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Glossy lips and eyes inspired by the silent screen stars of the Roaring Twenties.
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 1920s-Inspired Vamp 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: Silent screen star and original vamp Theda Bara.

WHERE TO WEAR: A Carine Roitfeld holiday party; a film premiere at L.A.’s gothic Theater at Ace Hotel. 

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

THE VAMP
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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Outline the natural shape of your lips with MAC’s lip pencil—be sure to not overdraw the lips—and fill in the mouth with the pencil.

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Paint over the liner with a blend of the vampy hues in Serge Lutens’ lip palette. The idea is to achieve a burgundy shade, so blend colors together in the ingenious mixing space until you achieve the tone that best matches your mood.

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Keep the eye look simple by applying a single shadow—in this instance, Chanel Illusion D’Ombre in Illusoire—all over the eyelid. No need for liner; instead, accentuate the eye with a touch of gloss on the lids.   

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Sculpt out the cheekbones by blending Chanel’s versatile Bronzing Makeup Base under them, layering in a dab of La Prairie’s Cellular Cream Blush in Plum Glow for a hint of radiance-enhancing color. 

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A monotone eye shadow look that’s devoid of liner can sometimes lack definition, so filling in brows provides structure to the face and allows the eyes to pop. 

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After talking to nail artist Karen Gutierrez, we decided Amber’s nails had to be painted in Chanel Vamp—it’s a cosmetic wardrobe staple.  

GET THE velvet LIP Look

Inspired by Winona and Drew, makeup artist Rachel Goodwin talks us through her nineties-style red lip.

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Drawing by @drawbertson

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