March 26, 2014

Zoë Kravitz shares secrets for skin, hair, makeup and scent

Zoë Kravitz, 25, the daughter of singer Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet, has pursued both of her parents’ professions.

Zoë Kravitz, 25, the daughter of singer Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet, has pursued both of her parents’ professions.

Her new projects include a supporting role in “Divergent,” an action movie based on the first novel in a young-adult trilogy by Veronica Roth. Kravitz, also a member of the rock band Lolawolf, lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, with the kind of luxuriously bohemian beauty regimen common to each neighborhood.

Skin care

My morning and nighttime routines are pretty much the same. My facialist, Dayle Breault, whom I’ve been going to since I was 15 – my mom and dad go to her, too, which is how I found out about her – makes her own line. She has an amazing face wash that I use, or when I’m traveling, she has these really great cleansing pads, which are like a toner and cleanser in one. Under the eyes, I use a cream by Dr. Hauschka. Kiehl’s has an avocado eye cream that’s good, too. In the wintertime, I might use Dayle’s mist afterward, because it keeps your skin moisturized, and I like her serum. I’ll add that when it gets so dry here. In the shower, I use Dr. Bronner’s almond soap. Kiehl’s has a really great soap, too, that I'll switch to sometimes. It’s called Kiehl’s Aromatic Blends: Vanilla and Cedarwood.


Day to day, I don’t wear a lot of makeup. Dayle makes an SPF that’s really great or Laura Mercier has these shimmery tinted moisturizers with SPF. In the summertime, you can put a layer on, and it’s glowy and pretty.

I do always wear blush, but it’s like a stain. I’ve been wearing the Benefit liquid one – it’s called Benetint – since high school. For a while, I was much more into shading, like contour or bronzer, and sometimes in the winter I’ll switch to that. My lip balm is by Dr. Hauschka. For mascara, I like what you can get at Duane Reade. I’m not picky about brand. I just don’t like waterproof mascara because it doesn’t come off.


I love oils. Right now, I like vanilla musk, which I picked up at Whole Foods. But I’ll have others, and I usually mix different scents. Sometimes I’ll add a sandalwood. I’m also really into a Tom Ford cologne called Tobacco Vanille. It probably can be unisex. It works on both men and women. Also, recently this woman was wearing Tom Ford Tuscan Leather, which is more masculine, and it smelled incredible.


This is my natural hair color right now. I colored it a couple years ago and it was kind of blond. It looked really cool, but my hair couldn’t handle it.

Otherwise, I use Wen products to wash my hair. The shampoo is really a conditioner and shampoo in one. It’s especially for African-American hair because it doesn’t strip it of all the oils. My mom introduced it to me. I’ve always had her there for good beauty advice. We’re both beauty fans. My friends are always laughing at her and me because we’re like witches with our potions and bottles and things.

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