Category Archives: Tutorials

Makeup Mash-Up Vol. 1

This is the first video tutorial for the Makeup Mash-Up series, where I try to use makeup in unconventional ways–face powders as eye shadow, lipstick as blush, etc. Let us know if you have any creative uses for makeup items you’d like to see tried out in a video! Continue reading

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Nicki Minaj “Turn Me On” Tutorial

This tutorial is for Nicki Minaj’s eye look from the “Turn Me On” music video. Some of you already know that she is one of my favorite artists–she is quirky and unique, and her creative lyrics put a lot of her male rappers to shame! Continue reading

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Shop MAC / Cook MAC Tutorial: Call Me Bubbles Eye Shadow Quad

Here is a Spring eye look using the Call Me Bubbles quad from the Shop MAC / Cook MAC collection. You can watch the video for step-by-step guidance and see the photos, below. Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day 2012 Tutorial Series

Searching for a Valentine’s Day look? Here are 4 very different looks ranging from subtle and natural to bold and artsy. You can click on each link for photos and watch the corresponding video.

Take your pick and let us know what look you’re sporting for Valentine’s Day! Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Tutorial Series: Bedroom (Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette)

This is a subtle smokey eye for Valentine’s Day. You can watch the video for step-by-step guidance and see the photos, below.

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Valentine’s Day Tutorial Series: First Love

This is a pink and silver eye look, accented by dark purple. You can watch the video for step-by-step guidance and see the photos, below.

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Valentine’s Day Tutorial Series: Ignite

Red. Hot. Ignite.

This is a bold red look for those of you who want to go a little crazy for Valentine’s Day. You can watch the video for step-by-step guidance and see the photos, below.

Please give the video a “thumbs up”! Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Tutorial Series: Sweetheart

This is a “sweetheart” look for Valentine’s Day. It features a light pink lid and brown crease to create a light, sweet eye look.

You can watch the video for step-by-step guidance and the photos, below. Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Series 2012: Taking Requests!

I’m planning on doing a Valentine’s Day Series this year, consisting of several looks. I’d like to do video tutorials for them, but I need your input!

Please leave any requests or ideas for different kinds of Valentine’s Day looks in the comments below. You just might see your look posted on this blog and on a YouTube video! Continue reading

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Tutorial: Everyday Face with e.l.f.

For a long time, I’ve had a pile of e.l.f. products waiting to be reviewed and used. In addition to (upcoming) reviews, I decided to test a bunch of them out and create a full-face look. This look is simple and good for daytime wear.

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