The [PR]oust Questionnaire: Rosie Jane Johnston

A Proust Style Q&A with celebrity makeup artist and entrepreneur Rosie Johnston

Known for her fresh-faced, natural look, the Australian makeup artist and owner of Rosie Jane Cosmetics has painted the faces of such Hollywood beauties as Olivia Wilde, Alison Brie, Emily VanCamp and Poppy Montgomery. Here she tells us how to get a radiant glow and why Kim Kardashian is her dream client.

P.S. Her Poppy cheek gloss is always in my makeup bag!!

A Proust Style Q&A with celebrity makeup artist and entrepreneur Rosie Jane Johnston

What is your LIFE CHANGING beauty tip?

ALWAYS put moisturizer on before foundation.  It is a game changer for getting naturally radiant skin.

This season, it’s all about (fill in the blank) SKIN.

What are some of the most common skin problems you correct on celebrities?

Most of the time I find that I am correcting blemishes. Most actresses have great skin, but their skin has so much makeup application that it starts to break out! Also, covering dark circles is a big one. Lack of sleep in Hollywood is an epidemic!

What are some of the biggest “beauty blunders” people make when applying makeup?

They apply too much foundation and not enough mascara! The best thing to do is keep it simple and natural, then you can add little accents to amp up your look.

What is your secret to achieving perfectly dewy skin without that caked-on look?

It’s all about moisturizer and foundation – I love to apply foundation where there is a little redness or blemish as opposed to covering the entire face. Then blend with a great moisturizer so it gives a fresh faced look while also achieving an even, flawless complexion.

If you had to strip down your kit to just the 5 bare essentials, what would they be?

Clairins Beauty Flash Balm, Laura Mercier Mascara, Rosie Jane Cheek GlossCle De Peau Concealer and Warmth by Bare Escentuals!

What are the biggest lessons you’ve learned, being an entrepreneur and starting your own cosmetics & fragrance company?

Persistence and honesty!! Everything takes time and you have to really love and believe in what you’re doing because people can see through all the crap!

Whose face would you LOVE to get your hands on, and why?

Kim and Khloe Kardashian – they are both beautiful girls but their makeup is SO thick and over the top. I would love to see them with a beautiful fresh face. They are young and gorgeous, why not show that off?

The moment you knew you had “arrived” in the world of Hollywood?

I’m not sure I have yet!

For more beauty tips and inspiration, be sure to follow Rosie on

Twitter @Iloveleilalou and Instagram @byrosiejane

PS. A gorgeous makeup boutique in Los Angeles curated with celebrity makeup artists’ favorites!

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