Doris de Pont’s approach to beauty is as expertly curated as her fashion exhibits.
Doris De Pong is a legendary figure in New Zealand fashion history, both as a designer and an observer. In 2010, Aotearoa established the New Zealand Fashion Museum as a way to document and share the stories of the people, objects and images that have contributed to her unique fashion identity.
As director of the museum, she has co-curated over 20 exhibitions that have been visited by nearly a million people.
It makes sense that her meticulous approach to beauty is as expertly curated as her fashion exhibits.
Here she talks us through a streamlined routine of locally available and trusted beauty products.
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Olay Complete Sensitive SPF15, $15
This is essential in my daily life. In a conversation with his father many years ago when the topic of face cream came up, he said, “You should use Olay – that’s what your mom uses.” I thought my mother was beautiful. Since then, I have tried many different moisturizers at all price points and always come back to Olay.
Ethique Sweet & Spicy Volumizing Solid Shampoo $22
I’m a big fan of Ethique’s solid products. I love that they are made in New Zealand, that they avoid adding plastic to the environment, and that they really do what it says on the box.
MAC Love Me Lipstick in Bated Breath, $42
It was picked by makeup artist Richard Simmons for me a few years ago, ignoring all the other lipsticks on my dressing table.
Noir’s Lancôme Le Crayon Cole, $58
With a face mask, the eyes need more attention than ever, so kohl has also become part of my routine – just the lines on the inside of my eyelids.
Lancome Brow Shaping Powdery Pencil Dark Brown $53
Similarly, eyebrows. I have found this pencil to help restore some of their former glory – I never leave home without brow care.
Issey Miyake Law Do Issey EDT $155
What more can I say? I keep looking for different scents that feel like mine, but aside from a few short flings, I always come back to the beautiful balance of freshness and depth of the woods.