Monday, September 3, 2012


For those of you who have been following my career, I have been hosting an online talk show for the past year. And I am excited to say that WE ARE NOW ON NATIONAL TV!!!

You can watch Good Morning 90210 With Marianna on FilmOn Live
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7-9am PST


verizon channel 64
time warner channel 32
at&t channel 20
Also it replays at 2pm

And if you are away from your TV or don't receive the KLIM channel on your TV, it is also available online or on your iPhone at

Good Morning 90210 with Marianna Hewitt on the KILM channel is now reaching 3.9 million viewers

if you or someone you know would like to be a guest on the show - contact for appearance inquiries 


Pluriel Magazine Marianna's 10 Beauty Tips Article

Friday, August 10, 2012

messy beach hair tutorial

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Friday, July 27, 2012


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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

My How To Look Better In Photographs-Makeup Tips

How to look good in pictures is always a challenge. Some people are more photogenic than others. But since I’m always in front of the camera, and most of the time I prefer to do my own makeup for my photo shoots than most make artists, I thought I’d share some of my tips on how to photograph better. Here are a few tips on how to look good in pictures using make up.
Always use Matte Makeup, flat colors that don’t have sparkle or shimmer. When you are going to be photographed you want to avoid anything that is going to reflect light on your face. The camera flash will reflect light off the shimmer and will make you look shiny, distorted, and it will look unnatural.
Apply your make up in natural light. This is also best for every day makeup application as well as for photos. Indoor lighting can alter the appearance of your make up. Some lights may wash you out causing you to apply makeup too heavily. We’ve all seen pictures of ourselves where we thought our make up was good before we left the house.
Wear Lipstick! Skipping lipstick may cause your mouth to blend in with the rest of your face, and sometimes our natural lip color is a little strange. My lips turn blue when I’m cold, and I’m usually cold at photo shoots, so a good layer of a warm toned lipstick color is always a must for me. It is a good idea to contrast your features for best results also so choose a shade that is a little darker than your natural lip color.
If you don’t use blush when taking photos it will wash out your face, especially under a heavy flash. Blush adds definition and some color to your face.  Don’t over apply blush, just a little extra color on your face is good. And again, avoid blush with shimmer or sparkle in it.
Using black liner and mascara instead of brown or a color, works better for photos. If you normally use browns, instead use black because the darker hue will give you better contrast which will make your eyes pop. Just don’t go to heavy on the black eyeliner, you don’t want to look like a raccoon either.
Use more concealer! Covering up dark circles under our eyes or blemishes with a little concealer is fine for everyday use, but in pictures, use more concealer for better coverage to reflect light to conceal imperfections and make you look flawless. Just make sure to not have a shade that is too light, slightly lighter or matching your skin tone is best.  Also, blend the concealer extremely well, making sure not to increase fine lines or awkward coloring around the eye. Heavier concealer in real life looks noticeable, but in photos it isn’t, so feel free to use more than you normally would. Sometimes I get blemishes, or no sleep, and using a bit more concealer helps to make me look flawless in photos. Also, always use concealer after applying foundation!
I always use a yellow face powder which is better than shimmery or translucent powders for pictures. Although you might not think so, some powders will reflect the light leaving you with a shine or even make you look washed out in pictures. I’m sure neither of these looks are what you have in mind when trying to look good in pictures.
Contour cheekbones and any other places that you want a little correction. Look better in pictures by contouring  your facial features. You can use bronzer or contouring powder to brush on under your cheek bones, under your chin, along either side of your nose, and the outer corners of your forehead. Using a Fancy Cheeky Brush from Sunset Blonde Beauty for the best and most blended application!
Foundation is not always a necessity, but it does even out skin tone and imperfections. There is something about using foundation in photos that genuinely gives you an airbrushed look. I get asked all the time how I get my skin to look so flawless, and it’s a combination of having the right products and the right tools that works for you, along with practice and experience. My face is much paler than the my body, and so I always like to even it out and change the color of it with a little foundation in a darker shade. You may have red spots, scars, veins, blemishes, discoloration, etc, that you are used to seeing every day, and might not even notice. Or maybe you are very well aware of what’s on your face. For photos, foundation along with concealer can make a huge difference with your skin. Getting some assistance from a professional with selecting the right shade of foundation is always a must. Most people can’t tell what shade they need to match their skin. Using the right foundation will help you look better in photos.
Use eye drops to get rid of any red lines in your eyes, if you even have any. Bloodshot eyes are not pretty. You also make your eyes look a little bigger and clearer by using a little white shadow to highlight on the inside corners of both eyelids.
Looking better in photographs is easy with a few helpful makeup tricks. You can also take a few practice shots before heading out, bring your makeup with you, for touch-ups or to correct something you might not have otherwise noticed.  Make sure your make up looks as good in pictures as it does in person.


