Holiday Makeup Deluxe

Take your holiday look up a notch by adding a bold lip. Follow the steps in my last post and then just add a few more details to get this extra glam holiday makeup look. holiday_makeupholidaymakeupHer lip color is MAC Russian Red and Lancome Mauvelle liner. I added some mini flares to her lower lashes and her top lashes are Flutter Lashes.  Keep your lips matte finish for a durable, velvety look—or gloss them up! Whichever you prefer! I added my favorite go-to Bobbi Brown gloss. This stuff is amazing for photos. holiday_makeup_lookvivianmakeupartistHere’s a little recap! holiday_makeup_look_vivianmakeupartist

Holiday Makeup Look

I don’t actually watch runway fashion shows terribly often, but when I do I sometimes think “Well, ya, of COURSE they can wear that, they can wear anything and it would probably look good on them. But I don’t look like them and I don’t have a million dollars to spend to play dress up.” The photos below may seem like I am giving you the makeup version of the runway show experience since Marina is so beautiful, but hear me out! You can probably achieve a similar look using mostly products you already own. The only thing I had to purchase for this was the one shade of super duper sparkly eyeshadow.

step_1Apply foundation primer (lately I’ve been liking Tarte’s.) Then foundation and bronzer.  Apply a lip hydrator (I’m obsessed with Bite’s lip mask! I use it on my cuticles too.) Apply eyeshadow primer and fill in your browsstep_2Then use a light brown eyeshadow on the crease and under the lower lash line. Wing it out and connect them together! I used Wedge by MAC.  The brush I used to apply and to blend for this was the Tom Ford Blend brush.  Since I’m a professional makeup artist and I’m doing makeup around the clock, I tend to invest more in brushes and things that will save me time, and this brush does. But for this any fluffy shadow brush with do.  I also like the MAC Fluff Brush. step_3Ok now for the fun part, sparkly eyeshadow!!!! I used Vintage Black Gold and there’s a quick video showing how to use it here. I applied it with this brush thing shown in the photo above, but I haven’t used it again since so I’d probably just apply it with your finger or a multitasking synthetic bristled brush like this one here.  I lined the lower inner rim with Lancome’s Blanc eyeliner but really any white khol eyeliner would probably work.step_4Apply mascara, Hypnose is a favorite of mine. Add your favorite light lip color, here I used Buxom White Russian.  *Optional, add top eyeliner and some lashes. For this look I used Ardell’s #205.

Photos by Jordyn Willey


Photo Makeup

People will often say to me “Well, I know for photos I need to just wear a lot more makeup.” Which is true—-kind of. You don’t want to just pile on a lot more of exactly what you do everyday, you want to wear makeup that gives the right dimensions. You know all that highlighting and contouring buzz that’s going around? That’s what I’m talking about. In real life, people are seeing you in 3D. A photo is 2D, so adding in flattering dimension can make all the difference.

Fitness extraordinaire Samantha Leete hired me to get her ready for her wedding and we had a blast together! We’ve worked together several times since and in the photo below I am showing on the left just an everyday makeup look. It’s one color of foundation all over the face, and on the right is photo ready makeup.  samantha_leeteSo the main thing I implemented for Samantha’s makeup in the right photo, is highlighting and contouring.

Complexion: Temptu s/b foundation (non-airbrush foundation recommendation Teint Miracle,) Laura Mercier Concealer #3,  Bobbi Brown Bronzer in Elvis Duran, Tarte Cheek Stain in Tipsy , Illuminator is High Beam by Benefit, and for everyday contour I recommend Maskcara Cosmetics (new formula available on Black Friday!) and for the advanced makeup-ess or professional MUA I recommend MUD.

Eyes: Urban Decay eyeshadow base, MAC eyeshadow in Bronze, Carbon, and Rice Paper, Chanel liquid eyeliner on top in NoirTarte Inner Rim liner, Lancome Hypnose mascara, Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade in Blonde 

Lips: Urban Decay lip liner in Naked 2,  Chanel gloss in Seashell

And her hair……….it’s just naturally shiny and beautiful.

Photo by Jessa Kae