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Christina Zilber

Creative Director of Jouer Cosmetics

Christina Zilber is beautiful. Not in the wears-a-ton-of-makeup way, but truly, naturally beautiful. It is that natural beauty in all women that she hopes to enhance (not bury) with Jouer, the makeup line she created in 2004 as a simple color-to-go concept. Now, as founder and creative director, Christina has expanded Jouer into a full service makeup brand, and on a daily basis has her hands in everything from color and formula development to marketing and product packaging. Jouer fuses beauty with fashion in a way that makes so much sense, providing complete looks on the brand’s blog and aptly marketing the line as “beauty’s little black dress.” And for all her access to endless makeup products, it makes us love her all the more that her favorite beauty tip is still simple: true beauty comes from within.

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BEAUTY MUST-HAVES >> concealer: JOUER AGE REPAIRING CONCEALER IN CAMEO // mascara: JOUER EVERYDAY CLASSIC WEAR MASCARA // lipstick: JOUER HYDRATING LIPSTICK IN KIKI // lip gloss: JOUER MOISTURIZING LIP GLOSS IN STARFISH // nail polish: ESSIE’S TRUMPET // body butter // JOUER BODY BUTTER // for hair: ORIBE DRY TEXTURIZING SPRAY

Q: In a few words, what is your philosophy towards beauty?
A: Wear the makeup, don’t let the makeup wear you.

Q: For those of us not fluent in French, what is the meaning behind the name?
A: Jouer means “to play.” I want women to feel comfortable and confident trying new colors and looks.

Q: That being said, what is the biggest makeup mistake you see women making?
A: A lot of women skip the morning beauty routine for lack of time, but really, a little mascara, blush and gloss goes a long way! Too much makeup never enhances a woman’s beauty, but neither does too little.

Q: Your daughter, Amélie is 9. Does she wear Jouer?
A: She is my muse and oftentimes I test colors on her. If a color can look natural on a 9-year-old, it’s sure to look natural on an adult.

Q: How would you describe your own personal style?
A: I try to stay fashion relevant without looking like I’m a victim of the trends.

Q: That’s good advice. Do you have a fashion icon? A beauty icon?
A: For both I would have to say my mother [a sixties-era fashion model]. She taught me everything I know about letting your beauty shine through; she taught me how to use cream blush, curl my eyelashes and apply mascara. She has the greatest closet filled with vintage couture Chanel, YSL and Galanos.

CHRISTINA’S NOT DONE HERE! SEE HER TRANSLATE
SPRING FASHION TRENDS INTO THE PERFECT BEAUTY
LOOKS ON THE G&F BLOG!