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.

April 12th, 2014

Root Cover and Applicator Brush by Grayce Root Revive

Root Cover and Applicator Brush by Grayce Root Revive

Q: “I am starting to get some gray hair. If I don’t want to start coloring my hair, is there anything I can do to minimize the gray?”

This is a great question. There are more of us experiencing very similar situations with premature, unwanted “sparkles” (grays) in our hair these days:) I’ve found Root Cover by Grayce Root Revive to be a great temporary fix:) There are many shades of these easy to use powders to match different hair colors. Simply apply with a brush to the roots and the hairline and voila grays and white hairs are covered. These powders wash out with your next shampoo:) Love it! 

 

XOXO

Maureen

P.S.  If you are already coloring your hair, this is wonderful option to hold you over between visits to the salon:)

P.S.S. Have a question for Mo? Email us at socialmv@midnightvelvet.com or post on our Facebook page!

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April 3rd, 2014

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This is one of my favorite MV shots as it s so colorful. Our model, accessories, lighting, hair and of course makeup ;) , say Springtime!

The rosy color on the apples of our lovey models cheeks is, non other than, our NEW Primrose Blush. Neutral tones were used on the eyes from our Cocoa Quad. The brow bone is then highlighted with the pink eye shadow from out Pastel Punch Trio.

Paso Pink Lipstick glossed over with our NEW Fusion Lip Shine completes this vibrant look. Now you can bring your Spring Style into full bloom:)

XOXO

Maureen

P.S. We love to see your Springtime look! Share a photo on our Facebook page or email us at socialmv@midnightvelvet.com!

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March 27th, 2014

 

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With our three new sets of Mini Polish Trios, your nail beds are covered this Spring wherever you may go. French Lace allows you to create your own version of a french manicure or simply use each of the elegant neutral tones on their own.  Pastel Punch is the perfect collection to stay on  top of the designer trends this Season and Metallics are just that. It’s always a good time to sparkle and shine especially when you’re feelin’ it! 

 

Have a Nail Painting party with your friends and inspire each others creativity. Well, at least it’s good excuse for a girls night in! ;)

 

XOXO

 

Maureen

P.S.  Share a pic of your new manicure with us on Facebook!

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March 17th, 2014

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Entering into Spring, we all want to appear looking fresh as a daisy (already in bloom). You can begin to achieve this by sporting glowing skin. A good exfoliation or micro dermabrasion treatment to remove the dry, dead skin is the first step. Moisturizing then followed by and application of our beautiful m. vie Mineral Foundation will do the trick. Go to our Foundation Finder to help you choose the color that is just perfect for you. Your skin will glow and still be protected from the elements with just one application. Emerge from the Winter Doldrums FRESH and FLAWLESS!

 

XOXO

 

Maureen

 

P.S. We love to see our fans trying our makeup! Send us a picture on Facebook!

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March 10th, 2014

 

 

The past three weeks were spent in Miami on a photo shoot. While the rest of the country had been experiencing ice and snow, somehow Miami remained balmy and unscathed, other than the occasional tropical storm!

We were shooting at locations from parks to studios with never a dull moment. The crew was tight and managed to complete the shot list without fail. We were spoiled with great catering and good weather.

As a Makeup and Hair Artist, the downside to this lovely weather is the humidity makes the hair frizz and fall as well as the makeup to slip and slide. The new m. vie Blotting Papers were a life saver. Instead of continually adding powder, which only builds up and looks too heavy, blotting the perspiration takes the shine down and leaves the makeup in tact:)

XOXO
Maureen

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March 3rd, 2014

 

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I LOVE using our new Retractable Kabuki Powder Brush. This brush is awesome for a quick touch-up on the go. Actually, I use two of them. One for my foundation and another one for my bronzer or blush (you decide). After applying my makeup at home,
load one or both brushes with excess product, put the lids on, throw them in my purse and away I go!

This helps alleviate always having to carrying the compact and gives me a bit more room in my hand bag. Not much room, mind you, as I always have WAAAYYY too much “stuff” (as in many, many lip glosses) in my purse from the get go!

XOXO

Maureen

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February 24th, 2014

 

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One of the many reasons I love working with m. vie and Midnight Velvet, is their strong sense of giving back. Whether it’s through our Feeling Fabulous Makeover contest or the Giving Fabulous Contestthe sense of real, people appreciation is first and foremost. The “Makeovers” allow two individuals to, not only feel special but hopefully, allow them to look and feel more empowered as women. The Giving Fabulous Contest focuses on individuals that should be recognized for all of the good that they do within their communities and/or charities.

MV is so generous in both of these instances that it really makes me proud to be a part of the team that can make a little bit of difference in so many people’s lives.

Here’s to LOOKING, FEELING and GIVING FABULOUS!

Nominate someone (or yourself) today! 

Cheers!

XOXO

Maureen

 

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February 15th, 2014

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The Pastel Punch Collection is our nod to Spring 2014 fashion designers. Inspired by what’s shown on the runways this collection of wearable colors will give you the look that’s seen on our cover girl.The eyeshadow trio is applied as such, The green on the lid, The pink on the brow bone and the and the purple in the crease of the eye and under the lower lashes. The eye is given a soft definition with our  new Perfect Grey Eye Liner both on the upper and lower lash line. The Primrose Blush is swept across her cheekbones for a rosy glow. Finally, the lips are given a  pastel punch of color with the Fusion Lipstick topped with the Pastel Fusion Lip Shine. These are the colors of the moment that you do not want to be without!

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Punch up the color volume!!!

XOXO
Maureen

P.S. We’d love to see you try this look! Send us a picture on Facebook!

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February 7th, 2014

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Q: “What are blotting papers and how should I use them?”

Blotting Papers come in handy all year round. These are a great thing to keep in your purse to blot any excess oil from your face before reapplying your m.vie Mineral Foundation. This keeps you looking fresh and avoids you from getting too much of makeup build up on your face.

XOXO

Maureen

P.S.S. Have a question for Mo? Email us at socialmv@midnightvelvet.com or post on our Facebook page!

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January 31st, 2014

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Q: “How do I use an eyelash curler and is it important?”

Great questions! An eyelash curler does just that. It curls the lashes and adds a lift to your eyes, creating more of a wide eyed, well rested brightness to your entire face. 

When using an eyelash curler, always do so before applying your mascara. If mascara is already on the lashes, the mascara could dry causing the lashes to stick to the curler and be pulled out when the curler is opened! Goodness knows we certainly want to keep as many of our lashes for as long as we can!! Right?

The proper way to get an even curl is to clamp the curler gently to the base of the lashes (careful not to pinch the lid, yikes!) then press and hold a second. Repeat the same step several times, working your way up the lashes. Then apply as much mascara as you deem fit!

XOXO

Maureen

P.S. I’m happy to say our new Professional Eyelash Curler is exactly the one I have been using on our MV models. It is well constructed, amply padded and comes with a bonus refill!

P.S.S. Have a question for Mo? Email us at socialmv@midnightvelvet.com or post on our Facebook page!

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