I was truly super excited and glad to be able to interview this amazing man!
He is a celebrity makeup artist over 20 years and has made so many celebs look Gorgeous. From Reese Witherspoon, Jane Fonda and Liv Tyler the list goes on. In the music world Florence and the Machines, Courtney Love, Joan Jett and the Foo Fighters and of course Lady Gaga. He worked on television shows such as American Idol ,and He has been featured on a bunch of television shows such as a beauty expert on NBC’s The Today Show. He also worked numerous times with BET ,the style network, TLC, MTV and VH1..He has also worked as a trainer and in product development for brands such as Makeup Forever, MAC, YSL, Armani and Stila.
He writes for one my favorite beauty sites called Beautylish! (Building a better kit)
And of course! He is the Director of Education and Artistry for The Makeup Show, The Powder Group and the WWD Beauty Inc Award winning Ardency Inn.
So now that you know little bit about this amazing make up artist let's start the interview!

1.WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR INSPIRATION FROM? 

(JV) The world around me, music, energy, art, and fashion. 

2.HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A MAKEUP ARTIST AND HOW DID YOU GET

(JV) Over 20 years. I started behind the counter at MAC when they were brand new in the US and worked hard every day to set and reach new goals.  


4.What is your least favorite trends? 

(JV) Overdrawn Instagram eyebrows, contour that serves no purpose, too much foundation.

5.What is your favorite feature you like to do on someone's face?

(JV) Eyebrows and complexion

6.What's hot and trending for Valentine's Day 

(JV) I love soft and flushed for Valentine's Day. Minimal foundation with a link cheek and pop of color on the lips. Mimic the type of flush you would have when you really see someone cute across the room. Try Temptu Air as your foundation for the most flawless face that looks minimal. Pair it with Crown Brush Bronzer and NARS The Multiple in Orgasm and South Beach for a really seductive flush. Inglot pink lipsticks come in all shades and you will find one perfect for your skin tone. If you want more drama use a black Liner pen like Eve Pearl or Make Up For Ever with a lot of lash. I love NARS Audacious Mascara. Keep the cheek minimal and wear a dramatic red like OCC Lip Tar in NSFW. Classic and sexy always works. 

7.WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT MAKE UP? 

(JV) I love the way makeup allows expression and individuality. It has been used since the beginning of time in important ceremonies and to show strength or belonging. I love that makeup can be transformative or minimal and still show you the most beautiful aspects of the face.
 
8.WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT BEAUTY ADVICE THAT YOU CAN GIVE TO WOMEN? 

(JV) Be yourself and love yourself and use makeup to celebrate yourself. 

9.WHAT PRODUCTS DO YOU THINK SHOULD BE A STAPLE IN EVERY WOMAN'S PURSE?

(JV) Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre, Senna Cosmetics Brow Gel, Eve Pearl Powder, NARS The Multiple in South Beach, MAKE UP FOR EVER gloss, Kevyn Aucoin candlelight.  

10.WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE MAKEUP PRODUCT? 
(JV)Embryolisse Lait Creme and cream foundation.