Makeup Artist Violette On Her 5 Beauty Resolutions For 2017


The first week of January is often marked by urges to sign up for a bunch of spin classes, to remove of any trace of carbohydrates, and to try get an appointment with that weird wellness that your super healthy friend swears by. Cut to the end of the month when work starts to pick up, and we’re missing more workout classes than we had planned on and eating more of those carbs that weren’t on the diet. Whether you’re vowing to turn over a new leaf or to go on being the “same you,” the start of a new year is a good time to reflect on our habits, both good and bad. So we figured that now is a better time than any to help you find the motivation to get back on track.

We’ve asked makeup artist Violette, who inspires us every day with her popular beauty tutorials and her Instagrammable access to fashion’s most interesting sets. And overall, she has a pretty smart—and French-girl approved—approach to beauty and health. Here, she tips us off with her own resolutions for healthier hair, skin, diet, and overall well being in 2017.


“I started this resolution, when I launched my Youtube channel, but I can say that it’s definitively going to be a game-changer for 2017. To me, makeup is a fashion accessory—a beauty statement, that finishes your look. Don’t use it to change yourself. Don’t contour. Use makeup to have fun and enhance who you are without changing your features. Accept who you are, and don’t try to change it.”


“I try to use the hairdryer as little as possible. I used to use it all the time, but I started to notice how much the heat can was damaging my hair. Instead, I tie my hair in a bun while it’s still drying to get a wavy. Or I let my hair dry naturally and just brush it once in a while during the process to get a more soft effect. But most important: I never use any hair products than contains silicone. That has really, really changed everything.”


“I never work out, and I feel bad about it. I’m lazy because mother nature has been good to me, and I don’t really gain weight, but that shouldn’t be a reason to avoid exercise altogether. So a big resolution this year is to work out, which is essential to both my body and my mind. I’ve started taking an arial yoga class, spinning (just to sweat), and Thai boxing.”


“For mean, 2017 is transcendental meditation time. I was trained last year and it’s been life changing. Some difficult stuff happened, and without this meditation I don’t know how I would have reacted. This made me change my angle and my vision, and to learn to see the positive in everything. And most important, to take a deep breath, to to relax and come back to our intense life. It’s a serious commitment, it’s twice a day 20 minutes. But I feel so much better, much less stress, I feel much more aware and have much more clarity. Also I feel super inspired. I also go to inscape now, which I LOVE, especially the sound bath. So take some time to breath is my big step in 2017.”


“Food is the key to a beautiful skin, hair, eyes, good energy, and good health. Since I’ve moved to New York, I eat everything that crosses my mind, and it’s not good. My father died from cancer and for many years I tried to find anything to help him. I started to nerd out into food and found incredible keys to wellbeing. Food is like a medicine. What happened to him really opened the door to this—I have tested it and it works. When my skin doesn’t look good, I’m going to cleanse my liver by eating alkaline foods, and drinking a rosemary infusion. If my stomach is not as flat as usual or I feel more bloated, I start to eat macrobiotique. When I feel tired, I stop eating gluten and dairy, and force myself to eat a red meat once a week. I’ve been in New York City for two years where temptations are everywhere, but this year I’ve decided to go back to return to my good habits!”


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