The '90s Ingenue Tutorial
THE '90s INGENUE TUTORIAL
VIOLET GREY brand ambassador Kira Nasrat re-creates Winona Ryder’s fresh-faced beauty look from the 1994 Golden Globes.
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- JESS BASSER SANDERS
Kira Nasrat | @kiranasrat
Wide-eyed ’90s IT GIRL Winona Ryder at the 1994 Golden Globes, where she took home Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Age of Innocence.
WHERE TO WEAR
Dinner with the grandparents-in-law, pearls optional.
Name: Kira Nasrat
Known For: Flawless skin, subtle contouring, and a sophisticated look
Where to Find Her: Los Angeles
Clients: Gwyneth Paltrow, Margot Robbie, Jamie Chung
Years in the Industry: 16
Beauty Essential: Utowa Eyelash Curler
When questioned on the subject, VIOLET GREY brand ambassador Kira Nasrat has been known to describe her vibe as “gangsta with a Birkin.” The statement is just a taste of the makeup artist’s sweet-but-sassy sense of humor (and style), which has beguiled fans and clients almost as much as her genius with a foundation brush. (Gwyneth Paltrow, Jamie Chung, Margot Robbie, Billie Lourd, and Freida Pinto are just a few of her satisfied customers.)
But for much of Nasrat’s life, although she worked on the business side of the beauty industry, makeup was nothing more than a hobby, albeit one that she was very, very good at. It wasn’t until six years ago, when actress Azita Ghanizada (a close family friend) asked Nasrat to do her makeup for a red carpet event, that Nasrat—who was working as an account executive—realized she could parlay her favorite pastime into a lucrative career, and got serious about the business of beauty.
After joining VIOLET GREY in 2013, Nasrat helped to open and manage the flagship store on Melrose Place, working with VIP customers and growing her celebrity clientele. Now, as VIOLET GREY’s first official brand ambassador, Nasrat does what she does best—charming celebrities, and the world at large, with her winsome smile and unmatched beauty prowess.