I've been keeping my skin clean by washing it twice a day. In the morning I use moisturizer (some random avon one i got for christmas, works wonders actually!) and at night i just wash my face AND scrub baking soda (with soap) on my t-zone. It's a great, cheap way to exfoliate.. Not for dry skin! Mine is normal with a slightly oily nose/forehead area. Can get a bit dry in winter, but it's midsummer here atm so it won't get dry anytime soon :P
Models—those genetically blessed creatures that can make us covet a spatula with just one smoldering glance—are endlessly fascinating to us. We especially love those stories about normal girls who were discovered by an agent, plucked from obscurity, and are now in-demand superstars — it gives us hope that our oft-dreamt-of modeling contract is still in reach.
Camille Rowe-Pourcheresse doesn't have to daydream about such things: She was found by a talent scout while sitting in a cafe in Paris, asked to come in for test shoot, and is now the face of Chloé fragrances. Seriously, how lucky can one girl get? We had the chance to speak with the stunning Camille about her recent move to NYC, her favorite products, and how she keeps her adorably freckled complexion looking so glowy. Read on and prepare to fall in love with this chic Parisian beauty.
How do French and American beauty looks compare? How do they differ?
"I guess American and French beauties, are both pretty natural. You know, beach girls don’t brush their hair; French girls don’t brush their hair...But then at the same time, I feel like American girls in big cities such as NYC or L.A. are more careful regarding little details like your nails. You can’t find many nail salons in Paris. Americans girls are just a lot more aware of beauty stuff and French girls are much more natural."
What's been your biggest beauty adjustment since relocating to NYC?
"Well, I have been dying my hair a lot. I dyed it blond for Chloé and then I decided to go brown, and then my agency hated it so I dyed it back to blond. And then during the holidays I dyed it pink and then back to blond. I’m planning on doing it blue maybe, we’ll see. I guess I see a lot of hair dressers!"
What are some of your favorite beauty products?
"My must-have beauty product is my Embryolisse moisturizer. I also wear the Chloé signature fragrance — I find its rosy smell very sexy and playful. I got it when I was seventeen and have worn it ever since. Now, for summer days, I think I will probably switch to L’Eau de Chloé. It stays in the same line as the Signature but with a fresher facet which I love."
"I wash my face with Bioderma Crealine, then I apply either Estée Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair serum or Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery. I put a little bit of Dior DiorSkin Nude foundation on my face if I need concealer, and Dior lip gloss on my lips and cheeks to give a little rosy color. In the evening, I really enjoy wearing NARS lipsticks. I use Kérastase shampoos and once a week I put a lot of the Shu Uemura Art of Hair Essence Absolue hair oil in my hair and leave it in all night. I am also completely addicted to massages; I go at least once a week."
What's one beauty trend that completely baffles you?
"I am not really into extensions. I feel like in the States, a lot of girls have a lot of hair extensions — they don’t look very natural. I don’t like French manicures or square shape nails. Also, the worst is super hard-core plucked eyebrows — that I can’t deal with."
We love your freckles — do you have any beauty tips for freckly-faced girls on how to enhance and complement them?
"I just wear sunscreen. I feel like a little rosy cheek is cute with the freckles though."
How do you describe your beauty look? Can you take us through a typical morning of getting ready?
"My beauty look is pretty casual. In the morning I drink a big glass of water with lemon and a pinch of baking soda and maple syrup. I splash my face with water and put on either Embryolisse Hydrating Orange Cream or Weleda Wild Rose Smoothing Day Cream."
What's the absolute best piece of beauty advice that was ever given to you, and who gave it to you?
"My mom: [Because of her], I never forget to take my makeup off at night. You know, I look crazy when I go to bed; I have such a thick layer of moisturizer on. Actually, I bought this new thing called Egyptian Magic, it’s this awesome compact oil which heats up in your hand and you put it on your face. I use it at night only because you look really greasy, but it is good for my very dry skin."
For my hair, I’ve taken Viviscal on and off for years. It really works when you stick to it for a while. You have to take it for a couple months before it starts working, but then it’s incredible the way your hair grows.
