Flamingo Halloween Makeup

This flamingo makeup was inspired by Jessa’s love for flamingo’s ūüôā I loved this halloween flamingo makeup look on her that we did last year.

I used this palette and it’s ON SALE Urban Decay¬†(I use it all the time but for this look I used the pink and orange.)

I used eyeliners:

Lancome Artliner Noir

Urban Decay Yeyo

Urban Decay Glamrock and/or Distortion glitter liners

Bobbi Brown blush in Berry

And you can just use the edge of a sheet of paper to create a straight line. As far as Halloween makeup goes, I feel like this is a pretty easy look to do.

I wanted to do a different spin on the typical flamingo makeup look. It’s like a¬†coachella styled flamingo¬†haha.

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Jessa’s gorgeous and halloween makeup is so fun to do.

2017-10-23T23:57:06+00:00 October 21st, 2017|Makeup, Recent Makeup Jobs|0 Comments

Featured on Free People

These photos are just dreamy. I can’t believe it’s been two years! I thought I’d revisit them, since they’re so so pretty. Scroll down a little for details on this look.¬†fishtail_braid_makeup_freepeoplefishtail_freepeoplefree_people_makeupfreepeople_hairfreepeople_makeup_jewelryfree_people_hairfreepeople_makeupHere’s what I used on her:

Complexion:  Temptu s/b foundation OR non-airbrush foundation recommendation Teint Miracle, Laura Mercier Concealer #3, TheBalm bronzer,  MAC blush in Fleur Power

Eyes:Urban Decay eyeshadow base, MAC eyeshadows in Rice Paper, Amber Lights and Embark, Hourglass Mechanical Gel Eyeliner,  L’Oreal Voluminous mascara, Benefit Gimme Brow in Light ,Ardell Wispies

Lips: Bite Agave Lip Mask,Urban Decay lip liner in Naked, Giorgio Armani lipstick in #102 Essenza
freepeople_utah_mountainsOh Utah, you sure are beautiful.

You may remember from my last post that Free People featured images from this shoot on their blog and on their main instagram, which is so rad.

Photographer Tyson French website and instagram

Model Zoe Lazerson

2017-07-14T15:42:59+00:00 September 23rd, 2016|About, Hair, Makeup, Recent Makeup Jobs|4 Comments

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



Thanks for reading you guys <3

2017-07-14T15:43:02+00:00 January 14th, 2016|Hair, Makeup, Recent Makeup Jobs|0 Comments

Recent Jobs

In a perfectly perfect world I would be able to take clients all day everyday AND be able to post all the details about each and every one of them.  I love being able to share things via the world wide web and I also love the in person one on one interactions I get working as a full time makeup artist.

Sometimes I wish sleep wasn’t a necessity. I’d have so much more time.

I’ve got some great informative posts to come, and for the meantime I wanted to share some photos from some of the jobs I’ve been working on.

From a shoot with Miss Utah USA, Nicol Powell.missutah_vivianmakeupartist_nicolpowell_webAnd Miss Utah Teen USA, Brooke Skabelund….and birdmissutahteen_vivianmakeupartist_webPhotos by Michael Angelo Photography

I’ve had the honor of getting celebrity Lindsay Arnold (from Dancing With The Stars) ready several times. She just got hitched and the details are being featured all over in the media! Including People magazine, Us Weekly and also here on Entertainment Tonight.¬†¬†celebrity_makeup_artist_wedding_lindsay_arnold

Photo by Jessica Janae.

I can’t emphasize enough how big of a sweetheart she is. Which to me is the most beautiful thing.

2017-07-14T15:43:09+00:00 June 25th, 2015|About, Hair, Makeup, Recent Makeup Jobs|2 Comments

The glow

I’ve recently been obsessed with finding the perfect products that will make your skin glow like a letter on Wheel of Fortune…here they are:

Powder Illuminator: Laura Geller Gilded Honey gives the look of mega shine and is the perfect light golden color. I use this Charlotte Tilbury brush to apply it.

Liquid Illuminator:¬†Benefit Sun Beam¬†gives a radiant look and is a gorgeous golden bronze tone. I love that it dries, sets and doesn’t slide around on my face like a lot of liquid illuminators sometimes do. I apply it with¬†this Lancome foundation brush.

