All posts by Marissa Rhoades

Pinup Girl Makeup Tutorial

As requested by my dear cousin all the way across the country, I present to you all, my version of pinup girl makeup. I put a modern twist on a classic look, highlighting more than the true to period makeup. With so many advances in cosmetic technology, why not upgrade the look a little? My new must-have for a modern pinup look is MAC’s new Electric Cool eye shadow in “Pure Flash!” It adds the perfect amount of shine and irridescence to your lid for a hint of glamour. The most important factors in a pinup look are the winged liner and defined eyebrows. Tamed and sculpted brows give that polished finish that pinup models have. Brows are usually forgotten in most people’s makeup routine, but the attention you give to them can make or break your look. In my Pinup Girl Makeup Tutorial, I use some of my favorite beauty products including some new Sigma brushes. Thanks for watching. Enjoy!

Complete list of Products:

Brushes:
Sigma F88 Flat Angled Kabuki
Sigma P88 Precision Flat Angled
Sigma E45 Small Tapered Blending
Sigma E05 Eye Liner
Crown Brush C160 Angled Liner
MAC 318 Retractable Lip

Face-
Benefit That Gal Primer
4.0 Urban Decay Naked foundation
Pink Corrector Pixie Concealer
NC 30 MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer
Medium Plus MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural
Honey Rose MAC Magically Cool Liquid Powder
Thrrrob Benefit Blush Box

Eyes-
R.S.V.P. Benefit Creaseless Shadow (primer)
Orb MAC Satin Eye Shadow
Coquette MAC Matte Eye Shadow
Charcoal Brown MAC Matte Eye Shadow (brows)
Pure Flash! MAC Electric Cool Shadow
Noir Magnificence Lancome Ink Artliner (gel liner)
Brighten Clinique Cream Shaper for Eyes (limited edition color)
Bad Gal Benefit Mascara
Clear Lancome Modele Sourcils (brow gel)
013 Illamasqua False Lashes

Lips-
Benefit d’Finer d’Liner (discontinued)
Cherry Hot Topic Lip/Eye Pencil

Eden Rouge MAC Mattene Lipstick

Apple Red Lime Crime Carousel Lip Gloss

The New Way to Bronze Makeup Tutorial

Summer Trend 2012 has a new way to wear bronze, and I’ve got a new bronze makeup tutorial for you all!

Before we go into the “New Way to Bronze,” let’s talk about skin. This year’s makeup trends have really focused on skin. Healthy, hydrated, radiant, dewy skin is in! Leave all matte foundations behind and go satin or dewy. Contrary to popular belief, matte foundation does not look the most natural. Skin is not naturally matte, so how can that be true? *Boggles the mind.* For those of us who love our Lancome Teint Idole Ultra and MAC Studio Fix, try Lancome’s Teint Idole Fresh Wear or MAC Pro Longwear foundations instead. Both of these formulas have a medium to full coverage with a natural skin-like finish. These are also great for summer because they have a super long wear (Teint Idole Fresh Wear 18 hrs, Pro Longwear 15 hrs), Pro Longwear is waterproof (for all you sweaty sweaters out there), and both formulas help control oil.

This summer, bronze has a new look. Rule number 1: DON’T PUT BRONZER ALL OVER YOUR FACE! It was actually never cute, but this year, it’s a serious makeup faux pas. The only exception to this rule is if the bronzer is your skin color and you’re using it as a face powder. But if that’s the case, why aren’t you just using a face powder??? *Boggles the mind.* On clean, fresh skin, coppers, bronzes and terra-cottas should be placed strategically on the eyes lips and cheeks. We want to see 3 dimensional skin enhanced with warm colors rather than a flat face hiding behind a pound of bronzer.

Rule #2: DON’T FORGET TO HIGHLIGHT! Most people only highlight their brow bone, like that’s the only part of your face the light shines. *Boggles the mind.* What about the rest of your face? Let’s take a minute to think about what 3 dimensional means… There are light (1), medium (2) and dark (3!) shades of color that give dimension to to an object. When talking about makeup, we want a prominent cheekbone, slim jawline, the perfect cupid’s bow and a fierce brow. When we don’t have those things naturally, we have to create it with light, medium, and dark shades of makeup. Here it is simplified:

Face: Light = highlighter, Medium = blush, Dark = bronzer

Eyes: Light = brow highlighter, Medium = lid color, Dark = crease color

 

Moving on.