Sasha Pivovarova talked about Viviscal as well in a interview for Glamour July 2009:
"I don't have much hair to start with and it gets badly damaged with all the styling. Jessica Stam recommended I try a supplement called Viviscal Maximum Strength...it really works - I saw a major difference in three months. My hair is stronger and more resistant."
I love eye cream. Right now I’m using the Eye Elixir by Elemental Herbology, a London-based brand. It contains lots of plant extracts and smells nice and fresh. I try to use more natural products on my face. I like argan oil—when you put it on before you go to bed, you wake up with baby skin! Really soft baby skin.
I love Sisley’s products—they’re just the best. I use their cleansing milk and moisturizer. Their masks are really, really good as well. My mum and I both love the new Black Rose one. But the Radiant Glow mask is my favorite—After I use it, I feel like my skin really does give off a nice glow. It’s great for in the morning when I don’t want to look tired—I just slap it on, and I’m good. I use it about twice a week.
It took me awhile to figure out a regimen that I really liked, but a few months ago I went to Mario Badescu for a facial and it was amazing—I was breaking out, and they did me good. The place is super old-school and all the estheticians have been there for years, but they do such a nice job! Now I only use Mario Badescu products—I love the acne cleanser, cucumber toner, and oil-free SPF 17 moisturizer. There’s also this great spot cream.
I do the basic stuff: I use a good cleanser and moisturizer, drink plenty of water, and exercise. I like Dr. Hauschka’s Rose Day Cream because it’s chemical-free—I think using clean, organic ingredients on your skin really helps it. The Cleansing Milk and Cleansing Cream are also very good. I’m a huge Dr. Hauschka fan; I’ve been using their products for a couple years now.
I actually just discovered Suki—it’s an organic line that you can buy at Whole Foods and health stores. I use their soap and moisturizing oil—facial oil is my new thing! I massage it on my skin morning and night and it’s amazing. I also use their eye cream—I’m a little obsessed with the brand right now! My agent sent me their samples to try and once I used them I couldn’t stop.
I got really lucky with my skin—I don’t have to do a lot with it. But Caudalie has this Beauty Elixir—it’s just water with some essential oils mixed in—and it’s so nice. Whenever I see it on my shelf at home, I have to spray it!
During Fashion Week I use the Carrot Butter Cleanser from Organic Pharmacy to remove my makeup. It’s moisturizing and takes off everything, even waterproof mascara—it cleanses really deep. I use it morning and night. And then, of course, I drink a lot of water throughout the day. I like soda but if I don’t drink enough water, my skin looks drier and grayer—it definitely glows more when I’m hydrated.
I have a contract with Estée Lauder so I use a lot of their moisturizing products. I like the Advanced Night Repair serum because it helps my face look fresh.
I have this Vitamin C moisturizer by Bliss that’s really cool and works well. I use it every day, whenever my skin feels dry—sometimes I’ll even take out the jar on the subway!
I love Sisley too, would that it weren't so expensive!
I found the Dr Hauschka Rose Cream a little too rich for my already oily skin. Do I'd desist for using it, if it were me.
Haven't tried the Carrot Butter Cleanser, but blame cleansers is where it's at! They are streets ahead of cleansing oils and foaming face washes and cleansing milks. Especially the Emma Hardie one and the Rosewood cleanser by Darphin.
And all that's best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes
Now why the pics of my earlier post didn't show up. Hmm
Anyone who's interested in Sui He's flawless skin? Here in the interview, She said that she use La mer, La Prairie & Laura Mercier.
MODEL MOMENTS: SUI HE
Backstage at the Roland Mouret Autumn/Winter 2012/13 défilé, we caught everyone swooning over one model.
“Isn’t she beautiful?” said Val Garland, the show’s lead makeup artist. Transfixed by her face, everyone simultaneously nodded in agreement, almost as if they had been cast under a spell.
Another onlooker enquired: “What incredible cheekbones! Who is that girl?”
