Meet Naturally Gorgeous Julia

Posted on September 03, 2012 by Alyson Hancock | 6 Comments

Naturally Gorgeous Model Julia is a pixie of a woman, with a sparkle in her eye and ready smile.  She exudes such a warmth and caring that you just know you could sit down and pour your heart out to her like a trusted maternal figure, but her twinkle clues you in that your comforting session might just end with her sharing a wickedly funny joke.  But it is Julia's thoughtfulness and caring that led her to develop The Girl Effect, whose videos we highly recommend you take the time to view.

AP:  What do you do for a living?

JP:  I run a social innovation consultancy.

AP:  How did you decide this was what you wanted to do?

JP:  My first project in social innovation was at the Nike Foundation, developing the Girl Effect.  I've been hooked ever since.

AP:  Do you have kids or pets?

JP:  A son (age 5) and a daughter (age 2).  We want to get a pet.  Any suggestions?

AP:  (We would have to suggest a dog, of course!)

AP:  What do you do for fun?

JP:  This summer--stand up paddle boarding, playing in a kickball league, hosting pirate dinners and rocking out at family discos.

AP:  Anything you really want to tell people about yourself?

JP:  I'm pioneering.

AP:  Anything you want to mention that you really care about?

JP:  I believe people make the world go around.

AP:  How do you define beauty?

JP:  Natural.

AP:  What makes you feel beautiful?

JP:  Smiling.

AP:  What inspires you?

JP:  A starry night.  The human spirit.  Creativity.

AP:  What scares you?

JP:  The absence of love and compassion.

AP:  What's always in your handbag?

JP:  I prefer not to carry a handbag.

AP:  What surprises people about you?

JP:  I grew up in Arkansas.  Go Hogs!

AP:  Who would you invite to your fantasy dinner party?

JP:  Amelia Earhart, Fred Astaire and James Bond.

AP:  If you won an all expense-paid vacation, where in the world would you go, and why?

JP:  Machu Pichu with my dad.  It looks magical!


To get Julia's Naturally Gorgeous Look:

We started with Julia's perfect match in Satin Matte Foundation, Warm 3, applied with our #25 Foundation Brush and concealed around her eyes with her foundation using the #3 Concealer Brush.  Then we added Satin Matte Blush in Pink to her cheeks with the #17 Blush Brush.  To bring out the green in Julia's eyes, we applied Nymph Luminous Shimmer Eyeshadow from lashes to brow, and Black Orchid Luminous Shimmer Eyeshadow to her lids.  We lined with Paparazzi Luminous Shimmer Eyeliner on a damp #31 Brush.  To finish the look, we dusted with Hanae Satin Finishing Powder and slicked on Organic Nourishing Lipbalm in Sweet Pea.  As always, Julia's photos are unretouched and Naturally Gorgeous!

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6 Responses


September 06, 2012

‘The beautiful empowering women like yourself are the one’s who inspire others to just go for it and live big.


September 04, 2012

If you want a pet….please adopt an older dog. A puppy is a lot of work with kids so young and their are hundreds of great dogs who would love a forever home. You also have Beautiful natural look.


September 04, 2012

Adopting and training a puppy or dog from a rescue organization would be wonderful. These dogs are just waiting for a wonderful permanent home.

Young and adult dogs are also good to consider as many of them will not require as much effort in toilet training and are potentially calmer around young children.

It is still important to investigate dog breeds appropriate to your household, activity level, and preferences, but there is an abundance of dogs available from shelters to match your parameters. Many rescue staff will make excellent recommendations as they are also invested in having a successful adoption placement.


September 04, 2012

I am a graphic designer at the World Bank and absolutely love and admire The Girl Effect. I hope to have the opportunity to do something like that one day.

Linda S
Linda S

September 04, 2012

WOW! The Girl Effect video is incredibly powerful. What talent and vision to create this. I am inspired and plan to – at the very least – donate to this worthy cause. Thank you Alima for featuring Julia (she is beautiful!) and The Girl Effect. Love it!


September 04, 2012

For heaven’s sake, not a puppy — please.
The children are much too young.

If you really want a dog, consider an older dog (and one who is large enough to survive with two very small children).

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