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Introducing Three Amazing Votre Vu Products!

Le Joli Crayon, Smudge & Set Soft Eye Liner:

Brigitte Bardot educated the world about the allure of eyeliner … and now Le Joli Crayon is here to teach you. Draw on the drama with this mistake-proof gel pencil that feels like a liquid liner, but allows you time to feather and smudge before it sets. Le Joli Crayon’s smart sponge blending tip wouldn’t dare tug or tear at your delicate eyelid. Rather, this budge-proof, smudge-proof and melt-proof liner is all about prevention and retention. Could this be the real French paradox? A pretty eyeliner that is so soft on your skin, yet strong enough to provide the intensity of a liquid liner in one simple stroke?

Rich in mineral pigments, anti-aging fruit extracts, and vitamin E, this super-conditioning, proprietary formula nourishes and hydrates the fragile eye area while treating it with healing free-radical fighters. Botanically harvested candelilla wax provides both an effortless glide and water-resistant layer that seals in the peeper pigment’s mineral-color blend. As easy to remove as it is to apply, this long-lasting, ophthalmologist-tested formula is the ultimate on-the-go liner.

I absolutely LOVE this eye liner. It glides on like a dream, seriously. It is beautiful, and it lasts forever. If I had a list of favorite eye-liners, this one would be on top. This really is an amazing product!!

Only $23!

Vu-On Rouge, Sheer Moisture Color Accent for Lips & Face!

Your skin takes center stage with a kick of color from Vu-On Rouge sheer moisture tint. Just a simple swish of this multi-tasking pop-up stick bestows a fetching and flirty flush to cheeks, lips, lids and facial contours.

Blended with hydrating shea and exotic antioxidant-rich mango seed butters, Vu’s ravishing rouge spreads smoothly over skin, creating a dewy luster and irresistible airbrushed finish. Without creasing or caking, this long-wearing plant-based pigment evokes renewed vitality to your visage and wouldn’t dare settle into fine lines. Skin-conditioning jojoba and castor seed oils step in for a finished formula that naturally flatters, stabilizes and protects.

Available in three shades to complement every complexion, Vu-On Rouge can be worn alone or over Love Me Deux tinted moisturizer. To set, dab on protective Belle Poudre for a look that wears long after the cabaret’s last dance.

I love that this is a two-in-one product! It looks great both on my lips and my cheeks! It goes on smoothly, and lasts forever! Beautiful color! PS: The color I tried is Bouquet Rose, GORGEOUS!



Get your glow on sans soleil with Beauté en Bronze, our lustrous, skin-stabilizing bronzer for face and body. Behold two sun-kissed colors — a shimmer blush and matte bronzer — with which you may custom-create a resplendent French Riviera radiance while shielded safely from UVs in your villa.

Bask in this French kaolin clay-based powder that softly contours, highlights, and even pulls double duty as a natural eye shadow. Even better, our brilliant laboratory firmly baked these proprietary bathing beauties to stay firm in the pan and brush on for even, lightweight coverage. Whether the desire is to achieve a hint of naturally radiant color or a believable year-round glow, this gleaming duo naturally illuminates and rejuvenates skin without evoking an aged iridescent effect — just pure joie de vivre!

For every French Accents cosmetic purchased, Votre Vu donates $1 to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation in support of the 46 Mommas and their efforts to treat and cure pediatric cancers.

This is such a gorgeous bronzer, it is PERFECT for spring and summer! It makes my skin look like it’s absolutely glowing!! I love it!


Get The Look: Mila Kunis & Michelle Williams at the OZ the Great and Powerful Premiere

Michelle Williams “OZ the Great and Powerful” Los Angeles Premiere- Look by Sabrina Bedrani for Laura Mercier

Makeup artist Sabrina Bedrani created a “chic yet sexy” makeup look for Williams, who stars in the upcoming movie, “OZ the Great and Powerful.” Bedrani drew inspiration for the look from the star’s white, embellished Prada dress, which also featured an unexpected thigh-high slit down the side. Noted Bedrani,”I loved this look for Michelle. It’s sophisticated, yet still youthful. It complemented her hair style and dress nicely.”

