Fashion & Beauty

Beauty guru Olivia Chantecaille’s skin care and travel essentials

As co-founder and creative director of the beloved skin care and makeup brand Chantecaille, Olivia Chantecaille scours the globe for worthy wildlife charitable initiatives to contribute company proceeds to. Still, the environmental philanthropist likes to look great while she’s zipping all over, and that means a steady rotation of doubles-as-brunch-wear silk pajamas, sparkles from her collab with jeweler Walters Faith and seriously fierce cat eye shades.

FAVORITE ESCAPE: Eden Rock St. Barths Hotel

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“The beach at Eden Rock is my happy place. I’m a Pisces and I love warm turquoise waters and bright sunshine. I feel my best swimming alongside the sea turtles and butterfly fish. I’ve been escaping there during winter since I was very young. The ocean is absolutely magical whether you’re immersed in it, or up high, looking out at the various shades of blue.”

FAVORITE SHADES: Celine 51MM Cat Eye Sunglasses

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“These are super chic, timeless and always in my bag. My eyes are very sensitive to the sun, so I live in sunglasses even when I’m swimming.”

FAVORITE PUCKER UP: Chantecaille Lip Veil in MoabI

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“Lip Veil is the ultimate iteration of our unique brand. It’s a delicious, innovative formula that feels incredible, and I can wear it anytime day or night. Plus, it’s boosted with a nourishing FairWild-certified baobab oil, and the proceeds give back to one of our charity partners, Space for Giants, to protect and preserve wild animals in Africa and their migratory corridors.”

FAVORITE DENIM: Khaite The Danielle Stretch Jeans

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“I slip on my favorite pair of jeans to pull together any look: a day in the studio, dinner with friends, dropping my daughter off at school and every errand in between! They are chic, very comfortable and endlessly versatile with any lipstick shade, too.”

FAVORITE BAUBLE:OC x WF Blue Sapphire Pebble Locket in 18-K Rose Gold

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“My collaboration with Walters Faith, which gives back to WildAid, combines my love of fine jewelry and color with the ocean. It comes to life with exquisite blue sapphire and emerald jewels.”

FAVORITE COFFEE TABLE BOOK:“The Wild Herd: A Vanishing American Treasure” by Deborah Kalas 

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“This beautiful book captures the majestic wild horses of the West – also one of my passion causes – and is an everyday reminder of the land and animals we need to protect. It makes for a beautiful and meaningful gift, as well.”

FAVORITE NIGHTSTAND ESSENTIAL:ChantecaillePure Rosewater Face Spray

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“I start every morning, and go to sleep each night, with a generous spritz of our 100 percent natural Pure Rosewater Spray. It comes from a very rare rose my mother and I discovered decades ago in the south of France. It has many healing benefits, calms my skin and helps me feel centered and refreshed.”

FAVORITE BLOOM: BuccellatiNarcissus Flowers Bowl

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“One of my favorite spring blooms! I have a strong affinity for flowers and love to have touches of them – in any form – around me. The details in this precious silver catch-all bowl reflect the delicate petals and make it a true home collectible.”

FAVORITE LUXE BODY CARE: ChantecailleRose de Mai Body Cream with Retinol

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“This body cream smells divine. It’s formulated with skin-smoothing retinol and Chantecaille’s signature Rose de Mai essence, leaving my skin looking firm and feeling soft and hydrated but never greasy.”

FAVORITE PJS: Olivia von Halle Lila Zebedee Ivory Silk Satin Pajama Set

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“Why do I love these? Well, we share the same name, for starters! Her pajamas are made of the best quality silk and keep their shape and feel for years. I can wear them to bed and to brunch with a chic blazer and jeans. Plus, the colors and wild animal prints make me very happy.”

FAVORITE TREAT: Castronovo Chocolate Dark Chocolate Gift Box

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“Each dark chocolate bar is a work of art, and I love how this gift box collection is a discovery of the distinctive flavor profiles made from heirloom cacao, sustainably grown by indigenous communities under rainforest canopies.”