VIOLETTE’S Secret Weapons
THE PARISIAN MAKEUP PRO CHANNELS HER CREATIVITY INTO SOCIAL- MEDIA TUTORIALS
“I’M VERY ANTI-TREND,” Violette says. “I don’t like being told what to do.” She directed that rebellious spirit into her own Youtube channel, ignoring industry pros who warned her the mass move could be a little cheesy. But in just over a year, Violette has racked up more than 160,000 subscribers. From painting glitter cat eyes to pulling off blue lipstick, the bolder the trend, the cooler she makes it look on Instagram. And as Estée Lauder’s global beauty director, she has a hand in creating new products. “I’ve always worked with pigments, mixing to make different textures.” Her motto: “Base your makeup on your mood each day.”
“I love layering to achieve dimension. While liquid lipstick is still wet, I add a very thin coat of pigment with a brush. Then I pat glitter onto the center of lips.” For a splash of color, dip a toothbrush into liquid pigment or glitter, then flick...
Violette’s DIY highlighter recipe: “Mix this shimmer powder with balm for a soft veil over the eyes.”
“I don’t really use foundation. Instead, I put on this balm; it has a bit of shimmer and blurs imperfections. And I use concealer only where it’s needed.”