My favorite thing about my job has to be the people. I get to be around all kinds of super rad wonderful people, and I also love having the opportunity to share in their laughter and special moments.

I first met one of those super rad wonderful people — Makenna — when I was doing makeup for the Utah Jazz Dancers, ’cause she was one of them! I had the chance to do her makeup on her wedding day, and I was so excited to see her and her brand new hubs, Aaron. They had just gotten married (literally 20 minutes before they stopped by my studio), and I was doing a touch up on Makenna’s makeup. I asked her how it felt to be a Mrs., and then I went to ask Aaron how it felt to be a Mr…

…and then I realized, what a dumb question! His name hasn’t changed! 😆 Aarons immediate response was hysterical. He responded with the quit wit of a Brit (did I mention he has a British accent? ) jokingly laughing “My name DID change. It changed from Mister to Master.”  What a character!

For her hair:I used my Sultra ‘The Bombshell’ 1.5-Inch Curling Iron and Kenra 25 Hairspray.
Complexion: Temptu (non airbrush recommendation for medium coverage Lancome Teint Miracle,Cle de Peau concealer in Beige using Hourglass Concealer Brush, 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, Lashes Demi Wispies.

Lips:  Urban Decay lip liner in Naked 2, Lancome lipstick in Coral in Love, Yves Saint Laurent gloss in Rose Orfevre.

2017-07-14T15:43:06+00:00 November 9th, 2015|Hair, Makeup, Uncategorized|1 Comment



Complexion: Temptu, Cle de Peau Beaute Concealer in Almond,  Guerlain ‘Les Voilettes’ Translucent Loose Powder Mattifying Veil, Tarte cheek stain in Flush, Benefit Cosmetics High Beam Liquid Face Highlighter, KEVYN AUCOIN The Sculpting Powder Medium,

Eyes: Urban Decay Anti-Aging Eyeshadow Primer Potion, MAC eyeshadow in Nocturnelle (purple), Bronze and Ricepaper (highlight), CHANEL LIGNE GRAPHIQUE DE CHANELLiquid Eyeliner Intensity Definition, Lancome ‘Le Crayon Khol’ EyeLiner in BlancLancome ‘Hypnose Doll Lashes’ Mascara – So Black!, House of Lashes in Siren, Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz Taupe.

LipsURBAN DECAY 24/7 GLIDE-ON LIP PENCIL in Turn on, YVES SAINT LAURENT ‘ROUGE VOLUPTE’ LIPSTICK in 007 Lingerie Pink (cool tone creamy baby pink color.)

b11Brittany was doing bridals and had a really cool sense of style. Can’t wait to see more photos from her shoot!


2017-07-14T15:43:06+00:00 October 21st, 2015|Makeup|0 Comments


destiny_September2015_websIsn’t Destiny just beautiful?

If you’ve ever been on my blog before you know I often use the Temptu S/B formula. As I try to explain to people how to use it, I am realizing that it may be more of a professional product because you have to deal with opening several different bottles and cleaning between every color, basically it takes longer. Most day’s I don’t even take the time to do it on myself. BUT Temptu has a new way to airbrush that is SO MUCH easier, and you just use this little machine shown in the photo from Temptu below.I’ve had the Airpods (the foundation that is used along with the little machine,) for a while but the machine I used with them has cords and is bigger. (If you’re dying to know it’s this one here 😉 )

SO to get Destiny’s look I’d recommend going with a foundation like Lancome Teint Miracle or for the airbrush option the Temptu. Love these little pods!

The Guerlain bronzer in 08 works great to contour for medium-deep skin tones. All of their bronzers are great. Her concealer is Laura Mercier Secret . Blush is Tarte Blushing Bride and I used Guerlain ‘Les Voilettes’ Translucent Loose Powder Mattifying Veil and her illuminator is Laura Gellar Gilded Honey.destiny_September2015_webs

On her eyes: Urban Decay Anti-Aging Eyeshadow Primer Potion, MAC eyeshadows in Saddle, Bronze and Ricepaper (classic fav’s,) Tarte inner rim liner,  and Nars Eye Paint in Black Valley  using the Bobbi Brown liner brush to apply. Hypnose Doll Lashes mascara on lower. Lashes are Siren from House of Lashes.  Brows are MAC Brun.

On her lips: Dolce&Gabbana BonBon and Chanel Sweet Beige gloss.  I applied the lipstick, then gloss then a little more lipstick.


2017-07-14T15:43:06+00:00 October 14th, 2015|Makeup, Uncategorized|8 Comments

Freckles are Friends

I think freckles are adorable and people that have them always have added liveliness to their skin. It’s kind of like having permanent blush or a semi-tan! I like to use products with a natural finish to brighten up certain areas of the face on people with freckles, allowing the natural dimension of the freckles to show through. vivianmakeupartistHere’s what I used:

Complexion: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in Nude, Tarte concealer in Light Sand, Laura Mercier Shimmer Bloc in Peach Mosaic to illuminate inner corners of eyes, center of nose, and above lips, Tarte Cheek Stain in Blushing Bride, Maskcara Cosmetics to contour in Stone

Eyes: Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer, MAC Eyeshadows in Bronze and Carbon, Stila Liquid Eyeliner,  Short Flare False Lashes and Lancome brow pencil in Taupe.

Lips: Urban Decay lip liner in Obsessed, Bite Lip Mask in Champagne.

vivianmakeupartist_jessicaJanaePhoto by Jessica Janae Photography

2017-07-14T15:43:26+00:00 December 26th, 2014|Makeup, Uncategorized|0 Comments