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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

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!

Maker Faire NC 2011 Video


I had the wonderful opportunity to be a volunteer at North Carolina’s 2nd Maker Faire. The Maker Faire that originated in my hometown of San Mateo, CA in 2006 is the largest DIY Festival in the world! Unfortunately, I had already moved out of the Bay Area in 2004, so I never got a chance to go to one until last year in Durham, NC. The Maker Faire NC 2011 was held in Raleigh at the fairgrounds and more than double the amount of last year’s attendees showed up! I got to meet some inspiring Makers and I wanted to share a little of my experience with all of you. If there is a Maker Faire near you I highly suggest you go. It’s great for little kids too! Enjoy my video!