Revealing inner beauty through power of make-up
VIVIENNE Somers, 52, describes her job as bringing the inside out through a "transformative" experience.
"It has the capacity to reveal your innermost beauty," she said.
Vivienne's ideas of beauty and the mature face dip into the new age/anti-aging/ embracing aging debate.
"There's been an amazing paradigm shift. The belief system that you gave up ideas of beauty at a certain age have all but gone.
"Take away all the judgements," she declared.
Vivienne recalled, for example, an old adage that bright red lipstick was not an option for a "good" girl.
"Now all that's changed and replaced with a bunch of options."
For 25 years, Vivienne Somers has worked with celebrities from all over the globe, including networks Channel 7, Channel 9, Channel 10, Fox Sports, NBC Universal, fashion shows and commercials for major car, fashion, furniture, travel and food brands.
She has also worked with people who have overcome extraordinary challenges and achieved meaningful goals, yet a fresh makeover made them feel like a different person. And that surprised her.
"Inevitably, after their make-up was done, they would always comment how it made them feel so much better."
For a number of years, she was on hand to sweep the make-up brush across former Prime Minister John Howard's visage.
Her make-up artistry is also supplemented by her training in astrology and alternative health study of Reiki.
You will find more Vivieene Sommer and her make-up tips and philosophy at: You Tube channel: Vivienne Somers, In The Makeup Chair https://www.youtube.com/channel/
And website: http://www.viviennesomers.com/
"In fact everyone is beautiful - very beautiful - and at any age. You simply need to learn how to style your hair, apply make-up correctly for your face and skin type, and most important of all, to learn how to move with the make-up times," Celebrity make-up artist Vivienne Somers.