Valentines Makeup

Which style of makeup is your favorite? I can never decide. More glamorous and darker, or more beachy with softer, girlier makeup.

Since Valentine’s day is on a Sunday this year I will probably just be going to church…which if I think about it long enough, is actually kind of wonderful and romantic since Jeff (the hubs) will be there with me.

One of my favorite quotes of all time, seems to kind of fit into the Valentines Day theme…

“Only one life that soon will pass, only what’s done with love will last.” I think about that often when I’m stressed or feeling like what I do is inconsequential. I truly love my clients and love making them feel beautiful, so I hope it does manifest into something more than just me painting peoples faces!

Here are two Valentines Day makeup ideas!
valentines_day_makeup_looksMakeup on Left:

Complexion: Tarte primer. Makeup Forever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation. Cle de Peau Beaute Concealer in Almond. Guerlain pressed powder in Medium. Guerlain Terracotta bronzer #4 (on forehead and neck.) The Sculpting Powder from Kevyn Aucoin to contour using MAC 217 Blending eyeshadow brush to apply under cheekbones and down sides of the nose. Blush is Glisten from Tarte. Illuminator (top of cheekbone) is Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder in Brilliant.

Eyes: Urban Decay Primer Potion. MAC Eyeshadows in Cranberry, Carbon and Jest. Chanel Eyeliner. Guerlain Cils D’Enfer Mascara in Noir. Lancome Ultra Precision Brow Pencil in Blonde.  False lashes are House of Lashes in Boudoir. 

Lips: Urban Decay Lip Liner in Blackmail (lining 2/3 of my lips.) Bite Bright Red lipstick. Bobbi Brown Crystal Gloss. 

Makeup on Right:

Complexion: Tarte primer. Makeup Forever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation. Cle de Peau Beaute Concealer in Almond. Guerlain pressed powder in Medium. Guerlain Terracotta bronzer #4 (on forehead and neck.) The Sculpting Powder from Kevyn Aucoin to contour using MAC 217 Blending eyeshadow brush to apply under cheekbones and down sides of the nose. Blush is Blushing Bride from Tarte. Illuminator (top of cheekbone) is Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder in Brilliant (I added a pinker blush and more illuminator for this look.)

Eyes: Urban Decay Primer Potion. MAC Eyeshadows in Amber Lights and Saddle. Chanel Eyeliner. Guerlain Cils D’Enfer Mascara in Noir. Lancome Ultra Precision Brow Pencil in Blonde. False lashes are House of Lashes in Siren on top, and Ardell mini’s on bottom. 

Lips: Urban Decay Lip Liner in Turn On. MAC Angel Lipstick. NYX Butter Gloss in Merengue. 

 

The Prettiest Bridals

These are some of my favorite bridal photos I’ve ever seen. bridal_makeup_wedding_makeup_glammakeup_for_brides_wedding_makeup_artistbarbie_bridal-makeupAnd Camilla Binks Photography is a genius. I LOVE that she had Jessica take her hair out and the end to switch it up. So hot. richard_kid_history_married_wedding_richard_sharrah
And might I mention that Jessica my client, is literally a princess. At Disney World. And she married the ever so talented actor Richard Sharrah (YouTube sensation Kid History.)  Don’t feel weird staring at them ’cause they’re so good looking. I’m sure everybody does. richard_kidhistory_wedding_jessica_photoswinter_bridal_makeup_hairwedding_hairstyles_bridal_halfup_blondebridal_makeup_trends_vivianmakeupartistEyes

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Thanks for reading you guys <3

Spray Tanner

Hey guys! I’m so excited to be blogging! Today I want to talk about one of my favorite things, self tanner.

Janae (an amazing videographer) wanted to have a little more color for her engagement photos (she felt like after they’re edited and brightened it would look better, especially since her fiance is so tan.)makeup_for_red_headsNot gonna lie, I kind of love her natural skin tone. I feel like the contrast with her hair looks drop dead gorgeous and striking. But I do like her tan as well, it gives kind of a warm sexy vibe.

