TheLookbyV’s Holiday Gift Guide…

the look by V's Holiday Gift Guide

For the Makeup Maven

She follows every major makeup YouTube channel there is, can do the most precise cat eye you’ve ever seen, and is constantly telling you how to apply the perfect red lip…  Yep!  She’s the makeup maven in your life and here are some must-have gift ideas for her!  Continue reading


Do You Temptu…


When TEMPTU asked me to try out their new RubyRed AIRbrush blush I jumped at the chance.  Having seen the magic that is Temptu on several shoots and fashion shows I was beyond excited to finally call one of the AIRbrush kits my own.  Of course having a professional makeup artist use airbrushed makeup is one thing, thankfully using TEMPTU is beyond easy.

Click below to see how I achieved this look…

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A Glow From Within…

Veronica Taylor, Tyler Parker, makeup tips


During the summer months I love to go out looking as natural as possible.  To achieve the no makeup while wearing makeup look I rely on this little trick:

Applying blush BEFORE my tinted moisturizer!

I start with my regular moisturizer(with an SPF of course), then apply a cream blush (like Julie Hewett’s Rosie Cheekie Palette) deep coral or berry to the apples of my cheeks, and then gently apply my Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer over it with a blending brush.

 These steps will help you achieve that “glowing from within” look.

Advice From Meryl…



 “For young women, I would say don’t worry so much about your weight. Girls spend way too much time thinking about that, and there are better things. For young men, and women, too, what makes you different or weird—that’s your strength. Everyone tries to look a cookie-cutter kind of way, and actually the people who look different are the ones who get picked up. I used to hate my nose. Now I don’t. It’s OK.”

Beauty Must-Haves for Coachella…

TheLookbyV's Beauty Must-Haves for Coachella
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This product is a moisturizer, an acne fighter, and a sunblock all rolled up into one little bottle. Murad’s Anti-Aging Moisturizer with SPF 20 is small enough to fit in your bag so you have no excuse not to reapply.
Nobody likes chapped lips! Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm to the rescue! It keeps your lips kissably soft and for those late night after party make outs and has a nice scent of mint that will jump off your pucker.
 Nobody wants to fry themselves the first day out on those polo fields. It’s very important to apply SPF all over the body especially your scalp. I find the spray bottles an easy way to achieve full coverage without getting to greasy. Part your hair however you’re planning on wearing it that day and spray about 10 inches from the head, or apply with your hands.
Hydrate! Hydrate! Hydrate! Especially if you’re drinking! One bottle of water for every one cocktail
I swear by Laura Mercier’s Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer. The lightweight formula evens out skin tone, protects from the sun, and never gets greasy or feels like it’s clogging my pores. It’s the perfect base for any concert goer.
Just because your dressed like a hippie doesn’t mean you have to smell like one! Donna Karans travel size Cashmere Mist deodorant is the perfect way to stay fresh all the way until the last act.
Lets be honest, after we get home from a long day of Coachella-ing the last thing we want to do is wash our faces and go through our usual regime of removing the days dirt and grime. These wipes help to speed up the process! They’re also good for a mid day wipe down at the concert!Have a great Coachella 2014!!!

TheLookbyV’s Holiday Gift Guide…

Last Minute stocking stuffers

Last Minute Stocking Stuffers

Time is running out and if you’re looking for the perfect stocking stuffers for your favorite beauty addict The Look by V has the perfect guide for you.  All items below are cult favorites and easy to find at any mall.  So go ahead and get her that little something she really wants to find in her stocking.