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Makeup artist Rachel Goodwin embellishes supermodel Amber Valletta with iridescent red lips and an unexpected shock of turquoise lining the eyes.
Edited By Christina Han
Photography By Naj Jamai
Makeup By Rachel Goodwin
Hair By Teddy Charles
Nails By Karen Gutierrez
Styled By William Graper
The Metallic Red Lip on Amber Valletta | The Violet Files | Makeup by Rachel Goodwin | @violetgrey
The Metallic Red Lip on Amber Valletta | The Violet Files | Makeup by Rachel Goodwin | @violetgrey

— MODEL AND ACTRESS AMBER VALLETTA / PHOTOGRAPHY BY NAJ JAMAI

THE ARTIST: Rachel Goodwin | @rachel_goodwin

THE INSPIRATION: Ancient Egypt’s Queen Nefertiti.

WHERE TO WEAR: Cocktails and canapés with Iris Apfel; a visit to Yves Saint Laurent’s Jardin Majorelle in Morocco. 

MEET THE FACE: Amber Valletta | Model | Actress | @ambervalletta

THE METALLIC
LIP TUTORIAL

BY RACHEL GOODWIN

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Hydrate skin with a regimen of two lightweight moisturizers for a non-greasy, glowing complexion. Chanel’s newest contains only ten ingredients, making it ideal for those with sensitive skin. Follow with Hydra Beauty Micro Serum dabbed on the undereye region.

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I love this foundation for its ability to provide buildable coverage. Transfer a small amount of the creamy formulation to the back of your hand, then dip a Beauty Blender dampened with Chanel’s Hydra Beauty Mist into the foundation and apply to the face with a stippling motion.

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Defined cheekbones are just as integral to this look as the red lip. The easily blendable formulation of the Bronzing Makeup Base from Chanel allows you to instantly sculpt out the cheekbone by applying the creamy bronzer in the hollows of your cheeks and blending outward to your ear. 

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I first created an elongated cat eye with Eyeko Eye Do Liquid Eye Liner. To modernize the look, I rimmed the bottom line with Chanel Marine eye pencil.

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To further update the eye, I tapped on green shadow to transform the Chanel Marine blue into more of an high-impact turquoise hue.  

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Two strokes of Chanel Inimitable Volume mascara is all you need for lush, amplified lashes to complement this cat eye look.

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Every bust of Nefertiti showcases her penchant for bright red lipstick. To achieve the queenly effect at home, apply Chanel Rouge Allure in Captivante directly to the lips for a high-impact wash of color, then layer a sweep of MAC’s Pro Pigment in Electric Coral for a hint of metallic, light-catching iridescence. 

GET THE VAMP
LIP LOOK

Rachel Goodwin offers her tutorial on a vampy, glossy lip inspired by the silent screen stars of the Roaring Twenties.

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