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    My name is Victoria Roggio.  I am a Philadelphia based Makeup Artist and Stylist working in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Beyond (you name the place and I’ll travel there).  

I was born and raised in the Republic of Moldova, Eastern Europe.  Since I was a child, I’ve always been fascinated with art and the professional makeup industry.  My mother was a makeup artist who I spent years shadowing as an apprentice.  Since then, I’ve created my own philosophy and it’s simple.  I believe in my artistic talent and I believe in myself.  I use my creative skills and vision to help bring out the best in people while keeping an emphasis on their natural beauty.  

I will help you achieve the perfect look for any occasion, using makeup to enhance your natural features and to project an attractive persona that maintains it’s own distinct character.  I love what I do and that type of passion speaks for itself. 

I am available for commercial and editorial shoots along with weddings or any other unique event.  Please feel free browse around and definitely reach out to me if you’d like to learn more about my services offered or would like to collaborate. 



    Warm regards,

     

LOUD-MOUTHED LADIES

Bright lips will be everywhere this season! Everywhere you turn you’ll be seeing brave women with even braver lips! If you’re thinking about tackling this trend, there’s a few things you should keep in mind; but luckily Makemeuppretty has all of the essential tips you should know before you pick up that tube of fuchsia!

* So who shouldn’t rock bright lips? Women with thin lips. Sorry ladies, but if you’re a thin-lipped lady, you’ll want to stay away from bright colors. Instead, try drawing attention to your beautiful eyes! Try a daring smoky eye instead and you’ll still be turning heads! Stick to nudes and glosses for those lips of yours.

* Perfect prep. Before applying your bright color, make sure to prep your lips correctly. You want to make sure your lips are smooth and free of dead skin. You can exfoliate your lips to alleviate these pesky flakes that will cause your lipstick to go on unevenly and look blotchy. The skin on your lips is a lot thinner and more sensitive than the skin on your face, so don’t use your normal face-wash exfoliator. Instead, try an exfoliator made especially for lips, such as e.l.f. Studio Lip Exfoliator which is a steal at only $3!

* Contemplating Complexion. Every skin tone looks better with a certain color than others. Below are some guidelines to think about when purchasing a lip color, but at the end of the day, just make sure you’re happy with the color!

* Fair skin. Fair skinned ladies can totally rock neon colors! Try neon pink which will bring out the pink undertones in your skin. Make sure your colors have cool tones, though, as warm tones will tend to wash you out.

* Medium skin. If you have a medium complexion, you’ve been blessed by the lipstick gods. Your skin tone is cohesive with just about any color. Mix it up and experiment; find the color that you love and rock it, girl!

* Olive skin. Because of the greenish undertones in your complexion, cool colors will perfectly contrast your tones and allow your makeup to look put together. Look for lip colors with bluish or cool undertones.

* Dark skin. Similar to medium skin, dark-skinned goddesses can rock almost any and every bright lip color. If you’re looking for a statement, try to purple or an orangey-red which will stand out beautifully against your skin.

* What about the rest of your face? The cardinal rule of bright lips is to allow them to be the focus of your face. This means minimal makeup otherwise. A few coats of mascara, a bit of blush, and glowing foundation usually does the trick. If you feel uncomfortable will bare eyes, a small amount of eyeliner is subtle and not too much. Above all else, make sure your tones match! What this means, is that if you’re wearing a lip color with warm undertones, make sure your blush also has warm undertones. The same goes for cool tones. If you mix tones, your makeup will look extremely incohesive and mismatched. Turn heads, don’t break necks!

BY REBECCA DIEROLF

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Stripes, and Leopard, and Floral! Oh, My!

Spring is almost in full swing, and we all know what that means: new trends! A trend you’ll be seeing this season is mixing different patterns. Previously thought to be a fashion faux-pas is now a fashion revolution! Stripes and leopard, floral and polka-dots…the possibilities are endless! However, this can prove to be a daunting task in fear of looking like someone who just walked out of a carnival freak show. Luckily, Makemeuppretty has the top six tips you need to know when it comes to tackling patterns and prints this season!

 * Avoid more than two patterns. When you have an overwhelming amount of patterns, the eye gets confused and can cause the outfit to look like a pattern-nightmare. By sticking to two main patterns, you’re able to find the perfect balance between tacky and chic.

