Paula On: Beauty

January 7th, 2013


ViX designer Paula Hermanny will be the first to admit that make-up is not her forte.  In a world where painted faces are more common than not, Paula’s effortless look is as refreshing as her beauty philosophy: "keep it simple."  For her, a rigorous skincare ritual, a dose of confidence and the occasional touch of color is all one would need to radiate natural beauty.

So how does this beach loving Brasilian minimalist stay so fresh faced and polished?  A stealthy peek into her bathroom reveals Paula’s must have beauty products:



To Cleanse

“I wear lots of sunblock, so I need a good brush and skincare cleanser to make sure I get it all off!”

Clarisonic – This facial brush delivers gentle sonic cleansing that leaves skin feeling smooth and refreshed.

Sonia Dakar Acaí Clarifying Wash – Containing an anti-oxidant blend of organic ingredients, this product gives skin deep cleansing and oil control.

Kiehl’s Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol-Free Toner – A gentle formulation of herbal extracts that soothes and restores the pH balance of the skin.

Phyto-C Icy Blue – Drops of hyaluronic acid enriched with Vitamin B5 help to retain the moisture needed for glowing skin.

Skin Medica TNS Illuminating Eye Cream – A cosmeceutical wonder that reduces the fine lines, wrinkles and dark circles of the delicate eye area.


To Protect

“Sunblock is very important—I always bring some with me.”

Bioderma Photoderm Max SPF 50+ - A fluid formulation that is easy to spread and gentle enough for sensitive skin.

Vertra SPF 38 Face Stick – On-the-go waterproof sun protection, its easy application makes it convenient for a day of watersports.

Elta MD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 – “Elle Magazine Approved” in 2010, this sunscreen is lightweight enough to wear underneath make-up.


To Enhance

“When I wear makeup, I keep it simple and easy.”

Anastasia Brow Powder – A Beverly Hills bestseller for beautiful eyebrows.

Clinique High Impact Curling Mascara – Curled lashes instantly open the eyes with subtle glamour.

Revision Skincare Intellishade Tinted Moisturizer – Light coverage that evens out skin tone while allowing skin to breathe.

Guerlain Rouge 101 Lipstick – Long-lasting lip color that glides on from an elegant, gold flip-top tube.