Prom Appointments

Prom season is finally here!

Prom season is in full swing now that many of us are returning from break! This announcement details the process and provides other specific details regarding booking appointments with me this spring!

Essentially, it’s all in the timing! Booking weeks in advance will ensure that you snag your spot on that special day! Last minute openings do happen, but it’s best if appointments are made no less than two weeks prior to your event day. This way, we can talk through your ideas, as well as discuss the specifics of the look we want to achieve and be fully prepared come time for prom!

How do I book an appointment? 

Booking appointments is easy! Just use the Contact/Book Me tab on makeupbyvnnmarie.wordpress.com, complete the form and I’ll get back to you to confirm your appointment time/location! Feel free to contact me via email at makeupbyvnnmarie@gmail.com, or by phone at (804)-525-0256.

Where would I be having my makeup done?

As for now, I travel to most of my clients. If other arrangements can be made, we can definitely figure out an alternate location for us to meet up and have your makeup done if necessary.

How much does it cost to have my makeup done?

I’m trying to keep my prices lower than competing artists in the area in order to increase the likelihood of booking more and more clients! Until I’ve created a ‘name for myself’, I want to keep my prices at a more affordable rate so that clients are more likely to book me as opposed to the next guy.

As of now, full face applications are $50.00, plus a traveling fee if applicable. Most artists charge atleast $75, plus traveling fees, and extra charges for fake lashes, etc. My applications include the whole nine yards: full face/brows/eyes/false lashes.

Disclaimer: I do not currently offer airbrush makeup applications, as I find traditional methods of makeup application better suit my talent and skills.

Feel free to contact me via email at makeupbyvnnmarie@gmail.com, or by phone at (804)-525-0256 to book appointments, or with any other questions or concerns you may have!

Have a great day, I look forward to working with you!

AnnMarie Taylor

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DISCLAIMER: I WILL NOT BE BOOKING APPOINTMENTS FOR MAY 13TH, 2017. I APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE! 

Happy Easter!

Had so much fun creating this look today!! I was inspired by some of my favorite easter candies– Cadbury Mini Eggs, to create this look with these colors today! Products are listed below. 

The yellow shadow is MAC’s Chrome Yellow, and the blue is MAC Aqua eyeshadow! 

OTHER PRODUCTS USED: 

PRIMER: @beccacosmetics Backlight Filter Primer 

FOUNDATION: @maccosmetics Face and Body Foundation in N3

CONCEALER: @maybelline Camoflouge Concealer in 10 

POWDER(S): @bennyecosmetics Banana Powder and @thebalm_cosmetics PhotoBalm Powder Foundation in Light Clair

CHEEKS: @katvondbeauty Shade and Light Contour Palette, @beccacosmetics Opal Highlight, @narssisist Laguna Bronzer, @maccosmetics Fleur Power Blush 

BROWS: @anastasiabeverlyhills Dipbrow Pomade in Ebony 

SHADOW: @toofaced Feeling Nutty and Candied Peach, @maccosmetics Brown Script and Aqua

LINER: @makeupforeverofficial Ink Liner

LASHES: @shoplashdreams lashes in ‘LOTUS’. Use my code ATAYLOR15 for $$$$ off! 

LIPS: @anastasiabeverlyhills Liquid Lipstick in Dolce

BRUSHES: @sigmabeauty and @itcosmetics
Hope you all had a great spring break and a great easter! 

Xx AnnMarie Taylor 

New header, new things! 

Hey everyone! 

I’m so excited to be back on the site, sharing new things with you guys. I’ve changed my header image up a bit and with that, I’d love to start letting you guys in to what else might be changing in the near future for me and my freelance career! 

So, I’ve begun my investing into my freelance artistry ‘business’, if you’d call it that. I’ve started stocking up on my favorite products for my clients! I’m so thrilled to start on bigger and better projects involving my passion for makeup and this is just the beginning! I’ll be making a blog post on my ‘splurges’/hauls of makeup as I start purchasing! (I’ll make one soon on my first shopping trip!) 

Also, currently in the works, as I continue to stock up on product and tools for my new and returning clients, I will be working towards renovating a small studio space where I can meet with clients and do what I love without having either party travel an unreasonable distance! I am so excited to get started on this project in particular– and although it is not a guarantee and could still fall through, I’m just genuinely, generically excited for what is ahead for me and this business! 

As I look forward to achieving personal as well as business-oriented goals, I plan to keep you all updated so that you know what’s going on (if you’re interested! 😋), etc. 

Just wanted to give you all a heads up! 

Hope you’re having a wonderful day 

xx AnnMarie 

Please do not hesistate to give me a call or shoot me an email at makeupbyvnnmarie@gmail.com! Feel free to use the Contact/Book Me Form as well! 


Sunset Boulevard

I saw this gorgeous photo on Instagram the other day, creds to @gabxxrielle on Instagram for this amazing work!

