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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 irridescenceĀ 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

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!

NARS Orgasm Tutorial

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.

Pick of the Week…Best Drug Store Mascara

I really didn’t want to hop on the “Lash Blast” Bandwagon, but I decided to give it a try (mostly beacause it was orange). I had returned every drug store mascara I purchased because they were all pretty horrible, but this one’s a keeper! It wasn’t clumpy, flaky or dry. It separated, volumized dramatically and lengthened my lashes. This will definitely be the mascara in my makeup artist kit. LOVES IT!!! Watch my tutorial below that shows my very first time using Cover Girl Lash Blast Mascara.

List of products (all purchased at Target):
Cover Girl “Tropical Fusion” shadow quad -avg. msrp, $4.50
Cover Girl Lash Blast Volume Mascara “Black Brown” -avg. msrp, $6
Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Stain “Cherry Pop” -avg. msrp, $6
Maybelline Shine Sensational Lip Gloss “Peach Sorbet” -avg. msrp, $5
Sonya Kashuk tapered blending brush -$10.99
Sonya Kashuk blending brush -$7.99