“I was born and raised in Switzerland and came to New York to study graphic design at SVA and then graduated and worked at The New York Times as an Art Director, and then at a brand engagement firm. Creative freedom is the most interesting to me… If you have a project where you can go nuts and use your judgment, then it’s amazing. I do different side projects that are a good balance to my everyday work; I’ll take on pretty much anything that’s fun. I did a t-shirt and jewelry line for OBEY recently, and that was great.

I am a big believer in less is more when it comes to beauty, especially with my hair. I feel like the less I do to it, the better it looks. I try to air-dry it and I use Moroccan Oil shampoo and conditioner — they also have this amazing mask that makes my hair looks shiny and awesome. I cut my hair myself and color it myself…. I know that is the one thing they tell you not to do [laughs]. I was blonde for a while but went back to darker hair, which was nice for the winter.

I feel like makeup can clog my pores so I use Bare Minerals, which I love — it’s light. I love a little blush; that is probably my one thing that I always put on. I use Bare Minerals in Warmth and then I have another one they make that is a little peachy. The peach is great for the summer when your skin is a little sun-kissed. If I am going to work, I usually just do that and add mascara. I like to vamp it up when I go out and do a smokey eye or eyeliner. I like to play with complimentary colors. If I apply a pencil with a bit of purple in it, the green in my eyes comes out and I notice that I get a lot more compliments than when I wear black.  Also red lips are the one thing that is so easy and you automatically look ready to go. I just recently discovered this MAC lipstick called So Chaud. It’s matte and looks very Sixties when you put it on. I prefer lipsticks that are orangey for my skin tone.

I’m really into old grandma tricks and love the idea of using stuff in your kitchen to take care of your skin. I shower cold every day as it is good for circulation and keeps your skin flexible. Afterwards I use coconut oil, which is the best to moisturize with.”

-As told to The Formula Blog / Photos by Aimee Blaut in New York

  • Alma Garces

    Well I’m going to try some of the tips you give here, cuz right now the skin of my face is a little damage. Gracias.