Meet The Artists: Jo Levy, USA

Dearest Friends, it’s that exciting time again – time to… Meet the Artists. Please welcome today: Jo Levy, our US-based Director of Artistry & Education.

Jo’s signature look for clients consists of gorgeous earthy, bronze and neutral toned palette smoky eyes; groomed and shaped brows, a healthy pop of blush on the cheeks and a sheer toned, pinky peach or clear gloss on the lips.

Meet Jo


1. How do you see perfect, beautiful skin and what do you do to achieve the look?
My perception of what beautiful skin is comes down to even toned skin that carries a ‘lit from within’ glow. Skin that looks healthy and hydrated is what looks really beautiful.

This can be attained by being diligent with skincare, protecting the skin with a natural sunscreen (my personal preference) and using tinted moisturizers and/or air-light liquid foundations that diffuse the look of imperfections. A primer that helps to prepare the skin for make up also has many benefits as it smoothes and softens the skin’s surface and can also diminish skin surface imperfections issues such as lines and pores.

2. Which make-up artists do you find particularly inspiring and why?
I am really fond of pro-make up artist Pati Dubroff. She has a very modern and simple approach to beauty. The looks that she creates never appear too trendy; instead she creates more classic looks that are perfectly balanced and personalized based on her specific client. She tends to create looks on clients that look natural and beautiful without being over the top, I really love that.

3. Who would you love to do make-up for, and why (a living person or an icon from the past)? What look would you go for?
I would love to have Kate Hudson as a client since she is my ultimate style icon. I love that she exhibits confidence on the red carpet and can pull of any type of look. She always looks stunning and so put together on the red carpet; she can also get away with taking fashion risks. I would love to create a sultry, sixties inspired make up look; winged liner with soft lips.

If you were to add one new product to the RBR collection, what would it be?
I would really love to see deeper shade extensions for the foundation collection, Milk Aquarelle (photo above, editor's note) is a favorite formulation of mine.

5. What are, in your opinion, respectively the most dated look and the most modern look? Why?
In my eyes, a dated look is heavily contoured bronzer since it doesn’t look natural or realistic on the skin. The most modern look is flawless skin paired with a berry-toned or red lipstick.

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