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.

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.

XOXO
Maureen

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

 

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September 5th, 2014

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

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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:)

XOXO
Maureen

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

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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!

XOXO

Maureen

P.S. Try out this Look & share a photo! Email it to socialmv@midnightvelvet.com or post on our Facebook page!

 

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August 15th, 2014

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

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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!

XOXO

Maureen

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

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August 2nd, 2014

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Your tools/brushes are just as important as your makeup. The m. vie brush collection was designed for professional application. These brushes are exactly what I use on set during our photo shoots. Being the most of the brushes are duos you get a great value, two brushes for the price of one!

The Deluxe Spooly Wand & Tapered Angle Brush are a perfect duo for your eyebrows. Fill in the brows with color using the Tapered Angle Brush and blend the color through the brows. The Tapered Angle Brush is also perfect for powdered eyelier application.

The  firm end of the Camofluff Brush is great for applying your concealer and the fluffy side of the brush is great for blending eyeshadow.

Our Small Kabuki Brush is perfect for a flawless Mineral Powder Foundation and blush application. Please use a separate brush for each product. Perhaps try the Silver Retractable Kabuki Powder Brush for your foundation and the Small Kabuki for your blush. Load the Retractable Kabuki Brush with Mineral Powder Foundation, put the brush cover on and have in your purse for touch ups:)

When you’re on the go, our Covered Lip Brush is wonderful to have handy in your purse for a precise, professional lipstick application.

When applying eyeshadow, try using the Mini Chisel Fluff & Deluxe Fluff Brush. The Mini Fluff is perfect for applying eyeshadow under the lower lashes and filling in the eyebrows while the Deluxe Fluff allows you to contour the crease of your eye with expert ease. Also, this side of the brush may be used to apply eyeshadow smoothly on the eyelid.

Hopefully, some of these brush tips will be helpful. See what some of our customers have to say about our brushes:

AMAZING!!!! (Camofluff)
I use it everyday. it does wonders!! ive never had a brush that could do what this one does.

great find (Taper Angle)
love this brush it makes my brow a good definition … i love m.vie products..

Love it (Retractable Kabuki Powder Brush)
This is a great find I love my new little friend

XOXO
Maureen

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July 25th, 2014

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Rich & warm Fall colors adorn our Cover Model’s beautiful face. Get this look yourself by applying St. Tropez Blush to the apples of your cheeks over your m. vie Mineral Foundation.

The eyes are soft yet smokey. Apply the Tiramisu Eyeshadow all over your eyelid. Then shade the outer corner of the eye through the crease with the Bark Eyeshadow. Also, smudge a bit of Bark Eyeshadow under the lower eyelashes with the mini Chisel Brush. Softly add Pebble Eye shadow to the brow bone  and highlight under the arch of the eyebrow with the Candlelight Eyeshadow. Bark Eyeshadow can also be used to fill in the eyebrows with the Taper Angle Brush then blended with the Spooly Brush.

Black Eye Pencil is used to define the inner rim of lower inner lash line. Finally followed by a couple coats of our Smoke Mascara and voila! Eyes that speak volumes.

Finish off your new “Fall Face” with the perfect pout.  Cherry Bomb Lipstick is topped with 2 Cents Lip Polish. There you have it… Soft, Sexy and Smokey….Your new “Fall Face” the MV way!

XOXO

Maureen

P.S. You can also get this look with the Cocoa Eyeshadow Quad as well:)

P.S.S. Try out this Look & share a photo! Email it to socialmv@midnightvelvet.com or post on our Facebook page!

 

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July 18th, 2014

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There’s nothing as refreshing for your makeup and your skin as a spritz of our m.vie Mineral Mist. Read what some of our customers wrote about this fabulous product:

Our beautiful customer from Waverly, OH writes:
I am an older lady (almost 74) who chooses her makeup with great thought. I find that the m. vie mineral products are the best on the market, and the Mineral Mist is like magic! It soothes and refreshes and leaves a light glow on your skin. It sets your makeup so you require no retouching throughout the day. You will really miss out if you do not try this product. You must try the starter kit as I have found the mineral qualitySoot the best I have seen. I will never use another brand.

Another lovely lady from Milwaukee, WI writes:
refreshing and calming to my skin, spirit and mind

And finally, Lorrie from San Diego, CA writes:
This smells lovely and is full of good ingredients for the skin, I used Evian water before this, but I am enjoying this great scent of lavender, etc…I use it to set my make-up when it is done and for a pick me up to freshen my make-up after having it on all day, seems to have a soothing and cooling effect and leaves your skin dewy and healthy looking. It is a little bit pricey, so I will have to use sparingly, but I do love it and the scent is invigorating and relaxing at the same time. :)

Personally, I store an extra bottle in the fridge for an added cooling effect. This is one of my favorite Summertime treats for my face and frame of mind. The lavender has an amazing calming effect on the mind and body. Stay cool and Enjoy!

XOXO

Maureen

 

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July 8th, 2014

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Our gorgeous MV model pictured here represents the quintessential Summer look. A fresh face with a bit of color is achieved by using 4 key items: Mineral Foundation, Lavender Mist, Bronzer and Blush, applied in that order.

And as the warmth of Summer is upon us, I’m sure you’ve all noticed that you’re a bit more dewy than usual? Blotting papers are an easy solution. They are easy to carry even in the smallest of purses:) I never leave home without them. :)

Finally, there are always several brightly colored Lip Polishes or Shines to be found in the bottom of my bag. Essentials for sheer, Summer color and shine!

Put your best face forward this Summer by adding some m.vie to your beauty regime:)

XOXO,
Maureen

P.S. Try out this Look & share a photo! Email it to socialmv@midnightvelvet.com or post on our Facebook page!

 

 

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June 16th, 2014

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Q: “How do I make the whites of my eyes whiter?”

Good question, other than eyedrops and a good night’s sleep, there is a little trick to try. Simply apply a Navy Blue Eye Pencil to the inner lower rim of the eye. The blue appears to brighten the whites of the eyes:)

XOXO

Maureen

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

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May 30th, 2014

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As much as I’m a fan of sunscreen all year round, I believe a few added measures of protection, especially during the Summer months, are a favorable addition to your beauty regime.

In addition to a sunscreen the m. vie Mineral Foundation provides added protection to the face. The minerals themselves deflect the sun’s rays to an extent while other are wonderful ingredients such as green tea extract, lavender and ylang ylang keep the skin calmed and nourished.

Also, when spending time outdoors in the garden or at the beach, a hat is a wonderful deterrent to the sun’s powerful rays. Try to maintain good skin and prevent any possible damage that too much exposure to the Sun may bring by practicing some if not all of the above solutions.

Here’s to some fun in the Sun!!

XOXO

Maureen

 

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