Let’s be honest, how many of us mom, wives, entrepreneurs, do-it-al-women promise ourselves that monthly visit to the spa? Very few! Which is why, years ago I developed my own little spa, at night time, right before bed. It gives me alone time away from my boys, quiet, and oh yes! layering luxurious products on your skin in the hope that I can wake up with one less wrinkle or not so zombie-like dark circles makes everything better. And no, the products don’t have to cost an arm and a leg to feel luxurious, so here’s what I’ve been pampering myself with lately:
1. Start by removing the bulk of your makeup. Bioderma Solution Micellaire removes any trace of mascara, eyeshadow and even falsies. It’s gentle on your eyes and does not dry your skin like most cleansing waters do.
2. I always follow up with a foaming cleanser. I have discovered LANEIGE Multi Cleanser. Skin-perfecting papaya sweeps away dead surface skin; micro-cellular beads gently remove impurities, melting away sunscreen and makeup. Instantly brightens.
The Extravaganza Collection is a lavish assortment of hand-crafted brushes. The Extravaganza Complete Kit features twenty-nine of Sigma’s best-selling brushes and comes in a deluxe carrying case, perfect for traveling and storage. Everything you need for a luxurious makeup application. Need I say more? Not to mention it will give your makeup kit a complete makeover! They are almost too beautiful to use! Click here to shop: http://www.sigmabeauty.com/?Click=122742
I love a good highlighter, I can’t live without my favorite moisturizer, and I swoon over every new lipstick color I see, but when it comes to beauty products, here’s what I really want: Glowing skin. Dull, lifeless skin can make a girl look like she needs countless hours of sleep and a day at the spa, but glowing skin just screams health and beauty. So, in an effort to give you that natural, radiant lit-from-within light, I’ve outlined how to get glowing skin by properly prepping your skin for makeup application.
Here are some of my most used, coveted, and favorite prep products I carry in my Pro Kit:
What can I say? I have the perfect job, if you can call it that! I get to work with amazingly gifted, talented people every day and this past month was no different. I had the pleasure to meet and work with actress Danielle Campbell who plays Davina in the CW’s original series “The Originals”.
We played with makeup and created a variety of looks for her editorial in LVLten Magazine. Enjoy!
Well, well, another year has passed and I could not be more grateful for all the ups and down, accomplishments, people I have met, friends I made and let go for that matter.
Here’s a little recap of what my 2014 looked like:
A new client joined my roster: the beautiful and talented Francesca Eastwood. Doing hair and makeup for this beauty is a breeze. You can get the scoop on some of her favorite products by clicking on the pic bellow:
I had the pleasure of meeting and doing hair and makeup for one of the most talented, and good looking if i can say so myself, the one and only Leonardo DiCaprio! And yes ladies, he is as charming and handsome in person as he is on screen!
On may 1st 2014 I officially opened my own Photography Studio. After almost a decade of working with clients of all ages and photographers in various parts of the world, I have devised a fresh, new boutique experience for actresses’ headshots in Los Angeles. I strive to make each woman in my studio look and feel like a goddess through the makeup and hair portion, and then I capture that powerful essence of self on camera while achieving the goals set out in the initial Consultation. It’s the perfect luxury experience that every driven, overscheduled career woman deserves. Feel free to take a look at my work and book a session: http://www.violetameyners.com
The summer went by so fast between beach trips with my son, gatherings with my girlfriends over Trader Joe’s yummy cheese, chocolate and wine, and photoshoots on top of photoshoots and long beautiful days on set working with Cesar Millan.
Fall came and along with it one of the met treasured moments of my life: meeting the one and only: Oprah Winfrey!
It was a life changing experience, two days of workshops with Ms Oprah, Deepak Chopra, Elizabeth Gilbert and Iyanla Vanzant. I knew from the very first second I met Ms O that my life will never be the same. A dream that took me 20 years to transform into reality, has now molded my perspective on so many things and I could only hope that it shows in my everyday actions.
I ended the year with more photoshoots expanding into Beauty and Lifestyle photography. And yes, I know I have been neglecting my YouTube Channel for quite a while now, but I can promise you that 2015 has a lot in store, including lots of new beauty videos: http://www.youtube.com/violetartistry
My wish for you this year is to never stop dreaming just because the time it takes to achieve those dreams. The time will pass anyway, so make the best of it, follow for dreams, work hard and be nice to people because you never know who might cross your path and guide you in the directions of your dreams.
I love you all and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support. Have a prosperous, abundant, healthy and happy year!
Summer is here…hair gets lighter, skin gets darker, water gets warmer, drinks get colder, music gets louder, nights get longer, life gets better…
However this summer is no piece of cake for me! As a professional makeup artist my job takes me places I’ve never imagined but the beach wasn’t exactly one of them this summer, not to mention the 12 hour work days on set! So weekends are treasured in my family this summer where the boys and I pack up and head to the beach! While my boys are building sand castles and playing volleyball I emerge myself into the new New York Times bestselling author Emily Giffin’s novel whom returns with her highly anticipated The One & Only. It’s a story of an unlikely romance and lifelong friends set against the backdrop of Texas football. You won’t be able to put it down. Oh, did I forget to mention it’s one of the goodies that does in the POPSUGAR Must Have Summer Box?
