Lancome's celebrity make-up artist Shehla Sheikh shows you how to create Julia Robert's La vie est Belle look.

Julia Roberts is the face of Lancome's latest fragrance, La vie est belle, and the brand's celebrity make-up artist Shehla shares her top tips to creating her look in the scent's advertorial.

The look is polished and refined and key to achieving it is to remember that less is more, combining radiant skin, neutral tones, definition and subtle pops of neutral colour on the lips.

The Skin
To achieve a radiant base it is important to prepare the skin correctly. Start by applying two drops of Lancôme Genifique every morning to the face, under your moisturiser. This will illuminate the skin, leaving it looking like it was lit from within. And at night apply Visionnaire serum, helping to reduce wrinkles, pores and unevenness; Used together these serums are perfect partners for radiant skin.

Julia Roberts is renowned for her glowing complexion and to achieve this start by applying one pump of La base Pro, warming the product with your fingers and applying evenly all over face, focussing on the t-zone, fine lines and open pores in order to minimise their appearance and give a natural long lasting finish for foundation.

Next buff Teint idole Ultra 24Hour with a foundation brush, using a small amount of teint idole ultra concealer, ideally one shade lighter than your foundation on key points of the face to illuminate and correct- under the eyes in a triangle of light, across the eyelids, around the nose and chin.

Teint Idole Beige Dore

To recreate Julia’s perfectly polished and shaped eyebrows, sketch lightly with the angle brush to define and fill-in the shape of the brows, giving you a very natural but sculpted brow. Lancôme La Regard Pro is an essential kit for all women when it comes to filling in and shaping eyebrows.

To create the eye colour look, press and roll a light coppery mink colour on the eyelids finishing just above the socket and blending into the inner corner of the eyes. Lancôme’s Ombre Hypnose, Shade P204 Pearle Ambreé gives a silky crease resistant result.
Julia’s look calls for lots of glamorous lashes to enhance the soft, simple shadow. Lancôme Hypnose Star mascara adds fullness at the roots, creates show stopping length and long-lasting curl.

Ombre Hypnôse P204

For Julia’s trademark smile and luscious pout, blend a small amount of concealer to around the edge of the lips, then with your lip liner shade 301, redefine and correct your lip shape this will make the colour last and prevent bleeding and apply a soft beige-pink lipstick, Lancôme Rouge in love 240M.