Video: Two Easy Makeup Looks

When I was younger I used to spend hours daydreaming about doing makeup. I’m pretty sure that’s what consumed my thoughts on the majority of the 1 1/2 hour (each way) bus ride I had to and from school. I remember sitting with my knees propped up against the back of the seat in front of me, keeping a low profile so I could just stare out the bus window pretending I was off doing makeup somewhere fabulous, maybe Paris. I remember picturing myself doing all sorts of fabulous makeup jobs and then making short little videos making it easier for more people to know fun ways to do their makeup.

Since these day dreams started about 14 years ago when there was no youtube, I put the thoughts in the back of my mind and began chasing different parts of my little makeup artist dreams. Now that I’m grown up and have gotten to do a lot of the jobs I used to daydream about I am excited to have finally made one of my first makeup videos.  I wasn’t in Paris when I made the video, but I used some products that are from there, and that’s good enough for me! 😉

I was lucky to be able to do makeup for this video on someone that I love hanging out with. Monica is a model professionally but I am considering having her be my video side kick professionally instead.

This video shows two easy makeup looks that look good in person and also on camera. It also shows how the makeup looks in different kinds of lighting. I really hope you like it!

To make it easier to figure out what I used I’m going to put the time next to a product list for you guys for this video. (I wanted to demo several options of things you can use to get a simple look quickly, don’t get overwhelmed some of the products on the list are duplicates and I will also be doing videos using fewer products.)

:30 Lancome La Base foundation primer
:32 Blend excess primer into skin with a beauty blender
:34 Apply Lancome Teint Miracle foundation using a foundation brush 
:39 With MAC brush 252  apply Lancome concealer in Ivoire for extra coverage
:47 Using brush by Make Up Forever apply cream contour
:49 Using MAC brush 242 apply same Lancome concealer to highlight
:59 Apply same cream contour under cheekbones using  Sigma brush F64
1:02 Using Make Up Forever brush 128 apply Laura Mercier powder
1:05 Using Make Up Forever brush 106 apply Tarte blush in Fearless
1:08 Using MAC lip brush apply Bite lip mask  then fill in lips with Urban Decay lip liner in Obsessed then add gloss
1:16 Apply MAC eyeshadow in Vanilla and Wedge then blend
1:25 Line with Marc Jacobs Gel Eye Crayon  then use MAC brush 266 for detailed lining
1:36 Apply Lancome Hypnose mascara
1:39 Define brows using Lancome brow pencil in Sable and use Anastasia brow brush with the pencil for lighter application
2:02 Add MAC eyeshadow in Embark using Tom Ford eyeliner brush and Laura Mercier crease brush  
2:07 Apply Ardell Wispies
2:14 Secure lashes by tapping MAC eyeshadow in Carbon using Lancome dual ended brush 
2:18 Intensify eyeliner using same Marc Jacobs Gel Eye Crayon 
2:22 Using Urban Decay brush (similar found here) apply Laura Mercier shimmer in Peach Mosaic
2:25 Apply Urban Decay lip liners in Native and Nude2
2:33 Highlight outside of lip line using same concealer and Hourglass concealer brush

And that random glove that looks like a blue Gumby is used to help wash your brushes. It entertains me, clearly. 😀

2017-07-14T15:43:38+00:00 August 1st, 2014|Makeup, Videos|14 Comments


  1. Cindy October 15, 2014 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    Love the corresponding products and when you use them in the video. So helpful!!

    • Vivian October 16, 2014 at 7:18 pm - Reply

      Oh good! I’m really glad it’s helpful. More videos are on their way!

  2. Dawn October 19, 2014 at 10:31 pm - Reply

    I’m in love with this video!

  3. Katie November 4, 2014 at 8:35 pm - Reply

    Hi Vivian,
    This isn’t all that related to your video here. But, I’m guessing you must have a train case… I’m in the market for one and I’m wondering which one you uses. I’m looking for something durable and easy to travel with. I also do hair, make-up and nails and am starting to do some traveling. I hope to hear back from you!

    • Vivian November 12, 2014 at 10:31 am - Reply

      Hi! From my research these are the best for travel. I don’t own one, but I probably should!

  4. Samantha November 14, 2014 at 1:15 pm - Reply

    Love the video! I love seeing Lancome used more often, love their eyebrow pencil. And you color matched me at Maskcara’s booth, you’re a doll. In five seconds I looked presentable to the world, lol. Thank you!

  5. Samantha November 14, 2014 at 1:17 pm - Reply

    Love the video and I love the use of Lancome products. I am a HUGE fan of their eyebrow pencil so it’s nice to see it get some love. You color matched me at Maskcara’s booth and I just wanted to say thank you. You were incredibly kind, especially with my son bumping into us, and you made me look presentable to the world in about five seconds. Thank you!

    • Vivian November 14, 2014 at 6:43 pm - Reply

      It was such a pleasure meeting you! And I love Lancome’s brow pencil! Often I’ll apply it with a damp angled brush, just to make it last longer haha.

  6. Hannah Ingram December 18, 2014 at 12:47 am - Reply

    you should definitely make more videos! I could watch hours and hours of videos done by you!

    • Vivian December 20, 2014 at 11:33 pm - Reply

      Great to hear! Ok I will keep them coming!

  7. Lisa January 6, 2015 at 7:37 pm - Reply

    I love this video. It is so well done. I just kept thinking I need a make up course from you. You make applying make up look so natural and easy. This whole video concept from a natural look to bumping it up is so great!

  8. kaylee March 31, 2015 at 10:45 am - Reply

    Please make more videos! This one is SO perfect and beautiful. You are so talented 🙂

    • Vivian March 31, 2015 at 9:25 pm - Reply

      Thank you thank you! Any video requests?

  9. kathia matos December 22, 2016 at 6:15 pm - Reply

    waoooo,i love ittttt is perfect!!!!

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