I was dying to try and recreate it. So, I grabbed some Mac Shadows and went to work! I urlstarted out with the base shades, the yellow, orange, and pink. Then, I went in with some concealer and carved out the area that would be below the white liner. Then, I went in and applied a light, white eyeshadow from Too Faced’s Sweet Peach Palette on the inner corner and the lid, and packed on Mac’s Chrome Yellow shadow on the second half of the lid.

IMG_1054I don’t have any makeup glitters except for one Mac Pigment in Rose, so I had to use some gold craft glitter over the yellow on the outer half of my lid! Then, I went in with the white liquid liner from NYX and created that ‘cut’ in the creases of my eyes. I applied some winged liner, mascara, and lashes, and bam!– done.

This is definitely one of my favorites of the looks I’ve created. Gabrielle is literally SO talented and I can’t wait to recreate one of her looks again this week! Be sure to follow my blog and Instagram to see my newest looks! IMG_1058

Thanks so much for reading, love you guys!!!

xx, AnnMarie

 

Products used:

PRIMER: @lorealparis Magic Perfecting Base
FOUNDATION: @itcosmetics CC+ Cream in ‘Tan’, NARS Sheer Glow in ‘Syracuse’
CONCEALER: @maybelline Fit Me Concealer ’20’
POWDER(S): @bennyemakeup Banana Luxury Powder, @bareminerals Original Powder Foundation in ‘Light’
CHEEKS: @katvondbeauty Shade and Light Contour Kit, @toofaced Dark Chocolate Soleil Bronzer @beccacosmetics Opal Highlight
BROWS: @anastasiabeverlyhills Dipbrow Pomade in ‘Ebony’
SHADOW: @maccosmetics Chrome Yellow and Rule, @toofaced Peach Palette
LINER: @makeupforeverofficial Matte Ink, @nyxcosmetics Vivid Brights White Liner
LASHES: @shoplashdreams ‘MAJESTIC’ (ATAYLOR15 for $$$ off!) LIPS: @anastasiabeverlyhills Liquid Lipstick in ‘Naked’
TAN: @bondisands Dark Foam

BOOK YOUR PROM APPOINTMENTS NOW!  

ANNOUNCEMENT 

I am now booking appointments for prom season! Be sure to snag your spot by emailing me at makeupbyvnnmarie@gmail.com or use the Contact/Book Me page to contact me as soon as possible!

PRICING:

Full Face Makeup Application: $50

Please keep in mind that pricing includes the cost of travel (if applicable) for your artist, as well as tools and supplies that often have to be tailored to each client’s needs. 

PLEASE NOTE: 

I will NOT be taking appointments for May 13th. 

It’s a Spring Fling Thing

Hey everyoneeee. Sorry it’s been a while, a lot’s been going on. I’ve recently gotten a new job and have had a lot to do!

BUT, I created this look yesterday and was dying to write about it– it’s one of my favorites! Okay, let’s talk inspo.

I saw a post on Instagram of some rainbow eye makeup and drew inspiration from there. (I couldn’t find the original, sorry!) The photo featured a girl sporting a cut crease with rainbow colors above and below. I’ve been getting kind of sick of cut creases lately, and decided I’d just blend blend blend. (BLENDING IS ALWAYS THE ANSWER.)

So, I began with my base, moisturized and primed first, of course. I used some Cetaphil Daily Moisturizer, and then L’Oreal’s Magic Perfecting Base to prep and prime my skin for my makeup.

I wanted some serious coverage for this look. Whenever I’m going dramatic with eyes or lips (literally everyday of my life), I always want a flawless skin base to even out the drama. I started by using a thin layer of It! Cosmetic’s CC+ Cream in Tan (the Illuminating formula!) and then topping it off with NARS Sheerglow Foundation in Syracuse. I used a Beauty Blender to apply both!

I’ve been using Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in ’20’  since my middle school days– and it’s still going strong! So, I applied it in a triangle shape under the eyes, on my eyimg_1001elids to prime for shadow, on my chin and nose to create structure, and in the center of my forehead to brighten up that area that can get too dark if you aren’t careful! Blended it all out with my handy dandy Beauty Blender.

To set my concealer, I use a Real Technique’s Setting Brush to apply some Ben Nye Banana Powder in the areas I applied concealer to. I set the rest of my face with BareMineral’s Original Powder Foundation in Light.

Then, we gotta warm up the skin. I bronzed the face with Too Faced’s Dark Chocolate Soleil Bronzer. Later I’d add a highlight above my top lip, on my chin, nose, and the tops of my cheeks using Becca Cosmetic’s Highlighter in Opal.

BROWS. You know we’re using Dipbrow Pomade by Anastasia Beverly Hills in Ebony. Carved out the brows with the same Fit Me Concealer.

Now the fun part, eyes.