Sunset Blonde

New Fav: MAC Pro Longwear Lipglass

MAC Pro Longwear Lipglass in the color PATIENCE, PLEASE.

If you are a fan of MAC lip glasses, you will love this new one they just came out with that is a long wearing formula. Very thick and sort of sticky when you press your lips together, but very smooth against your tongue. It is not like any other long wearing lip gloss that I’ve tried, a different consistency, and no gross drying feel. I suggest applying the least amount possible and sort of rub and press your lips together until the color is even and blended onto your lips.
It comes in a bunch of different shades:

Pro Longwear Lipglass ($18.50 US)

Patience, Please Light pale pink
Ready or Not! Neutral light coral with pearl
Infinitely Likable Light pink
Show Me! Mid-tone neutral plum
Whoops! Bright coral (red/orange)
Full Speed Ahead Magenta
Driven by Love Red (blue undertone) with pearl
Lasting Achievement Midtone purple with pearl
Dark as Night Deep plum with pearl
Realistically, they don’t last as long as they claim to on me, but I’m happy that it lasts longer than any regular lip gloss!


Sunset Blonde

Monday, July 2, 2012

Mixed Metal Eyeshadow

Rose Gold and Gold.

Mixing metals can be fun with jewelry, so why not with makeup? I got creative with my eyeshadow this morning and decided to apply 2 different metallic shades to my eyelid.

I used a highly pigmented, very yellow gold shade from urban decay called Honey, and a new Kevyn Aucoin eyeshadow shade that I got in Copper. The name of it is copper, but I think it looks more like a rose gold color, because of it’s soft shimmery pinkish shade. I started with the rose gold shade and applied it all over my eyelid and blended it up into the crease, concentrating more color on the outer corners. I then applied it underneath my lower lash line. Then with the Honey (gold) color I applied it right over the rose gold on the inner corners of my upper eyelid, and gentle blended the edge with the rose gold.

I finished the look by lining the outer corners of my inner rims with black gel eyeliner from Trish McEvoy, and applying Loreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black. I also used Bobbi Brown Metallic Lip Color in Gilded Pink. I don’t find it to be metallic though, it’s more like a brownish pink. A nice compliment to the rose gold on my eyes.


Sunset Blonde

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Whisper Goddess

I really love how my eyes look when I do my eye makeup this way. Similar to my Signature Eyes Look. I usually choose 2 shades, a light one, and a dark one. I always apply the light shade to the inner corners of my eye and sweep it across my eyelids, and under the brow bone. Then with the Deluxe crease brush from Sunset Blonde I lightly coat the bristles in the darker shadow, and work it into the outer corners and crease of my upper eyelid. I then blended the darker color into my eyelid with a clean Sunset Blonde Soft Blender Brush. I also smudged a light layer of the darker shade along my bottom lash line under my eye with the baby bullet brush. 

I used 2 eyeshadow colors from Kevyn Aucoin, the lighter one is a shimmery pink shade called Whisper, and the darker is a shimmery wine color called Goddess.

Using a black eyeliner pencil by Stila in Stingray, I lined the inner rims of my eyes only on the outer corners, and finished the look with Loreal Voluminous Mascara!


Sunset Blonde

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Choo Inspired Outfit

When I saw these on Katy Perry at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, I fell in love!
Gold & Pink CHOOs!?

Yes, please!

She paired her pink Jimmy Choo Beak Sandals  stilettos with a multicolored Atelier Versace mini.

I also saw them later on Stacy Keibler to her appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, wearing them with an all pink matching dress.

