The standby products I know I can rely on include Embryolisse moituriser, and Biologique Recherche’s cleanser and Lotion P50. I also love the Eve Lom cleanser. Sometimes I will use an oil like Vintner’s Daughter. I don’t really use serums or toner… I never understood the difference between them all. I think the key to good skin is to always clean your face well, sleep a lot, and drink a lot of water, more than spending money on tons of products. I do love face masks, the rehydrating and moisturising ones. I love all the Japanese and Korean ones, and buy them in bulk on Amazon.
I try to wear as little makeup as possible during the day unless I really have to. I always brush my eyebrows though. I use the Givenchy brow pencil. Mom taught me to never pluck my eyebrows. When I have extra time to spend on my skin I use the NuFACE device that tightens. I also love my Odacité jade facial tool, and my GloPRO roller too. And I always leave a mask on before going out, or whenever I am on a plane, to make sure my skin is extra moisturised and glowing.
I love Pillow Talk lipstick and lip contour by Charlotte Tilbury – that combination makes my lips look a little plumped. I never use foundation but I use RMS Un-Cover Up concealer and add a bit of definition with the Kevyn Aucoin contour powder. I also put on loads of mascara (any mascara) and use my lipstick on my cheeks for extra blush. I always look at old photos of Jane Birkin or Romy Schneider for makeup inspiration but they kind of wore a lot of it and I am really way more minimal.
To help save it, I am now trying to reduce washes to every three days instead of every two, and use Klorane or Batiste dry shampoo in between. For shampoo and conditioner I have been using Kiehl’s shampoo for coloured hair and their olive oil conditioner. I will sometimes put some MOROCCANOIL on the ends.
My favourite designers include Alaïa, Tom Ford, Alexandre Vauthier, Christopher Kane, and vintage Calvin Klein (especially the minimal ’90s Narciso Rodriguez era). My favourite recent purchase is a Christopher Kane embellished mini dress I wore to the CFDA awards.
My current roles are creative director and founder of romyandthebunnies.com and, coming soon, juliarestoinroitfeld.com. I appreciate that my work means I am always meeting new people, travelling, and in charge of my time so I can spend more of it with my daughter.
French teenagers in my day didn’t really wear makeup. I don’t think French girls wear a lot of makeup in general. I had a bit of a grungey period and I used to look up to Shirley Manson, the lead singer of Garbage, for inspiration, so I dyed my hair red and wore black eyeshadow. Other than that I wasn’t really into makeup. I think the first product I ever used was maybe some mascara I borrowed from my mom. In terms of beauty now, I’ve been going to the same facialist in New York for ten years, Nachi who runs Mist Beauty. And I just go for massages when I can at my local nail place.
In terms of my own looks, I like my eyes, my freckles and my nose, which is odd, because as a kid I hated it. I fell off a horse and broke it which created a huge bump, but now I love it. I don’t love everything though… let’s just say my abs are not as toned as they used to be.
I run a lot so I can do it anywhere, any time, which is good as I travel so much. I love a green bowl or a smoothie at Juice Press to start the day, which I add collagen powder and flaxseeds to, and an oat latte from Joe The Art of Coffee. I eat a lot of seafood, whether out or at home. I do a pretty good roasted salmon with roasted seasonal vegetables, and I am also very good at making fish tacos, even making the sauces and salsa from scratch. And I make a very good banana bread!
I feel great when I go for long runs, but I feel my absolute best when I wake up on Sunday morning from a good night’s sleep. Feeling properly rested is such a good feeling. And enjoying a glass of red wine in the evening, of course.