Violette has been named Guerlain's creative director of makeup.
Violette has collaborated with Dior as a makeup designer and more recently with Estée Lauder, where she held the role of global beauty director.
Her portfolio is filled with thousands of images from collaborations with magazines including Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, W Magazine, T Magazine, Dazed, Teen Vogue and Elle.
She also created her own Violette_fr YouTube channel six years ago to share makeup tutorials and beauty snapshots.
My story with Guerlain is really the story of my femininity… As a little girl, Météorites with its little pastel-coloured pearls for the complexion had a real aesthetic impact on me. I'd stare at the box fascinated, I couldn't wait to become a woman… I pictured myself at my dressing table putting on lipstick, perfume and dipping a brush into these incredible Météorites. Today, I've been invited to write the next chapter in Guerlain's history as director of makeup. That's the magic of beauty.
Guerlain is a woman. A modern Empress … and a Parisienne, right down to her fingertips. I'm so happy to be joining an iconic house with such a rich heritage, where I can pass Guerlain's values in makeup on to a new generation and share it with those who, no matter their gender, celebrate beauty today and will celebrate it tomorrow.
As a pioneer, the Guerlain house must show commitment by becoming environmentally involved and engaging with femininity in broad and diverse way.