Madonna’s makeup artist, Sammy H. Mourabit, used Votre Vu products to create her look for last week’s premiere in New York City. He drew inspiration from Marlene Deitrich’s iconic 1930’s look from the movie “Morocco.”
To achieve Madonna’s flawless complexion, Sammy first hydrated her face with Votre Vu Attentive Crème de Jour for Sensitive Skin without forgetting the neck where he used Portrait Collar Restorative Neck Crème. He then dabbed Votre Vu’s Love Me Deux Concealer in Champagne under her eyes - and also on the darker areas of her skin to even out her skin tone.
To create a '30's eyebrow, he first groomed her brows with a brush. Then he applied the Arch de Triumphe Daily Brow Definer in Warm inside the natural eyebrow line. The thinner line captures that '30’s look. To cover the excess natural hair, he dabbed on some Votre Vu’s Love Me Deux Concealer in Champagne, giving the illusion of a clean groomed eye without the need for over-plucking.
For the lips, Sammy first contoured them in a heart shape reminiscent of the '30’s style with the Drawmatic Lip Liner in Naked (coming out in September). He followed by mixing two shades of the French Kiss Moisture Riche Lipstick (coming out in September) for a luminous and voluptuous effect. He applied the darker tone, Margaux, to the outer lines of the lip and the lighter tone, Annette, to the inner lip.
On the lashes, he used Eiffel Power Mascara only in the center of the eyelashes. To intensify the '30's look, he added some false lashes to the outer corner of the eye.
The last touch was the Vu-On Rouge in Bouquet Rose on her cheeks and a little bit of the Belle Poudre HD Sheer Face Finish in Light. The result was a modern Marlene Dietrich look.
What do you think? Try to forget the fact that her choreography drew criticism. The first act of her tour relied heavily on the use of guns. She compared their use to action films with the stock comment, "Guns don't kill people, people kill people." Straight out of the NRA's playbook. Always stirring the pot.
As for Votre Vu, I wish it were easier to see and test here in the backwaters of the DC area. It's one of those brands that constantly entices me, but is always out of arm's reach.
Photos courtesy of Votre Vu