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Interview With Julie Hewett…

Julie-Hewett-1Julie Hewett, you may not know the name, but look at any major Hollywood movie and chances are Julie Hewett was the key makeup artist on set. From Heathers, The Decendents, and The Artist, Julie has done a lot in her 25 plus years as an in-demand makeup artist.   In the midst of her in demand career she’s not only won a BAFTA, but launched her own line of high quality cosmetics that are to die for.  I was lucky enough to have Julie answer a few questions and give us tips for a 5 minute face!

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What inspired you to start your own cosmetics line?

I was on the set of Pearl Harbor when I was on the search for the perfect red palette for five starlets.  I couldn’t find matte red lipsticks, so I mixed my own with pigments with my signature ingredient, Camellia Oil.  It was one of those moments where I knew something special had just happened.  Lipsticks formulated without toxic ingredients was unheard of at the time, but I worked with a chemist to create a palette of perfect reds.  Within a few months, I had developed my Noir Collection. 

What inspires you to get out of bed in the morning? Red Lips!  I believe I have the perfect red lipstick for every woman.  It’s my obsession.

What advice do you have for other artists and entrepreneurs who are just starting out?

My best advice is to never give up!  Makeup everyone you know until you have created your own palette and esthetic.  Eventually you will find success. 

What products would you use for a 5 minute face?

Start with a fresh face, use Omit Concealer for any spot corrections then apply Ora Mineral Foundation & set with Cucumber Spray.  For brightness, add Sun Bronzer to cheekbones and apply Cheekie on the apples of the cheeks.  Gem Noir or Femme Noir (depending on your mood) on your lips and finish with Cashmere Mascara and Smudge Pencil on the eyes. 

What advice would you give to your 20 year old self?

Dreams do come true, hang in there.

For more on Julie Hewett and to shop click here.

Want to win some fabulous products from Julie? Check out my holiday giveaway here!

Undercover Lover…

_5645679Laura Mercier’s Undercover Pot has been a staple in my makeup bag for the last 4 years now.  The travel friendly and convenient package has 3 of Laura’s famous face correctors.

Open the top to find Secret Camouflage and Secret Concealer. The unique Secret Camouflage formula is oil-free and stays in place all day long to cover blemishes, scars and imperfections. Combat under-eye circles with the Secret Concealer. Its emollient formula allows for a smooth application in the sensitive eye area.

Finally in the bottom of the pot you will find the fabulous Translucent Loose Setting Powder.  Use this to set your entire look into place.

Laura Mercier Undercover Pot available here.

Guest Blog for The Wife…

10 Tips for THE WIFE: Must Have’s For Your Beauty Arsenal

October 3rd, 2012 | BeautyTips

Meet Veronica Taylor, THE WIFE’s new resident beauty guru! You’ll be reading new beauty blog posts from her every month. Veronica is a well traveled model, actress and creator of her own beauty blog called BeautyandTheBooty.Com. Ms Taylor has spent her career on the receiving end of the beauty brush, surrounded by the industry’s top makeup artists and hair stylists. she has been given the magic key to unlock a wealthy treasure of sure-fire glamour tips. She brings a unique perspective on what works and what doesn’t when it comes to feeling good and looking fabulous, and she wants to share her knowledge with you.

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