Peek inside a celebrity MUA daily makeup routine …

So Vanity Girls, you met Priscilla Ono last week in our Vanity Girl spotlight  … but in case you didn’t jot down her daily makeup must-have’s to achieving high-glam perfection, here is a list of some of her faves!

Foundations:  Studio Fix by Mac; Giorgio Armani (I am dying to try this!  It always looks so beautiful)

Highlighters:  Prep & Prime by Mac; YSL Touche Eclat; Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick

Eyeliners:  Lime Crime colored liners; Sephora eyeliner stickers

Mascara:  L’Oreal Voluminous

Lips:  MAC, NYX, Lime Crime, Kat Von D Lip Stains (Backstage Bambi)

Brushes:  Sigma F88; Toki Doki

Hair Tools:  Croc Blowdryer and flat iron; Hot Tools

… and of course, her lighting of choice?  Black Broadway Desk by Vanity Girl Hollywood

In case you missed, here is the video:

What about you?  Have you tried any of these items? What are your daily Go-to’s?


Maxine @VanityGirl

How far will you go to avoid the sun?

Face-kini, Chinese Face Masks To Beach To Avoid Sun Exposure – Anti-Aging – Face – DailyBeauty – The Beauty Authority – NewBeauty.

I have a pesky sunspot that reminds me I have spent way too many days laying out the beach with inadequate sunblock (baby oil anyone?)  Which is why I used IS SkinCare’s 50 block while I was in the Dominican Republic (which PS we are giving away in this contest:

Anyway, New Beauty posted this article about the Face-kini, a FULL physical block for your face.  When I spent time in Japan, Philippines and Thailand, I did notice that there were shelves and shelves of lightening creams whereas here in Hollywood, the shelves are full of self-tanners, body bronzers and my obsession, leg makeup in a can.

I really do love how each country and even cities, define beauty differently which once again proves, beauty comes in all shapes, sizes and COLOR, so here’s to rocking our unique beauty with pride!

Cheers to all you Real Vanity Girls who do just that, all day … everyday.


Maxine @VanityGirl

PS – What do you think?  Bronze or Pale?  And what do you do to achieve that?  Tell me, tell me!   Comment below … From Lay-off to VanityGirl


I had no idea when I got laid off after 11 years with the American Cancer Society, that this journey would take me where it has. Sitting there at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica across from my (then) boyfriend who took this photo … I was full of so much fear. Would people actually like the vanities? Would I fail?

Well – people have liked them (thank you!) and I’m so grateful for this first piece of press.

People tell me we would revisit this writer, and let him know how far Vanity Girl has come … please expect our call and thank you! 

Product Pick: OCC Spring Lip Tars | Hollywood-style beauty stations, vanity mirrors and beauty tips


One of my pics from last weekend’s Makeup Show LA!

Ombre Nails, OCC Makeup and Vanity-Girl-TV

Love it – leave it to the cutting edge color fiends at Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics to talk about this edgy color technique. And see below to see my interview with OCC founder David from The Makeup Show LA.

Perfect Backstage Mirrors for Canadian Show


Our team just got a call from a traveling hypnosis show in Canada. They are building out their backstage area and needed lighted mirrors. AC told me that he liked ours because everything else he looked at just “wasn’t beautiful.” Thanks! Yeah – Kourtney & Kim Take NY just showed theirs again in a scene with her celebrity MUA Joyce Bonnelli – so we think it’s beautiful too.

And speaking of celebrity MUA’s – I’m getting new headshots tomorrow and how lucky am I that celebrity/Vogue/Bollywood MUA extraordinaire Jeffrey Paul said he would do my makeup.  Lucky girl indeed.

xo – M