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Violette and Estée Lauder Create French Girl Beauty for the Masses

Violette and Estée Lauder Create French Girl Beauty for the Masses

I'm simultaneously a makeup junkie and a self proclaimed cool French girl wannabe, so imagine my joy when I stumbled across @violette_fr on Instagram and Youtube! Violette is a French makeup artist and online influencer with a very "French girl chic" kind of vibe. Basically, she makes me want to try out everything minimalistic. If you want to know how to look effortlessly cool, while simultaneously keeping up on the daily life of a very successful makeup artist (she's the Global Beauty Director at Estée Lauder!), make sure to check Violette out!

Violette, who is self-taught, draws from her background as an art student to inform her makeup looks and practices. A quick scroll through her Instagram account reveals color references from famous sculptors and printmakers, and her all-time favorite source for color palette inspiration: Mark Rothko. She frequently hand-mixes the pigments, glitters and products she uses to achieve the desired texture and effect, and her editorial work is undeniably artistic in its precision and painterly skill.

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Keep an eye out on Violette and Estée Lauder social feeds for updates on her first makeup collection for the beauty brand: "Poppy Sauvage." 

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MODA Blog Favorites: March 2018

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