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violette’S 
MATTE RED LIP

Our French girl beauty expert par excellence pencils us in for a lesson on NARS’ rouge pout.

Meet Violette—a girl who is more likely to be found applying makeup in the backseat of a moving vehicle or on the streets of New York than she is perched at her vanity. A girl who, like you, always has someplace to be and no time to get there. In this weekly video series, VIOLET GREY follows the Parisian makeup artist around town to chronicle her infamous on-the-go beauty routines. The rules? No crew, no set, no artificial lighting, no retouching—and no contouring.

In this week’s mobile tutorial, our French friend pauses in Tribeca to demonstrate a take on the red lip, this time with NARS’ mobile-optimized lip pencil in Dragon Girl. (We’ve been running around VIOLET GREY HQ trying the technique all week.) Violette’s advice to any red-lip skeptics among us? “Relax—it’s not a tattoo. Just give it a try.” 

The MATTE
RED LIP

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Prime lips with this luxe By Terry balm. Violette advises, “Just do something for a minute” before moving on to the color step in order to give lips a chance to absorb the rich formula. 

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The costar in today’s Violette video? A user-friendly NARS lip pencil in the hue of choice among fashion insiders: fiery Dragon Girl

VIOLETTE:
BLUE EYES

Follow along as makeup artist Violette paints her friend’s eyes an electric blue hue over breakfast.