Hi Guys and Dolls!

It’s been a LONG time since I’ve blogged! I have a new camera/mini studio lighting thing-y so I’m uber excited to get back into it!! Expect more product reviews and tutorials with some very exciting Makeup Pr0n!

This video wasn’t filmed on my new Camera (I know a lot of you will ask), it was filmed a week ago, and it took me all of this week to edit it- mostly because my schedule has been hectic (getting called in on my day off, rearranging my whole house, buying new furniture to replace things that weren’t working in the new set-up, going to a update training for my job, having a crippling backache from all of the above…ya know,  little things like that, hahah!) In a way I’m glad it took a long time because I had to do my first crush  justice, and I’m really happy with how the video turned out. It’s a little long (ok, it’s long, 17 minutes!) but it’s very thorough, and I know there’s a handful of you out there that have been missing my longer videos!  Also this is a live mask tutorial something I don’t think I’ve done before. I’m still a bit of a Mask novice, so explaining what I’m doing as I’m doing it can be a challenge. I included music because there was a lot of dead-air, and I think with Masks, the learning is mostly visual anyway. The majority of the music used in the video is by Michael Mullen, my uncle. I hope you guys enjoy this as much as I enjoyed putting it together for you!

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What I used to create this Tuxedo Mask:


Clinique Dramatically Different Gel-Moisturizer -no sunscreen & a very clean feel, great for under dramatic makeup/phototography if you have oily skin!)

MAC Prep & Prime Skin– a great skin primer, this has caffeine (soothes) , Silica (absorbs oil) and shimmer particles that give your skin a glow (the shimmer is not obvious under makeup.) I love this stuff, IDK why I so rarely talk about it.


Mehron Paradise Makeup Basic Palette, Black & White -water-activated face paint. I really love these palettes, I have 3! Again, IDK why I haven’t made a video about them.

Sugarpill Tako Eyeshadow -A richly pigmented White eyeshadow- my fave. NYX used to be my fave, but they reformulated their White shadow and now it’s pretty wimpy. I used this to “set” the White parts of the mask and make it opaque

NYX Black Eyeshadow– The blackest black eyeshadow I own. LOVE! I bought mine a few years back, so IDK if they’ve reformulated this as well. I used this to set the Black paint.

Dark-Tone Duo Lash Adhesive– Best eyelash glue EVAH! The clear would have worked just as well.

Black Sequins– Not much to say. Got them at a craft store for a dollar. Whamp Whamp.


MAC Pro Longwear Concealer NW 15- I love this stuff! I like the foundation too, but sadly MAC doesn’t make my shade, so I just use the concealer as foundation. I applied a fair amount to get that full-coverage perfected look!

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light- A baked mineral powder. I don’t think I’ve ever thanked my friend Lauren enough for turning me on to this powder. It’s got enough coverage to be a sheer foundation, but you can also use it sparingly to set liquid foundation. It doesn’t look cakey, or dry like some powders in fact it gives me a little glow. I love it!

MAC Sculpting Powder in Sculpt- This is a pro item, but you could use any blush or contour shade that works for you.


MAC Prep & Prime Lip– Smooths out the texture of the lips and helps keep lipcolor in place/prevents feathering.

NYX Hot Red Lipliner– blue toned bright red lipliner. I thought it would balance the next product…

MAC Strut Your Stuff Kissable Lipcolor– A very LOUD yellow-toned red. This is pretty loud in person, so I tried to calm it down with a cooler toned lipliner…it was still pretty loud. Using a darker lipliner would have been better. C’est la vie!

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  1. February 5, 2011 / 3:28 pm

    Love it, love it, love it! Tuxedo Mask was my first crush too (gosh, how many years has it been?)! One of my favorite childhood memories is coming home from school and watching Sailor Moon.

  2. Sarah
    February 5, 2011 / 4:33 pm

    I love this!!!! Your hat is great.

  3. Meredith
    February 5, 2011 / 6:18 pm

    Too adorable.

  4. February 5, 2011 / 7:07 pm

    Love love love. I haven’t ventured into paints or masks yet. This one is most definitely a-mazing, though.

  5. karen hemeon
    February 6, 2011 / 7:14 am

    Cora, you are one of the supreme talents in the USA. I want to send a link to VOT to one of my makeup maven friends, but access to the tutorial videos is not the same as it was. You get a grayed out PARAGRAPH of an address, which does not highlight or go anywhere. You used to choose a tutorial, and it went to You Tube, relevant tutorial. Now, you click Tutorial at the end, and you get into this endless eighth circle of hell with word press, and never DO get one of your superb tutorials. Thanks for everything: now I understand crease much more, and can waterline infinitely better. Why do women force themselves slavishly to get that line DONE, before they allow themselves to blink? Blink PRN, WHATTA CONCEPT! It’s the simple things which evade us. Anyway, I want to see you as lead artist for NARS or MAC! But am I confused about how to navigate your site now! For me, I think I’ll bookmark the videos directly on You Tube, because unless there’s this huge PLAY arrow superimposed on one of your fabulous faces, I’ll be (expletive deleted) if I can figure out how to get a video. WTF!!!??? Looking forward to following your career, which will explode any day now, Thanks and xxxooo, kjh from a real VOT seaside town south of Boston…

  6. Melissa
    February 6, 2011 / 9:49 am

    Love this look. Love the hat, where’d you get it?

  7. Joice
    February 6, 2011 / 2:15 pm

    I LOVE YOU! I just started re-watching Sailor Moon and I remember what a huge crush I had on Tuxedo Mask as a kid xD

  8. Zaggytiddies
    February 9, 2011 / 1:42 pm

    This looks awesome. I got that same camera for Christmas. I love it!

  9. February 14, 2011 / 10:34 am

    That’s fantastic. Wow!

    I didn’t like him though, the character. You know Seiya from the Three Lights? Oh LAWRD! x3

  10. Heather C.
    March 29, 2011 / 8:52 pm

    “I’m colorblind kid.” I loved that commercial!

  11. April 3, 2011 / 10:34 am

    This is so awesome. :O

  12. August 28, 2011 / 11:12 am

    I just saw this video on Youtube, it’s AMAZING!

  13. Ada Garibay
    January 12, 2012 / 3:49 pm

    Can you please tell me the name of the song on the video?? Love your work!!!!!

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