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Original LOOK
Styled By Yasmine Sterea
Hair By Renato Campora
Photography By Guy Aroch
Written By Lexy Lebsack
Nails By Alicia Torello
Makeup By Genevieve Herr
Liv Tyler wears THE ELECTRIC CAT EYE by Genevieve Herr for THE VIOLET FILES  |  #VioletGrey, The Industry's Beauty Edit
Liv Tyler stars in THE AMERICAN WOMAN ISSUE for The Violet Files  |  #VioletGrey, The Industry’s Beauty Edit

LIV TYLER, ACTRESS / PHOTOGRAPHY BY GUY AROCH

The Electric Cat Eye
BEAUTY CREDITS
Makeup artist Genevieve Herr has created camera-ready looks for Liv Tyler for over a decade, but it was a striking blue cat eye for VIOLET GREY’s July cover shoot that proved to be uncharted territory for the two. The misty lakeside setting in upstate New York played muse for Herr’s vibrant and dramatic look, which called for two shades of cool blue. The rest of the actress’ face reflected the artist’s gift of subtlety: a fresh glow and lightly-defined lips.

THE ELECTRIC CAT EYE
tutorial

By genevieve herr

 
THE ELECTRIC CAT EYE TUTORIAL by Genevieve Herr for THE VIOLET FILES  |  #VioletGrey, The Industry's Beauty Edit

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OUTLINE
To begin, lightly trace a cat eye outline using a Chanel’s Stylo Waterproof Long Lasting Liner in Marine. Start in the inner corner of the eye and use a light touch. Draw a slightly-arching path between the crease and the lashline. Stop halfway between the crease of the eyelid and the center of the eyebrow and assess the shape. Then directing the line to the end of the eyebrow after you reach the center of the eye. Connect the stopping point to the lashes by drawing a straight line to the outer-most part of the lashline. Repeat on the other eye.

THE ELECTRIC CAT EYE TUTORIAL by Genevieve Herr for THE VIOLET FILES  |  #VioletGrey, The Industry's Beauty Edit

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FILL IN
Once the shape is established, fill in and sharpen the cat eye with Hourglass’ Mechanical Gel Eyeliner in Ocean Floor, Which delivers a solid, uniform color. Be precise around the lashline to ensure no gaps remain between the lashes, then slowly fill in the shape. Use one fluid, sweeping motion to perfect the outline.

THE ELECTRIC CAT EYE TUTORIAL by Genevieve Herr for THE VIOLET FILES  |  #VioletGrey, The Industry's Beauty Edit

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INTENSIFY
Curl the eyelashes and apply two coats of Chanel’s Le Volume de Chanel Mascara to the top and bottom lashes to add definition and balance.

ARTIST
PROFILE

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 Fair, W) 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

It’s exciting to try something new, to step back and say, ‘This is BEAUTIFUL! I can’t believe we haven’t done this before’.
—GENEVIEVE HERR, MAKEUP ARTIST
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in polite
society

In polite society a cat eye is worn with a nude lip and an INTREPID stare.
—  violet Grey
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SHE'S
SO VIOLET

BARBRA STREISAND
“It takes obsession, searching for the details, for any artist to be good...” #BarbraStreisand #soviolet  |  #VioletGrey, The Industry's Beauty Edit

GAB ARCHIVE / GETTY IMAGES

I’ve been called many names like perfectionist, difficult, and obsessive. I think it takes obsession, searching for the DETAILS, for any artist to be good.

—BARBRA STREISAND
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VIOLET
MUST

Filed under: necessary destination  |  #VioletGrey, The Industry's Beauty Edit
NECESSARY
Destination
A WILLIAM AVERY ROCKEFELLER CREATION, THIS STORIED NEW YORK PROPERTY MARRIES LUXURY AND RUSTIC CHARM. 

THE POINT AT SARANAC LAKE