Keeping true to South Beach’s “no-makeup” makeup look, we should keep our faces simple and products minimal. In this tutorial, I’m only wearing a BB Cream with a tinted moisturizer. When I created similar looks for a couple fashion shows I worked this Spring, I would use MAC Studio Sculpt on skin that needed more coverage. I love Studio Sculpt because it’s a full coverage makeup with a dewy finish, so skin still looks like skin, not spackle. I also haven’t been using face powder very much this year because it takes away the dew. Here’s a tip, instead of setting with powder, use a setting spray instead. MAC and Urban Decay make great ones!

 

Good Bronze:

Perfect 3 dimensional makeup. Love the use of metallic texture.
Perfect color choices. Perfect placement.

Bad Bronze:

I love Hayden, and the highlighting is right, but the bronzer is not.
*Boggles the mind.*

 

I know this was a lot of info, so I’ll stop here for now. On with the show!

 

 

 

List of Products used:

Face-

Lioele Triple the Solution BB Cream

MAC Studio Moisture Tint – Medium Dark

MAC Magically Cool Liquid Powder  (Highlighter) – Honeyrose

MAC Studio Careblend Powder Bronzer – Gold-Go-Lightly (discontinued)

MAC Blush – Coppertone

MAC Gloss Texture Creme

MAC Mineralize Charged Water Spray (to set my makeup)

 

Eyes-

MAC Paint Pot (primer) – Rubenesque

MAC Metal-X cream shadow – Venetian Tarnish (discontinued)

MAC Pro Longwear Eyeshadow – Hot Paprika (used as eyeliner)

Lancome Le Crayon Poudre (brow pencil) – Taupe

Lancome Doll Eyes Mascara

 

Lips-

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick – Look At Her!

MAC Metal-X Creme Shadow – Venetian Tarnish (discontinued)

 

Thanks for watching my Bronze Makeup Tutorial!

 

Pick of the Week: Tarte Cheek Stain


I can’t get enough of Tarte Cheek Stain. It looks so natural and blends so easily with your fingertips. A 1 ounce stick of this solid gel based stain will last you a lifetime. It’s loaded with anti-oxidant packed ingredients such as passion fruit, goji berry, and pomegranate extracts. It’s paraben and fragrance free, plus Tarte helps save the Amazon Rainforest! It’s a little pricey at $30, but if can, this would be a great splurge. Don’t know how to apply it? Watch my Quick Demo featuring Tarte’s limited edition True Blood Cheek Stain.

Thanks for watching my tutorial on how to apply Tarte Cheek Stain!

Monster High Makeup Tutorial: Lagoona Blue

Hey Dolls! This Monster High makeup tutorial is for little girls. Yay! My beautiful daughter, Chibi Kitsch, will be the smart and gorgeous Lagoona Blue this Halloween. For her look, I omitted foundation, powder, eyeliner and mascara. I just think that’s too much for a 9 year old to wear, not to mention the difficulty of taking it all off. You can complete this look in 5 minutes with inexpensive alternatives to what I used.

List of Products:

Eyes:
Lancome Color Design Shadows – Personal Style (blue), Drape (white), Drama (purple)

Lips:
Lancome Color Design Lipstick – Poodle Skirt
Lancome Color Fever lipgloss – Sunbaked Coral

Face:
Estee Lauder Duo-Tone Eye Pencil – 02 Aquateal (limited)

Thanks for watching my Lagoona Blue Monster High makeup tutorial!

Monster High Makeup Tutorial: Frankie Stein


My first Halloween makeup tutorial ever is up and ready! My daughter and I are going to be Monster High dolls. I am going as Frankie Stein and she will be Lagoona Blue. This tutorial was intended for teens and adults since it requires a lot of makeup and lashes. Stay tuned for the Lagoona Blue tutorial for little girls.

Complete list of products used:

Face:
Lioele Triple the Solution BB Cream
Make Up For Ever – shadow 72 (contour)
Lancome Shadow – Personal Style (highlight)

Lips:
Urban Decay Super Saturated High Shine Lip Color – Adrenaline
MAC Dazzleglass – Radiant Jewels (limited)

Eyes:
Lancome Ombre Perfecteur (primer)
Lancome shadow – Personal Style, Drama
Make Up For Ever – shadow 72
Make Up For Ever Aqua Black Waterproof Cream Eye Shadow (brows and eye liner)
MAC Smolder Eye Khol
MAC Opulash Mascara
Japanese dollar store lashes (top)
Illamasqua lashes – 013 (bottom)

Thanks for watching my Monster High makeup tutorial!