Julia Roberts’s Makeup Artist On Their Academy Museum Gala Glam Look

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Julia Roberts, icon of icons, sealed her fate and took home the Icon Award at the 2022 Academy Museum Gala. Since Pretty Woman Roberts has remained a top-tier style and beauty icon with her timeless, but always effortlessly chic look. To accept her award, Roberts wore a gorgeous Thom Brown corset gown with a sleek updo and classic Julia Roberts glam by her makeup artist Genevieve Herr. Herr gave Byrdie all the exact details and products on the look so we could get in on the beauty too.

When creating the look, Genevieve’s focal point emphasized Julia’s natural beauty, “For this red carpet, it was all about clean makeup. We really kept the focus on creating a gorgeous complexion that let Julia’s natural beauty and joy take center stage. We did do a little bit of a nod to the ‘siren eye’ trend too. I used two different Lancôme eyeliners to get a thicker lash line – Lancôme Drama Liqui-Pencil in French Chocolate, which I used on the top lash line, the top water line, and in the corners of the eyes to give a sultry effect. And then I went over the top lash line with Lancôme Idôle Liquid Liner and used it to add a wing. The finishing touch was a few coats of Lancôme’s Lash Idôle Mascara,” Herr says.

When it comes to inspo Herr says, “Julia had an amazing Thom Browne outfit that her stylist, Elizabeth Stewart, picked out for her and that's where a lot of the beauty inspiration came from. We kept the look simple and clean to match it. We loved the way it turned out because it really allowed Julia’s natural beauty to shine through.”

“Skin prep was key to keep the makeup glowy and long-lasting,” Herr continues. “We used Lancôme’s Advanced Genifique Serum and Eye Cream, which gives the most perfect radiant base and really helps smooth the skin, topping it with Lancôme’s Absolute Brightening & Revitalizing Rich Cream, to infuse lots of hydration to the skin. I also used Lancôme’s Prep & Hydrate Primer to retain that dewy effect all night long.

The most important part of the look, according to Herr, was Lancôme’s Teint Idole Ultra Wear Care & Glow Foundation, “This is a really special serum-based foundation that’s packed with skincare goodies like Hyaluronic Acid and Mandelic Acid to hydrate and smooth the skin for a beautiful, natural glowing finish. It really imparts such a beautiful, healthy glow to the skin and has quickly become my go-to favorite foundation.”

The look was complete with a few additional products. Herr used Teint Idole Ultra Wear All Over Concealer underneath the eyes to brighten the complexion. Next, she used a swipe of the Blush Subtil in Rose Resque to Julia’s cheeks for a rosy look. On her lips, Herr used the Le Lip Liner in Sheer Raspberry to the line and fill before using the Rouge Cream Lipstick in Call Me Sienna for a dewy finish.