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 28th, 2014

 

 

Here is a sneak peek Behind The Scenes (BTS) of MV’s 2014 Feeling Fabulous Makeovers.

The 2 Winners arrived at Chicago’s downtown Hyatt Recency in style. That was just the beginning of an action packed few days. We wined, dined and went sight seeing all over the Windy City. We even managed to fit in a matinee at the theater one day.

Monday was the biggest day of all. The ladies where whisked to the photo studio first thing in the morning where they were greeted with a catered breakfast (photo shoot style) and a friendly camera crew. Our team of expert hair stylists and colorists, from Bird’s Nest Salon, showed up to consult with or lucky ladies on camera then scooped them away to be coiffed at the salon.

Once they returned to the studio, they were met with a catered lunch and ready to begin their makeup application with Moi :) Finally, they were fashionably styled by our Celebrity Stylist, Marcellas Reynolds. Our lovely Winners were glamorized from head to toe!

The MV Style Team and Winners celebrated “Chicago Style” at a swanky downtown restaurant along the river that evening whilst looking and feeling fabulous!

Please stay tuned as the video and reveal will be coming soon!

XOXO

Maureen

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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!

XOXO

Maureen

P.S. Try this festive 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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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!

XOXO
Maureen

 

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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!

 

XOXO

Maureen

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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:)

XOXO
Maureen

P.S. Try this festive 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 19th, 2014

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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 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!

XOXO
Maureen

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

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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 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. 

XOXO
Maureen

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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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