Attn. Los Angeles Actress! This news is for you!
After almost a decade of working with clients of all ages and photographers in various parts of the world, celebrity makeup artist Violeta Meyners has devised a fresh, new boutique experience for actresses’ headshots in Los Angeles.
Drawing from her mentorship with celebrity portrait photographer Adam Hendershott, as well as her own past experience as an actress, Vio’s unique approach to acting headshots is equal parts spa getaway, career coaching, beautification and A-list photoshoot, all rolled into one.
Vio’s process is specially tailored to simultaneously pamper and empower every individual client, enabling each photography session to be a dynamic and effective collaboration. Each session begins with a Consultation about personal and career goals, exploring any additional concerns, past feedback or special needs from talent representation. Aligning with her long-term passion for natural beauty and self-care, Vio strives to make each woman in her studio look and feel like a goddess through the makeup and hair portion, and then captures that powerful essence of self on camera while achieving the goals set out in the initial Consultation. It’s the perfect luxury experience that every driven, overscheduled career woman deserves.
Every session includes:
-A Career One on One Consultation
-A relaxing initial Makeup & Hair session by Vio
-Wardrobe gameplan assistance
-Photography by Vio
-A password protected online gallery of all the images for viewing and sharing with the talent’s agents and managers
-A WeTransfer file containing all High Res & Low Res images
TO SEE MORE OF VIO’S WORK AND HEADSHOT PHOTOGRAPHY CLICK HERE:
Who doesn’t need a little ZEN into their life? As a mom, wife, and career woman life tends to get pretty hectic at times and those visits to a spa, or a salon have been less and less regular unfortunately. A few weeks ago I have discovered the spa experience in a box! Amongst dozen of box subscriptions that are invading our mailboxes recently, this one really stood out for me.
Created by a married couple, Jen and Ted, Yuzen offers a box of elegant items to subscribers every 3 months. They have seen the emergence of the sample box trend, but many do not offer products that are eco-friendly, natural, or organic. Yuzen focuses on the experience of relaxation, pause and delight that each box embodies. Their selection and packaging is carefully designed for a well rounded offering of surprise presented in an elegant package. Most of the products are premium sample-sized which can last well over a month. Each box is also valued at much more than the subscription price.
Beauty is something you have to define for yourself. I see beautiful faces in front of me every day and what I always do is let their beauty inspire me. I get to see these beautiful women without makeup. I get a sense of who they are. If I put too much makeup on them, it takes away their personality.I had the pleasure of working with Francesca Eastwood for a stylish red carpet, pre Oscars event. She wanted a soft smokey eyes that will accentuate her deep-blue eyes so we went for a haze of dark plum mixed with a touch of rose gold. The result was beautiful so I decided to pair it up with a French Fishtail Up-do to create a soft bohemian look she desired. We kept the lips nude and creamy and her skin flawless. Here’s what I used to accomplish her look:
* CHANEL Illusion D’Ombre – Emerveille – pat the rose-gold all over the lid
*CHANEL Illusion D’Ombre – Ebloui – take the color into the socket line and the outer corner of the eyes blending and diffusing the color. Build up the intensity as desired.
* GUERLAIN Terracotta Khol Kajal – dott the pen along the lash line, both upper and lower, pushing the color into the lashes then with a small pencil brush smoke in the line breaking down that pencil.
*ARDELL individual lashes complete the look! And don’t forget to add two coats of your favorite mascara!
*Her skin was perfected with Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation , Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer in Fair and set with Hourglass Powders in Diffused Light – center of the face, and Dim Light – around the face/contour.
* Lips were topped with Too Faced creme lipstick in Nude Beach.
And of course I reached out for my most coveted products when it comes to prepping her skin: Jurlique Moisture Replenishing Cream, Herbal Recovery Eye Cream and probably one of my most favorite mists: Rosewater Balancing Mist.
Ten years ago when I first started my journey within the beauty industry, I could not have chosen a better role model than Anastasia. I was in make-up school when I first wrote her a letter asking for advice and trying to pick her brain on the ups and downs of this industry.
I never sent the letter. I needed to be ready. I had plans and dreams I wanted to accomplish before I would sit across the table from the woman whom in my eyes was the perfect example of the American dream, the woman who had the drive and the vision to turn everything into reality.
Little did I know we had quite a few things in common: We both left the Black Sea Coast for the Hollywood Hills armed with strength and courage to pursue a better life.
As I walked into her high end salon, I instantly stepped into an inviting, bright, luxurious space, with gorgeous fresh hydrangeas and peonies on every surface. Although the atmosphere was calm and comfortable, the well manicured, fresh faced staff was clearly on a mission to beautify the world one person at a time. Anastasia’s exquisite taste was apparent in every detail, from the silk covered walls and crystal chandeliers, to the perfect presentation of her famed beauty products, and of course Anastasia’s own impeccably stylish appearance.
Anastasia working her magic on my eyebrows!
As Anastasia and I sat down in her exclusive meeting room, she eased our way into the interview by sharing with me secrets on how Heidi Klum and Jennifer Lopez so effortlessly balance motherhood and their Hollywood careers, which as a mom I was excited to hear about. She warmly smiled at me and said: “let’s talk beauty!” Read More