Make Up For Ever 30th anniversary celebration, 30/30 artist eyeshadow palette with me Viktorija Bowers being one of them

I still remember the first time I walked into Make Up For Ever boutique, which back then, was located in Soho.Freshly moved to NYC, wide eyed and little overwhelmed; I was greeted by the most amazing cast of characters at their flagship store, among them Katie, Janis, Kareth and Wendy, led by loving and beautiful energy that was Heidi Ouaknine. Place quickly became my refuge, I found comfort surrounded by vibrant colors, powders and listening to their voices that offered re-assurance, friendship and sense of home. That was almost 10 years ago, and even though the cast of characters changed …

New Campaign: Olay Regenerist

In make up artist life, it is always super exciting to be a part of prestigious ad campaign that will end up on the pages of every magazine out there. It is like badge of honor. It brings you sense of pride and accomplishment and justifies all of the crazy photo shoots you subjected yourself to as young make up artist “You want me to ad glitter, lace AND sequence too??? Daaarling?? Beauty shoots are so much more technical, don’t be fooled by their simplicity. Your job is to be as precise as humanly possible and make your photographer proud …

Behind the scenes: Keying the fashion shows

Fashion week is an organized chaos, where powder and tempers fly in equal measure and having a zen like ability to turn it to your advantage and use it as an energy source is a must. This is why I love keying and being part of fashion shows, and why being surrounded by panicked designers, late models, fashion disasters and all other (to us) natural occurrences is something that becomes part of the rhythm of this awesome dance. We, as the creative team, are there to offer the designer our support and that is not the time to fall apart. …

To New Fresh Beginings and Glamour Magazine

Happy New Year everyone! 2012 was filled with highs and lows for me, and I feel it was a turning point in my life. I carry endless supply of gratitude for even most painful moments and cherish them as much as I do happy ones. Each one a feather in my new wings, dusting the ash away.  I am looking forward seeing what this year has to offer. I wish you all, most beautiful, inspiring New Year, filled with love and creativity. To start fresh and sparkly, I am sharing new editorial just published in Mexican edition of Glamour Magazine …

Santigold, art and awesome music

I have meant to write about this forever, but being busy, traveling, working, painting my heart out,I always forget, but TODAY I do it.My beautiful talented Santi has come out with a new AMAZING album “Master of My Make-Believe” for which I had pleasure doing her make up for the painting that is behind her. That was fun day, we played dress up, even I donned some costumes too :). We took series of portraits for the painter, so he has photo reference to work from. Result is stunning!! It was painted by super talented Kehinde Wiley.Being painting enthusiast myself, …

Snow White and the Huntsman by Benefit Cosmetics

When I first saw the trailer for the movie “Snow White and the Huntsman” and Charlize just dissolved into the cluster of crows my heart skipped the beat.Visuals of that movie make me little paranoid that someone is spying on me and knows what is in my head EXACTLY!!Needless to say, I can’t wait to feast my eyes on that visual buffet, but in the meanwhile, imagine my delight when my beloved Benefit came out with special edition make up bag to celebrate the film.Take a look at this baby  It was made for me! Its purple, it has silhouettes …

My not so secret life

As some of you know, besides being in love with my job as a make up artist, I lead double life as a painter. When I started I could only do paintings based on photographs, but my wish to create original art has come trough a while ago with “Alice in Wonderland” painting. Recently I took my love for painting even further and discovered new medium (to me, I only worked in oils prior to this). Enter Watercolor. I love it’s flowing nature, it gives me ability to let go and allow paint to guide me. I am so happy …

Pretty Little Liars: Troian Bellisario for Good Morning America

This is my second time to have privilege to do makeup for beautiful young actress Troian Bellisario.Yesterday we visited Good Morning America set, where Troian and her castmates discussed season finale of Pretty little liars. It was fun seeing young fans adoration and grace in which Troian and the girls showed to them.She is beauty inside out! I have used mostly neutral palette of warm browns to give Troian soft smokey eyes and highlighted her skin with illuminizer to give her nice glow.Afterwards, for ABC Upfront event Troian was attending, I have added little bit of loose gold/pink shimmer on …

Beauty fundamentals: Foundation

As some of you know, I really obsess over foundation and correct matching. One thing I hate seeing is floaty head (mismatched foundation). Brides magazine has asked me to re-create some of my techniques for them. So here it is, step by step on foundation rules.Hope you like and feel free to ask questions in comment section.xoxoV.

Beauty breakdown: Elle STYLE360 Theia F/W 2012

Cherry on the top! I finish beauty breakdowns from F/W 2012 with the show that is very close to my heart.I love my job, I am grateful for every opportunity, every exciting moment I receive,  as they shape me profoundly to who I am as an artist, as well as a person.There are few moments in my career however, that will be permanently etched in my memory as incredible out of the body experiences. This show is one of those moments. I can say, for the rest of my time, that this was the show that made me dissolve into …