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Holiday Hair and Makeup


I often have a hard time deciding if I want to look fancy, or if I want to go with the “messy” or boho look. I feel like this look on Jessa conquers both!

I call this lip formula a “washable waterproof.” It stays put but it also wears off fairly nicely (like it goes from a deep dark color then softens out to almost like an ombre lip throughout the day,) and then comes off when you want it to.

It’s two lip liners.

URBAN DECAY Blackmail  and


I lined the inside 2/3 of her lips with Venom then with more precision lined the outside with Blackmail then overlapped the colors so they’d blend together.

You will need a sharpener for these.

Grind House.

I like this sharpener because there’s a cover for the blade part so when the product gets stuck in the edges of the sharpener you can cover it so it doesn’t end up all over the rest of my stuff. It’s the little things 🙂

The highlight/glitter on the inner corner of her eye is


Illuminator skin glowy goodness (mostly you can see it on the tip of her nose) is

Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel 

I’ve been testing out all sorts of foundations lately (I’d love to hear what you love!) On Jessakae I ended up using La Mer Foundation and mixing it with a touch of Double Wear  (for a more natural look with some staying power.) fishtail_braid_holidayhair_vivianmakeupartistholiday_makeup_hair_updo_side_fishtail

Clothes are from http://www.shopjessakae.com/


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

By | September 23rd, 2016|Categories: About, Hair, Makeup, Recent Makeup Jobs|4 Comments

Peachy Makeup Goodness


I once had a client that was trying to get me to go on a date with this guy by pitching to me how incredibly hot he was. My friend Adriana who was working with me that day, interjected saying “Vivian mostly cares if he’s hot on the inside.”   Well that same night, Jeff (my husband) introduced me to someone as his girlfriend. He assumed that I already knew I was his girlfriend, (duh he said.) I guess it never crossed his mind to discuss it with me 😉 So no date for me with Mr. Hot. I was ok with it :-)Well, this is Nattalie and she is super hot on the inside. Her personality is as magnetic as her looks are, and I’m not fibbing.


Here are the links to the products I used to get this look.

*If it is helpful to know what products I use and you are interested in purchasing any of them, by purchasing them directly from the links provided I receive a small commission (sometimes only pennies, but hey!) Doing this will increase my ability to share more frequent tips and tricks on my blog and instagram.  Thank you, genuinely, for reading my blog and for your support.


MAC eyeshadows in Omega, Blanc Type and Brun. Brush 213, Brush 242,  and Brush 239.  Bobbi Brown eyeliner in Black Ink and Ultra Fine brush.  Lancome Hypnose mascara.  Urban Decay Waterline Eye Pencil in Legend and Bambi lashes . MAC Brun eyeshadow  for brows using MAC angel brush 266. 


Temptu foundation, contour and bronzer (can be used with airbush compressor or just applied with a brush like this It Cosmetics brush. )  Blush is Tarte Fearless, and concealer is Tarte Creaseless concealer in Light-Medium Sand (both have a dewey finish.)  Lips are Lancome Jeweled Pink lipstick  and Lancome O So Coral La Laque Fever gloss (this gloss stays on well.) Urban Decay Bang lip liner.

Photos by Ty Frenchspring_makeup_summer_makeup


By | April 5th, 2016|Categories: Hair, Makeup|Tags: |9 Comments