Nothing quite whets our beauty appetite as a beauty collaboration. Hair, makeup, skin – whatever kind of beauty incarnation it may be – we want in. And if you, like us, are slightly obsessed with French makeup artist Violette (aka one of the coolest girls in beauty and on the ‘gram), then you’ll be suitably pleased with the latest makeup collaboration to hit the market; Estée Lauder by Violette Poppy Sauvage Collection.

Violette – cult influencer, French-native, Estée Lauder Global Beauty Director and all-round cool girl – has teamed up with the brand to create a kind of makeup homage to her hometown, but with a touch of Violette spice, magic and art. Essentially, it’s the intangible French girl beauty – bottled. You know the one; part wild, part polished, slightly dégagé in character but forever in vogue. Be it a daub of blush that looks seamless, a slick of red lipstick that seems to stay (no matter how long you French kiss for); it’s the French brand of beauty we pine for – and Violette and Estée Lauder have captured it with Poppy Sauvage.

“Sauvage means ‘wild,’ and French women are pretty wild. The Poppy Sauvage Collection combines my three favourite moments of spring: the attitude of the season, my ideal makeup look, and my go-to colour: the one-of-a-kind fire-red that you can only see on the poppies in France,” Violette says. That one-of-a-kind poppy red is the collection’s star; rich, bold and matt in finish, the colour inspired the entire collection, and of course, holds a special place in Violette’s heart – the red lip is her signature look. And her tip for applying the Pure Color Envy Paint-On Liquid LipColor in Poppy Sauvage? Swipe one to two times and set. Voilà — the perfect pout for hours.

With the South of France as her muse; Violette looked to its natural marvels to inspire. “This makeup collection is all about my printemps souvenir, or my spring memory, seeing the sun rise over the poppy fields in the south of France. When the light hits them just right, the fields turn gold, pink and copper, like they’re suddenly on fire with colour. It’s so vibrant, it gives me so much energy. Combining all of these shades in one collection is my way to recharge for a new season after the frost of winter melts away.” It’s this snapshot of Spring in the South of France that resonates with the entire collection; one of petal-inspired lips, radiant ombré cheeks,  skin kissed by a touch of morning dew. Comprising products for lip, eye and face; your new makeup palette is redolent of Coquelicot red poppies, soft lavender and sunlit wheat.

And if it makes us more like Violette, we’ll be dabbing and dotting willing. Bien joué, Estée Lauder.

Estée Lauder by Violette Poppy Sauvage Collection is a limited edition collection that is available exclusively online at SHOP NOW