Body Illuminator:  Charlotte Tilbury Super Model Body is the perfect subtle sheen for your body and looks gorgeous in photos. For a more budget-friendly option, I love Gleam (it dries and stays put too.) I like to apply body illuminators using this brush.

Ahhhh summer…..so wonderful. Love these photos taken by Jason Mize of Jeff and I when I was on a job in the Bahamas a few weeks ago.¬†la bougainvillea wedding elutherabahamasJeffandVivian_webHave a lovely weekend everyone! xoxo

2017-07-14T15:43:10+00:00 June 19th, 2015|Makeup, Recent Makeup Jobs|0 Comments

Makenna Makeup

The first time I did makeup on Makenna Alyse it was for one of her performances (she’s a dancer for the Utah Jazz) and we couldn’t stop talking the entire time. I’ve been lucky to work with her several times since and felt honored that I got her ready for her engagement photos, bridals, and wedding day. She’s a beauty and I think her and Aaron are perfect together!makenna_alyse_makeupHere are the details on her look:

Complexion: Temptu s/b foundation (non-airbrush foundation recommendation Teint Miracle,) Cle de Peau concealer in Beige, TheBalm bronzer,  Tarte Blush in Blushing Bride,

Eyes:  Urban Decay eyeshadow base, MAC eyeshadow in Saddle, Bronze, Carbon, and Rice Paper, Chanel liquid eyeliner on top in Noir, Tarte Inner Rim liner, Lancome Definicils mascara in waterproof black, Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade in Blonde using Anastasia angled brow brush.

Lips: Urban Decay lip liner in Naked 2, Lancome lipstick in Coral in Love, Yves Saint Laurent gloss in Rose Orfevrewedding_makeup_makennaTo achieve this look for hair I recommend a 1.5 inch curling iron, I love my Sultra Bombshell.

Congratulations Makenna and Aaron! makenna_engagementsPhotos by Jessica Janae

Sultra Bombshell 1.5in Rod Curling Iron

‘The Bombshell‚ĄĘ’ 1.5-Inch Rod Curling Iron

2017-07-14T15:43:30+00:00 October 23rd, 2014|Hair, Makeup, Recent Makeup Jobs|2 Comments

Makeup on Emmy

I always get extra excited when a photographer asks me to get them ready. I’m not sure why specifically, but I sure love it. Probably because they’re always working so hard to make others look and feel good in photos, and I feel like they deserve a turn to feel pretty.

For Emmy’s look I wanted something that would go with her personality, sassy and sweet. She rocked this!


The products I used:

Complexion-Temptu airbrush foundation, Laura Mercier concealer, Temptu airbrush bronzer, and Tarte blush.

Eyes-  Urban Decay primer, MAC eyeshadows in Vanilla,  Wedge and Bronze. Chanel liquid eyeliner on top, MAC eyeshadow in Carbon on lower lash line and Tarte inner rim liner.  Lancome pencil Sable for her brows and her lashes are wispies.

Lips- MAC Russian Red lipstick with Lancome Mauvelle lip liner.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAEmmy is darling, isn’t she?


2017-07-14T15:43:35+00:00 September 16th, 2014|Makeup, Recent Makeup Jobs, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Simply Sadie Jane’s Makeup

I’ve done makeup on Sadie¬†(a lifestyle blogger)¬†a few times and we always have fun together. ¬†She told me that when¬†she posted a photo after I did her makeup, she got tons of compliments and questions asking about the makeup. Of course that always makes me feel good ūüėÄ . We decided it would be helpful to post some details about it.

Before photo¬†‚Üď


After photo¬†‚Üď


Before and after photos taken by Ty French 

Here is a list of the products I used on her:

Complexion: Temptu s/b Foundation, Cinema Secrets to contour in #1, Laura Mercier Secret Concealer,Bobbi Brown Bronzer in dark, Tarte Cheek Stain in Blushing Bride.

Eyes: Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer, Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette,  Stila Liquid Eyeliner, Tarte Inner Rim Liner, Pixie Luxe House of Lashes  Anastasia Brow Pen and Anastasia Brow Set.

Lips: Chanel lip liner in Spice, Chanel gloss in Seashell.

I love this photo of her taken by Travis J Photography ‚Üď


I hope this is useful! Come back and visit for ongoing tips and tricks.

2017-07-14T15:43:36+00:00 August 31st, 2014|Makeup, Recent Makeup Jobs, Uncategorized|0 Comments