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Ball-Dropping New Year's Eve Eye Makeup

By Allison EmmDecember 28, 2015
New Years Eve is pretty much the only acceptable time for glittery eyelids, am I riiight? (Except for prom. Or Christmas. Or random autumn times. Or attending the Hunger Games. WELL ANYWAY.) I think we can all agree that a touch of glitter is bananas fun to welcome 2016. More  →
Ball-Dropping New Year's Eve Eye Makeup

Prepare for Star Wars With Sith-Inspired Makeup (tbh There Is No Way to Prepare!)

By Allison EmmDecember 18, 2015
JUST FOR THE RECORD, IT IS STAR WARS DAY, AND THE SPARKNOTES CONTROL PANEL IS CURRENTLY BEING MANNED BY A PLUSH GRUMPY CAT TOY AND JOSH'S EASYBAKE OVEN. IT'S STAR WARS DAY! IT'S STAR WARS DAY! AND NOW: A SITH MAKEUP TUT FROM MASTER ALLISON EMM.When fashion and sci-fi collide More  →
Prepare for Star Wars With Sith-Inspired Makeup (tbh There Is No Way to Prepare!)

Xmassy Lips to Get You Kissed

By Allison EmmDecember 17, 2015
Who else is ready for some serious Christmas eats? When I sat down to do my winter makeup today, I immediately went for the sugary shimmers, toasty warm chocolates, and juicy berry shades. The finished look is toasty, smoky, and smoldering the kind of way that makes you wond More  →
Xmassy Lips to Get You Kissed

How to Get Wintry Ice Queen Eyes

By Allison EmmNovember 20, 2015
Time to embrace the freeze, you guys! Winter is almost here, so it's time to get your frosty metallic eyeshadow out and prep for those holiday parties and chilly nights. This look is all about icy cool tones: pale blue, violet, and black. OH AND BTW, this is tutorial uses 95 More  →
How to Get Wintry Ice Queen Eyes

Get Your Thanksgiving Glam On With the New Urban Decay Palette!

By Allison EmmNovember 19, 2015
The new Urban Decay Vice 4 Palette is here JUST IN TIME for cornucopia season. I thought I'd have a little fun with the orange and brown hues in this palette, and came up with this glittery, autumnal eyeshadow look. This isn't just for Thanksgiving dinner (though it's dou More  →
Get Your Thanksgiving Glam On With the New Urban Decay Palette!

How to Do a Hunger Games Capitol Up-Do!

By Allison EmmOctober 30, 2015
It's simply not enough to have extravagant Capitol makeup this Halloween. YOU MUST HAVE THE HAIR. I had a lot of fun with this 'do when I did the makeup tutorial, so I thought I'd show you how I did it. My hair is now blue. Yay for indecisiveness cleverly disguised as variet More  →
How to Do a Hunger Games Capitol Up-Do!
Hurry and Try Out This Gorgeous Capitol Cosplay Before Katniss Brings On the Revolution

Hurry and Try Out This Gorgeous Capitol Cosplay Before Katniss Brings On the Revolution

By Allison EmmOctober 29, 2015
This November, we will turn our weapons to the Capitol as we await a resolution to our lives this far in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (it's basically the biggest thing to happen to any of us). In lieu of Katniss and her posse bringing the revolution to town, now is th More  →
An Agent Carter Makeup Tutorial to Win Captain America's Heart

An Agent Carter Makeup Tutorial to Win Captain America's Heart

By Allison EmmOctober 1, 2015
This tutorial is dedicated to sparkler DoctorClaraHolmes who had the BRILLIANT idea ages ago for an Agent Carter markup look! Peggy Carter manages to rock impeccable style while sleuthing away at the Strategic Scientific Reserve in service of Tony Stark's dad and chilling wi More  →
Mermaid Eyes to Take You From the World Up There to Homecoming or Halloween

Mermaid Eyes to Take You From the World Up There to Homecoming or Halloween

By Allison EmmSeptember 28, 2015
Dearest gorgeous guppies and cutesy crab cakes, hello!Mermaids are kind of having a moment right now (as if Ariel ever went out of style), as you can see from Vanessa Hudgens and Rowan Blanchard's photo shoots. (BRB getting my hands on a tail.) I like that you can do a subtl More  →

Look Effortlessly Gorgeous with this Rosy Back-to-School Makeup Tutorial!

By Allison EmmSeptember 4, 2015
Back to school? UGH. But at least it's an excuse to get dressed everyday again, right? Just in case you were feeling a little glum about having to sit through classes again, I have a rosy, daytime-friendly makeup tutorial to cheer you up. Pinky nudes and taupe-toned neutrals More  →
Look Effortlessly Gorgeous with this Rosy Back-to-School Makeup Tutorial!
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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