I’m Cora Alvillar, a Freelance Makeup Artist based in the SF Bay Area. I started uploading makeup videos as a hobby that has blossomed into the best job in the world, because I get to touch so many people’s lives, all over the world. It’s my mission to passionately share the best beauty products, application techniques, and plus size personal style with a dash of my unapologetic personality. What makes something Vintage or Tacky? Taste. Forget impressing others and have a huge appetite for life: buy the lipstick, wear the dress, dance the dance, sing the song and be vintage or tacky, just be yourself.

Social Media Reach as of May 2015

  • YOUTUBE Channel  379,000 Subscibers, 43.3 Million Views
  • FACEBOOK PAGE 100k Likes
  • TWITTER 28k Followers
  • INSTAGRAM 50k,000 Followers



2601 Blanding Ave #C144
Alameda, Ca 94501



  1. July 26, 2013 / 5:20 pm

    you are a wonderful woman with make up never stop making videos you are the best and where do you get all your make up? : )

  2. Samira
    August 6, 2013 / 1:56 am

    i love your videos could you make me one based on st pattys day or halloween thnx i would subscribe but i dont have a ytube account

  3. August 18, 2013 / 12:01 am

    I am a Cora addict!
    I’ve been following all of your tutorials and reviews since you began, and I must say, you’ve grown so much. Your style has expanded and your makeup talent has only gotten better! Every time I watch a new video, I get this burst of inspiration to whip out my makeup collection and experiment the endless possible styles. I, myself, have grown and my passion will never fade. I will always remember to be vintageortacky and be myself! Thank you so much Cora, you let me know I’m beautiful just the way I am and you keep my dream alive!

  4. Gricelda
    August 22, 2013 / 1:22 pm

    Love you videos! Keep doing what you’re doing!
    By the way I’m from the central valley, 209 to be exact.

  5. Andy
    August 25, 2013 / 1:06 pm

    Love your videos… I’m a guy but love watching them to appreciate a lovely woman…

  6. ryleeisawsome
    August 28, 2013 / 3:39 pm

    I sub on youtube after 1 vid! YOU ROCK Cora.

  7. Alexsueyou 4 life
    September 15, 2013 / 6:02 pm

    You are the best cora i love your vids and i can tell you like mac products and sugar pill thats awsome what you do kepp it up

  8. tiffany
    September 20, 2013 / 1:07 am

    thank you for everything you do! you are an insperation to me and i hope to be as good as you one day……

  9. September 24, 2013 / 5:36 am

    you are AWESOME!!LOVE love love your blog

  10. Laurie
    September 26, 2013 / 11:44 pm

    Thank you for being you and encouraging others to do the same. By the way I’d love to hear your reviews of geek chic cosmetics and maybe a doe eye tutorial. I love big innocent eyes .

  11. October 6, 2013 / 6:22 pm

    I love your YouTube videos you are amazing and I love you!!!

  12. October 30, 2013 / 2:01 pm

    best beauty guru ever! loving your new vids and your old ones. #YouAreSoFunny #Kawaii you should do a meetup by willow grove PA *fangirling* <3

  13. Jessica
    October 31, 2013 / 9:34 am

    Just discovered your videos last night. LOVE THEM! I’ve always struggled with make-up (was too busy as a teen to bother with it) but now as I inch closer to *gasp* 40 I want to bother with it. I finished chemo two months ago and today I am sporting a version of the winged eyeliner with my almost hair. THANKS!

  14. Sonia
    December 23, 2013 / 11:27 am

    Are you Finnish descent? You really look like so! 🙂

  15. January 8, 2014 / 8:54 pm

    You have THE most beautiful blue eyes!! Just found your site and loving your techniques. Thank you for sharing.

  16. REPEAT vintage
    January 11, 2014 / 11:27 pm

    You are gorgeous & FUNNY!! Glad I found your blog 🙂 Rock on, sister!!

  17. Debbie Dammeir
    January 18, 2014 / 11:16 pm

    having seen the first two Hunger Games movies, as well as your Hunger Games tutorial, I think they should have hired you to do the make-up! you Katniss was so much better than theirs!

  18. Karla
    February 1, 2014 / 11:04 am

    Big fan!! And neighbor lol richmond ca !! Love your videos and do a meet and greet at sephora emeryville!!!!

