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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No more acne!!!

Victoria Rowe's Hollywood Makeup Tips!

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…

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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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The right natural looking makeup for you: Liquid foundations, BB creams, CC creams, and Tinted Moisturizers!

Every day people ask me what the difference is between a liquid foundation, a tinted moisturizer, a BB cream, and a CC cream? Which one looks the most natural? In other posts I will get more specific for each kind of foundation But for now were going to break down a few categories of foundation types and the amount of coverage they will give you.

So, you want to look great but “natural” which means different things to different people. I’ve met women who think that Mac studio fix looks natural and I’ve met women who have never worn ANY makeup in their lives who can’t even stand the look of tinted moisturizer and everyone in between. Here is MY opinion as a makeup artist for over 20 years in hollywood and abroad:

A) In a dry climate I recommend Liquid Foundation with a high def setting powder over it (ie, translucent setting powder-different from foundation powder). Liquids can give you anywhere from light coverage to full coverage and everything in between. Here are some of my favorites for a natural look:

#1-Urban Decay’s Naked Skin liquid foundation (Sephora and Ulta stores). This is a dewey, skin like, gel-based, medium, buildable coverage foundation that is absolutely gorgeous.
Just try it and you’ll fall in love. Lightest to Darkest color range is excellent too!
I set this foundation with no show no shine setting powder from POP beauty (comes in light, med, dark translucent).

#2-Nars liquid foundation.
This liquid provides sheer beautiful skin like coverage in Sheer Glow, a Hydrating formula or Sheer Matte. You can use this foundation for a light to medium coverage. Remember that hydration makes you look younger so don’t fool yourself into thinking that you should be wearing lots of powder if you live in a dry climate or if you”re older than 27! Lol

B) BB Creams: Great for a light to medium coverage and natural finish with a nice high SPF

#1-Smashbox BB cream. This is a nice light to medium coverage with a 35 SPF and a creamy matte finish. Remember to always use lots of oil free moisturizer underneath in a dry climate or everything will be a mess in two hours!

#2-Tarte BB cream has a gorgeous, silky finish. It gives very light coverage and basically just perfects your skin by cutting redness with beautifully soft color. Contains Amazonian Clay and 30 SPF.

C) CC Creams: Made for Color Correcting, Hydration, Pore Minimizing with Anti-Aging benefits. Light to light medium coverage with a natural finish.

#1-Lorac CC Cream Primarily functions as a color corrector and skin brightener. It contains hyaluronic acid, green tea, white tea, and Red Seaweed, all which help to calm redness, even out skin tones, and lock in water levels For optimal hydration. This is great in dry climates but I would wear it over a moisturizer. In humid climates you can probably get away with it as your moisturizer. Cc creams offer light to medium coverage and a natural finish.

#2-Pop Beauty Cc cream – color-adjusting beads to match your perfect complexion color! This antiaging, pore-tightening, natural finish cc cream will calm redness on contact, lock in moisture, and adjust to your exact skin tone. Amazing! Light to medium coverage.

3). Smashbox CC Cream. Claims to lighten spots on the face from sun damage or acne scarred skin. SPF 30! Nice, creamy finish. More dewy and hydrating than their BB Cream.

D) Tinted moisturizers:

#1-Tarte tinted moisturizers have a gorgeous finish. They are more hydrating and dewey than most bb creams and they give you a lovely glow with a sheer to light coverage for sure. SPF 20

As always, I recommend that you use Pop Beauty Face Magnet primer over your moisturizer and underneath ANY of these foundations, even if you think they have a primer built into them they will not stay on all day unless you put the pop primer under them. The pop primer with caffeine in it will also shrink your pores and offer extra physical sunblock protection, oil control for the t-zone, and anti-redness.

Also, do not use a powder foundation over these moisturizers or BB creams unless you want full coverage. Choose a high definition setting powder like bareMinerals mineral veil, pop beauty’s no-show no shine, or Smashbox loose High DEF setting powder.

If you have any questions let me know! Stay gorgeous inside and out:)

love,Victoria

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