Welcome to week three of the AZMondayMakeover! You can recap the first two here.
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Today's lovely lady is Vivian Pei. Vivian is a whiz in the kitchen. No really. She has an F&B consultancy business, does recipe development, teaches cooking, food stylist, organizes food tours.... Viv - am I leaving anything out?
before and after photos by Zurina Bryant
Now Vivian's before looks way more frazzled than one would expect. In all fairness she did just arrive after a frantic day of work and errands and we plunked her down without any real warning for her pic. (I don't even think she glanced in a mirror upon arrival) We let her open a bottle of champagne prior to sitting into my beauty chair - hey, we can be nice!
On Vivian I used:
Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm Compact SPF 30 in Medium Plus $30.00 USD at M·A·C mainly under the eyes for added brightening.
Followed by FACEatelier foundation in #7 (Tan)
Benefit fakeup hydrating crease-control concealer, medium $24.00 USD at Macy's
Laura Mercier Mineral Finishing Powder $34.00 USD at Nordstrom
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder $30.00 USD at Ulta
NARS 'Pro Prime' Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base $24.00 USD at Nordstrom
This eyeshadow primer is clear and allows a smooth base for shadow. I applied it from lash line to brow bone.
Benefit creaseless cream eyeshadow in R.S.V.P, $20.00 USD at Macy's
Applied solely on Vivian's lid.
Laura Mercier Lustre Eye Colour USD at Nordstrom
With Vivian's eyes open, I applied LM Lustre Eye Colour in African Violet into the crease - pretty sure the image is of Chocolate and not African Violet but it shows the same shimmery quality.
Maybelline EyeStudio Baked Color Pearls Marbleized Eyeshadow Persuasive Plum $6.79 USD at Walgreens
I applied a sheer layer of this marbleized eyeshadow. I love these shadows! The way they pick up light is pretty and Hello! Cheap and cheerful!!
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner $23.00 USD at Macy's
I used a deep plum / black that is no longer available. Sorry Dudettes.
Lip Lacquer $25.00 USD at NARS Cosmetics
I applied foundation onto Vivian's lips which isn't necessary - and after hearing what Vivian had to say (watch the video) about her lips I wish i hadn't chosen to take them down so much but she still pulls off this look nicely and hey - it's not a lip tattoo. ;)
For Vivian's hair:
I blew out Vivian's hair with Marc Anthony bye bye frizz blowout cream, tonged in some waves, pinned one side back and then set the final look with Original Mineral Original Queenie.
CHI Air Tex Tourmaline Ceramic 1" Curling Iron-Red $60.00 at jcpenney
I gave Vivian what I have dubbed as 'The Hollywood Mullet' (sleek on one side; sexy, wavy party on the other)
This is the CHI iron closest to what I could find to my vintage CHI with the Marcel arm. sigh I m not a fan of the wands nor the spring armed irons.
Let's talk about Vivian's dress by Lion Earl!
love this Singaporean label (I have yet to own one). Jewellery supplied by Singapore-based Killari.
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and me, Andrea Claire
**Sure, we could make everyone over all slick and Vogue-y but I don't know anyone who can maintain that daily. Zurina and I wanted to show you - the feminine masses, that you can look great on your own terms without photoshop and scalpels.
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