EYES: According to Bedrani, “It was actually Michelle’s idea to go for a smoky cat eye.”

  • Bedrani used a combination of Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colours to create the sultry eye look. First, she applied Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Cocoa ($24) all over the lid and along the bottom lash line.
  • Then, she used a brush to swipe Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Khaki ($24) onto the top and bottom of the outer corner of her eyes to add depth. She blended the shade outward to “extend the eye and give it a cat-eye effect.” She applied Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Rose Gold ($24) onto the inner corners to brighten the look.
  • Next, she defined Williams’ eyes by applying Laura Mercier Crème Eye Liner in Noir ($22) onto the lash line.
  • Then, she filled in Williams’ eyebrows using Laura Mercier Eye Brow Pencil in Fair Blonde ($20) and used Laura Mercier Eye Brow Gel ($20) to define the shape. Bedrani added the final touch of glamour by applying multiple coats of Laura Mercier Faux Lash Mascara ($24) to Williams’ top and bottom lashes.

FLAWLESS FACE: Bedrani kept Williams’ face “fresh and youthful.”

  • First Bedrani applied Laura Mercier Silk Crème Foundation in Cream Ivory ($43) to even out Williams’ skin.
  • She then used Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage in SC-1 ($30) to conceal any little imperfections.
  • Next, she dusted Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder ($35) all over her skin to set the look.
  • Then, Bedrani applied Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour in Rose Bloom ($24) to the star’s cheeks.

LIPS: A delicate, natural pink lip balanced the dramatic eyes.

  • Bedrani “dabbed a little” Laura Mercier Lip Stain in Shy Pink ($20) onto Willaims’ lips.
  • She finished the glamorous look by layering Laura Mercier Lip Glacé in Bare Pink ($24) on top.

Mila Kunis “OZ the Great and Powerful” Los Angeles Premiere -Look by Tracey Levy for Laura Mercier

Makeup artist Tracey Levy created a “fresh and light” makeup look for actress Mila Kunis at the LA premiere of her movie, “OZ the Great and Powerful.” Inspired by the star’s “beautiful princess dress” by Dolce and Gabbana, Levy created a look that was “natural but effortlessly glamorous” with a “light touch of Audrey Hepburn.”

FLAWLESS FACE: “Natural and effortlessly glamorous.”

  • Levy prepped Kunis’ skin with RéVive Intensité Moisture Serum Extrême ($350) to restore the skin’s natural moisture, followed by Laura Mercier Foundation Primer ($32) to help her makeup look fresh through the entire evening. At this time, she also prepped Kunis’ lips with Laura Mercier Lip Silk ($22) adding extra moisture and nourishment.
  • Then, she applied Laura Mercier Oil-Free Suprême Foundation in Sunny Beige ($43) to even the surface of Kunis’ skin. She used a touch of Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage in SC-3 ($30) around her nose and under her eyes to conceal imperfections.
  • Next, she dusted Laura Mercier Invisible Loose Setting Powder in Universal ($35) on the skin and used a touch of Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder #2 ($22) to set the under-eye area.
  • Levy then contoured Kunis’ cheek bones using Laura Mercier Bronzing Powder in Golden Bronze ($32) and dusted the powder on her neck and chest to give her a glow from head-to-toe.
  • She used Laura Mercier Shimmer Bloc in Pink Mosaic ($40) to highlight the upper cheek bones and to provide a light dusting of shimmer.
  • Then,she applied Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour in Rose Petal ($24) on the upper apples of Kunis’ cheeks and blended the shade with the existing shimmer.

EYES: A golden hue “adds richness that wouldn’t draw away from the dress.”

