NYE With Michelle Money and Laced Hair

I had the pleasure of working along side Michelle Money on New Years Eve glamming up clients for the festive holiday! Michelle was doing hair (along with Laced Hair) and I was doing makeup. She is seriously so much fun!
vivianmakeupartist_michellemoneyIt is so very hard for me to take a serious picture…vivianmakeupartistnbrushHere is a list of the products I used on myself:

Complexion: Lancome Teint Miracle in Bisque 6, Laura Mercier Secret Concealer in #2.5, Bobbi Brown Bronzer in Dark, Stila convertible color Lip and Cheek in Peony, aaaaand I know it looks like I used an illuminator however I didn’t, I am just naturally glowy (aka I get oily and these pics were taken at the very end of the day. So free illumination for me! ;-) ) Brush in photo is It Cosmetics. 

Eyes: Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer, MAC Eyeshadows in order starting at lash line up to my brow-Carbon, Saddle, Bamboo, Blanc Type, Lancome Le Stylo eyeliner on top, bottom, and inner rim, Flutterlashes in Cami, Brow Wiz in Taupe.

Lips: Bobbi Brown lipstick in Beige Gold Shimmer,Urban Decay lip liner in Nude, Bite Agave lip mask.

Let me know if you guys have any questions about any of it!vivmakeupdetailsAnd a photo of Courtney, one of my sweet clients from that day

courtneyMeg Leg’s stopped by and it’s always a blast with hervivianmakeupartist_meglegsThe idea for this lovely event came from Lacy from Laced Hair. It was a good time!

vivianmakeupartist_lacedhairPhotos by Emmy Lowe Photo

Makeup in LA

A little bit about me. Growing up I always cared a lot about getting perfect grades so I could get a scholarship to a really good college. The turmoil started my senior year of high school when I knew in my heart that I wanted to move to Los Angeles to attend makeup school, instead of continuing my college education. My mind, and everyone around me, told me I should go to college because that’s the stable and wise thing to do. Considering my less-than-ideal family situation, I craved stability in my life, so looking back I’m surprised I didn’t take the stable route.  It’s interesting how the challenges in life that can cause pain and issues,  can also be what motivates and drives us. 10866216_10152627567133460_6507359322954562972_oSo at 17 (I was young for my grade) I graduated high school and had completed a couple of semesters of college, so I moved to Los Angeles to go to makeup design school. I was SO excited to conquer the world and I SO did not know what I was doing. I was determined though! I even slept in my car and showered at the 24 hr Fitness I had a membership to for a little while when I was in between places to live. (Teenagers out there I DO NOT RECOMMEND doing this! It is dangerous and scary and really UNCOMFORTABLE! 8-O

I loved living in the city and Makeup Designory was awesome. Eventually the nagging question of “well, should I go to college?” got to me and I moved to go to BYU. I love learning so I did that college thing for a while and then put my full force into my makeup biz.

Speaking of dreams….this cold weather is making me dream of a job I did around this time last year in Southern California. I could handle being there right about now!

beachymakeupbronzymakeupbeachmakeupvintagehairsummermakeuplooksModels Jen and Carly are so kind, and obviously stunning.

Shoot for Albion Fit

Photos by Jessica Janae Photography

Winging it

Winged eyeliner is all the rage right now! I’m seeing it everywhere!
vivianmakeupartist_wingedlinerAnd it’s the first thing on the list of The Best Makeup Trends For Spring 2015 along with several other spring makeup trends. My personal fav’s are the Brown-Eyed Girls (brown eyeshadow trend) and the Bare Minimum (barely wearing any makeup, makeup look.) What’s your favorite makeup look right now?

And of course, the winged eyeliner look. 
These photos are from a while ago and I didn’t even know winged liner was going to be such a thing! Maybe I’m telepathic and I knew it would be an upcoming trend!? Or maybe it’s just pretty so I did it…..

Photos taken by the darling Jessa Kae

And here’s what I used on beautiful Marina:

Complexion: Smashbox foundation primer, Lancome Teint Miracle foundationLaura Mercier Secret ConcealerBobbi Brown Bronzer in Natural, Chanel blush in Rose Bronze (the scent of Chanel’s blush is probably one of my favorite things in the world!) To highlight her cheeks I used Laura Mercier Peach Mosaic. 

Eyes: Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer, Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette, Chanel liquid eyeliner,  Tarte inner rim liner, Temptress lashes from House of Lashes, Brow Wiz in Taupe.

Lips: Myth lipstick, Naked 2 lip liner, Crystal gloss. 

Hair: 1.5″ curling wand from my fav curling iron brand Sultra, velcro rollers. 

One of my favorite beauties of all time rocking her wingsvivianmakeupartist_