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Hair By Renato Campora
Makeup By Genevieve Herr
Photography By Guy Aroch
Written By Lexy Lebsack
Styled By YASMINE STEREA
Nails By Alicia Torello
Liv Tyler wears THE 7-MINUTE WEEKEND GLOW by Genevieve Herr for THE VIOLET FILES  |  #VioletGrey, The Industry's Beauty Edit
Liv Tyler wears THE 7-MINUTE WEEKEND GLOW by Genevieve Herr for THE VIOLET FILES  |  #VioletGrey, The Industry's Beauty Edit

PHOTOGRAPHY BY GUY AROCH

Spending a weekend lakeside requires light packing and an even lighter cosmetic wardrobe, but as makeup artist Genevieve Herr demonstrates in VIOLET GREY’s cover story, a soft, daytime look can be unpredictably stunning. Herr relied upon the warmth of her fingers to  “melt” creamy pigments into actress Liv Tyler’s complexion. It is an enviable skilled, but not impossible, technique that mimics golden hour (flattering light found at sunrise and sunset) and Hollywood’s soft-focus lenses—and a necessary talent for vacationing Violets to possess.

THE 7-Minute Weekend glow
tutorial

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For healthy-looking skin, apply Laura Mercier’s Foundation Primer all over the face with your fingers. This step imparts light hydration, a smooth finish, and helps to control oil. Then, for a subtle, daytime-appropriate glow, pat Laura Mercier’s Primer Radiance on the top of the cheekbones, down the bridge of the nose, and along the Cupid’s bow of the lip.

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Instead of traditional concealer—which is too heavy for this look—use a glow-inducing foundation pen. According to Herr, this ensures adequate coverage with the lightest possible amount of product. Sweep By Terry’s Light Expert Perfecting Foundation Brush under the eyes and over any imperfections, then blend with your fingers to “melt” the color into the skin.

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Dab Laura Mercier’s Crème Cheek Colour in Canyon onto the apples of the cheeks, then lightly blend into the skin with your fingertips. Layering a creamy blush over the foundation in step three melds the color in the most natural, seamless way.

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For soft definition, tap the darkest shade from Giorgio Armani’s Eyes To Kill Eye Palette in Boudoir into the top and bottom lashline with Bobbi Brown’s Ultra Fine Eyeliner Brush. Apply the medium shade from the palette across the lid up to the crease for depth, then layer the shimmery taupe hue over it for shimmer. Once the desired intensity of shadow is achieved, use Utowa’s Regular Eyeshadow Brush 10 to buff away any hard edges, Herr instructs.

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Intensify the eyes further with Giorgio Armani’s Smooth Silk Eye Pencil in Brown Black. Dot or lightly draw (depending on your desired effect) the kohl pencil directly into the base of the top and bottom lashes and blend the color using the included smudging tip. Curl the lashes and apply two coats of Serge Lutens' Comb Mascara in Black Brown to the top lashes. Keep the look light and fresh by leaving the bottom lashes bare.

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Perfect the shape of the lips by lightly outlining their natural border with Laura Mercier’s Lip Pencil in Plumberry. “Use your finger to blend the liner into the lips,” Herr explains.

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To achieve a soft finish, use a finger to apply lipstick, Herr suggests. Press the pad of your ringer finger into Laura Mercier’s Smooth Lip Colour in Spiced Rose and gently pat the color directly onto the lips. Continue tapping more color over the entire lip with your finger to build the desired hue. Blot with a tissue and repeat until the desired potency is reached. 

artist
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Known for her meticulous artistry and ability to create glowing skin with only a touch of foundation, makeup artist Genevieve Herr has garnered the trust of Hollywood elite like Liv Tyler, Salma Hayek, and Anne Hathaway. Contrary to what one may think, the Cuba-born, New York-based artist’s proudest moment is not one of her countless magazine covers (Vogue, Vanity FairW) or annually prepping a list of actresses for the Oscars. Instead, she values loyalty over accolades, telling VIOLET GREY her crowning moment was when longtime-client Julia Roberts refused to work on her first cosmetic campaign without Herr in her corner (a battle Roberts eventually won). A true testament to Herr’s superior talent and her clients’ steadfast faith.
Genevieve Herr for THE VIOLET FILES  |  #VioletGrey, The Industry's Beauty Edit

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JASON McDONALD

I don’t like covering the skin with makeup. I believe that LESS is more. I never try to change the face, I only try to ENHANCE it.

— Genevieve herr, MAKEUP ARTIST

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“I grew up with the smell of the lake and the feeling of the woods.” —#StevenTyler  |  #VioletGrey, The Industry's Beauty Edit
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I grew up with the smell of the lake and the FEELING of the woods.
— steven tyler, Musician
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