Tuesday, November 30, 2010

New Angelina Jolie-style makeup tutorial almost uploaded!

As I type this, I am almost finished editing a video tutorial on Angelina Jolie's makeup in the film, "The Tourist."

I normally love creating tutorials on looks worn by Old Hollywood starlets, but a few of my latest videos--this one included--focus on more modern subjects. I'm simply expanding the content of my YouTube channel for those who love playing with cosmetics, but no worries if you enjoy vintage-inspired style; I haven't lost my love for the golden oldies.

As for Angelina, there's a much older tutorial also inspired by her that I posted a while back. The video is pretty different from my later ones since I was much newer to YouTube when I made it, but you might like the finished product if you admire Angelina's very wearable style of makeup application. No wild or trendy colors here.

Click HERE to see a video for "Everyday Wearable Angelina Jolie-Style Makeup"

I'll get back to editing the video now. Enjoy the rest of your day and I'll see you again in a bit!


Saturday, November 27, 2010

Movie-Inspired Makeup

Click HERE to see the tutorial for my interpretation of Olivia Wilde's TRON: Legacy makeup

Aside from the two Burlesque-inspired tutorials recently uploaded on my YouTube channel, I found inspiration again a few days ago in another look from the movies.

This time, it's actress Olivia Wilde as Quorra in Disney's TRON: Legacy who caught my eye. I like simplifying makeup looks so that even beginners to using the face as a canvas can apply the makeup in easy steps. The recreation I came up with for this look is certainly easy to follow--you don't need too many products or colors--yet the results can be stunning, depending on how dramatic you want your eye makeup to be.

It's easily one of my favorite looks to date.

Stay tuned for more if you enjoy the videos. I'll see you again soon!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Burlesque for the Holidays

While the looks in the photo above can be worn year-round--for clubbing or nights out with friends, for instance--they are appropriate for holiday parties as well.

The glitter on the eyes is suitable for the season, as glitz and tinsel are everywhere, so go ahead and experiment with sparkle this time of year if you want to wear it but have never done so before. This way, you'll look less conspicuous if you prefer not to stand out too much. :)

The look in the picture on the left is based on singer Christina Aguilera's makeup when she performs the song, But I Am a Good Girl, from the movie Burlesque. And on the right we have a look similar to that worn also by Aguilera during the performance of the song, Express, from the same film.

(Click on the song titles to view the makeup tutorials.)

I personally like the look on the right more, just because it's fiercer than the one on the left and has that yummy-looking candy apple red shade on the lips, hahaha! But those whose personal style is more on the sweet, rather than bold or dramatic, side may feel more comfortable wearing the look with the twinkly pink eyelids.

So there you go--a couple of possibilities to try out the next time you want to shine. I'm off to catch an early dinner with my family on this Turkey day, so I'll go for now.

Enjoy the holidays!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

After Halloween...

Click HERE to see "Tips for Easy Holiday Makeup"

...come the holidays.

And this season, for my YouTube channel, I am planning a few tutorials with glitzy party spirit all over them.

While I will likely be uploading videos that aren't specifically made with holiday dinners in mind, I just wanted to let you know some of what you can expect in the next month. If you look forward to seeing my latest uploads so you can try some of the makeup tips and tricks yourself, take note: You are going to see quite a bit of glitter in a few of my next tutorials.

For now, let me leave you with a couple of older holiday-themed how-to videos. They have a different feel from my newer ones, but you may very well pick up a few ideas for how you want to play with makeup before you get busy once the season is in full swing.

Click on the caption below the photos to see the the tutorials.

Wishing you well on this gorgeous day,