FEMALE Beauty Faves: Violette’s Chic Nude Look

The kind of look that’ll have people complimenting you rather than your makeup.

What’s so great about Violette‘s makeup looks is how chill yet sophisticated they are. I’m also a huge fan of how much she uses her fingers to apply her makeup– it’s so real and fuss-free, and makes me feel like anyone could get the beautiful looks she creates.

As Estee Lauder’s Global Beauty Director, Violette recently released her first makeup collection with them: the Poppy Sauvage collection, a sun-kissed, natural range inspired by her childhood in France.  She knows that not everybody is a makeup artist, and has made her products – like her makeup looks – as fool-proof and wearable as possible, which she demonstrates with her favourite Chic Nude look.

She first starts by “upgrading” her skin, by which she means just correcting any darkness and discolouration while adding as little texture and product as possible. She uses concealer where she needs it and a veryt hin layer of foundation.

Then she reveals the secret to her collection: every shade in it is built upon peachy or apricot undertones so even the earthier tones wear well on your skin. This is obvious when she does her cheeks, the star of the chic nude look. She creates an ombre blush look with the tan and pink shades in the blush palette for a finish that makes her look naturally sculpted and flushed.

For a translucent glow, she taps her Soft Glow balm in Rosee, a dewy pale pink illuminator, liberally on the high points of her face. The result? A super dewy glowy highlight that also helps to blend everything together!

My favourite thing I learned from this look is how Violette uses a cream eyeshdow pencil in lieu of  a regular eyeliner to line her eyes. The slight shimmer and creamy texture accentuates the eye in a chic and natural way that the stark solidness of a normal liner never could.

The final look is effortlessly beautiful and as promised, super chic and wearable. Watch her do the full look below!