Prom makeup and Dresses! How to make a Dream come true!!

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Girls, Ladies, this is your time of year! A time for having fun with friends and being glamorous. Here are a few Hollywood Teens to take makeup and style nods from:

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Start with finding the perfect dress. I suggest you check out this wonderful website with some of the most AMAZING PROM FASHIONS at the BEST prices! www.victoriasdress.co.uk (we're not related but I'd love to be).
Don't be confused by the pricing, the price is listed in English Pounds but is easily translated into US Dollars. They will even customize a PROM DRESSaccording to your measurements (check sizing chart for European compared to US sizes). When you see these dresses you will die! They are SO gorgeous!!! And the prices are so low, it’s worth the wait! Here’s some of my faves:
http://www.victoriasdress.co.uk/a-line-straps-chiffon-pearl-pink-long-prom-dresses-evening-dress-with-beading-fc001.html
http://www.victoriasdress.co.uk/sheath-column-v-neck-chiffon-watermelon-long-prom-dresses-evening-dress-with-beading-ausaeb0102.html
Once you find your dream dress, style the makeup and hair around that.
A great dress doesn’t need a lot of accessories and jewelry, but nice earrings and a handbag that compliments the dress will pull it all together.
Notice Selena Gomez keeps the makeup simple and neutral, heavy on the lashes. She’s wearing a set of thick falsies which is a great accent at an evening event. For soft rose shimmery tones on the eyes try Urban Decays Naked 3 Palette! To make your lip color last, smooth a layer of Stila lip Tint before making the lips glossy and nude shimmery, like with Butter of London’s LIPPY SHIMMERS in pink, peach, or gold tones. Next, dance like Cinderella and enjoy!

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Post oscar wrap up!

Hollywoods most glamorous day of the year is always accompanied by fun makeup! My clients went to the red carpet viewing party, “Night of 100 Stars” at The always fabulous Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills on Oscar sunday, March 2.

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Here we have actress Stacey Brumbaugh and Producer/actress Kayla Tabish after I did their makeup at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. I used Elementwo airbrush foundation for a dewy yet waterproof finish, airbrush blush and contour also Elementwo (www.elementwo.com) and Stilas magnificent metals foil finish eye shadow in metallic pixie dust over Urban Decays Naked Palette(#1). I lined the inner rim of the eyes with Pop Beauty’s vegan inliner blue and inliner black (ulta.com). Don’t forget the perfect concealer-IT Cosmetics “Bye Bye Undereye”. Love!!!!!!

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Hairstylist Lindsay Wojewuczki let me touch her up for the party too!

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Everyone impressed in their gorgeous gowns. Kayla graced the scene in a beautiful Baldono gown, and Stacey wore an original Pamela Rowland to the gala event! These ladies will be starring and co-starring in a movie with Malcolm McDowell this year called “Zero Day” shooting this summer!

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No more acne!!!-For Southern California and other Dry Climates

Everyday people ask me, “Why am I breaking out?” This seems to be the number one question from my actors, models, and many other clients. 95% of the time I find out that they’re not moisturizing correctly, Not moisturizing at all, or they are under moisturizing. They think that moisturizer will “break me out “. This couldn’t be farther from the truth.

In a dry and hot climate like Southern California, Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico the number one cause of acne is DEHYDRATION. Your skin creates extra oil when its water levels are low which causes you to break out because the oil collects on the face and attaches itself to dirt and Bacteria, trapping them in the pores and clogging them turning them into acne. Using a lightweight, oil free Moisturizer or Water-gel can make everything go away. Let me explain.

DRY Skin Creates Oily Skin!!!! For some reason, mostly a result of marketing by major skincare companies and make up companies as well as many dermatologists, people tend to believe that Moisturizers are “BAD” if they have oily skin. Actually the truth is the exact opposite: The reality is that your skin has to be completely hydrated-about 72 to 80% full of water in order to be pH balanced, meaning normal. If you don’t moisturize or if you dry your skin out with acne products, antiacne treatments, Proactive, Clearasil, Clean and Clear, antibiotics, Retinols, and Anything with Benzoyl peroxide or alcohol, skin will fight you back by shooting out more oil creating more acne. It’s a terrible cycle to get stuck in, but you can fix it!

What to use for moisturizer??? My favorite is a big scoop of ALBA oil free green tea and aloe moisturizer, only $14.99 at Target! I say a big scoop because you can’t just dot it on, use a generous scoop and let it soak in for a minute, filling up that skin with the water it needs to stay soft and dry and not get oily. Another really great one is “take a deep breath” by Philosophy. I’m not a fan of hope in a jar think it’s too heavy for a lot of people, but this new blue oxygen Water gelis amazing give it a try! Remember to give your skin about three to five minutes to soak up a big chunk of moisturizer, you’ll be happy you did because your skin will stay nicer throughout the day.

Stay away from drugstore products like Oil of Olay, Neutrogena, users and the like. What’s wrong with them? Well they have waxes and heavy fillers that tend to clog your skin as well, not to mention some of these products contain or have contained toxic preservatives like parabens, BHT, and formaldehyde. Just because it says oil free it doesn’t always mean it’s the best. Stick to lightweight water gels and organic products For the best result. There are even organic labeled products that contain parabens so make sure you read the label.

Your skin should always feel damp and comfortable, never tight and dry before you put on makeup. Then top that with a dime size drop of Pop Beauty’s Face Magnet Primer with caffeine to shrink up those pores, keeping oil and dirt out ($26 at Ulta and Ulta.com) and you’re ready for gorgeous looking makeup application!

Love, Victoria:)

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