‘The Mommy Glow’ with Julia Restoin Roitfeld

"Moisturizer is the base for my makeup, because I like a glowy, dewy, shiny look—I’d never use powder—so I always start with cream. Then, I put on concealer: Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage, or, if I have time and I’m going out, I’ll use Armani Maestro, a mixture of #2 and #6.5, and I only use one or two drops. When it comes to putting color on my face, like blush, I’m less experimental. As you grow up, you figure out what looks better on you, and as much as I love to play with color, it’s just so much easier to play it safe. For an everyday look, I use Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel as blush, or the Summer 2013 Bronzing Palette that a makeup artist from Armani gave to me—I love Armani makeup. It’s nice because it has another secret compartment underneath with an eye-shadow palette. Today, I used Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer in #11 as a blush because it gives a shine that I like.

For my eyes, I think an eyelash curler makes me look much more awake, even when I haven't gotten much sleep. It's a really important tool for a mom to have. The MAC one works for me. Then, I use tons of mascara—that’s my favorite thing. I’m so bad applying it, but I do it anyways. The Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill mascara in #1 is the one that I’ve been using a lot lately, but I also love Voluminous from L’Oréal. When I’m done with the mascara, and there is almost nothing left on the brush, I use the wand to brush my eyebrows, as well. They are already quite dark, but I don’t find them intense enough, so I like to push it. I sometimes apply eyeliner—Giorgio Armani Smooth Silk Eye Pencil in #1 Black—and smudge it with my fingers really quickly to give it a little lift, almost a cat eye. It’s all about giving a lift now." —Julia Restoin Roitfeld's postpartum Top Shelf 

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  • Shannah

    Unf Julia is so beautiful!

  • Hettie

    I love this video! Very genuine and technique/application was realistic for a new mother.

    Lots of Armani! Anyone else tried that eyepencil??

  • cristina

    so natural, so beautiful, thanks! Julia you´re adorable. And Romy. I have a two year old daughter and I´m right now to your web page.

  • Sarah

    Julia already looks great without makeup! Nice video, thanks for sharing!

  • http://www.fancyalterego.wordpress.com/ Heather P.

    Love this video! I like the low-maintenance methods the best, since who really has time for a full face of makeup every day? Not me!

  • Ginger

    She looks perfect!

  • Jessica Ringle

    She's so lovely! And completely right about the Maestro foundation, it gives the most beautiful finish.

  • babs

    I love glowy, dewy skin and Julia achieves it so quickly! I am so tempted to go out and blow all of my money on Armani makeup now.

  • anita rivas

    Julia is gorgeous with-or-without makeup....

  • http://MyLuciteDreams.com/ MyLuciteDreams

    A lovely selection of product, I loved to see them in action. Subtle perfection!

  • Lisa

    She doesn't even need makeup, but she has the minimal look down pat.

  • Lara

    I wonder if she uses lip product around her baby. As a mom to a one-year old, I can't get myself to wear lip product around him as I don't want grease or stain on his skin. Am I the only one with that feeling? Haha. Great video! Very helpful!

  • http://anothermagpie.tumblr.com/ magpie

    Her routine is fantastic - but I especially adore how she just lets her baby toddle in the background and burble for a little while without immediately freaking out at the first sound as your typical American woman would

  • Lana

    This woman is absolutely mesmerizing.. those eyes.. wow! I can just feel the amount of motherly love in this video, it is such a beautiful feeling! I wish nothing but happiness and love to Julia and her baby!

  • Jen

    For a mom who has little time, she puts on a lot of stuff!


Giorgio Armani
Giorgio Armani Smooth Silk Eye Pencil
Giorgio Armani
Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation
Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Mascara
Laura Mercier
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage
Chanel Sublimage Cream
Giorgio Armani
Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer No 11