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"Hello! My name is Victoria Steiner (@victoria_steiner). I'm a self-employed fashion and still-life stylist, and I come from Lucerne in Switzerland, but I lost my heart in Paris. The food, the style of Parisian women, the café culture, the language—everything inspires me so much. My boyfriend and I used to go once a year. We always stay in the same cozy hotel, the Hotel Amour. It's the perfect place for lovebirds.
For beauty shopping in Paris I like to go to Colette, which is a concept store with an amazing beauty counter. My favorite perfume is Vanille 44 by Le Labo—the exclusive scent of the Colette store. My day usually begins with Fleur d’Oranger 27 shower gel, also by Le Labo. It smells gorgeous. After showering, I use the Rejuvenate Intensive Body Balm by Aesop with Tangerine Rind, Vanilla, and Sandalwood. The balm absorbs quickly and really nourishes my skin.
Every morning I wipe my face with a cotton pad soaked with Bioderma micellar water and then apply my daily vitamin boost—the Lucent Facial Concentrate by Aesop. Then I delicately tap some Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado around my eye, and I seal my skin by applying the Quince Day Cream by Dr. Hauschka, which protects my skin from the environment and nourishes it at the same time. At night, to take off my makeup, I use the La Roche-Posay Cleansing Milk. It takes off all makeup and dirt, and it's really conditioning. My toner is the gentle one by Avène. Before I go to sleep, I put on the soothing and regenerating night cream by Verso with Retinol 8. I've been using this cream for a long time, and it's the best. I like the Double Refining Peel by Nars Skin—it's really gentle for sensitive skin. I regularly apply the Mega Greens Galaxy Pack by Glossier. The Magicstripes Lifting Collagen Mask is another favorite—I put it on the lower half of my face to firm and define my jaw.
My makeup routine always starts with concealer. I use the Photo-Cernes Éclat by Sisley, because for me, it covers while helping with undereye swelling. After that, I apply Giorgio Armani's Crema Nuda in 01 Nude Glow, which cares and corrects at the same time. I use Hoola by Benefit or the Soleil Tan de Chanel for bronzer, and for a blusher, I like Nars Orgasm. I like to wear light and creamy products on my eyelids, like the Shimmering Cream Color by Clarins in Golden Peach[Ed. note: Discontinued]—or I like soft smoky eyes in rose-brown and copper colors. I always apply the colors with my fingertips. On my lashes it's Diorshow Mascara, and on my brows, it's Glossier Boy Brow. My favorite step is highlighting my face, and at the moment, I‘m loving the Sequin Ray Luminising Quad by & Other Stories.
Mostly I apply nude or rose shades on my lips, they tend to be great for everyday. I like to combine Nars Raquel and Victoria Beckham for Estée Lauder Brazilian Nude. I mix a lot of lipsticks, just so I can tweak the colors a little bit. I just bought a new Tom Ford to add to the collection, Nude Vanille. I love it.
I wash my hands frequently and therefore need to apply hand cream regularly. I'm using the Byredo Blanche and the Oskia Renaissance Hand Creams to ward against dry skin. My favorite nail polishes are by Chanel, and the best color is Beige Beige, which is a great nude color for lighter skin—it doesn't look too yellow or too pale. What else? Oh, my biggest beauty secret is something I discovered not long ago—silk pillow covers. I swear on the ones from By Dariia Day. What better way to care for your hair and skin while you sleep?"
—as told to ITG