My sweet fiance went out of his way to make sure I had them. Since they are such a fun shoe, they are a little hard to pair with outfits without looking too cheesy. The sandals feature gold mirrored leather, molded fuchsia jersey strapping, multi-strap style, and a 110mm stiletto heel. I like that these don’t have a platform in the front. So many shoe styles now a days have a platform, and I think there is something so classic and sexy about a shoe without one.

I’ve worn them a few times, but the outfits never felt quite right. All of a sudden when getting dressed for dinner the other night, I just knew what to wear for once, and it was all inspired by these shoes!

I picked up the shoes, and said to my self, ok, my favorite black mini skirt from H&M, bright shirt? Oh, I had the perfect shirt, a purple flowy blouse that my girlfriend gave me for Christmas from Bloomingdale’s, and a Dolce & Gabbana black blazer with pink lining. The lining on the blazer is a gorgeous pink that matches the shoes! It’s my favorite blazer because when I roll up the sleeves on the blazer it gives it that perfect pop of pink! If I want it to be all black, I just roll the sleeves down. Such a great piece to have in your wardrobe. Special, but also very classic.  Since color is really in fashion right now, and black is never out, this outfit was the perfect sexy little dinner outfit with my fiance that showcased my favorite Jimmy Choos.

See, the Choos match the pink lining on the blazer!


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P.R. Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick

I tried out a new lipstick today at my photo shoot. When I was at Target I grabbed these 2 shades of Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick. I love having moisture on my lips so I usually go for glosses, but I wanted to test these out, because lipsticks always look better at photo shoots.

Colors Nude Delight and Pink Chic

I got it in 2 colors, a nude and a pink. I ended up layering a gloss underneath the lipsticks. I used both colors, i applied a light layer of clear gloss on my lips, applied the pink shade until it was well mixed with the gloss on my lips, and then I applied a single coat of the nude shade on top to tone down some of the brightness of the pink.

I loved the results so I wanted to share this with you!

here is what I found about the lipstick on the Rimmel website
“Moisture Renew Lipstick SPF 18″
Moisturizing Lipstick
Smooth Lips, Good Color!
“This moisture-infused lip essential reduces lip dryness by up to 65% for smoother lips and better color. Developed with SPF 18 and a cutting edge Self Adapting Moisture Complex that features Hylaronic Acid, Collagen and Vitamins A, C and E to nourish lips, leaving them with a smoother surface for better color application and wear. 24 creamy, moisturizing shades come richly wrapped in an elegant metallic purple case.”


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Beauty Shopping

Here is where I mainly go to buy my beauty products:
Where I buy a lot of my drugstore brand products, fragrances, my curling irons, and salon products such as nail polish and hair products. I buy them here. Because they have a points program with membership for anyone, frequently offer coupons, discounts, and sales. I also like them because they have drugstore brands and prestige cosmetics in one location. They also sometimes will give you free samples if you know to ask for them upon checkout.

I don’t get a discount here, but I like some of the Sephora brand products, as well as some of the newer beauty products on the market. They will also take back any returns so if makeup breaks or isn’t the right color they accept your return easily.

12640 Riverside Drive, Valley Village, CA 91607
As a professional makeup artist I shop here for supplies for my makeup kit, and I get 20-40% off of the makeup brands that they carry. Anyone can go in this store, but you need proof that you are a makeup artist to get the discount. They also carry makeup forever products which I love, and I get 40% off of.

4400 Riverside Drive  Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 846-0579
 This is where I buy beauty products for my kit as well as my favorite concealers and I love their brand of cream foundation.

They have some of the best prices for the same things that you can get at the drugstores. I always stock up on the Banana Boat Summer Color Self-tanner in Deep Dark color at Walmart because it’s usually around only $6. I also buy my favorite mascara there the Loreal voluminous mascara.
A great place to find beauty products for a lot cheaper, such as some of the bronzes/self tanners that I like to use. Just make sure you check the ratings and who you are buying from.
A great way to buy beauty and drugstore brands that you are familiar with already. If you want to stock up, or avoid making a trip to the store for products you already love, this is a great way to online shop.

Has a few brands that the other beauty stores don’t, some of the higher end makeup lines like that I like including Chanel, Giorgio Armani, Kevyn Aucoin.
Where do you mainly shop for beauty products? Tell me what your favorites are, and where you buy them?


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