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Makeup Tutorials

When it comes to makeup tutorials, there are definitely puh-lenty of them out there. After spending countless hours sifting through video after video by “who knows”, we’ve decided to create a place where we can share the especially interesting, useful and the best of the best. Instead of having to watch endless minutes of footage, we’ll post the ones that are definitely worth watching.

Feel free to let us know if there is a video you’d like to share with us that you feel is among the cream of the crop. We’ll check it out and consider sharing it here with our readers.

Most Recently Shared Video Makeup Tutorials:

Wedding Makeup Tutorial using Chanel Cosmetics

Mar 02 2011 | Categories: Beauty Tips, Chanel Cosmetics, Concealer, Eye Makeup, How to Apply Makeup, Makeup Tips, Makeup Tips for Face, Makeup Tutorials, Natural Makeup Looks, Wedding & Bridal Makeup Tips

This tutorial shows some excellent makeup application tips for your wedding day or any special occasion. The tips are also important to remember for everyday use as well, ie: don’t over do it with concealer, and metallic shadows. The tutorial uses makeup from the Chanel Cosmetics line.

How to De-Pot MAC Eyeshadows and Blushes

Oct 22 2010 | Categories: Blush, Eye Makeup, Featured Posts, MAC Cosmetics, MAC Cosmetics Beauty Powder Blush, MAC Cosmetics Eyeshadow, MAC Cosmetics Eyeshadow Palettes, MAC Cosmetics Eyeshadow Quads, MAC Cosmetics Eyeshadows, MAC Cosmetics Powder Blush, Makeup for Cheeks, Makeup Tutorials

Many people prefer having an eyeshadow palette so they can see all their shadows at once and keep them organized and in one place. Depotting MAC eyeshadows will allow you to create your own customized eyeshadow palette. Even better, you can return the empty shadow pots to MAC to get a free lipstick once you accumulate six of them under their Back to MAC recycling program. The same de-potting process can also be used on MAC powder blushes.

Taking the shadow pans out of the black pots that case them can be a bit tricky at first, but it’s quite simple once you get the hang of it. The hardest part is not breaking or shattering the shadow itself, but this is easy enough to avoid if you work slowly with a soft towel underneath to cushion any accidental falls. There are many different methods to depot MAC Cosmetics shadows. Many people use a flame to melt the plastic on the bottom of the pot but this can be downright dangerous. Some people use an iron, which is an improvement on the flame method. However, I find that the easiest and least risky method is using a hair straightening iron.

To get started, you only need a few items that most people already have on hand. You will need a sharp knife, a bit of wax paper, a soft towel, and a flat iron. You can use any type of flat iron as long as the plates are flat. Finally, if you are super organized, you might want to get some round sticky labels so you can label your shadows. The ¾ inch size works well on MAC shadow pans.

Color Week: Purple Eyes
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1. Lay the towel down on your working space to avoid any eyeshadow breakage disasters.

2. Open up the shadow pot and look for the line near the clasp where the shroud for the pan sits in the pot. Insert the knife into this line and gently wiggle it back and forth until you are able to pop out the shroud. You may be surprised at how easily the shroud pops out so work over the towel just in case! Set the pot aside and use it for Back to MAC.

3. Turn on your flat iron and rest it on one side, so that one of the plates is facing up and the other is facing down. Cut a piece of wax paper about four inches by four inches and place it on the plate that is facing up.

4. Set the shroud on top of the waxed paper, ensuring that it is positioned over the plate of the flat iron. You should leave it on top of there for several minutes so the heat can melt the bottom of the shroud and the glue a bit. How long this takes depends on your iron, but around five minutes should do the trick. Carefully check the bottom of the shroud and look for an indent in the middle. This signifies that it’s ready for the next step.

5. Stick your knife into the melted indent on the bottom of the shroud and push up gently. The plastic should be soft and the knife should slide right in. The pan should lift out easily. If not, let it cook a little more on the flat iron. You don’t want to push it out all the way- just lift it out a little.

6. Turn the shroud over and place the blade of your knife underneath the pan. Use the blade to lift the pan out and set it on the towel to cool. The metal of the pan will be extremely hot so don’t touch it! Once it cools, it’s ready to be placed into your palette. You can use cotton swabs dipped in alcohol to remove any extra glue that remains stuck to the pan. You can also attach a magnet or sticker if desired.

Now you’re all set to create your own custom MAC eyeshadow palettes!

Healthy, Radiant Skin with NARS Cosmetics

Jan 29 2010 | Categories: Beauty Tips, How to Apply Makeup, Makeup Tips, Makeup Tips for Face, Makeup Tutorials, Nars Cosmetics, Skin Care

This video tutorial shows you some essential, basic tips on how to achieve a healthy, gorgeous finish for your skin. In the tutorial, NARS primer, concealer, foundation and powder are used, but the tips can help you enhance your makeup routine regardless of which brand you use.

The techniques discussed in the video can provide an excellent foundation for any makeup look where you want good coverage and a flawless finish. Try them out for your next big event, photoshoot, or special occasion.

nars
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For more natural, carefree looks (like summertime, beach, or workout looks), this tutorial may be a bit much. But for work looks, date nights, special occasions, or any event where you want perfect looking skin, these techniques can help you get it:

How to Make Your Eyes Look Brighter

Aug 24 2008 | Categories: Eye Makeup, Makeup Tips, Makeup Tutorials

Hi Girlies!