We’re using all MAC Shadows. Started with Chrome Yellow in the inner corner and the first half of the lid, then blended in Rule to the crease and outer v. First part of the lower lash line is Aqua, then Indian Ink, and then some pink shade I don’t remember the name of. Topped it all off with Makeup Forever Ink Liner (winged, of course.)

LASHES. I’m wearing Shop Lash Dreams lashes in ‘Majestic’. Absolutely beautiful, fluffy, messy, sexy. ***WARNING*** SHAMELESS SELF PROMO AHEAD **** USE MY CODE ATAYLOR15 FOR $$$$$$$$ OFF YOUR PURCHASE AT SHOPLASHDREAMS.COM!!!!! 

I topped it all of with Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Naked. Loveee this lip if you don’t know what to wear and you need a classic, gorgeous nude.

I hope yall enjoyed the article! Be sure to follow me on all my social media (there are links to everything around the site!) and feel free to message or email me at makeupbyvnnmarie@gmail.com for appointments or business inquiries!

XXXX

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Hershey Kisses

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Hey guys!! Today I wanted to wear a dark lip so I went with a classic– True Brown K Lip Kit by Kylie Cosmetics. The look is super simple but I still wanted to come on and post about in case someone wanted to recreate it. My brows are Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Dipbrow Pomade in Dark Brown as alwayssss. 

I primed my face with Benefit’s Porefessional Primerthen applied Too Faced’s Born This Way Foundation in Sand. Concealer is from the Bobbi Brown Palette. I love the concealers in this palette, they’re blendable and provide a beautiful, skin-like texture!

Today, I went out on a limb and set my concealer with a translucent ELF Powder that I haven’t used in years! It provided a nice matte finish, but left a little bit of a white/ghostly look on the skin, especially near the inner corner of my eyes. I set the rest of my face with a Bareminerals Matte Powder Foundation and then spritzed a few pumps of MAC Fix+ to get rid of the powder-y look, and make my skin look more dewey.

For my eyes, I used a Sigma E40 Blending brush to apply MAC Soft Brown eyeshadow into the crease and all over the lid. Then I used my NYC Liquid Liner to create a thick, dramatic wing. I applied a pair of Violet Voss lashes in the style Wispy My Name. I lined my lips with the True Brown K Lip Liner, and then applied the liquid lipstick.

Thanks so much for reading!!

AnnMarie ❤

 

Devil’s Food Cake

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Okay guys!! It’s 1:33 AM and I’m at my desk writing this lol!! Okay so let’s get right into it!

I started out priming my face with Benefit’s Porefessional Primer, just applying it to the skin with my fingers! I then used a damp Beauty Blender to apply Benefit’s Hello Oxygen Flawless foundation in Toasted Beige. Applied a corrector and concealer from the Bobbi Brown Palette. I set my face with Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in 020 Nude Beige.

For the cheeks, I bronzed with The Balm Cosmetic’s Bahama Mama Bronzer, and highlighted the cheeks with Becca Cosmetic’s Opal. 

Brows are (as always!!) Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Dark Brown.

Shadows used on the eyes were MAC’s Blanc Type, Soft Brown, and Espresso. Eyeliner was NYC’s Liquid Liner (not pictured).

After applying liner and some mascara to coat my natural lashes, I added a stacked pair of Violet Voss Wispy My Name lashes and KISS lashes in 614.

Lips were a combo of Maybelline Colorblur in 35 Plum Please, topped with NYX Butter Gloss in Devil’s Food Cake. 

Thanks for reading guys!!!

AnnMarie ❤

Timeless Smokey Eyes

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Hey everyone! Yesterday I did this beauty’s makeup as sort of a step 1 for her Halloween makeup! In this post, I’ll be going through the products and tools I used to achieve this look!

We began by applying Benefit’s Porefessional Primer all over the face, using a damp beauty sponge by Real Techniques. Next, I took the shade Ivory from the Bobbi Brown Palette to conceal under her eyes, and to cover any redness or blemishes. Afterwards, I applied foundation all over the face, and blended it out with the same sponge from before. I set the foundation with Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in 011 Creamy Natural.

In order to create some warmth and dimension on the face, I applied a MAC Sculpting Powder in Medium to Dark on the cheeks and forehead. We also applied Becca Cosmetic’s Opal highlight to the tops of her cheeks!

For the brows, I used the lighter side of the Dark Brown Powder Duo by Anastasia Beverly Hills, and combed through the hairs to smooth out the look.

For the eyes, I used a few shadows from the Kat Von D Shade & Light Eye Palette, and then ‘Snow’ from the Lorac Pro Mega 3 Palette on the inner corner of the eye and center of the lid. I was so surprised at how well my ELF Blending Brush did for blending out the shadows– such a great brush for a great price!

The lips are NYX Cosmetic’s Butter Gloss in Tiramisu!

Thanks so much for reading! ❤

AnnMarie