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"Hi! I'm Marjorie Roux [@mardjii]. I was born in the south of France but have been living in Montreal for the last 20 years. I work as a Public Relations Manager for David's Tea—I started my career as an intern and was hired after a year. I work primarily on food and beverage PR, but I've also worked on beauty and lifestyle brands. No one day looks the same, and your brain is always on working in PR, and I love that. And you get to try a lot of products, which is a thrill.
I learned about beauty from my mother, who used to wear kohl and dye her hair with red henna—but my uncle was a very stylish hairdresser, and he would give me all of these amazing fragrances. I used to wear Thierry Mugler Angel, Jean-Louis Scherrer Nuits Indiennes, and Cerruti 1881 when I was a teenager! I can't leave the house now without wearing perfume—I try to match them to my outfits. I love Thierry Mugler Over the Musk, which is woody and floral and I normally wear it at night. I'll also wear Neroli Portofino during the summer, or Penhaligon's Endymion, which is really spicy.
My skincare philosophy is to try and try again until you find your perfect routine...and then after a couple of months, start all over again. Currently I like to start with a very good eye makeup remover, because I tend to overdo it on mascara. Bioderma Créaline works because it's good for sensitive eyes. I also have a thing for face waters and mists... I have a dozen in my bathroom. My favorites are the Lush Eau Roma, which I like before bed, and the Shu Uemura Depsea Water Bergamot Mist, which I use every day. And then I have the Uriage Eau Thermale, which I keep in my fridge. That one's good for summer months, or if my skin is irritated and I need to calm it down. Over that, I love the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream. Once in awhile, I love skin renewing treatments like Le Weekend de Chanel Édition Douce. I use it at night and on the weekend, obviously, because it gently exfoliates and also soothes my sensitive skin.
All of my makeup looks are easy to achieve. I like to start with Marc Jacobs Undercover Perfecting Coconut Primer, which is the best, and is totally refreshing and unifying—and it helps my MAC Matchmaster Foundation last. I wear that in 3, which is slightly darker than my skin tone. When I'm in the mood for cheek color, I'll apply a matte blush like Sephora Collection's Colorful Face Powder in Sweet On You. Then I like to wear Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Eden all over my eyelid. And because the thick brow trend is not going anywhere, I'll darken mine to make them look fuller with Benefit Gimme Brow.
Mascara is my favorite part. Every morning I'm trying to get Twiggy lashes, and I've recently discovered Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume. The brush is perfect and the color is so good. I can't live without it. If I'm going out, I'll add on Kat Von D Tattoo Liquid Liner in Trooper with a deep red matte lip—Lise Watier Baiser Velour in French Kiss is good. But for everyday, I like a neutral lip or gloss. My favorite right now is Chanel Rouge Double Intensité Lip Color in Coral Dream. Longwear gloss is always a yes.
I travel a lot for work, so I have a lot of in-flight beauty tricks. For my body, my mom—who is really into DIY oil mixtures—gave me a special oil blend to massage my legs with and help my blood circulation. I can’t give away her secret recipe but it contains cypress and lavender oil and it really works. For my face, I always make sure to pack Saje Arrive Revived Travel Mist, which works for jet lagged skin. In-flight, the Sephora Collection Lotus Sheet Mask saves lives. It's not so sexy to wear on the flight, but it's so calming and soothing, so I keep one on me anyway."
—as told to ITG
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