That girl was none other than 21-year-old Chinese model Sui He. A major player in the modelling world, Sui He has walked for every house worth its weight in fashion gold, including Chanel and Christian Dior. And she currently stars in the Spring/Summer 2012 advertising campaigns for KARL by Karl Lagerfeld and Lane Crawford.
ParisCherie managed to steal a quick moment with her before she was rushed into hair.
PC: It’s an absolute pleasure to meet you Sui He.
SH: Nice to meet you too and thank you.
PC: So tell me, how do you keep your skin looking so fresh and clear?
SH: I make many steps every morning. I start with La Prairie’s Cellular Cleansing Water for Eyes and Face. Then I mix La Prairie Essential Exfoliator with water, followed by a lotion that’s a little bit like water …
SH: Yes, again by La Prairie (Cellular Refining Lotion) and I finish with a good moisturiser – Crème de La Mer face cream.
PC: When you’re off-duty do you ever wear makeup?
SH: A little. I have very dry skin so I always use Laura Mercier’s Universal Finishing Powder – it’s especially formulated for the Asian market and doesn’t dry out my skin.
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Loulou Robert sits down with Into The Gloss to discuss her beauty routine
Loulou Robert, wearing an Elizabeth and James coat, Zara dress, and Alexander Wang boots, photographed by Emily Weiss in New York
“I am from a little town in the northeast of France. I had a very simple childhood; my life was a little boring. So, after seventeen years, I left my family to go to Paris—I moved with my boyfriend and after one year, I began modeling. I’m twenty years old now. My family and my boyfriend all pushed me to begin modeling because they thought it would be good for me, but I wasn’t in a hurry. I loved studying, especially reading—reading is probably my biggest passion. But then, all of my priorities changed when I met Inez [van Lamsweerde]. Inez and Vinoodh [Matadin] had seen me in Treats magazine. It was my first job, when I was 18. I was naked…. It was strange because I was very comfortable doing that—compared to when I’m with my family and my boyfriend, where I’m very conservative. With that photographer, it was easy. I’m not the same person when I’m shooting… Anyway, I shot for Treats and three months later, Inez saw me and called my agency in New York. Meeting Inez and Vinoodh was the beginning of real modeling for me. Inez is so nice very maternal—like my mother in modeling. She’s helped me to progress a lot.
I’m about 5’7”, which is really small compared to the other girls. When they have castings for the shows, I feel like E.T. because I’m very different. My body is different. My face is different. My body is very small—when I try on clothes, they fall off… It can be very difficult for me, sometimes, when you’re doing castings all day, every day, by the end of the day, you feel less confident. Even though Inez has given me a lot of confidence, I’m still not that confident. I know that people think I’m beautiful, but when I look at my face, I’m not very nice to myself. I think a lot of women are like that. When I see other girls, I always think that they’re better than me. Maybe one day I'll be super confident, but in the meantime, no. I always appreciated my eyebrows, though.
In terms of my style, I like black, but my favorite color is navy. At the moment, I don’t have all of the money to buy everything I want. [Laughs] I love Margiela and Ann Demeulemeester, and I wear a lot of vintage things. But really, I take care of two things: my skin and my hair. My hair, I take care of with very basic things, like oils. I love Leonor Greyl Huile de Palme. It’s nice but very expensive, so sometimes I change and use something like Kiehl’s Olive Fruit Oil Cream. I put it on at night when my hair is dry, and then the next morning, I wash it out like a mask.
For my skin, I wash my makeup off every night with Bioderma Créaline. Expensive cosmetics are not very good for my skin—they don’t smell very good to me, either. The best ones are cheap and simple, and you can find them in the pharmacy. I love La Roche-Posay Toleriane Cleanser, and that’s it. I don’t wear a lot of makeup usually, but when I go out, I’ll put on black pencil and lip gloss on my eyes, to have a kind of ‘crying’ effect. No color on my lips, just a nude or something like that. My favorite lipstick is Dior Addict in #343 Spring Bal, or the Clarins ‘Eclat Minute’ Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector. It’s subtle.”