Juliana Landis is an English export who started her career as a model before settling in as a makeup artist. After her move to Los Angeles, Juliana landed a gig that would change the course of her career – she was given the beauty area at famed Beverly Hills hair salon Umberto. As a leader in makeup, brow shaping, and lash extension, Juliana quickly secured a loyal following of clients, and eventually opened up her own private brow and lash studio. Fittingly, we decided to ask the triple threat our three favorite beauty questions.
INDUSTRY BREAK: I got into the beauty industry through modeling and acting as a teen, and watching and learning from makeup artists, and eventually going to beauty school in England. I was always obsessed with products and anything having to do with grooming. I would give my parents regular manicures and pedicures as a child; they still laugh about it now.
5 MOST COVETED PRODUCTS:
- I can’t live without Embryloisse's Lait Creme Concentre; it’s just so rich and softening to the skin, and doesn't feel greasy. I use it on all of my clients and they always ask what it is. It’s great as a makeup primer for everyday wear.
- I love Face Atelier Ultra Foundation, as it leaves the skin dewy without it being shiny and I hardly ever need concealer when I use it.
- My favorite quick fix makeup which is great for busy gals is Glominerals Pressed Base. I brush this all over the face and it covers everything. I finish with a little blush and gloss and my no makeup look turns into a nice fresh-faced look within a few seconds.
- Nars Orgasm is another product I can’t live without, as I use it as my blush and lipstick in one, and conveniently carry it in my purse.
- My brown eyeliner is a must on a daily basis. I'm a mother of two girls, so I'm lucky to have time to put makeup on most days. I line my eyes with a MAC brown eyeliner and I feel like I had 12 hours of sleep.
FAVORITE LOOK YOU'VE CREATED: A model I was testing with had just arrived from the midwest and was in Keds and chinos, and was super sweet and innocent. I love this photo (below) because I did super simple makeup on her: bronze lids, liner, and a little black mascara with a neutral lip. The photographer Matthew Mitchell really brought out the goddess in her, and it's one of my favorite shots. You would never recognize this girl if you saw her in the street as she looks so sensual. Definitely not the home-grown midewestern girl that walked on set!