Paige Padgett is a pioneer in green beauty, makeup artist to the stars and author of The Green Beauty Rules. Now, she runs a lifestyle brand and is launching a makeup and skincare line. In large part, Paige’s inspiration comes from a 16-year-old girl living with a brain tumor, who can’t use many conventional beauty products because of the ingredients.
When she isn’t advocating for a clean routine, Paige is with her five-year old daughter and Pinky, their Devon Rex cat. "I always make sure I’m getting plenty of sleep, taking high-quality supplements, staying hydrated, and trying to sneak in exercise when I can."
Tell us about yourself.
I am first and foremost a makeup artist and had the first green beauty professional kit in Hollywood. Right now, I’m really focusing on environmental sustainability with the upcoming launch of my makeup and skincare line. I also adopted my daughter four years ago, and my life has never been the same since.
What is your routine day to day?
The first thing I do is open the drapes to let the light spill in. Then, my five-year-old daughter and I do a gratitude session and tell each other at least one thing we appreciate.
Other than that, my routine is always changing. I’m a big believer that every stage of your life is different and may require a renewed focus – you just need to be in tune with what you need at any given time. I always check in with myself about where I’m willing to spend my time, money and energy. Sometimes your beauty routine can wait, and you have to focus on your energy levels and sleep. There are days when I just need more sleep and so I’ll throw on lip balm, mascara and maybe a little bit of concealer. Sometimes I’ll feel more energy and do a full-on makeup look.
How do you unwind?
My daughter and I swim a lot, and we do yoga. I’ve also incorporated running into my schedule since I don’t always have time to get to the gym. As a single mom, I’ve had to be creative with where I can fit in exercise to unwind.
I’ve always been reading You’re So Lucky: The Story of The Three Years Between by Grace Weather about her journey through cancer. We also usually have opera or classical music playing in the house.
What’s the last thing you do before bed at night?
Kiss my daughter. Then I’ll read the news on my phone for anything I may have missed. Right before bed, I’ll cleanse my skin and use different products and serums depending on what I’m targeting. Nighttime is when your skin repairs itself, so any work you do at night with your skin has a greater payoff. During the day, it’s all about sunscreen and shielding yourself from the elements.
What are your bedroom essentials?
I love my ceiling fan. There’s something exhilarating about feeling the movement of air in my bedroom at night. I also like a pretty sleep environment. I light candles and keep my bedroom clean and sparse.
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