* Patterns can balance an outfit. Simple patterns like black and white stripes and polka-dots can actually act as the tool that brings the outfit together. They match with essentially everything so they’re super easy to play around with and experiment.

* Stick to the same color palettes. To ensure that your look drops jaws, make sure there is at least one color in both of the prints. This common color will tie the two prints together, making it look more cohesive.

*  Attract. Try not to put two big prints together. Try one small print and one big one. They will complement each other perfectly without making you look like wallpaper.

* Break it up. Don’t do pattern overkill. Pairing two patterns with a neutral color will help even the outfit out and allow all of the patterns to be more united.

* Own it! Have confidence in your look—that’s the most important part! Confidence is sexy. When you have confidence in yourself, it reflects onto those around you. Make sure you wear it proudly and strut down the street like you just got off of a runway! The best way to feel outwardly beautiful is to first start inwardly!

Written by:  Rebecca Kate Dierolf

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Bridal Makeup Trials: What To Remember

Most brides who have their wedding makeup professionally done opt to do a trial run before the big day. This is a great idea, it ensures that you and your makeup artist are on the same page beforehand, so you don’t end up looking like a totally different person. Here are some tips for getting the most out of your makeup trial:

1. Book Your Makeup Trials Well In Advance

Don’t make the mistake of leaving your bridal makeup trials to the last minute, after all you want your face be as perfect as your gown.  Start your trials as much as 12 months, and at least 3 months, before your wedding day. Then be prepared to meet again in the weeks leading up to the wedding to do a run-through.

2. Dress the Part

Wear a white top and have your hair trial maybe on the same day with your makeup trial, that way you will be able to easily visualize your entire bridal look.

3. Bring Pictures 

This is obvious, but it’s incredibly helpful to see everything you like in one place so you can pinpoint the similarities between the looks that you’d like to replicate. Is it the glowing skin? The strong eyebrows? The shades of shadow? If possible, try to include photos of women who look somewhat similar to you. It’s much harder for both you and your makeup artist to envision how you want the makeup on your bronzed skin to look if you’ve only brought pictures of fair-skinned beauties. It is always helpful to have some photos of yourself with makeup looks you really like.

4. Natural Is Not Always Best

Keep in mind that the best makeup artist has many objectives: how you look in person; what is going to suit the lenses of the photographer and videographer; what makeup works in a variety of lights – natural indoors and outdoors as well as day and night; plus of course what brings out your best features and the style of the hair and gown.

5. Speak Up and Be Open-Minded

While it’s great to have an idea of what you want, it also helps to go in with an open mind. Determine your non-negotiables ahead of time—you will not wear dark lipstick or black eyeliner, for example—so you can remain open to other suggestions, like trying a different eye makeup or having your eyebrows filled in. If you hate it, don’t hesitate to say something! Pretending you love it isn’t fair to you or the makeup artist, who likely wants to please you. We are here to help you in any way possible and make you happy with the final results.

6. Photograph The Results

This helps you get a feel of how your makeup will look in your wedding day photos. Remember: Makeup can translate very differently once captured on camera. By taking some self portraits once you jump out of the chair and throughout the day/night you’ll then be able to review how the makeup worked for the camera, be it an amateurs, and also workout what you will need for touchups. Remember Hair and Makeup isn’t permanent so changes can always be made and it’s important for both parties that you leave happy and  excited!

Above all have fun with your trials, you will walk away with new tricks and products that will probably change your outlook on beauty for life!!!

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Eyebrow Shaping with Victoria Roggio at the Rescue SPA

I catch feelings for like an hour and then go back to thinking about more important things like my eyebrows…

Products  I use for the brow shaping are:

1. Tweezerman Tweezers

2. If you are trying to grow your brows or fill in the area where you have sparse hair I recommend trying the Revita Brow Gel.

3. To accentuate your brows,  I pencil them in using either a brow pencil By Terry or Chantecaille Brow Definder.

4. To set your brows I use different shades of Brow Gels BY Terry or Tweezerman Brow Mousse. 

 

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A Tendenza Wedding, Philadelphia

 

Photographer: Andy Todes

Makeup: Victoria Roggio

Hair: Amanda D’Andrea

Wedding Dress Designer: Reem Acra

Bridesmaids Dresses: BCBG

Reception:Tendenza

Florist:Beautiful Blooms

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