Here’s a video tutorial of this blue look I did yesterday! I hope you enjoy it!
I keep forgetting to mention in a video as a fun fact, so I’m at least going to write it here since I am remembering…
FUN FACT: I don’t plan the look! I usually have an idea of what I want (e.g. I want to do a blue look, or use X product, or do green and blue or brown and gold), but I don’t have anything picked out yet. What you see in the video is me doing the look for the first time – I don’t even do one eye before the other. I do them both simultaneously (but we edit out when I do the other eye, since I’m out of the frame anyway). This is why you’ll often see me give suggestions or modifications, based on how it turns out
YES, yes! I finally filmed it! I had several readers request a tutorial on how I paint my nails, and I’ve been promising to do one for awhile. I’ve followed through, and now you can see the way I do it. It’s just one method of applying polish to your nails, and it’s the one that I’ve found works for me. I don’t know what the “right” way to do it is, and if you have a method that works for you, nothing wrong with that either
Zoya’s Color Lock System ($48) includes Zoya Remove+, Anchor, Get Even, Armor, HurryUp, Renew (two more than I said in the video)
Video Tutorial: MAC To the Beach Look & How-to Apply Cream Bronzers
As promised, here’s a tutorial of the look I did yesterday. It also includes a section where I talk about how I applied the new Cream Bronzer. Oh, and how to tone your blush down if you overdo it… You can check out still photos and text directions over here.
Substitutes: Sweet & Punchy = Sour Lemon; Firecracker = Red Brick; Sand & Sun = Samoa Silk; Femme-fi = Shroom; Float on By = Urban Decay Deviant + Flipside; Beach Bronze = no dupe; Marine Life = NARS Deep Throat; Thrills = La Prairie Rose Bronze; Flurry of Fun = Reflects Transparent Teal + Enchantress
Video Tutorial: Sunset Eyes with Spring Colour Forecast
For the next few days, I’m experimenting with a new format/way of doing video tutorials that still gives you some live-action footage but doesn’t add much time to my normal routine. (Sometimes I tell myself, “If I didn’t have school, that would free up like 48 hours of my week!”)
What I’m trying to do is record myself doing my makeup that I’d normally do and then just take still photos of and post on the blog–so these looks are not practiced or planned. It’s me going with the flow. I’d like to call these “Quick & Dirty” Tutorials, if you will, because that’s exactly what they are… quick, minimalist, and maybe even a little unpolished.
I’m hoping that there is still value in them–so I would love to hear your feedback. As much as I would love to do more full-on, ultra detailed video tutorials, my schedule is such that I just can’t keep up, so I am really trying to find a way to meet all of your requests the best I can.
The original look and all of the photos can be found here.