  • Levy applied Laura Mercier Eye Canvas in EC-2 ($26) to ensure that Kunis’ eye makeup would last the entire evening.
  • Next, she contoured her eye crease lightly with Laura Mercier Matte Eye Colour in Café au Lait ($23) for a bit of depth. Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Rose Gold ($24) was used as a highlight on the lids.
  • Levy then used Laura Mercier Crème Eye Liner in Noir and Violet ($22) to line Kunis’ eyes “for a bit of drama.” She also applied Laura Mercier Tightline Cake Eye liner in Black Ebony ($23) along the lash line.
  • Next, she filled in Kunis’ eyebrows with Laura Mercier Eye Brow Pencil in Deep Blonde ($20) and set them with Laura Mercier Eye Brow Gel ($20).
  • Levy added the final touch of by applying two coats of Laura Mercier Faux Lash Mascara ($24) to Kunis’ top and bottom lashes.


  • Levy applied another coat of Laura Mercier Lip Silk ($22) to the lips to give a final boost of moisture.
  • She then lightly lined Kunis’ lips with Laura Mercier Lip Pencil in Natural ($22) and filled in the lips with Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Angelic ($26).
  • She completed the look with a swipe of Laura Mercier Lip Glacé in Sparkling ($24).
All the products used to create these looks can be purchased at

Sephora + Pantone Universe 2013 Color of the Year Emerald Collection

Sephora + Pantone Universe 2013 Color of the Year Pantone 17-5641 Emerald Capsule Collection
Sephora and Pantone proudly announce the 2013 Color of the Year beauty collection featuring PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald. Inspired by the many facets of a gemstone, this collection features Sephora Collection’s high performance formulas in modern packaging, designed by Sephora and inspired by the iconic Pantone Chip. Each eye shadow, blush, eye liner, lip gloss, mascara and nail polish offers unique finishes like matte, metallic and lacquer to capture the sparkle and play off light unique to an Emerald, the perfect green – blue hue.”

I am loving Pantone’s color of the year, Emerald. The Sephora + Pantone Universe 2013 Color of the Year Emerald Collection is not to be missed, the colors are gorgeous. I was lucky enough to get a sneak peak at the shadow bloc in Elemental and the Color Watt Highlighting Mascara. I don’t usually use green shades and was surprised how much I love it. The vibrant shade of emerald highlights the blue in my eyes and the brighter colors are perfect for Spring. The products are really pigmented and the shadow and mascara last all day. Can’t wait to check out more from this line.

The 2013 Color of the Year Emerald Collection, $68
A comprehensive collection of Emerald beauty:

  • Color Grid Eye Shadow Block in BIONIC
  • Color Code Prismatic Shadow
  •  Color Cube Lid Liner Stain
  • Lightspeed Glitter Dust
  • Graphic Sculpt Waterproof Jumbo Eyeliner
  •  Color Watt Highlighting Mascara

Colorbyte Lip Wands, $24
This lip gloss set offers 4 shades, textures and finishes, leaving lips with a smooth and comfortable shine.

  • Touch of Emerald: clear with Emerald sparkle
  • Crocus: lacquer lilac
  • Georgia Peach: lacquer peach
  • Cameo Brown: lacquer nude

Color Grid Shadow Bloc, $26
Features 3 colour-coordinating eye shadows.

  • Bionic: includes Emerald, White Alyssum and Crown
  •  Eclipsed: includes Emerald Glitter, Amberlight and Olivine
  • Elemental: includes Emerald Shimmer, Appleblossom and Camel

Color Code Prismatic Shadow, $22
A water-resistant high pigment cream formula for the eyes that goes on easily and lasts all day.

Color Cube Lid Liner Stain, $16
A 3-in-1 mousse cream that can be used as a shadow, cream liner or lid stain.

Lightspeed Glitter Dust, $14
A pot of Emerald loose glitter.

Graphic Sculpt Waterproof Jumbo Liner, $17
Features a proprietary long-wearing easy glide formula, with a luminous shimmer finish.

