use a light moisturizer like Sisley's Émulsion Écologique...or something more intense like classic Crème de la Mer. In the evening, I enjoy doing a moisturizing mask like the Avene Soothing Moisture Mask. My skincare secret is that one day a week, especially during the weekend, I'll keep my skin free from makeup and from beauty products in general. I'll clean my face, but that's all. I let my skin breathe! Sometimes all the ingredients can overwhelm your skin, so I think you need to have a day off.
For my daily makeup, I start with Clé de Peau Concealer. On my eyebrows I use the Anastasia Brow Gel with my favorite Le Volume de Chanel Mascara on my lashes. Then, some Nars Orgasm Blush and a tinted lip balm by Fresh. I have all the colors! When I go out, I love to play with makeup. I'll do a smoky eye with my favorite Tom Ford Eye Quad, and I'll put some foundation. Right now I'm crazy about Charlotte Tilbury's Magic Foundation. I also like to do a light contour with Anastasia Beverly Hills' Contour Kit and then I do a nude lip using Tata Harper's Volumizing Lip and Cheek Tint in Very Sweet. I'm really inspired by the Sixties and Seventies—I love cat eyes and the big nude lips, but I want to try super dark lips à la Rihanna. And don't forget to make up your eyebrows too! I love this new brand, Le Sourcil by Angélik Iffennecker. Her pencils are fabulous.
On certain occasions I'll have a makeup artist do things on me that I can't do myself... I'm terrible with eyeliner, but I love it, so I'll ask somebody to do it for me. I've learned some tricks, too, like mixing my foundation with day cream to make it lighter, or using lipstick as blush. But I do travel a lot, so sometimes I'll bring products to my makeup artist that you can't get in France. Next time I'm in the US, she wants me to get her some Hourglass, and the Anastasia Contouring Palette. Sometimes, I teach her.
French women keep it very simple with their hair routines. The only thing that I always use is Moroccanoil, which I use after I shampoo. My favorite brand for my hair is Christophe Robin—he makes excellent products for bleached blonds. For style, I love hair like Bardot. Big hair but in a messy way, not the American way. I usually wash my hair before going to sleep, and then I wake up in the morning and put on some Leonor Greyl Nourishing Cream. My friend John Nollet told me that you can leave your conditioner in until your next shampoo—don't rinse it completely, leave some in—and then with a dry, hot towel, massage your hair. You'll have beautiful waves afterwards. My hair is really thick and I sometimes need to turn down the volume. One of my favorite hair product is my brush from Mason Pearson. A good hair brush is a must-have.”
—as told to ITG
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