Monochrome Makeup: Marsala Makeup Tutroial

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Hey Guys & Dolls!

I’m slightly obsessed with the Pantone color of the year- I think it gives us so many options to play around with! For my first “Marsala” themed tutorial, I wanted to recreate the look that Sephora created to announce their Sephora X Pantone collection (coming out Dec 26) In the coming weeks I’ll be sharing more ways to wear this gorgeous color, especially once the Sephora Pantone collection comes out.





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Neon Navy Makeup Tutorial

Hi Guys & Dolls!

I have something to confess- I freaking love chartreuse. Call it neon lime, yellow-green, lemon-lime, call it limeade, just don’t call it late for dinner. I even love the name –Chartreuse– it sounds so exotic and enticing, amiright? That magical color somewhere between yellow and green makes me happy in the way yellow does, but the cooler tone compliments my hair and makes my eye color pop. But it’s not all about me- this color is just so versatile…worn alone it’s a statement unto itself, but it also pairs well with Hot Pink, Blue, Purple, even Orange if you’re so bold. If you’ve never tried it before, you need to get on it!

I’ve done a lot of tutorials with chartreuse over the years, and I’m always drawn to makeup of this color. When I was at Sephora the other day I was browsing the Make Up For Ever counter and I noticed they had new twist up waterproof shadow sticks. While my immediate thought was “Huh, just like the old MAC shade sticks!” the iridescent Chartreuse called to me “Take me home, I’ll be good to you”. And so I took her home with a plan to pair her with the Navy from the Lorac Pro 2 palette, some Sugarpill lashes I’d simply been dying to use, and the rest was makeup magic.


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Summer Cat Eyes With 2 Lip Options

Hey Guys & Dolls!!

Many of you have been asking me for one of my classic long-style tutorials where I’m able to share more tips & tricks so get ready because this one clock in an over 13 minutes! Today I’ll be demonstrating a warm/neutral cat eye and giving you additional tips for giving your eye a lift beyond a winged liner- of course that’s in there too! I’m also giving you two lip options with this one; If you’re like me sometimes you do a makeup look and have the hardest time choosing so with this look I wanted to show you how dramatically different yet equally gorgeous this looks with two different warm lippies. Enjoy the look and please let me know in the comments below which look you prefer, or if you’re like me and love both!






  • Cover FX Clear Prep Primer
  • MAC Matchmaster 1.0 + Face & Body C1 mixed together 
  • MAC Medium Peach Concealer – Medium Concealer Palette
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Light & Light Plus
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder Dim & Diffusing Light
  • Makeup Geek Spellbound Blush


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1930’s Old Hollywood Glamour Makeup

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Today I’m so excited to share with you a historically accurate 1930’s Makeup Tutorial! I am truly obsessed with Vintage Beauty & Style, so when Sharon Farrell asked me to be part of this “Beauty Through The Ages” collaboration I jumped at the chance! When I was assigned the 1930’s I was even more thrilled- there are TONS of 1920’s & 1940’s tutorials out there but very few for the 30’s!! This was a chance to show how this decade changed everything for cosmetics and how the cosmetics and luxury industries experienced exponential growth at a time many had a hard time affording their daily bread. Please enjoy the video Below & check out the rest in this amazing series!


To me the 30’s were a most fascinating decade- extreme widespread poverty mixed with the the excess of Hollywood’s Golden Age, political problems here and worldwide. My Grandmother grew up in Hollywood in the 1930’s and she always told me about how while the family was well-off, and Great Grandmother would feed the neighbor’s kids, there was stigma about being German. My Great Grandfather dropped the “Von” of Von Reinert loosing status but in an effort to appear more Americanized. My Grandmother’s family home is now a historical landmark in Hollywood- Cool stuff right?

My Grammy has told me the stories of colored cosmetics such as green eyeshadow and I always though she was telling tall tales (I tried to shock her with black polish in the 90’s- she was like “Been there and done that kiddo”). When I was researching for this look I was fascinated to find the amount of options available in the 1930’s, and the rules to go along with them! It’s from this decade we get a lot of our ideas about color theory and harmony with makeup.



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  • Vanity Mark Brow Pencil- Auburnista
  • MAC Pro Concealer Palette- Light
  • MAC Eyeshadow- Orb
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow- Shimmermint & Dirty Olive
  • Ben Nye Cake Liner- Black
  • Inglot AMC Gel Liner- 77 Black
  • Daiso Lashes- 8
  • Red Cherry Lashes- 501
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner- Whiskey 
  • NYX Wonder Pencil- Light
  • Mac Eye Brows- Lingering (for undereye beauty mark)
  • MAC Prep & Prime- Face Protect SPF 50 (This is discontinued but still available at Nordstrom)
  • MAC Studio Fix Powder- NW15
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush- Natural Beauty
  • MAC Prep & Prime- Lip (hands-down the best lip primer ever!)
  • OCC Lip Tar- Anita
  • MAC Lipmix- Crimson



  • MAC Luxury Powder Puffs- 2 Pack (Best velvety-texture puffs I’ve found, and wish care/regular washing they last a long time) Logo  Tagline

IS IT A DUPE? Urban Decay Perversion Black Eyeliner Comparison, Dupes & Swatches


The never-ending quest for the perfect black eyeliner. When I was at Ulta the other day I noticed the “Perversion” display and it gave me an idea to review & compare the Urban Decay Perversion liner lineup with other popular, classic or inexpensive liners. While this video isn’t an all-emcompassing look at every type of black liner on the market, I hope this overview will help you on your quest!

Gel/Cream Liners

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Pen-Style Liners

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Pencil Type Liners

Liquid Liners

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