Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Tokidoki Makeup Review & Tutorial

I've always loved the super kawaii clutter of Tokidoki Designs. Now they have a whole cosmetics line available at Sephora that I couldn't refuse. I really didn't expect much from makeup in packaging so cute it made me want to vomit rainbows and unicorns, but I was pleasantly surprised. My video shows what I love about the eyeshadows, brushes, mascara, lip stain and lip glosses. There are also swatches and an application tutorial. Tokidoki!!! SQUEE!!!

Monday, January 31, 2011

How to Spot Fake MAC Cosmetics on Ebay

My new video shows you what to look for when shopping for MAC Cosmetics on eBay. There are thousands of counterfeit M.A.C. Cosmetics in the world, and the internet makes it that much easier to dupe people into thinking it's the real thing. In my video, I cover brushes, eye shadow palettes, and the Hello Kitty collection. I've learned from my mistakes, and I now know that there's no better deal than buying MAC from real MAC counters, real MAC stores and the MAC website. They are extremely reasonably priced, and the US sells it for less than any other country in the world. This tutorial is meant for those of you who seek out those discontinued or limited edition products that are no longer available. A tip for brushes: JUST DON'T DO IT. The video explains why...

Monday, January 24, 2011

Ask Marissa..."I Hate My Big Nose!"

Jane Doe: I hate my nose. I think it is big and well just don't like it. Are there any make-up ideas that could draw attention away from my nose and mouth maybe to my eyes instead? 

Me: Shading (or contouring) should do the trick. Use a matte bronzer or brown eyeshadow. Use a fluffy tapered shadow brush like M.A.C. #224 ($29), and blend the powder on the each side of the bridge of your nose. Make sure you blend well, so it doesn't look like there's makeup there.