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!
Grunge is back, and I’m loving it! That tough girl that doesn’t give a f*** about looking pretty for boys can finally break out of her cage for this fall’s hottest trend. To create a grunge look, use matte or demi-matte finish products. Think of shimmer and glitter to be the anti-grunge makeup. The only “dew” on your skin should be sweat from partying too hard! In my Grunge Makeup Tutorial video, I’ll show you how to create scary beautiful eye makeup featuring some of my favorite dark colors.
List of products:
MAC Paint Pot – Soft Ochre MAC Eye shadow quad – Evil Eye
MAC Eye Khol – Smolder
MAC Opulash mascara – Optimum Black
FACE: Lancome Tent Idol Freshwear foundation
Benefit Erase Paste concealer
MAC Studio Careblend Powder
Clinique Shimmering Tones Powder – Black Honey
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural – Give Me Sun
Lancome lip liner – Lilac
MAC Mattene lipstick – Potent Fig
Sonia Kashuk “Small Multi-Purpose Powder Brush”
Tis the season for fashion shows and fresh ideas! I was so inspired by the Art to Wear and Raleigh Redress fashion shows, that I decided to make my own clothes! My brain was over flowing with ideas, so I had to create some handmade kitsch clothing. I’m not a great sewer and I have one of those $80 Brother sewing machines, but I’m the only one who knows what my clothes look like inside out, right? I spent all week finally starting to put a dent in my fabric stash. The end result? Check out my Flickr slide show!
I recently purchased Nars’ Orgasm line of makeup at Sephora. They had a box set with lip gloss, blush, highlighter stick and nail polish. I was reluctant to buy it for a really long time because I didn’t want to give in to the hype of the name. I finally gave in when this value set came out. I’m am a coral fiend, so this line was pretty much made for me. I love how perfect the blend of pink and orange pigments look on my neutral yellow skin. Please watch my NARS Orgasm Tutorial video to see how you can wear these products.
In the past, I have registered under the name Pomps n’ Gloss for the annual Raleigh AIDS Walk + Ride. This year, I am going as just me, Marissa. No advertisements. No gimmicks. Just plain ol’ charity fun. I love meeting the diverse group of people that walk every year. I most definitely look forward to petting the mascot of Team Llama. Usually I bring someone with me, but this year all I’m bringing is my ipod.
Last year I raised about $300, but this year I’m reaching out to all of you for support. I think my goal of $500 can be easily attained if everyone pitches in what they can. Every dollar counts, so don’t feel like what you can afford isn’t good enough. I’m donating my time to walk because I can’t afford what I want to contribute monetarily.
I know people donate out of the goodness of their hearts, but who says I can’t attach a great big thank you to your contribution? This year I’m offering an AIDS Walk 2011 Donation Giveaway. I’m raffling off a prize pack so AMAZING it will blow you away! You can watch my video below to see what you can win.
List of prizes:
Viva Glam Gaga Lipglass
Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipglass
Viva Glam I lipstick
Viva Glam V lipstick
Viva Glam Gaga 2 lipstick