Make-Up Look I Love! Julianne Hough @ Safe Harbor Premier

While I'm really not a fan of Nicholas Sparks books or movies, I actually can't wait to see Safe Harbor. I ended up with the book as part of my BlogHer '12 swag and almost read the whole thing on my flight home. To me, books like this have a special time and place - delayed flight home after 6 days drinking and eating and running around NYC? PERFECT TIMING for a Nicholas Sparks book. 

Needless to say, I'm already planning a night out with a girlfriend to go and cry over this sappy tale as it plays out on the big screen. 

Also? I'm a little obsessed with how adorable Julianne Hough is. And if I can connect myself to her by one degree (or item?) ... she wore my favorite Votre Vu eyeliner and mascara to the premier of Safe Haven


“Her entire look was inspired by her Alberta Ferretti dress which was a very sheer, nude color with beautiful, subtle detailing and shimmering pieces.  We wanted to keep the makeup in line with that magical, ethereal feeling, nothing too strong.

I started by prepping Julianne’s skin with the Votre Vu Attentive Skincare Line for sensitive skin.  She was extremely happy with the result from the products and the pick-me-up they immediately provided for her skin. The product that I liked the most was the Attentive Crème du Jour, which I applied with a foundation brush in order to get a very even veil.

We wanted to focus to be her eyes, so we went with a very natural face.  I applied the Votre Vu Love Me Deux in Provence all over to give her skin a youthful, luminous, lightweight look.

Then to give her a little color back, I took the Vu-On Rouge in Bouquet Rose and used my fingers to warm it up on the back of my hand, then blended it onto the apples of her cheeks.  This skin-on-skin application made it softer and sheerer.  Then I took a lip brush and applied the Vu-On Rouge in Bouquet Rose directly onto her lips with it.  The brush gave greater control and a heavier application for denser color. I finished her lips off with a pale nude gloss to give it a bit more moisture and then set her face with the Belle Poudre HD Sheer Face Powder in Medium.

Next, I used the Beauté en Bronze duo and used a larger powder brush to give her a little kiss of sun and then an angled brush to sculpt the sides of the face, cheek bones, neck and jawline. Then I took the blush and applied it right on the apples of the cheeks.  Placement was key with this duo to get the dynamic quality of them playing off of each other.

Now for her eyes, the focus of the face.

I prepped her lids with a nude shadow base.  Then took the Le Joli Crayon in Aubergine and smudged it into her upper lash line.  Then using a trio of eye shadows from Face Atelier, I created an iridescent look of pale silver, pink/gold, and deep brown.

Lastly, I curled her lashes, applied the Eiffel Power mascara and then finished off with her brows using the Arch de Triumphe in Fair. To set her face for the night, I used the À Votre Santé Refreshing Spray.

When she got into the dress, it was apparent that the look had come together perfectly. “

Celebrity makeup artist Spencer Barnes for Votre Vu


What do you think? Do you prefer a smoky eye and nude lip or less eyemake-up and bold lip?