My favorite self tanner lately has been the Rodial Airbrush Tan . It’s a self tanner and it also gives a lot of color instantly. It comes out as a fine mist spray.

Just a pointer, be aware of your surroundings when you spray this. If you want to do a few coats you can either spray it in the shower or throw on a tank top and endure the frigid outdoors for 30 seconds while you spray it. I also like the Tomas spray tan but the last couple of cans I’ve gotten have kind of splattered when I spray it. It still works you just have to blend it out with a tanning mit or big buffing brush.

I LOVE spray tans and self tanners. The only things I don’t love about them is the after-the-tan-starts-to-develop smell (the Rodial however, doesn’t get this really) and when the self tan get’s messed up.

Please excuse the awkwardness (and low quality) of this photo, it was taken on my phone. But I HAD to show it. tan_handsThis was taken on the same day (I think the black-ness of my skirt threw off the coloring of my hand in the left photo. Believe me, my hand was tan and the messed up thumb area, was even worse and darker in person!)  I had gotten a professional spray tan and then gone to sleep, only to discover when I woke up that I had badly messed up my hand (I think I laid my hand on my chest? Or maybe coated my thumb when I was getting dressed right after the tan. Either way, it was bad.) The photo on the left was after soaking and scrubbing all morning! It would NOT come off.

The photo on the right, was after using a damp Magic Eraser to remove the self tanner stain! (don’t rub TOO aggressively, it will give you like a baby rug burn if you get too excited!) After I tried everything to get it off, I finally contacted Amanda from Bella Airbrush Tanning. She came to the rescue with this self tanning mess up fix it trick!

Last but not least, if you like self tanners but can’t handle the smell, definitely try Xen Tan Scent Secure. I’ve gone through 3 bottles over the last couple of years and LOVE it.

 

Holiday hair and makeup

As I’m sure you guys can tell by the frequency of my Jessa posts, I am stoked anytime I get to do hair and makeup on her. She needed a festive holiday makeup look and wanted to do something fun and different with her hair. jessa_holidayjessa_holiday_makeupjessa_hair_holiday_makeup

Complexion: Temptu airbrush (from this kit I used the foundation, the bronzer and contour, and the highlighter.) Blush is Tarte Glisten, and the brush I put it on with is this one.  Concealer is Cle de Peau in Almond and I use this brush. Setting powder is Guerlain in Medium (I’ve been using the pressed and loose powders from Guerlain and love them both. I use this brush.)

Eyes: Anti-aging eyeshadow base,  MAC eyeshadows in Omega and Woodwinked. Chanel eyeliner on top, Tarte Inner Rim nude on lower. Her brows are Lancome Taupe pencil.  Her lashes are Kiss Demi Wispies. Mascara is Hypnose Doll Lashes. 

Let talk about lips.  I typically just tell you guys the colors I use on people, but as it’s getting cold and peoples lips are drying out, I’m finding that some of the occasional lip luxury’s are becoming more like lip must-do-all-the-time’s, otherwise the lip color looks crackly and dry.  I use this Bite Agave Lip mask like, all the time. Use it like you would a chapstick. It’s more luxurious than a normal chapstick though 😉 I also use it on my cuticles.

For super dry lips I’ll put on the Bite, let it sit for a little while, then use this Sugar Lip Polish.

 Color on her lips is Urban Decay Blackmail liner and Bite Kir Royal and Bite fruit gloss in Candy Apple Red.  For precision, you can apply color with a lip brush.

There’s also this Lip set  that has some great stuff in it. I have the full size Pomegranate color, the mask, and the wipes and I LOVE them all.

Hair: Curled it all with my Sultra 1 inch. 

 

Used Oribe Superfine hairspray

I used this comb to backcomb and the roots

And these pins. 

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