How did “Homework” actor Emma Roberts get her glow on at Sundance? Well, a little Fiddy (50 Cent) and Chase Crawford sandwich action helped I’m sure, but the real prep came from makeup artist Sonia Lee and Votre Vu.
Lee admits Roberts has “gorgeous young skin” off the bat, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t benefit from treatments. Lee says, “I started with Votre Vu SpecialEyesIntensive Eye Treatment before I applied makeup, and used a bit of Amour d’Ore multi- vitamin oil for face, body and hair to prep her skin and keep the moisture in. Champagne Kisses Enhancing Lip Balm made her lips feel soft and gave me the perfect base for lip color.”
An easy routine to look so fresh, no?
A little coinkydink – I just opened a package to find the Votre Vu Champagne Kisses, and wow. It absolutely melts onto the lips, leaving them very soft and supple. This is the perfect antidote to winterized plaster lips. I think it’s perfect for color base and alone as protection. It also contains Parsol MCX, a sunscreen. No wonder it made an appearance at Sundance.
Duette is a fun and effective hand creme and lip balm set that is almost perfectly packaged
Mmmmm, Votre Vu has come out with a lovely duo that reminds us to moisturize. Duette is a thick hand creme that sinks in very quickly, leaving a scent of coconut and almonds behind:
But wait, there’s more! After you’ve slathered the goodness onto your hands, arms (and frankly it is great for the feet), this 3.38 fl oz tube offers a hidden mirror and a .05 fl oz shea lip balm to stay kissable:
- Creme is a rich formula that really does the trick for hands
- The pearlized package tubing is simple yet unique
- Great summer scent
- Clever packaging
- Leaves a velvety, powdery finish that is neither dry nor oily
- Scent is very powerful so use a light hand
- Lid for lotion (my sample) doesn’t stay shut
- Tube a little too much for airline carry-on (but is great in purse)
- Lip balm can get grainy but smooths out
- Great year round product that is appropriate for gifting. Get your best gal pals or MIL a tube!
I find myself reaching for this product often. Duette is available at Votre Vu’s website.
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Many years ago around the time Marisa Tomei was nominated/won her Oscar, she was on a talk show discussing a dress malfunction that led her to Chanel and an almost out-of-body experience where they didn’t have a dress to accommodate and so they gathered as many beautiful silk scarves as they had and the magical fairy-seamtresses sat round her and whip-stitched a gown to her body on the spot.
I still remember the little needle and thread motions she made as she recounted the story of her up until then little secret, and the giddy excitement in her voice. It is in the same vein makeup artist Olaf Derlig shares what he used for the actress at Sundance Film Festival:
“I had an amazing result using Votre Vu today on Marisa Tomei. Getting Marisa ready right after she arrived from the airport going straight to her premiere it was very important to give her a nice fresh, glowey look and perfect skin appearance.”
Derlig used Wrinkle Eraser and Luxe Lips for the actress and called it a “must have product” when you need to look perfect.