Graphic Lift Liquid Liner, $17
Features a flocked tip applicator and long-lasting formula in metallic shimmer finish.

Graphic Etch Waterproof Eyeliner, $17
This retractable pencil features a waterproof easy-glide formula in a soft Emerald pigment finish.

Glitter Strobe Eyeliner Set, $18
This 4 piece Emerald eyeliner set features finishes in glitter, iridescent, metallic and matte.

Color Watt Highlighting Mascara, $18
A richly pigmented mascara in Emerald in a matte finish.

Color Theory Sculpting Blush, $24
The perfect blush duo to compliment any Emerald colour accents featuring Dusty Pink and Pink Mist.

Color Charged Graphic Lacquer, $10
The richest pigment of Emerald in a high gloss lacquer finish.

Mini Graphic Effect Lacquers, $18
A collection of 3 mini polishes featuring finishes in Emerald (clear with Emerald glitter), shimmer (Emerald and silver) and matte metallic.

Color of the Year Accessories:

Color Contour Face Brush Set, $68
8-piece brush set with stand that includes Highlighting Fan Brush, Face Contour Brush, Angled Liner Brush, Short Smudge Brush, Cream Shadow Brush, All Over Shadow Brush, Crease Shadow Brush and Smudge Brush (all synthetic)

Spectra Blend Eye Brush Roll, $20
3-piece mini travel brush in a magnetic pouch that features an Angled Blush Brush, Eyeshadow Brush and Shadow Blending Brush (all synthetic)

Color Block Beauty Box, $38
A hard cosmetic case featuring a removable travel box and organizing compartments

Prismatic Glitter False Lashes, $10
Black false lashes featuring a strip of emerald glitter

Color Sculpting Kabuki Brush, $22
A travel-size kabuki brush (synthetic)

Emerald Compact Mirror, $18
a travel mirror for touchups, 2 sided featuring 3x magnification


Winner Announced: SAG Beauty Awards Prize Pack from Mark

Congratulations to our winners Cassi and Jennifer!

Contest: The amazing team at mark cosmetics is offering two MakeHerUp readers all the products used to create Elizabeth’s SAG Awards look! How cool is that?!?

“Mad Men” star Elisabeth Moss made her mark at The 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards. Below, Celebrity Makeup Artist Jamie Greenberg shares her tips and techniques for creating Elisabeth’s stunning look.

The Look:

“Elisabeth and I wanted to keep the look down to earth with a chic French street touch.”

Face & Cheeks:
”I started by applying mark Min-A-Real Cream-To-Powder Foundation all over her skin. Then, I layered mark Touch & Glow Warm Glow Shimmer Cream Cubes All Over Face Palette onto her cheeks. I added a swipe of mark Just Pinched Instant Blush Tint in Cheeky to create a gorgeous, natural glow. I set the look using mark Set Things Right Loose Powder.”

“I started by applying mark Please Hold Eye Primer to create a strong base. Next, I applied mark I-Mark Wet/Dry Eye Shadow in Luvstruck to the creases of Elisabeth’s eyes and blended mark Drama Case Eye Shadow and Liner Palette (black shade) onto her lash lines. Then, I used mark I-Mark Metallics Custom Pick Eye Shadow in Lava on her lids and finished the lash lines with mark What a Line Felt Tip Eyeliner in Twilight. I applied false eyelashes, embellished with two coats of mark Scanda-Lash Hook Up Mascara in Black Lash. Next, I filled in her lower lash lines using mark No Place to Run Longwear Eyeliner in Jet Set. I finished her eyes by applying one coat of mark Scanda-lash Hook Up Mascara in Black Lash on her bottom lashes.”

“I used mark Lipclick Full Color Lipstick in Baby Luv on Elisabeth’s lips for a sweet, sophisticated smile.”

“I applied mark Jewel Body Cream all over Elisabeth’s skin to create a healthy, nourished look.”

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