What’s the finishing touch to a little black dress or off-the-shoulder top? It’s not stacked sandals or statement earrings, though I’m a fan of both. It’s glowing skin from head to toe. Next time you plan to show a little skin, take an extra minute and an extra product – one of these will do the trick.

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse

A few spritzes of this oil will leave your skin gleaming. I spray it into my palms then rub it onto my décolletage, arms and legs – anywhere skin is showing. The fact that it’s a dry oil is amazing because you don’t have to worry about it getting on clothes. It also has a subtle scent so you can skip the perfume.

Volition Illuminating Body Milk

This body milk does exactly what it says – illuminates. The texture is very lightweight and it sinks in quickly without leaving any sort of sticky or greasy feeling behind. It moisturizes more than the oil so go for this one if your skin feels particularly parched.

PS. While you’re there, please vote for my campaign with Volition to create the first face mask made specifically to protect skin while traveling. The Jetset & Protect mask combats dryness, dullness and irritation – plus it applies clear so it won’t scare your seat mate.

Photo, Violet Grey

everyday beauty makeup hacks

After watching countless beauty tutorials over the years promising tips and tricks that will improve my beauty routine, these are the three easy beauty hacks that have stuck with me.

1. Oil in foundation

For a flawless base, mix 2-3 drops of face oil into foundation. The oil won’t alter the formula of the foundation, it simply adds a little skincare benefit and creates the prettiest dewy finish. Wayne Goss has been championing this hack for years but the recent popularization of face oils has made it so much easier to use. The best part is that it works with any face oil.

2. Powder on lips

A little translucent powder is the key to turning any lipstick into a long-wearing one. This beauty hack is incredibly simple: swipe on a layer of lipstick, blot with a tissue, dust on a light layer of translucent powder, then apply a second layer of lipstick. Et voilà – color that will stay all day.

3. Vaseline under fragrance

It only costs $4 to make your expensive perfume linger longer. Just dab the littlest bit of Vaseline on pulse points or any areas you spritz your scent – inside wrists, bottom of neck, inside elbows – before applying. The product will hold the fragrance longer than dry skin on its own.


I’m a firm believer in choosing one focal point for a makeup look – eyes or lips. Both can look overwhelming and too done for my taste. A swipe of bright lipstick is the easiest way to incorporate a pop of color in your makeup but lately I’ve been loving a bold eye instead – anything from a wash of eyeshadow all over the lid to a slick of colorful eyeliner on the lower lash line. Below are my five favorite products for getting this look. Charlotte Tilbury’s cream shadows are beautiful, the best way to apply them is in very sheer layers for a wash of color or layered for stronger pigment. Both eyeliners are super pigmented and long wearing. Natasha Denona makes the best eyeshadow in the world, I love one of the single shades buffed all over the lid. A multiple stick like Milk Makeup’s works as eyeshadow too, just blend it out with your fingertips.

Photo, Michael Avedon for Harper’s Bazaar UK