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.

August 2nd, 2014




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


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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!



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 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!




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July 11th, 2014



It seems like yesterday we were shooting the MV Fall Catalogue last Spring. Now it’s Summer and the Fall Catalogue should be coming your way soon.

Check out all of the fabulous new MV Fall Fashions for you and your home. Here are some pics of us putting together the shot for our new, exclusive Midnight Velvet Luxury Satin Ruffled Comforter and Shams.  

Ring. Ring. . . “Hello, is this Midnight Velvet? I’ll take the King set please!” ;)


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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:)


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



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June 20th, 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!

Whew, we just wrapped the MV Holiday 2014 shoot in Chicago. Lots of sparkly, glamorous “must-haves” coming your way! :)  

We were up, down and all around Chicago’s fabulous Gold Coast shooting out little hearts out. I hope you enjoy some of the Behind The Scenes snaps:)

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June 12th, 2014


Midnight Velvet Feeling Fabulous Contest


It’s that time of year again! No, not when you can get a tan or not when you can put the top down on your convertible . Well, you can most definitely do those things but I’m talking about the time of year when you can enter the Feeling Fabulous Makeover Contest!!

It’s one of my favorite contests to participate in. The winners get flown to Chicago for a magical weekend filled with fun and surprises from MV. Most of all, the winners will receive a head to toe makeover. I just love sharing this special time with the wonderful women we’ve met through this journey.

Don’t hesitate and get to entering the Feeling Fabulous Makeover Contest! Tell us why you think you need a makeover!






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May 30th, 2014




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!!




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May 23rd, 2014

St. Tropez Strapless Maxi Dress

Even if you can’t quite get to St. Tropez, you can at least look the part in Midnight Velvet’s St. Tropez Strapless Maxi Dress. This easy breezy dress is a must for this Summer. Dress it up with strappy heels or dress it down with some cute flats.

The m. vie Mineral Makeup Pastel Punch Collection is the perfect accessory to compliment the vibrant colors of the Maxi.

Don’t forget this Season, it’s all about the bling… Bigger is better! Please check out the amazingly hip earrings and necklaces that MV is touting this Spring/Summer:)

Send us a photo of your summer look. :) We’d love to see!  Upload it to our Facebook  page or email us at!


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May 18th, 2014


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I was noticing some of you wrote a review our m. vie Mineral Makeup Starter Kit. Thank you for taking the time to share with us. I’d like to acknowledge a few of these reviews and comment as well.

Eva from Portsmouth, VA writes: I love, love, love this product it was the first time I have ever used mineral make up and I can’t believe how awesome it is. I will never wear foundation again. It was a perfect match because I have very fair skin that burns easily. I have received so many compliments on how beautiful my skin looks. It is truly amazing. I was hesitant to 

purchase this product because I also have very sensitive skin but I have only had positive results. It is well worth its price and I will purchase it time and time again. My mom who doesn’t wear make up is asking for some. I am extremely satisfied.”

My Response: “Wow Eva, we couldn’t ask for a nicer review, thank you! Yes, the minerals help protect the skin from outdoor elements and some of the ingredients like green tea extract and lavender are calming to a sensitive skin. Glad you you are enjoying the product!” 

Millie from Archbald, PA writes: “Foundation was perfect for my face. Coverage is great. Blush and lipstick were too dark, though.”

My Response: “Thank you Millie. So glad you like the foundation, it’s my favorite too. Try tapping the blush brush once the product is on the brush. This allows for a softer application. Then go over the blush with the excess foundation on the foundation brush. This helps to blend the blush. Also, if you add clear lip gloss to the lipstick this will soften the color. At least you can get some use of the colors. Hopefully, you will try other colors the next time.”

Candis from Tampa, FL writes: “After using the mineral makeup, I do not want to go back to liquid or regular makeup. I can see why women love this product :D

My Response: “Yes, Candis, I agree. This m. vie Mineral foundation is a much more natural look and feel compared to a liquid foundation.”

Shirley from Chicago, IL writes: ”The makeup was very nice. The container too small for that price.”

My Response:  “Hi Shirley. Yes, the containers are smaller in the starter kit than if you purchased them separately. This makeup is different that most as it is such a high quality product, it is very concentrated and a little bit goes a long way.”

Thank you again Ladies for sharing your thoughts and experiences. I learn so much from you all everyday!


P.S. If you have questions about our m.vie Mineral Makeup Starter Kit, check out How & Why Mineral Makeup Video:

Simple “How and Why” mineral makeup application tips from Maureen Burke


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