This is an awesome video by Michelle Phan. She has some great ideas in this tutorial, and shows you how to implement techniques that will make your eyes look brighter. (The perfect routine for those days when you want to look like you got eight hours of sleep, but only got three!)

You can try sticking to the colors she used, or you may want to try some variations. Using a shimmery peach pencil instead of white for the waterline or inner rim of your eye as well as for the inner corner of your eye looks great as well!

Have a look: :)

Easy Summer Makeup in Five Minutes

May 23 2008 | Categories: Makeup Tips, Makeup Tutorials

Summer’s the time for carefree living, spur-of-the-moment decisions and laid back, easy style. In order to keep up with all the fun going on this summer, here is a great tutorial for doing your makeup in just five minutes. The best summer looks this season are light, easy and fun.

This summer, you could be doing everything from traveling, relaxing at the beach, flirting at the pool to working out, rock climbing or camping. You’ll want to ditch the heavy makeup and go for something that works for any summer activity. Be out the door in five minutes, tops! After all, even if you’re trying to be everywhere at once, you’ll still want to look amazing along the way. :)

A Refreshingly Natural Makeup Look

Jan 01 2008 | Categories: Beauty Tips, Fitness Tips, Makeup Tips, Makeup Tutorials, Natural Makeup Looks

Happy New Year beauties! ;;)

Start the New Year off fresh! This refreshing tutorial shows you how to create a truly natural, barely-there daytime look. The “no makeup”-makeup look tutorial is by makeup artist Jamie Melbourne. This look is quick, and perfect for everyday activities like work, running errands, working out, or even just hanging out. :)

Tanya, the model in this video is just darling and the natural makeup gives her this amazingly perfect glow. She really does look gorgeous, yet still looks like she isn’t wearing any makeup! It was refreshing just to watch it. Many women are overly “done up” ALL the time. This video was like a breath of fresh air. It reminds us that natural beauty is always in, and that there’s a time and a place for different makeup looks. It’s definitely a tutorial everyone should see.

Some of the products used in this tutoral:

MAC Brow Set
MAC Mascara

How to Create a Dramatic Smokey Eye

Dec 01 2007 | Categories: Eye Makeup, MAC Cosmetics, Makeup Tips, Makeup Tutorials, Smokey Eye Makeup

M·A·C Pro makeup artist Chantel Miller shows you how to create a dramatic smokey eye in this video tutorial. But (surprise!) this particular smokey eye tutorial offers an extra bit of glamour! She incorporates subtle shine and gorgeous highlights into the classic smoldering eye look.

This look is a great one for holiday parties and events, so we thought you might want to have a look now that the holiday party season is under way! The sophisticated sheen will look oh-so-gorgeous with most formal fashions and evening looks. Try it with a variety of party looks this season – think plush velvet, shiny satin, silk, and beaded party dresses! ;;)

Easy Smokey Eyes

Nov 08 2007 | Categories: Eye Makeup, How to Apply Makeup, Makeup for Holidays, Makeup Tips, Makeup Tutorials, Smokey Eye Makeup

This is a great tutorial that will show you how to create a smokey eye look in only five minutes! Smokey eyes are sexy, smoldering and great at grabbing attention. :) The look is perfect for your next night out! The tutorial is by Beau Nelson, a makeup artist and Creative Director of Beauté Cosmetics.

Enjoy!

How To Apply Fake Eyelashes

Oct 15 2007 | Categories: Beauty Tips, Eye Makeup, Makeup Tips, Makeup Tutorials, New Year's Makeup, Valentine's Day Makeup

False eyelashes provide the perfect touch if you are looking to create a dramatic, sexy look. They can give you that “something extra” for your next special occasion or night out. If you haven’t tried them out before, you’ll definitely want to learn a little about how to apply them before giving it a go on your own.

This video tutorial is given by Chantel Miller, a MAC PRO Makeup Artist. In the lesson, she shows you the best way to apply false eyelashes (including how to avoid gluing them to your own lashes!) She also gives you tips on how to make the eyelashes blend into your natural eyelashes for a flawless look.

Long Lustrous Lashes
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With full, dramatic lashes like these, go ahead and take on the world! All you’ll need to do is bat your eyes…

MAC Eyeshadow Depotting Tutorial

Jul 06 2007 | Categories: Eye Makeup, MAC Cosmetics, Makeup Tutorials

A lot of makeup artists “de-pot” their MAC eyeshadows and even their MAC blushes: they remove the metal pan from the black “pot” so that each shade is in a single metal pan. Then, they place all of their eyeshadows on a magnetic board or in a MAC PRO palette.

By depotting your eyeshadows or blushes, you can do alot of different things:

You can keep all your eyeshadows in one palette board. Once they are on a single board, you can organize them in groups according to what shade combinations you use or organize them alphabetically or by color.

You can also organize your shadows and blushes in different PRO Palettes (PRO Palettes hold either 15 or 4 eyeshadow pans or 6 blush pans). You can create your own eyeshadow quad by placing four colors of your own choice in an empty quad. This is a great idea if you have four shades you use together all the time – like your smokey eye shades, or another one of your regularly-used eyeshadow combinations.

This awesome video tutorial shows you how to de-pot your eyeshadows step by step. (Follow the same steps to de-pot your blushes if you desire).



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