Spend five minutes with The RealReal's Rita Nakouzi, and you'll long to put her on speed dial. The Brooklyn-based creative director has a knack for keeping things chic and effortless that's given to hunting down the perfect ankle boot, collectible pair of candlesticks, or cultish rose face oil.
As Rita tells Gucci when the pair sits down for today's tutorial, her daily routine centers on healthy, luminous skin and clean ingredients—a philosophy she imparts to her teenage daughter during weekly Sunday skincare rituals. She's also partial to a pop of definitive black khôl eyeliner, which anchors her to her Lebanese heritage.
Today, Gucci shows Rita how to turn things up a notch with a serum-infused skin tint, tawny beige blush, and just a touch of sparkle on lids using The Eye Love You Edition, while staying true to her natural beauty. Watch the tutorial to see how it's done—and shop Rita's full "date night" shopping list ahead of Valentine's Day.
"Simple doesn’t mean boring. I love this Jacquemus crimson red column dress with a bateau neckline. The high back slit takes it from simple to sultry."
"The RealReal is all about the thrill of the hunt. I love finding vintage gems like these Paloma Picasso Grafitti X earrings, a forever symbol of a kiss."
"Patek Phillipe watches are my favorites. This one is especially beautiful because of its untraditional shape. It first appeared in 1968 and stood out for its design, which was unlike any watch face of its time. I love that it's blue, too."
"These slingback kitten heels by The Row fit like a glove and look pretty, too."
"The Hildegaard rose face oil by my friend Lia Chavez is exquisite. The way it feels on your face is amazing. I love that it's made of sustainable botanicals and leaves my skin radiant."
"Hands down one of my favorite products that inevitably leads to someone telling me I’m glowing! Thanks, Gucci!"
"I love a strong brow. Thanks to this incredible pencil I can make my Brooke Shields fantasy come true."
"A smoky eye is key on date night and this palette gives you all the tools to make it happen effortlessly. The pencil is so easy to use, the mascara is lightweight and the shadows offer just enough glimmer."
"This glossy lip balm is lightweight yet it has enough sheen to feel pulled together. Your lips feel hydrated and you feel dressed up."
"Barratt Riley makes the most sensual scents. My favorite is Santalum. It’s great for moisturizing your skin and even better for a massage."