My favourite things: Urban Decay’s Wende Zomnir
Urban Decay co-founder and chief creative officer Wende Zomnir tells us her beauty and fashion favourites.
Can you wear makeup to the gym?
Can you do a statement eye and a lip together?
Is there such thing as too much glitter?
Champagne or Vodka?
Tattoo or piercing?
Surf or ski?
Surf. If you’d said surf or snowboard, that would be a much harder question.
High heels or flats?
Both. I love heels, but I play a lot of sports, so I can’t walk around in high heels all the time or my Achilles will pop. So I’ll go flats one day, and heels another.
What’s your skin care regimen?
I’m really addicted to Skinceuticals – even my kids use it now. [Skinceuticals is owned by L’Oreal, the same company who owns Urban Decay.] I love it because it’s super task oriented. It’s right to the point. ‘This one’s got alpha-hydroxy acids, this one’s got antioxidants, and Vitamin C, this one’s got retinol’ – I know exactly what’s up. When my skin is dry I throw on the B5 hydrating serum. I mix it with Retin-A and that’s my skincare routine.
Where do you go to get your hair done?
Louis, the owner of Madison salon here in Newport cuts it. He’s in a really cool loft on the beach right by my house; I ride my bike over there.
Are you a spa person?
I do like spas. My favourite is the Montage in Laguna. I love the indoor/outdoor feel of it. They have a relaxation area with a super high wall that is clothing optional, but it’s still outside. It’s really great.
Who are the designers you can’t live without?
Balenciaga handbags are my favourite. Heels, I like shoes by Saint Laurent. I have two pairs of McQueen that are really comfortable, I just got a pair of Giovanni Rossi that I am in love with. They’re so pretty: a gunmetal crackle leather, they’re so cool, and I can wear them all day. I have a new rule: the 3.5 inch rule. I decided I’m not going to get any heels that are higher than that, even if I love them. I’m 5”11 and they’re uncomfortable… Clothing: I just got a Vanessa Bruno leather jacket. I love her – she’s so edgy and uses great lines.