All posts tagged: video

Make That Face Monday: Day to Night Eyes with the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette

OK, so here’s a commitment I’d like to make: tutorial every few Mondays. The reasons for this are many-fold (get it? As opposed to just two-fold?), but let’s just say that I want a bit of a variety~ when it comes to makeup posts on here. Reviews are freaking awesome, but you know, what’s the point of hauling and swatching when no one can even see how you use the stuff? Will you learn anything new from these tutorials? Probably not. But you get to see me make a fool out of myself. For this week’s MTF Monday, I have a haphazard eye tutorial where you can upgrade a day look to a night look using the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette. I think it’s useful and I take you step-by-step through it all. I hope it’s an OK video. Let me know if you have any suggestions for improvement. I promise I won’t take offense, just as long as you don’t be a douche about it. I’d love to do close-ups but my camera …

VIDEO: 5 Minute Makeup Challenge

In which I film myself trying to put on a full-ish face of makeup in or under five minutes. Was I successful? Find out! Products used: – bareMinerals Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 (Medium Beige) – The Body Shop Brow & Liner Kit (02) – Tarte Amazonian Clay Matte & Waterproof Bronzer (Park Avenue Princess) – Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush (Natural Beauty) – bareMinerals READY Luminizer (The Love Affair) – Maybelline 24H Color Tattoo (Bad to the Bronze) – Wet n Wild Color Icon Trio (Walking on Eggshells) – K-Palette 24H Real Lasting Liquid Eyeliner (Black) – Eye of Horus Mascara* – Chanel Rouge Coco Shine (Boy) * Sent for editorial consideration

TUTORIAL: Rose-Gold Eyes

Made another tutorial for this look! Used drugstore eyeshadow, so I’m sure it will be easier to recreate. If you like the video, please put a thumbs up. Let me know if you have any other requests for looks or videos because I quite like doing them, even if I look like I’m being forced at gunpoint to talk to y’all. 🙂 Products used: Snoe Beauty Let it B with WasaB (BB Cream) in Perfect Beige The Body Shop Brow and Liner Kit (02) L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Amber Rush Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Palette in Comfort Zone K-Palette 24H Real Lasting Liquid Eyeliner Tarte Amazonian Clay Matte & Waterproof Bronzer in Park Avenue Princess Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Natural Beauty Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Lydia Hope this helps! Enjoy and thanks for watching. 🙂

Makeup Starter Kit

So, my friend Kat asked if I had a post on makeup products for people who are just starting out with makeup, and I thought, “Hey! That’s a cool idea,” so now here it is. Personally, my transition from buying n00b-friendly (that’s newbie-friendly to you!) products to more upscale and high-end ones wasn’t a long time… I was an obsessive beauty blog trawler before I became an obsessive makeup purchaser, but I think that’s OK because my decisions have been fairly educated thus far. Now, onto the post! I made a video for this, but of course I have a text-only breakdown of the products for those who don’t want to watch a video. I tried to make it fairly, short though. It’s just under 4 minutes. 🙂 I tried to just use drugstore brands and mid-range brands, because it’s a little nuts to buy high-end products if you’re just starting out and exploring options. However, I stand by my belief that you should always pick the best products for your face—especially when it comes …

Lady Dior Web Documentary

While looking for my favorite Spring 2013 looks on the runway, I stumbled upon a sweet video made for The House of Dior. Part 4 of the web documentary, Lady Dior, it features charming illustrations and a song with the lyrics written and sung by Marion Cotillard. Entitled Lily’s Body, the fourth episode depicts the history of Dior in a romantic, Parisienne animation. Naturally, I looked for the rest. Episode 1: Fantasia – Marion Cotillard visits the Dior workshops and oversees the work on her gown for Cannes. Episode 2: Up and Up – In which we get a peek at the beautiful, constructed dress, some behind-the-scenes shots at photoshoots, and a glimpse of her singing a Beirut song. “The expertise of so many people at the service of one person’s imagination, craftsmanship at the service of art: I find it all quite fascinating.” — Marion Cottillard Episode 3: La métamorphose – A photoshoot for Dior with Marion Cottilard donning some very beautiful haute couture dresses. It’s better to watch them all in order. I …