Contouring Tutorial with Diana Elizabeth + Mariana Marie

Contouring Tutorial with Diana Elizabeth + Mariana Marie

Diana emailed me a couple weeks back asking if I wanted to do a guest blog post for her. I was more than happy to do so. We started brain storming on what to do. I have always wanted to start doing video blog posts, and since D is a talented photographer, who better to do my FIRST one with!? Check it out! xoxo




Emily and I went to high school together. Her lovely sister, Erin and I were best friends. Emily is a talented diver, and met her husband while in college. I am so excited for her to be married, and start her new life with her amazing husband!

Here are a few photos of Emily and her, oh so beautiful, bridal party! I loved being a part of your special day, beautifying you and your girls was such a pleasure! Photo credit: to the talented, Melissa Young Photography. Melissa has photographed some of the most memorable times in my life: engagement, maternity, and my daughters life. So blessed to be friends with her. Please go to her site, and check out more of her photos! She is so talented!

Hair  and Makeup: Mariana Marie


Mariana Marie

BridalBliss: Campbell Wedding

Such a beautiful bride. Married at the Hotel Del Coronado, in San Diego, California.

Nicole’s beach side wedding was gorgeous! There was only family at the ceremony, and the Father’s of the Bride and Groom officiated the wedding. I love how sophisticated and high fashion she looks in her dress while standing in the white sand! I had the pleasure of doing Nicole’s makeup and hair, and her mothers. It was such a treat. Thanks for letting me a part of your special day!

Thank You Whitney Darling for all the Photos!

Super Excited to Announce!!! YOUNGBLOOD

  I love all things natural,

so I am excited to announce another hand picked line, by me!

I was first introduced to Youngblood in Napa, California. While on vacation, celebrating my anniversary with my husband. Go figure, that I find myself in a makeup boutique while on vacation!? Lucky me, my husband didn’t mind..there was a cigar store right next to the makeup store. The executive education trainer for YBS was in store that day.  Super random that we both were there, but great, because he gave me a mini rundown of the product and some samples to go home with!

This is when I feel in love!

I put the lipstick on, which was a perfect pink for me, and then continued on wine tasting the whole night!I did not reapply!!! IT LASTED THROUGH wine tasting?! I was astonished. I have worn many lip colors and never had anything stay on and hydrate my lips like this product. The next day, I tried out the mineral primer and liquid foundation. Yet, again, I was blown away by the coverage and control of the product! I knew I had to get my lil hands on more!

YOUNGBLOOD cosmetics has stolen my heart.

Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics manufactures and supplies the highest quality cosmetics to doctors, aestheticians, spas, med-spas, and salons worldwide.

The concept of a mineral makeup is great, but I do feel like there is a lack of higher quality products on the market. YB totally fills that gap.

I have tried them all, nothing compares!

Majority of their products are Gluten Free! Some of my clients have very sensitive skin and/or a Gluten intolerance, so this is the perfect solution for them.

The line offers everything from primers, foundations, lips, eyes and tools!

I can’t wait to start sharing the YB love with my clients!


Mariana Marie

What products I use, and why?! DAY2

Yesterday, I started sharing with y’all the products that I love and stand behind.

Day one: I started with sharing my love for Bobbi Brown Cosmetics.

Today, I will share with you some products from the Laura Mercier line.

Here are my top 5 products from Laura and why I use them (in no specific order)!

Here we go:

1.Silk Creme Foundation: This is for that client that needs full coverage. It gives a beautiful semi matte finish. I love how it fills in any large pores and acne scaring. Silk Creme covers anything, and beautifully. I call it my airbrush in a bottle.

2. Eye Basic in Wheat: I use this as my eyeshadow base (or primer some would call it) on every single client. Any shadow on top of this product pops, because the wheat shadow has neutralized the natural lid color. Its also a great all over color if you want a simple neutral eye.

3. Cake Tight Liner: EVERYONE should own this product. This is the product that made Laura Mercier famous. It is designed to be placed in the lash line. Any eye will POP because of it.

4. Setting Powder in Universal: I set every client with this powder. It evens out all coverage and locks in the makeup. It has a beautiful HD photo finish. I love the invisible coverage, and literally sets on any skin tone.

5. Brushes: I use all the brushes in this specific travel set in full length in my kit. The holiday set, that I linked to the blog, is great! I love the all over loose powder brush. I use the tight line brush on everyone, and its a true must have to use their liner correctly. The smudge brush is fantastic for creating anything from simple smokey eye to a dramatic game changing eye!

Hope you enjoyed learning about my favorite products from Laura Mercier!

I use Laura Mercier because the quality of the products. And yes, they are paraben free!!

Here is a fun photo from a recent bride in the Tight Liner and Setting Powder

Photo Credit : Stephanie Brunner

The bride is mid conversation and yet looks flawless!


Mariana Marie