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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How to Book Beautiful Bridal Makeup and Hair!

It’s that time again-Wedding Season!! And what better way to celebrate brides than a little “how to” choose what I think is the loveliest Hair and makeup that fits you and your personality:). SO many former Brides have come to me after their wedding (when someone else did it) and say that their makeup was way too heavy or didn’t fit their personality or that they had to re-do it themselves after a random makeup artist did their face without understanding them as a person….

1) ALWAYS DO A HAIR and MAKEUP TEST before your big day. That’s my recommendation. You don’t need surprises like that on your big day:)

2) ALWAYS make sure your Makeup or hair person understands what you like and don’t like. DONT BE AFRAID TO COMMUNICATE with them. It’s the only way you’ll get what you want.

3) BE REALISTIC! if your hair is shoulder length , don’t expect a hairstylist to be able to create some of the updos below unless you buy her some hair Extentions to put in.

4) KNOW YOUR FACE. If you see a picture of a celebrity and you expect a makeup artist to make you look exactly like her, you may be disappointed. Remember that every face, eye shape, eye color, nose, eyebrows, mouth, lips, cheek bones, etc are different, but an artist should get you close to the vibe you are going for. Again, if you hate black eyeliner, say so! She or he should be able to show you options.

5) HAVE A STYLE. If your wedding is out in the woods, try some nice golds and bronzes ( at your comfort level). If your Wedding has a vintage or retro theme, try a nice red lip and black cat eye to go with your classic surroundings.

6). RELAX!! This is YOUR day and you should feel,beautiful and happy. Don’t let hair and makeup be a stress factor. Let it be fun!! Once you are happy with your artist (s) in the trials, relax, sit back, have a mimosa, put on some happy music and ENJOY!

7). CALL ME FIRST! LOL I use only waterproof, skin-like airbrush makeup that looks really natural. And I guarantee my work and your satisfaction:). I’ve also got several excellent hair and makeup people in my arsenal who feel the same way, http://www.victoriarowe.com . We serve all of California, Vegas and beyond (travel fees may apply).

BE HAPPY AND BEAUTIFUL!!

XO
Victoria:)

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Airbrushing makeup foundation, bronzes, blush, and more!

Happy new year readers!!! I thought it would Cool to talk about airbrushing. I know that not many folks have access to it on a daily basis but I’m going to share a few jobs where I use airbrush makeup. The truth is, there is a company that is making it easier for consumers to use on a daily basis and that is element2beauty.com . This lightweight, compact little machine has most noticeably a UNIQUE GUN that uses water based OR silicone foundations AND DOESNT NEED TO BE CLEANED IN-BETWEEN USES!!! This us unheard of..it’s a true miracle.
I’ve ditched my big powerful compressors and I’ve been taking this one on ALL MY JOBS:). It’s so easy anyone can do it,
Here’s a recent job I used it on:

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Pop singer Zhavea

I used Elementwo (www.elementwo.com) foundation and blush and bronze shimmer with the element2beauty airbrush gun and compressor. (www.element2beauty.com)

It’s SO easy! Just pour a few drops of foundation into the gun, pull back on the button and make circles with the gun about 3 inches from your skin until you’re happy with the amount of coverage..Perfection!

She’s also wearing the original Urban Decay NAKED palette and gloss from Lorac in Mark mixed with gold pigment from Makeup Forever. Her black eyeliners are Pop Beauty’s Inliner black and My One Liner. She’s also wearing Lash Extentions Mascara from Pop Beauty.
BELLISSIMA! This life size photo cut out of Zhavea can be seen at SHOES FOR THE STARS on Melrose!!
Love her!!!

Xoxo-Victoria

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Emmy Week Makeup and Fun!!!

Wow! Last week was a whirlwind of parties, escorting actress clients around to gift parties, doing some great makeup, and meeting really awesome new people!
I started on Tuesday with Shotime actress Jennifer Elise Cox (Web Therapy with Lisa Kudrow), taking her to some gift lounges in Beverly Hills. We had an awesome time!

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Then on Thursday and Friday I met some very cool people at a private luxury gift lounge in a home on Sunset Plaza Drive Hosted by the MKG Group. I got to airbrush clients along with Airbrush Makeup creator Marc Harvey of Element 2 Beauty! We had an incredible time as well, Meeting Actors from breaking bad to NBC and ABC sitcoms.
I feel especially in love with Organic Skincare – Skinagain! Check out their website for Their incredible all-in-one face and I moisturizers that treat different skin conditions and problems-www.skinagain.com ! They also support animal charities! Love!!!

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On Saturday we saw an amazing, Incredible play at the Mark Taper Forum, starring Lorenzo Pisoni, followed by an after party at Maria’s Italian kitchen in downtown LA hosted by the incredibly talented Paige Patrone from Laartsonline.com (see website for story and more photos!) We hung out with Actors like Peter Dinklage from “Game of Thrones”! What a night!!

Sunday afternoon we were treated to the Pasadena Playhouse is opening performance of “Smoky Joe’s Café”, Followed by a night at the improv on Melrose in West Hollywood Hosted by friend and comedian Jeremy Beth Michaels.

Life in LA could not be any better thanks to all our wonderfully generous and talented friends!!!

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Pre-Emmy Makeup Talk!

The 65th Primetime Emmy’s are here this Sunday afternoon!!
I’ll be airbrushing celebrities this week at a private gift suite in West Hollywood and ill post the details of what I used on who right here at the end of the week!

In the meantime here are some of my favorite TV celebrities and my personal make up clients of the present and the past:

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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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