I am definitely the type who is attracted to the “less is more” approach to the decorative beauty regimen. Of course, my ideal would be to only have to splash my face with cool spring water in the morning and night to be a glowing example of radiant and effortless beauty, but I am not quite there ... yet!
This being said, I honestly try to avoid wearing makeup as much as possible. My philosophy is that the skin eats, and so I choose to put products on my skin that are, essentially, safe to ingest.
After my morning shower I like to let my skin breathe. I will mist myself generously throughout the day with rosewater or a hydrosol immortelle. If my skin is feeling dry, I use Benshen Serum No. 2 or Shiva Rose's Rose Face Oil and Glow Face Balm blended up with some Sun Potion Shea Butter in my palm. I love to press this into my eyes in the middle of the day: it smells divine and really clears my vision/mind while visibly reducing under-eye puffiness.
When I am in Santa Barbara, it is a pretty low-key existence, and so I will keep up this natural vibe for the daily run into town for meetings, errands, farmers market, yoga, etc.
However, if I am attending a special event, feeling public/at risk of being documented in a compromising state, on a date night with Scott or simply in a spicy mood, I like to spruce up my look by applying some RMS "un" cover-up for under the eyes, brows, and any devilish spots.
My friend Gloria Noto makes a great highlighter I'll put a little dab of on my lids and in the center of my cupid's bow for a dewy look , and then I will apply Living Libations' Maiden Fern Blushing Balm on my cheeks and Poppy and Someday Peppermint Herbal Lip Stain.
If I want to really go for it, I apply Dr. Hauschka's Mascara (in brown) to my upper lashes. Then I put castor oil on my brows, which doubles as a brow-definer and thickener. (My goddess/friend Shiva Rose taught me this!)
With or without makeup (and thank you, Universe, that we have all some stellar and pure makeup options now!), I like to seal in this inner/outer beauty ritual with essential oils. My signature scent is wild vetiver with rose. I source my oils from Floracopeia, Living Libations, and Enfleurage.