Maureen Burke—Midnight Velvet Beauty Expert

Get hair and makeup advice from a pro. Maureen has been making actresses,
musicians and models look fabulous for over 20 years, and now she's here to help you
bring out your natural beauty. Check out her latest application tips and makeup advice.

October 19th, 2014

Midnight Velvet Blush Belted Jacket

This is one of the fresh looks that Midnight Velvet is touting for Fall. I’m lovin’ this sassy Blush Belted Jacket. For a casual approach, pair it with jeans (as shown) or my favorite answer to everything, when in doubt: leggings and boots! Both color and style are on point for this Season.

Speaking of Seasonal favorites, our model is wearing the m. vie Passion Pink Lipstick topped with Fiesta Lip Shine.  Our St. Tropez Blush is dusted on the apples of her cheeks as well as her brow bone for a rosy glow. Finally, the eyes are clearly defined with m. vie’s Black Eye Pencil on both the upper and lower eyelids blended with Onyx Eyeshadow on a Tapered Angle Brush.

Add these few items to your Autumnal repertoire and hit the town in style!



P.S. Try this festive look and let us know how it goes. Share a photo! Email it to or post on our Facebook page!


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October 10th, 2014



It’s that time of year when we start shooting the next Spring’s fashions as flurries are just hitting the air.

It can be a bit confusing sometimes as to what day it really is, but we always have fun while we are doing it!

Enjoy some of the “Behind The Scenes” pics taken during our MV Spring 2015 shoot!



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October 4th, 2014


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It’s time to clean out your makeup bag and freshen it up for Fall. Here are a few helpful hints:)

1. Discard your old Mascara and upgrade to a new one… Mascara gets dry and bacteria ridden fast!

2. Revaluate your Foundation color. As your tan starts to fade, let it go gracefully. Transition into the next lighter shade of Foundation by blending the two together until your skin tone fades to match the new Foundation.

3. Select a deeper shade of Lipstick that’s in your palette to compliment your new MV Fall Fashions.

4. Choose a complimentary shade of Blush to coordinate with the Lipstick you chose. Sweep a bit of blush across the apples of your cheeks as well as your brow bone to pull the whole look together.

5. Clean your Brushes for sanitary purposes. This will also allow you to get the truest color application from your new Fall colors.

With these few tips, you should be looking awesome this Autumn!




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September 26th, 2014

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So it’s no sooner Fall than we are thinking of “The Holidays” already!!! Haha, I even saw Christmas Cards in a local store just yesterday:) With that being said, I couldn’t help but try to entice you all to have a sneak peak at The Holidays, MV style.

Our gorgeous Cover Girl is sporting our festive, signature, MV necklace and earring set complimented by Paso Pink Lipstick and Fiesta Lip Shine for a bold and beautiful pout. Those a are a just few things to get yourself and get the parties started right!

Now how about a few things for others such as a dazzling pair of gloves or a handsome watch for that special man in your life? This book is full of great ideas and new surprises.

Happy shopping and Enjoy:)


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September 19th, 2014

Midnight Velvet model

This gorgeous Pear Crystal Hand Jewelry & Drop Earrings Set is complimented by our beautiful model’s makeup. Try sweeping  m. vie’s Shiny Wine Eye Shadow across the eyelid. Apply the Onyx Shadow from the outer corner of the eye through the crease for definition.  Add warmth by applying RoseQuartz Shadow to the brow bone.

Her rosy glow is created with our St. Tropez Blush on the apples of her cheeks. And her lips are pronounced with Passion Pink Lipstick and glossed with Fiesta Lip Shine for a sultry shimmer.


P.S.T ry your hand at this Glamorous Fall Look and let us know how it goes. Share a photo! Email it to or post on our Facebook page!


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September 12th, 2014

A BIG thank you to all of you wonderful, amazing women who entered our Feeling Fabulous Makeover Contest!!! It is an honor to have read all of your entries and shared stories of your lives. As I believe that ALL of you truly are winners, there can only be two who receive the makeovers. 

Please join me in congratulating Teresa R. from Kansas and Marie H. from Indiana as the winners of the 2014 Feeling Fabulous Makeover Contest! 

This is all very exciting:) Please stay tuned to Midnight Velvet and m. vie Mineral Makeup Facebook pages to see the outstanding “Before” and “After” results!


P.S. Get the whole Feeling Fab Contest Scoop here! 

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September 5th, 2014

Q: “What Should I Do to Get My Skin Ready For Fall?”


Great question. Exfoliate, exfoliate exfoliate! All of the dry dead skin from the Summer “fun in the sun” needs to be removed so you can start a new. Try your local Spa/Salon to see if they are offering any specials on Body Scrubs/Body Polishes. If that’s not in your plan try mixing some Jojoba Oil with a little Sea Salt and a dash of your favorite essential oil like Lavender, perhaps and there you have a little DIY Body Scrub.

Once in the shower, gently apply mixture to your damp body in circular motions. Don’t rub too hard as the salt does the exfoliating for you…then rinse clean. When you’re done your skin should feel soft and new:) Whether you DIY or are pampered by a professional, your skin will thank you! Enjoy:)


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September 2nd, 2014

Hyde Park Vintage Jewelry $15.95 - $34.95 Exquisitely ornate jewelry with peacock-inspired colored crystals. Goldtone setting.

Put a little glamour in your new Fall style with these statement pieces from our Hyde Park Vintage Jewelry Collection. I love the jewel tones complimenting our lovely model’s eyes. Speaking of eyes, hers are clearly defined without being “too much”. This is a striking daytime look or a sophisticated evening ensemble. Try our Classic Cocoa Quad to achieve the eyes:)

Blush your cheeks and brow bone with m. vie’s St. Tropez for a healthy glow. Finally, Perfect your pout with our Port Lipstick. And away you go!



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August 22nd, 2014



I can’t believe we are at the end of August already! This Summer I opted to stay home for a few weeks, AKA Stay-cation, to get caught up with friends, family and myself. It’s been a wonderfully busy year on the road but it’s made me a little home sick. 

So… gardening, cleaning, cooking, entertaining and pet sitting (my own as well as others) have been my grounding force. Although, to some of you these tasks may seem like work, to me they are the true joys in life. Accompanied by a few visits to several groovy local haunts, a museum or two and wine tasting on top of a hill in Los Feliz at sunset:) That’s my Summer recap. What’s yours? Tell me on Facebook

Below are some pics  at some of the fun. 


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August 15th, 2014

Q: “What is a Fall 2014 Makeup Trend that I should try?”


As Fall is just around the corner, can you believe it?, it’s time to think about sprucing up your makeup. The earthy tones are always welcome as Autumn rolls in. I’m loving the warmth of Penny Lane on the eyes and 2 Cents Lips Polish on the lips. 

However, this Season we are seeing some metallics thrown in the mix. Feel free to do a smokey eye and add a touch of shimmer to the inner corner of the eye with the  m. vie Mineral Gems in Platinum. This will  perk up your sultry look.

Surprise them all with a “pop of color” on the eye just as the designers predict the most fashion forward women will be sporting:) Try the Blue Ice Waterproof Eyeliner to create your “cat eye” on the top lash line. MEOW!

Have fun creating your personal signature Fall 2014 look and send us a pic. We’d love to see the glamorous looks you create!



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