Real Girl, Real Beauty: Cop This Crazy-Talented Set Designer's Style

When you see some of the wildly inventive, surreal tableaux that set designer Marie-Yan Morvan has dreamt up, you wouldn't be blamed for thinking the Parisian transplant also applied her avant-garde aesthetic to beauty. Surprisingly, the 25-year-old — who also pulls double-duty as a prop stylist — takes a much simpler, more classic approach to her hair and makeup. Her beauty philosophy is all about keeping things effortless, but still elegant. She's perfected a simple style that leaves her free to spend the majority of her time concocting fantastical sets.
Maybe it's her captivating curls, that flawless porcelain skin, or the inherent chicness that all French women seem born with — all we know is that we're hooked on this creative tour de force. Read on to learn her tricks for crafting fuss-free curls and her pick for the most perfect red lipstick ever.

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