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The 411: Julie Hewett


As awards season officially kicks off this Sunday, and we prepare to pay homage to the acting talents of Hollywood’s elite, it seems like the perfect time to highlight one of the many maestros who work behind the scenes to help these leading ladies get into character. Lest we forget in this age of HD cameras, the work of the makeup artist is more critical and closely-examined than ever before. In this realm, Julie Hewett is a master of her domain. After studying fashion at Parsons and running a store in L.A., she changed courses for a career in beauty, establishing a following among actresses—even in her early days as a freelance makeup artist—for her transformative abilities. Now, more than twenty years later, Hewett’s singular brushing—and blending—talents (she has been known to conjure up her own custom colors every now and again) are highly sought after. We don’t like to name-drop, but in the name of further familiarizing you with her beauty prowess, Hewett is responsible for facepainting Winona Ryder in Heathers, Liv Tyler in Inventing the Abbotts, Annette Bening in American Beauty, Nicole Kidman in Batman Forever, and Berenice Bejo in The Artist. Needless to say, when Hewett offered to share some of her own beauty picks here, we were all ears. Read on below.

The Complexion Corrector: Arcona Contour Facial
“I live for this treatment. It is a beauty workout for your face. They massage with these techniques you almost need a seat belt to handle. But the result is amazing. I have been doing this for years and swear by it.”
Arcona Studio, 425 Broadway Santa Monica, CA;

The Skincare Secret: Camellia Balm
“What can I say? This is a product from my line and my own recipe. Camellia Oil is the beauty secret of the geishas. It penetrates, heals, and protects. It is my addiction. I use it on set—even on my famous men clients.”
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The Import Of Import: Amanda Lacey
“I love the Amanda Lacey skincare line out of London. I live for her cleansing pomade; it really is the best ever.”
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The Lash Bar: Blushington
“Even a make up artist needs to get her lashes dyed and I always go here. The services are so great I even send all my actress clients.”
8591 Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood, CA, (310) 652-5874,

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