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?
AP: What makes you feel beautiful?
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!
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!