Designer Nicole Miller has been dressing women with her contemporary clothing for over 25 years. While celebrity fans of her sensual and refined aesthetic include Angelina Jolie, Halle Barry, and Jessica Simpson, Miller’s pieces are often seen inside the editorial pages of fashion magazines. Her collections are inspired by “film imagery and exotic cultures” and her separates showcase her adoration for prints and color. In the real world, Miller’s personality is just as colorful. At a recent dinner party, Miller and I discussed her love for nail polish (she has her favorites) and the need for that signature lipstick shade. Just like her approach to fashion, Miller’s beauty routine is clean, dynamic and feminine.
Here, Miller discusses her must-have products and the reason she is never without a washcloth:
What are your top 5, can’t-live-without products!?
1 - Sisley L26 Lipstick:I love wearing a nude lip — it is an understated, yet sexy look that is easy to wear every day. Sisley L26 is my favorite because it not only lasts long, but it has an amazing satiny texture.
2 – Borghese Nail Polish: I am a self-proclaimed nail fanatic and have a weakness for dark colored polishes; a few years ago my friend gifted me a Borghese nail polish and have been obsessed ever since! The best part about this polish is that it doesn’t chip.
3 – Peter Thomas Roth – Lashes To Die For The Liner: I don’t like spending a ton of time on my make-up, so I am always looking for multi-purpose products. I am hooked on Lashes to Die For Liner because it is extremely easy to apply, never smudges, and also works as a treatment for fuller lashes.
4 – Nicole Miller Glow Serum: I use this glow serum every morning and will not walk out of house without it on. It makes my skin look so fresh – it especially comes in handy after traveling or after a long night out.
5 – Barielle – Love Your Nails Nail Polish Remover Towelettes: I never travel without Barielle towelettes. This nail polish remover is acetone-free, you never have to worry about them leaking in your luggage, and they never dry out. I am obsessed with them! (Can you tell I am a nail fanatic yet?)
What is your all-time favorite product?
Sisley’s Phyto Teint Eclat Foundation. This is hands down the best foundation — the texture is extremely light and oil-free, but offers maximum coverage. It doesn’t leave your face feeling cakey or heavy, and gives your complexion a luminous glow.
What product do you buy in bulk?
Acca Kappa Lip Balm. There’s nothing worse than dry lips, especially when you wear lipstick. I stock up on this minty lip balm to keep my lips soft and hydrated.
Favorite hair product?
Aveda Brilliant Pomade. I am constantly battling frizz, especially during hot, humid summer weather. This pomade is a life-saver, it always keeps my hair straight and tames frizz.
You moisturize your face with…
Pevonia’s Timeless Repair Cream: This cream, which contains caviar and pearl, helps repair and rejuvenate my skin. Since using this cream there is a visible different in my complexion.
Favorite body product?
Suave Skin Therapy Body Lotion. The body lotion is silky and absorbs quickly into your skin. What more can you ask for in a moisturizer?
Favorite beauty secret you’ve picked up along the way?
I always wash my face with a washcloth rather than my hands. I am convinced I get a deeper clean, and love how invigorating my skin feels without the irritation of an exfoliant.
Beauty icon you admire?
Lauren Hutton always looks gorgeous and natural. She embraces her uniqueness, keeping her makeup look minimal to compliment her natural beauty.