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Comic Con Is Almost Here... Get Ready With This To-DYE-For Raven Cosplay Makeup!

Comic Con Is Almost Here... Get Ready With This To-DYE-For Raven Cosplay Makeup!

By Allison EmmMay 22, 2015
YOU GUYS. Two things: First, I am going to the Denver Comic Con. And second, I dyed my hair midnight blue! Are those two things related? YUS. Why? Because RAVEN COSPLAY. If you're a newborn baby cosplayer who's kind of shy like I am, you'll appreciate this tutorial. It's foc More  →
A Con N00b Wants to Know: Josh and Allison Emm G-Chat about the Dos and Don'ts of Comic Cons

A Con N00b Wants to Know: Josh and Allison Emm G-Chat about the Dos and Don'ts of Comic Cons

By Allison EmmMay 19, 2015
This coming weekend, our very own Allison Emm will cover the Denver Comic Con. With all of her geeky wisdom and know-how, it turns out that Allison is a Con n00b! So, she turned to Josh Perilo, resident Geek Quizzler and professional con-goer for some ... More  →
Alright You Green-Eyed Minxes, Here's How to Dazzle for Prom!

Alright You Green-Eyed Minxes, Here's How to Dazzle for Prom!

By Allison EmmMay 18, 2015
Greetings, Sparklers! Meet my friend Alex. She taught me to do doggy grooming and tried to teach me to rock climb once. The latter didn’t work out so well for me. I kind of fell off the wall in the most graceless way possible, but I can say I tried, right? Alex has gra More  →
Dark and Gothy Alt-Prom Makeup

Dark and Gothy Alt-Prom Makeup

By Allison EmmMay 11, 2015
Maybe you’re not really into this whole “prom” thing, or maybe you’re only going “ironically.” Whatever. It’s cool. You can go stag, or you can go with a completely platonic friend. You could even ditch prom altogether in favor of a creepy alt-prom party. HE More  →

Peachy Spring Makeup to Make 'Em Blush

By Allison EmmMay 4, 2015
Peaches and corals are pretty much my favorite colors to wear on my face (You know, until an hour from now when I have a completely new set of favorites. Keep up, people!) Today’s tutorial is my go-to spring daytime look, now that the sun is shining and the flowers are More  →
Peachy Spring Makeup to Make 'Em Blush
This Hot Pink Lip Will Give You Serious Street Cred

This Hot Pink Lip Will Give You Serious Street Cred

By Allison EmmApril 27, 2015
Once upon a time I hated pink. SIMPLY LOATHED IT. Well, 12-year-old angst ridden self, feast your eyes on this! If there was ever a fist-fighting, gun-slinging, butt-kicking shade of pink, this is it. If the Hulk himself were to suddenly feel pretty and brave the makeup More  →
Get That "Red Lip Classic Thing You Like" for Prom: Allison Shows You How!

Get That "Red Lip Classic Thing You Like" for Prom: Allison Shows You How!

By Allison EmmApril 3, 2015
Have you considered arriving at prom BY FIRE ENGINE? Because these flaming hot lava lips are the perfect accessory for your carefully picked out prom outfit.It's you, me, TSwizz and red lip forever: LET'S DO THIS LOOK. More  →
Get Totally Toasty Burgundy Lids for Prom!

Get Totally Toasty Burgundy Lids for Prom!

By Allison EmmMarch 31, 2015
Hold on, is something burning? YES! It’s your deep, dark, smoldering eyeballs! Don’t worry, not as painful as it sounds, it’s just smoky. Three of my favorite MAC matte eyeshadows combine to make this toasty, burgundy-brown gradient on the lids. I’m a sucker for th More  →
PROM NIGHTMARE SCENARIO #1: You Get Sick... Here's How to Look Beautiful With a Puffy Face!

PROM NIGHTMARE SCENARIO #1: You Get Sick... Here's How to Look Beautiful With a Puffy Face!

By Allison EmmMarch 24, 2015
You can spend months planning for prom, but you cannot plan things down to a molecular level, and so it JUST MIGHT BE that you have to attend the ball feeling like a lump of plasticine if a virus takes you down the way it took down THE LOVE OF OUR LIFE, JLAW, at the London More  →
Get Lily's Rosy Royal Cinderella Makeup, Then Get Richard Madden

Get Lily's Rosy Royal Cinderella Makeup, Then Get Richard Madden

By Allison EmmMarch 13, 2015
When I saw Chelsea raving about the REAL PRINCESS LILY on the red carpet, I just had to recreate her gorgeous super springtime makeup look. Silvery lids, romantic rosy cheeks, and that vivid hot-pink lip. It’s the epitome of modern glamour, but you know what? It’s qui More  →
About the Author
Allison Emm

Allison Emm is a writer, illustrator, and handmade soap enthusiast hailing from Boulder, CO. She is fond of bookish and ruggedly handsome mountain men, blue spruce trees, birds of prey, starships, and yarn. See more of her high jinks at www.AllisonEmm.com, and follow her on Twitter @Allison_Emm.

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