  19. Lorraine
    February 2, 2014 / 11:42 pm

    You have revived my love for makeup and given me some much needed guidance. I love your tutorials so much. Truly, thanks for everything. You are an inspiration!

  20. March 4, 2014 / 2:10 pm

    I found you looking for some Naked3 tutorials and now I can’t stop watching!! I relate to you because first you have the same skin tone as me (I view my mission in life is to make others feel tan) you have an amazing sense of humor and I love your self confidence. That put with you seem like someone I would be friends with if I met you in person. I look forward to you videos and getting to “know” you better through them. (if this sounds creepy its not meant to…reallly, I’m not like trying to stalk you…I just…ack! I hope you know what I mean!!)

    ~Janice aka

  21. March 24, 2014 / 4:56 am

    You are such an inspiration Cora. Thanks for existing xx

  22. Tracey Forrest
    March 24, 2014 / 11:48 pm

    I’m not very good with putting the bright colors on and you have helped me come out of my shell some…I love you and you are my role model…Your so pretty and love your edgy rock attitude all the time….I follow you on Twitter and Facebook.Cora you ROCK!!!!

  23. Maureen
    June 5, 2014 / 9:07 am

    I live the multicolored hair vicariously through you. Now that I’m in my late thirties and work in an office, it’s no longer “acceptable” to wear the lavender bob I wore 15 years ago. Plus, I found out my husband wouldn’t have liked it either. I guess I keep my inner weirdo well hid. Keep rockin’ the looks Cora!

  24. Hilda
    July 28, 2014 / 1:47 pm

    I love your Youtube channel and your makeup tutorials. THANK YOU for doing color tutorials, I don’t understand why people are so afraid of wearing color makeup. I too have a soft spot for color.

  25. August 9, 2014 / 11:39 am

    Cora, thank you so much for your beautiful, brash, brilliance! You inspire me to be an even more fabulous, fashionable, fat, femme. Keep up the make-up tutorials and fashion tips I love how accessible you make the glamour I see in magazines.

  26. Heather Anderson
    September 4, 2014 / 12:55 am

    I haven’t been sleeping lately and went to the Torrid website to fill up my senses with new clothes in my shopping wish bag…..I got to over five hundred dollars
    ….and pushed a random button and your video popped up where you are trying on clothes. You are super adorable and my new insomnia addiction!

  27. September 26, 2014 / 3:23 am

    i recently was turned on to your channel by a friend and i have never regreted it you are amazing!!!! and you have a chichilla !!!!! they are my dream pet

  28. Kerri
    March 1, 2015 / 6:56 pm

    I absolutely love your videos. My 17 year old, aspiring makeup artist, daughter actually turned me onto you. Do you ever do anything in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX? My daughter and I would love to meet you!

  29. Genevieve
    June 22, 2015 / 7:00 pm

    Love your videos!! Nice to see a plus size woman so gorgeous and promoting self acceptance . You go girl lol

  30. Donna
    March 16, 2016 / 2:09 pm

    I love watching your videos your Hunger Games tutorials are my favorites

  31. May 17, 2016 / 5:48 am

    You really inspire me. As a plus size gal who was really learning to love herself, seeing you florist and thrive on YouTube gave me… permission? To start that self love journey. Thank you for all that you do. I love your videos because I’m always learning something. I love that you give the science behind the makeup/ product or the history with the reasoning behind the vintage look. Those are the things I’m facinated by. Other beauty gurus on YouTube just tell you that they love a product or tell you how to do the look and they don’t give the why.
    That’s why I love you!
    Keep on keepin on. DFTBA

  32. Krystal T
    January 16, 2017 / 12:49 am

    Cora. Where have you been all my life!? I have been sitting here humming and haaing about starting youtube channel because I’m always afraid of just being my big bold beautiful self out there on Internet land. And here you are fucking KILLING IT! Thank you for helping inspire me to do more bold make up looks, being just bold and beautiful and helping boost my confidence. I too am a plus sized woman, who is in love with torrid and for the most part I am unapologetically myself. Bold, funny, beautiful. I’m a nurse by trade but ive been wanting to do youtube for years. I’m always afraid though that it won’t transfer to film. Or afraid to look at myself on camera. You have inspired me. Thank you Cora. Keep up the awesome tutorials!!

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